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RawFfest 2016

Original, quirky and daring, RawFfest showcases the best of youth arts today. It is planned and programmed by young people for young people. The first festival will take place from 18th – 21st August in Newport. More details on our lovely new website here:

Cultural Commissioning Toolkits

The Cultural Commissioning Programme has collated a range of resources on cultural commissioning for those wanting to engage in public service commissioning and for commissioners such as local authorities, clinical commissioning groups, NHS and others wanting to work with arts and cultural providers. A range of toolkits are available on specific areas at: • Cultural […]

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Norwich Fringe Festival launches


Just a quick post to let eastern region members know that Norwich Fringe Festival is starting in Saturday 5 October and running till the 19th October, alongside Norwich Sound and Vision, a three-day music and media industry convention and music festival and the Norfolk and Norwich Architects Festival. There’s also Norfolk Black History […]

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The Epic Awards are open for nominations

The Epic Awards are an initiative of Voluntary Arts, and since 2010 have been shining a light on the diversity of amateur arts and crafts activity. The 2014 Epic Awards are now open for entry, and AD:uk are once more offering a free one-year membership to all 4 award winners for 2014. From singing to […]

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Epic Awards open to amateur arts & crafts groups

Voluntary Arts is proud to announce that the Epic Awards 2013 are now open for entries. The Epic Awards are open to all amateur art and craft groups in the UK and Republic of Ireland and they are free to enter. The search is on to find winners from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales who […]

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Free Community Arts Training

A great opportunity for artists!

Open to creative practitioners in any field within South Wales, this Training will provide an overview of community arts practice, including current policy and agenda developments. It will assist artists in; How to write funding bids & pitch ideas; Effective delivery techniques; Access, equality & child protection issues; Preparing risk […]

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CASE Local Culture and Heritage Profiles

The new CASE Local Culture & Heritage Profile Tool is a quick and easy way to get hold of a range of data useful to anyone working in local cultural and heritage-related policy making. Building upon the success of Sport England’s Local Sport Profile Tool, the Culture and Heritage Tool is a free resource that […]

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Remember Filey

Butlin’s holiday camps have played a major part in the lives of many ordinary British people. Before the rise of package holidays, and worldwide travel, Butlins afforded an annual chance to relax, to socialise, meet new people,and have fun.

This article by Samantha Schneider, Arts Development Worker at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, describes an […]

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What The Dickens?

Claire Bigley, Drama and Literature Officer for Halton Borough Council describes the developing work of the Halton Actors in Residence (HAIR) and the growing impact they have had on communities and drama lovers in the North West of England.

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Back to the Future – Film in the Community

This article by Kay Ogilvie, Derbyshire Film fieldworker, describes how the tradition of cinema going can be sustained in small towns and villages and the positive effect this has on social cohesion.

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