Bloco Xangô – percussion, song, and dance weekend in Preston

Sat 23rd and Sun 24th March 2013.

Workshops: Sat 10am – 5pm / Sun 11am – 6pm
Evening performance from workshop participants Sun 24th @ 7pm

Following the success of several Global Grooves ‘bloco’ courses, we are proud to announce our next installment in this series.

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Drum, Bass n’ Breaks for the Bateria – percussion course in Preston

Global Grooves and the UCLan Worldwise Samba Drummers Present….

Global grooves Workshop Group 2012
Global Grooves Workshop Group 2012

8 consecutive Wednesdays 23rd January – 13th March 2013.

Classes run from 6.00pm – 8.00pm

This eight week course will focus on modern percussion arrangements drawing upon the lively rhythms and grooves from styles including Samba, ‘Drum n’ Bass’ and ‘Breakbeat’.

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The North West has a growing reputation as a cultural tourism destination

Last year’s Cultural Olympiad events and activities across the region acted as a catalyst for cultural tourism. Events like The Moment When in Cheshire, Lakes Alive in Cumbria, Blaze and Preston Guild with WE PLAY Expo in Lancashire, and Sacrilege – Jeremy Deller’s inflatable Stonehenge – appearing in both Preston and Oldham raised the profile of the places where they were happening and brought them national and international attention. The cultural offer in the North West of England has never been stronger.

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Have your say on the future of culture in Preston

Do you feel passionately that Preston should be THE place to go in Lancashire for great arts and culture? If so, this is your chance to tell us what you think the future of culture should be in our city. Have your say now by completing a short online survey or sign up to attend a workshop. Please tell … Read more

Chinese ink drawing and calligraphy workshop

Green Close is providing an exciting opportunity to work with acclaimed Chinese artist, Chui Tze Hung Montgo for an afternoon. Chui was born in Hong Kong in 1936 and studied watercolour, printmaking, photography and ‘Chinese Arts and Literature’ at China College in 1962. Find more information about Chui, his work and awards he has won on his website

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Yorkshire aims to become sculpture capital of Europe

A major new project headed by the Henry Moore Institute, The Hepworth Wakefield, Leeds Art Gallery and Yorkshire Sculpture Park and supported by Arts Council England and Welcome to Yorkshire is aiming to make Yorkshire the sculpture capital of Europe. The four galleries will work together to create a unique offering for visitors which will be supported by a major TV and high-profile marketing campaign.

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Book now for the free Digital R and D in the Arts Forum

Book now for the free Digital R&D in the Arts Forum at Manchester Town Hall on Wednesday 6 February.

This free event will explore the nature of collaborative technology relationships, risk taking and knowledge sharing in the arts informed by the experience of various initiatives including, but not restricted to, the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts.

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