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Grandma on the Moon

Az2B Theatre Company would like to invite you to a showing of our new play “Grandma on the Moon” at The Writers’ Block, on Thursday 18th January at 5.30pm. Research and development is fundamental to our work and we are looking for honest feedback and fresh eyes to help us evaluate the play and the impact it has. The aim is to feed these evaluations into a re-rehearsal process, aiming to officially tour it in May/June 2018. All help is greatly appreciated!

Grandma on the Moon

“Grandma on the Moon” is a beautiful story exploring a child’s journey through the bereavement process. Timmy aged 10, understands death means “you don’t come back” Poppy, age 5 doesn’t. She wants to find her grandma to “tell her something really important” Using the imaginative play of children, they go on an adventure through lands both magical & familiar to try and “find grandma”.

Grandma on the Moon aims to support families through the bereavement process, encouraging us to have open, honest conversations around death. It shows how children grieve differently to adults and raises awareness of different support strategies to help manage conflicting emotions. We also see the impact of memories and the importance of keeping those we have loved alive within our hearts and minds even thought they are no longer with us.

Pre-book only. Please contact Belinda Lazenby

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Social Media and Marketing Intern

Graham Fitkin is a composer, concert performer, conductor and publisher. He works largely in the non-commercial music sector often with orchestras, instrumentalists and dance companies. He runs and performs with his own band and collaborates on large scale projects with artists from other disciplines based in West Cornwall.

The post will be based at his studio, but with potential for the intern to work remotely.

The intern will help to develop and implement a digital marketing strategy, develop the online and social media presence of the business. There will also be some general administrative duties.

Job description:

1. Develop the online presence of the business through multiple digital media platforms eg Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

  1. Update and maintain website
  2. Distribution of mailouts and newsletters
  3. Maintain existing office structures, including preparation of scores/parts/catalogues for stock,
  4. Dealwith incoming orders, packaging and distribution
  5. General admin support

    Essential Skills:

  • Organised, with good time management
  • Attention to detail
  • Flexibility and ability to solve problems
  • Good level of computer literacy
  • Able to write copy for marketing materials
  • Access to transport
  • Own computer and knowledge of Mac OS
  • Strong interpersonal communication
  • Own transport

Desirable Skills:

  • Digital marketing knowledge
  • Website management and ecommerce knowledge
  • Ability to analyse marketing data
  • Interest in music distribution, working with platforms such as Spotify, Youtube etc

    Duration of internship: 15 hours per week for one year

Location: West Cornwall
Hourly rate: £10 per hour; paid monthly
Please send cv and covering letter via email detailing how you fit the essential skills to

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Aunty Emily is ready to tour schools

Aunty Emily & the Missing Melody is a new creative development project that will be touring schools and venues across the country offering workshops and a musical play.

It is designed to educate, inspire and entertain. Combining workshops and performances makes for an enjoyable and memorable learning experience.

Discover more online at Aunty Emily & the Missing Melody

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The Writers’ Block New Events

We have workshops continuing as the new year begins and brings new events with it. From Young Writers to Manga onto Creative Writing for Adults and of course much more!

Here’s a few teasers into the feedback we had…

‘…really express myself into writing. The space is so inspiringamazing to have this experience and be able to write freely.’

‘A different way of approaching finding a story. Good pace too – left me with wanting more.’

‘This is a new and dangerous thing I have in my hand…anything can happen.’

Here’s where you can discover it all and book your places: The Story Republic Events

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UPDATE – The Magical City of Lights

The magic of City of Lights has a new date and is on its way! On Wednesday 31st January, Truro city centre will be transformed with the magic of our annual City of Lights lantern procession. Starting at 7pm from the Lander Monument, the 1000 strong parade will wend its way through Truro, finishing on Lemon Quay. More info about the event itself, the route, and our new VIP are, is on our website at


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WE NEED YOUR HELP! The event marks the start of the festive season for the 30,000 people who attend, but it also costs around £50,000 to put on, and we need over 100 volunteers to help steward it and make it safe.

If you would like to be one of our prized volunteers on the night, please click here to register.

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Call for Dance Performers

DANCER CALL-OUT – DEEP SPACE, Liskeard, Cornwall April 2018

Seeking five experienced dancers & three emerging or re-emerging dancers who are confident in performance and improvisation to help create a unique movement, sonic and visual experience during a one-week intensive period from 15th -21st April 2018, for performance at Sterts Theatre, Liskeard, Cornwall on 21st April 2018.

As part of the Dark Skies: Bright Stars programme from Mayes Creative, supported by Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund and FEAST, the creation process for DEEP SPACE will use data captured from cosmic rays to inspire creative responses exploring our connection to the universe. You will be working with choreographer Lois Taylor, alongside musicians Michelson Morley, film/visuals practitioner Joanna Mayes and designer Andrea Carr. Deadline to apply: midnight on Sunday January 14th 2018, with confirmation of participation January 19th 2018. Full details & application information available at:


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Call for artist proposals Creative Networking Events: FEAST and Cultivator

We have received a lot of feedback from artists that what you really value is the opportunity to get together with other artists to share what is going on and get excited about new ideas.  In particular, we have heard a lot of interest expressed in the idea of artists doing something fresh and creative together, experiencing a new discipline or technique, getting a feel for work in another discipline: basically a series of creative workshops for artists.

FEAST and Cultivator are keen to programme three creative networking events over the course of 2018.  They would be for artists working in any discipline, with a particular focus on practitioners who, as part of their practice, work in community settings or in a participatory way.

This is a call for proposals from artists who would be interested in running one of these sessions. We would like the workshops to provide plenty of opportunity for social exchange and fun, while also enabling practitioners to experience something new, creatively.

We would organise all the logistics and marketing of the event.  We think a half- day session would work best, so are looking for ideas for activities that would last around 2 hours, and we would organise the refreshments etc. around this.  We would also welcome ideas from artists who want to work together to deliver a session.

We have a budget to pay the delivery artist(s) and are running an open tendering process.

Please send us a proposal for your workshop and a simple budget including your fee and the cost of any materials you would need. Please include a brief outline of your workshop experience or links to relevant work.

FEAST and Cultivator will select the proposals that are good value in themselves but which also offer a varied programme of workshops over the course of the year.

Please email with proposals and budget by January 15th or to discuss further telephone 01209312502.


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Job opportunity – BSO Coordinator

BSO Participate Coordinator – Schools

The BSO (Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra) seeks a dynamic and flexible individual to work on the delivery of Blast and Rising Talent Programme strands.

You will be the lead contact with schools, planning and organising all associated activities including work across the curriculum both in and out of school as well as BSO Schools’ Concerts. You will assist with larger BSO Music Education Hub projects and those within the Bbs, Resonate and Boost strands. This role will also involve administrative, documentation, evaluation and research tasks.

You should have excellent organisational, IT, communication and teamwork skills and an ability to prioritise a busy workload. Experience of administration and events management, as well as previous experience working in the arts would be an advantage in this role. A full driving licence is essential.

Full Time
Salary £18,000 per annum

If you would like further information, Job description, Person Specification visit or email

Closing date: Monday 27 November at 12noon.
Interviews will be held in Poole on 4 December and the following week for second stage.



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