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September 2017

We are lucky to have so many creative individuals involved Brandon Fire & Flint Festival on 23 September. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT BRANDON FIRE&FLINT HERE PROFILE: MILLIE, The Brandon Heritage Centre It's important to know where you came from Last week our Communications...

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September 2017

Join Dave Tonge, a professional storyteller, as he leads his story walk around Brandon blends fact and fable, truth and lies to tell something of  the unique history of the town while celebrating it’s place in the much wider world. Come one, come all and hear tell Saxon, Medieval and...

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September 2017

In July this year Newmarket saw the culmination of 3 months work of local community with artists to produce a Newmarket Kite Symphony - a unique experience of arts and sports, movements and sounds, design and flying. Watch this short film about the day: Enjoyed the film? Pop into...

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September 2017

We are lucky to have so many creative individuals involved Brandon Fire & Flint Festival on 23 September. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT BRANDON FIRE&FLINT HERE PROFILE: LEIGH DRIVER, Brandon & District Local History Society Bringing the community together through a shared...

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September 2017

As you know, Market Place, is one of 21 projects that are part of the national Creative People and Places arts engagement programme supported by Arts Council England.  Over the last 3 years we have been contributing to the national evaluation - you might have filled out a questionnaire...

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September 2017

Dan Shorten, the mastermind behind our grand finale digital projection show on the Town Hall, is leading two FREE open workshops in Brandon Library. Come along to find out more about the creative process behind digital mapping. Try your hand at projection mapping, learn some digital...

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September 2017

We are lucky to have so many creative individuals involved Brandon Fire & Flint Festival on 23 September. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT BRANDON FIRE&FLINT HERE PROFILE: DAN SHORTEN and SASHA SPASIC of Anomic Multimedia I am always looking for projects with ambition Tell us a little...

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September 2017

We are lucky to have so many creative individuals involved Brandon Fire & Flint Festival on 23 September. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT BRANDON FIRE&FLINT HERE PROFILE: JILL BLANCHARD, Secretary of Shoestring Theatre Company I’m looking forward to seeing people getting involved in...

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August 2017

Many creative individuals have been involved in our Chatteris in Myth and Memory project. As both the illustrator and publisher of the book Richard (Ric) Savage has been a key member of our team throughout. Ric led a pencil drawing workshops on the subject of Black Shuck and created the...

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August 2017

We are lucky to have so many creative individuals involved Brandon Fire & Flint Festival on 23 September. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT BRANDON FIRE&FLINT HERE PROFILE: CLAIRE HARRIS, founder of  FACE IT, face painting and body art studio   As the story goes, I never looked...

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August 2017

Our Development Commissions programme is in full swing. Deadline or Round 3 applications is tomorrow, 30 August. Meanwhile, we have several projects taking place this week: join us for a launch of a creative careers project for young people in Mildenhall "Who am I?" on 1 September at...

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August 2017

We are looking for heritage crafts people including flintknappers, jewellery makers, blacksmiths, willow weaver, felt workers to take part in our "Fire&Flint" festival day in Brandon on Saturday, 23 September. Stalls and spaces for craft demonstrators and traders will be available...

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August 2017

The Suffolk Poetry Society want to include stories from the local community members as part of the Fire&Flint celebration. We would like to use your stories to inspire ballads and other pieces for performance on 23 September. Share your memories to help create a storyboard to inspire...

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August 2017

We are delighted to announce the launch of the unique "Who am I" project aimed at young people in Mildenhall, who are out of mainstream education. Join Tabitha Nolan, the winner of our Development Commission Fund, on 1 September to find out more about the project and to register. To find...

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August 2017

Fire&Flint: past, present and future of the town of Brandon This year on Saturday, 23 September, join us for a journey back to the past, through present, and then on to the future of our home town. Following the success of last years’ Ferry Tales we are inviting you to explore...

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August 2017

Fancy trying your hand at creative writing? Want to find out more about the history of Brandon? Come along to creative writing workshops in Brandon Library and get inspired by local stories and history. The Suffolk Poetry Society are holding two themed workshops in Brandon Library on...

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August 2017

Ever wanted to be an actor or an actress? Want to boost your confidence and learn to perform in public? This is a unique opportunity to learn new skills on your doorstep. Join Shoestring Theatre and be part of “Fire&Flint” day on the 23 September. Shoestring Theatre are holding...

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August 2017

We are delighted to be working alongside Wysing Arts Centre to deliver two workshops to engage with local audiences and communities in Brandon and Chatteris for their New Geographies project. A key part of New Geographies is the nomination of overlooked or unexpected places across the...

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July 2017

Last year Brandon Ferry Tales brought local stories and traditions to life through a variety of art forms. As a celebration of creativity in the community and showed how united the community of Brandon is, with many local arts groups, societies, and businesses coming together to celebrate...

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July 2017

Did you know that Fen Tiger is not an animal? Have you heard about the Black Shuck, a mythical hellhound, who is still claimed to roam many parts of the country? Discovering Chatteris as you never knew it before, this book is an exploration of myths, folklore and social history of the...

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July 2017

On Saturday, 8 July, Newmarket could see the results of several months work that local residents and our artists have put into Newmarket Kite Symphony project. Looking for synergy between local heritage and context and opportunities to engage local communities in the arts we have...

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July 2017

We are looking forward to seeing you in Newmarket this Saturday, 8 July, from noon till 5pm at the Newmarket Kite Symphony! Take  a quick look at the video from one of the kite flying sessions that one of our participants created - please click here to watch the...

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June 2017

This Saturday, 1 July, join us for FREE drop-in activities in the very centre of Newmarket - at the Guineas. Have a go at making your own kite, find out more about Newmarket Kite Symphony and just have a great time together on a weekend!  Find out more - click...

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June 2017

Last week the community of Chatteris came together to celebrate local history and talent. On Thursday, 22 June 2017 we hosted Chatteris in Myth and Memory Celebration Day. The programme included a creative schools workshop in the morning, and an evening of storytelling, theatre and music...

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June 2017

Preparations are in full swing for this Thursday, 22 June, Chatteris in Myth and Memory Day. The book is ready, the rehearsals are under way, and the acts are all lined up. We will kick the day off with a programme for local schools, and will continue in the evening with our celebrations...

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June 2017

Don't miss the one and only Newmarket Kite Symphony performance on Saturday, 8 July. We will showcase the work of the last three months that our artists have done with the local community. Kite design and kite flying workshops as well as Open Days have been taking place throughout the...

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June 2017

TICKETS ARE ON SALE FOR THE CHATTERIS IN MYTH AND MEMORY CELEBRATION AND BOOK LAUNCH ON THURSDAY 22 JUNE. Join us for an evening of storytelling and music in celebration of Chatteris and the offical book launch of Chatteris In Myth and Memory; Art Through Storytelling. Information...

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August 2017

FIND ALL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, INFORMATION, GUIDELINES, AND APPLICATION FORMS HERE. DEADLINE 30 August 2017. Market Place is building audiences for the arts by supporting new activity that reaches new audiences in the market towns of Forest Heath (Brandon, Mildenhall,...

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May 2017

We are getting ready for Newmarket Kite Symphony and the workshops are in full swing. If you really enjoy design making, and would like our artist Paula Wilson to deliver a kite design session for a group at your location - please talk to us on the day, or contact Ali Atkins, our...

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May 2017

This half-term we are putting on two Newmarket Kite Symphony Open Days of design and kite-flying workshops for Newmarket community. Join us from 11am till 4pm on Wednesday, 31 May, and Thursday, 1 June, at the Mews at Palace House Newmarket for a fantastic day of creativity and sports....

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