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North Lanarkshire’s ‘Voluntary Sector Oscars’ are fast approaching – get your nominations in . . .

Deadline: 16 September 2016 Better known as the VOSCARS – North Lanarkshire’s annual awards recognise the outstanding efforts of local volunteers, voluntary sector organisations and champions of the community. Get your nomination’s in to Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire before Friday 16 September to show your support and celebrate the volunteers making a difference in your community . . .

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Love film? Have your say in the BFI’s future

Love film? Have your say in the BFI’s future Deadline: Thursday 8 September 2016 The British Film Institute is developing its strategy for 2017 – 2022, and they need your input. One of their current priorities, which they hope to continue in the future, is expanding education and learning opportunities, to encourage people to have a life-long relationship with film. And new themes for

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Inter-generational dance company looking for new members

Inter-generational dance company looking for new members Area: Glasgow Are you aged between 7-90 years old? Do you love to dance? Would you like to dance, meet new people and have the opportunity to perform? Following the success of Barrowland Ballet’s previous inter-generational participatory dance projects, including Bunty & Doris and The River, the company has decided to start its very own free inter-generational company, led

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New Gaelic song resource available for free

New Gaelic song resource available for free Fèisean nan Gàidheal has created a new song resource researched and created by young Gaelic singers. ‘Fuaran’ was produced with financial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Young Roots scheme, and has resulted in a new educational resource distributed on CD free of charge to fèisean, schools, arts organisations, heritage groups and libraries. Twenty two songs have been

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Oldest brass band seeks support for youngest players

Oldest brass band seeks support for youngest players Scotland’s oldest brass band, Langholm Town Band formed in 1815 and is currently investing in its future by purchasing instruments for its junior band. With trombones costing £3,000 and tubas a staggering £8,000 they’re busy fundraising in various ways. The Band has secured funding from the Holywood Trust for over £18,500, but only on the condition they

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New pack to help older people participate in creative arts

New pack to help older people participate in creative arts Scotland’s care homes are being encouraged to support older people to enjoy and participate in the creative arts. That was the message from the Care Inspectorate, Scotland’s social care scrutiny and improvement body, as it launched a major campaign to ensure people living in care homes are able to enjoy the creative arts. A new

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Scottish walking route raises funds for cultural projects

Scottish walking route raises funds for cultural projects One of Scotland’s greatest long distance walking routes, the Cateran Trail, has secured funding of £180,000 to run three exciting and wide-reaching cultural projects. The money, raised by Cateran’s Common Wealth, will focus on the history, heritage and archaeology of the Cateran Trail in the following ways: The Story of the Cateran Trail in 100 Objects – People who live and

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Arts & Business Scotland Awards – open for nominations

Arts & Business Scotland Awards – open for nominations Deadline: Friday 30 September 2016 Arts & Business Scotland is inviting nominations for its 30th Annual Awards which  will be held in Glasgow in March 2017. The annual event celebrates outstanding collaborations between the business and cultural sectors. This year’s categories are: People Placemaking Innovation Enterprise International Business Creativity Enterprising Museum Fundraising Excellence For more information, visit

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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.