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Get creative with your camera this July . . .

Get creative with your camera this July . . . Inspired by #lovetoPHOTO this July, we share some info on how to find your local Camera Club and give a run-down of upcoming photography competitions and events that invite you to get creative with your camera. With access to camera phones on the rise, the influx of free photo editing apps, growing interest in local Camera

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World Record at Community Fair in Cumbria

A community arts festival in Ulverston got 1,186 people to join a World Record attempt to stage the ‘largest ever shaving cream pie fight’ – totally smashing Belfast’s 2015 record of 869. A true moment of community joy & silliness. A local college put together a video of the efforts which you can see here:

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Den building for all ages at Architecture Fringe Festival

Den building for all ages at Architecture Fringe Festival Area: Glasgow If you thought den building was a dim and distant memory from childhood, think again. The Architecture Fringe Festival is giving everyone – adults and children – a chance to help build a den village. TinkerTown offers a rare chance for people of all ages to build creative temporary structures, as well as

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Hundreds get behind Glasgow WWI knitting project

Hundreds get behind Glasgow WWI knitting project After many months of effort, the SOCK knitting project in Glasgow is coming to fruition. SOCK (Somme Observed Community Knitting) set out to commemorate the involvement of the Glasgow Pals Battalions in the Battle of the Somme during World War One, by putting together over 3,000 knitted or crocheted squares (one for each member of the three Battalions)

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New score for choirs commemorates WWI

New score for choirs commemorates WWI Memorial Ground is a new piece of choral music by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang, composed to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme in a very special way. Lang has created a piece of music that enables people to voice their own response: singing groups of all sizes and abilities can customise

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Culture at the Scottish Parliament – who’s doing what?

Culture at the Scottish Parliament – who’s doing what? Following some restructuring at the Scottish Parliament, here’s what’s happening with regards to culture and volunteering . . . Committees Members of the ‘Europe and External Relations Committee‘ will now also deal with culture and tourism issues. The Convenor is Joan McAlpine MSP. You can read more about this Committee here. Cross-Party Groups CPGs provide an opportunity

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Help Euan’s Guide grow by adding a disabled access review

Help Euan’s Guide grow by adding a disabled access review Euan’s Guide is the disabled access review website and app that aims to ‘remove the fear of the unknown’ and inspire people to try new places. Every review on Euan’s Guide helps disabled people get a clearer picture of what accessibility is like in restaurants, shops, attractions and more, around the UK and beyond. There

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Meet Glasgow upcyclers ‘Sew La Tea Dough’

Meet Glasgow upcyclers ‘Sew La Tea Dough’ Recently shorlisted for an Epic Award, Sew La Tea Dough is an upcycling sewing group, which meets on a Saturday morning once a month at Govanhill Baths in Glasgow. Read on to see what it’s all about, and meet some of the participants who are already benefiting from the group  . . . How it

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Introducing the ‘Edinburgh Remakery’

Introducing the ‘Edinburgh Remakery’ Social enterprise Remade in Edinburgh is all about reinvention – be it an old computer or an item of clothing. So it comes as no surprise to find that the organisation has re-invented itself, opening up a brand new space bigger and better than its former premises. Based at 127 Leith Walk, ‘Edinburgh Remakery’ offers

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Diversity in the arts – what’s your view?

Diversity in the arts – what’s your view? In terms of ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religion, age and socio-economic status, the UK is an incredibly diverse society. But do our arts organisations, artists and audiences reflect this? And if not, why not? This short Pulse survey from ArtsProfessional is an attempt to find out how those working in the arts are responding

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