Book for the Kurt Schwitters 2012 DIY Summer Art School

KSDIY-12   2012 Kurt Schwitters DIY Summer School 16 – 22 July

Merz Barn, Cylinders Estate, Elterwater Langdale Cumbria LA22 9JB

This year the KSDIY Summer School will focus on, (i) new approaches to sustainable rural crafts, design and architecture and, (ii) art, craft and architecture projects that address issues of cultural displacement and diversity in rural England; documenting the narratives of refugees and asylum seekers.    Draft Programme: (9am – 5pm daily)

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Art Roots – Grizedale

Grizedale Forest, 10 square miles of natural woodland in the Lake District near Coniston Water, is a large area of completely open, accessible, and free forest and path which is managed and maintained by Forestry Commission England. It is the UK’s first forest for sculpture – its history as a site for sculpture in the landscape was established in 1977, by the then Grizedale Society, now Grizedale Arts based at Lawson Park. The Art Roots Grizedale programme is led by Forestry Commission England and will re-establish Grizedale Forest as a centre of international excellence for art and sculpture in the environment.

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AND Festival Volunteers needed!

This year will see AND delivering its most ambitious festival yet, a range of public realm, performance, film, visual art and music events exploring the notion of ‘Success’. The festival previews on 22 – 23 June at Cornerhouse, Manchester, followed by events throughout the summer that will culminate in five days of exciting and intense activity in Manchester between 29 August and 2 September. More information about the festival and this year’s programme can be found at

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Print Event The Chapel Gallery Ormskirk – 16 June

Includes Free talk at 2.30 on print techniques and approaches by Pete Clarke, exhibiting printmaker, Senior Lecturer in Fine Art and MA Course Leader at University of Central Lancashire. Contact the gallery to reserve a place. For more info on this and other free activities visit

National Photography Awards exhibition at Oxheys Mill Studios in Preston

Oxheys Mill Studios is delighted and proud to offer a rare opportunity to catch a display of the winning images from the National Photography Awards from the British Institute of Professional Photography. This exhibition will show some of the best photographic images from a number of genres, which won awards at the 2012 National Photography Awards event held at the British Film Institute in London earlier this year.

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Poetry and knitting goes down a storm

Tell Us Another One is a community literature project taking place in local libraries in Greater Manchester. Delivered by Cartwheel Arts, it involves creative writing, performance, publishing and broadcasting and has been supported with an award of £60,000 through our National Lottery funded Grants for the arts scheme.

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New art gallery to open in Bolton

As part of its long awaited grand opening on Saturday the 16th June The Gallery At St George’s House, Bolton, will proudly present five of the finest local contemporary artists on its newly dried walls. The five handpicked artists, Jason Simpson, Scott Devon, Ross Davis, Margaret Jackson and David Jackson, who comprise both written and visual artists have all been collaborating at the neo:studios.

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Ribble Valley Art Studios

Ribble Valley Art Studios are now taking applications from artists for this amazing opportunity to rent studio space in the centre of Clitheroe. Be in at the beginning of an exciting venture to form a small, yet enthusiastic, energetic and committed group of artists working in Clitheroe town centre.

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