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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

Exhibit with us // Transitions




Calling all emerging artists!

On 19th January 2017 Artistank will take over the crypt in St Pancras Church, London, to celebrate all things new and evolving: years, ideas, places, challenges, identities.

In a world dominated by labels and definitive answers, we want to hear a different story: what sparked off your journey from one state to another.

Our call out is open to creatives from all backgrounds.

Be it through spoken words, soundscapes, installations, painting or performance, share with us the work that marked a plot twist, an inspirational moment, a transition in your life or practice.


Transitionsis an exhibition organised by Artistank, in conjunction with the launch of our social platform dedicated to young artists.

Join in! We aim to inspire creation by allowing artists to network, share and promote their art.

To find out more about our online community visit or follow us on , and .

Deadline for submissions: midday 20th December 2016.

For any questions, or to receive a copy of our application pack, please email

OffSite Outdoor Arts Development




OffSite is the new artist development programme run by Dda to follow on from the published evaluation of (2013).

The programme has been established to develop further opportunities for outdoor artists based in the region. Over its course, the programme looks to create opportunities that take regional talent to the national and international marketplace whilst representing Dda as a Midlands hub for Outdoor Arts Development.

The Offsite Programme will run for three years and Year 1 will focus on:

Training and development

  • Four training/workshop sessions, considering a range of components that will benefit the needs of artists and producers in the region
  • Working with key regional, national and international partners & funding bodies to deliver sessions

Open network

  • Hosting a regional network that keeps the sector connected to regional, national and international activities
  • Offering the opportunity to voice and discuss development needs for regional artists
  • Creating a network of creatives that can support each other's practice, share knowledge & continue to grow the regional outdoor arts scene
  • Networking opportunities to engage with practitioners, festivals and commissioning partners in the outdoor sector

Commissioning opportunities

  • Offering a series of small commissions to outdoor artists to continue to support the development of the sector regionally
  • Offering time, space and resources needed for enable artists to flourish creatively

Test bed events

  • Creating a succession of events that showcase a series of new outdoor productions at the 'work in progress' stage
  • Opening up new opportunities for audiences, commissioning partners & festival managers to engage with artists at the early stages of the work's development

Year 1 will focus on regional development with an ambition to widen the remit to include national and international work in Years 2 and 3.

Offsite Affiliate organisations

OffSite Outdoor Arts Development - Test Bed




Outdoor Arts Test Bed

Test Beds are one of the new initiatives in the OffSite Artist Development programme, allowing Artists the opportunity to test work and gain valuable feedback from audience members and industry professionals prior to taking work out on tour.

We hope that the process will allow artists making work for the outdoors the chance to reflect throughout the development period and provide audience insight through feedback.

We are seeking 2 - 4 Midlands based Artists/Companies who are looking for an opportunity to test early stage ideas with a live audience. Further information can be found below:

  • The Artist/Company must present between 5 20mins of a piece that is in the early stages of development
  • The presentation will happen at Dda and will be open to the general public and an invited audience of varying ages, ethnicity and gender
  • The space available will be the Dda Theatre (performance area of 9m x 9m x 4.5m)
  • The scheduled date is currently Friday 27thJanuary 2017
  • Travel support is available pending further discussions

Deadline Friday 9 December 2016

I2 arts award



I2 Curatorial Platform promotes the 1st edition of the I2 Art Award that aims to promote and develop arts in digital format and for a digital platform.

The competition provides an allocation of 1 cash prize of 500 to carry out an artistic project that can be made available in art-i2.comfor free.

The I2 Art Award is open to all artists, without limits of age, sex, nationality or other qualification.Artists can sign up until 30 January 2017.

For more information: or e-mail I2@ART-I2.COM

Batik workshops



On our free three week set of workshops run by experienced artist and workshop leaderyou will learn all about the batik technique which uses dye and wax on textile to create intriguing patterns. This traditional technique can be modified to be truely contemporary and we look forward to seeing your creative efforts. For more informationto book your free place below.

Workshops take place on Fridays 2 - 5pm

between 20th January - 3rd February

Kentish Town Health Centre

2 Bartholomew Road

London NW5 2BX


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