What's Next - Norfolk Chapter Meeting
Norfolk And Norwich Festival, along with the Writers' Centre are convening a What Next? chapter in Norwich. What Next? is a national movement to advocate for the value of arts and culture to our lives. Currently, a flexible group is meeting weekly at either the Writers' Centre or NORCA HQ in Colegate.
What Next? is an opportunity to talk about issues that affect us and our sector, and help to build the case for funding and support for arts-based activities. It will also be the springboard for sector-led activities to emerge. Nationally, it will lobby the Government and policy-makers to recognise the value of culture.
The next What Next Norfolk Chapter meeting will take place from 1-2pm on Wednesday 30 July at the Writers' Centre Norwich. The main discussion for the meeting will be around an artist wish-list. The idea is for everyone who attends the meetings to ask 3-5 artists for their top 5 or 10 wish lists for what they would like/think should happen in Norfolk if money and resources was not an issue, and 5 things that they could offer/share/provide solutions for. A quick exercise to get to know a bit more about how people feel about what is or isn’t happening at the moment, and to think big - what are our ambitions?
If you are interested in attending meetings (and all are welcome) then please email
email@example.com. There is also a Facebook group to help people keep in touch.
And information about the national What Next? movement is at www.whatnextculture.co.uk
As part of the Waveney and Blyth Festival artist Sarah Cannell is running a series of workshops
Site specific artworks and installations by East Anglian Artists form a trail around the beautiful River Waveney Trust site for the River Art Trail 2014.
Come and meet some of the artists on site and learn new techniques and approaches to making and creating.
16/08/14 Landscape Drawing - Sarah Cannell
23/08/14 Willow Bird Sculpture - Maggie Campbell
30/08/14 Extreme Crochet - Kally Davidson
30/08/14 Experimental Rush Weaving - Zoe Green
06/09/14 Ephemeral Sculpture - Liz McGowan
All workshops run 10-2pm and cost £20 per person 14+
Call Sarah on 07718 390108 or firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
01/09/14 Curator's Guided Walk - Sarah Cannell
Cost £7 including tea and cake 2-4pm.
Call 01379 853464 or email@example.com to book.
River Waveney Study Centre, Old Harleston Road, Earsham, Bungay, NR35 2AF.
For more information go to www.waveneyandblytharts.com
Exhibition dates 16/08/14 - 07/08/14
Open weekends and bank holiday 10-4pm entry £2
Call To Artists: En Plein Air Competition
22nd & 23rd October 2014
The first annual Paint Out Norwich en plein air event will be held in October in creative partnership with the Hostry Festival.
Paint Out Norwich, a unique outdoor event where up to 20 selected artists will paint En Plein Air at some of Norwich's finest historic landmarks, over two days.
The days set aside for painting are Wednesday 22nd & Thursday 23rd October 2014 and the public will be invited to watch the work in progress. Over the two days selected artists will be stationed at some of Norwich's most iconic and historic sites and streets. The works will be exhibited at the Norwich Cathedral and judged by a panel of experts. Prizes will be awarded following a live auction and gala reception with the People's Choice Award winner revealed at the end of the 2014 Hostry Festival.
Interested artists are invited to submit applications by September 1st 2014.
Prizes to be won:
First Prize - £1,000
Second Prize - £500
Third Prize - £250
People's Choice Award - art materials hamper (provided by Norwich Arts Supplies)
For more information, submission guidelines, rules and regulations please visit http://www.paintoutnorwich.org/submissions/apply/
Talk at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts 24 July 6-7.30pm
Unique opportunity to hear Paul Moorhouse, Twentieth Century curator at the National Portrait Gallery in London in conversation with John Virtue on Thursday 24 July 6-7:30pm in the Sainsbury Centre at the University of East Anglia, Exhibition Gallery Three £8, £6 concessions, includes a drink on arrival. Booking essential, call 01603 593199.
Author Marion Catlin
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