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Wintercomfort: Visual Arts workshop assistant (voluntary), Cambridge

Wintercomfort for the Homeless Charity, Cambridge; is looking for a volunteer to help run a visual arts workshop weekly on Wednesdays, 12-2pm. No direct experience necessary, but a good communicator and a passionate creative with a sense of humour and understanding is essential. Expenses are paid.  This opportunity aimed at creative students and those keen to develop their experience in community arts, art therapy and arts education. 

Outside In: Exploring the Margins, Cambridge – 31 October

Outside In is holding an event during the Cambridge Festival of Ideas later this year titled: Outside In - Exploring the Margins.

It will be on Wednesday 31st October at the Arts Picturehouse Cinema, 38-39 St Andrews Street, Cambridge from 6.00 - 7.00pm.

This free event will be a chance for people to find out more about Outside In, including a film screening and discussion with Outside In artists and project team members.

Please pre book through the Festival of Ideas website.

Exhibition Opportunity, Art by Clive, Colchester – deadline 22 September

Wanted artists to exhibit for 2013 in established galleries in healthcare settings in Colchester, Essex. These provide an opportunity to reach a very wide and fresh audience as well as enhancing the environment for patients, visitors and staff. Exhibitions are for 2D artworks and applications can be made by individuals or groups.

Musical Inclusion Manager, The Garage, Norwich – deadline 12 September

The Garage Trust is looking for a dynamic and organised individual with strong project management skills to lead delivery of a large-scale regional Musical Inclusion project in Norfolk, Suffolk and North Cambridgeshire. The role will include managing a range of delivery partnerships and effectively delivering a high quality programme.

Various opportunities, Squeaky Gate – deadlines from 12 July

Squeaky Gate is a creative music charity which seeks to empower people through music and the arts. The organisation works with people at risk of social exclusion, primarily due to mental health issues, as well as with young people, young offenders, ex-offenders, those experiencing homelessness and with Aspergers / ASD.

Drawn to Dialogue, University of Hertfordshire/British Library – 5-7 July

A three day studio-based masterclass combining Art Therapy and Fine Art approaches to drawing practice.

This intensive studio based course combines Fine Art and a psychological approaches to drawing. There will be a focus on extending the practice of drawing through observation to mark making as an internal, personal language.

The course is aimed at artists, teachers, nurses, social care workers or educationalists wishing to update their skills base.

Workshop Fee is £255

Administrator (Education & Training), Squeaky Gate, Cambridge – deadline 12 April

Squeaky Gate is a creative education, production & performance charity working with people who are at risk of social exclusion for reasons of mental health, homelessness and other factors.

This role in the team is to be responsible for the administration related to students and their learning at its Cambridge base and to be responsible for the administration of all room bookings / external hires.

Applicants need to have excellent IT, literacy and numeracy skills with at least one year of office work experience.

Write Your Self, at The Albany Centre, St Albans – starts 23 May

A six week course offering a range of techniques for exploring personal subject matter through creative writing. This course is aimed at writers of all levels seeking new ways of using autobiographical material in their work, and to therapists and others working in supportive roles seeking new and creative approaches to encourage self-understanding.

Starts Wednesday 23 May 2012 6.00 – 9.00pm

More information and booking
w: www.thealbanycentre.com/rooms/training/st-albans/write

The Garden Path Workshops & Events at Luton Hoo Walled Garden – 14 April and various

This series of four one-day workshops with Judi Sissons and Christine Hollywoodwill aim to develop participants’ writing in harmony with the seasons.

Spring - Saturday 14 April 2012 
Summer - Saturday 7th July 2012
Autumn - Saturday 6th October 2012
Winter - Saturday 26th January 2013

Hollytrees in the Community, Colchester – until 15 April

An exhibition of art in response to the museums of Colchester, created by members of ‘Art in the Community’; a Colchester based arts in mental health group..

For information about 'Art in the Community' please contact Lead Artist and founder Clive Wakeford e: artbyclive@yahoo.co.uk

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