Posts Tagged ‘community’

The School Creative Centre: Putting the Cool in School

Community Art, Rye, East Sussex

Written by Alice Watson

If you were under the impression that during these times of economical downturn the arts for most people, local councils and national governments took a back burner, you would be very much mistaken. All that is required, the School Creative Centre would argue, is a refocus of relevance, access and opportunity.

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By using a decommissioned school building to bring together professional artists of all persuasions, some of whom take up residency and produce work on a rotational basis, The School Creative Centre has it's sights set high for new community engagement in the arts. The first year over with and the Centre has already established itself as a thriving visionary initiative attracting talent such as painter Nicholas Archer. Speaking about the benefits of sharing creativity in a communal environment he says “I have been working as a professional artist for ten years, often quite a solitary experience and The School Creative Centre provides a fantastic opportunity to work in a stimulating environment with other creative professionals”.

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Free Aung San Suu Kyi Demonstration London
12pm -1pm
Burmese Embassy Street:
19 A Charles Street,
Mayfair,
London, W1J 5DX


Join this demonstration to free Aung San Suu Kyi after she was arrested by …

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This is a Chick-Plea!

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Written by Cari Steel

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Written by Cari Steel

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An Eco Community With A Difference.

River Thames

Written by Cari Steel

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Climate Camp in the City

Bishopsgate, London, 1st April 2009

Written by Amelia

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Goodbye The Temporary School of Thought

Where are you now?

Written by Lucy Jones

The bailiffs have arrived and the doors to the Temporary School of Thought are sadly shut. Over the past few weeks I’ve loitered in it’s burrow-like corridors and dozed amongst …