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Open Call to Artists - Art Project, Tunbridge Wells Station



Platform 2 Art Project - Tunbridge Wells Station

An open call to artists to design and create artworks for Platform 2 at Tunbridge Wells railway station. Southeastern is seeking expressions of interest from artists who live or work within the Tunbridge Wells area, or are familiar with the town and its community.

The railway station is an important gateway for those arriving into the historic town of Tunbridge Wells and the artworks should reflect present day, future and the history of Tunbridge Wells including its Spa heritage and the importance of the railway. The artist must have experience at project management, community involvement and be able to deliver the project within the budget and timescale

The funds for the project are 10,000 exc VAT and the project must be completed by 31 March 2017

Closing date for expressions of interest is Friday 13 January 2017.

For more information about the project and a downloadable copy of the brief please see our website contact Steve Lewis, Area Manager at the following email address for further

EXHIBITION - Sea of Tiny Factlets

A Sea of Tiny Factlets, a solo exhibition of Artist, Amy Ash. This exhibition combines pieces from several recent bodies of Ash's work. Each project uses found imagery and histories from multiple sources, connecting the fragments to string together new associations.

Join us on the Saturday 7th January for the Private View event from 6-8pm

65 High Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME141SR

NEW Literary Salons


West Dean Colleges Creative Writing department has announced a new series of Literary Salons for 2017, featuring talks and interviews, readings and Q&A with an exciting line-up of authors. The evening events will be held in the richly atmospheric Oak Hall at West Dean House, home to the internationally renowned college.

Programme (Tuesdays)

10 January Simon Brett, OBE, FRSL is the writer responsible for the Charles Paris, Mrs Pargeter, Fethering and Blotto & Twinks series.

14 February Melissa Benn novelist, journalist and campaigner is a regular contributor to The Guardian and New Statesman. Her second novel, One of Us, was shortlisted for a British Book Award.

21 March Stephen May, Costa-prize shortlisted author of Life! Death! Prizes! and Martine McDonagh, critically acclaimed author of I Have Waited, and You HaveCome, discuss their approach to writing about family relationships.

18 April Joanna Moorhead talks about The Surreal Life of Leonora Carrington published by Virago, April 2017 to coincide with the 100th anniversary of Leonoras birth.

Tickets for the Literary Salons are 5 per salon or 15 for all four booked in advance. Book online at . The college bar will be open and there is free parking.

Job Opportunity - Digital Marketing Officer


Digital Marketing Officer

The Jasmin Vardimon Company has created a reputation for producing visually stunning, narrative driven, contemporary dance theatre.

The Company is seeking to appoint a Digital Marketing Officer to work closely with both the Production Department and Education Company to manage and deliver the internal and external digital marketing and communications strategy as the Company expands its national and international profile, alongside assisting in the further development of its surroundings.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • An excellent grasp of social media and new technology
  • A good understanding of the performing arts world and in particular contemporary dance
  • Good team working and people skills
  • Copywriting skills with excellent attention to detail
  • Demonstrable examples of social media engagement and the creation of online content
  • A flexible do what it takes approach to work
  • The ability to prioritise and manage several projects at once

For a full job description please email

Closing date for applications is Monday 2ndJanuary.

Unfortunately we will be unable to reply to those we have not shortlisted for interview.

Successful candidates will be contacted by Tuesday 3rdJanuary. Interviews will be held on Thursday 5thJanuary.

As part of our commitment to equality and diversity all disabled applicants who meet the full job description and personal specification are guaranteed an interview.

Salary 22,750 pro rata

20 hours per week



We are pleased to be partnering with Curiosity Hub to bring you this educational and fun animation programme for young people, aged 10-13.

  • Make characters with animated clay models

  • Give them expressions and personalities

  • Create a world for your characters to inhabit

  • Record sound effects, speech and music

  • Film the action and edit on a computer

  • Show your masterpiece at our special screening night with popcorn and maltesers!

Lights, camera, action! Students will work in pairs to create their own short stop-motion film using and webcams. Our 8 week course will go into depth about different aspects of creating a successful stop-motion animation. We will focus on characters, sound, and movie sets as part of this mini-animation school.

After the workshop, students movies can be emailed home. Students will take home a learning journal and in the final week will be presented with a Certificate of Completion detailing their learning outcomes.

Whos it for?

Young people aged 10-13. No previous experience is necessary.

When is it?

After school on Mondays, 4.00-5.30pm, in 2 blocks of 4 weeks throughout Spring term.


Dates & Times: Mondays 4pm-5.30pm

16 Jan, 23 Jan, 30 Jan, 6 Feb, 20 Feb, 27 Feb, 6 Mar, 13 Mar (no class 13 Feb)

Venue: Lighthouse, 28 Kensington Street, Brighton, BN1 4AJ

Cost: 120 for 8-week course

Booking: Spaces are limited and booking is required.



Understanding FE - Subsidised Training in Kent

Understanding FE: A one-day workshop for the arts and cultural sector

22nd February 2017,10am- 4:15pm, East Kent College (Broadstairs Campus)

A practical guide to better connecting your arts and cultural learning programmes with Further Education settings. Explore ways to enable greater access to young people in further education, reach new education partners and open up potential funding opportunities in the process.

Ideal if:

You work for a creative or cultural organisation and want to increase your engagement with Further Education settings.

Course Highlights:

  • Demystifying the world of Further Education: an insight into ways of reaching new education partners and funding opportunities
  • Understanding the National Skills Academy and the role of Creative & Cultural Skills
  • An introduction to available programmes and funding levels
  • Case studies of traineeships, apprenticeships and study programmes
  • Myth and jargon busting: how to talk FE
  • Information about Arts Award and Artsmark in Further Education settings
  • A look at the future: new apprenticeship standards & funding

Special Features:

  • An inside look at East Kent Colleges facilities and the chance for you to talk directly with faculty staff
  • Downloadable support resources exclusive to you as a delegate

The Cost:

Places on this course are charged at the subsidised rate of 70 per person. This subsidy is available to individuals and organisations working in the south east region*, as part of.The usual cost of places on this course is 130 per person.

Book your place via If you work outside of the south east region and wish to attend this course, or would like further advice and information, please contact Rachel Hall via / 02380 332491


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