A creative boost

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11 Nov 2013

Grant Brisland believes that The Courtyard’s work in primary schools in Herefordshire is helping to raise literacy standards.

Young festival producers

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11 Nov 2013

An initiative for young people in Southwark helped them run a community festival and gain training at a professional level, writes Jane Packham.

Arts for the looked after

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11 Nov 2013

Lisa Kapur Forde describes a challenging film animation project involving young people from children’s homes.

The ladder for success

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11 Nov 2013

Antony Dunn believes that making youth dance more inclusive starts with keeping it in the national curriculum.

Playing with Shakespeare

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11 Nov 2013

Playful interaction is at the heart of all Globe Education’s digital activities for school-aged children, writes Patrick Spottiswoode.

More music-making

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11 Nov 2013

Karen Irwin describes the vital work Live Music Now is doing with children with special needs, and its plans for the future.

An upward curve

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11 Nov 2013

Ten new Young Arts Entrepreneurs recently emerged from Curve’s dragon’s den to start the third year of a project for emerging young artists. Alison Moore tells the story.

People participation

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07 Oct 2013

Walk the Plank seeks to bring out the best in both people and places, as demonstrated by its recent show in Derry-Londonderry. Liz Pugh explains how.

Let’s get political

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07 Oct 2013

Political work is normally difficult to sell but Tangled Feet’s hard-hitting outdoor shows are in demand, as told by Kat Joyce.

Showtime revisited

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07 Oct 2013

Two arts venues involved in ‘Showtime’, the Mayor of London’s outdoor festival, recognised the positive impact of working outdoors and, as Jane Packham reports, have since formed a consortium with other venues in outer London boroughs.

More than just a name

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07 Oct 2013

At Hull’s Freedom Festival the concept of freedom is ambitiously present throughout the three days of events. Graham Chesters explains how.

A creative consultation

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09 Sep 2013

Rach Flowers describes how Warwickshire County Council has used the arts as a consultation tool for developing its all-age autism strategy.

Inspired to continue

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09 Sep 2013

To replace events previously run by Lincoln City Council, former member of the arts team Sara Bullimore founded the Lincoln Inspired festival. She tells the story so far.

Pitching for local funding

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09 Sep 2013

Oxford City Council has launched CREATE, a peer-to-peer, cultural micro-funding and collaboration event, which is offering new opportunities for artists to pitch for some cash.

An unusual shoot

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09 Sep 2013

Kent County Council turned to Ladder to the Moon to deliver workforce development training for dementia care, and to create a classic movie. Emma Hanson is delighted with the outcomes.

Under new management

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09 Sep 2013

The running of the Hazlitt Arts Centre is being contracted out by Maidstone City Council. Mandy Hare explains the rationale for the decision.

Tackling homophobia

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08 Jul 2013

Much more than a festival of LGBT arts, Homotopia campaigns all year round against hate crime and for social justice, says Gary Everett.

A craft community

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08 Jul 2013

Emma Daker describes a jewellery-making project which has successfully integrated some migrant and refugee women into the community.

Tapping into black talent

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08 Jul 2013

Michael Buffong set up Talawa Firsts when he spotted the shortage of black theatre producers, directors and writers in the UK.

Quality captioning

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08 Jul 2013

Captioning theatre performances may be logistically demanding but a small touring company has just managed it − and so can others, says Mark Makin.


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