New Brewery Arts Artists' Cafe
These monthly meetings are open to everyone interested in the arts and what is happening locally. See our 'Join a group' page for information about other regular get-togethers at New Brewery Arts.
Swindon Artists Cafe
Artsite’s ‘Artist’s Cafe’ at U Piri Piri
first Monday of the month
6pm - no entry fee
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Chesterton Art Group
Meet most Wednesdays from 1.30pm to 3.30pm
St Lawrence Hall, Chesterton, Cirencester
Chesterton Art Group is made up of amateur artists who get together to create artwork (in any medium), make like-minded friends and draw inspiration from others' work while chatting over a cup of tea. About once a month, an external tutor is invited. Watercolour, acrylics, pastels, oils, charcoal, pen and ink, and pencil work have all featured from time to time. In spring and summer, there are also occasional visits to a venue where people can work outdoors.
Originally formed to bring together the residents of Chesterton, the group now draws a dozen or more participants from all districts of Cirencester and the surrounding villages. If you enjoy art, you might like to come along one Wednesday and give it a try.
For more information please call Heather on 07986 824533 or Gordon on 07811 981105
Monthly meetings on the 4th Tuesday of the month between September and May, starting at. 7.00 p.m.
The Parish Rooms, Gosditch Street. Cirencester
Meetings include lectures and demonstration evenings by established professional artists. The programme is augmented by monthly workshops for members to learn, under supervision, from working artists. In addition the Society operates two studio mornings each week where members can practice their skills in an informal environment. Throughout the season art-based visits and outings are arranged on an ad-hoc basis.
Visitors and guests always welcome.
BookBite is designed to appeal to people aged over 60 who are interested in writing. Developed by Booktrust in partnership with WRVS & UK online centres, the BookBite website provides resources including short stories, poetry, book reviews and competitions. Have a look at www.bookbite.org.uk for more info.
Search for opportunities in contemporary craft from a range of organisations brought together by the Crafts Council at http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/craft-directory/opportunities/
Or join the Crafts Council's Register of Makers at http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/explore-craft/national-register-of-makers/
Travel and work guides for UK artists around the world.
Artroute contains information for UK based visual artists and craftspeople who would like to work around the world, and provides basic tips and guides to get you started.
Opportunity for aspiring authors and poets
Submit your short story to Authortrek, and you could be named the Authortrek Writer of the Month!
Once you have registered on the site, you can post your story. Registration is free. Indeed, access to the whole of Authortrek Short Stories is free.
Each short story will have a voting button. So, once you have finished posting your story, forward the story link to your friends and ask them to read and vote for your story if they like it (i.e., don't be shy!) The winning author will be named the Authortrek Writer of the Month.
You can also earn some money for your writing - if your story gets over 30 votes, then you will be asked to participate in our new scheme to publish short stories in an anthology, a free copy of which will be sent to each successful author. If your story gets over 100 votes, then we will invite you to submit a novel to us, which we will then publish as a paperback, and the author will be paid 50% of the profits from the paperback in royalties. However, the editor Kevin Mahoney still reserves the right to reject any novel submission if he feels that it does not fit Punked Books' list, and also reserves the right to source novels from elsewhere.
More information on http://authortrek.com/short-stories/
Poets please see http://www.authortrek.com/the_authortrek_interview_page.html
Artwork/jokes for greetings cards
If you would like the chance to see your artwork or jokes on humorous greeting cards, have a look at www.quittinghollywood.com
Submit your images to benchpeg
Benchpeg needs images for the front page of the newsletter www.benchpeg.com
To submit your images email firstname.lastname@example.org
UK-wide Empty Shops Network
Dozens of groups across the UK are working to revive, restore and reinvent the high street by using empty shops. The national Empty Shops Network has been active since January, and is a single place to find artistic projects in empty shops across the country, ranging from shops being used as studio spaces in Coventry, to empty windows as galleries in Morecambe. The site is updated weekly with new projects.
For information, email: email@example.com
To find out about the network and see current projects: www.artistsandmakers.com/emptyshops