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Seven fantastic Scottish groups looking for your vote!

Seven fantastic Scottish groups looking for your vote! Deadline: Monday 18 May 2015
The 2015 Epic Awards shortlist has been announced, and seven fantastic Scottish arts groups are looking for your vote in the People’s Choice Award.
Here’s who made it onto this year’s Scotland Epic Award shortlist:
Clydeside Singers – Greenock-based choir for ages 50+ known for its joyous performances at local care homes and hospitals.
DD8 […]
 

May is for everyone who loves films

May is for everyone who loves films
May is the month for all you movie lovers and filmmakers as #LovetoFILM kicks off across the UK and R.Ireland.   There are lots of ways to get creative and join in the fun.  Check out our list below 

1)  Recreate your favourite film 
Everyone has a favourite movie scene, this May we want to see […]
 

Announcement of Love To DANCE Micro-Grants Fund – Dance Resource Base & Voluntary Arts Ireland

Announcement of Love To DANCE Micro-Grants Fund – Dance Resource Base & Voluntary Arts Ireland The Love To Dance Fund is a new initiative from Dance Resource Base and Voluntary Arts Ireland to foster excellence by providing dance teachers and facilitators with small grants of financial assistance to help with accessing best practice training opportunities outside of Northern Ireland.
The Fund is now open for applications.
How will the Fund work?
Dance teachers […]
 

Epic Awards shortlist announced and People’s Choice voting opened

Epic Awards shortlist announced and People’s Choice voting opened The Epic Awards shortlist has been announced for 2015, with a stellar line-up of 32 fantastic volunteer-led creative cultural groups from the length and breadth of the UK and Republic of Ireland on show!
Judging is now taking place by expert panels of judges, and a winner and runner up in each national category will be […]
 

Volunteering In the Arts Toolkit Training

When: 13 May 2015, 1pm to 3pm
Where: Tamworth Assembly Rooms, Corporation Street, Tamworth B79 7DN
This FREE training session for small to medium amateur arts and craft groups will give groups the necessary skills/experience to recruit, retain and support volunteers and also introduce them to the work of Voluntary Arts and Tamworth Volunteer Centre.  The […]
 

#LovetoKNIT: Giant Pants at the Giant’s Causeway

#LovetoKNIT: Giant Pants at the Giant’s Causeway In a unique historical find, historians at the Giants Causeway have happened on a huge pair of wooly underpants which they believe once belonged to infamous Ulster Giant Finn McCool, proving once and for all that he was, in fact, very big. Now the Giant’s Causeway are opening their doors to any who would like […]
 

Planning for financial sustainability – free training Llandrindod 28 May

Planning for Financial Sustainability is a free workshop for those involved in running amateur/voluntary creative cultural groups.
This workshop is aimed at those who are involved with amateur/voluntary creative cultural groups e.g. groups who meet to participate in activities such as dance, singing, painting, photography etc
By the end of the workshop, participants will:
Understand what ‘’being financially sustainable’ […]
 

Voluntary Arts Week it’s getting closer . . . !

Voluntary Arts Week it’s getting closer . . . ! With spring in the air we’re gearing up to Voluntary Arts Week (15-24 May) and are excited to see lots of creative events being added to the Voluntary Arts Week website.
From the grand unveiling of the Arran #WoollenWoods and a woodland-themed CraftBomb in Blair Atholl to Tango Dancing taster classes in Annan and an Open Stage event in Govanhill.
There’s still […]
 

The Peoples’ Republic of Creativity

A new state is being established in Derry-Londonderry this May​ – one made entirely from cardboard, built by local people and with it’s own cardboard rules 
The Peoples’ Republic of Creativity will take place during Voluntary Arts Week (www.voluntaryartsweek.org) on the 23 & 24 May which will for a short period turn the Verbal Arts […]
 

All You Knit Is Love

All You Knit Is Love April is shaping up to be a woolderfully colourful month as #LovetoKNIT launches across the UK and R.Ireland inviting people of all ages and abilities to share their love of knitting and crocheting with each other and the world.
As yarnbombs and craftbombs have exploded into the public mainstream in the last few years the popularity […]
 
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