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Liverpool Culture Directory: Culture Means Business

This directory is designed to connect you with the cultural organisations of Liverpool by outlining the products and services they can provide. The directory contains a host of world class and cutting edge organisations that offer innovative, creative and practical services, available for commissions, projects and collaborations. The guide includes contact details, case studies and […]

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Our Cultural Commons: A national conversation about local culture has just begun

Where was your first cultural experience? And where will be your last? Chances are the answer to both those questions will be ‘close to home’.

Our Cultural Commons is a new national conversation about local cultural infrastructure – what works, what doesn’t, how and where it thrives – and how it could reach its full […]

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Our Cultural Commons – Initial scoping: a call for examples & case studies

Voluntary Arts and Arts Development UK are both organisations committed to supporting local cultural and creative activity. They have joined together to initiate a national conversation about how communities and organisations can and do collaborate and work together to ensure effective and sustainable cultural spaces, networks, facilities and resources for themselves. They want to start […]

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Voluntary Arts Week – the countdown begins

This year’s Voluntary Arts Week will take place from 9 to 18 May – so it’s time to think about how you could get involved! Voluntary Arts Week is an annual celebration of cultural creativity. It’s a way of showcasing what’s already happening across the UK and Republic of Ireland – and encouraging others to […]

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Cultural planning guidance provided in new Government online Planning Practice Guidance

The Culture in Planning Alliance (CiPA) is delighted that the new online Planning Practice Guidance published on 06 March 2014 and introduced by Nick Boles MP in his written ministerial statement includes new references to guide the development of culture in local plans and plan-making. CiPA is very pleased that many of its recommendations during […]

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The role of culture & leisure in improving health & wellbeing

Chief Cultural & Leisure Officers Association (cCLOA) have published a guidance document that aims to help commissioners and providers of culture and leisure services in England understand and engage more effectively and collaboratively with this key agenda. The report has been commissioned through the National Leisure and Culture Forum (NLCF) and has been supported by […]

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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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New ACW Report on Arts & Education

A new report on the way the arts and education sectors work together in Wales, including all forms of support for the arts in school has been launched by the Arts Council of Wales. The joint review, commissioned by the Welsh Government is the first to look in depth at the inter-relationship between the arts […]

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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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Don’t be Afraid to Sing – a session for all those working with older people in care and residential settings

Don’t be afraid to sing! Monday 2nd September, 2pm- 5pm (latest). The Studio, Mansfield Central Library, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.

A session for all those working with older people in care and residential settings. Singing has many health benefits: it can help to combat loneliness and isolation, and stimulates memory. Singing together can help mental and physical […]

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