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cocktail night details and photo competition

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Social Club News -  17th August - Cocktail night details and photo competition

The cocktails for our cocktail night this Friday are:

Mojito (Rum), Margarita (Tequila), Strawberry Daiquiri (Rum), Raspberry Mojito (Rum), Passion Fruit Martini (Vodka), Gin Ricky (Gin), Strawberry Collins (Gin), Raspberry Southside (Gin) and of course Pina Colada (Rum). These will be £3.95 on the night and include a double measure of spirits. All subject to availability

You can save money at our cocktail night by pre-ordering your BBQ food - more details below - tickets are available NOW.

Invite your friends and family - club opens at 4.30, BBQ available from 5pm - 9pm.

Plus we've added in an email address for you to send your photos to in our photo competition.

SUMMER COCKTAILS & BBQ NIGHT Friday 17th August - club opens 4.30pm, food from 5pm

It was popliar last time, and people have been asking whens the next one - so here it is!

We're doing a pre-order deal - which will get you 2 cocktails and a BBQ item (jumbo sausage, quality burger, or veggie/halloumi kebab). This will cost you £8 and help us judge the demand so we canget the catering numbers right. That's £8 for 2 double measure cocktails and a top quality burger or premium sausage / veggie kebab / halloumi kebab. Did someone say bargain?

Tickets are now available from the social club. Get your lift booked!

If you don't want to pre-book you don't have to, but it does help us plan and saves you money. BBQ items will otherwise be £2.50 each (which is still a great deal - we use premium quality stuff, ask someone who's been) and cocktails will be available to purchase separately on the night for £3.95.

The cocktail menu is: Mojito (Rum), Margarita (Tequila), Strawberry Daiquiri (Rum), Raspberry Mojito (Rum), Passion Fruit Martini (Vodka), Gin Ricky (Gin), Strawberry Collins (Gin), Raspberry Southside (Gin) and Pina Colada (Rum). All double measures.

We'll have summery music on the PA system and (if we can find them) the return of the infamous inflatable palm trees... It will be lot of fun. Plus its payday! Come along and join in the fun.... NEW - we will also have inflatable flamingos. Now that's a sentence you don't hear everyday...

BINGO NIGHT - AUGUST 31st from 8pm

Thanks for the feedback. We will be having the bingo night on August 31st. Following feedback we have halved the price of each book of 3 tickets from £2 to £1.  We will have a guaranteed minimum jackpot of £75. Otherwise its the same format. We'll also be selling chips and rolls from 5-7.30 as well, so come up the club after work and have a nibble while you practice your dibbing skills. , of course!! As always, it would be family friendly although under 18s would need to be supervised. We'll finish by 10pm.

PHOTO COMPETITION

You may have noticed that our website pictures don't look too good if enlarged or viewed on anything bigger than a phone. This is where you come in...!

We would like you to take some pictures showing the social club in all its glory. They should be at least 2mb in size and you should have consent of the people ifyou are taking their picture. The photos will be used on the social club website, so please make it clear to them. The best 3 will win a small prize. Please get these to us by the end of August. The cocktail night on Friday 17th would be a good place, but please respect peoples wishes if they'd prefer not to be papped. And if you are taking pictures of families including children its really important you ask for the parents consent. Happy snapping and good luck! Photos should be sent to events@nccsocialclub.co.uk 

If you have a super posh high res professional camera and want to send anything over 2-3 Mb it might be easier to use some kind of drop box/file share. Thanks!

IF YOU WANT TO GET IN TOUCH...

Please don't reply to these emails - they disappear into a big hole somewhere in a parallel universe, and get ignored.

secretary@nccsociailclub.co.uk for the club secretary

chair@nccsocialclub.co.uk for the club chair

membership@nccsocialclub.co.uk for membership queries

events@nccsocialclub.co.uk for questions about events and room bookings

Website: www.nccsocialclub.co.uk    and look us up on facebook 

Categories: Norfolk

Norfolk Walking and Cycling Festival on Marriott's Way

Norfolk Council News Feed - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 07:30
Marriott's Way Heritage Trail Newsletter: Partners' Summer Extra Register an event for the Walking and Cycling Festival

In October, Marriott's Way will be the focus of Norfolk's 4th annual Walking and Cycling Festival.  There will be events for all ages and abilities throughout the county, many of them on our patch!

We are looking for more led walks and cycles, and possibly other spin-off events, to help the celebrations. These can be volunteer or professional led, and we can help develop your idea. If this isn't what you normally do, we can provide insurance, subject to T&C's, as well as training - you just need to fill in a simple risk assessment and provide a first aider. If you've never led a walk before we can even offer free walk leader training for volunteers!

You could offer a heritage walk in your town or village, a themed ride, a repeat of a popular event - or anything you feel will get people out on the trail! 

 

Walking and Cycling Guide

Don't forget, our brand new guide for walking and cycling is here! It's available in its physical format in various tourist information centres, cafés and village halls along the route. 

Alternatively, if you would like to download it to print at home or just keep on your phone, take a look here to download the guide book as a PDF. 

If you're a business along the route and would like a bundle of guide books to display and give out, send us an email and we'll try our best to get them out to you on our next run.

Get involved now!

If your business, community or group is interested you can download a registration pack here or email us for more information.

 

 

 



Make us an offer?

Could your business or organisation offer something special to incentivise our lovely Walking Festival attendees?

 

Maybe a discount, a sweet treat or a cup of tea... 

Drop us a line to discuss your offer.

 

If you'd like to find out more about the project, or get involved, please let us know by contacting us on marriottswayheritagetrail@gmail.com

Categories: Norfolk

Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin 10 August 2018

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 15:00

Dear Norfolk Arts Forum Members,

Welcome to the 10 August 2018 edition of the Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin. Below you will find information on jobs, opportunities and funding for the arts in Norfolk.

You can also find out information and share arts opportunities on our Social Media pages:
https://twitter.com/NCCArtsService 
https://en-gb.facebook.com/NCCArtsService  

In This Issue: Job Opportunities Visitor Services Assistant, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

£16,654 to £18,263 per annum – plus an allowance for Sunday shifts

The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts requires a Visitor Services Assistant to join its core Visitor Services Team, working at the Gallery to provide reception, information, ticketing and sales services to users of the galleries, shop and offices. An important part of this role is be a knowledgeable ambassador for the centre, as well as a positive team player.

You will have GCSEs at grade C or above in English and Mathematics or equivalent qualifications or experience,  excellent customer service skills and sound experience of working in retail, ticketing or visitor reception. You will be passionate about connecting people with the arts and the Sainsbury Centre and its collections.

This post is available from 13 September 2018 on a full-time, indefinite basis and will include regular weekend shifts (Saturday and Sunday), some weekday and some evening shifts on a rota basis.

For more information and to apply visit: https://www.uea.ac.uk/hr/vacancies

Closing Date: 23 August 2018

Historic Environment Assistant (Strategy & Advice), Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse

£17,681 - £18,672 per annum (Scale D)
37 hours per week
Permanent contract

Are you an enthusiastic, dynamic and proactive individual looking to take their career in historic environment to the next level? Do you want to work with an innovative, vibrant and forward looking team? Are you passionate about historic environment and do you want to work in protecting it through working with the planning system?

If you enjoy working in a fast paced environment, with a high performing team, prioritising workloads to hit deadlines and dealing with a wide range of people including members of the public and other local government professionals we would like to hear from you.

As Historic Environment Assistant (Strategy & Advice) you will work within the planning system, liaising with planners and developers and examining lists of planning applications for historic environment implications. You will also be able to input into advice given to planners and developers.

For an informal discussion regarding this vacancy please contact Andy Hutcheson, Environment Manager (Green infrastructure Strategy and Advice) on 01603 222767.

We would like to make you aware that priority consideration for this post may be given to current employees who are affected by restructure within the organisation or are in a redeployment position.

For more information and to apply visit: www.norfolk.gov.uk/jobsandcareers

Closing date: 19 August 2018

Museum Learning Officer Time & Tide Great Yarmouth and Cromer

£23,866 - £25,463 per annum (Scale G)
37 hours per week
Fixed term contract to 31 February 2022

This is an exciting opportunity to join the award-winning museum learning team based at our museums in Great Yarmouth and Cromer. We are looking for an experienced and creative individual to help deliver and develop our formal learning programmes.

Working with our talented team you will deliver immersive learning experiences for schools and other learners. There is ample scope for career development through working on partnership projects such as the Arts Council England / DFE funded Stories form the Sea project with The National Maritime Museum and RNLI Henry Blogg Museum.

This post is currently funded until 31 March 2022 as part of the Norfolk Museums Service National Portfolio Organisation funding package from Arts Council England.

For more information and to apply visit: www.norfolk.gov.uk/jobsandcareers

Closing date: 31 August 2018

Volunteer Coordinator, Shirehall Museum Norwich

£21,074 - £23,111 per annum (Scale F)
37 hours per week
Fixed term contract until 31 March 2022

Norfolk Museums Service is looking to appoint a Volunteer Coordinator who can support people from all backgrounds to engage with heritage and feel part of their local community by participating in meaningful and enjoyable volunteering opportunities. You will work alongside museum colleagues and our partners to champion volunteering. You will build upon our existing volunteer activities and develop a successful and sustainable volunteer programme across our ten museums but with a particular focus on developing the volunteer offer at our Norwich sites. You will have experience of working with volunteers or have engaged in voluntary activities yourself. We are looking for an organised and energetic person with strong administrative and communication skills who is able to develop relationships, as well as to provide support to our volunteers.

For an informal chat about the position please contact Sarah Gore, Teaching Museum Manager on 01603 228994.

We welcome applications from individuals currently working in other organisations, however we would like to make you aware that priority consideration for this post may be given to current employees who are affected by restructure within the organisation or are in a redeployment position.

For further details and how to apply: www.norfolk.gov.uk/jobsandcareers

Closing date: 02 September 2018

Volunteering Officer South East, The Churches Conservation Trust

Location - Home based within the counties listed below
Job Type: Full Time - 36 hours
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: £22,616 - £26,607 per annum, plus pensions & benefits

We are looking for someone to join a talented team to recruit, develop and support volunteer teams to ensure a collection of 48 historic churches across the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk remain at the heart of their communities as visitor attractions and venues for events.

You will have a track record of training, developing and managing volunteers and experience of inspiring communities to run successful projects and events.

To make our high profile churches a success you'll be expected to use your initiative, be a sound negotiator and be motivated by the challenge of delivering high standards at a distance and through others.

To apply, please download an application form and job description from,
http://www.visitchurches.org.uk/jobs/

Please note there is a two-stage interview process. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a round table discussion followed by a formal panel interview.

Closing date: 27 August 2018
Round table & Interview date: 10 September 2018 in Cambridge

Project Coordinator Kick the Dust: Norfolk Journeys 

Norwich Castle Museum
£13,235 - £14,110 per annum (Scale H)
18.5 hours per week
Fixed term contract until 31 May 2022

You will coordinate the delivery of ‘Norfolk Journeys’, our innovative Heritage Lottery Fund-funded ‘Kick the Dust’ programme project designed to deliver a three-stage journey of active participation for young people aged 11 – 25 years old including those who are normally hard to reach. Working with our Steering Group, you will oversee the delivery of our project Activity Plan, ensuring a strategic approach in the delivery of the project and coordinating the work of 3 area-based Project Workers. You will also be responsible for project monitoring and reporting.
You will have recent experience of working with young people aged 11-25 years old, including those who are the most vulnerable, experience of planning and managing projects and of working in the museums, arts or cultural sectors.

This post is funded by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund

www.norfolk.gov.uk/jobsandcareers

Closing date: 2 September 2018
Proposed interview date: 14 September 2018

Project Workers, Kick the Dust: Norfolk Journeys

Post 1 Norwich Castle Museum 29.6 hours per week
£16,859 - £18,488 per annum (Scale F)

Post 2 Union House, Gressenhall and Kings Lynn 29.6 hours per week
£16,859 - £18,488 per annum (Scale F)

Post 3 Great Yarmouth & Cromer 14.8 hours per week
£8,429- £9,244 per annum (Scale F)

Temporary contracts until 30 April 2022

Working as part of a project team you will help deliver ‘Norfolk Journeys’, our innovative HLF-funded ‘Kick the Dust’ programme project designed to deliver a journey of active participation for young people aged 11 – 25 years old including those who are normally hard to reach. You will make connections with local partners and ensure young people have access to a variety of opportunities.

You will have recent experience of working with young people aged 11-25, including those who are the most vulnerable, experience of working in partnership with young people to plan or deliver activities and experience of planning and/or delivering learning activities in the museums, arts or cultural sectors.

This post is funded by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund. Please state in your application which post you would like to be considered for.

We welcome applications from individuals currently working in other organisations, however we would like to make you aware that priority consideration for this post may be given to current employees who are affected by restructure within the organisation or are in a redeployment position.

www.norfolk.gov.uk/jobsandcareers

Closing date: 9 September 2018
Proposed interview date 21 September 2018.

Cataloguing Manager, Norfolk Record Office 

The Archive Centre, Norwich
£23,866 - £25,463 per annum (Scale G)
37 hours per week
Fixed term contract until October 2021

The Norfolk Record Office is looking for a Cataloguing Manager as part of its role as a regional hub of the Unlocking Our Sound Heritage project. Unlocking Our Sound Heritage is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and is led by the British Library in conjunction with 10 national and regional partners across the UK.

Unlocking Our Sound Heritage will digitally preserve almost half a million endangered sound recordings from across the UK and make 100,000 available online, transforming the visibility of sound archive collections in the process.

The Norfolk Record Office is the hub for the East of England. Over three years, it will digitise 5,000 physical sound items, from its own collections, and from other collections in the East of England. The digitised material will then be used as part of innovative learning and outreach activities.

The Norfolk Record Office is one of 10 hubs recruiting project staff in Aberystwyth, Belfast, Brighton, Bristol, Glasgow, London, Leicester, Manchester, Newcastle and Norwich during Spring/Summer 2018.

You will enable people to find and access digitised sound recordings. They will create and amend catalogue records and other metadata and have experience of cataloguing in a library, archive, museum or other similar environment.

For an informal discussion regarding this vacancy please contact Jonathan Draper Senior Archivist (Sound Archive) on 01603 222692.

We would like the Cataloguing Manager to start in October 2018.

To view further information regarding the vacancy please visit: https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/jobs-training-and-volunteering/search-and-apply-for-a-job

Closing date: 21 August 2018

Audio Preservation Engineer Norfolk Record Office

The Archive Centre, Norwich
£23,866 - £25,463 per annum (Scale G)
37 hours per week
Fixed term contract until October 2021

The Norfolk Record Office is looking for an Audio Preservation Engineer as part of its role as a regional hub of the Unlocking Our Sound Heritage project. Unlocking Our Sound Heritage is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and is led by the British Library in conjunction with 10 national and regional partners across the UK.

Unlocking Our Sound Heritage will digitally preserve almost half a million endangered sound recordings from across the UK and make 100,000 available online, transforming the visibility of sound archive collections in the process.

The Norfolk Record Office is the hub for the East of England. Over three years, it will digitise 5,000 physical sound items, from its own collections, and from other collections in the East of England. The digitised material will then be used as part of innovative learning and outreach activities. The Norfolk Record Office is one of 10 hubs recruiting project staff in Aberystwyth, Belfast, Brighton, Bristol, Glasgow, London, Leicester, Manchester, Newcastle and Norwich during Spring/Summer 2018.

You will produce archival quality digital transfers of audio material to international standards, with associated metadata. They will create audio files and associated technical metadata for preservation and access, from a range of current and legacy original formats.

Applicants must have an enthusiasm for recorded sound combined with an interest in audio recording, playback and transfer technologies.

For an informal discussion regarding this vacancy please contact Jonathan Draper Senior Archivist (Sound Archive) on 01603 222692.

We would like the Audio Preservation Engineer to start in October 2018.

To view further information regarding the vacancy please visit: https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/jobs-training-and-volunteering/search-and-apply-for-a-job

Closing date: 21 August 2018

Fundraising Cohort Facilitator, SHARE Museums East

Job Type: Contract
Contract Type: Tender
Max Fee: £6,500

Closing Date: 5pm, 28 August 2018

SHARE Museums East (SHARE) is the sector-facing workforce development arm of Norfolk Museums Service (NMS) and is funded through Arts Council England to deliver museum development across the East of England. SHARE does this through supporting excellence, resilience, peer-to-peer and co-operative working across the sector. The museum development programme delivers an annual training calendar, consultant led group projects, small grants and provides sector information through a website, e-bulletin and Twitter feeds.

Between 2014 and 2018, the SHARE training calendar was supplemented by SHARED Enterprise, an HLF funded project which aimed to improve resilience in the region's museums by developing fundraising and income generation skills. The SHARED Enterprise programme included cohort-based training for groups of museums focussing on fundraising strategy and specific types of fundraising activity.

The cohort-based training was very successful because it supported participants to put into practice what they had learnt and it encouraged peer support. Now that SHARED Enterprise has finished, we would like to run another fundraising cohort as part of the 2018-19 SHARE training programme.

We invite tenders for a Fundraising Cohort Facilitator.

We know from the evaluation of previous cohorts that the cohort training model is highly effective. The cohort will comprise up to six museums represented by up to 12 participants (a pair of participants from each museum), who will undertake a combination of facilitated group meetings and 1:1 sessions at the participating sites with an experienced consultant. Participants are encouraged to attend in pairs so that there are two representatives of each museum. We have found from experience that this ensures a greater ownership of the process and that positive organisational change is more likely as a result. The strength of the cohort approach is that ideas, progress and successes are shared among participants as they work towards a clear goal, generating helpful discussion and a valuable informal peer support network.

For more information and to apply visit: http://sharemuseumseast.org.uk/fundraising-cohort-facilitator/

Head of Communications and Development, Norfolk & Norwich Festival

Salary £45,000 per annum
Permanent contract

The Head of Communications and Development is a new role which will lead brand management and income generation through communications, audience development, and fundraising across all activities and initiatives for Norfolk & Norwich Festival.  This is an exciting opportunity for someone who has the skills and experience to meet the challenges of this job and can bring new energy to our organisation. 

Our new four year plan focuses on building a ‘festival spirit’ of being creative, curious, inclusive, collaborative and strategic.  We are working to build a dynamic festival programme in Norwich and around Norfolk and to extend our reach and influence year-round across East England through projects and initiatives.

You can download job pack and the relevant form from our website https://nnfestival.org.uk/about-us/vacancies/

To apply send a CV (no more than 4 sides of A4), your statement of interest in the position and a completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form to gemma@nnfestival.org.uk by 12 noon Monday 13 August 2018.

Interviews on Monday 20 August 2018 in Norwich
Ideal start date Autumn 2018                      
Selected applicants will be invited for interview by 5pm Thursday 16 August 2018.

Communications Manager, Norfolk & Norwich Festival

Salary £27,500 per annum
Permanent contract

The Communications Manager is a new role in the team, which will deliver Norfolk & Norwich Festival’s communications and marketing, including taking the lead on delivery of print marketing.  This is an exciting opportunity for someone who has the skills and experience to meet the challenges of this job and can bring new energy to our organisation. 

Our new four year plan focuses on building a ‘festival spirit’ of being creative, curious, inclusive, collaborative and strategic.  We are working to build a dynamic festival programme in Norwich and around Norfolk and to extend our reach and influence year-round across East England through projects and initiatives.

You can download a job pack and the relevant forms from our website https://nnfestival.org.uk/about-us/vacancies/

To apply complete the Norfolk & Norwich Festival application form (a CV may be attached, in addition, if desired) and an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and email these to liz.hughes@nnfestival.org.uk by noon on Tuesday 28 August.

Interviews Thursday 6 September 2018 in Norwich
Ideal start date Autumn 2018
Selected applicants will be invited for interview by 5pm Monday 3 September 2018.

Part-time Hourly Lecturer Film Production (Year 0), NUA

A number of our undergraduate programmes offer a four year study option, in addition to our three year undergraduate programme. The first year of the four year programme is Year 0. Currently there is a Year 0 pathway for Film and Moving Image Production, Fine Art, Games Art and Design, Graphic Design, Illustration and Photography.

Due to the continuing popularity of the Creative Skillset Accredited Ticked BA (Hons) Film & Moving Image Production course with its award winning students, we have seen a significant increase in applications and enrolments over the last few years and now wish to appoint a high calibre experienced professional to our team.

The main emphasis of this new role is to enhance curriculum delivery on our Film and Moving Image Production Year 0 pathway, preparing students for HE study and progression to Year One.  The ability to support students in a range of creative production contexts, with demonstrable skill in screenwriting, drama direction and previsualisation. The successful applicant should also be able to deliver practical studio based workshops and engage students through a range of teaching and learning approaches in film theory and history

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate the ability to support, academically and pastorally, a diverse range of students with studying on a project led curriculum. The role requires an understanding of delivering and developing innovative learning and teaching strategies, together with skills in team-working and organisation and a commitment to enhancing the student experience.

https://www.nua.ac.uk/about-nua/work-at-nua/

Salary: £37.36 per teaching hour
Closing Date: 13/08/2018
Interview Date: 24/08/2018

Development Opportunities

Circulate

The Drill House, Great Yarmouth - Fri 17 Aug, 6pm

A quarterly, relaxed get-together for artists, creatives, community organisers and events folk interested in developing the cultural scene in Great Yarmouth.

This month, Soap Box returns a quick-fire chance for you to share news of your event or project. Email us at hello@seachangearts.org.uk if you'd like a spot.

The Audience Agency join us for Beyond Numbers - a presentation and discussion about evaluation approaches and methods including a range of case studies from the UK and abroad with opportunity for you to contribute your own ideas and examples.

FREE admission, soup and roll  

http://seachangearts.org.uk/event/circulate-3/

Museums as spaces for wellbeing

The National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing has launched a free online course for sector professionals aimed at providing advice, tools and guidance on the steps to take in order to develop, deliver and evaluate health and wellbeing work within a museum, heritage or cultural organisation.

The course has six modules; each module takes 1-1.5 hours to complete and contains case study films, useful resources and recommended further reading as well as exercises so you can reflect on your own learning and apply it to your own practice. You can enrol at any time here.

New Horizons: The Arts and Children in Challenging Circumstances

Thursday 25 October, 10.30am-5pm

The Garage, Norwich

The focus of this year's New Horizons is to explore the barriers and difficulties that children in challenging circumstances face – hearing from and involving children themselves throughout, and to examine what best practice looks like, and what arts organisations need to think about in order to develop/deliver inclusive work well.

This event is a follow up to last year's really lively and energising New Horizons event that focused on arts and disability, during which we managed to crowdsource a ‘manifesto for change’ that people were able to take home with them at the end of the day. There's a similar intention this year too, so that people leave armed with a whole host of practical ‘take aways’.

Our aim is to make the event as practically useful as possible, so that delegates go away more clued up - and more fired up - and with a clear idea of what they will do differently as a result of attending.

Across the day there will be a range of provocations, conversations, and How to sessions, so that, whether you're a senior manager or a practitioner there's something of value to you.

Confirmed speakers include Nina Nannar (ITV), Rosie Millard (Children and the Arts), Dr Matthew Hill (Centre for Youth Impact), Philip Flood (Sound Connections), Jessica Middleton (Children in Need), Paul Webb (MAP), Anna Dever (Family Arts Campaign), and young people from The Garage Youth Forum and Sound Connections.

There are a limited number of 20% off Early bird tickets available.

http://www.thegarage.org.uk/event/new-horizons-arts-and-children-challenging-circumstances

Arts & Older People - Learning, Sharing & Networking Day with Creative Arts East

Wednesday 10th October 2018, 10am-4pm
Dragon Hall, 115-123 King St, Norwich NR1 1QE
 
The day will include talks and discussions led by 3 key speakers, who specialise in engaging older people with a dementia in arts activity, and it will provide an opportunity to share ideas and challenges amongst other artists working in this field.
 
Price to attend is £25
 
To book, please email julie@creativeartseast.co.uk or call 01953 713390 for more information. Please note spaces are limited.

Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy Training Courses

Unlock your fundraising potential with Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy's new suite of face-to-face training courses. Taking place all over the country between September 2018 - March 2019, our courses cover a broad range of fundraising skills pitched at different levels. The Essentials series is designed for those earlier in their career, whilst for those further on, we have the Leadership and Governance series, or for something specific take a look at our new Specialist series. Don't forget that you don't need to have 'fundraising' or 'development' in your job description to benefit from upskilling your fundraising know-how; these courses can benefit anyone whose role involves raising funds from staff to Trustees.

New for this year we’re also offering individuals and organisations the chance to invest in their development with our affordable range of packages. Gain knowledge whilst saving money and book one today!

We’ve developed more and more ways for you to engage with us in a way that suits you, so please check out our E-learning, Cause4 Advance.

Young Programmers Groups, Film Hub South East

Film Hub South East want to support more young people going to the cinema in the region and engaging with cinemas as creative practitioners. With that in mind, we want to encourage starting more young programmers groups and help build a network around existing groups.

We are looking to work with existing or new groups and venues to set up Young Film Programmers Groups to engage young people (16-30) with a local cinema so that the young people can share their voices in their community by programming, marketing and running film events. We will help the group by partnering it with a cinema or venue and offering support for running the group and help with finding funding.
 
https://www.independentcinemaoffice.org.uk/film-hub-south-east/young-programmers-groups/

NFW 3 day Summer Film School

We are collaborating with Cinema City Education to run a three-day summer film school in August 2018,  for 13 to 15 year-olds and 16 to 19 year-olds.

Our courses will run at The John Hurt Centre, Cinema City, Norwich and The Stage, Norwich. Our summer school is designed to introduce young people to Scriptwriting, Acting for Camera and Filmmaking.

Scriptwriting: Learn the techniques to produce scenes and short scripts which will then go into production, 13 to 15 year-olds / 16 to 19 year-olds.
Acting for Camera: Explore acting techniques to create characters and appear in your short films, 13 to 15 year-olds / 16 to 19 year-olds.
Film-making: Become a crew member and learn how to shoot short films, 13 to 15 year-olds / 16 to 19 year-olds.

Find out more here: http://www.campbellcloudfilms.co.uk/norwich-film-workshop-3-day-summer-school/

Opportunities for Artists/Writers/Performers Ramshacklicious
Band at The End of The World – Performers and Wind Musicians wanted!

Ramshacklicious present outdoor work that is impressively complex and skilled in integrating live music, physical theatre, clowning, puppetry, pyrotechnics and innovative design.

'The Band at the End of the World!' is an anarchic, raucous, musical clown show that tells the story of the possible actual end of the world (as we know it).
The show takes place from and around a flaming and smoking battle-church. It’s part processional, part static incorporating elements of spectacle and will be performed by a cast of up to 40 performers and musicians.

We are looking for 12 performers - who are 18+ years old to join us on our theatrical journey.
You need to have some performance experience, be a physical performer who likes to be a bit silly and has the ability to learn some simple choreography.  Performers will need good physical awareness and may be required to spin on the spot for a reasonable amount of time!  You will need to be confident in using your voice to project and create sound as part of the performance.
You will be performing in a large scale ensemble in the form of local believers who appear in the audience during the show to create an immersive, ritualistic theatrical experience. Performers will be asked to wear their own denim items but will be provided with accessories to co-ordinate with the cast.

We are also looking for players of an intermediate standard upwards who play brass, and reed instruments to join our large scale ensemble playing original music inspired by the apocalypse and street band traditions around the world. The music will range from the wild to the gentle. Some music reading will be helpful at first - but good ears even better - to join our musical adventure.
Performers will be asked to wear their own denim items but will be provided with accessories to co-ordinate with the cast.

Proposed participation timetable – Musicians and Performers
12th & 13th September - Rehearsals with participants, Director, Musical Director and Jack from Ramshaklicious
Performers: 4 hours per day – 6-10pm
Musicians: 2.5 hours per day – 6.30 – 9pm
14th September - Rehearsals with participants, Director, Musical Director and whole cast.
Dress rehearsal
Performers: 6-10pm
Musicians: 7-10pm
15th & 16th September - Performance days with participants, Director, Musical Director and whole cast
Call time, 2 hours prior to show.  One show per day for participants.

To sign up or for more information please contact siobhan@seachangearts.org.uk or 01493 745458

Submissions are now open for OPUS 2018.

The submission deadline is 5pm, Friday 19th October 2018.

Britten Sinfonia has a history of innovation and excellence. Renowned for adventurous programming and a dynamic new approach to performing, over our twenty-five year history we have aimed to expand the horizons of what an orchestra ‘could’ or ‘should’ be and of how people engage with us and our music-making. In 2013, the OPUS composition competition was launched to further this vision with the goal of discovering an exciting new compositional voice.

Now entering its sixth year, OPUS winners are among the best up-and-coming compositional talents in the UK however, we want to push the boundaries further, widen the parameters, challenge ourselves and our audience and discover new musical terrain and all the creative potential therein.

OPUS2018 combines folk singer and BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2018, Hannah Rarity, with a piano quintet of Britten Sinfonia’s musicians to form the ensemble for which the OPUS competition winner will be invited to write. Working with emerging talent from a non-classical field and including the use of text for the first time introduces a new and exciting edge to OPUS: allowing us to continue the search for a unique, new compositional voice, challenging shortlisted composers to expand their existing musical knowledge, opening the competition to a potential new and alternative range of entrants and audiences alike.

Five shortlisted composers will be invited to a public workshop day, during which they will receive:
– Mentoring from Sir James MacMillan
– The chance to work closely with Hannah Rarity and Britten Sinfonia musicians to develop their compositional techniques
– A performance of their sketch to an audience and panel of judges at Saffron Hall

The winning composer will also receive:
– At least three performances of their work in our At Lunch concert series (at London’s Wigmore Hall, West Road Concert Hall in Cambridge and Norwich St Andrew’s Hall)
– A professional standard recording of their piece
– A commission fee

For more information and to apply visit: https://www.brittensinfonia.com/creative-learning/opus/

Industry Research & Information Creative & cultural activities and wellbeing in later life

Age UK has attempted to find out what makes later life worth living. Their new report explores the striking impact of creative and cultural activities, finding it to be the top-most contributor to wellbeing in older age.

You can read the report here, which includes the findings together with examples of creative and cultural activities for older people and recommendations for practitioners and policymakers.

Resource to help museums diversify audiences

A new resource has been launched to support museums to increase the diversity of their visitors. Open Up: museums for everyone aims to help organisations to move beyond talk to action in order to achieve “real and lasting change”. The project has produced a guide featuring advice and case studies from 20 museums from across the UK, capturing stories of change and examining the success factors that have led to museums significantly diversifying their visitors.  

Arts Council England: The next ten years

Read the latest and the report from BritainThinks who ran the public Conversation around ACE’s next ten years of strategy (2020-2030)
https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/nexttenyears

StartEast

StartEast is for creative people who love what they do and want to make a living from it. The programme offers bespoke, targeted, 1-1 business advice and support, workshops and masterclasses as well as an invited grant scheme of between £1,000-£10,000 to help you grow your business. Our aim is to work with you to build a support structure that is right for you and your cultural enterprise.

We have a dedicated team of advisors and industry experts ready to support you in a range of different ways. Whether you need support to develop an idea or your artistic vision, help with business growth and expansion into new markets, securing new contracts, increasing productivity or turnover, we can help.

All you need to do is sign up and become a StartEast member. For more information please visit: http://starteast.co.uk/

Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance

The Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance is a new national organisation representing everyone who believes that cultural engagement and participation can transform our health and wellbeing.This new Alliance brings together the National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing and the National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing and involves over 50 leading organisations. We aim to bring about a step change in policy and delivery, and will focus on a strong regional infrastructure to support development and progress in the field.

https://www.culturehealthandwellbeing.org.uk/

Funding Opportunities Creative Civic Change

Creative Civic Change is a new programme to help you make positive change in your community using the arts and creativity.

We are looking to support at least 10 communities across England who are using the arts and creativity to make positive social change in their local areas. We are currently in the first phase of the programme, the ‘community call out’ phase, in which we are asking communities to express an interest in being part of the programme’s next phase - the development phase.

We will be accepting expressions of interest until 28th September 2018, after which we will select at least 10 communities to work with, helping them to develop their ideas and local plans and decide what support and funding they would need to deliver these (between £50,000 and £300,000 in each local community).

The final ‘programme delivery’ phase will start in February 2019. This will be the point at which some or all of the communities we have worked with will receive funding to deliver their plans locally.

We are interested in sharing experiences and learning from the programme to inspire others to use the arts and creativity to make positive change.

The programme is a partnership between the Big Lottery Fund, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, and Local Trust.

http://localtrust.org.uk/our-work/creative-civic-change

Silk Purse Fund (Countywide)

Deadline 17 August 2018
The Silk Purse Fund aims to support a wide range of charitable, voluntary and community organisations across Norfolk with grants from £500 to £5,000.

Applications to support the following types of activity will be considered:

• Support for families
• Opportunities for young people to raise their aspirations, develop skills and realise achievements where they may not be able to do so through education
• Age related mental ill health, and associated care provision
• Therapeutic activities for older and/ or vulnerable people, including but not limited to reminiscence work, music or drama.

Please note the Silk Purse Fund will not support ongoing operational/ revenue costs.

Read the full guidance and apply at www.norfolkfoundation.com/funds/silk-purse-fund/

Targetfollow Fund (Countywide)

Deadline 17 August 2018

The Targetfollow Fund is designed to support Norfolk voluntary groups and smaller charities working at grassroots and community level in the field of mental health, with specific interest in recovery, self-management and support to stay well. Grants of up to £2,000 are available. 

Read the full guidance and apply at www.norfolkfoundation.com/funds/targetfollow-fund/

Broadland Meridian Mental Health & Wellbeing Fund (Countywide)

Deadline 24 August 2018

The Broadland Meridian Mental Health & Wellbeing Fund aims to support community groups and charities across Norfolk working in the arena of mental health. Grants of up to £5,000 are available. Priorities:
• Projects that can demonstrate how they will make a measurable difference to alleviating mental health and wellbeing issues for those most at risk.
• Preference is given to projects involving tenants of, or working in areas where Broadland Housing operates.

Read the full guidance and apply at www.norfolkfoundation.com/funds/broadland-meridian-mental-health-wellbeing-fund/

Love Norfolk Transforming Communities Fund (Countywide)

Deadline for expressions of interest 24 August 2018

In 2018 the Love Norfolk Fund will offer grants of up to £20,000 to support strategic projects with the potential to deliver significant and long term impact by piloting new ways of working, or extending the reach and quality of local services. Grants of between £5,000 - £20,000 are available. 

Read the full guidance and download the Expression of Interest form at www.norfolkfoundation.com/funds/love-norfolk-transforming-communities-fund/

Safe and Secure:  Facilities Improvement Grants, SHARE Museums East

As part of our 2018-19 regional Museum Development activity plan, funded by Arts Council England, SHARE Museums East is offering grants to help forge stronger links with National museums and other significant lenders to increase loans to smaller museums.  We want the museums receiving the loans to get the most out of these opportunities, and so are launching a small grant scheme across the region.

Museums can apply for a grant up to a maximum of £3,000.

Examples of activities for which the grant can be used include:
•Security improvements including work needed for GIS
•Environmental improvements including work needed for GIS
•Conservation and condition report costs for loans
•Conservation work required as a condition of the loan agreement
•Transport and packing costs for loans
•Courier fees or object handling staff time
•Specialist mounts, frames or display cases

The deadline for applications is: 5pm Friday 28th September 2018

http://sharemuseumseast.org.uk/safe-and-secure-grants/

Marina Kleinwort Charitable Trust

Grant for charitable organisations in the UK undertaking arts projects.

Funding is provided at the discretion of the Trustees. Recent grants have been for between £1,000-£5,000. Match funding is not a stipulated requirement of this scheme.

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

The Marina Kleinwort Charitable Trust
Kleinwort Benson
14 St George Street
London
W1S 1FE
Tel: 0203 207 7232
Email: scott.rice@kleinwortbenson.com

Archives Revealed

Grants are available to public sector bodies, registered charities and other not-for-profit organisations in the UK to help analyse collections, supporting development of future plans for cataloguing priorities and projects.

The Archives Revealed fund is a partnership programme between The National Archives and The Pilgrim Trust. It is the only funding stream in the UK dedicated to cataloguing and unlocking archives. Archives Revealed is designed to transform access to archives for a wide range of users, enabling more people to engage with the UK’s rich documentary heritage.

There are two funding strands:
•Scoping grants aim to help archives analyse collections, supporting development of future plans for cataloguing priorities and projects. Maximum award: £3,000
•Cataloguing grants are to create catalogues of important archival collections. Maximum award: £40,000. This strand will re-open in October 2018.

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/archives-sector/finding-funding/archives-revealed/

Henry Moore Foundation

The Foundation supports a wide range of projects and activities in the UK involving visual arts, particularly sculpture. Among areas covered are student bursaries, fellowships for artists and grants to art institutions, galleries and museums. Typical projects include exhibitions, publications, commissions, conferences, workshops and lecture series.

The objective of the Foundation is to support sculpture across historical, modern and contemporary registers, seeking to fund research that expands the appreciation of sculpture.

The Foundation offers funding in the following categories:
•New Projects - the maximum grant is £20,000 but most grants are for less.
•Collections - the maximum grant is £20,000 but most grants are for less.
•Research and Development: Long-term Research - (organisations only) the maximum grant is £20,000 but most grants are for less.
◦Small Research Grants - (individual academics, curators and sculptors) the maximum grant is £2,500.
•Fellowships: Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships - the Foundation awards a grant of up to £21,000 per annum towards the fellowship.
◦Artist Residencies - the maximum grant is £6,000.
•Conferences, Lectures and Publications - the maximum grant is £5,000.

https://www.henry-moore.org/grants/grants-programme

Idlewild Trust

Grants are available to registered charities for arts and conservation projects in the UK.

Maximum value:£ 5,000
Application deadline:06/09/2018

In 1974, Peter Minet established the Idlewild Trust to support the arts, culture and conservation in the national arena. It was named the Idlewild Trust in recognition of the importance of conserving aspects of the United Kingdom's common cultural heritage for future generations.

The Trust offers grants to registered charities working in the following two areas:
•The Arts - Nurturing young professionals.
•Conservation – Objects and works of art.

http://www.idlewildtrust.org.uk/

Arts Council National Lottery Projects Grants

Arts Council England has created National Lottery Project Grants as an open-access programme for arts, museums and libraries projects (arts projects taking place in libraries). Applications must meet the programme’s four criteria: Quality, Public engagement, Finance and Management.

The funding is for projects that are focused on one or more of the following artforms and disciplines:
Music, Theatre, Dance, Visual arts, Literature, Combined arts, Museum practice (accredited museums only) and Libraries (arts-focused projects only).

Projects may work with these artforms in other contexts. Examples might include:
•Creative media and the wider creative industries (for example, film or audio, design, gaming).
•Technology, including digital technology (for example, virtual reality or live-streaming).
•Other non-arts organisations or settings (for example, residential care providers, or a science organisation).
•Other non-arts cultural forms or sectors (for example, health and wellbeing, social inclusion, heritage or sport).

Grants of between £1,000 and £100,000 are available. The funding can support projects lasting up to a maximum of three years.

How To Apply
Groups should first read the Access support information sheets as well as guidelines for applications of £15,000 and under or applications exceeding £15,000, all of which can be found on the Arts Council England website.

The programme is always open, and has a quick turnaround:
•Applications for £15,000 or under will receive a decision in six weeks.
•Applications for more than £15,000 will receive a decision in 12 weeks.

https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/projectgrants

Barbara Whatmore Charitable Trust

Grants for registered charities undertaking projects relating to the arts, heritage or conservation with a preference for East Anglia.

Maximum Award: £3,500

Support is available for the following:
•Schemes or bursaries for classical music education, to enable young musicians to attend courses or music groups and orchestras, to provide practical experience for young singers and instrumentalists.
•Conservation and crafts training, via bursaries to recognised higher educational teaching organisations.
•Education projects in museums, the theatre and poetry, which inspire young people and enhance their experience.

Conservation of specific endangered historic artefacts and of the natural heritage environment is also eligible, as are preventive projects to protect historic or natural collections.

Applications can be received at any time but must be received by 15 September to be considered at the October meeting. The Trust does not have a website or a standard application form. Applications must be made in writing:

Denise Gardiner
Barbara Whatmore Charitable Trust
3 Honeyhanger
Hindhead Road
Hindhead
GU26 6BA
Email: denise@bwct.org

Fidelio Charitable Trust

Maximum award:£ 5,000
Application deadline:01/10/2018

The Fidelio Charitable Trust was established in 2008 in support of the Arts in the United Kingdom. The Trust aims to help individuals and groups of exceptional ability who would not be able to carry out an artistic project or activity without financial support, particularly those who are at an early stage in their careers.

Applications are accepted on behalf of individuals (over school age) and groups who are practitioners or performers in the Arts.

http://www.fideliocharitabletrust.org.uk/

Norwich City Council - Small Community Grants

Funding is available to community groups or groups of residents wishing to undertake small projects or activities that support people getting involved in their neighbourhood. This should lead to communities being more self-sufficient or activities that contribute to reducing inequality in Norwich.

Grants of up to £500 are available. Not-for profit community and voluntary organisations in Norwich may apply.

Organisations must:
•Have less than £5,000 of available funds in the group account (not including financial reserves).
•Operate on a not-for-profit basis.
•Have more than two unrelated (by legal or civil arrangement) people to operate or manage the community group or organisation.
•Have a separate bank account (or access to one) in the name of the organisation (not an individual) with two cheque signatories.
•Have appropriate policies and procedures in place, where relevant, with regard to dealing with protection of children and/or vulnerable adults.
•Have relevant insurance in place where required.

https://www.norwich.gov.uk/info/20256/commissioning/1685/community_grants_programme

The Geoffrey Watling Charity

Maximum award:£ 30,000

The Geoffrey Watling Charity offers grants to charitable organisations in the County of Norfolk and the Waveney District of Suffolk so that they can continue and develop their work in the community.

Funding is available to assist charitable organisations working locally in the following areas:
•Social and welfare.
•Churches and historic buildings.
•Education and arts.
•Environment.
•Medical.
•Sporting

To be eligible, applicants must meet the following requirements:
•Be a charitable organisation. Organisations not registered with the Charity Commission must provide a reference from an individual who is not connected with the running of the organisation or its management.
•Be operating in the County of Norfolk or the Waveney District of Suffolk.
•Be actively pursuing other sources of funding.

http://www.geoffreywatling.org.uk/default.asp

Breckland Council Match Funding

The following levels of Match Funding grants are currently available:

Breckland Council Match Funding Small Grants – funding of between £500 and £5,000. With this funding stream applicants can expect a maximum of 50%  of the total project cost therefore match funding is required which can be from your own funds or other external funders. Grants are for a maximum of one year.

Breckland Council Match Funding Large Grants – funding of between £5,001 and £20,000. With this funding stream there is a maximum of 30% of the total project cost available, therefore match funding is required which can be from your own funds or other external funders. Grants are for a maximum of one year.

For more information and to apply please visit: http://www.norfolkfoundation.com/funds/breckland-council-community-funding/

Broadland Community at Heart Grants

Broadland District Council’s Community at Heart Grants programme is designed to help meet the needs of local community groups and the provision of community-led activities and projects.

The Council can fund projects that clearly demonstrate their contribution to the priorities set out in the Broadland Business Plan a copy of which can be viewed at: www.broadland.gov.uk/businessplan

For more information and to apply visit: http://www.norfolkfoundation.com/funds/broadland-community-at-heart-grants/

Developing your Creative Practice, Arts Council England

Developing your Creative Practice is a development fund designed to support independent creative practitioners to ensure excellence is thriving in England’s arts and culture sector.

The fund will create more pathways for individuals, from a range of creative practices and backgrounds. It will allow creative practitioners the time and space to undertake ambitious research and development, helping to make a step-change in their practice. The Arts Council wishes to focus on investing in the activities that have a real impact on people’s artistic or creative development in England.

The Arts Council will invest £3.6 million per year through the programme. Individuals will have the opportunity to apply for between £2,000 and £10,000, to take a dedicated period of time to focus on their own creative development, and propel them to the next stage in their practice.

Individual artists and/or creative practitioners in England may apply. The programme supports activity focused on these artforms and disciplines:
• Music
• Theatre
• Dance
• Visual Arts
• Literature
• Combined Arts
• Museums practice

Applicants must apply as an individual, or as a small group of practitioners who usually collaborate in their work. This could include, for example, artists who usually create work together, or writers and their translators. Applicants must have three years’ creative practice experience outside a formal education context.

Round 3 will open for applications at 10am on 11 October 2018 and close at 12pm (noon) on 14 November 2018

https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/DYCP

Volunteering Opportunities Arts Assistant Environmental Arts, Norfolk and Norwich Norwich Hospitals NHS Trust

This role is varied, quite active and not office based. The tasks involved include:
- Installing exhibitions.
- Photographing and measuring spaces/rooms to help provide background details for projects.
- putting historic collections in order, labeling boxes and shelves.
- helping to keep the Environmental Arts store in order, some cleaning, sorting and methodology required.
- deliveries and collections of artworks and artifacts.
- Potentially some work in the grounds helping to plant trees.

Age requirement: 18+

For more information please go to https://www.voluntarynorfolk.org.uk/volunteering/ or contact emma.jarvis@nnuh.nhs.uk

http://arts.nnuh.nhs.uk/home.php

Chair of Heart of East Anglia Partnership, Festival Bridge

Part time trustee

The Heart of East Anglia is looking for a Chair to lead a new Local Cultural Education Partnership (LCEP) in West Suffolk. The Heart of East Anglia LCEP is a group of individuals from organisations representing a variety of arts, cultural and education sectors. The LCEP aims to work together to better connect and enrich cultural education for local children and young people. It will support Brandon, Bury St Edmunds, Haverhill, Mildenhall, Newmarket, Stowmarket, Thetford and Sudbury and their surrounding villages and hamlets.

This is a voluntary role and would require chairing a minimum of six meetings a year and participating in occasional network or training events. Some administrative support will be provided through the partnership. You will take a leading role in the planning and delivery of LCEP meetings, working with the Steering Group to put together the agenda.

It is envisioned this would be a 3-year term, subject to annual review. The role would be well-suited to someone with experience in a senior management and leadership positions who understands the importance and impact of partnership working.

Our ideal Chair would be:

well connected locally with a commitment and drive to improving the lives of local residents
experienced in leading a committee to fulfil its purpose
experienced in working with children and young people and/or the arts and cultural sector
knowledgeable of the boarder strategic context of the area this LCEP serves, including opportunities and challenges
an excellent communicator who can manage relationships with a range of different stakeholders
experienced in fundraising and over-seeing campaigns
tactful, diplomatic and with good influencing skills
a great facilitator and time-manager

To express an interest, please send us your CV and a covering letter outlining the skills and experience you have in relation to the above bullet-points to Rachel Macfarlane at rachel@nnfestival.org.uk.

The deadline for receipt of expressions of interest is midnight on Sunday 30 September 2018.

South East Area Council vacancies, Arts Council England

We have vacancies on our South East Area Council, including one new member and two elected members from a Local Authority in the area.

We want our Area Council to represent the widest possible range of relevant skills, experience and background, and we are looking for individuals who:
•have a strong knowledge of arts, creativity and culture, and commitment to promote the value of arts, creativity and culture in society
•have a commitment to Arts Council’s mission – Great art and culture for everyone
•have a strong knowledge and understanding of the Creative case for diversity
•are able to act as advocates for arts, creativity and culture on a local and national level
•are practising artists or have a specialist knowledge of;
◦a one or more art forms (for example theatre, music, libraries, museums, literature, dance)
◦other fields relevant to the creative industries, including education, regeneration, broadcasting, tourism, local or national government

•have a knowledge and understanding of the South East area
•live or have work interests in the South East area. Local Authority applicants must be an elected member within the South East area

We interpret arts and culture broadly and welcomes applicants from across the Creative Industries, including candidates with enterprise and commercial experience.

As part of our ongoing commitment to equal opportunities and diversity, it is important that the Arts Council properly reflects the communities we serve. We welcome applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds.

This is a voluntary role, with expenses reimbursed in accordance with the Council Members’ expenses policy.

Detailed information about the role is available in the information pack. If you wish to discuss it further, please contact Hedley Swain, South East Area Director hedley.swain@artscouncil.org.uk

Applicants should submit a covering letter, CV and completed equal opportunities form to rebecca.lyle@artscouncil.org.uk no later than 10.00 on Friday 14 September 2018.

Interviews for shortlisted applicants will be held on Wednesday 17 October 2018 in central London.

The South East Area covers Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, East Sussex, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Norfolk, Oxfordshire, Suffolk, Surrey and West Sussex.

Creative Assistant, Norwich Theatre Royal

Norwich Theatre Royal has an opportunity for volunteers to support our creative activities in Stage Two during the summer and most importantly from September.

An ideal volunteer Creative Assistant would be able to support our Creative Practitioners to ensure all participants are able to engage in lessons, identify and encourage them to develop their individual strengths, and maintain a productive and creative working environment. 

In return for helping us, you will be provided training opportunities to develop your learning support skills, gain hands-on experience with young people in a creative environment, and develop your understanding of the benefits of creative courses for young people and how they are delivered.

Full details at www.ntr.org.uk/Jobs

Drop in and Draw Session Volunteer, Norfolk Library Service

We run a regular Drop in and Draw session at the Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library every Wednesday afternoon. We are looking for 2-3 volunteers who have a keen interest in helping others to enjoy arts and drawing as a way to wellbeing.

Duties include:
• Engaging with participants and help them choose a subject to draw.
• Helping participants try new materials, media and skills.
• Giving participants confidence to keep drawing at home, or in between sessions.
• (Optional) To assist in the displaying of art produced at Drop in and Draw exhibitions or displays

Skills
- An Interest in art and/or drawing
- Good communication skills
- Must enjoy working with people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds

Benefits from this role
Volunteering with the library service offers volunteers the chance to add something new to their CV or share their passion for reading and learning with others within their community. We offer all our volunteers references for job or education opportunities and run a certificate scheme to reward the hours each volunteer contributes. An induction session will take place at the start of the volunteering.

Email Volunteercontact@norfolk.gov.uk

Volunteer Opportunities, Norfolk Museums Service

Volunteering at Norfolk Museums Service can be a very rewarding and sociable experience. You'll meet like-minded people, gain new experience, learn new skills and support Norfolk's heritage.

The following opportunities are currently available:

Lynn Museum - Coffee morning volunteers
Ancient House, Thetford - Learning resources and Thetford Treasures volunteers
Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse - Collections volunteers, Engineering volunteers, Farm volunteers, Gardening volunteers, Landscape conservation volunteers, Learning volunteers, Research Volunteers, Workhouse Trail Guide volunteers

More information can be found here: https://www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/join-and-support/volunteering

Creative Arts East

We're are looking for positive, energetic people who would like to help us run the 'Our Day Out' music and dance sessions.

If you'd like to volunteer with us, please download a volunteer application form here

Contact Lea on 01953 713390 / 07432 769632 or email lea@creativeartseast.co.uk

Norfolk Arts Forum

Contact: arts@norfolk.gov.uk

Website: http://www.norfolk.gov.uk/arts

Categories: Norfolk

cocktail night - 1 week to go and photo competition

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 12:45

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Social Club News -  10th August - Cocktail night is soon and photo competition

Only 1 week to our cocktail night/summer party/BBQ! You can just turn up and pay on the night, but by pre-booking you do save money. Tickets available from the bar now. JOB OPPORTUNITY - CLOSES MONDAY 13th

The Social Club needs a cleaner on temporary basis to cover maternity absence  - do you know anyone who may be interested?

We have a vacancy for a cleaner, 6 days per week, maximum of 3 hours per morning. The post includes working  Saturdays and possibly some bank holidays, and cleaning would need to be completed before the club opens.

The successful applicant will be required to start work (ideally with immediate effect) and be available until at least 9th February 2019

The rate of pay is the national Minimum Wage (currently £7.83 per hour for those aged 25 and over) paid monthly in arrears. There is no enhanced rate of pay for weekends or bank holidays.

The post will be subject to a probationary period.

Expressions of interest, which should include employment details, to be submitted by  either via email chair@nccsocialclub.co.uk   or in writing to The Social Club, County Hall Grounds, Martineau Lane, Norwich  and marked Confidential Job Application by Monday 13th  August 2018

References will be required.

SUMMER COCKTAILS & BBQ NIGHT Friday 17th August - club opens 4.30pm, food from 5pm

It was popliar last time, and people have been asking whens the next one - so here it is!

We're doing a pre-order deal - which will get you 2 cocktails and a BBQ item (jumbo sausage, quality burger, or veggie/halloumi kebab). This will cost you £8 and help us judge the demand so we canget the catering numbers right. That's £8 for 2 double measure cocktails and a top quality burger or premium sausage / veggie kebab / halloumi kebab. Did someone say bargain?

Tickets are now available from the social club. Get your lift booked!

If you don't want to pre-book you don't have to, but it does help us plan and saves you money. BBQ items will otherwise be £2.50 each (which is still a great deal - we use premium quality stuff, ask someone who's been) and cocktails will be available to purchase separately on the night for £3.95. The cocktail menu will also be announced very soon.

We'll have summery music on the PA system and (if we can find them) the return of the infamous inflatable palm trees... It will be lot of fun. Plus its payday! Come along and join in the fun.... NEW - we will also have inflatable flamingos. Now that's a sentence you don't hear everyday...

BINGO NIGHT - AUGUST 31st from 8pm

Thanks for the feedback. We will be having the bingo night on August 31st. Following feedback we have halved the price of each book of 3 tickets from £2 to £1.  We will have a guaranteed minimum jackpot of £75. Otherwise its the same format. We'll also be selling chips and rolls from 5-7.30 as well, so come up the club after work and have a nibble while you practice your dibbing skills. , of course!! As always, it would be family friendly although under 18s would need to be supervised. We'll finish by 10pm.

PHOTO COMPETITION

You may have noticed that our website pictures don't look too good if enlarged or viewed on anything bigger than a phone. This is where you come in...!

We would like you to take some pictures showing the social club in all its glory. They should be at least 2mb in size and you should have consent of the people ifyou are taking their picture. The photos will be used on the social club website, so please make it clear to them. The best 3 will win a small prize. Please get these to us by the end of August. The cocktail night on Friday 17th would be a good place, but please respect peoples wishes if they'd prefer not to be papped. And if you are taking pictures of families its really important you ask for the parents consent. Happy snapping and good luck!

IF YOU WANT TO GET IN TOUCH...

Please don't reply to these emails - they disappear into a big hole somewhere in a parallel universe, and get ignored.

secretary@nccsociailclub.co.uk for the club secretary

chair@nccsocialclub.co.uk for the club chair

membership@nccsocialclub.co.uk for membership queries

events@nccsocialclub.co.uk for questions about events and room bookings

Website: www.nccsocialclub.co.uk    and look us up on facebook 

Categories: Norfolk

Take the lead with your Takeaway

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 12:01
 

A flavour of the week at NCC...10 August 2018                        

'Meet the Leader and Deputy Leader' 

Staff met with the Leader of the Council, Cllr Andrew Proctor, and Deputy Leader, Cllr Graham Plant, at County Hall this week to find out more about their vision and priorities.  You can watch a short video clip here. We'll be posting action points and more information from the sessions on the intranet next week. 

The Leader and Deputy Leader are keen to meet as many staff as possible, so there will be more sessions across the county later this year. Watch this space for more details. 

Let's hear it for the Third River Crossing 

Ahead of our public consultation launching on Monday 20 August (until 5 October), this week we revealed further details on the design of Great Yarmouth's Third River Crossing and its approaches, how we propose to operate the bridge and its likely effects on traffic in the town.  Construction of the new lifting bridge over the River Yare is due to begin in late 2020. More…

Safer rear-facing seats

Our rear-facing car seats safety campaign (and free car seat check across Norfolk) featured on ITV Anglia this week. Our Road Safety Team is visiting various locations in the county to check child seats already in cars are safe. Every year the team carries out safety checks on around 1,600 child seats in Norfolk.  Last year it was revealed that 40% of these are incorrectly fitted. More…

Public backing for ‘missing link’

The results of our consultation on the western link from the Broadland Northway to the A47 are out and reveal that plans for the link have received backing from more than 70% of those who took part in the consultation. Listen here to Martin Wilby, Chairman of our Environment, Development and Transport committee being interviewed earlier today. Read more...

Boarding Partnership

This week our Boarding School Partnership was in the national spotlight again when it featured on Newsnight  (BBC Two - 7 August) as an example of how boarding school partnerships can benefit children in care. Watch the clip here (26 mins, 48 seconds in).

Bravo Sara!

Sara Cameron, Commercial Property Surveyor in our Corporate Property Team, has been shortlisted for the Midlands regional final of the Forward Ladies National Awards in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Leader category. The FL Awards celebrate exceptional women and the contribution they make to the UK economy.  An elected board member of the RICS Governing Council, Sara actively promotes surveying as a career here in Norfolk. She’s also a founding member of the #surveyingsisterhood conversation, promoting diversity in the surveying profession. Good luck in the finals later this year, Sara!

New digital traineeship at Norfolk Record Office

Digital records are part of our daily life, but how do we make sure that they can still be used in 10, 20, or 100 years’ time? 

Norfolk history enthusiasts with an interest in digital technology can apply for a new role to help preserve the county’s history for future generations. The 15-month-long ‘Bridging the Digital Gap’ traineeship is an exciting opportunity for those who enjoy working with digital and technological systems. To apply, click here

And finally… museums fun for all the family 

Our Museums Service has talks, tours, trails, exhibitions and events to keep everyone entertained this month. From mysterious treasure to secret vaults under the city; a village at war to art inspired by the coast, there's plenty to see and do across the county throughout August. More…

Missed last week's edition? Don't worry - you can find all editions at The Friday Takeaway

Lest we forget

Members of Youth Parliament (MYPs) penned a heartfelt message to go on a wreath that was laid in Ypres in remembrance of the end of the First World War a hundred years ago. They met with county’s representatives of the Royal British Legion who were in Belgium this week to commemorate the last 100 days of the war. More...

Bespoke your bike

Our Pushing Ahead team is inviting people to bring their bikes along to a FREE pop-up 'bespoke your bike' shop, opening on Monday 13 August for a week in Norwich Market, in a bid to get them excited about cycling around the city. More... 

Pride in the Park

Join the celebrations at King’s Lynn and West Norfolk’s first ever Pride event on Saturday 18 August. The parade leaves from the Tuesday Market Place at 1pm and there will be live entertainment, guest talks, stalls and much more in The Walks by the bandstand from 1.30pm.  #klwnpride @KLWNPride

Visitors to County Hall

A reminder that if you are expecting external visitors to County Hall, you must tell our main reception and, if possible, give at least 24-hours’ notice of who is attending by completing an external visitor formMore…

Home Shield – helping vulnerable adults

Home Shield is our referral service to help vulnerable people and their carers. From key safes to grants, from security advice to keeping active, Home Shield will find the most appropriate organisation to meet people’s needs across the whole of Norfolk. Any professional can use the service by making a referral via a recently revamped referral form. More...

This week’s blog

Louise Smith, Director of Public Health

Look out for a new blog on Monday from James Bullion, Executive Director of Adult Social Services. Read all the County Leadership Team (CLT) blogs here.

For more information on CLT, visit Our Leadership Team.

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Norfolk County Council - Policy and Resources Committee

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 15:30

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to Policy and Resources Committee. The draft Minutes for the meeting that was held on 16 July 2018 are now available.
Please note that Norfolk County Council is moving towards more paperless working and printed meeting papers are not generally available at our public meetings. Please click on the highlighted link above and then, within the site that opens, click the relevant date under the “Scheduled Meeting Date” column to see these papers.
If you have any queries please email committees@norfolk.gov.uk

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Norfolk County Council Trading Standards Consumer Scam, News and Information Alerts

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 10:00

Latest Consumer Alerts and Trading Standards news

We’re highlighting the following consumer news and scams:

Email scams and phishing alerts

Look out for the following email scams which are circulating: 

If you receive one of these emails delete it without clicking on any links in the message. You can report scam emails to Action Fraud, details below.

More advice and updates from Norfolk TS

For more consumer advice and updates, visit our consumer alerts web page or follow us on Facebook or twitter.

Reporting scams

Reporting any scams you receive can help to build up intelligence on the scammers and how they target people. You can report scams to:

Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline 03454 04 05 06 or www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer
Action Fraud (UK’s National Fraud Office) 0300 123 2040 or www.actionfraud.police.uk

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cocktail night approaches and we need a cleaner

Norfolk Council News Feed - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 07:30

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Social Club News -  7th August - Cocktail night approaches and we need a cleaner

We have lots of goodies to tell you about, but before we get to that we URGENTLY need a cleaner to cover for maternity leave. Details are below, but if you know someone who might be interested please let them know. JOB OPPORTUNITY

The Social Club needs a cleaner on temporary basis to cover maternity absence  - do you know anyone who may be interested?

We have a vacancy for a cleaner, 6 days per week, maximum of 3 hours per morning. The post includes working  Saturdays and possibly some bank holidays, and cleaning would need to be completed before the club opens.

The successful applicant will be required to start work (ideally with immediate effect) and be available until at least 9th February 2019

The rate of pay is the national Minimum Wage (currently £7.83 per hour for those aged 25 and over) paid monthly in arrears. There is no enhanced rate of pay for weekends or bank holidays.

The post will be subject to a probationary period.

Expressions of interest, which should include employment details, to be submitted by  either via email chair@nccsocialclub.co.uk   or in writing to The Social Club, County Hall Grounds, Martineau Lane, Norwich  and marked Confidential Job Application by Monday 13th  August 2018

References will be required.

SUMMER COCKTAILS & BBQ NIGHT Friday 17th August - club opens 4.30pm, food from 5pm

It was popliar last time, and people have been asking whens the next one - so here it is!

We're doing a pre-order deal - which will get you 2 cocktails and a BBQ item (jumbo sausage, quality burger, or veggie/halloumi kebab). This will cost you £8 and help us judge the demand so we canget the catering numbers right. That's £8 for 2 double measure cocktails and a top quality burger or premium sausage / veggie kebab / halloumi kebab. Did someone say bargain?

Tickets are now available from the social club. Get your lift booked!

BBQ items will otherwise be £2.50 each (which is still a great deal - we use premium quality stuff, ask someone who's been) and cocktails will be available to purchase separately on the night for £3.95. The cocktail menu will also be announced very soon.

We'll have summery music on the PA system and (if we can find them) the return of the infamous inflatable palm trees... It will be lot of fun. Plus its payday! Come along and join in the fun....

BINGO NIGHT - AUGUST 31st from 8pm

Thanks for the feedback. We will be having the bingo night on August 31st. Following feedback we have halved the price of each book of 3 tickets from £2 to £1.  We will have a guaranteed minimum jackpot of £75. Otherwise its the same format. We'll also be selling chips and rolls from 5-7.30 as well, so come up the club after work and have a nibble while you practice your dibbing skills. , of course!! As always, it would be family friendly although under 18s would need to be supervised. We'll finish by 10pm.

IF YOU WANT TO GET IN TOUCH...

Please don't reply to these emails - they disappear into a big hole somewhere in a parallel universe, and get ignored.

secretary@nccsociailclub.co.uk for the club secretary

chair@nccsocialclub.co.uk for the club chair

membership@nccsocialclub.co.uk for membership queries

events@nccsocialclub.co.uk for questions about events and room bookings

Website: www.nccsocialclub.co.uk    and look us up on facebook 

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Business & IP Centre Norfolk: News & Events

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 18:30
03/08/2018 The latest news and events from the Business & IP Centre Norfolk Business Start-Up Day 2018 Thursday 20/09/18, 10:30- 17:00 Save the Date! Business Start-Up Day is back for round two! BIPC Norfolk will host a day-long program of free events and seminars designed to help you start and grow your business. Everything from branding ideas and social media tips to bookkeeping and planning advice. Listen to inspiration stories and tips for success and stay for teas, coffees, cakes and networking to finish. Free day tickets and full details coming to Eventbrite soon!  What's On:

 

Spotlight: Social Media for Business Wednesday 29/08/18, 17:45-18:45
You spoke, we listened! Due to popular demand we have added a new 'Social Media for Business' workshop to our regular Spotlight program. New trainer John Clarke has a wealth of experience running his own business, providing business advice and as an on-screen presenter for www.startandgrow.uk . John will share hints and tips on how to make the most of social media, helping you spread the word about all that your business has to offer.


Come along to this free introductory social media session and learn how to make social media into an invaluable, low-cost publicity resource for your business. Free event but booking is essential.

 

Spotlight: Business Planning
Wednesday 05/09/18, 17:45-18:45 If you have a great idea for a new business, putting together a business plan can help you think things through to maximise your chances of success. In this session business trainer John Clarke takes you through the important elements of a business plan.  The course will also include a business plan template and professional financial spreadsheet – so if you're thinking of starting a business or just need help with existing plans, book yourself a free ticket now!

 

Free 1:1 Advice Sessions at the Business & IP Centre Norfolk:

 

Free 1:1 Business Accounting Advice with Larking Gowen Chartered Accountants  Solve the mysteries of business accounting with this free one hour session. Talk to an experienced adviser from Larking Gowen who will offer their impartial opinion and expert advice.


Next session: 09/08/18 Appointments bookable through Eventbrite

 

Free 1:1 Business Start-Up & Growth Advice with Genix Whatever your business or idea, Genix’s experienced business adviser will help you with support, suggestions and advice, all free of charge.


Next sessions: Friday 08/08/2018 & Wednesday 22/08/2018

 Appointments available now!

 

BIPC Intellectual Property Clinics Everyone owns the right to their own creativity so knowing what's protected in your business and what's not is essential. If you are a business person, an inventor, an artist or an author, IP will affect you. Certified IP Advisors are available Wednesday - Friday at BIPC Norfolk to provide advice up to but not including legal advice.  Book your free appointment on Eventbrite now.

Free 1:1 Business Growth Advice with New Anglia Growth Hub.  Want to take your business to the next level? As well as help and advice, we can also help you access support and funding offered by other organisations throughout our region including grants, finance, apprenticeships, coaching and training.


Next session: Thursday 23/08/18 Book your ticket here

 

Free 1:1 Business Sessions with Legal Experts from Leathes Prior Solicitors Got a question about business law? This is the place for you! Receive information on a wide range of commercial legal topics such as business structure, company law, data protection, e-commerce, supply and sale contracts, as well as intellectual property and brand protection.


Next session:16/08/18. Sold out but look out for more dates coming soon!

 

New 'How to use COBRA' 1:1 sessions now bookable through Eventbrite Wednesday 08/08/18 & Tuesday 14/08/18. Various appointments available. COBRA has all the information you need to get your business off the ground, containing details of thousands of different business types. You will find sector guides, business opportunity profiles and a business legal library, all freely accessible here at the Business & IP Centre Norfolk.
All Business & IP Centre Norfolk Events are now bookable through Eventbrite: www.bipcnorfolk.eventbrite.com 


Tell us how it's going! Here at BIPC Norfolk we are dedicated to providing free support and advice to help you start and grow your business. If things are going well and you feel you've benefited from any of our services, we'd love to hear from you. It all helps to ensure we can continue to provide and improve our service.
If you'd like to tell us about your business progress and successes, you can email your stories here:
bipcnorfolk@norfolk.gov.uk

 

Contact us BIPC Norfolk, Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich NR2 1AW
Tel: 01603 774740
Email: bipcnorfolk@norfolk.gov.uk
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Norfolk County Council News Update

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 17:10

We've recently added the following news to our website:

For details go to our news page.

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Latest Developments on the Marriott's Way Heritage Trail

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 16:00
Marriott's Way Heritage Trail Newsletter Hellesdon Station Platform Restoration

Hellesdon Station once stood proud just two miles from Norwich City Station, just on the other side of the river to Hellesdon itself. In 1952 the station closed to passenger traffic and by 1969 the line was closed entirely. In the years that followed, the track was lifted up, the station building was demolished and nature took back the site. 

In autumn 2017, the Norfolk Trails team cleared back the trees and other plant growth on the platform to expose the wall and surface. Following this work, Norfolk Trails were then procured by the MWHT project to carry out further work to resurface the platform and improve access to the site. This work was done alongside work by a volunteer group and heritage bricklayer to re-lay and re-point the platform wall. 

Click here for more information and pictures of this amazing piece of work!

School Sessions

This year has seen ongoing work with two high school nurture groups, who have worked extremely hard all year on everything from habitat management tasks to Geocaching trails. We are often told these days that children are becoming ever more insulated; staying indoors more than ever and amused only by technology. If anything has challenged that this year for me, it has been the endless capacity for play and exploration demonstrated by these year 7s on their visits to Marriott’s Way.

Pupils from primary schools around Norfolk have also travelled to Whitwell Station, for sessions on Victorian engineering, WW2, and poetry. As part of these days, children have the chance to ride in railway carriages or wave from the brake van; a definite highlight for many of them.

For other schools, walking to their nearby stretch of Marriott’s Way has enabled a greater understanding of the local area and provided inspiration for artwork, poetry and natural investigation. Whether using natural materials to create land art in Aylsham, performing railway poems on Anderson’s Meadow, or going pond dipping in Costessey, the path holds endless opportunities for creativity and scientific enquiry. Next academic year, we will be working with a final year Environmental Sciences student from UEA to deliver Field Studies Council-inspired day courses for schools across the county. The sessions on offer will include: team challenges, pond dipping, environmental art, minibeast investigation, shelter building and woodland tree ID.

Walking and Cycling Guide

Our brand new guide for walking and cycling is here! It's available in its physical format in various tourist information centres, cafés and village halls along the route. 

Alternatively, if you would like to download it to print at home or just keep on your phone, take a look here to download the guide book as a PDF. 

If you're a business along the route and would like a bundle of guide books to display and give out, send us an email and we'll try our best to get them out to you on our next run.

School made guide books

Some schools have worked to create heritage trails and guidebooks for their own local stretch of Marriott’s Way. After walking their proposed routes, researching historical and environmental information, and creating illustrations for their guides, we might just have found some future Norfolk Trails employees… 

Click the photo for a full size image. 

Circular Walks

As part of the Marriott’s Way Heritage Trail Project six new circular walks and three new cycle loops have been created, and the signage has been installed over the spring and summer. The walks will improve access to the countryside and are now ready to be enjoyed by everyone. 

Switching Tracks

Our first Events and Project Management trainee is moving on to another exciting railway based role. He will still be within the environment team but working on the Recycling the Railways project and we wish him the best of luck.

If you'd like to find out more about the project, or get involved, please let us know by contacting us on marriottswayheritagetrail@gmail.com

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Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin 3 August 2018

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 15:00

Dear Norfolk Arts Forum Members,

Welcome to the 3 August 2018 edition of the Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin. Below you will find information on jobs, opportunities and funding for the arts in Norfolk.

You can also find out information and share arts opportunities on our Social Media pages:
https://twitter.com/NCCArtsService 
https://en-gb.facebook.com/NCCArtsService  

In This Issue: Job Opportunities Project Coordinator Kick the Dust: Norfolk Journeys 

Norwich Castle Museum
£13,235 - £14,110 per annum (Scale H)
18.5 hours per week
Fixed term contract until 31 May 2022

You will coordinate the delivery of ‘Norfolk Journeys’, our innovative Heritage Lottery Fund-funded ‘Kick the Dust’ programme project designed to deliver a three-stage journey of active participation for young people aged 11 – 25 years old including those who are normally hard to reach. Working with our Steering Group, you will oversee the delivery of our project Activity Plan, ensuring a strategic approach in the delivery of the project and coordinating the work of 3 area-based Project Workers. You will also be responsible for project monitoring and reporting.
You will have recent experience of working with young people aged 11-25 years old, including those who are the most vulnerable, experience of planning and managing projects and of working in the museums, arts or cultural sectors.

This post is funded by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund

www.norfolk.gov.uk/jobsandcareers

Closing date: 2 September 2018
Proposed interview date: 14 September 2018

Project Worker, Kick the Dust: Norfolk Journeys

Post 1 Norwich Castle Museum 29.6 hours per week
£16,859 - £18,488 per annum (Scale F)

Post 2 Union House, Gressenhall and Kings Lynn 29.6 hours per week
£16,859 - £18,488 per annum (Scale F)

Post 3 Great Yarmouth & Cromer 14.8 hours per week
£8,429- £9,244 per annum (Scale F)

Temporary contracts until 30 April 2022

Working as part of a project team you will help deliver ‘Norfolk Journeys’, our innovative HLF-funded ‘Kick the Dust’ programme project designed to deliver a journey of active participation for young people aged 11 – 25 years old including those who are normally hard to reach. You will make connections with local partners and ensure young people have access to a variety of opportunities.

You will have recent experience of working with young people aged 11-25, including those who are the most vulnerable, experience of working in partnership with young people to plan or deliver activities and experience of planning and/or delivering learning activities in the museums, arts or cultural sectors.

This post is funded by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund. Please state in your application which post you would like to be considered for.

We welcome applications from individuals currently working in other organisations, however we would like to make you aware that priority consideration for this post may be given to current employees who are affected by restructure within the organisation or are in a redeployment position.

www.norfolk.gov.uk/jobsandcareers

Redeployment closing date: 7 August 2018
All other applicants closing date: 9 September 2018
Proposed interview date 21 September 2018.

Evening Technician: Media, Norwich University of the Arts

18 hours per week up to 30 weeks per academic year – 4.30 pm to 9.00 pm Monday to Thursday

We are seeking to appoint an experienced and committed evening technician to ensure the effective operation of technical resources for media and design resources at St Andrews House.

St Andrews House provides a range of teaching facilities and computer facilities for media and design courses. The resources include networked computer workshops, teaching rooms and course base rooms.  Examples of software utilised by courses in St. Andrews House includes Adobe Creative Cloud, Autodesk CAD and Digital 3D software, Microsoft Visual Studio and Unreal Engine.

You will have proven experience of professional digital production environments, gained commercially or in HE, with expertise in working with professional equipment, hardware and software for CAD, 2D and 3D creation and production.

You will be able to demonstrate high levels of skill for creating, processing, content management and output to the relevant professional digital and physical formats.

Salary: £10.29 to £11.51 per hour

Closing Date: 08/08/2018

https://www.nua.ac.uk/about-nua/work-at-nua/

Cataloguing Manager, Norfolk Record Office 

The Archive Centre, Norwich
£23,866 - £25,463 per annum (Scale G)
37 hours per week
Fixed term contract until October 2021

The Norfolk Record Office is looking for a Cataloguing Manager as part of its role as a regional hub of the Unlocking Our Sound Heritage project. Unlocking Our Sound Heritage is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and is led by the British Library in conjunction with 10 national and regional partners across the UK.

Unlocking Our Sound Heritage will digitally preserve almost half a million endangered sound recordings from across the UK and make 100,000 available online, transforming the visibility of sound archive collections in the process.

The Norfolk Record Office is the hub for the East of England. Over three years, it will digitise 5,000 physical sound items, from its own collections, and from other collections in the East of England. The digitised material will then be used as part of innovative learning and outreach activities.

The Norfolk Record Office is one of 10 hubs recruiting project staff in Aberystwyth, Belfast, Brighton, Bristol, Glasgow, London, Leicester, Manchester, Newcastle and Norwich during Spring/Summer 2018.

You will enable people to find and access digitised sound recordings. They will create and amend catalogue records and other metadata and have experience of cataloguing in a library, archive, museum or other similar environment.

For an informal discussion regarding this vacancy please contact Jonathan Draper Senior Archivist (Sound Archive) on 01603 222692.

We would like the Cataloguing Manager to start in October 2018.

To view further information regarding the vacancy please visit: https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/jobs-training-and-volunteering/search-and-apply-for-a-job

Closing date: 7 August 2018

* Please note this closing date is expected to be extended - check the website for updates*

Audio Preservation Engineer Norfolk Record Office

The Archive Centre, Norwich
£23,866 - £25,463 per annum (Scale G)
37 hours per week
Fixed term contract until October 2021

The Norfolk Record Office is looking for an Audio Preservation Engineer as part of its role as a regional hub of the Unlocking Our Sound Heritage project. Unlocking Our Sound Heritage is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and is led by the British Library in conjunction with 10 national and regional partners across the UK.

Unlocking Our Sound Heritage will digitally preserve almost half a million endangered sound recordings from across the UK and make 100,000 available online, transforming the visibility of sound archive collections in the process.

The Norfolk Record Office is the hub for the East of England. Over three years, it will digitise 5,000 physical sound items, from its own collections, and from other collections in the East of England. The digitised material will then be used as part of innovative learning and outreach activities. The Norfolk Record Office is one of 10 hubs recruiting project staff in Aberystwyth, Belfast, Brighton, Bristol, Glasgow, London, Leicester, Manchester, Newcastle and Norwich during Spring/Summer 2018.

You will produce archival quality digital transfers of audio material to international standards, with associated metadata. They will create audio files and associated technical metadata for preservation and access, from a range of current and legacy original formats.

Applicants must have an enthusiasm for recorded sound combined with an interest in audio recording, playback and transfer technologies.

For an informal discussion regarding this vacancy please contact Jonathan Draper Senior Archivist (Sound Archive) on 01603 222692.

We would like the Audio Preservation Engineer to start in October 2018.

To view further information regarding the vacancy please visit: https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/jobs-training-and-volunteering/search-and-apply-for-a-job

Closing date: 7 August 2018

* Please note this closing date is expected to be extended - check the website for updates*

Fundraising Cohort Facilitator, SHARE Museums East

Job Type: Contract
Contract Type: Tender
Max Fee: £6,500

Closing Date: 5pm, 28 August 2018

SHARE Museums East (SHARE) is the sector-facing workforce development arm of Norfolk Museums Service (NMS) and is funded through Arts Council England to deliver museum development across the East of England. SHARE does this through supporting excellence, resilience, peer-to-peer and co-operative working across the sector. The museum development programme delivers an annual training calendar, consultant led group projects, small grants and provides sector information through a website, e-bulletin and Twitter feeds.

Between 2014 and 2018, the SHARE training calendar was supplemented by SHARED Enterprise, an HLF funded project which aimed to improve resilience in the region's museums by developing fundraising and income generation skills. The SHARED Enterprise programme included cohort-based training for groups of museums focussing on fundraising strategy and specific types of fundraising activity.

The cohort-based training was very successful because it supported participants to put into practice what they had learnt and it encouraged peer support. Now that SHARED Enterprise has finished, we would like to run another fundraising cohort as part of the 2018-19 SHARE training programme.

We invite tenders for a Fundraising Cohort Facilitator.

We know from the evaluation of previous cohorts that the cohort training model is highly effective. The cohort will comprise up to six museums represented by up to 12 participants (a pair of participants from each museum), who will undertake a combination of facilitated group meetings and 1:1 sessions at the participating sites with an experienced consultant. Participants are encouraged to attend in pairs so that there are two representatives of each museum. We have found from experience that this ensures a greater ownership of the process and that positive organisational change is more likely as a result. The strength of the cohort approach is that ideas, progress and successes are shared among participants as they work towards a clear goal, generating helpful discussion and a valuable informal peer support network.

For more information and to apply visit: http://sharemuseumseast.org.uk/fundraising-cohort-facilitator/

Chair of Heart of East Anglia Partnership, Festival Bridge

Part time (trustee)
*Please note this position is unpaid*

The Heart of East Anglia is looking for a Chair to lead a new Local Cultural Education Partnership (LCEP) in West Suffolk. The Heart of East Anglia LCEP is a group of individuals from organisations representing a variety of arts, cultural and education sectors. The LCEP aims to work together to better connect and enrich cultural education for local children and young people. It will support Brandon, Bury St Edmunds, Haverhill, Mildenhall, Newmarket, Stowmarket, Thetford and Sudbury and their surrounding villages and hamlets.

This is a voluntary role and would require chairing a minimum of six meetings a year and participating in occasional network or training events. Some administrative support will be provided through the partnership. You will take a leading role in the planning and delivery of LCEP meetings, working with the Steering Group to put together the agenda.

It is envisioned this would be a 3-year term, subject to annual review. The role would be well-suited to someone with experience in a senior management and leadership positions who understands the importance and impact of partnership working.

Our ideal Chair would be:

well connected locally with a commitment and drive to improving the lives of local residents
experienced in leading a committee to fulfil its purpose
experienced in working with children and young people and/or the arts and cultural sector
knowledgeable of the boarder strategic context of the area this LCEP serves, including opportunities and challenges
an excellent communicator who can manage relationships with a range of different stakeholders
experienced in fundraising and over-seeing campaigns
tactful, diplomatic and with good influencing skills
a great facilitator and time-manager

To express an interest, please send us your CV and a covering letter outlining the skills and experience you have in relation to the above bullet-points to Rachel Macfarlane at rachel@nnfestival.org.uk.

The deadline for receipt of expressions of interest is midnight on Sunday 30 September 2018.

Part Time Administrative Assistant, Norfolk Contemporary Art Society (NCAS).

The position entails a combination of skills and jobs including maintaining the membership database, emailing members, banking subscriptions and associated tasks
 
Tasks (in descending order of how long they take):
• Keeping and maintaining the membership records database (Excel) up to date. Setting up new members and processing renewals. Issue reminder letters and new membership cards.  To do this effectively takes about half a day a week. 
• Maintaining the email list and emailing appropriate notices to the members (Googlemail)
• Ideally attending the trustees evening meetings (about 6 per year) and deputising for the Hon. Sec. by keeping minutes if they are absent
• Producing mailing labels for 3 mail-outs a year (Word)
• Banking cheques

Skills required (essential):
• Excellent administrative and organisational skills, and attention to detail.
• Computer literate - must be able to use Word and Excel.  Must be able to use web-based email programmes.  Must have access to a computer and printer.
• Good written and verbal communication skills, and a friendly, approachable manner.
• Needs to be flexible, as hours and demands can be variable. An interest in contemporary art and the work of NCAS would be an advantage.
• Awareness of importance of abiding by new GDPR policy.
Desirable, but not essential, skills include website experience and charity experience.

Honorarium: £150 per month (£1,800 p.a.)
 
For details of NCAS see the website at www.n-cas.org.uk

To apply: please write to Keith Roberts, Chair NCAS, at:
keith@keith-roberts.org.uk, enclosing a CV and the names of two referees.   

Head of Communications and Development, Norfolk & Norwich Festival

Salary £45,000 per annum
Permanent contract

The Head of Communications and Development is a new role which will lead brand management and income generation through communications, audience development, and fundraising across all activities and initiatives for Norfolk & Norwich Festival.  This is an exciting opportunity for someone who has the skills and experience to meet the challenges of this job and can bring new energy to our organisation. 

Our new four year plan focuses on building a ‘festival spirit’ of being creative, curious, inclusive, collaborative and strategic.  We are working to build a dynamic festival programme in Norwich and around Norfolk and to extend our reach and influence year-round across East England through projects and initiatives.

You can download job pack and the relevant form from our website https://nnfestival.org.uk/about-us/vacancies/

To apply send a CV (no more than 4 sides of A4), your statement of interest in the position and a completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form to gemma@nnfestival.org.uk by 12 noon Monday 13 August 2018.

Interviews on Monday 20 August 2018 in Norwich
Ideal start date Autumn 2018                      
Selected applicants will be invited for interview by 5pm Thursday 16 August 2018.

Communications Manager, Norfolk & Norwich Festival

Salary £27,500 per annum
Permanent contract

The Communications Manager is a new role in the team, which will deliver Norfolk & Norwich Festival’s communications and marketing, including taking the lead on delivery of print marketing.  This is an exciting opportunity for someone who has the skills and experience to meet the challenges of this job and can bring new energy to our organisation. 

Our new four year plan focuses on building a ‘festival spirit’ of being creative, curious, inclusive, collaborative and strategic.  We are working to build a dynamic festival programme in Norwich and around Norfolk and to extend our reach and influence year-round across East England through projects and initiatives.

You can download a job pack and the relevant forms from our website https://nnfestival.org.uk/about-us/vacancies/

To apply complete the Norfolk & Norwich Festival application form (a CV may be attached, in addition, if desired) and an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and email these to liz.hughes@nnfestival.org.uk by noon on Tuesday 28 August.

Interviews Thursday 6 September 2018 in Norwich
Ideal start date Autumn 2018
Selected applicants will be invited for interview by 5pm Monday 3 September 2018.

Part-time Hourly Lecturer Film Production (Year 0), NUA

A number of our undergraduate programmes offer a four year study option, in addition to our three year undergraduate programme. The first year of the four year programme is Year 0. Currently there is a Year 0 pathway for Film and Moving Image Production, Fine Art, Games Art and Design, Graphic Design, Illustration and Photography.

Due to the continuing popularity of the Creative Skillset Accredited Ticked BA (Hons) Film & Moving Image Production course with its award winning students, we have seen a significant increase in applications and enrolments over the last few years and now wish to appoint a high calibre experienced professional to our team.

The main emphasis of this new role is to enhance curriculum delivery on our Film and Moving Image Production Year 0 pathway, preparing students for HE study and progression to Year One.  The ability to support students in a range of creative production contexts, with demonstrable skill in screenwriting, drama direction and previsualisation. The successful applicant should also be able to deliver practical studio based workshops and engage students through a range of teaching and learning approaches in film theory and history

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate the ability to support, academically and pastorally, a diverse range of students with studying on a project led curriculum. The role requires an understanding of delivering and developing innovative learning and teaching strategies, together with skills in team-working and organisation and a commitment to enhancing the student experience.

https://www.nua.ac.uk/about-nua/work-at-nua/

Salary: £37.36 per teaching hour
Closing Date: 13/08/2018
Interview Date: 24/08/2018

Part-time Hourly Lecturer – Visual Effects (VFX), NUA

Our BA (Hons) VFX degree is guided by an Industry Liaison Group made up of the major UK companies including The Mill, Framestore, MPC, as well as key advisors like the UK Screen Alliance and Creative Skillset. We also have masterclasses from some of the best VFX companies in the world, ILM, MPC and DNEG have all delivered specialist workshops to our students.

We now wish to add further high calibre experienced professionals to our team of Part-time Hourly Lecturers. We are particularly eager to expand our pool of industry experienced staff who could deliver expertise in one or more of the following specialisms;

  • Nuke compositing, (especially integration of 3D into plates);
  • Maya, from introductory modelling to rendering, (preferably with experience of photo-real outputs).
  • Film criticism (especially around CGI/VFX theoretical discourses)
  • Houdini

We are a select course which prides itself on developing individuals who may take their skills to a variety of destinations. As you are most likely an industry professional we try to be flexible about delivery of the sessions as far as possible within our curriculum restraints, and in return expect innovative teaching strategies from you to get the best out of our students.

Salary: £37.36 per teaching hour

Closing Date: 10/08/2018 Interview Date: 20/08/2018

https://www.nua.ac.uk/about-nua/work-at-nua/

Development Opportunities New Horizons: The Arts and Children in Challenging Circumstances

Thursday 25 October, 10.30am-5pm

The Garage, Norwich

The focus of this year's New Horizons is to explore the barriers and difficulties that children in challenging circumstances face – hearing from and involving children themselves throughout, and to examine what best practice looks like, and what arts organisations need to think about in order to develop/deliver inclusive work well.

This event is a follow up to last year's really lively and energising New Horizons event that focused on arts and disability, during which we managed to crowdsource a ‘manifesto for change’ that people were able to take home with them at the end of the day. There's a similar intention this year too, so that people leave armed with a whole host of practical ‘take aways’.

Our aim is to make the event as practically useful as possible, so that delegates go away more clued up - and more fired up - and with a clear idea of what they will do differently as a result of attending.

Across the day there will be a range of provocations, conversations, and How to sessions, so that, whether you're a senior manager or a practitioner there's something of value to you.

Confirmed speakers include Nina Nannar (ITV), Rosie Millard (Children and the Arts), Dr Matthew Hill (Centre for Youth Impact), Philip Flood (Sound Connections), Jessica Middleton (Children in Need), Paul Webb (MAP), Anna Dever (Family Arts Campaign), and young people from The Garage Youth Forum and Sound Connections.

There are a limited number of 20% off Early bird tickets available.

http://www.thegarage.org.uk/event/new-horizons-arts-and-children-challenging-circumstances

Arts & Older People - Learning, Sharing & Networking Day with Creative Arts East

Wednesday 10th October 2018, 10am-4pm
Dragon Hall, 115-123 King St, Norwich NR1 1QE
 
The day will include talks and discussions led by 3 key speakers, who specialise in engaging older people with a dementia in arts activity, and it will provide an opportunity to share ideas and challenges amongst other artists working in this field.
 
Price to attend is £25
 
To book, please email julie@creativeartseast.co.uk or call 01953 713390 for more information. Please note spaces are limited.

Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy Training Courses

Unlock your fundraising potential with Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy's new suite of face-to-face training courses. Taking place all over the country between September 2018 - March 2019, our courses cover a broad range of fundraising skills pitched at different levels. The Essentials series is designed for those earlier in their career, whilst for those further on, we have the Leadership and Governance series, or for something specific take a look at our new Specialist series. Don't forget that you don't need to have 'fundraising' or 'development' in your job description to benefit from upskilling your fundraising know-how; these courses can benefit anyone whose role involves raising funds from staff to Trustees.

New for this year we’re also offering individuals and organisations the chance to invest in their development with our affordable range of packages. Gain knowledge whilst saving money and book one today!

We’ve developed more and more ways for you to engage with us in a way that suits you, so please check out our E-learning, Cause4 Advance.

Young Programmers Groups, Film Hub South East

Film Hub South East want to support more young people going to the cinema in the region and engaging with cinemas as creative practitioners. With that in mind, we want to encourage starting more young programmers groups and help build a network around existing groups.

We are looking to work with existing or new groups and venues to set up Young Film Programmers Groups to engage young people (16-30) with a local cinema so that the young people can share their voices in their community by programming, marketing and running film events. We will help the group by partnering it with a cinema or venue and offering support for running the group and help with finding funding.
 
https://www.independentcinemaoffice.org.uk/film-hub-south-east/young-programmers-groups/

Opportunities for Artists/Writers/Performers Submissions are now open for OPUS 2018.

The submission deadline is 5pm, Friday 19th October 2018.

Britten Sinfonia has a history of innovation and excellence. Renowned for adventurous programming and a dynamic new approach to performing, over our twenty-five year history we have aimed to expand the horizons of what an orchestra ‘could’ or ‘should’ be and of how people engage with us and our music-making. In 2013, the OPUS composition competition was launched to further this vision with the goal of discovering an exciting new compositional voice.

Now entering its sixth year, OPUS winners are among the best up-and-coming compositional talents in the UK however, we want to push the boundaries further, widen the parameters, challenge ourselves and our audience and discover new musical terrain and all the creative potential therein.

OPUS2018 combines folk singer and BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2018, Hannah Rarity, with a piano quintet of Britten Sinfonia’s musicians to form the ensemble for which the OPUS competition winner will be invited to write. Working with emerging talent from a non-classical field and including the use of text for the first time introduces a new and exciting edge to OPUS: allowing us to continue the search for a unique, new compositional voice, challenging shortlisted composers to expand their existing musical knowledge, opening the competition to a potential new and alternative range of entrants and audiences alike.

Five shortlisted composers will be invited to a public workshop day, during which they will receive:
– Mentoring from Sir James MacMillan
– The chance to work closely with Hannah Rarity and Britten Sinfonia musicians to develop their compositional techniques
– A performance of their sketch to an audience and panel of judges at Saffron Hall

The winning composer will also receive:
– At least three performances of their work in our At Lunch concert series (at London’s Wigmore Hall, West Road Concert Hall in Cambridge and Norwich St Andrew’s Hall)
– A professional standard recording of their piece
– A commission fee

For more information and to apply visit: https://www.brittensinfonia.com/creative-learning/opus/

Withy Arts: Skilled Women Basket Makers needed to deliver a HLF funded project in Great Yarmouth

Withy Arts is a small Norfolk-based charity providing arts and crafts activities to people who are excluded from participation in mainstream arts and crafts activities through life circumstances. We are seeking to commission two experienced women freelance basket makers as Project Manager/Worker (Fee £15,000) and Project Worker (Fee £10,000) to deliver our HLF funded project “Catching the Memories and Passing on the Skills”.

This 15 month project is focussed on the heritage basket making industry in Great Yarmouth. It seeks to record the experience and skills of retired basket makers and pass them on in workshops and exhibitions to residents of the town. It  involves reminiscence with older people for a DVD recording memories and skills of basket makers, and of the fishing industry, and then running series of basket making sessions with local participants from disadvantaged groups as well as one-day workshops for the general public. It also includes exhibitions of work and promotional events. The basket making display in the town’s Time and Tide Museum will also be updated.
We aim to recruit the help of 10 local volunteers from excluded groups for which a Volunteer Coordinator/Project Assistant will be separately commissioned along with a Film Maker and a Researcher/Writer for the DVD.

Both the Project Worker/Manager and Project Worker roles require professional basket making skills, including local heritage baskets, and ability to teach basketry to groups and give public displays. Proven skills and experience in successful project work with this type of project is important. Sensitivity to, and experience of, working successfully with disadvantaged and vulnerable people is essential. Our target groups include vulnerable women so we are specifically looking for women practitioners with full DBS checks for these roles.  In addition, the Project Worker/Manager will need to be experienced in managing similar projects and budgets, coordinating people and activities, supervising others and being accountable to a board of trustees.

We are currently seeking expressions of interest in these roles prior to inviting formal applications. For further information about the project, the roles and how to apply please e-mail Bill Edmonds, Trustee of Withy Arts, at: bill.edmonds@btinternet.com or phone him on 01603 279566. The closing date for this is 6th August, 2018.

Industry Research & Information Arts Council England: The next ten years

Read the latest and the report from BritainThinks who ran the public Conversation around ACE’s next ten years of strategy (2020-2030)
https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/nexttenyears

StartEast

StartEast is for creative people who love what they do and want to make a living from it. The programme offers bespoke, targeted, 1-1 business advice and support, workshops and masterclasses as well as an invited grant scheme of between £1,000-£10,000 to help you grow your business. Our aim is to work with you to build a support structure that is right for you and your cultural enterprise.

We have a dedicated team of advisors and industry experts ready to support you in a range of different ways. Whether you need support to develop an idea or your artistic vision, help with business growth and expansion into new markets, securing new contracts, increasing productivity or turnover, we can help.

All you need to do is sign up and become a StartEast member. For more information please visit: http://starteast.co.uk/

Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance

The Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance is a new national organisation representing everyone who believes that cultural engagement and participation can transform our health and wellbeing.This new Alliance brings together the National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing and the National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing and involves over 50 leading organisations. We aim to bring about a step change in policy and delivery, and will focus on a strong regional infrastructure to support development and progress in the field.

https://www.culturehealthandwellbeing.org.uk/

Funding Opportunities Creative Civic Change

Creative Civic Change is a new programme to help you make positive change in your community using the arts and creativity.

We are looking to support at least 10 communities across England who are using the arts and creativity to make positive social change in their local areas. We are currently in the first phase of the programme, the ‘community call out’ phase, in which we are asking communities to express an interest in being part of the programme’s next phase - the development phase.

We will be accepting expressions of interest until 28th September 2018, after which we will select at least 10 communities to work with, helping them to develop their ideas and local plans and decide what support and funding they would need to deliver these (between £50,000 and £300,000 in each local community).

The final ‘programme delivery’ phase will start in February 2019. This will be the point at which some or all of the communities we have worked with will receive funding to deliver their plans locally.

We are interested in sharing experiences and learning from the programme to inspire others to use the arts and creativity to make positive change.

The programme is a partnership between the Big Lottery Fund, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, and Local Trust.

http://localtrust.org.uk/our-work/creative-civic-change

Silk Purse Fund (Countywide)

Deadline 17 August 2018
The Silk Purse Fund aims to support a wide range of charitable, voluntary and community organisations across Norfolk with grants from £500 to £5,000.

Applications to support the following types of activity will be considered:

• Support for families
• Opportunities for young people to raise their aspirations, develop skills and realise achievements where they may not be able to do so through education
• Age related mental ill health, and associated care provision
• Therapeutic activities for older and/ or vulnerable people, including but not limited to reminiscence work, music or drama.

Please note the Silk Purse Fund will not support ongoing operational/ revenue costs.

Read the full guidance and apply at www.norfolkfoundation.com/funds/silk-purse-fund/

Targetfollow Fund (Countywide)

Deadline 17 August 2018

The Targetfollow Fund is designed to support Norfolk voluntary groups and smaller charities working at grassroots and community level in the field of mental health, with specific interest in recovery, self-management and support to stay well. Grants of up to £2,000 are available. 

Read the full guidance and apply at www.norfolkfoundation.com/funds/targetfollow-fund/

Broadland Meridian Mental Health & Wellbeing Fund (Countywide)

Deadline 24 August 2018

The Broadland Meridian Mental Health & Wellbeing Fund aims to support community groups and charities across Norfolk working in the arena of mental health. Grants of up to £5,000 are available. Priorities:
• Projects that can demonstrate how they will make a measurable difference to alleviating mental health and wellbeing issues for those most at risk.
• Preference is given to projects involving tenants of, or working in areas where Broadland Housing operates.

Read the full guidance and apply at www.norfolkfoundation.com/funds/broadland-meridian-mental-health-wellbeing-fund/

Love Norfolk Transforming Communities Fund (Countywide)

Deadline for expressions of interest 24 August 2018

In 2018 the Love Norfolk Fund will offer grants of up to £20,000 to support strategic projects with the potential to deliver significant and long term impact by piloting new ways of working, or extending the reach and quality of local services. Grants of between £5,000 - £20,000 are available. 

Read the full guidance and download the Expression of Interest form at www.norfolkfoundation.com/funds/love-norfolk-transforming-communities-fund/

Safe and Secure:  Facilities Improvement Grants, SHARE Museums East

As part of our 2018-19 regional Museum Development activity plan, funded by Arts Council England, SHARE Museums East is offering grants to help forge stronger links with National museums and other significant lenders to increase loans to smaller museums.  We want the museums receiving the loans to get the most out of these opportunities, and so are launching a small grant scheme across the region.

Museums can apply for a grant up to a maximum of £3,000.

Examples of activities for which the grant can be used include:
•Security improvements including work needed for GIS
•Environmental improvements including work needed for GIS
•Conservation and condition report costs for loans
•Conservation work required as a condition of the loan agreement
•Transport and packing costs for loans
•Courier fees or object handling staff time
•Specialist mounts, frames or display cases

The deadline for applications is: 5pm Friday 28th September 2018

http://sharemuseumseast.org.uk/safe-and-secure-grants/

Marina Kleinwort Charitable Trust

Grant for charitable organisations in the UK undertaking arts projects.

Funding is provided at the discretion of the Trustees. Recent grants have been for between £1,000-£5,000. Match funding is not a stipulated requirement of this scheme.

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

The Marina Kleinwort Charitable Trust
Kleinwort Benson
14 St George Street
London
W1S 1FE
Tel: 0203 207 7232
Email: scott.rice@kleinwortbenson.com

Archives Revealed

Grants are available to public sector bodies, registered charities and other not-for-profit organisations in the UK to help analyse collections, supporting development of future plans for cataloguing priorities and projects.

The Archives Revealed fund is a partnership programme between The National Archives and The Pilgrim Trust. It is the only funding stream in the UK dedicated to cataloguing and unlocking archives. Archives Revealed is designed to transform access to archives for a wide range of users, enabling more people to engage with the UK’s rich documentary heritage.

There are two funding strands:
•Scoping grants aim to help archives analyse collections, supporting development of future plans for cataloguing priorities and projects. Maximum award: £3,000
•Cataloguing grants are to create catalogues of important archival collections. Maximum award: £40,000. This strand will re-open in October 2018.

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/archives-sector/finding-funding/archives-revealed/

Henry Moore Foundation

The Foundation supports a wide range of projects and activities in the UK involving visual arts, particularly sculpture. Among areas covered are student bursaries, fellowships for artists and grants to art institutions, galleries and museums. Typical projects include exhibitions, publications, commissions, conferences, workshops and lecture series.

The objective of the Foundation is to support sculpture across historical, modern and contemporary registers, seeking to fund research that expands the appreciation of sculpture.

The Foundation offers funding in the following categories:
•New Projects - the maximum grant is £20,000 but most grants are for less.
•Collections - the maximum grant is £20,000 but most grants are for less.
•Research and Development: Long-term Research - (organisations only) the maximum grant is £20,000 but most grants are for less.
◦Small Research Grants - (individual academics, curators and sculptors) the maximum grant is £2,500.
•Fellowships: Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships - the Foundation awards a grant of up to £21,000 per annum towards the fellowship.
◦Artist Residencies - the maximum grant is £6,000.
•Conferences, Lectures and Publications - the maximum grant is £5,000.

https://www.henry-moore.org/grants/grants-programme

Idlewild Trust

Grants are available to registered charities for arts and conservation projects in the UK.

Maximum value:£ 5,000
Application deadline:06/09/2018

In 1974, Peter Minet established the Idlewild Trust to support the arts, culture and conservation in the national arena. It was named the Idlewild Trust in recognition of the importance of conserving aspects of the United Kingdom's common cultural heritage for future generations.

The Trust offers grants to registered charities working in the following two areas:
•The Arts - Nurturing young professionals.
•Conservation – Objects and works of art.

http://www.idlewildtrust.org.uk/

Arts Council National Lottery Projects Grants

Arts Council England has created National Lottery Project Grants as an open-access programme for arts, museums and libraries projects (arts projects taking place in libraries). Applications must meet the programme’s four criteria: Quality, Public engagement, Finance and Management.

The funding is for projects that are focused on one or more of the following artforms and disciplines:
Music, Theatre, Dance, Visual arts, Literature, Combined arts, Museum practice (accredited museums only) and Libraries (arts-focused projects only).

Projects may work with these artforms in other contexts. Examples might include:
•Creative media and the wider creative industries (for example, film or audio, design, gaming).
•Technology, including digital technology (for example, virtual reality or live-streaming).
•Other non-arts organisations or settings (for example, residential care providers, or a science organisation).
•Other non-arts cultural forms or sectors (for example, health and wellbeing, social inclusion, heritage or sport).

Grants of between £1,000 and £100,000 are available. The funding can support projects lasting up to a maximum of three years.

How To Apply
Groups should first read the Access support information sheets as well as guidelines for applications of £15,000 and under or applications exceeding £15,000, all of which can be found on the Arts Council England website.

The programme is always open, and has a quick turnaround:
•Applications for £15,000 or under will receive a decision in six weeks.
•Applications for more than £15,000 will receive a decision in 12 weeks.

https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/projectgrants

Barbara Whatmore Charitable Trust

Grants for registered charities undertaking projects relating to the arts, heritage or conservation with a preference for East Anglia.

Maximum Award: £3,500

Support is available for the following:
•Schemes or bursaries for classical music education, to enable young musicians to attend courses or music groups and orchestras, to provide practical experience for young singers and instrumentalists.
•Conservation and crafts training, via bursaries to recognised higher educational teaching organisations.
•Education projects in museums, the theatre and poetry, which inspire young people and enhance their experience.

Conservation of specific endangered historic artefacts and of the natural heritage environment is also eligible, as are preventive projects to protect historic or natural collections.

Applications can be received at any time but must be received by 15 September to be considered at the October meeting. The Trust does not have a website or a standard application form. Applications must be made in writing:

Denise Gardiner
Barbara Whatmore Charitable Trust
3 Honeyhanger
Hindhead Road
Hindhead
GU26 6BA
Email: denise@bwct.org

Fidelio Charitable Trust

Maximum award:£ 5,000
Application deadline:01/10/2018

The Fidelio Charitable Trust was established in 2008 in support of the Arts in the United Kingdom. The Trust aims to help individuals and groups of exceptional ability who would not be able to carry out an artistic project or activity without financial support, particularly those who are at an early stage in their careers.

Applications are accepted on behalf of individuals (over school age) and groups who are practitioners or performers in the Arts.

http://www.fideliocharitabletrust.org.uk/

Norwich City Council - Small Community Grants

Funding is available to community groups or groups of residents wishing to undertake small projects or activities that support people getting involved in their neighbourhood. This should lead to communities being more self-sufficient or activities that contribute to reducing inequality in Norwich.

Grants of up to £500 are available. Not-for profit community and voluntary organisations in Norwich may apply.

Organisations must:
•Have less than £5,000 of available funds in the group account (not including financial reserves).
•Operate on a not-for-profit basis.
•Have more than two unrelated (by legal or civil arrangement) people to operate or manage the community group or organisation.
•Have a separate bank account (or access to one) in the name of the organisation (not an individual) with two cheque signatories.
•Have appropriate policies and procedures in place, where relevant, with regard to dealing with protection of children and/or vulnerable adults.
•Have relevant insurance in place where required.

https://www.norwich.gov.uk/info/20256/commissioning/1685/community_grants_programme

The Geoffrey Watling Charity

Maximum award:£ 30,000

The Geoffrey Watling Charity offers grants to charitable organisations in the County of Norfolk and the Waveney District of Suffolk so that they can continue and develop their work in the community.

Funding is available to assist charitable organisations working locally in the following areas:
•Social and welfare.
•Churches and historic buildings.
•Education and arts.
•Environment.
•Medical.
•Sporting

To be eligible, applicants must meet the following requirements:
•Be a charitable organisation. Organisations not registered with the Charity Commission must provide a reference from an individual who is not connected with the running of the organisation or its management.
•Be operating in the County of Norfolk or the Waveney District of Suffolk.
•Be actively pursuing other sources of funding.

http://www.geoffreywatling.org.uk/default.asp

Breckland Council Match Funding

The following levels of Match Funding grants are currently available:

Breckland Council Match Funding Small Grants – funding of between £500 and £5,000. With this funding stream applicants can expect a maximum of 50%  of the total project cost therefore match funding is required which can be from your own funds or other external funders. Grants are for a maximum of one year.

Breckland Council Match Funding Large Grants – funding of between £5,001 and £20,000. With this funding stream there is a maximum of 30% of the total project cost available, therefore match funding is required which can be from your own funds or other external funders. Grants are for a maximum of one year.

For more information and to apply please visit: http://www.norfolkfoundation.com/funds/breckland-council-community-funding/

Broadland Community at Heart Grants

Broadland District Council’s Community at Heart Grants programme is designed to help meet the needs of local community groups and the provision of community-led activities and projects.

The Council can fund projects that clearly demonstrate their contribution to the priorities set out in the Broadland Business Plan a copy of which can be viewed at: www.broadland.gov.uk/businessplan

For more information and to apply visit: http://www.norfolkfoundation.com/funds/broadland-community-at-heart-grants/

Developing your Creative Practice, Arts Council England

Developing your Creative Practice is a development fund designed to support independent creative practitioners to ensure excellence is thriving in England’s arts and culture sector.

The fund will create more pathways for individuals, from a range of creative practices and backgrounds. It will allow creative practitioners the time and space to undertake ambitious research and development, helping to make a step-change in their practice. The Arts Council wishes to focus on investing in the activities that have a real impact on people’s artistic or creative development in England.

The Arts Council will invest £3.6 million per year through the programme. Individuals will have the opportunity to apply for between £2,000 and £10,000, to take a dedicated period of time to focus on their own creative development, and propel them to the next stage in their practice.

Individual artists and/or creative practitioners in England may apply. The programme supports activity focused on these artforms and disciplines:
• Music
• Theatre
• Dance
• Visual Arts
• Literature
• Combined Arts
• Museums practice

Applicants must apply as an individual, or as a small group of practitioners who usually collaborate in their work. This could include, for example, artists who usually create work together, or writers and their translators. Applicants must have three years’ creative practice experience outside a formal education context.

Round 3 will open for applications at 10am on 11 October 2018 and close at 12pm (noon) on 14 November 2018

https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/DYCP

Volunteering Opportunities South East Area Council vacancies, Arts Council England

We have vacancies on our South East Area Council, including one new member and two elected members from a Local Authority in the area.

We want our Area Council to represent the widest possible range of relevant skills, experience and background, and we are looking for individuals who:
•have a strong knowledge of arts, creativity and culture, and commitment to promote the value of arts, creativity and culture in society
•have a commitment to Arts Council’s mission – Great art and culture for everyone
•have a strong knowledge and understanding of the Creative case for diversity
•are able to act as advocates for arts, creativity and culture on a local and national level
•are practising artists or have a specialist knowledge of;
◦a one or more art forms (for example theatre, music, libraries, museums, literature, dance)
◦other fields relevant to the creative industries, including education, regeneration, broadcasting, tourism, local or national government

•have a knowledge and understanding of the South East area
•live or have work interests in the South East area. Local Authority applicants must be an elected member within the South East area

We interpret arts and culture broadly and welcomes applicants from across the Creative Industries, including candidates with enterprise and commercial experience.

As part of our ongoing commitment to equal opportunities and diversity, it is important that the Arts Council properly reflects the communities we serve. We welcome applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds.

This is a voluntary role, with expenses reimbursed in accordance with the Council Members’ expenses policy.

Detailed information about the role is available in the information pack. If you wish to discuss it further, please contact Hedley Swain, South East Area Director hedley.swain@artscouncil.org.uk

Applicants should submit a covering letter, CV and completed equal opportunities form to rebecca.lyle@artscouncil.org.uk no later than 10.00 on Friday 14 September 2018.

Interviews for shortlisted applicants will be held on Wednesday 17 October 2018 in central London.

The South East Area covers Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, East Sussex, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Norfolk, Oxfordshire, Suffolk, Surrey and West Sussex.

Creative Assistant, Norwich Theatre Royal

Norwich Theatre Royal has an opportunity for volunteers to support our creative activities in Stage Two during the summer and most importantly from September.

An ideal volunteer Creative Assistant would be able to support our Creative Practitioners to ensure all participants are able to engage in lessons, identify and encourage them to develop their individual strengths, and maintain a productive and creative working environment. 

In return for helping us, you will be provided training opportunities to develop your learning support skills, gain hands-on experience with young people in a creative environment, and develop your understanding of the benefits of creative courses for young people and how they are delivered.

Full details at www.ntr.org.uk/Jobs

Drop in and Draw Session Volunteer, Norfolk Library Service

We run a regular Drop in and Draw session at the Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library every Wednesday afternoon. We are looking for 2-3 volunteers who have a keen interest in helping others to enjoy arts and drawing as a way to wellbeing.

Duties include:
• Engaging with participants and help them choose a subject to draw.
• Helping participants try new materials, media and skills.
• Giving participants confidence to keep drawing at home, or in between sessions.
• (Optional) To assist in the displaying of art produced at Drop in and Draw exhibitions or displays

Skills
- An Interest in art and/or drawing
- Good communication skills
- Must enjoy working with people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds

Benefits from this role
Volunteering with the library service offers volunteers the chance to add something new to their CV or share their passion for reading and learning with others within their community. We offer all our volunteers references for job or education opportunities and run a certificate scheme to reward the hours each volunteer contributes. An induction session will take place at the start of the volunteering.

Email Volunteercontact@norfolk.gov.uk

Volunteer Opportunities, Norfolk Museums Service

Volunteering at Norfolk Museums Service can be a very rewarding and sociable experience. You'll meet like-minded people, gain new experience, learn new skills and support Norfolk's heritage.

The following opportunities are currently available:

Lynn Museum - Coffee morning volunteers
Ancient House, Thetford - Learning resources and Thetford Treasures volunteers
Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse - Collections volunteers, Engineering volunteers, Farm volunteers, Gardening volunteers, Landscape conservation volunteers, Learning volunteers, Research Volunteers, Workhouse Trail Guide volunteers

More information can be found here: https://www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/join-and-support/volunteering

Creative Arts East

We're are looking for positive, energetic people who would like to help us run the 'Our Day Out' music and dance sessions.

If you'd like to volunteer with us, please download a volunteer application form here

Contact Lea on 01953 713390 / 07432 769632 or email lea@creativeartseast.co.uk

Norfolk Arts Forum

Contact: arts@norfolk.gov.uk

Website: http://www.norfolk.gov.uk/arts

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cocktail night details (and more)

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 13:00

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Social Club News -  3rd August - Cocktail night details and more

The cocktail night prices have been sussed, and you can save yourself £2.40 by pre-ordering. Not bad eh? And the BINGO is on for August 31st. Read on, MacDuff....

EARLY BIRD QUIZ Friday 3rd August @ 5.45pm

The early bird quiz is on again - tonight. We start at 5.45, finish at 7pm and squeeze in as much fun as we can, which makes it an ideal after work activity to let your hair down, start the weekend with a smile and do something for yourself for a change! And its FREE to enter with prizes - you could win a round of free drinks. Maximum teams of 5.

SUMMER COCKTAILS & BBQ NIGHT Friday 17th August - club opens 4.30pm, food from 5pm

It was popliar last time, and people have been asking whens the next one - so here it is!

We're doing a pre-order deal - which will get you 2 cocktails and a BBQ item (jumbo sausage, quality burger, or veggie/halloumi kebab). This will cost you £8 and help us judge the demand so we canget the catering numbers right. That's £8 for 2 double measure cocktails and a top quality burger or premium sausage / veggie kebab / halloumi kebab. Did someone say bargain?

Tickets can be bought from this evening at the social club. Get yours and get your lift booked!

BBQ items will otherwise be £2.50 each (which is still a great deal - we use premium quality stuff, ask someone who's been) and cocktails will be available to purchase separately on the night for £3.95. The cocktail menu will also be announced very soon.

We'll have summery music on the PA system and (if we can find them) the return of the infamous inflatable palm trees... It will be lot of fun. Plus its payday! Come along and join in the fun....

JOB OPPORTUNITY

The Social Club needs a cleaner on temporary basis to cover maternity absence  - do you know anyone who may be interested?

We have a vacancy for a cleaner, 6 days per week, maximum of 3 hours per day. The post includes working  Saturdays and possibly some bank holidays.

The successful applicant will be required to start work with immediate effect and be available until at least 9th February 2019

The rate of pay is the national Minimum Wage (currently £7.83 per hour for those aged 25 and over) paid monthly in arrears. There is no enhanced rate of pay for weekends or bank holidays.

The post will be subject to a probationary period.

Expressions of interest, which should include employment details, to be submitted by  either via email chair@nccsocialclub.co.uk   or in writing to The Social Club, County Hall Grounds, Martineau Lane, Norwich  and marked Confidential Job Application by Thursday 2nd August 2018

BINGO NIGHT - AUGUST 31st from 8pm

Thanks for the feedback. We will be having the bingo night on August 31st. Following feedback we have halved the price of each book of 3 tickets from £2 to £1.  We will have a guaranteed minimum jackpot of £75. Otherwise its the same format. We'll also be selling chips and rolls from 5-7.30 as well, so come up the club after work and have a nibble while you practice your dibbing skills. , of course!! As always, it would be family friendly although under 18s would need to be supervised. We'll finish by 10pm.

IF YOU WANT TO GET IN TOUCH...

Please don't reply to these emails - they disappear into a big hole somewhere in a parallel universe, and get ignored.

secretary@nccsociailclub.co.uk for the club secretary

chair@nccsocialclub.co.uk for the club chair

membership@nccsocialclub.co.uk for membership queries

events@nccsocialclub.co.uk for questions about events and room bookings

Website: www.nccsocialclub.co.uk    and look us up on facebook 

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Get GoGo..ing with your Friday Takeaway

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 12:32
 

A flavour of the week at NCC... 3 August 2018                      

The heat is on...

A thank you to our Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service (NF&RS) colleagues who have dealt with more open fires in the last two months than during the whole of last year. 

Watch our one-minute video highlighting all the great work our colleagues have done during the extended heatwave. Our video was included on Look East this week (1 August) when Garry Collins, Head of Fire Protection and Prevention, spoke to the BBC about how NF&RS has been working round the clock to keep our county safe.

Also, remember to read the information on our website about the Police and Crime Commissioner's bid to run the NFR&S, and have your say in the consultation.

Making a call on care funding

We’re backing calls for a national debate on sustainable funding for adult social care. This is ahead of the Government’s adult social care Green Paper, which is expected later this year. 

Chairman of Norfolk’s Adult Social Care Committee, Councillor Bill Borrett, said:  “We need to help people live independently for as long as possible and to provide longer-term support for those with complex needs”. More...

Talking tech in Swaffham

People who live in Swaffham will  benefit from a range of opportunities to learn digital skills, thanks to a new initiative set up by our Digital Innovation and Efficiency Committee.

This is part of our digital inclusion strategy to provide easily accessible resources in areas where people are more likely to be ‘digitally excluded’, and links to our Digital Norfolk priority. 

Activities include:  laptop lending, code clubs, stay safe online workshops and digital buddies . More…

And finally... GoGo Hares

Did you know our Norfolk Community Learning Services (NCLS) colleagues are part of this year’s GoGoHares sculpture trail? We have our very own hare (called Boudicca’s Revolt) in the Castle Gardens. 

This Saturday NCLS is running free hare-themed learning sessions for adults at 11am (at Norwich Castle). 

There are also free family learning sessions at Norwich Castle every Tuesday until 28 August between 11am and 2.30pm. More...

Missed last week's edition? Don't worry - you can find all editions at The Friday Takeaway

Run Norwich run!

Good luck to all the runners this Sunday in #RunNorwich. Rumour has it several members of @NorfolkCC senior leadership team will be running too. #RN18 #ENTS

That's # ENTS!

Our Explore Norfolk this Summer campaign continues to attract lots of attention, with 3,000 new followers since the campaign started. Take a look at what’s coming up next week and continue to like and share our Twitter/ Facebook posts and tell friends and family about the amazing activities and free days out across our great county. #ENTS

Village at War and much more

On Sunday 26 August and Bank Holiday 27 August (10am-5pm), you can step back to the 1940s' home front and discover how Norfolk helped feed the country during the Second World War. Join us at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse in Dereham for one of our biggest museum events of the year. More...

Also throughout August, our Museums Service has plenty for you to do and see.  More...   #ENTS @NorfolkMuseums

This week's blog

Simon George, Executive Director of Finance and Commercial Services

It's your last chance to read Simon's blog. Look out for a new blog on Monday - from Louise Smith, Director of Public Health.

For more information on CLT, visit Our Leadership Team.

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Norfolk County Council - Norfolk Joint Museums Committee

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 09:44

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to Norfolk Joint Museums Committee. The draft Minutes for the meeting that was held on 26 July 2018 are now available.

Please note that Norfolk County Council is moving towards more paperless working and printed meeting papers are not generally available at our public meetings. Please click on the highlighted link above and then, within the site that opens, click the relevant date under the “Scheduled Meeting Date” column to see these papers.
If you have any queries please email committees@norfolk.gov.uk

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Norfolk Library News - August 2018

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 19:55

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August 2018

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Mischief Makers Summer Reading Challenge

With the summer holidays finally here, it's the perfect time to join in with this year's Mischief Makers Summer Reading Challenge

There's a mini challenge for under-fives, the Mischief Makers challenge for those aged 5 - 11 and the ImagiNation challenge for ages 11+.

In addition, activities are taking place around the county, from storytellers to slime workshops, finding out about Norse mischief makers to comic drawing. Be sure to ask at your local Library for more information. 

Share a story with a friendly reading dog

As part of the Summer Reading Challenge, reading dogs are coming to our Libraries this August. These free sessions help children to improve their reading skills in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. 

Children aged 4 - 11 are invited to read their favourite book to 'Katie' the dog. More information can be found on our website. Please contact the relevant Library to book a place.

Book news We love books

New adult fiction titles out in August include The accidental further adventures of the one hundred-year old man by Jonas Jonasson, The Cosy Seaside Chocolate Shop by Caroline Roberts and Did you see Melody? by Sophie Hannah. Browse and reserve all new adult fiction titles out in August from the Library catalogue.

Summer Reads

Check out our Summer Reads for some great books to enjoy while the sun is shining. If you’re having a stay-cation we're sure you’ll find lots of useful books in our out and about in Britain collection.

If you’re going away on holiday and can’t fit any books in your suitcase, remember you can download eBookseMagazines and eAudio from the Library for free

Looking for ideas of what books to read for the Summer Reading Challenge? Then take a look at our Mischief Makers book list and our Mischief Makers eBook list.

Film news

Where better to kick off this month’s film releases than with Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One. Largely set in a virtual reality world, this film is crammed full of easter eggs and pop-culture references for fans of all ages.

Speaking of video games, Rampage smashes onto DVD this month. Based on the video game series, this film puts Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson in the path of a giant Gorilla, Wolf and Crocodile.

For fans of horror and suspense, A Quiet Place will have you on the edge of your seat. Starring Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, this film proves how scary silence can be.

That’s not all though, there are many more films to choose from this month, including: Death Wish, Ghost Stories, Isle of Dogs, Terminal, Beast, Truth or Dare, Funny Cow, The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society and Tully.

All of these films and more will be available to borrow from Norfolk Libraries for just £2 for two nights from their day of release. For more information about our films and music service please visit our website.

Events and projects Suffragette Stories

Suffragette Stories: Womens Heritage in Norfolk is a Heritage Lottery-funded project that Norfolk Libraries are delivering in partnership with the University of East Anglia and National Centre for Writing. It celebrates the centenary of the 1918 Representation of The People Act, when the first women in the UK were permitted to vote.

The project will be working in schools and Libraries across Norfolk over the next five months, bringing together people, old and young, to share their experiences and reflect on gender equality, voting rights and social change. A final exhibition collating materials collected throughout the project will be held at the Millennium Library in December this year.

You can follow the activities of this exciting project and view materials from the archive via the project website.

In addition, Library staff and Words and Women have put together a book list inspired by the suffragettes, to challenge and inspire readers. Extra copies of books from this colourful list featuring local and award winning authors are in stock at public Libraries.

Heritage events

Join us at the Heritage Centre on Tuesday 7 August, 13:00 - 14:00 for our free heritage hour on the theme of: St William and Mousehold Heath - a Tale of Three Chapels. On Saturday 11 August we will be running a one-day course designed to help you begin your family history research. Other events this month includes a Heritage Centre resources taster session on Friday 17 August, and some Heritage holiday fun on Wednesday 22 August for accompanied children aged 4 - 8  years on the theme of circus capers.

For more information on upcoming events visit our eventbrite website or contact the Heritage Centre by calling 01603 774740 or via email. Many of our events are also included in the Norfolk Record Office What's On Booklet. And don't forget to check out the Norfolk Heritage Centre Podcast.

You can also book a free 30 minute research advice session with our archive specialists from the Norfolk Record Office.

More information Which?

Do you need to purchase an item for the home? Whether it’s white goods, a car or a value for money holiday, you can access Which? for free in any Norfolk Library. Just ask staff to log you in.

For a full list of free to access online databases and directories that are available from home, as well as those in Libraries, please check out our website.

If you have any queries please contact the Libraries Information Team on 01603 774785 / 774775 or via email.

Upcoming events at your local Library

Throughout this newsletter there have been examples of some of the great events and activities that are on offer in Libraries throughout Norfolk.

To find out about events at your local Library visit our website and select your nearest Library for more details.

For more information on books and reading, including information on stock suggestions please visit our website.

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Norfolk County Council Trading Standards Consumer Scam, News and Information Alerts

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 15:57

Latest Consumer Alerts and Trading Standards news

We’re highlighting the following consumer news and scams:

Email scams and phishing alerts

Look out for the following email scams which are circulating: 

If you receive one of these emails delete it without clicking on any links in the message. You can report scam emails to Action Fraud, details below.

More advice and updates from Norfolk TS

For more consumer advice and updates, visit our consumer alerts web page or follow us on Facebook or twitter.

Reporting scams

Reporting any scams you receive can help to build up intelligence on the scammers and how they target people. You can report scams to:

Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline 03454 04 05 06 or www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer
Action Fraud (UK’s National Fraud Office) 0300 123 2040 or www.actionfraud.police.uk

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