Suggestions for discussion topics/speakers are always welcome.
**Wednesday 30 March and 6 April – NO MEETINGS due to Easter holidays**
Wednesday 13 April – subject TBC
Wednesday 20 April - Sam Ruddock from Writers Centre Norwich and Marion Catlin Culture Shift will be speaking to the group about the Clore programme **NB. location for this meeting TBC**
Wednesday 27 April – NO MEETING as it is the day for 61% and smiling – Bridging the Gap between Arts and Wellbeing conference to which all are invited (see details below and attached)
61% and Smiling - Brisging the gap between Arts and Health
At: OPEN, 20 Bank Plain, Norwich
A conference event aimed at professionals from both the health and wellbeing sector and from the arts and culture sector who would like to explore how they can more effectively work together, using data and learning from national and local programmes.
Cost: £25 earlybird till 31 March, £35 per delegate thereafter.
Free to Creative Communities Consortium members – 1 representative per organisation.
This conference is part of the Norfolk Arts and Wellbeing programme funded by:
Arts Council England, alongside crucial contributions from Norfolk County Council Arts and Adult Social Services, Breckland District Council & NorseCare
True Stories LIVE at Norwich Arts Centre
A brand new night in the City of Stories where people come together and share their own true stories. Based around a given theme, told without notes. Intimate, interesting, anecdotal storytelling from non-performers and performers alike. Want to get involved? April’s theme is: LOST AND FOUND. To speak at the event, email email@example.com – see link and attachment for guidelines.
Get Creative Day – 2 April & NORTH WYMONDHAM GETS CREATIVE!
We know that there are Champions up and down the country planning amazing events for Get Creative Day. We want as many people as possible to know about what’s happening in their area.
If you haven’t done so already, please enter your event details on this link: https://lineupnow.com/submit/?origin=www.bbc.co.uk
We look forward to hearing about your events!
The Get Creative team
NORTH WYMONDHAM GETS CREATIVE
What does a professional carver and printmaker, a prize winning short story writer and a new playwright have in common? They will all be taking part in the Community Arts event on April 2, hosted by North Wymondham Community Centre, as part the national BBC “Get Creative” community arts initiative.
Between 10.00am and 2.00pm the community building in Lime Tree Avenue, Wymondham, will be the venue for a wide range of arts-related activities, under the title of “Art of the Community”.
Bunwell-based Artist, Sculptor and Carver, Andy Hibberd, will be on hand to share his passion for print making. Local poets, novelists and playwrights will present extracts of their work from 10.00am – 12 noon and there will be contributions from some local musicians from 12 noon – 2.00pm. Activities taking place throughout the event include painting, colouring for adults, a display of various handcrafts and photography.
Entry is free and refreshments will be served by community centre volunteers.
For more details, visit www.Facebook.com/North-Wymondham-Community-Association.
BP is to end its sponsorship of the Tate after 26 years, blaming the “challenging business environment” http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/mar/11/bp-to-end-tate-sponsorship-climate-protests
Sadiq Khan has reinforced his commitment to support the arts in London if he becomes mayor https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2016/sadiq-khan-mayoral-manifesto-puts-london-arts-plan-in-black-and-white/
Green Party mayoral candidate Sian Berry has vowed to “rewrite London’s planning rules” to benefit fringe venues if elected https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2016/mayoral-hopeful-sian-berry-pledges-fringe-venue-support/
The Welsh government pumps £165k into community culture scheme https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2016/welsh-government-pumps-165k-into-community-culture-scheme/
Good Chance Theatre in Calais dismantled despite exemption https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2016/good-chance-theatre-in-calais-dismantled-despite-exemption/
The latest fire at the Derby Hippodrome 'was arson attack ' http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/derby-hippodrome-fire-latest-blaze-at-landmark-theatre-was-arson-attack-a6929546.html
Ed Vaizey has agreed to meet Bradford MPs and the Science Museum Group to discuss a “secret backroom deal” that secured the transfer of a world-famous photography collection from the National Media Museum in Bradford to London http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/mar/13/ed-vaizey-to-meet-bradford-mps-over-museum-row
What's On Stage critic Michael Coveney announces he will step down in April http://www.whatsonstage.com/london-theatre/news/michael-coveney-steps-down-critic-whatsonstage_39943.html
Low income workers are facing a 500% tax hike https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2016/low-income-theatre-workers-face-500-tax-hike/
Deadline Extension – India Theatre Programme
In response to requests from applicants, the submission deadline for applications to the India Theatre Programme has been extended to 30 April 2016.
Do note, the applications are being considered on a rolling basis. The decision on the application will be conveyed within five working days from the date we receive the application. Keeping this in mind, we strongly urge applicants to send in their applications at the earliest to give you enough time for travel and other personal arrangements.
If you have any queries, please feel free to email us on firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to receiving your applications.
For further information about the application process, please look through our website
The India Theatre Programme
2nd July - 31st July 2016
Application Deadline - 30 April 2016
The Drama School, Mumbai invites applications from theatre makers, actors, dancers and performance artists for this intensive 4 week training and creation workshop in Pondicherry, India.
This immersive residency is for 24 individual practitioners from across the world, seeking to inform and enhance their own personal practice through understanding universal principles of performance as found in three Indian traditional performing art forms. The training will be conducted by nationally recognized masters of these forms, and guided throughout by the award winning ex-director of The National School of Drama, India’s foremost training institution for the dramatic arts.
Indian dramatic practice dates back to the 1st century BCE, if not earlier, and its fundamental principles have informed performance practices from across the world (such as Grotowski, Stanislavsky, Zarrilli and Schechner to name a just a few).
The first three weeks of the programme will be dedicated to training in the various forms and understanding the principles that can be taken into contemporary practice, the final week will be a guided creation exercises designed to assimilate and apply these learnings.