News from Voluntary Arts

The Big Lunch

You are cordially invited to join our Big Lunch. On Thursday 29 September Voluntary Arts Ireland & ArtsEkta are hosting a Big Lunch as part of our Gathering & Network Day. Come along, bring something sweet if you can & enjoy a relaxed afternoon eating good food and sharing your creative news. The Big Lunch

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Training – Overcoming Barriers to Participation

Training – Overcoming Barriers to Participation From choirs to knitting circles, amateur dramatics groups to painting clubs and ceramics workshops – local arts and crafts groups, community groups & creative individuals are invited to attend a free event to learn how to encourage more people to take part in their activities. Overcoming Barriers To Participation Training Duncairn Centre for Culture and

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Socks, Pincushions & Stories

Socks, Pincushions & Stories A craft and storytelling project inspired by the craftspeople of the First World War In autumn 2015 Up For Crafts and local history project Merseyside at War launched Socks, Pincushions & Stories, a First World War centenary project which aimed to highlight the untold stories of the craftspeople who contributed to the war effort. During

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Volunteering Pledge

We are asking people to pledge to volunteer as an indication of your wish to give your time and expertise to support your local creative activities and organisation. Maybe this pledge will ignite a new interest in arts volunteering and encourage you to search out opportunities or re-connect with a group you may have supported

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May is #lovetoCREATE month!

May is #lovetoCREATE month! This month, as part of our #loveto campaign, we are bringing a whole range of creative activities together under the hashtag #lovetoCREATE, so you can contribute your creative projects and creations via social media regardless of the medium or material! This broader celebration of creativity is to coincide with Voluntary Arts Week, our annual festival

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The Bard in Barrow – celebrating Shakespeare in Cumbrian style

The Bard in Barrow – celebrating Shakespeare in Cumbrian style Knitted beards, feathered caps and quills will be flourished in Barrow for an eight-month celebration of England’s finest wordsmith. Barrow Library and Up for Arts Cumbria have secured £15,000 from Arts Council England to support The Bard in Barrow, a festival of all things Shakespearean. It launches next Saturday 23 April – Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary –

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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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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.