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Could you be a Voluntary Arts Week Blogger?

Could you be a Voluntary Arts Week Blogger? Area: UK and Republic of Ireland Deadline: 6-15 May Keen to discover creative groups in your area and share your experience? Hundreds of events are already listed on the Voluntary Arts Week website, from pop-up performances and Woollen Woods installations, to ‘come and try’ music workshops and art exhibitions – we want to visit as

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission launch #LivingMemory Project

Commonwealth War Graves Commission launch #LivingMemory Project The Living Memory project remembers the forgotten front – the 300,000 war graves or commemorations right here in the UK. On the centenary of the Battle of the Somme the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), in partnership with Big Ideas Company, is asking the public in the British Isles to re-connect with the war dead buried

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Competition opens to host Great Exhibition of the North

Competition opens to host Great Exhibition of the North Towns and cities across the North East, North West and Yorkshire are invited to bid to put on the two-month exhibition, which will celebrate the best of art, culture and design across the northern regions. The Government is contributing £5 million towards the exhibition itself and a further £15 million into a legacy fund to

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Join the Big Dance 2016 at Trafalgar Square

Join the Big Dance 2016 at Trafalgar Square Area: London Deadline: Sunday 22 April 2016 Big Dance is a biennial festival of people dancing led by the Mayor of London in partnership with People Dancing and the Big Dance Hubs, a network of leading dance organisations across the UK. Big Dance began in 2006 with biennial editions, where Big Dance 2012 was the UK’s

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Calling avid knitters and knitting newbies! Some events and links that may be of interest . . .

Calling avid knitters and knitting newbies! Some events and links that may be of interest . . . Inspired by #lovetoKNIT – the #LoveTo creative campaign for April, we catch-up with Glenrothes Knit & Crochet Club and share our pick of upcoming events and useful links that are certain to get your needles clicking. Read on for information on how to find a knitting group in your area, plus details of Yarn Shop Day, plus lots of woolly workshops and events

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Join us at the next Tramway Local event to talk collaboration, community and Voluntary Arts Week – 10 May

Join us at the next Tramway Local event to talk collaboration, community and Voluntary Arts Week – 10 May Area: Tramway, Glasgow Date: 6pm, 10 May 2016 In this third edition of the Tramway Local discussion series, local groups are invited to share their plans for the summer months and share updates on any collaborative projects that have developed out of previous meetings. Voluntary Arts Scotland will be in attendance, showcasing the Voluntary Arts Week programme, and will be on hand

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The Arts How To

Each month Arts Development Agencies across Northern Ireland are sharing the best online resources to help you develop yourself and your creative projects. This month is the first in the Arts How To series and the theme is Delivering Arts Activity – vital things you’ll need to know and think about as you are putting on

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Have your say and help make culture count in the run-up to the 2016 Scottish Parliament elections! 

Have your say and help make culture count in the run-up to the 2016 Scottish Parliament elections!  In the run-up to the 2016 Scottish Parliament elections, the Culture Hustings will see representatives from the political parties debate their cultural policies. The Culture Hustings, coordinated by Culture Counts, are a chance to directly question our politicians and hear their answers on the future of culture in Scotland. The Culture Hustings will take place

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Voluntary Arts is the operating name of The Voluntary Arts Network (VAN) which is registered in Scotland as Company No. 139147 and Charity No. SC020345. Registered Office: The Creative Exchange, 29 Constitution Street, Edinburgh EH6 7BS.