YOUR art in OUR windows!
Everyone can join in!
5 April – 3 May
We invite you to take part in Firstsite gallery’s Great Big Art Exhibition, the biggest art exhibition in the UK!
All you have to do to take part is to draw or paint anything on these two themes, using A4 or A3 paper:
Draw the Future
And we will fill our windows with artwork made by you!
Whether you are a doodler or a dabbler, a complete first-timer or an old hand, all ages and abilities are welcome to join in!
To take part, post your picture in the Big Art Box on the Pavilion terrace (the side by the sea) Mon – Fri, 10am – 5pm from 5 April.
Please add your name, postcode and email address on the back of your picture.
If you can’t get to the Pavilion, then post your work to us at Great Big Art Exhibition, De La Warr Pavilion, Marina, Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex TN40 1DP
For more information and inspiration to get started go to: https://www.dlwp.com/event/gbaebexhill/
Young people from across East Sussex, aged 12-20, have been involved in developing a brand-new website for Discovery College. The college is a partnership of different organisations, headed by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, that create and deliver co-produced courses that any young person in East Sussex can join, to look after their mental health, enjoy themselves, be with other young people, and build their skills.
Co-design is the guiding principle for Discovery College, a sister programme to Recovery College. Young people with lived experience of mental health challenges play a key role in designing the programme of arts and psycho-educational courses to support young people’s mental health. Discovery College has been running for a number of years. A new partnership with Lewes-based arts charity Culture Shift and support from Arts Council England is enabling Discovery College to expand and grow.
“Young people have consistently told us that they want to show their communities and the world that experiencing mental health challenges is not a barrier to having strengths, talent, hopes and aspirations. Through the website they can now share this and more with us and, like everyone else involved with the project, I am delighted with the result.”
“Designing Together was the name of the course we delivered to a really switched on group of young people, reflected Ross Andrews Clifford and Chloe Taylor, web designer and developer.
`Everyone ought to be proud of what they achieved; a dynamic and interactive resource and information website for Discovery College’s courses, which will bring awareness to its uniquely supportive role within the mental health arena for vulnerable young people.”
The website helps shine a light on a support programme for young people and the evolving programme of arts and psycho-education courses.
First is a chance to meet other parents in a Covid safe environment, a calm and welcoming space for some much needed connection, storytelling and friendship. The programme features six workshops from visiting artists from a range of art forms, alongside regular baby sensory and creative activities.
The sessions are £8 and last for an hour and a half with refreshments provided.
Limited free places available for single parents, parents aged under 25 and those in receipt of Universal Credit.
For more information please see the website: www.spunglasstheatre.com/early-years
Thursday 19 November | 1PM - 2:30PM
Zoom | Open To All
At PLATF9RM Presents: The Black Curriculum, we’ll be hearing about how The Black Curriculum
is fighting to create a more inclusive education in the UK, and what we can do
both in our personal and professional lives to take action. We’ll find out what
The Black Curriculum is doing to instigate change, the challenges they’ve faced
and what we can do as a community to help.
Now, more than ever, it’s essential for us all to be educated about the Black History of
Britain so that we can build towards a brighter future, forged by all voices.
We all need to be part of the conversation; together we can better understand
how to engage with our communities, apply these discussions to our businesses
and approach our creativity with positivity and definitive change.
To find out more about the work The Black Curriculum does, take a look at their
This webinar will take place on Thursday 19 November, from 1pm - 2.30pm. If you’d
like to attend, please RSVP here, it's completely free.
We’ll be taking questions in advance, so if you’ve got a question you’d like to ask, please send them to email@example.com or enter on the Zoom registration page.
We'd love to see you there.
We are delighted to share details of our upcoming digital festival, designed to educate and inspire the next generation of pianists, young artists and industry professionals- please see full information below and poster attached.
We would like to offer students free access to the festival, which will be streamed from 2pm-8pm on Friday 13th November. Tickets need to be obtained here- https://link.dice.fm/hastings-international-piano-digital-festival - students can use the free discount code FREEACCESS. The URL is then sent to the ticket holder on the day of the event.
If you would like to have access to the festival content after the 13th to view and discuss in class, please let us know and we will send a link. www.hastingsinternationalpiano.org
HASTINGS INTERNATIONAL PIANO ANNOUNCES DIGITAL FESTIVAL WITH GUEST APPEARANCES FROM COMPOSER & SONGWRITER RUFUS WAINWRIGHT, CHI-CHI NWANOKU OBE & MARTIN JAMES BARTLETT
Hastings International Piano, the charity responsible for the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition and the Hastings International Piano Festival is delighted to announce a one-day Digital Festival on Friday 13th November from 2-8pm.
The festival supported by Arts Council England and in association with our new partner Steinway and Sons is an online initiative designed to educate and inspire the next generation of pianists, young artists and industry professionals, who will have the opportunity to enjoy special performances and Q&A’s from award winning artists including Grammy nominated composer and singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright and BBC Young Musician of The Year and Cleveland Piano Competition Winner Martin James Bartlett.
During the festival, tickets will also enable you to stream a piano masterclass with Professor Vanessa Latarche, the Head of Keyboard at the Royal College of Music and President of the Jury at Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition. There will be an industry panel discussing important topics of conversation, offering advice to artists and industry professionals with guests including The Managing Director of Steinway Craig Terry, as well as a recital performance by Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition prizewinner Maxim Kinasov.
The festival Keynote speaker is Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE, the broadcaster and founder of Chineke! Orchestra, who will speak about diversity in the arts and her own experiences that have shaped her career and her success in founding a flourishing new orchestra.
Headlining the festival will be Rufus Wainwright, one of the most revered artists of his generation and a hugely inspirational figure in the music world. This very special ‘In conversation with’ event will combine an interview by Gill Graham, Director of Global Music Publisher Wise Music and live performances of songs from his latest album ‘Unfollow the Rules’.
Join our expert trainers and up to ten other aspiring Artsmark settings for an interactive support session using Zoom video conference.
About this EventJoin one of our expert trainers and up to ten other aspiring Artsmark settings for an interactive support session using Zoom video conferencing.
This session is for those that would like further support on how to plan the activities, outcomes, and evaluation of their Artsmark journey, by using a Planning Model template. Taking a step by step approach, this session will show you how the planning model can help you to clearly plot out your Statement of Commitment action plan, and how this can lead to your desired short, medium and long-term outcomes. This in turn will support evaluation and the measuring of impact for completion of your Statement of Impact. You will gain advice and guidance from an experienced trainer throughout, whilst sharing ideas with your peers from other settings.
We offer these sessions as part of our support offer to schools and education settings on their Artsmark journeys. This is an optional opportunity that needs to be booked in advance.
We will provide you with a Zoom login link in time for the session, which will be free for you to use. You do not need to have a Zoom account. You will need access to a computer or smartphone that has video capabilities.
Join us this half term!
We know that this October half term will be even harder than usual to keep the whole family occupied - especially with the weather looking a little dreary.
With this in mind, we have worked with Towner International artist Rita Evans on a series of free hands-on creative workshops for the whole family which can be enjoyed in a Covid-secure environment. We’ve also got family film screenings and a great kid's menu in our cafe.
Family Film: Away
Wednesday 28 October, 11.00am & 3.00pm
Friday 30 October, 11.00am & 3.00pm
After a mysterious crash landing, a young boy wakes up alone on an exotic island. He’s being chased by a dark spirit, although it’s unclear whether the spirit means to help or harm the boy. Suitable for all ages, the story, told without dialogue over a series of breath-taking backgrounds, is equally inspired by reality, dreams, and waking fantasies. An utterly charming and beautifully animated feature film. Tickets to these special family screenings are only £5.
DepicT! is an international short film competition which seeks to unearth up-and-coming film-making talent in the UK. Filmmakers in the UK can apply. Its free to enter
The contest is open to applications from filmmakers with productions that last no longer than 90 seconds but still manage to show originality, imagination and the ability to engage audiences. Films can focus on a wide range of genres, including animation, documentary, drama, experimental or artist film and hybrid work.
The competition carries the following prizes in 2020:
Tel: 0117 927 5100 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For National Careers week, Into Games are running a digital summit live-streamed for free on Youtube on the 4th and 5th of March with over 25 speakers from the games industry talking about their career journey's, pro tips on how to get a job and masterclasses in specific fields. With speakers from Playground Games, Frontier, Jagex, Media Molecule, X-Box and Outplay.
It's totally free and they can sign up here - http://sidequest.live/ or see a full talks line up here - https://side-quest-2020.heysummit.com/schedule/
Transformations is a one day workshop filled with curiosity and creativity, designed to build confidence and resilience, encourage exploration and kindle new friendships.
This fun and engaging workshop uses the ideas and creativity of the students, historic objects from the museum and the natural environment of the woods to help prepare your Year 6 class for the transition to secondary school.
We’ll explore how plants and animals adapt in the natural world, how people adapt to changing circumstances, and playfully investigate how people use ritual to mark the changes in their lives.
No Cost: provided free of charge as part of the Hastings Museum and Art Gallery learning programme
See what happened last year: https://vimeo.com/353456025
5th March at 4pm
Join us for gallery tours of Zadie Xa: Child of Magohalmi and the Echoes of Creation and Marc Baurer: Mal Etre/Performance followed by an introduction to Iniva’s Emotional Learning Cards which bring together contemporary artwork with therapeutic commentary and questions.
Iniva’s Emotional Learning Cards occupy a leading position in the growing fields of emotional learning and psychological therapies. The resources encourage emotional literacy, support and critique ‘meaning-making’ as well as challenging often stereotypical ideas about who makes art and what its purpose might be. Using art as a starting point, the cards help facilitators and educators open up difficult conversations on challenging feelings, and complex family or cultural experiences. By openly exploring less talked about feelings and thoughts engendered by the artworks, we re-frame them as common to the human family, to be shared and thought about rather than labelled as embarrassing or shameful and denied or hidden away.
Find out more on Iniva’s website: www.iniva.org/learning/emotional-learning-cards/
To book a place go to: https://www.dlwp.com/event/teachers-event/
Sabden are seeking views on their proposed new Alterative Provision Free School ‘The Workplace’ which has been approved by the Department for Education into the 'pre-opening' phase with a proposed opening date of September 2020. Under Section 10 of the Academies Act 2010 The Sabden Multi-Academy Trust is undertaking a consultation which seeks to inform stakeholders and the local community about the project. We will use and build on the feedback and suggestions we receive. The consultation period runs until the 14th of February 2020.
Please refer to the following website which includes information on this new school and includes a short introductory video which gives an overview of The Workplace:
Through the power of song and connected learning, we aim to give teachers the opportunity to support biodiversity in creative and active ways.
The RSPB and WWF are excited to inform you of a FREE national primary teacher training programme and resource package: MEADOWSONG
Training supports primary teachers (Yr3) to stage a musical performance, plant a mini meadow to help pollinators, and deliver a rich programme of classroom and outdoor learning on this topic in the summer term.
· FREE one day training workshop for Y3 teachers
· FREE planning/resources for Science, English, Art, Music and Dance
· FREE music resourcing including backing tracks for an assembly performance
· FREE licence to enable the use of the Meadowsong music in participating schools
Monday 24th February 09:00 - 16.00
The Studio, De La Warr Pavilion, Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1DP
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This opportunity is brought to you by HRAEN.
“I think the children will find the music really inspiring and I’m going to use that to get them to think persuasively about how to take action and create wildflower gardens in our school” Teacher, Haringey.
It's good to report some positive news about the environment. Barry Yates and team at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve are finding less litter on the beach, because more visitors have been taking their rubbish home with them, and some are conducting their own 'two minute beach cleans', all of which helps remove plastics and other litter from the marine environment.
This, staff think, is due to increased public awareness of plastic pollution after David Attenborough's Blue Planet II was aired, showing some of the shocking effects plastic pollution is having on our oceans.
Sussex Wildlife Trust is always delighted by the support from corporate groups and the many volunteers who take part in beach cleans along the coast. It makes a difference, and it is really appreciated.
But, as Lucy Bowyer, Senior Learning and Engagement Officer at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve explains, 'We do need to keep on doing it. Storms and tides wash up debris on the beach, and there are unfortunately also still a few visitors who don't take their rubbish home. We often find pieces of fishing net, rope and lots of bottle tops. Odd things too. Sometimes we spend ages trying to identify what some things once were! Some of the five million bits of Lego that fell into the sea in 1997 are still being washed up today.'
As part of the new Discover Rye Harbour project, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Rye Harbour Nature Reserve is putting on monthly family weekend beach cleans.
The first takes place on Saturday, 25th January, 10am - 12:30pm. All are welcome. Litter pickers and bags provided, please bring gloves if you have them. Meet at Rye Harbour Discovery Centre. No booking required
The Inaugural Hastings International Piano Festival has announced an exciting partnership with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) to launch their ambitious 2020 educational offer.
In the lead up to the 2020 Piano Festival, Hastings Piano will host a series of inspirational workshops with NYJO Associates in three local secondary schools: Hastings Academy, Ark Alexandra and St Richards. This work has been made possible by the generous support of the Isabel Blackman Foundation.
Each school will receive 3 visits from a group of NYJO practitioners who will work with children of varied musical ability, developing young musicians’ skills and musical confidence. At the end of the project the children from all three schools will join together for a massed rehearsal ahead of a concert/sharing session for other students. These workshops will address the fundamentals of jazz performance practise such as; feel, ensemble skills and improvisation. All young musicians will learn melodies by ear, explore harmonic possibilities and gain confidence improvising.
This partnership marks the launch of an extensive range of Youth Engagement Opportunities that Hastings International Piano is offering alongside the inaugural Piano Festival. This includes free tickets to many of the festival concerts as well as a wide range of workshops, school visits and inspirational talks from the international artists.
The 2020 Hastings International Piano Festival will take place from February 26th - 8th March 2020 at the White Rock Theatre and St Mary in the Castle, featuring some of the most celebrated artists including headliner Rufus Wainwright with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Jazz Queen Claire Martin with guest artist Liane Carroll, Oscar winning film composer Rachel Porter, Sam Smith's song-writer and collaborator Reuben James with his 10 piece band, songwriter Guy Chambers, The Puppini Sisters with The Pasadena Roof Orchestra, Actors Patricia Hodge and Alex Jennings with pianist Lucy Parham, BBC Young Musician of The Year Martin James Bartlett and film critic Mark Kermode and his band The Dodge Brothers. The Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition returns in 2021.
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Arts Council England
De La Warr Pavilion
East Sussex Arts Award
Hastings Borough Council
Hastings Museum & Art Gallery
Pallant House Gallery
Rother District Council
South East Bridge
The Pier HUB
White Rock Theatre