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Artists wanted for new BBC series

Artists wanted for new BBC series Area: UK Closing date: Friday 10 June 2016 Would you like to receive intensive tuition to unlock your potential and improve your painting skills? Do you think that with the right coaching and inspiration you could become a truly great artist? BBC One is looking for amateur painters to take part in an exciting new

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Community Channel launches Wonderland series

Community Channel launches Wonderland series Community Channel are pleased to announce Wonderland, an original six-part series, with the support of Arts Council England, exploring how participants and audiences experience the world of art and the positive effects arts have within our community. The series will articulate and increase awareness of its activity, engaging new audiences to take part. The series

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Nominate a choir for the 2016 Chorus Awards

Nominate a choir for the 2016 Chorus Awards Deadline for nominations: Friday 13 May 2016 Back for the second year, the Chorus Awards celebrate the achievements of Scotland’s choirs. These Awards are not about the best singing, the biggest audiences or the most perfect performances, but about the people and stories behind the scenes: the things that make choirs such wonderful places to

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How does it feel to . . . bang an African drum?

How does it feel to . . . bang an African drum? We spoke to members of Stranraer-based drumming group, Drum For Fun to find out how it feels to be part of their group. Here’s what a few of them said . . .                     See what the rest of the members thought at our #LoveTo photo gallery
 

Glasgow CraftBomb spreads its wings

Glasgow CraftBomb spreads its wings Starting life as a display in a primary school playground during Voluntary Arts Week, the newly named ‘Interfest’ will this year spread out across the Garnethill area of Glasgow. We catch up with co-ordinator Adela Quinn to find out what they’ve been up to and how others can get involved . . . What are your

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Aberdeenshire venue ‘grows’ a Woollen Woods

Aberdeenshire venue ‘grows’ a Woollen Woods Woodend Barn in Aberdeenshire is known for being a hotbed of creativity and cultural activity – but the next few months will see the venue really coming into bloom. Launched as part of Voluntary Arts Week, the Woollen Woods @ Woodend Barn will feature hundreds of colourful creations inspired by the natural world. Coordinated by

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Musselburgh riverside spectacular – participants wanted

Musselburgh riverside spectacular – participants wanted   Area: Musselburgh, East Lothian On Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 July, as a fitting finale to a week of activities celebrating the Musselburgh Riding of the Marches 2016, there will be a performance on the river banks and upon the River Esk itself. The event will be a spectacular event comprising drama, dance, music

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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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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.