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1.Hello

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2.Doorstep Film Screenings

Page 04-05

3.South East Northumberland Events & News

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4.Regional Events & News

Page 30-35

5.Funding

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March 2013 Newsletter Welcome to the Art e Facts monthly arts development e-newsletter for South East Northumberland. If you would like to include any of your arts and cultural events, please contact Sophie Millington on smillington@bval.co.uk by 15th March.

About Us Queen’s Hall Arts now oversees arts development for Northumberland. BVAL remain a key partner of the arts development in South East Northumberland in support, strategy and delivery. Blyth Valley Arts & Leisure arts development department is responsible for projects and programs that encourage high levels of participation and appreciation of the arts in South East Northumberland. We are funded by Northumberland County Council and Arts Council England Joanne Burke Sophie Millington Arts and Film Development Officer Arts Development Apprentice (01670) 622210 (01670) 622215 JBurke@bval.co.uk smillington@bval.co.uk

IMPORTANT READING Arts and Culture review and research documents The South East Northumberland Arts Development Study http://www.queenshall.co.uk/about-us/studies--reports With the support of Arts Council England (ACE) managed funds, Queen’s Hall Arts - who will oversee arts development for the county - commissioned this study into the development of a clear arts strategy for the southeast of the county. The State of the Region report http://thesagegateshead.org/about-us/bridge-north-east/state-of-the-region-report-2012 The State of the Region report is a snapshot of what the region looks like now and has been compiled over the past 9 months. It includes information on the Arts Councils National Portfolio Organisations (NPOs) and the activities they run for children and young people as well as the context that many of our young people live within. The Henley Review http://www.dcms.gov.uk/publications/8875.aspx This independent review of Cultural Education in England was commissioned at the request of the Secretary of State for Education and the Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries. Darren Henley, Managing Director of Global Radio's national classical music station, Classic FM, was asked to consider how we can ensure the ambition that every child should experience a wide variety of high quality cultural experiences, ensuring both quality and best use of public investment. If you would like to unsubscribe from these emails please contact me with your name and I will remove you from the contact list.


Doorstep Pictures is a mobile cinema provision for Northumberland. We also provide support and development for film societies and community cinemas. We reach 22 community venues across Northumberland. We love film! and we love to support access to film in its many forms! Doorstep Pictures is part of the Northumberland Film Network which is a partnership between Blyth Valley Arts & Leisure, Queen's Hall Arts and Northumberland County. doorsteppictures.blogspot.com

Date

01.3.13

13.3.13

10.3.13

30.3.13

Screening to start at

Venue

7pm

Morpeth Town Hall 17 Market Place Morpeth NE61 1LZ

Venue contact

Film

Certificate

Frank Rescigno Salmon Fishing 01665 574384 In The Yemen

12

Isabella Community Centre Ogle Drive Blyth

Stephen Perry 01670 368216

Rise of the Guardians

PG

6:30 pm

WOODHORN Museum and Northumberland Archives QEII Country Park Ashington Northumberland NE63 9YF

Liz Ritson 01670 624480

Sense and Sensibility

U

7:00pm

Morpeth Town Hall 17 Market Place Morpeth NE61 1LZ

Frank Rescigno 01665 574384

Northern Flamethen The Artist

PG

6.45pm

FREE SCREENINGS at Newbiggin and Shilbottle! Ring the venues below to find out what's on at their film Club nights! Every last Friday of the month @

Newbiggin Maritime Centre 01670 811951

http://www.newbigginmaritimecentre.org.uk/ and Shilbottle

Community Hall, NE66 2XH 01665 575997 or 01665 575978 http://www.shilbottlecommunityhall.co.uk/


Blyth Valley Arts & Leisure centres are now available as exhibition space! If you would like to exhibit your work please contact: Joanne Burke – 01670 622210 jburke@bval.co.uk

Until 19th April


SMALL GRANTS SCHEME South East Northumberland 2012 Queen’s Hall Arts is committed to widening access to the arts and supporting local artists and arts organizations across Northumberland. We provide some direct financial support for arts activities through the operation of a small grants scheme. In South East Northumberland we to aim to award around 10 grants per year of up to £400. For further details about the scheme and an application form please contact Joanne Burke, Film and Arts Development Officer

jburke@bval.co.uk Queen’s Hall Arts are an independent Charity supported by Northumberland County Council and Arts Council England.

‘Arts Award in Motion’ A pilot project for South East Northumberland Report by Sarah Hudson– Project Manager The South East Northumberland Arts Award Pilot Project was a research and delivery project to assess levels of engagement in the award and to proactively support 6 pilot schools in developing an accredited framework for young people to develop as artists and arts leaders. This has been a partnership project between BVAL, QHA, NCC, Arts Council England and Arts Award -Trinity College London. The Report can be downloaded from http://www.bval.co.uk/Default.aspx? page=967 Or requested by email from jburke@bval.co.uk


‘Youth works’ event invitation Young people in Northumberland have been invited to attend a special event in Ashington to meet agencies and organisations offering training, apprenticeships and courses. The ‘Youth works!’ event is organised by Northumberland County Council’s employability and skills and youth services teams. It is aimed at 16 to 19-year -old young people not in education, employment or training (NEET), although those up to the age of 24 would also be welcome. The event will run on Monday 4 March, 10am to 2pm at Hirst Welfare Centre in Ashington. During the day those attending will be able to speak to a qualified personal advisor for information, advice and guidance. Representatives from a range of organisations will also be on hand to explain about the employment and training opportunities they have on offer and provide help filling in application forms. Referral to agencies and interviews may also be arranged at the event. The following organisations will be taking part: BL Hairdressing, BUZZ, Fired Up, Northumberland Adult Learning Service, The Prince’s Trust, Northumberland College, The Legacies, Skills4U, CSV, Igen Ltd, Job Centre Plus, Sure Start, Open Learning Centre, Family Wise, Women’s Health and Advice Centre (WHAC), the NHS and Ashington Community Development Trust. Sandwiches, tea and coffee will also be on offer and everyone who attends will be entered into a FREE prize draw to win a Kindle Fire and many other prizes. Robin Casson, head of learning and skills at Northumberland County Council, said: “This event will bring a number of agencies together under one roof, so we hope that this will provide young people in the Ashington area with the ideal opportunity to get practical help applying for courses, training and jobs. There are opportunities available, so we hope that lots of young people will attend to find out more.”


20,000 VOICES Contact us for more information: 01670 852445 info@20000voices.org www.20000voices.org

CRAMLINGTON COMMUNITY CHOIR

All welcome – no experience necessary Come along and give it a try....

Wednesdays, 7.30 - 9.00pm Doxford Place Methodist Church Hall, Cramlington, NE23 6DY Fees: £3 per session

20,000 Voices is a company limited by guarantee Company Number 3550680 and a Registered Charity Number 1073394


20,000 VOICES Contact us for more information: 01670 852445 info@20000voices.org www.20000voices.org

NEWBIGGIN COMMUNITY CHOIR

All welcome – no experience necessary Come along and give it a try....

Fridays, 2.00 – 3.30pm Simonside Hall. Newbiggin by the Sea, NE64 6PU Fees: £3 per session

20,000 Voices is a company limited by guarantee Company Number 3550680 and a Registered Charity Number 1073394


Latest newsletter http://listenupnorth.com/writer-profile/470 Link to the dedicated Hartley Page which also contains a full list of recorded poems.


A NEW SPACE FOR ART During December Headway Arts & The Seven Stars Northumberland’s Learning Disabled Theatre Co—whom we support through the Northern Rock Foundation—have moved into the old United Reformed Church on Waterloo Road, Blyth. We are now working on transforming this atmospheric and well-loved landmark into the freshly named 'Headway ArtSpace' - a new place for creative people in Northumberland - somewhere everyone is welcome, an international centre of innovation, a making space for art, facilities for visiting artists & a beautiful new home for The Seven Stars, Random Young People’s Theatre Co... oh and not forgetting our Headway HQ! Visit our website for information about our official big hoo-har in 2013: headwayarts.co.uk ‘BIG’ GRANT AWARDED We are delighted to announce that through The Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund we have been awarded £245,622 for 'Come Together' a fantastic project consolidating our creative and performing arts work with and for learning disabled people. The funds will help us to create a new post. Needless to say we are very excited about this & are now looking for a brilliant person to join the company to help make it happen. Details on our website: headwayarts.co.uk


Northumberlandia is a landmark feature designed by world renowned artist Charles Jencks, which celebrates the earth's natural power and the human ability to reshape landscape into a dramatic form. Lying at the entrance to south east Northumberland, near the town of Cramlington, she is around 34 metres high and 400 metres in length. Most importantly Northumberlandia is the centrepiece for a 19 hectare public park in the urban fringe between the rolling countryside of mid Northumberland and the urban areas of south east Northumberland and Newcastle to the south. Work has been ongoing constructing the landform since 2010 and Northumberlandia has gradually risen from the ground. In total 1.5 million tonnes of soil and clay from Shotton Surface Mine has been used to create this ambitious piece of public art. The construction was privately funded by the Banks Group and Blagdon Estate. Northumberlandia opened on 3rd September 2012.


Posted on behalf of the Land Trust:

On the Monday 11th March, the week of Red Nose Day, The Lady of the North will be supporting Comic Relief by donning a Red Nose. Although a lady would never tell, Northumberlandia’s nose is 9.7m wide (cheek to cheek), the width at the top of the nose is 3.2m and the height is 4.6m. We can’t think of a bigger nose. So we reckon this could be the World’s biggest red nose. We are going to talk to the people at the Guinness book of records to see if we can make it official. We want this to be a collective effort so please get involved too, there are two ways which you can help:• Create a 1m square red collage – get your school, group, workplace or friends to create part of this historic nose. You can use anything you like as long as it’s red and will stand up to the elements for a few hours. However we suggest you use unwanted red clothes, which after the event can be ‘cashed in’ to support Comic Relief • Or you can donate any old, unwanted red clothes which we can use to create the nose. You can please drop these off at Northumberlandia before Monday 11th March (please only leave donations when the site is open and there is a warden on hand, thank you) or at Concordia Leisure Centre in Cramlington who have kindly agreed to help. To get involved and for more information contact enquiries@thelandtrust.org.uk. We are being supported by the wonderful DUCK - Durham University Charities Kommittee, who will be assembling the nose and putting it in place on the day. We are also thankful to UK Tarps Ltd who have given us a massive red tarpaulin that will form the base of the nose. And if you want to join Northumberlandia and support Comic Relief by donning a Red Nose, £1 with at least 60p going to Comic Relief. Available from Sainsbury’s, Oxfam and rednoseday.com) This year they’re ‘Dinosesaurs’ – three prehysteric creatures designed to have the nation roaring with laughter. For more information on Comic Relief and and how to support Red Nose Day visit www.rednoseday.com/


Five Ring Circus, Youth Club @ North Tyneside We are North Tyneside Youth Circus; a club that was created for children and young people in the area to encourage them to run away and join the circus! We are based at Whitley Bay High School and meet every Tuesday evening. The club is mainly made up of young people from the age of 12 upwards, with a few big kids there to teach us stuff, like Helen, Steve and Rob from Let’s Circus. Most sessions, we learn skills like juggling and aerial as a group, and there is also an ‘open toybox’ so that people can practise with toys of their choice. Circus leaders are always around to help us learn new tricks and to make sure everybody stays safe. Touring performers and teachers occasionally come along to the club with new or more advanced skills to share. The North Tyneside Youth Circus group is a great place to learn new skills, and has a really friendly, relaxed atmosphere where it is easy to make new friends. There are often circus events and street festivals in the area, and most of the North Tyneside group usually go along to these. We often get the chance to perform at these events, as well as join in with the other activities that are going on. Getting involved with the club has meant that many of us have had the chance to meet international artists and we have also been given various opportunities to travel and to get involved with other youth circuses in the country. General Five Ring Circus queries

Helen Averley – helen@circuscentral.co.uk Events or workshop queries

Steve Cousins info@letscircus.com

5th March

Maurice Dickson

12th March

Singers Night

19th March

Singers Night

26th March

Pete Scott

The Hind, Dewley, Cramlington, Northumberland NE23 6DT

(01670) 715106


MOVE IT community dance deliver a range of dance and fitness activities throughout the South East of Northumberland. All ages and abilities are welcome to the weekly sessions and classes are all very reasonably priced! For information about classes please contact Sophie Johnson: sjohnson@bval.co.uk 01670 542589 www.bval.co.uk Facebook – Move It Community Dance Twitter – @BVAL_MAKEAMOVE These classes only run through term time!

Monday: Young @ Heart

11.00-11.45

Nelson Village Community Centre

O’50s

£1.00

Adult Salsa

1.00-2.00

The Buffalo Centre, Blyth

18+

£2.00

Cheer Camp!

4.30-5.15

The Buffalo Centre, Blyth

6+

£1.50

Hoop Dance

5.15-6.00

The Buffalo Centre, Blyth

6+

£1.50

Adult Just Jhoom!

7.00-8.00

Seaton Delaval Arts Centre

18+

£3.00

Buggy Fit

10.30-11.30

Astley Park

Parents

Free

Fitness with Childcare

1.00-2.00

Northburn Sports & Community Centre

Parents

£3.00

BOP 2 the TOP

4.15–5.00

The Buffalo Centre, Blyth

6+

£1.50

Funky Divas

4.15-5.00

Sporting Club Cramlington

6+

£1.50

Adult Salsacise

3.00-4.00

Bedlington Salvation Army

18+

£3.00

Break-a-Move

4.00-4.45

Concordia Leisure Centre

6+

£1.50

BOP to the TOP

4.30-5.15

Northburn Sports & Community Centre

6+

£1.50

Cheer Camp!

5.15-6.00

Northburn Sports & Community Centre

6+

£1.50

Hoop Dance

5.15-6.00

Seaton Sluice Community Centre

6+

£1.50

Young @ Heart

10.30-11.30

Seaton Sluice Community Centre

O’50s

£1.50

Buggy Fit

10.30-11.30

New Hartley Community Centre

Freestyle Disco Dolls

3.15-4.00

Diddy Divas

Tuesday:

Wednesday:

Thursday:

Parents

Free

Sporting Club Cramlington

11 +

Free

3.30-4.15

The Buffalo Centre, Blyth

2-6

£1.50

Funky Divas

4.15-5.00

The Buffalo Centre, Blyth

6+

£1.50

Ability 2 Play Dance

4.30-5.15

Concordia Leisure Centre

6+

£2.00

Arts Award

5.30-6.30

Northburn Sports & Community Centre

11+

Free

ZUMBA Gold

11.30-12.15

Bedlington Salvation Army

18+

£3.00

Mini Moves

4.00-5.00

Northburn Sports & Community Centre

5-10

£2.00

Mega Moves

5.00-6.00

Northburn Sports & Community Centre

11+

£2.00

Friday:


Highlights announces Spring Programme

February– June 2013 NEW SHOWS TOURING TO NORTHUMBERLAND HALLS Northumberland audiences will be able to join a live darts match, eat motivational bananas, sing songs, meet the performers and enjoy village hall hospitality .... and these are just the added extras in a new season of shows touring to village venues and small communities across the county.

Highlights Touring Scheme, provides rural and semi urban communities with access to performances from regional and national touring companies. Between February and June, 23 performances of 15 different shows will be presented in 15 village halls and community venues in Northumberland including 10 performances in the south east of the county. The spring season features a wide ranging programme of theatre, music, comedy, storytelling, and children’s shows. Theatre performances in the south east include a comic romp through the greatest myths ever told, an evening with Winston Churchill from multi award-winning actor, Pip Utton, an historic play featuring an epic face off between two kings and a funny and heartwarming play about darts. For music lovers, regional favourites The New Rope String Band will perform an evening of superb musicianship and madcap antics; for children there’s puppetry, circus and

storytelling and the season draws to a close in June with this year’s Contemporary Craft Tour – Miniature Worlds.

Highlights Touring Scheme aims to improve access to the arts for people living in rural villages and where there is little provision. Performances take place in village halls and community venues, providing familiar and intimate spaces to enjoy the arts. Central to the scheme is the partnership with a network of mostly volunteer promoters who bring their time, energy and enthusiasm to promote and host events for the enjoyment of their communities. Highlights supports promoters both practically and financially, offering quality, affordable events that contribute to the social life of small communities. New for 2013 Highlights launches it new E-ticketing option, offering audiences the convenience of online ticket booking via its website www.highlightsnorth.co.uk. This facility is available at selected venues identified on the site and gives audiences the choice of receiving email tickets to print and bring along or SMS tickets by text to a smart phone.

Highlights is one of 41 similar schemes around the country. The scheme currently supports promoters in 25 villages and community venues across Northumberland and a further 50+ venues across Cumbria and parts of Durham. In addition to touring performances, the scheme tours an annual contemporary craft exhibition, offers promoter training and undertakes special projects. Highlights is supported by The Northumberland Strategic Arts Forum, Arts Council England, Northumberland County Council as well as other partners and project funders. Listings information for all Highlights events are given below. If you would like more information or to request images or interviews please contact Esther on 07813 696 759 or visit www.highlightsnorth.co.uk


Little Pixie Productions

Granny’s Big Top Tale Roll up, roll up! Brab you’re your bucket and spade! Join Granny Flo and Ruby with Flo’s collection of old postcards, shells and fossils as they are transported back to 1938 for a seaside extravaganza of dance, songs. Slapstick and candyfloss! ‘A hilarious show for the whole family from 3-103’ New Hartley Memorial Hall Saturday 16th March 6.30pm

0191 2372210

Unfolding Theatre

Best In The World There is a world that can transport us from the ordinary to the extraordinary, where we are one perfect throw away from greatness, a place where we can all be champions . That world is darts. Join Alex Elliott on a hilarious, occasionally heroic and heart warming journey, featuring true stories of success, live darts and celebrations of our own personal triumphs. Motivational bananas included. ‘A fun, family friendly show for ages 10+’ Ashington Children’s Centre Friday 22nd March 7pm

0167 819988


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Local Attractions Woodhorn always have things to do for the whole family. To find out about he latest exhibitions and events or for more information and opening times, visit the website: http://www.experiencewoodhorn.com This stunning 18th century house, garden and surrounding land has recently been handed into the care of The National trust. Opening times and further details call 0191 237 9100 or visit http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-seatondelaval-hall.html The watch house was built in 1880 as a base for the Seaton Sluice volunteer life saving company. It served as a lookout, training base and social venue for over 110 years before it closed in 1990. during its history, the volunteers were involved in a number of notable rescues from wrecks on the coast between Whitley Bay and Blyth. The museum is open on Sundays between 2pm and 5pm from June to September. If you would like to rent a beach hut, please contact Blyth Sports Centre reception on: 01670 542222 Daily lets are available for: £15.50 per day. Plus £5.00 refundable deposit.

Blyth Battery is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 3rd April– 30th September, from 11:30am-4pm. Guided tours of the site are available when possible. The Battery is also open on a number of additional days throughout the year. The Dave Stephens Centre has an excellent meeting space with a fabulous view of Blyth’s coastline. The community room is perfect for meetings, seminars, training sessions or workshops. The room can host up to 30 people theatre style and up to 24 people board room style. All bookings and arrangements to be made with at least one weeks notice via Concordia leisure


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Beaconsfield Street, Blyth, Northumberland ,NE24 2DS (01670) 367228 www.thephoenixtheatre.org.uk


Doodle Workshops is dedicated to making Arts & Crafts accessible to everyone. Tuition is available in screen printing, ceramics, glass fusing, slumping and laminating, silk painting, glass painting, quilting & handicrafts, machine knitting, textiles and lots more ......... Rooms are available for individual or group tuition and also for hire. The rooms are equipped with silk screen printing table & exposure unit, potters wheels & kilns, sewingknitting machines and overlockers, hot press, looms and projectors. Exhibition space is available to showcase and sell the work of local artists & commissions undertaken Art & Craft materials are on sale at competitive prices and items can be sourced & ordered. CHILDRENS ARTY PARTIES You can book your children in for their party and they all go home with their unique hand made piece. Favourites have been sock monkeys, Silk or Glass painting but she’s happy to cater to your needs. She can also offer clay where they will have to wait for the firing but it will be unique to them Unit 2 Central Arcade 14 Woodhorn Road Deputies Kist Telephone: 01670458322 07501023346 doodleworkshops@hotmail.co.uk


Newbiggin Art Trail leaflets are available from various outlets in Newbiggin including The Old Ship, The Maritime Centre and The Library. They can also be downloaded from www.keapcreative.org.uk or www.newbigginbythesea.co.uk. There are now over sixty pieces on display ranging from a stained glass window to carved sculptures, ceramic sculptures, ceramic panels, a community installation, a community woven tapestry and community photographs. In addition a number of miniature sculptural heads have been installed in hidden spots along the promenade between the Piazza and the Horseshoe Steps. You are invited to discover as many as you can. Their story, “Safe Haven�, is available on the two websites above and also on www.theoldshipnewbigginbythesea.org.uk or if you prefer you can read it in the bar of The Old Ship.


Ashington Community Development Trust landmark in the heart of the town centre.

has a vision for

a key

The Trust, with a vision to enhance the quality of life for people in Ashington, is developing ideas to help bring back into use the upper floors of the former Co -op Building (CentralArcade) on Woodhorn Road. Could this major landmark in the centre of the town become a Community Arts Centre, which could serve the whole of South East Northumberland? There are some vibrant centres within the region, such as The Maltings in Berwick, Alnwick Playhouse, Queens Hall in Hexham. The Grade II Listed Building, which is still treasured by many, has the potential to rise again as a facility which could serve local communities. The Development Trust is very keen to get the community’s ideas and views on what they would like to see happen to the Central Arcade. With community support and commitment, there could be some real opportunities to bring this classic building back into use. The Trust is keen to discover and identify the level of support and enthusiasm in the town for such a project. They are engaging with the community and will be running a series of workshops to develop these ideas. To help raise its profile and promote the building, the Trust has moved its operational centre into the Central Arcade, next to the Nisa supermarket, where they are trading as “The Deputy’s Kist”. In addition, Wansbeck Performing Arts Academy have moved into the ballroom where they continue to deliver a positive range of activities with the support of the local community. Kevin Lillie, the Trust’s business development officer, said “The Central Arcade is the key iconic building in Ashington and brings back many fond memories with local people. The jewel in the crown is the former ballroom which has tremendous opportunities to be used for cinema, concerts, dance and theatre, as well as rehearsal space for local groups.” This development could complement the Ashington Leisure and Community Facilities project, being proposed by Northumberland County Council. Ashington has the opportunity to become the centre for arts and leisure in the region and build upon its world renowned heritage and reputation!


Voluntary Arts is the national development agency for arts participation and one of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisations. Voluntary Arts raises

awareness of the contribution that the

voluntary and amateur

arts and crafts make to the well-being of communities, social

inclusion, lifelong learning, active citizenship and volunteering. Voluntary Arts is proud to announce that the Epic Awards 2013 are now open for entries. The Epic Awards are open to all amateur art and craft groups in the UK and Republic of Ireland and are free to enter. The search is on to find winners from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales who can demonstrate that they have achieved something Epic – whether that’s improving life in their local community, working across generations, or using technology in a creative way. Last year’s winners included a drumming group who made a video about how music helped them recover from mental health issues; a choir who dramatically increased membership and brought choral singing to a new generation; a pioneering photography gallery and a community festival.

The Epic Awards give groups an excellent opportunity to raise the profile of their work as well as the chance to win a package of prizes including cash, vouchers, training and publicity. Voluntary Arts is hosting the prestigious Epic Awards winners’ reception in Derry~Londonderry to celebrate the city’s designation as UK City of Culture 2013, and winners will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to collect their award. Speaking about scooping the Scottish Epic Award, Jane Bentley from The Buddy Beat said:

“We are all over the moon! I think the win will have a huge effect on the group in terms of boosting confidence, and hopefully creating opportunities to play.” The awards have captured the imagination of the general public, with the incredibly popular People’s Choice Award. Last year saw a staggering 53,807 votes cast on the Epic Awards website, giving an unprecedented opportunity for local amateur arts and crafts groups to have their work showcased on a national stage. More information about the awards and details of how to enter can be found at www.epicawards.co.uk. The official Epic Awards 2013 trailer is a 2 minute video which highlights the diversity of groups that get involved with Epic. Watch it here: http://youtu.be/ljTR_ws6YPc


Morpeth St Georges' Community Player

Dead Man's Hand A thriller to intrigue

Date - 14/15/16/ March 2013 Price - ÂŁ6 and ÂŁ5 (concession) Time 7-30

Venue St Georges' Church Hall Morpeth Ticket Sales Morpeth Tourist Information T.N.01670 535200 Further Information Mrs Heather Robinson T.N. 01670 812870

Two couples, previously unknow to each other, arrive at a remote Spanish villa. A man comes to the door asking for assistance then two bodies are discovered and we realise that we are watching a play within a play. What is the reality, and what secrets about the cast members will be discovered along with the identity of the murderer ?


Applications now open for our second Berwick Visual Arts residency. How to Choose by Cecilia Stenbom our current artist in residence. Courtesy of the artist, Third and Workplace Gallery, UK

Berwick Visual Arts is pleased to announce the second of its annual residency opportunities for visual artists. Berwick upon Tweed has for many years supported professional artists through its International Gymnasium Residency programme managed by English Heritage and supported by Arts Council England. Our second residency opportunity is in partnership with The Centre for Rural Economy (CRE) at Newcastle University. The CRE is a University Research Centre which specialises in interdisciplinary social science and applied policy research into issues around rural development. If you have any questions about the opportunity or application process please contact James Lowther – Head of Visual Arts for Berwick Visual Art please email at berwickvisualarts@maltingsberwick.co.uk This residency opportunity offers an artist the opportunity to develop new work in Berwick-upon-Tweed over a six month period that explores current rural issues, changing concepts of rurality or rural identities. The residency opportunity is open to UK and internationally based artists. The residency opportunity requires the applicant artist to have been out of college (BA graduate) for a minimum of 3 years. Applicants should also be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to their artistic practice and evidence a body of work and strong track record, through new work, projects, exhibitions, publishing, and/or commissions. Please read the full application details which can downloaded here http://www.maltingsberwick.co.uk/bva APPLICATION DEADLINE IS Friday 22nd March at 5pm. Applications will strictly not be accepted after 5pm Applications must be submitted via email to berwickvisualarts@maltingsberwick.co.uk and berwickvisualarts@gmail.com


APPLY TO PLAY 2013's BIGGEST EVENT FOR EMERGING MUSIC NORTH EAST BANDS AND SOLO ARTISTS APPLY NOW! Generator are once again looking for the best emerging North East talent to play this year’s Evolution Emerging - our takeover of the best venues in the Ouseburn Valley across the Evolution Festival Weekend. Evolution Emerging takes place on Saturday 25th May and will see more than 25 emerging artists playing alongside big headliners. We’re asking regional bands and solo artists (from any genre) to apply to play this year's event. And for the first time, one lucky artist will also be offered the chance to open the main stage at this year's Evolution Festival, which takes place on NewcastleGateshead Quayside from Sunday 26th to Monday 27th May. Last year’s event featured artist such as Dizzee Rascal, Deadmau5, Maximo Park, Rizzle Kicks, Miles Kane and more so this is a fantastic opportunity for local talent. CLICK HERE TO APPLY Artists have from Thursday 31st January – Wednesday 20th February (11.59pm) to apply using our 3 Step Application Process: STEP 1 Complete Generator's Application Form Here , STEP 2 Submit 1 Track via SoundCloud, STEP 3 Share Your Track For the first time this year, we’re encouraging artists to share their tracks with fans and friends to generate interaction, gain feedback and help us to choose our artists. Once you have submitted your track through STEP share your SoundCloud track’s URL on the Official Evolution Emerging Facebook Event Page. Ask your friends and fans to like and engage with your post and see what everyone else thinks at the same time. Artists who impress us with the most engagement will be considered for slots at Evolution Emerging and to open the main stage at Evolution Festival.

GET STARTED! Once the application deadline of February 20th (11.59pm) has expired, Generator and Evolution Festival will invite a panel of North East music tastemakers and Evolutionaries to listen to all submissions and vote for their favourites. Successful artists will be informed from the end of February and Generator will announce the full Evolution Emerging lineup in March.

ABOUT EVOLUTION EMERGING Evolution Emerging is the North East's biggest event for emerging music, kicking off the Evolution Weekender in style. “Now in its fifth year, Evolution Emerging is the highlight of the North East gig calendar. With last year’s hugely popular event, we really cemented our reputation for discovering the best new bands and solo artists in the region. But we know that there’s plenty more out there so once again we’re inviting the best emerging talent to apply to play. The bar has been set high but with the additional opportunity of being selected to perform at Evolution Festival itself, we expect to smash our own records and have hundreds more applications this year. We can’t wait to hear what’s out there!” Evolution Emerging is supported by Arts Council England, ERDF and PRS for Music Foundation


Beginners 2 day Black and White Photography Workshop

Artist Ingrid Pollard will be leading a two-day black and white photography workshop at her studio at Highgreen, 2nd and 9th March. Day 1 - Sat 2nd March, 10am - 3pm Sharing a camera and film you will be able to take landscape or portrait photographs and then process the films using black and white chemistry Day 2- Sat 9th March, 10am - 12.30pm and 1pm - 3.30pm There will be two groups of three (a morning group and an afternoon group) as we only have one enlarger. You will make a 'contact sheet' which shows all the images you have taken. Then you can select and print one image each. Please bring your own camera if you have one. It will need to be able to use film size 120m for 6x6 or 6x7 negatives. FREE with materials provided, booking essential To book a place please email janet@varc.org.uk


DANCe distraction IN ASSOCIATION WITH DANCING FOR CHARITY

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BEGINNERS MODERN JIVE CLASS AND FREESTYLE @ forest hall social club NE12 9DQ every Wednesday & CRAMLINGTON VILLAGE CLUB NE23 6QJ Every THURSDAY 8pm – 10.30 PM Beginners class 8pm Freestyle and individual coaching 8.40 – 10.30pm ENTRY ONLY £3 Modern jive is a fun, male led, partner dance which consists of a huge number of eclectic moves which take their origins from rock and roll, swing, lindy hop and salsa. It is very easy to learn and footwork is minimal. With just 6 classes it is usually possible to learn sufficient moves so that you can join in with a freestyle session with some confidence. You don’t need to come with a partner as everyone just mixes up whether beginner or experienced, this form of dancing is very social.


Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund (UK) This fund aims to award 60 grants of £300 to help small, local community based projects and community minded people improve their local community. The applications process is very straight forward. Applicants need to tell Mars what their community could do with £300. Deadline: 31st March 2013. For further information: http://www.hotgalaxywarmheart.com/fund/

Arts Funding for Libraries (England) Under this programmeArts Funding for Libraries will support projects that stimulate ambitious and innovative partnerships between libraries and artists and/or arts organisations, encouraging communities to part in cultural activities. Public libraries can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £100,000 covering activities lasting up to three years.The funding will run until March 2015. For Further Information: http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/what-we-do/supporting-libraries/

Co-operative Membership Community Fund The Co-operative Membership Community Fund provides grants of between £100 and £2,000 to voluntary groups, community groups and local charities throughout the UK. The scheme is funded by Co-operative members donating some or all of their share of profits, which is then given away in the form of small grants in their local communities. Grants can be used to help fund anything from equipment to event costs, rent or fixtures, sport or computer equipment. http://www.co-operative.coop/membership/local-communities/community-fund/

Paul Hamlyn Foundation Education and Learning Programme The Paul Hamlyn Foundation invites applications to its Education and Learning Open Grants Programme. In particular, the Foundation is looking to fund projects that address the themes of; tackling school exclusion and truancy, developing speaking and listening skills and supplementary education. The costs that can be covered by the Foundation's grants include running costs such as staff salaries and overheads such as stationery, rent, rates and utilities. There is a two stage application process: First stage applications can be made at any time. Those that are successful will be invited to make a second stage application. For more information, visit: http://www.phf.org.uk/landing.asp?id=3



Art e Facts March