Chatteris in Myth and Memory by Ric Savage
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Chatteris in Myth and Memory by Ric Savage
Chatteris in Myth and Memory by Ric Savage
Chatteris in Myth and Memory by Ric Savage
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Kite Flying on Long Hill by Neil Anderson Hart
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Kite Flying on Long Hill by Neil Anderson Hart
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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

We are looking for artists/creative producers to curate and develop a programme of workshops/arts activities inspired by the theme of Fire & Flint. You will be an artist/programmer who is excited to work collaboratively with a community to create a final parade/outside light...

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June 2017

The Creative Collaborations Conference will be held at the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds on Friday 16 June. As part of the Once Upon A Festival this will be stimulating and practical day for all of you interested in creating performance work for children and young people. Market...

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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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June 2017

FIND ALL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, INFORMATION, GUIDELINES, AND APPLICATION FORMS HERE. DEADLINES 30 June and 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,...

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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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May 2017

Last week we held Project Bootcamps in Wisbech and Newmarket to initiate conversations, build networks and creative partnerships in Fenland and Forest Heath to shape projects trying new ways to reach new audiences. We also launched Round 3 of the Development Commissions. John Yarrow, our...

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April 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 UK, including Chatteris? Heard about the Wise Woman, who uses her scrying bowl to tell the future? Discovering Chatteris as you never...

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March 2017

Our ambition for Project Bootcamps is to support artists and arts organisations to build new relationships and test new projects with local community groups and organisations. The dates for the Project Bootcamps are on Friday 28 April in Wisbech and Saturday 29 April in Newmarket....

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April 2017

On Saturday, 18 March 2017, Whittlesey witnessed the Imagine: Whittlesey concert at the Sir Harry Smith Community College. The audience experienced a marvellous performance given by over 90 young people, local players and musicians from the Grand Union Orchestra. Over the last...

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March 2017

***UPDATE*** Every Saturday from 27 May  leading up to the main event on the 8 July there will be Kite Flying Sessions led by artist R.M. Sánchez-Camus and kite enthusiast Zachary de Santos on Long Hill up from the Severals from 2.30pm to 5.30pm - weather permitting. Click here...

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March 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, Newmarket) and Fenland (Chatteris, March, Whittlesey and Wisbech).  As well as developing and delivering exciting and...

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March 2017

The Imagine: Whittlesey project is well under way with two rehearsals already held on 23rd February and 2nd March. Students from Coates Primary school, Park Lane Primary School, and Sir Harry Smith Community College are working closely with Grand Union Orchestra getting ready for...

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March 2017

We are delighted to announce a tender for photography services. Applications are welcome from individual photographers as well as collectives and companies. Market Place is part of Creative People and Places programme funded by Arts Council England. We run arts projects and events...

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March 2017

On Wednesday 15th February 2017, Market Place ran a one-day screen printing workshop at King Edwards Centre in Chatteris, as part of the in Myth and Memory project. Storyteller Polly Howat started the session with a gripping tale of The Great Fire of Chatteris, a true story about a fire...

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February 2017

We are excited to announce the unique opportunity for Whittlesey musicians to work with Grand Union orchestra during the next few weeks to create the performance as part of Imagine:Whittlesey concert that will take place on Saturday 18 March at Sir Harry Smith Community...

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March 2017

Thanks to 20Twenty Productions, MusicNet East and Cambridgeshire Music on Saturday, 11 February, Whittlesey enjoyed a Family Music Day exploring music and instruments from around the world. Our Marketing Intern, Arsh Gill, writes about her personal experience of attending the...

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February 2017

Whittlesey was once an island. Islanders like to travel, at least in their imagination, to worlds far away. This February and March musicians from the Grand Union Orchestra will take young musicians from Coates Primary School, Park Lane Primary School, and Sir Harry Smith Community...

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February 2017

In early January a group of participants from across the Fens joined us for a 2 days Wire Weaving Workshop. The participants listened to the story of Fen Tigers by Polly Howat, which gave them the inspiration to create terrific wire sculptures with Kaitlin Ferguson. Over these 2 days,...

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March 2017

We are introducing to you the Brandon Ferry Tales adventures focusing on the Ferry Tales project, which took place in the summer of 2016 in Brandon, Suffolk.  Ferry Tales was a magical celebration of Brandon’s rich heritage of hospitality and of the people who have passed through....

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January 2017

In spring 2017 Market Place awarded a development commission West Suffolk Arts in Brandon, Suffolk, to try new ways to reach new audiences. Ferry Folk was a traditional folk music and dance event held on 17th September 2016 at the Ram Hotel. Ferry Folk featured performances by Rant...

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December 2016

Want to learn the art of creating a wonderful sculpture out of wire? Join us for a 2 days workshop in Chatteris Working Men's Club. Hear the story of Fen Tigers by Polly Howat and turn your inspiration into wire sculpture with Kaitlin Ferguson. Find out more...

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December 2016

If you're looking to learn screen printing look no further! Spend time on a one day workshop in Kings Edwards Centre and you will be inspired. The day will start off by local professional storyteller Polly Howat telling the story of the Great Fire of Chatteris. Screen print guru, Ricki...

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January 2017

Join us for a 3 days workshop in Chatteris. Take advantage of this opportunity for you to develop new illustration and pencil drawing skills. The workshops will be led by artist, Richard Savage and inspired by the stories being told by Polly Howat.  Find out more...

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December 2016

Do you have an interest in writing a poem for Fenland? Are you inspired by the wild beauty of the Fens? We are searching for a Fenland Poet Laureate and a Young Fenland Poet Laureate by asking local people to enter their poems based on the theme of Fenland. The categories are age 10 -...

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November 2016

On Monday 19th September 2016 Market Place ran a story telling and ceramics workshop as part of the Chatteris in Myth and Memory project.  Polly Howat started the session by telling the story of the Dead Moon, which inspired the theme of the ceramics workshop, where Kathryn Hearn taught...

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November 2016

Over the October half term, Fenland were brought in with a wonderful opportunity to learn about creating graphic novels with illustrator and comic artist Jade Sarson, winner of the 2014 Myriad Editions First Graphic Novel competition. The three days of the workshops were scattered...

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November 2016

Over the last two years we have been working with communities in Fenland and Forest Heath to create a series of arts initiatives across the area. This video showcases some of the work that people from our seven towns brought to life through their dedication and support of Market Place...

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