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  • Creative Research – Whittlesey Community Christmas Tree

    Fri 01 Apr 2016This December we were asking the people of Whittlesey to help us to decorate the Whittlesey Market Place Christmas Tree for the St. Mary’s Church Christmas Tree Festival – and produce a unique piece of community art in the process.

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  • Open Call: Development Commissions

    Tue 02 Feb 2016The Development Commissions Programme supports new ideas that encourage participation in the arts

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  • Money Bootcamp – Bookings Are Open

    Mon 01 Feb 2016Have a great idea for an arts project, but don’t know how to get it funded? Book for the Money Bootcamp now.

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  • Watch Our Films

    Fri 01 Jan 2016Watch these short films to get a feel of the Creative People and Places programme, which is about more people choosing, creating and taking part in brilliant art experiences in the places where they live.

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  • LEARNING: Culture Hive

    Tue 15 Dec 2015Two weeks ago Market Place, MAP, Jukebox Roulette, ADEC, and Suffolk Cinema Network went on a two-day Culture Hive residential with the Arts Marketing Association in Cambridge. During these days we went through a ‘boot camp’ of learning how to develop a marketing and audience development strategy for our organisations. Culture Hive is a useful resource to keep an eye on!

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  • Can You Manage Sound?

    Fri 06 Nov 2015Talking to the community and arts organizations in Fenland and Forest Heath showed a need to train more people in technical skills needed for events and projects

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  • Grants for the Arts and more

    Thu 05 Nov 2015We were talking to our Creative Forums, and fundraising seems to be one of the areas that creative communities across our seven towns need support with.

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  • Share Your Event with Wider Audience

    Wed 04 Nov 2015Interested in developing a partnership with Market Place?

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  • Market Place: Facts and Figures

    Tue 03 Nov 2015Find out more about how Market Place programme was developed.

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  • Apprentices at Market Place

    Mon 02 Nov 2015From the start Market Place team was lucky to be able to work with Ben, Charlotte, and Harry, Live Events Creative Apprentices at 20Twenty Productions CIC.

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  • Involve, Engage, Inspire: Apprentices in Market Place

    Sun 01 Nov 2015One of our Consortium Partners – 20Twenty Productions CIC – is a very successful organization in Fenland working with young people on a range of projects, one of which is Live Events Creative Apprenticeships.

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  • Deadline Extended for Our Tenders

    Thu 08 Oct 2015The deadline for the Critical Friend and Evaluator tenders has been extended to noon Monday, 2nd November due to technical issues with the submission email.

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  • Arts Pumpkins in Brandon

    Wed 07 Oct 2015This autumn we partnered up with Brandon Country Park to take part in their Pumpkin Fest. We invited David Finkle, World Record Pumpkin Carver, to run a carving workshop for the families on the day.

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  • Press: Who What Why Where When

    Tue 06 Oct 2015Last week we had an inspiring session with Jeni Raw from New Wolsey Theatre looking at the role of mass media in spreading the word about our projects and activities, writing a press release, working with social media, developing relationships with press.

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  • Market Place Partners Offer 50% OFF tickets

    Mon 05 Oct 2015We have partnered with major regional venues to create a special offer for you to see a range of productions.

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  • Creative Charlotte

    Sun 04 Oct 2015Charlotte joined Market Place team as part of Creative Apprenticeship scheme with 20Twenty Productions.

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  • Half-term Treat at New Wolsey Theatre

    Sat 03 Oct 2015Do you live in Fenland and Forest Heath? Hurry Up!

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  • Welcome Kate Hall, Project Director

    Fri 02 Oct 2015My twitter tagline describes myself as an “optimist and cheerleader”, maybe this is because I have been fortunate to have had a very varied career in the arts, working with some outstanding artists and audiences.

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  • Open Call – Join our Creative Forums

    Thu 01 Oct 2015We are inviting you to join the Creative Forum in your home town.

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  • Wisbech Reads and Rose Fair

    Sat 01 Aug 2015At the beginning of July we took part in Rose Fair in Wisbech, where we supported local schoolchildren with performing skills. Later in July we came back to Wisbech to participate in Wisbech Reads, a local initiative aimed at engaging children and young people in reading.

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  • Open Day at High Lodge

    Thu 02 Jul 2015The highlight of the month was Market Place event at the Open Day in High Lodge. This event was inspired by the conversations and ideas from the national Creative People and Places conference, which we attended early June in Stoke-on-Trent.

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  • Market Place Brand

    Wed 01 Jul 2015Market Place is a responsive project driven by the communities and their ideas, that’s why it was important for us to involve as many Creative Forum members as possible into the brand development process.

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  • Chatteris Midsummer Festival

    Tue 02 Jun 2015Market Place funding had a huge impact on this year’s Chatteris Midsummer Festival. The mask making workshops run by Mandinga Arts were very enthusiastically received and encouraged other groups to make their own masks and join in the Festival spirit.

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  • Peer Learning

    Mon 01 Jun 2015On 9 and 10 June we had a chance to attend the National Creative People and Places conference in Stoke-on-Trent.

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