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Our Big Gig: Biggest national celebration of music in communities to take place this summer

11th – 14th July

Our Big Gig, which takes place from 11th–14thJuly, will see the whole country celebrate and enjoy music, showcase new and existing talent and increase participation in music making. From school halls to concert halls-local communities and event organisers are being encouraged to get together, pick up instruments […]

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Epic Awards open to amateur arts & crafts groups

The Epic Awards 2013 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 can demonstrate that they have achieved something Epic – whether that’s improving life in their […]

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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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ACE announces Music Education Hubs

Arts Council England has announced the nationwide network of 122 music education hubs that will play a key role in ensuring that every child has the opportunity to experience a high quality music education. £171 million of funding will support the network of hubs between August 2012 and March 2015. The awards have been made […]

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Voluntary Arts Week set to liven up the UK’s windows

Taking place across the UK and Republic of Ireland, Voluntary Arts Week is a chance for amateur arts and crafts groups to show off their activities and encourage others to join them. From 12 – 20 May 2012, Voluntary Arts are asking everyone to display something in their window that celebrates the art or craft […]

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Get involved with Voluntary Arts Week 2012

From 12 – 20 May, Voluntary Arts Week will celebrate the wide range of amateur arts and craft activity taking place across the UK and Republic of Ireland – and encourage more people to join in. There are two ways individuals, groups and organisations can get involved:

‘What’s in your Window?’ – VAN are […]

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DCMS Meta-Evaluation of the Impact of the Games

DCMS are running a meta-evaluation of the impact of the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, which will focus on bringing together a broad range of primary research and evaluation. The meta-evaluation will pull together the results of evaluations of individual legacy programmes, projects and initiatives, and use these along with additional research to […]

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Voluntary Arts Week

Taking place across the UK and Republic of Ireland, Voluntary Arts Week is a chance for amateur arts and crafts groups to show off their activities – and encourage other people to join them. From 12 – 20 May 2012, VAN are asking everyone to hang something in their window to celebrate the art or […]

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New Talent from Pontypridd: Ladies Love a Superhero

Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council’s SONIG Youth Music Industry programme, funded by Fframwaith (the Children and Young People’s Partnership in RCT), have been working with the band Ladies Love a Superhero to nurture their talent and develop their creative industries skills. Pontypridd’s new bright young things, Ladies Love a Superhero, are currently riding high […]

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The Arts & Saving Taxpayers Money

For every pound invested in the arts projects working with offenders there is a £4.50 return in the reduction of reoffending rates, according to the new Arts Alliance report, Unlocking Value. In the case of the organisation Only Connect, expected rates of reoffending among those the charity works with have fallen by more than half, […]

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