News from our members

News from our members – posts with updates, newsletters, up-coming events and so on. Open to all members to post.

  • Farewell to the Wye Valley River Festival 2018 The moon has set, the trees have gone back to the woods, and the King and the Deer are reunited. Boudicca (The Wheelabouts) in Monmouth – image by Clare Adams WYE VALLEY RIVER FESTIVAL 2018 The third Wye Valley River Festival (WVRF) ended on May 20th with fire, music, and the unforgettable sight of Luke Jerram’s Museum ...
  • uk arts news: June events: Diversity in Opera, Dungeons & Dragons News of two June D&D events View this email in your browser Devoted & Disgruntled Open Space events in June and beyond We’ve got a summer of *FREE* D&D treats lined up for you from London to Edinburgh, covering all sorts of topics and urgent issues. First up, in June, we’re tackling the lack of ...
  • news from members: Spring is in the air at Scarabeus! We’ve had a busy spring term! View this email in your browser Spring is in the air! We’ve had a very busy spring term – take a look below at our highlights from the last few months! The Fight For Women’s Equality Then And Now at Parliament Hill School March 8, International Womens Day, saw the end of the first ...
  • international arts news: Speak up and Join us at EXplore 2018! Explore Seminar | Board Election | Professional Development | International Residency ...
  • Fwd: Wye Valley River Festival 2018 – one month to go! One month to go until the Wye Valley River Festival 2018 starts on May 5! ...
  • Remembering busking campaigner Jonny Walker I found some old videos and photos of busking activist and all-around-legend Jonny Walker, who passed away a week ago. ...
  • Urgent Bournemouth PSPO Consultation Say no to the Bournemouth PSPO, complete the online consulation Bournemouth Plan to Criminalise Busking and Skateboarding using a PSPO Bournemouth Borough Council are carrying out a consultation which closes on Monday 4th December considering proposals which could see busking and skateboarding criminalised in large areas of the town centre and made punishable by a fine ...
  • international arts news: Nos propositions d’animations pour Noël 2017 Si vous avez des difficultés pour visualiser ce message, consultez la copie web Bonjour,   Voici nos artistes disponibles pour les festivités de fin d'année. Nous restons à votre disposition pour toute demande d'information et vous souhaitons une bonne rentrée.   Au plaisir de prochaines collaborations ! L'equipe d'Assahira.   Gipsy Rennes de Noël (Le Havre, France)Web : Vidéo :–j9sopMLo     Les Transformateurs Acoustiques Compagnie Rékupertou (Nantes, ...
  • FiraTarrega Special Epic Irish Delegation to represent the sector in Spain ! Welcome to Irish Street ...
  • A backstage look at how to create a complicated outdoor festival website in just 16 minutes Dear all,  We've just made a website for an outdoor arts festival in just 16 minutes. That's not a joke – we've automated the system so it really is that fast. The effect is that we can create a website for any festival that has massive benefits for you, your audience and your performers, without having to ...


3 comments on “News from our members
  1. Molly says:

    ARCHIVE UPDATE from Tony Lidington

    For 2 years, we have been building towards making a funding proposal to Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) towards an archiving project for street arts – it’s been clear for some time that some old lags such as me are going greyer and becoming ever-more doddery: we all own large quantities of imagery and information pertaining to our work in outdoor arts over the last 3 or 4 decades, but much of it is stored in plastic bags and boxes in sheds and attics! As someone who researches and produces work on historical popular entertainment forms from archives across the country, I am keenly aware of the necessity to preserve and annotate these ephemeral items effectively for the future. This project will be a collaboration between NASA, Winchester & Exeter Universities, an archiving service (TBA) and possibly with support from ISAN. NASA would be the lead organisation. It is a 2-part project: Phase 1 would be a “self-archiving” process, where about 10-12 companies over 2 years would attend archiving workshops and receive training and materials to archive their own work effectively, so that the resources are in an appropriate format for Phase 2. Phase 2 would be the storage, management and digitisation of those (and other) companies’ archives at Winchester. Phase 11 is intended to be funded primarily by HLF, Phase 2 primarily by AHRC (Arts & Humanities Research Council) and would be led by the Universities. The membership of NASA have supported the development of the project and my aim is now to start negotiations and the application to HLF for Phase 1, with a view to trying to submit a proposal to them in the Summer of this year – this would mean that the project would effectively start in early 2015. There is a lot still to do and I try to fit the discussions around all my other work, but we have a lot of quite influential support and the idea is a good one, though I say so myself!

    In the meantime, listen out for my next BBC Radio 4 series about historical, itinerant, outdoor performers with ‘The Showman’s Parson – The Memoirs of The Reverend Thomas Horne’, a 3-part series about fairground sideshow life in the Nineteenth Century, due for broadcast on 2nd, 9th & 16th March 2014 7.45PM.”

  2. Dear colleagues,

    Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

    We would like to invite you to a networking meeting for all people working in or interested in the outdoor arts sector from across the region and beyond. This is an opportunity for artists, promoters, producers and any other interested parties to share information about events, shows, projects and collaborations as well as exploring how we can respond to opportunities and challenges. Everyone attending the meeting will have the opportunity to speak if desired, and we hope to have representatives from a number of event organisers from across the region, so feel free to bring promotional information about your work to this event.

    We will be at The Yard Theatre (M15 5RF) from 6pm – 9pm
    Light refreshments (tea, coffee and wine) will be provided at this free event so, to be sure we have enough glasses, can let us know you plan to come by emailing (title the email “Networking event”).

    The Yard Theatre, 41 Old Birley St, Hulme, Manchester, M15 5RF [Google maps:
    The venue is located within easy walking distance (15min) of Oxford Road Train Station and Piccadilly Station. Also 86 bus route stops at Old Birdley Street’s Garden Center, opposite the venue.
    Free on-street parking is available

    We’ll be in touch in January to let you know about our invited speakers, who will be sharing their perspectives on what is happening in the outdoor sector and updating us on developments relevant to our work. If you want to forward this to friends and colleagues please do so.

    Meantime, have a happy holiday. See you in January!

    Best Wishes,

    The XTRAX Team

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