Porthmeor Young Artists – Sundays


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Creative Writing for Adults – Series 1

After the success of our residency at  Trelissick House last year and the popularity of our writers events promoting our publication A Space To Write, we’ve decided to create some writing opportunities for adults.

Lead by Mac Dunlop, Wyl Menmuir and Jane Pugh, those interested in developing their writing skills or dipping their toe in wordsmithing waters are welcome to come.

The first series of sessions will be introductory immersing those who take part in all kinds of activities and imagination laxatives that get creative juices and words flowing.  The sessions will last for 3 hours and include refreshments.

Creative Writing For Adults


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Manga Mania – just a few spaces left

Join Keith Sparrow for two days of action-packed Manga illustrations.

The sessions will be held at The Writers’ Block, Merlin Building, Cornwall College, Trevenson Road, Camborne, TR15 3RD Click here for Directions to The Writers’ Block

Wednesday 5th April and Wednesday 12th April 2017
Both sessions are 10am to 1pm
The illustration workshops are suitable for age 8 years and upwards
£10 per children pay by cash or cheque on the day
To book contact helen.reynolds@keap.org.uk
Manga poster

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KEAP is recruiting – Intern Support Assistant

At a very exciting time in its development, KEAP is looking for an enthusiastic Support Assistant to support their unique creative writing hub The Writers’ Block at Cornwall College and to co-ordinate and support the emerging performers training programme – The Story Republicans.

Deadline for applications: Tuesday 28 March at 5pm
  Wednesday April 19th at Cornwall College

Start date: Early May 2017

Hours: 30 hours a week with potential overtime, some weekend and evening work, some flexibility required

Salary:  £7.50 per hour

Contract: One year to May 2018

Click here for the Job description

Click here for the application form

For more information about KEAP and the Story Republic visit our websites www.keap.org.uk www.thestoryrepublic.co.uk

This post is supported by the European Social Fund 



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Artists – take part in BBC Painting show!

Would you like to receive intensive tuition to unlock your potential and improve your painting skills?

Do you think that with the right coaching and inspiration you could become a truly great artist?

BBC One is looking for amateur painters to take part in an exciting new show which will give 10 artists the chance of a lifetime to discover just how brilliant they can become.

More details here.

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Update on Enhanced Disclosure DBS check requirements for artists

In September 2012 the government issued a new definition of what is deemed ‘regulated activity with children’. Most school or educational settings will require anyone who undertakes regulated activity with children to have an Enhanced Disclosure with barred list check (formerly CRB checks, now DBS checks).

The new definition of regulated activity relating to children relates both to what activity you are doing and also how often you are doing it:

(i) Unsupervised activities: teach, train, instruct, care for or supervise children, or provide advice/guidance on well-being, or drive a vehicle only for children;

(ii) Work for a limited range of establishments (‘specified places’), with opportunity for contact: for example, schools, children’s homes, childcare premises. Not work by supervised volunteers

Work defined above is only regulated activity if done regularly i.e. carried out by the same person frequently (once a week or more often), or on 4 or more days within a 30-day period, or overnight.

Also, for activity undertaken regularly in a number of different establishments, but only infrequently in each: each establishment is only arranging the activity infrequently, so each establishment is not a regulated activity provider in relation to that activity.

There are three types of check which are undertaken by the DBS:

Standard checks: These are suitable for eligible roles that do not involve regular contact with children or vulnerable groups such as finance or security.

Enhanced checks: These are suitable for eligible roles where the applicant will be working/volunteering with children, young people and/or vulnerable groups.

Enhanced with DBS Barred List checks: These are suitable for roles where the applicant will be working/volunteering in a regulated activity with children and / or vulnerable adults.

Practical application of the above: So, if you are running a one day workshop in a school with or without the supervision of a teacher, you do not need a DBS check because whilst you are in a school setting, in contact with children, you are only doing it once, so you do not meet the frequency criteria outlined above.

This also applies if you are running one day workshops in lots of different schools because you are only in each school once.

If you are running weekly activities in the same school or you are in one school 4 times within one month, then you do need an Enhanced Disclosure with barred list check DBS check.

HOWEVER, it is important to note, that under circumstances where you do not NEED a DBS check, schools are allowed to request an Enhanced Disclosure without barred list check for anyone who is working in their establishment even if not undertaking regulated activity. It is our experience that most schools do request this.

Useful links and documents:

Keeping Children Safe in Education July 15 – paragraphs 50-55 Safer Recruitment, p30 flowchart on who requires a DBS check and the type, paragraphs 83-89 for volunteers, paragraphs 91-94 for contractors (e.g. artists)

A useful leaflet created for the Disclosure and Barring roadshow is available here DBS Roadshow 2012 leaflet

A DBS elegibility handiguide created by SAFE to help you decide if a role requires a DBS check.

If after reading the above information, you do require a CRB check, KEAP can process one for you, the cost is £56.

If you require further information please contact Helen Reynolds on helen.reynolds@keap.org.uk


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