Here is our May newsletter to let you know what has happened at Suffolk Artlink in the last month and what we have got coming up.
Community Musicians and Music Hubs
Suffolk Artlink would like to invite community musicians to a half-day event, to explore the relationship between community musicians and the Music Education Hub and to share elements of best practice.What: Community Musicians and Music Hubs: how joined up are we?Who: Simon Snowden, Area Manager (North) Suffolk County Music Service & Music Hub and Xenia Horne, community musician and Director of SoundSense
When: 9.30am – 1.30pm Wednesday 25th June 2014
Where: The Hopper Room, New Cut Arts, The Cut, Halesworth, IP19 8BY
To reserve your place, please email Candida at [email protected]. Places are limited so please book early, to avoid disappointment.
Creative Employment Programme
The Creative Employment Program has had more paid opportunities added this month for young unemployed people. There are opportunities at West Suffolk Councils, Smiths Row in Bury St Edmunds, Punch Studios in Ipswich and with Christina Birt in Stowmarket. For more information and the current opportunities visit our CEP page.
Suffolk At Play
Students at Howard Middle School and members of the local Over 60’s Club have completed their animation inspired by memories of childhood games. You can watch their animation here and see more about what they have done here. These are a couple of quotes from those who took part.
“I’m feeling happy because I got to hear the Over 60’s memories and how much everything has changed, also that I was part of it.”“It was such fun, today’s technology is so exciting, there’s so much that can be done these days. The pupils are all into IT and so able, showing us all the ropes, so polite and fun to be with, they ask so many questions and are really interested in the answers, bless them. Many thanks to all of them.”
Doctor Misschief, Doctor Haystack and Doctor Fidget are also preparing for a magical inspirational trip as this month they are travelling to Edinburgh to train with the Clown Doctors from Hearts and Minds.
Scottish based arts in health charity Hearts and Minds launched their Clown Doctor programme in 1999, sharing their wealth of experience and expertise our Clown Doctors will join one of their training days and shadow their artists in a variety of medical settings.
Students on the dance module in Bury St Edmunds have started work on a dance film with the film maker Jean Hogg. We have had a session of filming at the Abbey Gardens where students have been performing a site specific piece in the ruins and archways. Kayla St Clair, the dance tutor has supported the students to devise a series of pieces which students have been working on.
In April, Jai from Actone/ Artsbase ran a days workshop with students using film and movement. Students filmed themselves as they danced, and danced with the cameras. All the film will be put together to make a short piece to be screened at the main event.
On 29th April, Colm Gallagher from Amici Dance ran a day long workshop with students. We worked with props and objects including umbrellas and ribbons, to do improvised performance.
Throughout May, we will continue to work on our film with Jean and the performance which will run alongside the screening. The final event will take place on 24th June.The illustration and character art module in Lowestoft is going well with the artist Joel Millerchip teaching the students about creating characters both in 2D and in 3D.
Romsey Art Festival Call for Submissions
We have been asked to pass on the call for submissions from Romsey Art Festival. This is not linked with Suffolk Artlink but thought it may be of interest.
Events will include exhibitions, workshops, spoken word and performance, writing, sound art, mural paintings, craft fairs, open studios and more.
Artists are invited to submit their ideas to the Romsey Art Festival Team [email protected].
The deadline for submissions is 30th May 2014.
They’re particularly keen to explore inclusive, interdisciplinary ideas that are high on participation and engage with people across the community. They’re also keen for the festival to help launch new creative ideas, projects and platforms with a community focus.
For more information visit their website.