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CultureTECH is recruiting 1000 Digital Champions

CultureTECH is recruiting 1000 Digital Champions CultureTECH Festival is looking to recruit 1,000 digital champions across the North West region. The campaign has been developed in support of the Go ON NI initiative which seeks to address the lack of digital skills across Northern Ireland.  
 
Over 50 community organisations have already signed up and are committed to recruiting in excess of […]

Belfast Pride Festival – Events from Friday 25th July – Parade on Saturday August 2nd

Belfast Pride Festival – Events from Friday 25th July – Parade on Saturday August 2nd Belfast Pride Parade keeps growing and growing, so much so that Pride have had to extend the route this year taking people along Donegall Street past the Pride Village and BOOMBLOCK Party, turning towards the City Hall before we get near the Union Street Street Party.
Come along and join the pre-parade fun from 11.00am as Belfast […]

August Craft Month in Derry

August Craft Month in Derry August Craft Month 2014 is coming up very soon! Find out what’s happening in Derry on the online programme and event listings (see below). The print programme is available from venues, Art Centres and tourist offices across NI now. Keep in touch at #augcraft14
About August Craft Month: August Craft Month is an annual celebration of […]

Our Big Gig celebrates another successful year

Our Big Gig celebrates another successful year Our Big Gig 2014 saw organisers across England and Scotland witnessing the fruits of their labour with bands and musicians drawing in big crowds at over 180 different community events.
From 11 to 13 July people turned up at a variety of unususal spaces to enjoy a wealth of amateur and professional musical performances coupled with […]

New #wellMAKING project to demonstrate how craft activities improve wellbeing

New #wellMAKING project to demonstrate how craft activities improve wellbeing

We are urging crafters to add their skills – and their thoughts – to a new project that will show how craft activities can improve wellbeing by involving participants in the fun, connected, sensory and mindful process of making things.
The #wellMAKING Craftivists Garden is asking people from across the UK to knit, crochet and […]

Downsize this summer at Ffotogallery!

Take part in one of Ffotogallery‘s family workshops and try downsizing this summer!   Imagine, create and photograph your own miniature world, with yourself at the centre of the action.  Using  found objects, cutting, pasting, and playing with scale, you can make your own final print to take home.
Downsize will be held on Saturday 19 July […]

Calling all aspiring and established writers and actors in the Borders

Calling all aspiring and established writers and actors in the Borders Held monthly, ‘Page to Stage’ gives aspiring and established actors and writers an opportunity to get together, inspire and encourage each other, and hone their creative skills and abilities.
The sessions are led by actors and writers for actors and writers, to encourage and develop scripts. Each month, a script (be it for theatre, screen or radio) […]

Environmental art tribute to Edinburgh youth worker

Environmental art tribute to Edinburgh youth worker A memorial to an Edinburgh photographer and youth worker has been unveiled at Edinburgh’s Craigmillar Library.
Created by Mark Carr  and Helen Stephenson of Craigmillar Arts and Environment Project,  the image of Sandra George was made from over 3,000 plastic bottle tops, with assistance from local volunteers. 
For Carr, the artwork serves two purposes – to honour […]

Martha Kearney appointed patron of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award

Martha Kearney appointed patron of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award The Poetry Society has announced that broadcaster and journalist Martha Kearney has been appointed patron of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award. Martha takes over from acclaimed poet Ian MacMillan as the Award’s second celebrity patron in its prestigious 17 year history.
The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award is the world’s largest […]

New writing and artwork sought for North-East Scotland publication

New writing and artwork sought for North-East Scotland publication Pushing Out the Boat,  North-East Scotland’s magazine of new writing and the visual arts, has put out its latest call for submissions.
The volunteer-run magazine of poems, stories and art work celebrates the region’s future and literary, visual and linguistic history and provides opportunities for local writers and artists – particularly first-time published – to have […]
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: 54 Manor Place, Edinburgh EH3 7EH, Scotland, UK.