East Midlands

Call Out for Community Performers – Theatre & other styles



The inaugural Beeston Fringe Festival, located on the outskirts of Nottingham, will provide an intensive weekend of performances and workshops across a wide range of disciplines dance, drama, storytelling, poetry, and puppetry. The planned dates are 14-16th July2017. We will work in partnership with a variety of professional and amateur companies to provide over 100 performances and workshops over a summer weekend. The local community and the broader East Midlands region will be given access to a proliferation of performances over a single mile of its high street, using the established cafes and bars as impromptu venues, with larger venues on the street used for key professional performances. Taking place in early July this event will exploit the long summer nights to help generate an exciting innovative event.


Performances will ideally last between 30-60 minutes.

Expenses available.

Performers should send their proposals tojohn@beestonfilm.comincluding details of the following

  • Brief description of performance;
  • Provide a link, where possible, to proposed piece, or previous work;
  • Running time;
  • Number of Cast & Crew;
  • Technical requirements;
  • Proposed Expenses

State Of Art student exhibition



The State of Art is a student exhibition curated by De Montfort University fine art students, exhibiting their work. the show will be running from 4th January 2017 to 9th February 2017 9.00am to 5.30pm.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1218312101546036/ Follow this link to find out more

Xmas Relaxed Singalong - Sat 3rd Dec - 10:30am


Getready forthe Xmas Relaxed Singalong coming up on the morning of Saturday 3rd Decemberat Kettering Music and Performing Arts Centre.

These FREE sessions are specifically tailored towards the needs and abilities of children with special educational needs, communication disorders and other disabilities. But, as importantly, the sessions are also very much open to all the family... both young and old.

Our team of specialist artists lead participants through a wide range of different songs to suit all ages, abilities and interests.

We uselots of different props to make the songs interesting and exciting (e.g. real bubbles with "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles") as we as some assistive music technology (e.g. digital switches) so everyone can join in.

A signer is also present at the session and Makaton symbols are used to help some of the children understand the meaning of the song and follow the lyrics.

For further information and/or talk to organisers about any specific needs your child may have, do please contact us at:

Phone: 01604 637117 (and ask for Karen, the Head of our Kettering Music and Performing Arts Centre)

To find out more about our Centres:


The Masque Theatre
Latimer Arts College
Castle Way
NN15 6ST

OPEN CALL: Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2017


We are excited to announce that the third instalment of the Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize is open for entries. The prize is open to artists working across all genres, styles and from any background. The overall deadline is 15 January, however all artists who enter before the 18 December will receive feedback on the application they submitted. We are a prize that focuses on supporting not just winners but all artists involved.


7,000prizes, for the Overall Winner, the Employee Choice Award, the Sculpture Award, Ashurst's Rich Mix Prize

Includes 1,000 of vouchersfrom Cass Art for the 3 Winners

Three monthsolo exhibitionsin London, England

Group Showfor 25 Shortlisted Artists in April - June 2017

Early entrieswill featurein our ongoing campaigns to clients,invitationsto ourinformative talks.

For further information and the application form see here or please email with questions.

Upcoming deadline: Public Art Commission for Priors Hall Park


Last chance to submit letters of interest for this paid opportunity:


Please read the the full artists brief avaialable this linkand send letters of interest along with a CV to info@fermynwoods.co.uk including:

  • Details about your relevant previous work (including images)
  • Experience of working in and responding to public spaces and communities
  • Information about how you would respond to this commission, including initial ideas

Deadline: 11th December (this Sunday)

Total artist's budget: 15,000
Artist Fee 3,000-5,000 (excl VAT)
Materials/Production/Installation 10,000-12,000 (excl VAT)

Shortlisted artists will be asked to make a site visit in January for which there is a500 artist's fee (excluding VAT, including travel).

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