Club AUsome Vacancy – Freelance Performing Arts Tutor – January 2019

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Club AUsome Vacancy

Club Ausome is a group for children with additional needs, based in Medway.

They are currently looking to recruit a fun, energetic person that has the confidence to lead a group of children in Dance , Drama and singing.

Dance – various routines but with the emphasis being on having fun

Drama – role playing games

Singing – teaching the children the joy of singing, building confidence.

DBS is a requirement

It is a self employed role – rate of pay can be discussed at interview.

If you are interested please send Kellie an email via kmilano35@gmail.com detailing your experience with children.

Find out more about the club via: www.facebook.com/clubausomemedway/

Open Call for artists in North Kent – Deadline 31st January 2019

The Whitstable Biennale Artist Development Programme are looking to get to know artists who are working in North Kent so they can work with them to support their practices.

Over the next year Whitstable Biennale will host a series of events which will combine showcases of work by North Kent artists working with film, sound or performance (selected by open call) with presentations from invited speakers from local artist-led initiatives in Kent and the surrounding areas.

The events will be open to artists from across the county to come to meet other artists, see new work and find out about nearby organisations. They will be a chance for North Kent practitioners to show work to peers and curators, gain feedback, form new networks and find out more about opportunities to work with organisations who are currently commissioning artists close by.

The first showcase is on 21 February 2019 in the lecture theatre at UCA Rochester (10 mins walk from Chatham Station).

Organisations confirmed for the first event are:

LV21 (Gravesend)

TACO! (Thamesmead)

Well Projects (Margate)

All artists applying that meet the criteria will get to showcase their work. Whitstable Biennale will fit as many artists into the first event as possible and will work towards further evenings for those that don’t get to show work in February. Each artist will be paid £50 for their contribution, (inclusive of travel).

Works must be maximum 10 minutes long and artists must be living in north Kent (Medway, Swale, Dartford or Gravesham) to apply.

To take part by showcasing your work, please send an expression of interest which includes your address / postcode in North Kent, a short statement about the work you’d like to show and your practice and a weblink to the work to info@whitstablebiennale.com by 31st January 2019.

Those who wish to attend but do not want to show work can just turn up on the day.

*Whitstable Biennale will have a limited amount of technology at the venue, which should enable single channel video and stereo sound playback. There is also a small, carpeted stage for performance. If you have any queries about the work you would like to present please contact Whitstable Biennale with a short description of the work.

Take On Me : 80s Inspired Immersive Performance In Hoo Needs You!

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TAKE THE PLUNGE!

A woman enters the changing room for the first time in decades.

A lifeguard twiddles his thumbs as he dreams of being a real hero.

A crammed aerobics class slides into slow motion; their thoughts tumbling out as they watch their bodies in the unforgiving mirror that surrounds them.

TAKE ON ME is a new show by theatre company Dante or Die, set amongst the 1980s world of headbands and legwarmers that digs below the surface of the luminous colours and fitness fads.

Taking place after hours in Hoo Sports Centre on the 1st and 2nd of December 2018, you’ll be divided into small groups to be a fly on the wall as you’re led through the pool, the changing rooms, the gym and beyond to hear the inner voices of a variety of characters as they strive for a better version of themselves. Performed by a company of professional actors with a local supporting cast and set to live acoustic versions of classic 80’s pop hits TAKE ON ME will be an intimate and comical experience. You’ll never look at your local leisure centre in quite the same way ever again.

They need you!

To make this production possible they are looking for people who’d like to join in with larger or smaller parts both in the cast and crew.

For more information about how to get involved contact Project Coordinator Emma via email; emma@danteordie.com or call on 07947 567489.

Go on, take the plunge!

 

Confluence Writer Development Programme seeking Medway applicants

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Local literary arts organisation Wordsmithery has been granted funding for a year-long writing project which will allow them to enthuse and infuse Medway with words. More details about the project will follow on the Wordsmithery website,  but part of this project will allow them to offer a personalised Writer Development Programme to 6 emerging Medway/Kent-based writers as part of the Arts Council England funded Confluence: Plant; Grow; Nurture project, which starts at the end of October.

If you are an emerging writer, aged over 18, based in Medway, or surrounding areas of Kent, who has had at least one piece of writing published, you are eligible to apply for this brilliant opportunity.

Writers on the scheme will be offered:

  • 1 hour of mentoring advice for 6 months from a local writer-mentor.
  • The chance to attend a Confluence Writers’ Retreat local to Medway, with guest tutors.
  • A bursary for a short group writing visit to Sunderland.
  • The opportunity to organise and host Roundabout Nights, and on another occasion, headline it.
  • Writers will optionally be able to attend a pamphlet and zine making course (3 sessions) and a monthly drop-in workshop to learn how to produce your own pamphlets on a Risograph printer (10 sessions).
  • Writers will have the opportunity to lead/assist with writing workshops and pop-up open mics in Medway Libraries (paid).
  • Writers will be able to contribute articles to the new look Confluence website.
  • Writer Development Programme students will be showcased in Confluence.

* It is important that those applying can attend the majority of the opportunities on offer. Please email confluencemedway@gmail.com if you have any questions about the scheme or your eligibility.

How to apply:

They are looking for emerging writers with some experience, who are serious about developing their craft. You should have had at least one piece of writing published in a literary magazine or journal (online or in print), which is not your own blog. You should be based in Medway, or within an easy commute.

Please send a letter outlining why this opportunity appeals to you and what you’d hope to get out of it (no more than 2 sides), your CV and a sample of your writing (no more than 2,000 words of prose or 5 poems) to the Confluence email.

Applications will be decided by a panel consisting of representatives of the editorial team and an external advisor.

Deadline: 20 October 2017, (applicants to be notified of outcome by 27 October).

Call to Artists – Commission For Tunbridge Wells Station – Closes 13th January 2017

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Southeastern is seeking artists to create an engaging and inspiring piece of work for Tunbridge Wells railway station.

Local artists are being asked to apply for the project – which has a budget of £10,000 – to provide an art piece, which will grace the walls of the station.

The work will replace murals painted by artist Brian Barnes in 1989.

These were removed when it was discovered the framework securing them was badly decayed and the paintings could not be saved.

Now Southeastern has teamed up with local stakeholders including the Tunbridge Wells Town Forum, Refresh Tunbridge Wells, Royal Tunbridge Wells Together and passengers to commission the art work.

They are seeking an artist, or art group, to design, project manage and deliver an original high quality art feature for platform 2 at Tunbridge Wells railway station.

Preference will be given to an artist who has experience of working with and involving the local community in projects. It is hoped the work will be in place by the end of March next year.

In addition to this, Brian Barnes – the artist behind the original mural – has been commissioned to provide a piece of work next to this.

It will refer to the original mural and show landmarks of Tunbridge Wells.

Southeastern Managing Director David Statham said: “Our railway stations are at the heart of the communities they serve, acting as a gateway to travel for hundreds of thousands of people every day.

“It is great to be able to work with the local community in Tunbridge Wells to provide an inspiring and engaging work of art for our passengers to see when they use platform 2 at the station.

“I am also very pleased that we have commissioned Brian Barnes to provide a work next to this. This is very good news.”

Michael Holman, Chair of Refresh Tunbridge Wells, added: “We are really excited to be working with Southeastern and others in the local community to select an artist for this work.

“We are looking forward to  being involved in commissioning this significant piece of art for platform 2 at Tunbridge Wells station.”

The deadline for applications from artists is 13 January 2017. For more details and to find out how to apply for the commission please click here https://www.southeasternrailway.co.uk/about-us/our-community

 

Wanted! Singers and Musicians to take part in our Christmas Concert in The Royal Dockyard Church

On Wednesday 14 December, 2016 at 7.30pm the University of Kent Choir and Orchestra (Medway) will be performing Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols as part of the School of Music and Fine Art Christmas Concert in the beautiful Royal Dockyard Church.

We are inviting the local community to join the choir or orchestra and take part in this festive event.  Rehearsals take place on Wednesdays 5pm 7.30pm at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, with the first rehearsal on Wednesday 28 September. (Note: Orchestral players should be Grade 6 standard or higher).  We look forward to hearing from you!

To find out more contact Dr Ben Curry: B.Curry@kent.ac.uk

 

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Chatham Placemaking Creative Commissions Open For Application-Medway Council – Closes 24th February 2016

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Chatham Placemaking Commissions

Temporary Artists’ Commissions ‘Chatham Storyline’, Chatham, Kent

Commission timescale March  – August 2016

Medway Council is looking to commission a temporary programme of three community engagement projects looking at character and place.

Medway Council has been awarded £4 million of government funding to help regenerate Chatham and make it a better place for residents, workers and visitors. The funding will mark the start of an exciting new project, which will create an easier journey for pedestrians and cyclists from Chatham railway station to the waterfront bus station and town centre.

Creative public realm has been identified in the project where an artist’s contribution is integrated into placemaking.

Public Art Consultants FrancisKnight and Lead Artist Christopher Tipping have been appointed for the Chatham Placemaking project and will be overseeing the temporary programme through an overarching project called ‘Chatham Storyline’.

Chatham Storyline commissions:

Writer in residence – £8,000 (includes fees and expenses)

Print / Graphics – £5,000 (includes fees and expenses, with a separate budget for materials)

Film maker / observer – £6,000 (includes fees and expenses)

Artists can apply individually for each commission or as a collaboration/collective for all three commissions.

Eligibility

The process is open to professional artists who are UK residents and who are living or working in the South East and London.  Our South East Area covers Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, East Sussex, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Medway, Norfolk, Oxfordshire, Suffolk, Surrey and West Sussex.

Full details of the artist brief and how to apply here: http://tinyurl.com/z8p7lsa

The Cabaret Club is Recruiting!

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The Cabaret Club strives to go beyond expectations, creating a decadent environment which seems out of place from the real world but allows our guests the chance of escapism and one evening of fun and frivolity.  We bring some of the finest performers around into a sleepy part of Kent, to an audience who are deserving of such talent.

We launched in August 2013 to a rapturous audience and with our shows in such high demand we’re trialling a move into a bigger space at our current venue and need enthusiastic helpers to make that happen.  We were also successful in our application to create the Medway branch of Dr Sketchy’s (the world famous burlesque life drawing classes) which has further helped secure our position as a dominant cabaret force in Kent!  And we’re preparing to launch The Cabaret Club and Dr Sketchy’s for private hires so the need for a bigger team will soon be even greater.

We’re recruiting for volunteers to join our production team to help in the following areas:

  • Assistant Producers
  • Event Assistants
  • Marketing, PR and Social Media 
  • Technical
  • Set Design and Prop Making

These role/s are initially unpaid but if you’d like to get some production experience and are hard-working, reliable and like having fun while you work then get in touch!  E-mail hello@thecabaretclub.co.uk with details about yourself, what area of production interests you and what would make you a great addition to The Cabaret Club team.  Whatever your skill or passion, even if you work in a ‘regular’ job and want to try something new and exciting, then we’d love to hear from you!

You’d need to be Kent based or have transport.  This is initially an unpaid role but we are prepared to help and support you in gaining valuable work experience in a theatre production environment. You must be aged 18 or over and be available on evenings and weekends especially on the weekend of a show.

This is an exciting time for us and if you want to be a part of the journey then get in touch!

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