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Hallowed Tales from the Valley

Posted: August 27, 2014 at 2:30 pm

action factory

Hallowed Tales from the Valley is a visual and performance event which involves five groups from across Blackburn with Darwen in telling their own ‘sacred stories’. Action Factory have brought together communities of all ages and cultural backgrounds with professional artists to bring those stories to life for an exciting and thought-provoking live event at Blackburn […]

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mailout at the London Mela

Posted: September 2, 2014 at 12:30 pm

At the recent London Mela, mailout were excited to clamber out from behind our computer screens, and become 3D for the day.  We were there enjoying the last of the summer sun, eating some great food, and  asking questions of  local people in Gunnersby Park. mailout is currently exploring new ways of evaluating events-  we like […]

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Ask the Audience ‘Exploring Participatory Decision Making

Posted: September 3, 2014 at 2:40 pm


Following on from Leeds Metropolitan University’s recent series of Knowledge Exchange Network seminars, they have developed four short CPD courses looking at issues and strategies within the arts sector. Each module is taught over two days, affording students the opportunity to hear from academic and industry experts, reflect on and share their own personal experiences […]

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Appreciating Aspects of Art Conference

Posted: December 5, 2013 at 11:00 am

From 20th August to 23rd December

Date: 20th – 23rd August 2014  Location: Weetwood Hall Conference Centre & Hotel in Leeds The Appreciating Aspects of Art Conference, that will take place between 20th and 23rd of August 2014 at Weetwood Hall Conference Centre & Hotel in Leeds, will provide a unique opportunity for guests to immerse themselves in the art and […]

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The SELF: A collection of work made by participants of Cartwheel Arts

Posted: August 30, 2014 at 2:30 pm

From 17th September to 17th October
the self

Exhibition: 17th September – 17th October Venue: Communitea Rooms, 234 Yorkshire Street, OL16 2DP Organiser: Cartwheel Arts The SELF: A collection of work made by participants of Cartwheel Arts, Art for Well-being courses. Sculpture, photography, painting and sketchbooks explore personal themes connected to the idea of the self. The exhibition will be launched on 17th October. At the […]

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Performers needed for Castle of Dreams project, Beam (Wakefield Lit Fest)

Posted: August 18, 2014 at 11:00 am

From 18th September to 30th September

Following the success of last year’s Wakefield Wordwalk (as part of Wakefield Lit Fest) Beam are looking for enthusiastic volunteer performers aged 16 plus (no upper age limit) to take audiences on a magical journey around Sandal Castle, Wakefield! Audiences will be transported from Wakefield city centre on our special bus to Sandal Castle, where […]

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Refugee Torture Survivors perform in Manchester this Sunday for International Peace Day

Posted: September 19, 2014 at 11:00 am

Event date: 21st September

Stone Flowers performance at Manchester Food and Drink Festival for International Peace Day. Musicians without Borders and Freedom from Torture NW support torture survivors with their rehabilitation through a ground-breaking project Stone Flowers. We work with survivors to write poems, song lyrics and melodies, learning new instruments and singing in each others languages.  Stone Flowers will […]

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Darnhill Festival and Cartwheel Arts invite you to Meet The Artists!

Posted: September 8, 2014 at 12:30 pm

Event date: 23rd September
festival logo free

Meet the artists! An opportunity to take part in a day of free workshops with two leading lights in the field of street theatre and carnival arts – Sue Auty of Whalley Range All Stars and Lisa Gort of Cloud Factory. Tuesday 23rd September 10am till 4pm at The Pop Up Literature and Ideas Shop, Unit 20, Wheatsheaf Centre, Yorkshire St, Rochdale […]

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Thrilling new arts programme announced for The Festival of Thrift

Posted: July 24, 2014 at 11:00 am

From 27th September to 28th September
Carboot Disco Bingo

Home Live Art returns to Festival of Thrift, on September 27 and 28, with its ‘Alternative Village Fete’ – an energetic, celebratory programme of new work and ideas exploring the idea of thrift. The first in a series of announcements in the Festival’s arts programme the Home Live Art’s Alternative Village Fete will this year bring an all-new […]

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Rituals for Our Lives – A Rites of Passage Autumn School

Posted: May 26, 2014 at 12:30 pm

Event date: 29th September

It takes courage to mark key moments of change in our lives, especially if they are associated with difficulty or loss. Consciously celebrating these transitions helps us to let go of the past and move forward but it can be hard to draw attention to ourselves or to know exactly what to do. This intensive course offers answers to […]

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Sannidhi – a conference on new directions in Indian arts

Posted: July 10, 2014 at 2:30 pm

From 30th September to 2nd October

Milapfest are organising their first conference in many years, It is called Sannidhi and . Sannidhi is a ground breaking global conference for artists. arts professionals and academics engaged with Indian Arts in all its form that will take place from 30 September to 2 October Why Sannidhi? We all know that the arts are […]

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Beyond the Obvious – from producing things to nurturing social capital Culture Action Europe Annual Public Conference and General Meeting

Posted: September 19, 2014 at 2:30 pm

From 9th October to 11th October

October 9-11, 2014 Newcastle Gateshead (UK) [IN A NUTSHELL] Three thought-provoking days to look beyond the obvious assumptions and beliefs of the cultural sector to explore the future borders and edges of culture to leverage human networks and arts so as to actively shape social change to shift the focus from “producing things” to “nurturing […]

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Invitation to Stay Up Late: Annual General Meeting

Posted: September 8, 2014 at 2:30 pm

Event date: 12th October
Stay Up Late

Stay Up Late would like to invite you to their annual general meeting, Sunday 12th Oct, 10am to 1pm at their office in Brighton. Prestamex House, 171-173 Preston Road, Brighton, BN1 6AG. Earlier this year we were chatting with the trustees about how best to shape the future work of the charity and we knew straight away that the best way to […]

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Arts Development UK Conference: Arts for Life

Posted: August 5, 2014 at 11:00 am

From 16th October to 17th October
Arts Development UK

16th & 17th October 2014 Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay ADUK have now confirmed the programme for the annual ADUK conference, which this year is taking place at the WMC in Cardiff Bay on 16th and 17th October. A brochure and booking form should be available shortly. Speakers confirmed include Peter Stark OBE, Professor Dai Smith (Chair of Arts […]

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Family Arts Festival invites you to take part

Posted: September 1, 2014 at 12:30 pm

From 17th October to 2nd November

All UK arts organisations, large or small, are invited to take part in the Family Arts Festival between 17 October – 2 November 2014. Last year’s festival included a mixture of voluntary and amateur groups alongside professional companies, totalling over 900 organisations putting on 2,300 events, and was a huge success. Events cover theatre, art, […]

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Creative Care International presents Creative Dementia One-Day Conference

Posted: September 5, 2014 at 2:30 pm

Event date: 25th October

Saturday 25 October  Wells, Somerset Creative Care International provides courses and the resources to enable those who care for older people, to tap into their creative energies and engage them through the power of the arts in new ways that can often open up channels of communication thought previously lost. Creative Care International will be […]

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Abu Dhabi Art 2014

Posted: March 6, 2014 at 11:00 am

From 5th November to 8th November
Abu Dhabi Art

Dates: 5 – 8 November Location: Saadiyat Cultural District, Saadiyat Island Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Art continues to redefine the notion of an art fair through its programme, with the sixth edition taking place from 5 – 8 November 2014. This year’s Abu Dhabi Art will present unique programmes of art, talks and […]

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CREATIVE COLLISIONS: Conference Uniting Young People

Posted: September 2, 2014 at 3:03 pm

Event date: 6th November

Thursday 6 November, London Following the success of the Creative Collisions conference in 2013, which energised over 500 delegates, the youth sector will once again unite on Thursday 6 November. The partnership has grown to be 10 organisations strong and our exciting venue, The Copper Box at the Olympic Park, ensures we can deliver something […]

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Engage Conference 2014: Disruptive Influences? Innovation & Gallery Education

Posted: September 17, 2014 at 11:00 am

From 10th November to 12th November

Venues across Leeds, 10 & 11 November Fringe events across Yorkshire, 10, 11 & 12 November The engage Conference 2014 will explore the broad and inspiring theme of innovation in the context of education and learning in galleries, museums and the visual arts. The programme will consider gallery education and examine where practice has […]

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Foundation for Community Dance – People Dancing International Event 2014

Posted: November 23, 2013 at 11:00 am

From 13th November to 15th November
Foundations of Community Dance

The Foundation for Community Dance are holding a inaugural international community dance event, People Dancing, which will take place in Cardiff, Wales between 13-15 November 2014 at Wales Millennium Centre and other venues across the city. Artists and leaders in the field will come together to share practice and approaches to engagement in dance across different international, economic, social […]

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ArtWorks Scotland Conference 2014: Sharing the Learning

Posted: September 9, 2014 at 12:30 pm

Event date: 19th November

Wednesday 19th November, Surgeons’ Hall, Edinburgh This year’s ArtWorks Scotland Conference offers an exciting opportunity to hear about ArtWorks findings and learning across the UK. Contributors will share perspectives on quality, professional development and knowledge exchange between sectors working within arts in participatory settings. It will give participants a chance to explore new approaches within their […]

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International Conference – “Theatre Between Tradition and Contemporaneity”

Posted: April 15, 2014 at 11:00 am

From 18th December to 22nd December

Date: December 18 – 22, 2014 Location: Carrara – Tuscany, Italy “Theatre Between Tradition and Contemporaneity” is the annual international multidisciplinary conference researching the Bridge between Tradition and Contemporaneity in performing arts. Theatre – Dance – Music – Visual & Multimedia Art – Arts administration – Theater Design and Technology The conference meeting is recommended […]

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International Performing Arts Conference – Carrara, Italy

Posted: July 23, 2014 at 11:00 am

From 18th December to 22nd December

From Thursday 18th – Tuesday 22nd December Theater – Dance – Music – Visual and Multimedia Art – Arts Administration – Performing Arts Training – Theater Design and Technology International Conference is inviting participants to the marble city of Carrara, Italy! The conference meeting is highly recommended to performing arts practitioners and researchers from different […]

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