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newsletter 30 November 2007

This newsletter carries opportunities, events and training listings. Please send any information you would like to be included to: Arts in the Peak The Flat Town Hall Bath Street Bakewell DE45 1BX Tel: 01629 810122 email: artsinthepeak@msn.com.

Arts in the Peak NEWS 1. Thank you to members

It was nice to see –and in some cases meet - some of you at the AiP social last month and we hope it was as pleasant and interesting for you as it was for us. We‟ll keep you posted about other social and networking events in the New Year, but thanks to those who took the trouble to attend on what was a fairly wet and miserable November evening.

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Poet Laureate of the Peak

Poetic about the Peak? Show your verse-ability. Peak poets are being invited to celebrate the dramatic landscape of the Peak District. The first Poet Laureate of the Peak, Alec Rapkin, has completed two years as the Poet Laureate, writing 25 poems during his tenure. Now we are looking for his successor, and the competition is being launched to find a poet who can express the unique spirit of the National Park, and what it means to live, work or visit there. Organised by Arts in the Peak and supported by the Peak District National Park

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Authority, the competition aims to find a local writer who inspires a deeper appreciation of the landscape, its moods, influence and heritage. David Gilbert, of Arts in the Peak, said: “The judges will be looking for someone with a distinctive poetic voice and an aesthetic vision of the Peak District. The first laureate has been a great success, producing powerful and evocative work during the last two years, which has been published on the Arts in the Peak and Peak Park websites. We hope we can find another inspirational writer to fill this honorary and prestigious role, reflecting both this remarkable landscape and the best of the area's artistic endeavour.” The closing date is 18 January 2008, and the judges are local poet and heritage architect John Sewell, author and professor of English Literature Neil Roberts, and Derbyshire Literature Officer Ali Batteridge. The post will be for two years. Entrants must be 18 or over on the closing date, and they must have lived in, worked in, or regularly visited the Peak District over the past three years. Their entries must be of three poems, written in the last two years, at least two of which should be inspired by the Peak District. Poems may be handwritten, typed or on tape, but name, address, phone number and eligibility details must be on a separate sheet. Leaflets giving full details should be available from local libraries or tourist information centres. The address for entries is Poet Laureate of the Peak Competition, Arts in the Peak, The Flat, Town Hall, Bath Street, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1BX. Further information is available on the http://www.artsinthepeak.co.uk by calling mailto:artsinthepeak@msn.com. Arts in 01629 the Peak website 810122 or e-mail

This is one of two current poetry initiatives in the area: Derbyshire County Council also has a Derbyshire Poet Laureate, River Wolton. Visit http://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/leisure/arts_entertainment/literature_development/ derbyshire_poet_laureate/ for further information.

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View from the Top Christmas Fairs 2007

View from the Top Christmas Fairs 2007 Christmas 2007 will be an exciting time at View from the Top Gallery with two weekends and three weekdays of arts and designer made craft fairs featuring work from AiP member Sue Mulroy, among many others. Saturday 15 (9am-5pm) and Sunday 16 December (10.30am-4pm) Wednesday 19 December (11am-9pm) Thursday 20 and Friday 21 December (10am-8pm)

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Saturday 22 (9am-5pm) and Sunday 23 December (10.30am-4pm) With up to 24 tables of unique designer made gifts, from millinery to ironwork to photography,paintings, baby clothes, wooden gifts, textiles and jewellery. Entry is Free with full disabled access. View From The Top Gallery 4th Floor Waterstones Bookstore 1-5 Bridlesmith Gate Nottingham www.viewfromthetop.co.uk

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The STUDIO61 Christmas and New Year Exhibition

Karina Goodman

What: Where: When:

The STUDIO61 Christmas and New Year Exhibition STUDIO61, The Coach House, Lea Nr Matlock DE4 5GJ To 20 December

To continue its exhibition programme STUDIO61 presents a colourful and varied Winter exhibition including Design Factory member Alison Yule Textiles, Eileen Turner Wildlife, Jenny Mather, Janice Allen, Naomi Greaves and AiP member Karina Goodman. On display will be textiles, oils, acrylics, watercolours, mixed media, photography and print making. The Craft Shop adjacent to the gallery is now bursting with unusual quality gifts for Christmas not available on the high street. New to the Gallery is Rachel Helen Designs. As a member of The British Jewellery Association Rachel specialises in unusual one off pieces, all hallmarked with each piece being unique and highly desirable. I hope you can find time in your busy schedule to pop in and support the Derbyshire artists, designers and makers.

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Pete Simpson Exhibition of new digital images at the Medway

To 17 December Album Using digital montage and inspired by a fascination with old photographs, this work represents a transition from conventional black and white printing to digital by combining old photographs with contemporary digital images. This transition causes dramatic temporal and contextual shifts as well as commenting on the current nature of photography and my own involvement within it. A Letter From Poperinge Digital montages inspired by a trip to the battlefields of World War I. The Medway Centre is a multi-use space therefore telephoning on 01629 813638 to confirm access is advised before visiting the exhibition.

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A Bunch of Fives

Arts in the Peak member Jo Bell is an organizer and performer in Bunch of Fives to 22 January 2008. Literature steps off the page and into the ring as five Cheshire writers give you a feisty session of spoken word. Verses that will make you laugh out loud, cry into your beer or contemplate the universe. Bunch of Fives will provoke, arouse and tickle you – for around a fiver, in a venue just up the road, usually with a bar. What more do you want? Tickets around £5 (£6 in places) and worth every penny. Friday 30 November, 7.30pm, Great Budworth Village Hall – 01606 891019 Tuesday 22 January, 7.30pm, Keele University – 01782 584 169 or email j.kershaw@uso.keele.ac.uk Also coming to other venues. To be updated call 07914 721087 and leave your name, number and/or email address. Visit www.belljar.co.uk to see our Bunch of Fives page – or sign up to our mailing list on belljar@hotmail.co.uk.

OTHER NEWS

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newsletter 30 November 2007
Creative Launchpad funding to cease

Unfortunately for those based in Nottingham, Christmas isn‟t all good news. Creative Launchpad‟s funding ceases at the end of the year, and as yet we haven‟t secured any additional funds to keep the service up and running. We‟re trying our best to find some means of continuing to provide a service that I‟m sure most of you would agree is very valuable to those working in the Creative Industries. We are concentrating on evaluating the project, and this means lots of phone calls and following up people who have accessed the service. Your help with wrapping the project up is much appreciated, and if you‟ve any comments about the service, you know where to find us. Our Derby service is continuing as normal, but you can keep you up to date with our progress and our news through the website – www.creativelaunchpad.co.uk.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES 1. Creative Partnerships mentor required,
6 Mentors Creative Partners Derby Deadline Tuesday 11 December 2007, 10am For general enquiries or an informal chat call: Tracey on 01332 204227 Please send your application to: Creative Partnerships Derby Derby Dance 19 Chapel Street Derby, DE1 3GU Email:tracey.callinan@creative-partnerships.com (Applications via email are accepted)

What: Who: Where: When: Contact:

Inspiring mentors required for development programme for black, Asian and minority ethnic creative practitioners. Creative Partnerships Derby is looking for high profile national or international artists to mentor up to 6 experienced creative practitioners from BAME backgrounds practising in Derby or Derbyshire while they participate in a training programme extending their artform practice and developing their ability to work in educational settings. 5

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Creative Partnerships works to give school children in areas throughout England the opportunity to develop their potential, their ambition, their creativity and imagination through sustainable partnerships with creative and cultural organisations, businesses and individuals. Creative Partnerships Derby aims to:    Inspire and build on the ambition of Derby and Derby‟s schools Develop Derby‟s confidence in creativity though inspiring partnerships Empower young people, school staff and creatives to influence the delivery of education

General Brief Creative Partnerships Derby is partnering with Derby City Council‟s Arts and Events Team and a range of partner organisations from creative industries and education as part of their commitment to diversity, to offer a programme that will provide training and development opportunities for practitioners from BAME backgrounds. The partner organisations are Quad, CIN, Apples and Snakes, Mainstream and Creative Launchpad. We are seeking up to 6 mentors with a background in writing, dance, performance poetry, theatre or visual art to mentor culturally diverse artists for 3 days between January and March 2008, sessions to be negotiated but including advising the artists for the educational project and showcase event, giving feedback and attending an evaluation session. This work will be supported by Sally Lemsford for Creative Partnerships Derby working with the project management team. Requirements:         high profile national or international arts practice. experience of mentoring or supporting the arts development of culturally diverse artists. understanding of cultural diversity issues. experience of collaborating with multiple partners. excellent interpersonal skills. a strong understanding of cross arts activity. experience of facilitating in a range of community and educational environments. ability to inspire!

Please send us you expressions of interest with a short CV and a short outline of why we should consider you for this role.

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Participants must be willing to obtain a CRB check and public liability insurance. Creative Partnerships can provide support to obtain these if necessary. Remuneration for mentors will be agreed on an individual basis. Short listed applicants will be invited for an informal interview on Tuesday 18 December 2007.

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Freelance Project Manager - Arts Council England, East Midlands and South West China
Freelance Project Manager Arts Council England Deadline 3 December 2007

Post: Who: Deadline:

Contractor - Arts Council England, East Midlands Arts Council England wishes to appoint an experienced arts professional to organise a cultural exchange delegation trip between the East Midlands and South West China. This is the third strand of programme of work between British Council and Arts Council England, East Midlands. Arts Council England, East Midlands (ACEEM) is the regional office of the national development agency for the arts and provides grants for the arts, including funding from the National Lottery. It aims to create opportunities for people to experience and take part in life-changing artistic experiences and provides financial backing to enable people to enjoy, participate in and be stimulated by a wide range of arts activities, some of which reflect the cultural diversity of the region. It aims to ensure that the highest possible standards of arts activities are available and believes that being involved in the arts can have a lasting and transforming effect on many aspects of people's lives. Grants are available for individuals, arts organisations, community and youth groups and other people who use the arts as part of their work. Areas Covered: Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire (excluding North and NE Lincs), Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland Background The east midlands regional development agency (EMDA) sees the emerging economy of China as offering unprecedented opportunities for regional organisations. There are existing links in the regions in particular major twining links in Leicester - Chongqing and Leicestershire - Sichuan and interest from regional artists to research, develop and understand the opportunities. Arts Council England, East Midlands are supporting these strategies and links through a strategic partnership with British Council, South West China. This partnership has been developed following visits to South West China in March 06 by Arts Council Officers and East Midlands cultural

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leaders in March 07. There has also been a reciprocal SW China delegation to the East Midlands in September 2007. This is our first strategic international partnership and we want to approach it with depth and sustainability. For a copy of the aims and objectives and further information contact Michelle Bowen: mailto:michelle.bowen@artscouncil.org.uk, T: 0115 989 7567 Or to apply for the post, please send a CV and a covering letter of no more than 2 pages stating why you feel are the best person for the job and answer the following question: Why should the East Midlands develop a strategic international partnership and how can the inclusion of artist ensure it has depth and sustainability. Applications should be sent to: Michelle Bowen Visual Arts Officer Art Council England, East Midlands St Nicholas Court 25-27 Castlegate Nottingham NG1 7AR Enquiry: mailto:michelle.bowen@artscouncil.org.uk 0115 989 7567 Interviews will take place on 17 December 2007 at Arts Council England, East Midlands, St Nicholas Court, 25 - 27 Castle Gate Nottingham NG1 7AR

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Creative Trent

Partnerships

Opportunities,

Stoke-on-

Visual/Installation/Environmental Artists What: Who: Where: When: Visual/Installation/Environmental Artists Ball Green Primary/Forest Park Primary/Grove Junior Stoke-on-Trent Deadline 30 November 2007

Ball Green Primary, Forest Park Primary and Grove Junior are Project Schools working with Creative Partnerships Stoke-on-Trent. Together, we aim to explore whether children's experience of visual / installation environmental art can be used to stimulate 8

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greater engagement and improved writing. To do this, we are seeking to recruit arts practitioners to help us devise 'A Series of Unlikely Events'. The practitioners we select will have:* * experience of working with young people the ability to work in partnership (sharing decision-making and facilitating handson experience) with children (aged 4-11) and adults in the production of striking works of art the ability to document and articulate their work enhanced CRB clearance less than two years old and Public Liability Insurance for £5million

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Please note: applicants are not expected to be expert in children's writing. The budget for this project is up to £5000 per school. This is inclusive of materials and production costs, practitioners' fees, and travel and subsistence costs. We anticipate that project planning will occur during December, with delivery beginning in January 2008. To apply: Please send statements of interest along with a CV or supporting information about yourself and your practice. These should be marked 'Unlikely Events' and should be submitted (ideally by email) by 4pm on Friday 30 November 2007 to: Wayne Thexton The Office 13 Brough Lane Trentham Stoke-on-Trent ST4 8BX mailto:wayne.thexton@gmail.com For more information call Wayne Thexton on 01782 658271 / 07960 695495 Artist for Speaking and Listening Project What: Who: Where: When: Artist for Speaking and Listening Project St George and St Martin‟s Catholic Primary School Stoke-on-Trent Deadline 30 November 2007

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Partnerships Stoke-on-Trent. Our aim is to develop a project that will support improvements in our children's expressive vocabulary. To do this, we are seeking to recruit an arts practitioner who can help us devise a project that improves speaking and listening. Whilst this may suit a recording artist, storyteller, film-maker, drama practitioner or musician, we are open to statements of interest from practitioners of any discipline who are confident of being able to support us with our aim. The practitioner we select will have:* * experience of working with young people the ability to work in partnership (sharing decision-making and facilitating experience) with children (aged 5-9) and adults in the production of striking works of art / performance the ability to support children in developing and using more varied vocabulary the ability to document and articulate their work enhanced CRB clearance less than two years old and Public Liability Insurance for £5million

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The budget for this project is up to £5000. This is inclusive of materials and production costs (if applicable), practitioners' fees, and travel and subsistence. We anticipate that project planning will occur during December, with delivery beginning in January 2008. Please send statements of interest along with a CV or supporting information about yourself and your practice. These should be marked 'Vocabulary Project' and should be submitted (ideally by email) by 4pm on Friday 30 November 2007 to: Dawn Farmer St George and St Martin's Catholic Primary School Boulton Street Birches Head Stoke-on-Trent ST1 2NQ mailto:dfarmer@sgfl.org.uk Creative Partnerships is the Governments flagship creativity programme for schools and young people, managed by the Arts Council and funded by the Department for Culture Media and Sport and the Department for Education and Skills.

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What: Who: Where: When:

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Creative Art Manchester Worker vacancy, Venture Arts,

Creative Art Worker Venture Arts, Manchester Deadline Friday 14 December

We are currently seeking an experienced arts practitioner. Ideally applicants will be qualified to Teaching 7407 Stage 1 or 2, PGCE or equivalent but this is not essential. Operating within a small and friendly team, you will be working with adults of all ages with learning difficulties, to increase confidence, social and creative skills through a variety of arts practice. The position will be 10 hours over 2 days Mon - Fri at a rate of £8.00 per hour. Deadline for applications is Monday 10th December with interviews taking place on Friday 14 December. The successful candidate will be required to start on the week beginning 7th January 2008. To apply, please contact Amanda Sutton for an application form, either over the telephone on 0161 2321223 or by email at mailto:info@venturearts.org.

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What: Who: Where: When:

Media Practitioner wanted to work with primary school in Mansfield
Media Practitioner Creative Partnerships Newgate Lane Primary School, Mansfield Deadline 1pm on Wednesday 5 December

Newgate Lane Primary School believes in creating a safe, exciting and enjoyable learning experience for all pupils, no matter what their background or ability. We are committed to the belief that every one of our pupils can achieve great things given the right opportunities. Our vision is to develop a digital media club that will explore children's creativity and skills through the medium of ICT. With this vision in mind the school are looking for a digital media artist or organisation to develop the children's ICT skills as well as enhance their speaking & listening and team building skills. The outcome of this work will lead to the self-selection of pupils to formulate the membership of an after school club. The club will provide pupils with a creative tool kit to

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act as mentors within their own classroom, to develop the skills of others and explore the use of media as stimulating vehicle to deliver all areas of the curriculum. By its nature this project will use lots of technology and involve lots and lots of doing to stimulate the children's ideas and creative thinking. It is in the doing that we hope to enrich the learning experience for pupils and staff and enhance the life of Newgate Lane School. Practitioner requirements: Essential * * * * * * Experience in digital arts and media Experience in short filmmaking Experience in working with children between the ages of 5-11 year old and their teachers Ability to engage and motivate staff and pupils Evidence of a Criminal Records Bureau Enhanced Disclosure Check (within last 2 years) Evidence of Public Liability Insurance

Desirable * * * A willingness to be flexible Excellent communicator who can work as part of a team Experience of managing budgets of this size

Timetable Deadline for Applications - 1pm on Wednesday 5 December Short listed candidates will be contacted - by Friday 14 December Interview date(s)- Wk Commencing 7 January 2008 Planning in school - Wk commencing 14 January 2008 Project delivery - From Wk Commencing 18 February 2008 to July 2008 Budget The total fee available for the project will be £4000. This will include: Planning time with staff and children Delivery time in school Monitoring, Evaluation and Reflection time This fee will also include costs for materials to support delivery with the exclusion of capital purchases.

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Application

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Please send a your C.V with an initial response to this brief outlining your interest in this project to: Lucy Alcock, Programme Coordinator, Creative Partnerships. Email: mailto:Lucy.Alcock@creative-partnerships.com Tel: 01623 404377 Post: Creative Partnerships BAM, Mansfield Business Centre, Ashfield Avenue, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG18 2AE. Creative Partnerships works to give school children throughout England the opportunity to develop their potential, their ambition, their creativity and imagination through sustainable partnerships with creative and cultural organisations, businesses and individuals. For more information, visit us at: http://www.creative-partnerships.com Tel: +44 (0)1623 404376 Fax: +44 (0)1623 404390 Mobile 07725 660530 Email: mailto:rebecca.williamson@creative-partnerships.com

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What: Who: Where: When:

Creative Partner wanted, Stoke-on-Trent
Creative Partner SGFL Jackfield Infant School, Stoke-on-Trent January 2008

As part of our Creative Partnerships programme to embed change in how we teach and learn we are looking for a creative individual to work closely with Foundation Stage at Jackfield Infant School in Stoke-on-Trent. Our ideal artist will be able to work in the classroom alongside the teaching staff in order to develop creative approaches to learning. The artist should have a wide range of arts techniques and skills and experience of working at Foundation Stage. We are looking for someone who is able to start in January 2008 and deliver 2 days per week until Easter 2008. For more information and a full brief please contact Jackfield Infant School tel: 01782 234450 or email mailto:jackfield@sgfl.org.uk- marked for the attention of Sue Humphries

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What:

Hype Dance post, Sheffield
Education Co-ordinator

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Who: Where: When: Hype Dance Company Sheffield Deadline 7 December

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Hours: 14 Hours per week Salary: £11,700 pro rata Hype Dance is a Hip Hop performance and participatory dance company. We are seeking to appoint an Education Co-ordinator with administrative and marketing skills, to develop and manage the education strand of the company's work. This is a key role working in partnership with the Artistic Director to ensure the smooth running of the company's Education programme, both within the training Academy and on community outreach work. You will be highly organised, level-headed, an excellent communicator with previous office experience. An arts background would be advantageous but not essential. For further information on Hype Dance visit http://www.hypedance.org.uk or for an informal chat about the post, please call Bev Webb on 0114 2706757. If you are interested in applying for this post, please send a CV and letter of interest, outlining why you feel you would be suitable for the position to: Bev Webb Hype Dance Company C/o The Leadmill 6 Leadmill Road Sheffield, S1 4SE Or email your application to: mailto:bev@hypedance.org.uk Interviews: Friday 14 December 2007 Hype Dance Company strives to be an equal opportunities employer. Hype Dance Company is funded by Arts Council England & South Yorkshire Key Fund

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What: Who: Where: When:

Funding Support needed, Northamptonshire
Funding Support, Arts Development Team Northamptonshire County Council Northampton Deadline 3 December

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The Arts Development Team is seeking a person to assist with the assessment of funding applications received through Northamptonshire County Council as per brief below. The maximum fee for the work is £2300 with the work needing to be completed by February 2008. Funding Support Brief Background & context The Arts Development Team is currently positioned within the "Community Services" directorate, and is located in the Music and Performing Arts building in Northampton. It facilitates the development of art forms and themes as follows, supporting the growth of the creative sector of the local economy through targeted initiatives. In some instances it leads, providing projects and schemes, in others, it acts in partnership with other agencies. As part of its area of work, it leads on the Culture Thematic Partnership for third sector organisations funded through Northamptonshire County Council strategic funding scheme. This annual funding scheme run through the Voluntary Sector Support Unit (VSSU) closes for application in December for funding starting in April 08. The scheme provides funding for not-for-profit organisations who deliver services that meet the County Council's Strategic Goals. Funding is available for up to 3 years. Applications received from Cultural organisations or cultural activity are assessed through the Arts Development Team under the Culture Thematic partnership, and recommendations for funding are made to a Community Advisory Funding Panel (CFAP) who decide on whether funding is awarded. Successful applications are then placed on service level agreements (SLA) or small grants funding contracts, which are monitored twice throughout the year. Purpose We are seeking to undertake the initial assessment of funding applications received through the strategic funding round and to help form recommendations for funding based on the assessment. This will involve * * * * * * following a set assessment procedure completing the associated paperwork discussing applications with Arts Strategy Manager reviewing the monitoring information of organisations on current funding agreements pulling information together for production of a final report attending the CFAP meeting to advocate for the recommendations, if required. 15

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This person must have the following skills: * * * * * * Experience of monitoring and evaluation Knowledge of arts community practices and issues Knowledge of a range of funding sources Report writing skills Competent user of Information and Communication Technology Commitment to the principles of equality and diversity

Timescale Applications will be received in January Interview date 7 December 2007 Assessment must be completed by 8th February 2008 Recommendation report must be completed by 15th February 2008 Person may be required to attend the community funding advisory panel meeting on 18th, 25th or 28th March 08. Fee and contractual details Contract Period 7th January to 28th March 08, maximum fee £2,300 Application Procedure Please send your C.V and a written statement describing your relevant experience to: Louise Tyrrell, Arts Strategy Manager, Arts Development Team, Northamptonshire County Council, MPAS 125-129 Kettering Road, Northampton NN1 4AZ email mailto:ltyrrell@northamptonshire.gov.uk For further information and informal discussion please contact Louise Tyrrell on 01604 824152 http://www.northantsartsdevelopment.co.uk/

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What: Who: Where: When:

Artist need for Nottinghamshire

youth

consultation

project,

Experienced Community/Participatory Artist Gedling Borough Council Netherfield Deadline 7 December

Fee available up to £1500.

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Gedling Borough Council have a capital sum allocated to refurbish Jackie Bells play area in Netherfield in the financial year 2008 - 2009. At present facilities on site include some dated skate board ramps and ball court, a small dirt track BMX track, a younger childrens' play area and a teenage shelter. Before any plans for refurbishment are decided on the council would like to conduct consultations with the user groups. The most difficult user group to obtain any meaningful consultation with is the 12 - 18 year age group. The Parks department, working with Arts Development officer, would welcome ideas for small scale, innovative and participatory on-site arts project that would effectively reach this age group and get some meaningful feedback on: * The type of facilities that are/would be most popular. * What they like/don't like about the space at present * What would make them more likely to use the space Gedling Borough Council require this consultation to be completed by March 2008 The successful applicant will have experience of working with young people, be able to imagine and deliver a new approach, and be up to date with CRB checks. If you would like to informally discuss this opportunity please contact: Kevin Tennant (Arts Strategy and Development Officer), Gedling Borough Council, E: Kevin.Tennant@gedling.gov.uk, T: 0115 9013605 before 7 December.

10. Drama Practitioner wanted, Stoke-on-Trent
What: Who: Where: When: Drama-in-Education Practitioner Creative Partnerships, Stoke-on-Trent Maple Court Primary School, Stoke-on-Trent Deadline 30 November

Maple Court Primary School is an urban school aged 3 - 11 in Bentilee, Stoke-on-Trent. We are currently working with Creative Partnerships Stoke-on-Trent on a project which aims to develop a more creative curriculum for both teachers and learners. To deliver our exciting project we are looking for a Drama-in-Education practitioner with experience of teaching Investigative Science (AT1) within an imaginary context by fully engaging pupils across Key Stage 2 (years 3-6). This creative partner may also be invited to provide quality teacher training focusing on the use of drama as a teaching and learning method in Science and across the curriculum.

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As a school we are exploring the question: By exposing the teachers and pupils to a range of creative approaches to Investigative Science (AT1), can we change attitudes towards how we learn; while aiming to promote a more healthy lifestyle (body and mind)? We would like to proceed with the class projects for 5 weeks from the term beginning February 18th 2008. Within this block of time we would like each Key Stage 2 class to engage with the Drama Practitioner for the equivalent of 1 full day. We have budgeted for 6 days at £220. We are currently applying for additional funding to pay for one full day of teacher training (as stated above). The practitioner must have, or be willing to undergo an enhanced CRB check, and have their own public liability insurance (£5 million). Interested? Please contact Lee Stringfellow on 01782 mailto:scarstring@btinternet.com before November 30 2007. A CV will be requested with two references. Iain Perry Team Assistant Creative Partnerships Stoke on Trent Creative Partnerships works to give school children throughout England the opportunity to develop their potential, their ambition, their creativity and imagination through sustainable partnerships with creative and cultural organisations, businesses and individuals. For more information, visit us at: http://www.creative-partnerships.com Creative Partnerships The Sutherland Institute The Hothouse Annexe Lightwood Road Longton Stoke on Trent ST3 4HY T: +44 (0)1782 377440 F: +44 (0)1782 377444 E: iain.perry@creative-partnerships.com 235095 or email

11. Bookkeeper required for Festival, Manchester

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What: Who: Where: Part-time Bookkeeper NOISE Festival Manchester

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Experienced bookkeeper required to work up to 1 day per week to look after NOISE Festival's charity accounts. You must have at least 3 years experience using SAGE and co-ordinating PAYE and be able to produce monthly reports and budgets based on the figures. NOISE is a media-based showcase for the best creative talent aged 25 and under. The festival profiles young artist's work via mass media - television, radio, online and print. The work submitted will include any creative output that can be presented digitally. If you are interested in this position please email your CV with covering letter to mailto:office@noisefestival.com or call Rosie on 0161 237 9009.

12. English National Ballet openings
What: Who: Where: When: Dancers English National Ballet UK tour Deadline Friday 7 December

"Angelina's Star Performance" Audition Monday 7 January 2008. English National Ballet seeks one male and one female classically trained ballet dancer for the Spring 2008 tour of Angelina's Star Performance. The successful applicants will be joining eight dancers from English National Ballet for the UK tour of this production. Applicants must be available from Monday 21 January 2008 to Sunday 22 June 2008 inclusive. Applicants should ensure that they have appropriate work status or residency rights for the UK before applying for audition. Working holiday visas cannot be accepted. Applicants are invited to submit a comprehensive CV and a full-length ballet photograph no later than Friday 7 December 2007 to: Sarah Malin, Executive Assistant, English National Ballet, Markova House, 39 Jay Mews, London SW7 2ES

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English National Ballet is committed to Equal Opportunities. http://www.ballet.org.uk

13. Senior Media Officer Vacancy, Sheffield
What: Who: Where: When: Salary: Senior Media Officer Sheffield Theatres Sheffield Deadline Monday 10 December c£20,000 pa

Sheffield Theatres is one of the most successful theatre complexes in the country comprising the Crucible, Studio and Lyceum. We are seeking an experienced professional to be part of the organisation's exciting future, as the Crucible embarks on a multi-million pound refurbishment project. You will take responsibility for devising and delivering high-quality media plans for Sheffield Theatres and its work. Suitable candidates will have significant media/press experience, ideally within the arts or cultural sector. You will be able to draw on a proven track record of implementing campaigns across a range of media including print, broadcast, new media, national, regional and specialist. This is an ideal opportunity for the successful candidate to reshape the media office at this exciting time in the theatres' history. This post may be available on either a fixed term or permanent basis. For an application pack please email mailto:jobs@sheffieldtheatres.co.uk or telephone (0114) 2013862. Closing date: Monday 10 December. http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk An equal opportunities employer.

14. Head of Development vacancy, Manchester
What: Who: Full-time Head of Development Manchester Camerata

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Manchester Deadline 5.30pm on Thursday 13 December c£20,000 pa £28k-£33k per annum (depending on experience)

Manchester Camerata is seeking an exceptional and highly motivated fundraiser to play a pivotal role in achieving the ambitious aims of one of the country's finest chamber orchestras. Overseeing all areas of fundraising, you will build on recent major successes as well as thriving individual-giving and a recently launched Legacy Campaign. You will also play a central role in the senior management team working closely with the General Manager, Board of Directors and Development Advisory Group. For a job pack with application information, please contact Sue Colvin, Head of Marketing on: 0161 226 8696 or email mailto:scolvin@manchestercamerata.com. Interviews to be held in Manchester w/c 17 December. http://www.manchestercamerata.com

15. Creative Skills Project, Mansfield Woodhouse
What: Who: Where: When: Creative Skills Project Creative Partnerships for Bolsover, Ashfield and Mansfield Yeoman Park School, Park Hall Road, Mansfield Woodhouse NG19 8PS Deadline 1pm Monday 3 December

Yeoman Park School is a special school aiming to fulfil the needs of young people from the ages of 3 till 19 with Severe Learning Difficulties. Many of the students within this group have Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties, others Autism and / or challenging behaviour. We aim to give our young people quality experiences from which they may learn according to their individual needs. The Project 'Creative Skills Recruitment Model' Yeoman Park School is looking for creative partners who can inspire us and can be inspired by child centred learning. Our vision is to develop relationships with excellent creative practitioners who can engage and excite our whole school. Yeoman Park School is committed to improving its teaching and learning of young people with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties over the next three years, through the School Improvement Plan, research and partnerships with creative thinkers and practitioners.

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We are inviting you to join with us to test our new model for the recruitment of new practitioners to work with us over our future creative programming. This testing process will give you the opportunity to observe how we work as a School and as Continuing Professional Development for yourself, work with practitioners who have already demonstrated their particular suitability to work with our students. For more information about the school and it's work on Creativity please visit the Creative Partnerships website on http://www.creative-partnerships.com/BAM or contact Kate Davies or John Naylor at the School. Creative Partner Requirements Your artistic medium is irrelevant, as is previous experience working with children and young people with Special Educational Needs, however it is ESSENTIAL that you are..... Committed and professional. Experimental and improvisational. Able to communicate and engage. Curious. Timetable Short-listed candidates (X 12) will be contacted and invited to:Week of 10 Dec Open Dialogue Workshop Jan 08 Classroom Observations (max 9) March 08 Professional Development Day, induction for selected practitioners (max 9) April 08 Final Selection (for this stage max 3) April 08 Final review and assessment of efficacy of this Recruitment Model to both Practitioners and School Summer 08 Selected Practitioners will be invited to join us in the planning of our Creative Program. 2008 – 9 Budget The minimum fee available will be £50.00 expenses per participant. This will cover: 1 day Open Dialogue Workshop. (max 12) If selected to progress the following fees would be offered to participate in the recruitment process 1 day Observation and participation with selected classes. £50

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1 day Professional Development Day with Creative Practitioners experienced in this area of work. £150 Half Day Reflection and Evaluation of the Recruitment Model at £50 A total fee of £300.00 on offer for participants selected for every stage of the process. Application Please send your CV with an accompanying paragraph outlining your interest in this project to Stephen Jon at Yeoman Park School. Email: mailto:stephen_jon@hotmail.com Tel: 0115 9622121 Post: Yeoman Park School, as above Lucy Alcock Programme Co-ordinator Creative Partnerships Bolsover, Ashfield & Mansfield Mansfield Business Centre Ashfield Avenue Mansfield Notts. NG18 2AE T: +44 (0)1623 404377 F: +44 (0)1623 404390 E: mailto:Lucy.Alcock@creative-partnerships.com W: http://www.creative-partnerships.com

16. Drama teacher wanted, Manchester
What: Who: Where: When: Drama Teacher Mainstream Theatre Arts Mainstream Theatre Arts, 28 Reuben Street, Stockport SK4 1PS Now

If you are based within the Manchester area, and are an experienced, charismatic performing arts teacher with strong drama teaching skills, preferably with an ability to teach some dance and singing, and with a proven track record of success at primary age level, we can offer you exciting job opportunities and earning potential. Must be CRB checked or willing to undertake such checks. Send your CV urgently to: Mainstream Theatre Arts, Head Office, 28 Reuben Street, Stockport SK4 1PS or e-mail: mailto:info@mainstreamstudios.co.uk

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17. Media artist wanted, Rotherham
What: Who: Where: When: Fee: Media Artist ArtPulse Kiveton, South Rotherham Deadline Monday 12 December, 12pm £1,500 to include all equipment

ArtsPulse is a year long Arts in Health project in the south of Rotherham Borough, designed to increase the health and well being of participants. The project is working with 6 groups, 2 youth groups, a Parent and Toddler group, an Older People's group and 2 Mental Health groups. We want a media artist to work with one of the youth groups, girls aged 13-16. The group size is approximately 7-15. The media artist will be working in partnership with the drama worker already in place to devise a project for the girls, around issues of body image, the pressure on teenage girls to be thin and media manipulation (i.e media images of celebrities are not necessary accurate). The project also has the support of a nutrition health worker who will supply the drama and media worker with information on healthy eating, to encourage the girls to eat healthily as opposed to skipping meals. It is envisaged the drama worker will help the group devise a piece of drama, the media worker will then deliver sessions on the media and media manipulation and teach the girls some rough filming skills and then film the piece of drama. This is flexible, it is envisaged that the media and drama worker will meet with the project co-ordinator and then work together to come up with their own proposal of how they would like to run the project. The youth workers and group are very excited about the project! We are looking for an artist interested in working with the client group, who is patient, encouraging and creative. Artists will also be asked to fill in a diary log sheet at the end of each session to help with evaluation purposes. The project has also hired an evaluation consultant to help us develop a standard toolkit that could be used by others wanting to evaluate health and wellbeing projects. Essential requirements Current CRB check Experience of working with youth groups.

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They must be well organised, with each workshop well thought-out, and responsive. Rate of pay Budget for whole project is £3000, so £1,500 for media artist, to include all fees and equipment. Dates Wednesdays 6-8pm. The project can happen anytime between February-July 2008. It is envisaged this will be decided on by the media and drama worker and the group. Location Kiveton in South Rotherham. There is a train station next door to the youth centre, however it is a rural location and regularity may not be guarneteed. There are also buses, though again these may be irregular. To apply Please send 1) 2) Your CV A letter outlining your suitability, experience and enthusiasm for the post and a rough idea of how you might approach it.

Send to: Rhiannon Lister-Coburn Arts in Health Officer The Arts Centre, Walker Place Rotherham S65 1JH mailto:rhiannon.lister-coburn@rotherham.gov.uk

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Sheffield based Music in the Round is the largest UK promoter of chamber music outside of London. We are small but highly dynamic team who are committed to bringing the highest quality chamber music to as many people as possible. We are seeking a Director of Development and Administration with a strong record in arts administration, financial management and building relationships with sponsors, funders and other stakeholders. The role will involve shaping the future structure of the company and the post-holder will be responsible for implementing the artistic vision of the Artistic Director and Ensemble 360. Interview date: Monday 17th December http://www.musicintheround.co.uk

19. Festival Administrator sought, Halifax
What: Who: Where: When: Salary: Contact: Festival Administrator The July Project Square Chapel, Halifax Deadline Friday 7 December, noon £18,000 (37.5 hour week) Cheryl@squarechapel.co.uk for application pack or download from www.squarechapel.co.uk .CVs alone will not be acceptable.

The postholder will co-ordinate The July Project, a Festival for Young People in Calderdale. The post has funding for one year, and may be renewable subject to funding. The successful candidate will need excellent organisational and communication skills and have an interest in working with young people. They should also be literate in a range of computer packages including excel and databases and be willing to work flexible hours.

20. Male and Female actors required, Leicester
What: Who: Where: When: Fee: Contact: Male and female actors for „Adventures in Dystopia‟ Speakeasy Theatre Company Leicester Auditions 17 and 18 December 2007 £440 per week inclusive of subsistence and relocation expenses Bob Christer, Speakeasy Theatre Company Unit 16, Linwood Workshops

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Linwood Lane Leicester LE2 6QJ T 0116 283 6646 E mailto:info@speakeasy.fsbusiness.co.uk Speakeasy Theatre Co require: one Male playing age late teens, two Male/Female playing age 20s-40s, one Female playing age late teens-early twenties. This new play by Andy Reeves is produced by Speakeasy Theatre Company, commissioned by Derbyshire County Council Environmental Services and will tour to Derbyshire schools year 8: 12-13 year olds. The production will feature a professionallydesigned set incorporating projected images, be fast-paced and physical and will demand highly skilled and motivated performers comfortable with schools touring. Auditions: Leicester, 17 and 18 December 2007 Rehearsals: Leicester, 14-25 January 2008 Tour dates: Monday-Friday, 28 January-8 February, then 25 February-14 March Synopsis: Dan's not a bad kid. He's just disconnected. He doesn't see what the environment has to do with him. He doesn't see what anything has to do with him, really- until a seemingly chance meeting with the sparky, time-travelling green commando Lever changes his life irrevocably. Dan is plunged without warning by Lever into the year 3007- and abandoned. With all of the earth's resources just about used up, Society has all but fallen apart. Food is scarce and the search for it a cause of major crime. Time travel is accepted; but visitors from our time are hated, blamed for their complicity in the ecological disasters which were their legacy. Dan, barely knowing why, becomes a fugitive in 3007. He is forced to run from an angry mob, with only the dubious help of a streetwise girl, Karo and her untrustworthy Father Mak. Forced by Mak to try and steal food Dan becomes a fugitive from the law too. Will Dan's gradual awakening to the ecological situation -both in his time and the future- help him to escape? Will Lever re-appear- or is Dan to be held to blame for the failings of a generation? Character Info: Dan: (M) Central character- Initially bored, laconic, disconnected teenager forced through a series of trials to reveal inner resourcefulness and strength. Playing age late teens. Karo: (F) Streetwise survivor from the dystopian world that is Earth in 3008. Tough, physical and feisty, the need to survive has pushed a more caring side deep within her. Playing age late teens early twenties. 27

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Lever: (M/F) Mysterious, sparky, colourful time-traveller who acts as a catalyst for the action. Futuristic environmental interventionist. A lively role demanding good physical skills and energy. Playing age late twenties- forties. Doubles with: Mak: (M/F) Jaded, cynical, untrustworthy, shifty parent of Karo. Other information: Applicants will be expected to provide evidence of CRB status. Application is by CV and covering letter; send to Bob Christer at the address above: http://www.speakeasytheatre.co.uk Speakeasy is a member of the Independent Theatre Council

21. a-n seeks Online Editor
What: Who: When: Contact: Online Editor a-n The Artists Information Company Friday 7 December 2007, noon To receive full details including application process email up-to-date CV and full contact details to Gillian.nicol@a-n.co.uk by 7 December

Online Editor sought for a new online resource exploring contemporary artists‟ practice. We are offering a freelance contract to a web-literate visual arts specialist who, through animating and contextualizing the site‟s contents, will generate a lively and stimulating online community of interest around contemporary artists‟ practice.

22. Public Commission, Hospital Arts Project
What: Who: Where: When: Fee: Contact: Royal Aberdeen Children‟s Hospital Arts Project Artists or artist collaborations Aberdeen Deadline 30 January Rosehill House and the Lowitt Unit – £27,000. Surgical and Medical Ward entrance – £15,000. Artist briefs can be requested from sally.thomson@nhs.net downloaded from www.rach-art.org.uk 01224 554528.

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Our projects are aimed at artists or artist collaborations who have a strong element of public involvement within their public art practise. The artists will be expected to work closely with patients, families, staff and young people to realise the designs for the spaces.

23. Pavilion posts
What: Who: Where: When: Fee: Contact: 4 photographers Pavilion National Media Museum, Bradford Deadline 7 December £2000 per photographer, production budget of up to £2000 For submission guidelines www.pavilion.org.uk/projects_present.html

Pavilion will commission and exhibit the work of four emerging UK-based photographers. Each photographer selected will be expected to develop and deliver a new body of work, for exhibition as a group show at the National Media Museum, Bradford. The work is to be delivered over a seven month period, February-August/September 08.

24. Soft Touch Arts, Leicester seeks Project Coordinator
Soft Touch uses the arts to offer people with limited opportunities the chance to work together to effect positive change for themselves and their communities. Soft Touch Arts now seeks to appoint a Project Co-ordinator (Refugees and Asylum Seekers) Salary £20,895 - £23,952 p.a. pro rata, depending on experience Pay award pending Part time (two days per week) - 18 month fixed term contract Soft Touch Arts already has an established programme of work with refugees and asylum seekers. The postholder will co-ordinate a new arts based programme of capacity building work with young refugees and asylum seekers and community organisations who work with this client group. Applicants should have experience of co-ordinating projects, the ability to be selforganised and to motivate others. We are looking for someone who is familiar with the issues faced by young refugees and asylum seekers and those who work with them, and who is able to communicate with a wide range of people and organisations. For further information and an application pack contact: Helen Pearson Soft Touch Arts120a Hartopp Road

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Leicester LE2 1WF Tel: (0116) 270 2706; fax: (0116) 274 5824; email: helen@soft-touch.org.uk Soft Touch operates an equal opportunities policy. We positively encourage applications by people from black and ethnic minority communities and from refugees. Closing date for applications: 9:00am Monday 3 December

25. Two posts at United Creatives, Manchester
What: Who: Where: When: Contact: Picture Frame Maker United Creatives Manchester From now chris@unitedcreatives.com

United Creatives are seeking a bespoke timber frame maker for gallery and personal art projects. Generally disgruntled with poor mass produced foam-filled picture frames that are made in China we are seeking a local individual or company who can make gallery standard glazed wooden frames in varying sizes and finishes to house graphic art and photography. We look forward to hearing from anyone in this industry who is capable of producing a high quality product. Please send details to mailto:chris@unitedcreatives.com http://www.unitedcreatives.com What: Who: Where: When: Contact: Junior Graphic Designer (3-month unpaid work placement) United Creatives 402 The Box Works, Worsley Street, Castlefield, Manchester M15 4NU Deadline 1 January 2008 Chris Edmunds: chris@unitedcreatives.com, 0161 8333405, 0777 5728599

United Creatives are seeking a junior graphic designer hungry for knowledge and experience to join their small studio on a work experience placement with this being is a unique opportunity to ally yourself with an agency in take-off mode. Working hours will be random, briefs will be varied (New York and European nightclubs, global drinks brands, national art galleries, high profile public art) and you will collaborate

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directly with the Creative Director on a range of challenging projects that encompass design for print and 3d design. You must be based in Manchester, be technically proficient in the majority of Adobe DTP applications, be driven by good design and remain flexible in regards to availability and the nature of work (this will include but not be limited to design for print, typesetting, viral graffiti campaigns, assisting on photo shoots, scanning and some low level admin). The position is part time and unpaid although travel expenses will be covered. We do not require a CV for this position, just send 3 examples of your best graphics work (less than 2Mb please) and a single sentence on why you'd like to work for United Creatives to mailto:chris@unitedcreatives.com. Chris Edmunds BA (Hons), Creative Director United Creatives Manchester – Shanghai http://www.unitedcreatives.com

26. Old Tower Arts call for sculptors
What: Who: Where: When: Fee: Contact: Notts area Sculptors Old Tower Arts Project with Bramcote Conservation Society Bramcote Old Tower, Notts Deadline 11 January £18,450 (inclusive). Design fee of £200 for 3 interviewed artists For brief contact Clare Janes, Arts Development Manager T: 0115 917 3745 or clare.janes@broxtowe.gov.uk

To create seats and interpretation panels that reflect the heritage of Bramcote Old Tower, through workshops in schools/community groups from February–November 2008.

27. Futuresonic
What: Who: Where: When: Fee Contact: Artists Futuresonic Manchester Deadline 18 December 2007 £5,000 Details and application forms from www.futuresonic.com/08/getinvolvedart.html

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Futuresonic now invites artists, thinkers and makers to submit proposals to its Art, Music, Ideas and EVENTS strands from 1-4 May 2008. A commission valued at £5,000 is available for a new project responding to the Social Networking Unplugged theme. Support will also be available for a limited number of other projects, and Futuresonic invites submissions of projects that do not require funding from the festival.

28. Hypnos production bursaries
What: Who: Where: When: Fee Contact: Experimental filmmakers, dance videographers and moving image artists Threshold Studios East Midlands region (Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Rutland, Lincolnshire & Derbyshire) Deadline 14 December 2007 £1,000 plus production budget c £2,000 Email for contributors' guidelines to chiral@thresholdstudios.tv

Threshold Studios offer five production bursaries for artists to create single screen works that disturb our sleep with incongruities, haunt our dreams with their strange beauty or weave a trance from fractured narratives. The five successful artists will feature on the fifth Critical Mass DVD collection and be screened at festivals worldwide. Production and post-production March-August 2008, release of Critical Mass: Hypnos DVD Jan 2009. Other benefits: access to a G5 or G4 editing station running Final Cut Pro with the support of an experienced editor.

EXHIBITION and OTHER OPPORTUNITIES 1. Design Factory – opportunity to join

Next selection deadline: 8 December 2007 Are you a creative business looking for new opportunities to market your work internationally? Do you need support to get your business to the next stage? If you are a designer/maker based in the East Midlands, we could help you.

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To join the region‟s leading design organization visit www.designfactory.org.uk or ring 01529 414830/414532 for an application pack.

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Buxton Poetry Competition

National Poetry Day was celebrated in Buxton last month with the launch of a national poetry competition. Guests from across the region gathered at the Devonshire Dome to hear the details of the Buxton Poetry Competition which is being coordinated by Buxton Festival and The University of Derby Buxton. The launch was also the first opportunity local people had to meet River Walton who was announced at the launch as the new Derbyshire Poet Laureate. Buxton Poetry Competition will give Poets of all ages the opportunity to take part in a major new literary competition – supported by the UK Poet Laureate Andrew Motion – which will give its winners the chance to read their work at the Buxton Festival and be exhibited at the Devonshire Campus Professor Motion and Lady Jasmine Cavendish, daughter of the Duke of Devonshire, are the patrons for the first Buxton Poetry Competition. Poems entered into it will be assessed by a panel of distinguished judges; including award-winning poet Fleur Adcock OBE and Michael Schmidt OBE, Professor of Poetry at the University of Glasgow and author of books on the subject. Poems entered into the competition will take as their theme „Water‟, the importance and abundance of which has shaped Buxton‟s development and which continues to play a major role in the town‟s resurgence as a major tourist destination. The closing date for entries is April 1, 2008. Entries for under 19‟s are free! This major literary competition will be open to all ages nationwide, with the winners receiving cash prizes and an opportunity to read their work before an audience during the 2008 Buxton Festival. Professor Motion, Poet Laureate, said: “The Buxton Poetry Competition is a valuable contribution to the literary life of the country, complementing the many good things already done by the Buxton Festival. I‟m delighted to be associated with it.” Glyn Foley, Chief Executive of the Buxton Festival, said: “Our aim is to recognise and reward emerging talent and creativity as well as to provide an outlet for poetry during the Festival. “The Festival‟s star morning literary series goes from strength to strength each year, attracting many high calibre authors. We are pleased to give this exciting opportunity to established and budding poets, to showcase their work to our Festival audience during July next year.”

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Professor David Gray, Dean of the University of Derby Buxton, added: “As a community university we are committed to promoting the arts ever more widely. This new literary endeavour meets that aspiration admirably and we are delighted to be a partner in it.” For further details or to receive an entry pack contact Liz Holland, Community Development Officer at the University of Derby Buxton, on 01332 594627 or email: l.holland@derby.ac.uk; or Claire Rhodes, Business Development Officer for the Buxton Festival, on 01298 70395 or email claire@buxtonfestival.co.uk.

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Jerwood Moving Image Awards – new prize

A major new prize for artists working in digital moving art, launched by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation. Awards of £10,000 will be made on 4 March to three artists, and submissions are invited now. The prize celebrates and supports emerging talent in digital moving art – from film, documentary, video and music to dance, installation and drawing. Selected work will be shown online at www.jerwoodmovingimage.org with eight artists exhibiting at the Jerwood Space, London from 20 February to 20 March 2008. For more information and to apply please visit thewww.jerwoodmovingimage.org.

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Derbyshire Open Arts 2008

Derbyshire Open Arts is a visual arts and crafts event across the county. This free event invites you to visit artists and craftspeople in their showspaces and workplaces over Spring Bank holiday weekend. Our next event will take place during Spring Bank holiday weekend, 24, 25 and 26 May 2008. Applications are now being accepted for 2008. Deadline for completion and return of forms is Friday 11 January 2008. Forms can be downloaded at www.derbyshireopenarts.co.uk, completed and returned BY POST to the organiser at: 11 The Clough, Lower Hady, Chesterfield, S41 0BZ. Please note that forms are sent out automatically by post this autumn to all artists who are on our 2008 database. If you are not registered for a form, but would like to receive one by post, please contact the Organiser on 01246 230925. For any other general enquiries please email: info@derbyshireopenarts.co.uk. 34

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Independent designers wanted, Sheffield

Alex Barrett is looking for independent designers who have their own labels and want to sell their collections. Alex has been running a successful fashion boutique in Sheffield, 'Each to their Own', for over a year and has had to move premises to a larger boutique because of the shop‟s success. Alex now wants to find more independent designers who would like to sell their collections in a successful boutique in Sheffield. 'Each to their Own „runs its own successful label, which is made from recycled clothing. It is a boutique for customers who want to be that little bit different from the high street. There are designers from all over the country selling their labels in 'Each to their Own'. This is a unique boutique and its reputation is spreading. If you are an independent designer whose designs have that little something special this is the ideal boutique for you to sell your collections. To register your interest please email mailto:each-to-their-own@hotmail.com with some pictures of your work or you telephone the boutique on 01142 726811 and arrange an appointment with Alex.

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Band Camp, Manchester Academy

Band Camp is a one day music festival taking place on Saturday 10th May 2008 at Manchester Academy from 5-11pm. It's one of the headline events of next year's Queer Up North, Europe's leading festival of lesbian, gay and queer arts, dance, music, exhibitions, cabaret, comedy and film from around the world(www.queerupnorth.com). Band Camp is for bands, acoustic artists, alt.folk, electronica with voice and odd stuff. We're not looking for chart pop/dance/R&B, jazz or djs for this event. We're hungry for tomorrow and thirsty for fresh talent. We'd like to heard from solo artists, groups, bands who tick our box. We're actually not that bothered about the box ticking, it's the quality of your music that matters most to us. So if you're the next Sigur Ros, the Organ, Suede, Le Tigre, Bloc Party, REM, k d lang, Patrick Wolf, Tegan & Sara, Grizzly Bear, Greenday, or Rilo Kiley - we'd love to hear from you. If you'd like to be considered for a slot on one of the 3 stages we're running please send a demo to:

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Artists wanted for exhibition in Manchester

Artists, visual or otherwise, wanted for exhibition in Manchester in cellar of Victorian house. The idea is to get a group of artists to exhibit inside this untended space; not to respond to it as such but to be aware of it, to be aware of its presence and its shapes. The pieces are not to exhibit as a group as such but more to vie for space, to struggle for attendance. The room/s are damp and ugly. The art will not be cared for, watched over, or necessarily respected. The walls are not flat. The room is not well lit. The house is well lived in. We only want to fill the space, to use these conditions to both their and our utmost, to have art peeping out of the ground, for it to be a secret, for it to say only what it feels it needs to; with no bolt-ons, no embellishments, no dusted polished frames. There is then left only art and some kind of skewed honesty, some kind of necessity turned into thing, something kind of visual, something left over.

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Submit anything. Surprise us. We do not know what we are looking for until we see or read it. No abstract paintings. The opening will not be announced to tenants. The house will continue to be lived in on and around the launch night. Please email submissions to: mailto:allstreamingupward@hotmail.com Or send us hard copies at: AllStreamingUpward University of Salford Irwell Valley Campus School of Art and Design Blandford Road Salford M6 6BD Hard copies will not be returned to artists apart from at the launch night. Deadline for entries: 23:59 on 31 December 2007

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Sculpture Courtyard, Scunthorpe

20-21 Visual Arts Centre seeks proposals for new and existing work from artists, makers and curators for exhibitions in sculpture courtyard, a 200 sq m secure exterior space. Limited funding for fees, fabrication, installation and transport may be available. Contact Dominic Mason, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Church Square, Scunthorpe DN15 6TB, 01724 297070, Dominic.Mason@Northlincs.gov.uk

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES 1. QEST Crafts Awards

Do you need funding for further crafts study or training?

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QEST gives awards worth between £2,000 and £15,000 to craftsmen and women of all ages. Scholarships are awarded twice a year – applications for spring 2008 awards must be received by 11 January 2008. To find out more and download an application form visit the QEST website: www.quest.org.uk or contact The Secretary, the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust, No. 1 Buckingham Place, London SW1E 6HR (send and A4 sae with 50p stamp).

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Connecting Communities Plus, Community Grants

The £18m Connecting Communities Plus (CC+) scheme is an integral part of the Government's stated aim 'to reduce race inequalities and tackle extremism'. The grant funding is for organisations that are committed to delivering projects and services that promote race equality and foster strong community relations. The third round of this fund opened for applications on 4th September 2007 and will close on 8th January 2008. Applicants will need to submit proposals that demonstrate successful delivery of key priorities for the fund: * Improving the experiences of people from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) backgrounds in relation to access and outcomes from public services - education, employment, health, housing and the Criminal justice System Increasing the confidence of people from BME backgrounds that public services are delivered in a fair and equitable way Tackling racism and extremism Bringing together communities from different races and faiths, and promoting a shared sense of belonging (community cohesion)

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Employment – eg. Running a mentoring scheme for local people linked to local businesses Health – eg. Working with people in local communities to run activities that increase understanding of health related issues Housing – eg. Supporting zero tolerance campaigns with tenants/residents against racial harassment amongst neighbours Criminal Justice System – eg. Supporting members of BME communities to become involved in public services as staff members, board members or volunteers Increasing the confidence of people from BME backgrounds that public services are delivered in a fair and equitable way Bridge-building and conflict resolution work between different members of local communities such as festivals, social events or training of local mediators

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EVENTS & EXHIBITIONS 1.
What: Where: When:

The STUDIO61 Christmas and New Year Exhibition
The STUDIO61 Christmas and New Year Exhibition STUDIO61, The Coach House, Lea Nr Matlock DE4 5GJ To 20 December

To continue its exhibition programme STUDIO61 presents a colourful and varied Winter exhibition including Design Factory member Alison Yule Textiles, Eileen Turner Wildlife, Jenny Mather, Janice Allen, Naomi Greaves and AiP member Karina Goodman. On

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display will be textiles, oils, acrylics, watercolours, mixed media, photography and print making. On display are Oils, Mixed Media, Printmaking, Photography, Watercolours, Weaving and Illuminated Art. The Craft Shop adjacent to the gallery is now bursting with unusual quality gifts for Christmas, not available on the high street. New to the Gallery is Rachel Helen Designs. As a member of The British Jewellery Association Rachel specialises in unusual one off pieces, all hallmarked with each piece being unique and highly desirable . I hope you can find time in your busy schedule to pop in and support the Derbyshire artists, designers and makers.

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Trampoline 10th Anniversary exhibition
Heath Bunting exhibition: „ The Status Project – an A-Z of The System‟ Trampoline c/o Broadway 14-18 Broad Street Nottingham NG1 3AL To 5 December Tel: 0115-840 9272 http://www.trampoline.org.uk

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Broadway will host an exhibition by internationally renowned artist Heath Bunting until 5 December, displaying maps and guidebooks of 'the system' that he defines as The Status Project. The artist will use these guides to lead members of the public on a walk through the city, demonstrating the links between the variables that determine our social status, from owning a Tesco Club Card to getting on the Electoral Register. Collected in an online database, the system offers the potential user absurd combinations in the mode of 'I am licensed to keep dangerous wild animals. I am able to write in block capitals AND I am insured for public liability.' With Support by The National Lottery through Arts Council England, Nottingham Trent University

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Wirksworth Film Society – December showings
Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire inn „Top Hat‟

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Wirksworth Town Hall Friday 7 December, 7.30pm (bar opens 7pm)

A rare opportunity to see a classic film on a big screen. The classiest and funniest of the Astaire-Rogers musicals, Top Hat offers something close to perfect cinematic escapism A high point of the film is the stars' performance of 'Cheek to Cheek' - not merely the film's outstanding sequence but one of the great dance routines in the history of the Hollywood musical. ********************************* What: „An Inconvenient Truth‟ – Climate Change film show Where: Middleton-by-Wirksworth Village Hall When: Saturday 8 December, 7.30pm (Free entry) Al Gore's travelling lecture about global warming captured on film. Prepare yourself for a troubling experience if you're in doubt about climate change. His voice is urgent and clear. This important and highly acclaimed film gained a Nobel Peace prize for Al Gore. It might not be a barrel of laughs (in terms of both its grim subject and its arid presentation), but it's a must-see. Big changes are on the way; come and find out some of the basic facts and join the discussion after the film. Presented by Middleton Environment Group and Wirksworth Film Society. http://www.wirksworthfilm.co.uk

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What: Where:

Flying Donkeys Tour – from the Heart of England
An evening of Derbyshire tales with Flying Donkeys Partington Theatre Club Room Henry Street Glossop SK13 8BW Sunday 24 February 2008, 7.30pm Tickets £5.00 – Bar: coffee & cakes on sale 01457 853413 help@georgestreetbooks.co.uk

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Three professional storytellers are out and about in Derbyshire telling time-smoothed tales of quests and curses, mysteries and misbegettings, low cunning and dark enchantment; they conjure back to life folk tales and legends drawn from Derbyshire and

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the Midlands, and worked with some modern twists and turns. Flying Donkeys of Derby are travelling the county with their new and innovative show, bringing stories from the heart, and stories for the heart of England. Roy Dyson, Helen Frances & Raymond Greenoaken, with guests drawn from Flying Donkeys' associates. Supported by the Arts Council, East Midlands. Evening promoted by George Street Books, George Street, Glossop For more details about the tour see www.flyingdonkeys.co.uk or call 01773 781007

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What: Where: When:

Flat Earth update
„Flat Earth‟ Channel 4 Sunday 2 December

Just to let you know that Flat Earth will now be BROADCAST on Channel 4 this Sunday 2 December at 00.00hrs. The program is an hour long and includes all six new Animate Projects and interviews. So if you're not night owls then set your recorders... Also, AN INTERVIEW about us and our work has just gone online as part of vague terrain's online journal /http://www.vagueterrain.net/ content/archives/journal08/journal08.html We are also showing Flat Earth in Amsterdam as part of Montevideo's exhibition, 'Video Vortex 2', which opens on 8 December 2007 and runs until 3rd February 2008: http://www.montevideo.nl Finally, you can still see the railway flap sign version of 'BEACON' at FACT in Liverpool until January 2008 and we are showing the data projected version of BEACON currently at The Haifa Museum in Israel as part of NETworking exhibition. Jon & Alison

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Sheffield shows

To 12 January: „Christmas Exhibition‟ – mixed show 178-178a Middlewood Road, Hillsborough Sheffield S6 1TD

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Until Spring 08: „Breaking with Tradition‟ – the development of modern art in Britain. Until 5 January: „Where Are We?‟ – questions of landscape. Surrey Street Sheffield S1 1XZ T: 0114 278 2600 www.sheffieldgalleries.org.uk Mon-Sat, 10-5 Millennium Gallery Until 20 January: „Hand, Heart and Soul‟ – The Arts and Crafts Movement in Scotland. Arundel Gate Sheffield S1 2PP T: 0114 278 2645 www.sheffieldgalleries.org.uk Mon-Sat, 10-5; Sun, 11-5

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Manchester shows

CUBE – Centre for the Urban Built Environment To 26 January 2008: ‘Shrinking Cities’ Shrinking Cities Exhibitions coming to Manchester and Liverpool The Shrinking Cities project is funded by the German Cultural Foundation and investigates the process of urban shrinkage. Since 2002 it has worked with an international network of more than 200 artists, architects, filmmakers, academics, and local initiatives. Its focus is primarily developments in the US, UK, Germany, Russia, and Japan. After several large exhibitions in Europe, North America, and Asia, Shrinking Cities is coming to the UK for the first time, presenting its international investigations with over 80 exhibition works. CUBE is hosting the first part of the exhibition, Shrinking Cities: International Research,

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which examines the phenomenon of urban decline in Manchester/Liverpool, Detroit (USA), Halle/Leipzig (Germany), and Ivanovo (Russian Federation). Themes include a worldwide study of shrinking cities, the change in urban landscapes, everyday practices, and political conflicts under the conditions of urban decline. At RENEW Rooms, Liverpool, a thematic focus is given to the subject of polarisation, examining the conditions in northern England and greater Detroit. The second part of the exhibition, Shrinking Cities: Interventions, is being hosted by Site, Liverpool John Moores University's art gallery at the Albert Dock, Liverpool, and presents models of action. The projects range from artistic interventions and selfempowerment strategies through architectural, landscape, media, and performance interventions all the way to new legal regulations and utopian visions. 113-115 Portland Street Manchester M1 6DW AXM Bar Now: ‘Wounds’, Richard Joel Bannister Local artist exhibiting Contemporary Figurative Artwork in the double award winning AXM Bar.

The nature of Richard Joel Bannister's current work explores the figure. In paintings of the self, the images render the reading of internal and external conflicts. Bannister's work focuses primarily on introverted sensations depicting identity, self respect and sexuality: the relationship between the subconscious and the corporeal. AXM AXM BAR 10 CANAL STREET Manchester M1 3EZ T: 0161 236 6005/ (0161) 236 6346 E: mailto:STUART@AXM-BAR.CO.UK mailto:richardjoelbannister@hotmail.co.uk Zion Arts Centre 6-8 December: ‘Inside the Lines’

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Hip hop theatre unites asylum seekers and host communities. An innovative hip hop theatre production has united young people from Greater Manchester's refugee and asylum seeker population with excluded youth from their host communities. Inside The Lines is an all-consuming physical and visual experience, fusing street dance with theatre, roots with breaks, and digital images with an original and partly live music score. The plot explores and exposes themes of migration and alienation. It tells the story of four teenagers - each with their own troubles – whose lives become entwined by the end of the show. Eric feels unloved and isolated and expresses himself through his sketch book and graffiti art. Nayim is an asylum seeker - a deep thinker who expresses himself through poetry. Sara is a young activist who has lost all connection with her parents' homeland. Her friend Eva is stifled by the area she has grown up in and wants to get out and see the wider world. The moving and uplifting tale draws from stories told by young people with refugee and asylum seeker status who took part in the Urban Music Theatre project run by Community Arts North West (CAN), in association with Zion Arts Centre. The production is directed by Chris Sudworth and produced by Yasmin Yaqub. Some of the cast and production crew of Inside the Lines have been blogging at http://www.insidethelines.org.uk Zion Arts Centre 355 Stretford Road Hulme Manchester M15 5EF Tickets £6/£4 on T: 0161 226 1912 or credit card bookings 0870 444 5556/ http://www.ticketline.co.uk/

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Tomorrow’s arts masterpieces for sale in Stoke-onTrent
AirSpace AirTrade Fine Art Auction Staffordshire University Pavilion, Stoke Road, Stoke-on-Trent Friday 14 December, 7pm mailto:info@airspacegallery.org, T: 01782 261 221

What: Where: When: Booking:

Auctioneer: Mike Wolfe AirTrade Exhibition

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AirSpace Gallery on 11 December, 7pm -9pm Viewing on 12 and 13 December, 11am - 5pm AirSpace is having an auction to raise funds to extend it's repertoire of exhibitions. Over 70 artists have pledged work and it is your opportunity to invest in work from both local and national artists, whilst supporting what is proving to be Stoke-on-Trent's most vibrant visual arts asset. All Artworks are available to view and bid for on the airspace website at http://www.airspacegallery.org/airtrade, as well as this there will be 3 viewing days at the AirSpace Gallery from the 11-13 December. Silent bids will also be taken on 01782 261221 on the 12th December from 11am and 5pm. The auction opens on the 14 December at 7pm at the Pavilion (Staffordshire University) and the auction starts at 8pm with guest auctioneer Mike Wolfe. All the artworks will be available for viewing on the night. Entertainment and refreshments will be available.

To RSVP your place at the auction please e-mail or telephone AirSpace. Thank you for your support, and would like to especially like to thank all the artists who donated work for AirTrade. Internationally renowned artist Paul Rooney is offering for original signed copies of his vinyl piece 'Lucy Over Lancashire'. The Powell and Weston Bronze wall relief, based on the Neo-Assyrian Stone panel (from around 645 BC housed in the British Museum) is a truly unique gifting idea and would grace the wall of any proud gardener. AirTrade can also reveal that Adam James has 4 prints on offer. Now don't go spreading this around, but we at AirTrade believe that James is one to watch! This could be the opportunity to get your hands on a masterpiece of the future! Other featured major artists and works include; Common Culture, Matt Robinson, Rachel Marsden... and limited edition prints from AirSpace. AirSpace Gallery 4 Broad Street Hanley Stoke on Trent Staffs ST1 4HL http://www.airspacegallery.org mailto:info@airspacegallery.org T: 01782 261 221 M: 07974011559

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AirSpace is funded by Arts Council England through the National Lottery. It is also supported by The Big Boost, Stoke-on-Trent City Council, Staffordshire University and Forth Estates.

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New season at Leeds Met Studio Theatre

Season continues with: Wednesday 5 & Thursday 6 December, 7.30pm Action Hero | A Western For more details on any of these performances go to http://www.leedsmet.ac.uk/arts where you can also download our brochure. To book call 0113 812 5998. Jaye Kearney Marketing Officer Leeds Met Gallery & Studio Theatre http://www.leedsmet.ac.uk/arts

10. RADAR arts projects presents sound show in Loughborough
What: Where: When: Cost: Contact: Janek Schaefer – „The sporting guide to the speed of sound‟ David Wallace Sports Hall, Loughborough University Sunday 2 December, 7.30pm £5, students £2 For further information go to http://www.lboro.ac.uk/service/arts/radar/ or telephone 01509 222960

One of the UK's most compelling sound artists, Janek Schaefer's bold, beautiful, compositions have earned him a worldwide reputation. His cult status rests on his trademark adapted tri-arm turntable, weaving live vinyl with found sounds into intimate, hypnotic and exhilarating soundscapes. For this commissioned work, the audience will take their place on a gym mat to hear Janek's latest soundscape, incorporating familiar sounds of balls rolling and bouncing on suspended floors, that will reverberate around the hall to form a unique concert experience.

11. The Lift Global Music Club
What: Where: When: Cost: Ska Wars and DJ Heather The Globe, High Street West, Glossop 1 December, 8.30pm-late £6 in advance, £8 on the door

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Andy Irvin plus George Fell The Globe, High Street West, Glossop 8 December, 8.30pm-late £8 in advance, £10 on the door

Andy Irvine has been hailed as "a tradition in himself." Musician, singer and songwriter, Andy has maintained both personal integrity and highly individual performing skills throughout his 40-year career. From Sweeney's Men in the mid sixties to the enormous success of Planxty in the 70s, to the Irish super group, Patrick Street, in the 80s, Andy has been a world music pioneer and icon for traditional music and musicians. Irvine occupies a unique place in the musical world, plying his trade as archetypal troubadour, with a solo show and travelling lifestyle that reflects his lifelong influence, Woody Guthrie. Few others can equal his repertoire, Irish traditional songs, dexterous Balkan dance tunes, and a compelling canon of his own material that defies description. "His forte, his genius is playing his mandolin, mandola and bouzouki. I have never heard such clarity of sound, such perfect and precise rhythmic variations or such brilliant melodic figures from this family of instruments." San Francisco Examiner "Andy Irvine's solo stage show is a musical travelogue through time and space. His right hand dexterity on bouzouki was nothing short of amazing." Frets Magazine Playing a half hour support set will be up and coming Glossop guitarist, 16-year old George Fell. George first picked up a guitar aged 11, having been captivated by the music in the Coen Brothers film "O Brother Where Art Thou". Under the guidance of Stefan Grossman's tuitional books, he taught himself to fingerpick in the styles of the pre-war bluesmen. A few years later, after discovering John Fahey and the guitarists on his Takoma label, he began composing his own instrumentals. George now combines his initial blues and ragtime influences with bluegrass, classical and jazz to create music in the tradition of the American Primitive Guitarists. What: Where: When: Cost: Christmas gig featuring Max Pashm and DJ Stan Glossop Town Hall, High Street West, Glossop 22 December, 8.30pm-late £10 in advance, £12 on the door

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Max Pashm Keyboards Vocals Beats and Percussion Merlin Shepherd Virtuoso Clarinet and sax player Laura Anstee Greek Lyra George Kypreos Bouzouki / Baglamas Using his skills as a percussionist and singer, he mixes electronic beats with vocals and world instruments, from a wide variety of different cultures and musical traditions, forming his own unique blend of world music. Rising to fame in the mid nineties as an early pioneer of ethnic/electro dance music, he released his first album 'Weddings barmitzvahs and funerals' on sony music in 1997... a reflection of his Jewish heritage, Greek and Arab influences and love of of global rhythms. The album was well acclaimed worldwide, along with Maxs blistering live international performances and dj sets at clubs, venues and festivals. The album enjoyed extensive radio play and both media and television coverage . Max's music went on to be a big hit in Greece, France, Switzerland, Israel, Czech and Holland. Max has remixed artists such as Robert Miles, Ekova, Simon and Garfunkel, X-Ray Specs and Headmix Collective and has worked with the likes of Nitin Sawney, The Levellers, The Bagdadies and Pavlos Papadakis and son. Reconstructions, continues the Pashm theme of ethnic/electro fusions incorporating organic world sounds with warm funky and hipnotic grooves. Max will be featuring Cretan lyra players and other guests for much of his live work and DJ sets can range from uplifting ethnic club dance, to chill out and completely traditional world music , like Klezmer, Greek and Balkan music, as heard in much of Maxs own songs and remixes. The Lift Global Music Club www.liftglobal.com/Calendar/calendar.html

12. Open Up Sheffield
What: When: Contact: Open Up Sheffield AGM Wednesday 5 December 2007, 6.30-9pm For further fetails and to confirm attendance openupsheffield@yahoo.com

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Pete McKee will be talking about his journey from council estate lad to international artist.

13. Conscious Void
What: Where: When: „Conscious Void‟ Upstairs Gallery, The City Gallery, Leicester 4-8 December

MA Fine Art Nottingham Trent University graduates Cat Preston and Lucy Stevens are collaborating for a five- day exhibition at the Upstairs Gallery of The City Gallery to combine traditional textiles with binaural audio technology. Using the Upstairs Gallery of The City Gallery as a host, the installation allows visitors to interact with the physical environment and listen to audio that has been created specifically for the site. Conscious Void examines the connotation of the empty space of the gallery and investigates how to fill it with existence. Preston and Stevens examine and respond to the everyday existence of the upstairs gallery space. The changing existence of the gallery environment is an important factor to the work of Stevens and forms the site- specific binaural audio installation. Preston responds to the beauty of the traditional feminine craft and its endurance of creation, creating a textile hanging within the gallery space. A limited edition CD containing binaural audio samples from the exhibition will be given away to the first 30 people that attend the exhibition.

Training and Networking 1. Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail

Friday 14 December, 9.30am–4.30pm, Nottingham Your marketing success will only be as good as the planning you put in. The point of marketing planning is to make sure that you focus on the things that will have the most impact and help you achieve your objectives. Sounds obvious, maybe, but its surprising how much marketing is done last minute.

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This one-day course will take you through the steps you need to take to achieve marketing success. It will cover auditing and analysing your existing marketing, setting your strategic objectives and organising your priorities into a marketing plan. During the day there will be plenty of time for questions and discussion so that individual issues can be addressed. This course is designed for people in small and medium sized arts organisations who have responsibility for marketing, often but not always as well as other responsibilities. It is designed to give you the tools to create successful marketing plans regardless of budgets and time. Peter Bolton, who will be facilitating the day, has over 20 years experience of working in the cultural sector. He has run concert halls and festivals and now runs his own events, projects and consultancy business, Ovation. For two years he ran the Arts & Business Audience Development Programme providing advice and information to small and medium sized arts organisations. Details Cost: £80+VAT per attendee (10% discount for members of the Arts & Business East Midlands Development Forum). This includes lunch, handouts and supporting material. To book a place contact Nick Lawford on (0115) 9216950 or by emailing nick.lawford@aandb.org.uk.

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What: Who: Where: When:

5-day Digital Video Production Course, Manchester
5-day Digital Video Production WFA Manchester Monday 10-Friday 14 December 2007, 9.30am to 5.00pm (applications by Friday 30th November)

This popular introductory, production based module, is designed to familiarise the participants with the Digital Video tools & techniques required to produce a short film from research / scripting to shooting & editing. Emphasis is on group work, mutual support & a co-operative approach. The course delivers a hands on, practical approach for new or recent users of DV camcorders and Mac Final Cut Pro editing software, exploring its creative & technical range as well as the basics of setting up and managing a programme. On successful completion participants are awarded a WFA Certificate of Completion. The course will comprise up to 15 participants (in 3 groups of 4-5) including a group of up to 5 Deaf participants. A BSL Interpreter will be available for the 5 days. The course is FREE if you live in Manchester and you are Deaf or from a BME

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background. If you live outside Manchester the subsidised cost of the course is £179 (include VAT) If you are Deaf and would like to know more about the course there is a BSL video clip on WFA's website http://www.wfamedia.co.uk and there will be a Question and Answer Session & tour of the facilities at WFA on Wednesday 21st November from 11.30 am to 1.00pm. A BSL interpreter will be provided. If you wish to attend please let us know. Women, BME people and disabled people are encouraged to apply as they are under-represented in our industry. If you would like to apply to come on the course please send WFA an email (mailto:wfa@timewarp.co.uk) or download an application from the website http://www.wfamedia.co.uk or contact WFA at: 9 Lucy St, Manchester M15 4BX Tel: 0161 848 9782/5 Fax: 0161 848 9783 Applications should be returned to WFA by Friday 30 November interviews will be on Tuesday 4 December. The course is funded by CN4M / ESF, The National Lottery Fund, NW Vision+ Media and WFA.

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Creative Launchpad Course Calendar for the autumn
Skills in the East Midlands – towards a shared evidence base East Midlands Intelligence Network Government Office for the East Midlands, Nottingham Tuesday 4th December 2007, 9:30 – 14:00

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What: Who: Where: When:

Skills in the East Midlands – towards a shared evidence base
Skills in the East Midlands – towards a shared evidence base East Midlands Intelligence Network Government Office for the East Midlands, Nottingham Tuesday 4th December 2007, 9:30 – 14:00

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Intelligence East Midlands and the East Midlands Cultural Observatory would like to invite you to the next meeting of the East Midlands Intelligence Network. Delivered in collaboration with the Employment, Skills and Productivity Partnership (esp), this event is the first of two and will: • Disseminate the latest information on skills in the East Midlands including findings from the Skills Survey, the principle source of information on individual skills needs. Offer responses to the findings from esp partner organisations such as the Learning and Skills Council. Increase understanding of the skills evidence available in the region and identify gaps. Enable participants to discuss the implications of the evidence for the region and their organisation.

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As well as keynote speakers there will be opportunities for questions, round-table discussions and a networking lunch. A follow up event in the new year will explore the evidence and implications for a variety of sectors in more detail. Do you have new or interesting evidence on skills in your sector or local area? Do you have a project you would like to discuss with the network? If so we‟d like to hear from you. We can accommodate short presentations in the programme of planned events or include papers in delegate packs. We are particularly keen to involve local and subregional organisations in sharing their evidence and perspectives. For more information on the Intelligence Network contact Rachel Moreton, IEM Coordinator or Abigail Diamond, Cultural Observatory Director on info@regenerationem.co.uk or by phone on 0870 240 4459.

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Cultural Olympiad Presentation
A presentation from Paul Brookes, Creative Programmer 2012 Olympics, East Midlands Cultivate East Midlands Dean Room, emda, Apex Court, City Link, Nottingham NG2 4LA Monday 10 December 2007, 3:30–4.45pm info@cultivate-em.com

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The Olympic Games and Paralympic Games are not just about sport. They will also celebrate cultures, people and languages in London, regions across the UK and around the world. Appointed as Creative Programmer for the East Midlands, Paul Brookes is our regional representative. Paul will lead on bringing the Cultural Olympiad to life in the East Midlands and act as the first point of contact, giving information and advice on how to join in with the Cultural Olympiad. This free presentation gives an ideal opportunity for individuals and organisations from the cultural sector to find out more about possible involvement with the Cultural Olympiad. Paul will be explaining the three tier structure that has been developed (dividing the Cultural Olympiad into 3 main categories: Mandatory Ceremonies, Major and bid projects and the UK Cultural Festival) and updating on the impact of the Legacy Trust on funding the programme. Join us at 3.30pm for afternoon tea and mince pies. Places are limited so please email info@cultivate-em.com to reserve a place.

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Focal Point networking returns

Following the success of the inaugural series earlier this year, Focal Point – CIDS‟ free networking event for new and pre-start creative business people - returns with three more dates for your diaries. Originally intended to complement the Creative Focus programme, Focal Point is a relaxed and friendly forum for networking incorporating the Focal Point Gallery – a rapid fire show and tell platform for creatives starting out in business. Focal Point is the perfect place for you to meet and mingle with other creatives starting out in business, share ideas, discuss issues you might be facing and to find out more about what‟s new in Manchester‟s creative community. If you would like to talk about a new area of your business, get feedback on your work or just brush up your presentation skills, why not present your creative work in The Focal Point Gallery? Contact Tanya Smith on tanya@cids.co.uk or 0800 1691143 for more information. The Focal Point series continues with events into next year: Monday 14 January - 6:00pm - 9:00pm – Urbis Monday 3 March - 6.00pm - 9.00pm – Urbis

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newsletter 30 November 2007
Progress – development programme for small or emerging arts organisations
Progress Cultivate East Midlands Dean Room, emda, Apex Court, City Link, Nottingham NG2 4LA Deadline for applications 21 December 2007 Free tina@cultivate-em.com, T: 0115 9352015

What: Who: Where: When: Cost: Bookings:

If you are a small or emerging not-for-profit arts company based in Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham, Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland that wants to PROGRESS then this is the programme for you. Cultivate, in partnership with Creative Launchpad, Creative Leicestershire and Derbyshire Arts Development Group, is offering you the opportunity to be given in-depth advice on how you can develop, alongside a bespoke programme of capacity building activity which could include training, mentoring or consultancy or even a mix of them all. PROGRESS is free to eligible applicants, so find out now if this is for you and how you can PROGRESS. The first phase of the programme will close for applications on 21st December 2007 so dont delay it, contact us NOW. www.cu.tivate-em.com

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Come and be an idiot in Nottingham

Come and be an idiot in Nottingham. Rough & Ready Theatre will be running a six week fool school in Nottingham. The course will cover: Play & Spontaneity The idiot The fool The clown Improvisation Voice & Text Storytelling Physical Theatre Course Starts: Monday 7 January 2008

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For full details email:mailto:we-are-idiots@rock.com Release the idiot!

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