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Why the arts matter in Northern Ireland: 3

Why the arts matter in Northern Ireland: 3 Throughout December, in support of the Arts Council 13p campaign, we are finding out why people involved in all walks of life in Northern Ireland think the Arts matter. Today we are interviewing Victoria Lagan of Victoria Lagan Dance & Drama, who runs a business solely dedicated to the arts.
1) Can you tell us about your […]

Hunt is on for the Scottish Charities of the Year

Hunt is on for the Scottish Charities of the Year Deadline: Wednesday 13 March 2015
Run by SCVO (Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations), the Scottish Charity Awards highlight some of the amazing achievements which have taken place in the charity sector during the past year.
There are five categories which you can enter:
Charity of the year – An organisation which has achieved in every area of its work
Celebrating […]

Could your group be this year’s Scotland Epic Award winner?

Could your group be this year’s Scotland Epic Award winner? 2014 Scotland Epic Award winners, Braemar Creative Arts Festival
Nominations open: 12 January 2015
Nominations close: 16 March 2015
From singing to knitting, theatre to painting, each year thousands of volunteer-led amateur groups across Scotland provide regular opportunities for people to take part in local creative cultural activities. The Epic Awards celebrate their achievements.
Run by Voluntary […]

Survey on Edinburgh’s cultural life needs your input

Survey on Edinburgh’s cultural life needs your input Deadline: 8 January 2015
Following a recent meeting in Edinburgh, ‘Desire Lines’ has been set up to explore the city’s cultural life and how it could be improved for all.
A short survey is one of several ways in which they are collecting people’s thoughts – and they want you to get involved.
Edinburgh is recognised as […]

Avoid event clashes with the Culture Diary

Avoid event clashes with the Culture Diary The Culture Diary is a free events schedule from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport that helps you prevent clashes and collaborate with other organisations.
It is for any cultural organisation, from small independent organisations to major national institutions, and includes art, dance, design, museums, music, theatre, and much more. Benefits of using the Culture […]

People Dancing – the new name for the Foundation for Community Dance

People Dancing – the new name for the Foundation for Community Dance As announced at its recent international conference, the Foundation for Community Dance has relaunched as People Dancing. This marks the beginning of a new phase of development for the organisation, which will include some exciting changes to its programmes and activities.
The new name is being introduced over the next few months, with the transition complete […]

Survey on amateur productions of Shakespeare

Dr Stephen Purcell, an academic at the University of Warwick, is writing about amateur productions of Shakespeare for a major new book, The Shakespearean World (to be published by Routledge next year). Stephen is inviting anybody who is involved in any type of amateur theatre group to complete the following survey (which should take no […]

Pianist Barry Douglas makes his point over Stormont cuts to arts in the Belfast Telegraph

Pianist Barry Douglas makes his point over Stormont cuts to arts in the Belfast Telegraph World-famous classical pianist and conductor Barry Douglas has joined the star line-up calling on Stormont to save our arts.
He is the latest celebrity to back the Arts Council Northern Ireland’s No More Cuts To The Arts campaign.
The Camerata Ireland director highlighted the contribution the arts make to life in Northern Ireland: “The value of arts […]

Photography Symposium from the Foyle Theatre with Honeycomb

Photography Symposium from the Foyle Theatre with Honeycomb This photography symposium is hosted by Honeycomb – Creative Works in collaboration with the Centre for Media Research at Ulster University, North West Regional College and the VOID Art Gallery.
This is a free event. Use #HCSkills for tweets!
Keynote Address: Jess Hurd
Symposium Programme
13:00 Buffet Lunch and Registration 13:30 Opening Remarks from Honeycomb – Creative Works and the […]

Contestants wanted for ‘Britain’s Best Potter’

Contestants wanted for ‘Britain’s Best Potter’ Deadline: 4 January 2015, midnight
Love Productions, the makers of ‘The Great British Bake Off’ and ‘The Great British Sewing Bee’, are on the hunt for a new kind of talent… ‘Britain’s Best Potter’.
Do you live and breathe pottery? Fancy your chances in a nationwide talent search?
Love Productions is scouring the country for experienced amateurs […]
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