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  • DIGITALLY ENGAGED: A development day to refresh and explore all things digital

    MarketPlace is pleased to announce a digital refresher day designed to help you explore your presence online with your website, social media platforms and digital networks.

    Location:Babylon Gallery, Waterside, Ely, CB7 4AU
    Dates/s:Monday 18 November
    Time/s:10.30am - 4pm
    ForCreative practitioners and artists
    Admission:£5 including lunch
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  • Collaborate - Pitch - Evaluate: A development day for creative practitioners

    Babylon Arts, MarketPlace and The Library Presents are pleased to announce a development day for creative practitioners to share and gain insights into the world of commissioning, producing and delivering the arts.

    Location:March Library, City Road, March, Fenland. PE15 9LT
    Dates/s:Wednesday 9 October
    Time/s:11am - 5.30pm
    ForCreative practitioners and artists
    Admission:£5 including lunch
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  • Tales and Trails Festival

    Join the MarketPlace team and Brandon Creative Forum for this fun, family-friendly festival day filled with amazing art and a day of creative activities & fun at the beautiful Brandon Country Park

    Location:Brandon Country Park, Bury Road, Brandon, IP27 0SU Road
    Dates/s:Saturday 21st September
    Time/s:11:00 - 18:00
    ForEVERYONE WELCOME
    Admission:FREE
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  • Brandon Musical Mayhem – 22 September – Market Hill

    From the people who brought you Ferry Tales and last year’s Fire and Flint festival join us in Brandon on Saturday 22 September for Musical Mayhem, a music festival with a difference.

    Location:BRANDON TOWN CENTRE, MARKET HILL, BRANDON, SUFFOLK
    Dates/s:22 September
    Time/s:2.30 - 8.30PM
    ForEVERYONE WELCOME
    Admission:£5
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  • Fire&Flint: Shoestring Theatre Workshops

    Want to learn performance skills? Fancy being a part of flashmob performances around Brandon? This is a unique opportunity on your doorstep. Join Shoestring Theatre and be part of “Fire&Flint” day on the 23 September.

    Location:IES BRECKLAND SCHOOL, CROWN STREET, BRANDON, SUFFOLK, IP27 0NJ
    Dates/s:TUESDAYS, 5. 12, 19 SEPTEMBER
    Time/s:7PM-10PM
    ForEVERYONE WELCOME
    Admission:FREE
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  • Fire&Flint – Festival Day In Brandon

    Fire&Flint will celebrate the past, present, and future of Brandon, showing the town and its history in a new light. Bring your family and friends for an action-packed afternoon and watch as your town hall transforms in a spectacular light projection animation show inspired by Brandon Join in with creative activities, watch exciting performances, and celebrate your home town. Explore the range of activities throughout town and plan your day.

    Location:TOWN CENTRE, MARKET HILL, BRANDON
    Dates/s:SATURDAY, 23 SEPTEMBER
    Time/s: 3PM-8.30PM
    ForEVERYONE WELCOME
    Admission:FREE
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  • Fire&Flint: Creative Writing Workshops

    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.

    Location:BRANDON LIBRARY, BURY ROAD, BRANDON, SUFFOLK, IP27 0BQ
    Dates/s:MONDAY, 11 SEPTEMBER
    Time/s: 10AM - 4PM
    ForEVERYONE WELCOME
    Admission:£7 PER SESSION OR £12 FOR BOTH INCLUDING TEA AND CAKE.
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  • Fire&Flint: Creative Writing Workshops

    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.

    Location:BRANDON LIBRARY
    Dates/s:MONDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER
    Time/s:10-4
    ForEVERYONE WELCOME
    Admission:£7 per session or £12 for both including tea and cake.
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  • Fire&Flint: Shoestring Theatre Workshops

    Want to learn performance skills? Fancy being a part of flashmob performances around Brandon? This is a unique opportunity on your doorstep. Join Shoestring Theatre and be part of “Fire&Flint” day on the 23 September.

    Location:IES BRECKLAND SCHOOL, CROWN STREET, BRANDON, SUFFOLK, IP27 0NJ
    Dates/s:TUESDAYS, 5. 11, 19 SEPTEMBER
    Time/s:7PM-22PM
    ForEVERYONE WELCOME
    Admission:FREE
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  • Fire & Flint: Story Gathering Session

    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 writers and poets at the creative writing workshops. 

    Location:BRANDON LIBRARY, BURY ROAD, BRANDON, SUFFOLK, IP27 0BQ
    Dates/s:MONDAY, 4 SEPTEMBER
    Time/s: 1.30PM - 4PM
    ForEVERYONE WELCOME
    Admission:FREE DROP IN SESSION
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  • Ferry Folk

    Join us for a special evening of traditional East Anglian music, song and dance to launch Ferry Tales, a major arts event for Brandon. Featuring performances by Rant & Rebellion, a new band formed by members of the Brandon Folk Collective just for Ferry Tales, and by Tom Moore, Nick Hart and Archie Moss of The Top Ceilidh Band who will provide the music for some fun and energetic folk dancing, Ferry Folk promises to be a rousing celebration of the region’s heritage.

    Location:RAM HOTEL, HIGH STREET, BRANDON, SUFFOLK, IP27 0AX
    Dates/s:SATURDAY, 17 SEPTEMBER
    Time/s:8PM - 11PM
    ForEVERYONE WELCOME
    Admission:£7
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  • Sensational Screen Print Workshops in Brandon

    Come along on Tuesdays 2, 9, and 16 August and learn to screen print onto fabric. Inspired by Brandon’s intriguing history, you will learn to print by making a textile as a group before going onto designing and printing a cloth of your own.  All prints will be displayed along the High Street as part of the Ferry Tales arts trail. No previous art experience is required.

    Location:BAPTIST CHURCH, 45 HIGH STREET, BRANDON, SUFFOLK, IP27OAQ
    Dates/s:2, 9 AND 16 AUGUST
    Time/s:9.30AM - 4PM
    ForEVERYONE WELCOME
    Admission:SUGGESTED DONATION £3
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  • Travellers' Tales: The Story of Brandon

    Join us at Brandon Library and help create travellers’ tales from past centuries, capturing stories of those who have used the ferry crossing such as pilgrims, drovers and highwaymen. The workshop will use simple writing exercises to get you started. Try writing a short poem or prose piece. Beginners welcome but experienced writers will also find inspiration to write.

    Location:BRANDON LIBRARY, BURY ROAD, BRANDON, SUFFOLK, IP27 0BQ
    Dates/s:MONDAY 25 JULY
    Time/s: 10AM - 1PM
    ForEVERYONE WELCOME
    Admission:£10
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  • Market Place in High Lodge

    Fantastic day full of creative experiences. We piloted our first Market Place event, we launched our new brand, we invited people to experience arts activities in place, where sports is the usual offer, we worked together as a great team, and volunteers absolutely made our day. Look at these wonderful photos made by Harry and Brandon from Rated Media – young photographers from March – well done!

    Location:H SANTON DOWNHAM, SUFFOLKIGH LODGE,
    Dates/s:23rd July 2016
    Time/s:10-4
    ForEVERYONE WELCOME
    Admission:FREE
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  • Working with Mass Media

    Following our conversations back in the summer about the need for professional development opportunities in marketing the arts events and projects in your areas, as part of the Market Place project we have put together a workshop on “Working with Press”. The workshop will give an overview of the general principles of working with mass media to develop a profile of the arts organization, promote events and projects, and increase attendance.

    Location:BABYLON GALLERY, WATERSIDE, ELY, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, CB7 4AU
    Dates/s:19th October 2015
    Time/s:10-4
    ForCREATIVE FORUM MEMBERS ONLY BY INVITATION ONLY
    Admission:FREE
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  • Pumpkin Arts

    Did you know that David Finkle holds the World Record for carving a pumpkin in just 20 seconds? Not only that, but he is also known for imaginative artistic pumpkin carvings!

    On Saturday 24 October, Pumpkin Fest at Brandon Country Park will give you a once in a lifetime opportunity to see David Finkle in action and for you to create your very own art pumpkin.

    Location:BRANDON COUNTRY PARK, BURY RD, BRANDON, SUFFOLK, IP27 0SU
    Dates/s:SATURDAY 24 OCTOBER
    Time/s:10.30AM
    ForEVERYONE WELCOME
    Admission:FREE, £2 CHARGE FOR PUMPKINS
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  • Brandon Carnival 2015

    Following the requests from local Creative Forum members to enhance existing local events Market Place supported the Brandon Carnival this year. Unexpected, inflatable sculptures that transformed the familiar landscapes of Brandon, excite your imagination, and open minds…

    Location:BRANDON CARNIVAL, LONDON RD, BRANDON, SUFFOLK , IP27 0EL
    Dates/s:7th June
    Time/s:10:00-17:00
    ForALL AGES
    Admission:FREE
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