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Luminate Festival Trustees meeting

On Thursday afternoon I was at Age Scotland in Edinburgh for a meeting of the Trustees of the Luminate Festival – Scotland’s creative ageing festival. We reflected on the 2014 festival which took place during October. 103 more words

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Community Ownership Support Service

On Thursday I was in Edinburgh to meet Linda Gillespie at the Development Trusts Association Scotland. Linda told me about the Community Ownership Support Service, which is funded by the Scottish Government to support both communities and public bodies in the sustainable transfer of assets into community ownership. 128 more words

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What Next? Cardiff

I was in Cardiff on Wednesday morning to address the What Next? Cardiff meeting. The weekly meeting of the Cardiff chapter of What Next?, chaired by our old friend Laura Drane, brings together representatives of a range of arts and cultural organisations to find new ways of engaging with “the ever-expanding millions who value and take part in the cultural work that happens day-in, day-out”, across Wales. 65 more words

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The Creative Industries Federation

On Tuesday afternoon I was at the University of the Arts/Central St Martins in London to meet John Kampfner, Director of the new Creative Industries Federation. 192 more words

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53 Million Artists update

On Tuesday I was in London to meet David Micklem to discuss the ’53 Million Artists’ campaign. Since I last met David, and Jo Hunter, at the beginning of August, they have refined the language they are using to explain the four stages of the 53 Million Artists process (Make time; Do stuff; Think about it: Share it). 120 more words

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Arts Development UK annual conference, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

On Thursday I was at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff to attend the Arts Development UK annual conference where Voluntary Arts Chair, Peter Stark, gave the opening keynote speech. 474 more words

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Developing community choirs in care homes

At the end of last year, Voluntary Arts undertook an initial research project, supported by The Baring Foundation, on arts participation for older people in residential and day-care settings. 285 more words

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