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The Big Lunch

You are cordially invited to join our Big Lunch.  On Thursday 29th September Voluntary Arts Ireland & ArtsEkta are hosting a Big Lunch as part of our Gathering & Network Day. Come along, bring something sweet if you can & enjoy a relaxed afternoon eating good food and sharing your creative news. The Big Lunch

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Open Call for older musicians – Over The Hill

Open Call for older musicians – Over The Hill Area: Belfast Deadline: Ongoing Over The Hill is a music collective which provides a platform for older people interested in trying out or getting back into music. They run a monthly event that offers welcoming, open and encouraging performance opportunities, plus mentoring and regular talks from music industry professionals. It is run entirely by volunteers and

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Catch up with Epic Award Winners The Hermit Collective

Catch up with Epic Award Winners The Hermit Collective   Epic Award winner The Hermit Collective continue to do amazing work since the award. We catch up with them on what they’ve been up to over the summer! “Over the summer we have been busy doing all sorts of different things. Some of the members (led by sculptor Chris Warburton) built a kids area -and

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Invitation to Gypsy, Roma & Traveller Arts & Culture event

Invitation to Gypsy, Roma & Traveller Arts & Culture event The Romani Cultural & Arts Company has announced that the Gypsy, Roma & Traveller Arts & Culture National Symposium II will take place in Swansea in January 2017. A variety of speakers with diverse areas of expertise will discuss with the audience the contemporary climate of Gypsy, Roma & Traveller (GRT) arts and the wider

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Art. Inclusion. Opportunity. Meet Celf-Able

Art. Inclusion. Opportunity. Meet Celf-Able Are you a disabled artist in Powys?  Would you like to meet and work with other disabled artists and share and learn from each other? Celf-Able is a new art group and network by and for disabled artists in Powys and across Wales. If you’d like to find out more, their next meeting will be

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Belfast – City as a Gallery

City as A Gallery in Belfast will be running from September to November 2016 bringing the city alive and involving everyone. Art isn’t just something that is found in galleries. Art is everywhere. You can find it on our streets, in our parks, on the buildings that surround us. It is what helps give Belfast its unique

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Call for Entries – short prose competition

Call for Entries – short prose competition Area: England Deadline: Tuesday 15 November 2016 Are you a prose writer? Do you write fiction, memoir, creative non-fiction? Do you enjoy life-writing? Then enter your work for the Words And Women writing competition. National prize: £1,000 & a month’s writing residency provided by Hosking Houses Trust. Winners & twenty shortlisted entries will be published

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