Last year we had the pleasure to involve local youth in our festival's big parade for St. Leonards' Festival. This year we are also launching another creative initiative in which we would like to involve your school.
'The Inventor's Handbook' is a participatory visual arts project, in which we hope to involve a large number of children from local schools and children centres. Participants that sign up to the project will be sent a branded and personalised sketch book to fill in with their creative interpretation of remarkable inventions, re-inventions and/or discoveries they might have come across, or would like to know more about. Contributions are not limited to visual art forms – they can also include video, sound recordings as well as images, drawings and photos.
The sketchbooks will be displayed in a gallery space in St.Leonards for 30 days around the festival dates, and we will reward the best work. The festival will run on 1st July this year, with an opening night on 30th June.
We believe this activity will be not only an incentive to young people's interest in science, but also to their self esteem and their creativity, as the best work would be displayed publicly. The project ties in with the school curriculum in many ways, and presents a good opportunity to display your students' work in a non-profit professional environment, and would enhance your school's contribution to extra curricular activities.
We would really like to have your school on board, and would be very grateful if you could let us know either way if you are interested in the activity.
Please reply to me on firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Leonards Festival Director
For those who missed the HRAEN Network meeting last Tuesday, please find below items about relevant event in Hastings and Rother Music Month.
That will be of specific interest to your music teachers and those at primary level who are deal with music, so please forward these to whoever may be interested.
It would be excellent if teachers and even secondary school students were able to contribute to the general consultation sessions. Also, we would encourage those schools who have performance spaces and rehearsal spaces that are in any way open to the public for use to take part in the Venues Review.
Music Month kicks off next week with over 150 events to choose from – see www.visit1066.com/musicmonth for full listings.
There are three events that we’d like to highlight.
We will be formally launching the idea of ‘Hastings & Rother Music City’ as part of the UnConvention on Monday 27 February at The Palace, 37 White Rock, Hastings, TN34 1JL. There will be a session on Music Cities and Music Tourism in the morning followed by the launch at 1pm. All welcome.
The UnConvention is a free event and you can see the full programme at www.hastingsfattuesday.co.uk.
There will be two general consultation sessions for anyone involved in the music sector and music economy. These will be a chance to have an open discussion of key issues we want to take forward to develop the music scene in Hastings and Rother, plus find out who wants to be on the Music Advisory Board for the future.
De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, Thursday 9 March, 5-7pm
The Palace, Hastings, Monday 13 March, 5-7pm
Please RSVP for all three events to email@example.com.
There is also a Venues Review going on for Hastings & Bexhill which we hope all venues and musicians will contribute to. See the full story on The Stinger website. There is an online survey to complete which you can find at https://goo.gl/forms/u091z4kLtCOrHAJ33. Deadline 17 February.
We hope to see you at one of the events.
Thanks from the Music City Steering Group
Fundraising for Schools - A beginners guide to budgeting and bid writing for arts and cultural projects in schools
23rd March 2017, 10 am- 4.15 pm, Glenleigh Park School, Bexhill
Designed to help you identify potential funding sources for your schools arts and cultural projects, this course will leave you equipped with the tools and techniques to effectively respond to a funding brief. You will explore how to think about meeting a funder’s criteria and put together a well-formed proposal, as well as looking at the elements required to create an effective budget.
The course will also look at how to create a timeline for your project as well as developing effective partnerships with artists and arts organisations to help create a perfect project.
Work Experience Opportunities for 14-16 year olds.
This year Hastings Pier Charity are offering 3 work experience weeks from 20th – 27th March 2017 / 5th – 7th July 2017 / 10th – 14th July 2017.
They are scheduled on the lead up to and during events that the Learning and Education team are organising for the Pier.
Yarn Bombing: 20th – 27th March 2017
Please see attached information on the Yarn Bombing Project we are organising for March 2017, and how your students can get involved.
Young People’s Music Festival: 5th – 7th July 2017 / 10th – 14th July 2017
We are looking for bright, enthusiastic students to help the Learning and Education, and YPMF team with the final push on the lead up to the festival weekend on Saturday 15th July. They’ll help on all aspects of setting up the festival, and is a chance for them to see and experience ‘behind the scenes’ in the preparation that goes into organising a music festival.
There are 2-3 spaces available per week.
Please contact the Education and Volunteers Organiser, Yaz Norris, for more information by either responding to this email or by calling 01424 445566. Application forms can either be obtained through Yaz, or by downloading from our website.
We look forward to hearing from you soon!
Education and Volunteers Coordinator, Yaz Norris.
Education & Volunteers Coordinator
Hastings Pier Charity
1 – 10 White Rock
What is it?
This April, arts and culture organisations, community groups, societies and artists are coming together to give everyone a chance to get creative.
Get Creative is a weekend of free activities - from music to dance, photography to creative writing, painting to crafting and everything arty in between.
How do I get involved?
Hold a free public activity - like a workshop or class - on 7, 8 or 9 April. Email the details to firstname.lastname@example.org and your event could end up on BBC TV, radio or online.
STEAM Networking Meeting
Tuesday 21st March 2017
16.30 - 18.30
Towner Gallery, Eastbourne
Join STEM Sussex, Artswork and Towner Gallery at a workshop inspired by the exhibition 'A Certain Kind of Light'. You will have the chance to consider the science behind light in new ways, design tessellated sculptures and more. This will be an interactive session with specific ideas related to STEAM that you can take back into the classroom.
We are opening the exhibition especially for teachers who attend: your chance to view the work out of hours.
There will be refreshments and time to network.
Free to attend but booking essential.
These updates are provided by the HRAEN steering group and comprise information we feel will be most useful to the HRAEN members. Please note that though we want to spread the word about creative activity much of what appears here has not been quality checked by HRAEN and consequently HRAEN does not systematically endorse the projects on this page.
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