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  • Meet Glasgow upcyclers ‘Sew La Tea Dough’ Recently shorlisted for an Epic Award, Sew La Tea Dough is an upcycling sewing group, which meets on a Saturday morning once a month at Govanhill Baths in Glasgow. Read on to see what it’s all about, and meet some of the participants who are already benefiting from the group  . . . How it works The basic ...
  • Introducing the ‘Edinburgh Remakery’ Social enterprise Remade in Edinburgh is all about reinvention – be it an old computer or an item of clothing. So it comes as no surprise to find that the organisation has re-invented itself, opening up a brand new space bigger and better than its former premises. Based at 127 Leith Walk, ‘Edinburgh Remakery’ offers quality ...
  • Diversity in the arts – what’s your view? In terms of ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religion, age and socio-economic status, the UK is an incredibly diverse society. But do our arts organisations, artists and audiences reflect this? And if not, why not? This short Pulse survey from ArtsProfessional is an attempt to find out how those working in the arts are responding to ...

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  • 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 the First ...

 

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  • Press release: Culture Ministers congratulate 2014 Epic Award Winners 27 February 2014For immediate release  Culture Ministers congratulate 2014 Epic Award Winners  Voluntary arts achievement awarded at inspirational ceremony  A drumming group born out of the London 2012 Olympics; knitting project that transformed a Welsh town; arts festival that brought creativity to rural Scotland; and a group of poets who held recitals in their local park have all ...

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