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Recruiting now, Silver Arts Award

Be a Porthmeor Young Artist and get a Silver Arts Award – a qualification at Level 2, GCSE Grade A*- C.

Work alongside professional artists to develop your art skills, see inspiring arts events and operate in a team to create your own.

Held on fortnightly Sundays 1pm-4pm from October to July, these workshops will give you a space to be creative outside of school, home and college and add a creative spark to your weekends, while giving you some arts industry experience.

You’ll have all the art materials you could wish for and fantastic guidance in a real working art studio setting.

To join or for more info, contact Cat on cat@schoolofpainting.co.uk

The group runs Sundays, 1pm-4pm and fortnightly in term time, just £5 a session. For ages 13 -18, starts 8th October ’17.

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Webpage: https://schoolofpainting.co.uk/porthmeor-young-artists-3/

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Working in Schools in Cornwall, Arts Education Seminar

Date and Time:   Monday 13th November, 10-4pm
Venue:                        The Writers’ Block
Address:                  Merlin Building, Cornwall College Camborne, Redruth TR15 3RD

In partnership with Cultivator, KEAP is delivering an interactive day of training exploring working as a creative practitioner in schools today. The day will draw upon and add to the existing knowledge of Tough Dough’s Alessandra Ausenda. This range of topics will be covered through the session: best practice and case studies, guide to types of schools and how to reach them, safeguarding, funding possibilities, session planning and networking.

The workshop will be conducted by: Amanda Harris and Helen Reynolds from KEAP and artist Alessandra Ausenda

There is a £20.00 refundable booking fee for the event. This will be refunded on attendance of the workshop. If you do not attend the workshop the booking fee will not be refunded.

Who Can Attend?
As long as you live in Cornwall and are working in the creative industries we’d love you to come along.

How to book? Online

Anything Else?
If you have any further questions please contact the Cultivator office on enquiries@cultivatorcornwall.org.uk or 01209 312501.


Kernow Education Arts Partnership has a long track record of working in schools across the arts. Most recently it has developed The Writers’ Block – a space created by artists and dedicated to supporting creative writing with both children and adults.  Amanda Harris is the Director of KEAP and Helen Reynolds the Development Manager and both are highly experienced project creators and developers.

Alessandra Ausenda is a very experienced freelance visual artist and one half of Tough Dough cic who initiate, design and deliver creative arts projects, events and happenings in Cornwall.

Website links:
The Story Republic
Tough Dough

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‘Tragedy to Triumph’ with Jane Pugh

Disastrous first dates, saying the wrong thing at completely the wrong time, tripping over in Tescos …

All can be starting points for that triumphant story – Jane will tease out that moment, seek out its humour and guide you through the fundamentals of narrative structure and invite you on a journey from the beginning, through the middle and to the end. Suitable for short stories, novels, plays and non-fiction writers of all abilities.

This session takes place Monday 23 October, 1-4pm. Cost of £20.


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Book your place online through CRBO

More sessions of inspiration are due to take place during October and November. Discover them here.

Photo of Jane Pugh by Steve Tanner

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Solstice Shorts- call for submissions of poetry, story & song – deadline 5 Nov

KEAP & The Writers’ Block have been approached by a lovely project called ‘Solstice Shorts’ run by a small publishing company in Greenwich, Arachne Press.

Solstice Shorts is a live literature and music event, happening on the shortest day of the year. This year, it is going nationwide with events from Cornwall up to Scotland. These live events will each start at dusk and finish at full dark, so will create a ripple of events across the country. On 21st December, Dusk starts in the UK in the far NE (Shetland) at 16:53 and finishes in the far South West (Cornwall) at 18:21, taking between 40 and 50 minutes depending where you are. We want the performances to match this exactly, and to have a live link up – so that Cornwall wouldn’t start reading until Shetland had almost finished and all the other performances will overlap, so that somewhere in the ether we are all reading/singing together, like a murmuration of starlings.

The Writers’ Block is very pleased to be hosting the Cornish event!

We are now looking for the content for each of these events. Arachne Press would like submissions of new and unpublished poems and stories, plus new or traditional music/song all on the theme of DUSK. Please note that they are welcoming submissions in Cornish (with accompanying translation) Submissions are shortlisted anonymously, so DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME ON YOUR STORY – only on the form/covering letter.

The submissions will be short listed, and those which are chosen will be read at the events (different ones at each event), and also published into an anthology. Due to the length of each performance – 40 ish minutes – there is likely to be only time for 2 poems, 2 stories and 2 songs at each event. We expect that our Story Republicans will read the poems or stories, but the musical elements will need to be performed by the musicians who created them, so it is really important we get some local musical submissions! If the projects gets Arts Council funding, performers will be paid an hourly rate. Writers will not be paid for their work (unless they read it at their local event), but it will be published, and they will receive royalties from the book.

The deadline for submissions is 5 November. The link to submit, and more info on restrictions on length etc is here https://arachnepress.submittable.com/submit Click on the MORE button, next to the orange SUBMIT button for full requirements.

More info about the project itself is at https://arachnepress.com/solstice-shorts/


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The Love of Poetry Sessions Continue

An introduction to some of the most inspiring poetry in the English language. This short series of sessions with Rob Lane, former head of English, have begun. They explore British and American poetry from Romantics to Realists, from the 19th century to present day. With two more sessions to go you still have the chance for your eyes, ears and thoughts to be opened even more.

Each session will illuminate the poems and….

Discover more this way.


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Finding Your Voice – and Getting Heard

When – Thursday 14th September
Where – Hay Studio, St Breock

You know what your brand does. You might know what it looks like. But do you know what it should be saying and how? Our Find Your Voice – and Get Heard training session is here to help you build a solid brand voice and content strategy, to connect you with your future fans and followers.

Inspired by rock-solid musical legends from Bowie to 2Pac, we unpick how unbreakable, unmistakable brand voices stand the test of time. And, once you’ve warmed up your brand’s vocal chords, we’ll help you devise ways of getting your message out there through original, fresh content that strikes the right note across all your channels.

This one-day course will be delivered by Stranger Collective and also includes a follow-up event on the 23rd November, to see how you’re getting on and address any challenges you encounter putting it all into practice.

Find your voice and book your place.

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How to Book a Tour

When – Tuesday 12th September
Where – Hall for Cornwall Rehearsal Space

Here’s one for thespians, dancers and the musically inclined alike. Booking your first tour is certainly a sign that you’re going somewhere. But how do you navigate the pitfalls and make sure that you make the most of it? Join tour-booking guru Mark Makin for a one day crash course on the ins, outs, ups and downs of booking a tour.

Mark & Penny Makin established makin projects in September 2005 to work with outstanding theatre, dance and comedy companies of all scales who produce high quality, accessible, entertaining and stimulating work. makin projects handle the national and international tour booking for these companies along with co-producing several new touring productions each season as well as acting as agents for a number of our comedy clients.

Here’s how to book your place.

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Flora, Fauna and Photography

When – Wednesday 13th September
Where – Kestle Barton

In the coming months Cultivator will be collaborating with Cornwall 365 to bring you a plethora of exciting opportunities. Join them for the first in a series of new skills development sessions as they head down to the Lizard to learn about flora, fauna and photography with Steve Crummay and Kestle Barton. There will be twenty places available for creative and tourism businesses but tickets are selling fast, so sign up now to avoid disappointment.

To find out more and book your place click here.

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Full Circle of Dance, Voice and Film

Full Circle Weekend: Creative Immersion workshops in Dance, Voice, Film

VENUES: The Hurlers Stone Circles, Minions, Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 5LE, and at Upton Cross Village Hall PL14 5AN

DATES: 22 September – 24 September 2017

The Full Circle: Creative Immersion weekend offers voice, dance and film practitioners a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in an amazing landscape – high up on Bodmin Moor and by The Hurlers stone circles – using it as inspiration for their creative practice.

Two parallel workshops bring movement and voice together to facilitate an experimental creative response to the ancient site of The Hurlers stone circles on Bodmin Moor through guided tasks and improvisations led by practitioners Lois Taylor and Gerry Hillman. With an introduction to the site’s history and astrological alignments by Brian Sheen from Roseland Observatory, the two groups will find new inspirations and responses, sonic and choreographic connections, working sometimes indoors and sometimes on site at The Hurlers to create a shared score inspired by the site and by each other. Sat 23rd Sept, 10-5.30, Sun 24th Sept 10-1pm with sharing afterwards.




Robert Schaller, of the Handmade Film Institute in Colorado, will also be leading a special one-day handmade film workshop relating to the ancient astronomical relevance of the moor and the site on Sat 23rd Sept. Please see http://mayescreative.com/ for full details.

The Full Circle weekend begins with an opening celebratory Equinox Event on Friday evening, followed by the workshops and a public sharing on Sunday 2-3pm as part of the Singing Up The Stones event. A ticket can be bought for the whole weekend, including all events (join us camping at Cheesewring Farm on the edge of the moors), or for a single workshop or event if preferred.

Research into The Hurlers suggests they align with the positions and movements of the sun and stars. The FULL CIRCLE immersive weekend takes place around the Autumnal Equinox when special alignments occur with the rising sun, making this the perfect place to consider our current and historic relationship with the stars and planets.

DARK SKIES: BRIGHT STARS is a Mayes Creative project, bringing together heritage partners and creative practitioners to explore the exciting history of astronomy in Cornwall. All workshops and events are kindly subsidised by Heritage Lottery Fund & FEAST. A unique creative opportunity not to be missed!

EVENTS http://www.facebook.com/events/477963602570324/

MORE INFORMATION http://www.mayescreative.com/full-circle.html

TICKETS https://pretix.eu/mayescreative/fullcircle/

Contact Laura Martin, 07966 862630 for more details on behalf of http://www.mayescreative.com



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