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Artist Commission – Mereside (Blackpool)/ New West Division Police Headquarters

A new opportunity has arisen for an artist commission to develop a new piece of work, in partnership with the communities of Mereside, Blackpool for the new police headquarters.  LeftCoast

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A new opportunity has arisen for an artist commission to develop a new piece of work, in partnership with the communities of Mereside, Blackpool for the new police headquarters.

 LeftCoast have been working with the communities of Mereside for the past 12 months through Mereside at Play, a project to creatively explore the green spaces of the estate. This project will come to fruition in autumn 2017 through the redevelopment of one of Mereside large green spaces into a playful space designed with the under 4’s in mind. Through this consultation we have developed a partnership with the police and the new police station being built opposite the estate.

 The build of the new police station is a great opportunity for the police to work closely with the community that they will soon be part of. The developers have offered schemes such as skills open days on the site, and the police have identified the option to install a new art work, created with the surrounding community within their main entrance.

This is an exciting opportunity to create something innovative and unique that will become part of the fabric of the police station and the place, bridging the gap between community and police.

Please see the full Mereside Artist Brief for more information.

 

ON SALE NOW – Circa: DEPART

DEPART is a spectacular spellbinding show from internationally acclaimed Australian circus artists, Circa. Coming to Blackpool’s Stanley Park, 1st-4th June 2017. Blackpool is the final destination in this sell-out tour

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DEPART is a spectacular spellbinding show from internationally acclaimed Australian circus artists, Circa.

Coming to Blackpool’s Stanley Park, 1st-4th June 2017. Blackpool is the final destination in this sell-out tour and is an opportunity to experience circus mixed with dance like you have never seen before.

©Tristram Kenton

Inspired by the ancient Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice, DEPART will take you on a path through the vast spaces, iconic features and intimate wooded areas of Stanley Park, transforming one of Blackpool’s most beautiful public spaces into the underworld.

Taking over the Park for just 4 days, circus artists will dance above your head, surprising you with extraordinary feats of physicality as they guide you through the space between life and death in this astonishing visual feast.

Led by Yaron Lifschitz, creator of some of the most highly innovative and genre-defying circus in the world, with a creative team including the electronic music legend Lapalux, DEPART brings together acrobats, aerialists, video artists and Fylde Coast community choirs and dancers for an experience like no other.

On a recent site visit to Blackpool from Australia Yaron was looking forward to bringing this production to Blackpool, and Stanley Park in particular, “Blackpool has such a large entertainment context and it will be really interesting to ask the audience to come and see a show in a different way than they are perhaps used to. This will be the fourth place that the show will be performed and it is really great to be able to deliver this in a new and powerful way that this extraordinary site allows me to.”

He continued, “Blackpool is proving to be the place I can make the show I always wanted to make!”

Michael Trainor, Artistic Director at LeftCoast said, “Circa is the most consistently brilliant contemporary circus company and is actually my own personal favourite. Normally you would have to go to a major city or international festival to see them so to have them on our doorstep in Stanley Park is an absolutely fantastic opportunity not to be missed.”

©Tristram Kenton

Tickets are on sale now, priced at £10-12.50 (including booking fees) and are available online HERE or from The Blackpool Grand Theatre’s box office or by calling SHOWSEATS on 01253 74 33 44.

All performances start at 9.15pm to allow the show to be experienced at dusk.

The show is suitable for ages 11+ and children must be accompanied by adults. The show duration is 75 minutes and will be performed outside, it will involve periods of walking and standing for the duration of the show with limited seating available at the finale. For a list of frequently asked questions please visit DEPART_FAQ

DEPART at Blackpool is part of a UK tour, visit departcircus.com for details.

#DEPARTCIRCUS

Depart is co-commissioned by LeftCoast, London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT), the National Centre for Circus Arts, Spitalfields Music, Hull UK City of Culture 2017, and Brighton Festival.  Supported by Arts Council England.

©Tristram Kenton

For more information please click HERE

To book tickets please click HERE

Prices

Full £12.50

Concessions £10

Under 26s £10

Family of 4 ticket £42 (select 4 adults tickets and enter promo code DEPART4)

Get inspired by the trailer below.

Call for Artists and Performers: SpareParts: On the Move

SpareParts is the UK’s only Free Festival of Art, Performance and Spectacle dedicated to transport, travel and motion. For the 4th edition of SpareParts in 2017 we have partnered with Sandbach

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SpareParts is the UK’s only Free Festival of Art, Performance and Spectacle dedicated to transport, travel and motion.

For the 4th edition of SpareParts in 2017 we have partnered with Sandbach Festival of Transport, Cheshire East Council, trAction Festival Crewe, Crewe Town Council and Wyre Council to present SpareParts: On The Move, a touring festival to be featured at three transport festivals.

  • Sandbach Festival of Transport 22nd/23rd April (performance day 23rd)
  • trAction Festival Crewe 8th / 9th July (performance day 8th)
  • Tram Sunday Fleetwood 16th July

Have a look at what happened in 2016 here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l03vUQnFXMA&t=1s

THEME: All SpareParts contributors must be art, performance and spectacle that is on, about or utilises transport and travel in creative ways.

This year we will particularly welcome work that can encompass our ‘Future Journeys’ theme.

What we are looking for:

  1. The Great Spare Parts Arts Parade – Artists designed vehicles, bicycles, mobile installations that can take art in the Great Spare Parts Art Parade (existing or new commissions)
  2. Spare Parts Village – Static installations and performances in, on and around vehicles that can form part of the Spare Parts ‘Junk Yard’ Village.
  3. Spare Partists – Strolling or mobile performers, especially with a transport or travel theme, to perform throughout the day and take part in the Parade
  4. Spare Participation –Freelance artists, organisations or participatory arts companies who can help communities develop their own content (vehicles and moving installations) for the festival (especially but not exclusively to create a community designed mobile scooter display team).

See  HERE for full Brief

DEADLINE FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST: Thursday 9th March at 5pm

By email: sp.festproduction@gmail.com – Please put ‘SpareParts 2017 – Expression of Interest’ as subject header

By post: LeftCoast, FYCreatives , 154-158 Church St, Blackpool FY1 3PS

T: 01253 477973

 

Circa: DEPART

DEPART is a spectacular spellbinding show from internationally acclaimed Australian circus artists, Circa. Coming to Blackpool, 1st-4th June 2017 Inspired by the ancient Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice, DEPART

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DEPART is a spectacular spellbinding show from internationally acclaimed Australian circus artists, Circa.

Coming to Blackpool, 1st-4th June 2017

Inspired by the ancient Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice, DEPART will transform one of Blackpool’s most beautiful public spaces into the underworld.

In Blackpool for just 4 days, circus artists will dance above your head, surprising you with extraordinary feats of physicality as they guide you through the space between life and death in this astonishing visual feast.

For more information please click HERE

To book tickets please click HERE

LeftCoast Surgery – new dates

New dates are now available for our popular monthly LeftCoast Surgeries. If you are an artist or creative looking for professional development support or just want to talk about your

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New dates are now available for our popular monthly LeftCoast Surgeries. If you are an artist or creative looking for professional development support or just want to talk about your creative ideas and how to put them into action.  We can offer advice on how to apply for funding and build the right network of contacts to get your projects underway. Sessions will be 45 minutes long & usually with our Creative Development Manager Jenny Rutter.

For dates and how to book please go to our Things to Do section.

Artist Commission – A B&B External Facade

A B&B are looking for proposals from artists or collectives to design and implement work for the external facades of the property. This new façade will be a key recognisable feature

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A B&B are looking for proposals from artists or collectives to design and implement work for the external facades of the property. This new façade will be a key recognisable feature for all guests looking for A B&B.

  • Deadline for submission of proposals – 7pm on Thursday 23 February
  • Shortlisting to take place w/c 13 March following discussions with the Planning Authority

We want an inspiring and engaging façade and we are not being overly prescriptive about what form we see this commission taking. We are interested in receiving proposals across all mediums, from installation and visual art to architecture, design, light and sound.

For more info and the full brief please visit –  https://abandb.wpengine.com/opportunities-for-artists/

A B&B Programme Manager

A B&B have a unique opportunity for an innovative and experienced Programme Manager to lead on establishing and developing A B&B. This is an opportunity to play a leading role in

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A B&B have a unique opportunity for an innovative and experienced Programme Manager to lead on establishing and developing A B&B. This is an opportunity to play a leading role in developing a highly unusual commercial business which will in turn support and host a community hub, cafe and public programme of activities and training. CLOSING DATE 6 MARCH 2017

 

For more information please visit A B&B at https://abandb.wpengine.com/latest-news/

Introducing LeftCoast Studio….

LeftCoast Studio is our new artist development programme, which will create connections between local creative talent and LeftCoast’s commissioned arts organisations, production teams and all the creative professionals that will

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LeftCoast Studio is our new artist development programme, which will create connections between local creative talent and LeftCoast’s commissioned arts organisations, production teams and all the creative professionals that will be delivering our major, ambitious projects over the coming years.

LeftCoast Studio will offer shadowing, mentoring and practical work experience opportunities across our entire programme, to make sure that up and coming locally based creative people are given the chance to learn and develop their skills alongside world renowned artists and creative practitioners. We want to open up the world of exciting opportunities working within the Creative Industries both in Blackpool, Wyre, the Fylde Coast and further afield.

We’re interested in hearing from creative students, recent graduates, people in the early stages of their creative careers, or anyone just thinking about developing a creative career who would be keen to take on work experience opportunities and voluntary activities. Also from developing artists & creative practitioners who are keen to expand their skills & knowledge to build their cv’s and portfolios within small scale paid opportunities.

Some examples of the types of opportunity we will create include:

  • Working alongside artists on commissioned projects
  • Working alongside producers, curators and project managers
  • Performance & Choreography
  • PR, Marketing & Social Media
  • Documentation, Photography & filmography
  • Front of House, hospitality and audience management
  • Volunteer Co-ordination
  • Technical production management, staging / rigging, lighting etc
  • Costume, Hair, Make Up – design & make
  • Set design & build

We will have opportunities across 3 levels of experience:

  • Placements – for people who want a first taste of working on a creative project, short term and focused placements, which will give you a practical insight into working in the creative sector.
  • Assistants – for people who want to test out which areas of creative work they’d be good at, and really learn on the job the skills needed to make it in the creative world. A mixture of short and longer term placements, that give you specialist mentoring from industry experts and get you directly involved in the making and delivering one of our projects.
  • Associates – for people who are already fairly clear about their career path and have some experience of delivering and making work happen. These will be specific job roles and will be paid, but will still offer the chance to learn on the job and provide you with specialist industry mentoring whilst you’re playing an important role in making our project happen!

If you’re interested in being considered for a LeftCoast Studio opportunity, please click HERE and tell us a bit about yourself & attach a CV if you have one.

Don’t worry if you don’t hear from us straight away, lots of exciting projects are coming up, so we’ll be in touch as soon as we have a suitable opportunity to let you know how to apply, or to invite you in for a brief conversational interview.

 

Free Family Arts Take Over The Mount for October Half Term

Returning for another series of FREE, creative workshops, Fleetwood’s beautiful Mount Pavilion is set to host an exciting array of free Halloween themed activities for families throughout this autumn.

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FREE FABULOUSLY FUN ARTISTIC ADVENTURES AT THE MOUNT THIS AUTUMN

Returning for another series of FREE, creative workshops, Fleetwood’s beautiful Mount Pavilion is set to host an exciting array of free Halloween themed activities for families throughout this autumn. The programme brings together a wide selection of spooky things to do from arts and crafts, storytelling, street art and more besides.

The Spin Doctors are back with their fantastic splodge-a-matic machine on Saturday 29 October 1-4pm, but this time some creepy additions have been unleashed and the Monster-Splodge-A-Matic spin painting machine will be powered by lightning bolts and swamp gas.

Create your very own spooky Halloween splodge painting with specially brewed colours including Vampire’s blood, horror-ange and ectoplasm blooooooooooo!

This workshop will be run on a drop in basis starting at 1pm.

Suitable for ages 2 years+

Ever so popular Sarah Hicks returns to the Mount on Monday 31 October 1-4pm to host a very spooky Halloween themed craft workshop, where you can make your very own spooky decorations and treats for Halloween.

There will be three 50 minute sessions for this workshop running at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.

Suitable for 3 years+

All-time favourite, Les Pounder is back once again on Tuesday 1 November 1-4pm, with his Raspberry Pi super computer. Join Les in designing your own fireworks using bright lights and a little code.

There will be three 60 minute sessions for this workshop, running at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.

Suitable for ages 7 years+

Enter the magical realm of storytelling with Ian Douglas on Wednesday 2 November 1-4pm as he takes you on an interactive storytelling experience full of magic, mayhem, making and madness.

There will be two 75 minute sessions for this workshop running at 1pm and 2.30pm.

Suitable for ages 1 years+

Create you’re very own light up book fold bonfire complete with flickering light, twigs and leaves and topped off with sequins on Thursday 3 November 1-4pm as part of a creative book folding workshop with Karen Thomas.

There will be two 75 minute sessions for this workshop running at 1pm and 2.30pm.

Suitable for ages 5 years+

Learn about the basics and history of street art with Skool of Street on Friday 4 November 1-4pm. Create your very own sprayed vinyl record to keep as a souvenir of what you have learned with a fun atmosphere and a family friendly Hip Hop beat in the background.

There will be two 75 minute sessions for this workshop running at 1pm and 2.30pm.

Suitable for ages 7 years+

Join artist Tina Dempsey to make your own Forever Firework to take home on Saturday 5 November 1-4pm. Be prepared to get messy as you will be using paint, paper and recycled plastic to create these beautiful 3D sculptures.

There will be two 75 minute sessions for this workshop running at 1pm and 2.30pm.

Suitable for ages 3 years+

DON’T FORGET TO CHECK! Activities are suitable for a variety of ages and some may be split into more than one session. Please check individual listings for details. Numbers are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis for all workshops.

PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY. Once a workshop has started we may not be able to permit late admissions

The Academy Workshops

The Academy is an intensive course in professional creative practice – designed to support the needs of local makers, artists and generally creative folk, by giving you the fundamental building

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The Academy is an intensive course in professional creative practice – designed to support the needs of local makers, artists and generally creative folk, by giving you the fundamental building blocks upon which to build a solid professional future.

Developed by LeftCoast, and supported by Super Slow Way, Creative Scene and Heart of Glass, The Academy is open to all creative practitioners but priority will be given to practitioners from within these areas. If you are out of these areas we may still be able to offer you a place and we advise that you contact Jenny Rutter on jenny@jcrcreative.co.uk prior to booking a place.

You can book on the whole Academy programme or ‘Pick ‘n’ Mix’ from our menu of workshops, which will all be delivered as practical hands on sessions, designed to help you move on to the next step in your creative career.

Workshops will be held in accessible venues across Blackpool and Wyre and we plan to repeat sessions again throughout the programme. If you cannot make a particular date let us know and we will alert you when new dates are announced.

All workshops are full day sessions – 10am – 5pm – however this is the maximum length and some sessions may run slightly shorter. Once places are confirmed we will confirm with more exact timings.

If you are from LeftCoast’s area (Blackpool and Wyre) we will be targeting future applications to our funding programmes e.g. Future Popular and LeftCoast Express, at people who have undertaken The Academy courses. Our aim is that Blackpool & Wyre based artists will be more successful with our future open commission opportunities by completing The Academy programme. Those of you with big plans can then begin the journey to become a LeftCoast Accelerator organisation.

Please register your interest for one of our workshops below on our Eventbrite page

You can register for all workshops or choose the ones you want to attend.

So what’s on offer…

Step 1: Based on the highly successful NESTA Creative Enterprise Tool kit materials, this day long workshop explores the core questions – what it is that you do, why should anyone care and how are you going to make money out of it? With a bit of simple practical knowledge & planning tools thrown in along the way, this session should give you the confidence to take that leap of faith and push your practice to the next level, whether you are just starting out or need a mid career confidence boost to keep yourself motivated.

Delivered by LeftCoast’s very own Jenny Rutter!

Date: Wednesday 26th October 2016

Venue: FY Creatives, 154-158 Church Street, Blackpool, FY1 3PS

The Numbers: Making it all add up, financial planning for creatives. Practical guides, simple terminology and take away spreadsheets to help you plan and manage your finances. Includes; basic budgeting, forecasting and bookkeeping for self employment. This works shop takes you on a step by step journey that will leave you less mystified and more confident in dealing with money.

Delivered by world renowned Creative Industries Guru – David Parrish author of T-Shirts & Suits & Chase One Rabbit.

Date: Tuesday 1st November 2016

Venue: FY Creatives, 154-158 Church Street, Blackpool, FY1 3PS

Navigating the Art World: De-mystifyies the art world and provides concrete ideas for how you might get your work on the radar of the people most pertinent to your practice. It looks at the ecology of the art world from the artist-led space to international art fairs via public institutions and commercial spaces; the roles of curator, gallerist and commissioner and other key players; the strategies and tools for promoting your practice and approaching galleries and curators; establishing and making best use of your networks and provides the background to setting up your own exhibitions. This is a not to be missed chance to learn about where the opportunities are, and how to be in the right place at the right time!

Provided by a-n, the UK’s leading support and advocacy organisation for visual artists and led by curator Lucy Day (Day+Gluckman) – www.a-n.co.uk

Date: Tuesday 15th November 2016

Venue: Members Lounge, Wyre Civic Centre Poulton-le-Fylde

Crowdfunding for the Arts: Do you know your Kickstarter from your Indigogo, or your Brickstarter from your Crowdfunder? In a world of austerity and increasing pressure on public funds and grants, what are the possibilities for getting arts projects funded by like minded folk, who are interested in your ideas? What’s possible, what’s not, how long does it take and how do you make a compelling case for funding direct from ordinary people? This workshop will answer all these questions, and more, and introduce you to the 21st century’s answer to arts philanthropy.

Provided by a-n, the UK’s leading support and advocacy organisation for visual artists and led by Hen Norton, social artist, creative producer and co-founder of the crowdfunding platform www.wedidthis.org – www.a-n.co.uk

Date: Wednesday 30th November 2016

Venue: FY Creatives, 154-158 Church Street, Blackpool, FY1 3PS

The Theatre Game: This workshop will take you through the complicated world of performing arts practice. Exploring touring & tour booking, producing, theatre based, non traditional & street performance strands and which are the most useful showcases & festivals to take your work to! We will bring in some special guests throughout the day to pass on their experiences of the performance world and you’ll be able to pick their brains to your hearts content.

Delivered by The Future an up and coming producing company based in Manchester.

Date: Wednesday 7th December 2016

Venue: FY Creatives, 154-158 Church Street, Blackpool, FY1 3PS

Creative Ownership: Ever wondered who owns your designs or artwork when you have been commissioned to create something? Have you ever felt short changed by clients or partners when working collaboratively? Do you always feel like you have to accept the terms and conditions offered to you by your client when they don’t seem that good? This workshop explores your relationship with Intellectual Property, what are you generating, how can you protect it, how you can license it to others to make money, as well as how to develop your own contracts to ensure you are setting the terms and conditions under which you operate.

Delivered by world renowned Creative Industries Guru – David Parrish author of T-Shirts & Suits & Chase One Rabbit.

Date: Monday 12th December 2016

Venue: FY Creatives, 154-158 Church Street, Blackpool, FY1 3PS

Developing Great Proposals: This workshop uses real world examples of successful & unsuccessful proposals – and aims to unpick exactly what made them good, bad or ugly! Exploring the importance of imagery and language in proposal development and putting your budgeting skills to good use, you will work within the session to develop proposal concepts to respond to a live brief. Attendees of this workshop will be invited to submit a proposal for a dedicated mini commission, with real money attached for the successful applicant.

Delivered by LeftCoast’s Artistic Director Michael Trainor & Creative Development lead, Jenny Rutter

Date: Wednesday 11th January 2016

Venue: to be confirmed

Social Media Marketing & Promotion: How can you harness the power of social media to promote yourself, your work and develop new audiences? Do you find the world of social media a scary and mind boggling place, or are you as at home on Snapchat, Instagram and Periscope as you are on Facebook and Twitter? What are they all for, which ones should you use, how do you make them work for you and how do you get people to care about what you post? This workshop will explore all of the above – so whether you’re a novice or a pro, there will be lessons to learn about how the social media force can be with you!

Delivered by LeftCoast’s own social media marketing yoda Helen Clay & the Jedi force of 3 Man Factory –https://3manfactory.co.uk/

Date: Tuesday 17th January 2016

Venue: to be confirmed

Show me the Money: A one stop shop day of practical learning about applying for grants. Our friends from the Arts Council will join us to talk about their Grants 4 the Arts funding programme & we’ll introduce other options for funding through trusts & foundations and other potential commissioning streams. Then we will have a go at turning your ideas into bids – help shape the language, avoid the pitfalls and learn how to read between the lines of the questions being asked by funders to make sure your project proposal will make them take notice.

Delivered by LeftCoast’s Jenny Rutter & Ayla Suveren of GobSquad fame with a guest appearance from the Arts Council.

Date: Tuesday 31st January 2017

Venue: to be confirmed

Communicating with Confidence: Do you struggle to get your point across effectively in groups or meetings? Do you have trouble influencing decisions to go your way? Are you nervous speaking in front of others or doing presentations? Or would you just appreciate a bit of fine tuning of your communication style to make sure you’re the best you, you can be? Delivered by the wonderful Rivca Rubin – whose areas of expertise are in communication and leadership development, conflict resolution and change management, creative thinking and future visioning, this workshop will help you develop the authentic you within professional settings, to become well prepared and resourceful and to speak & listen effectively to inspire others to ask you what you want them to know.

Delivered by Rivca Rubin

Date: Febuary 6th 2017

Venue: to be confirmed

The Creative Essentials: Insurance, tax returns, bank accounts, risk assessments, evaluation and monitoring forms etc. There are just some bits of being a professional artist that quite frankly are not very interesting, but we know we need to do them. So if we’re going to do it, we might as well know as much about it as possible, so we can get it over and done with quickly – and actually we might learn some stuff that makes some of the boring bits quite useful and important in our creative practice in the future!

Come armed with questions about the things you need to know, but don’t understand yet, and we’ll aim to answer all those last questions to help you move on from the academy with a spring in your step!

Delivered by LeftCoast’s Jenny Rutter who promises to make it not boring!

Date: Monday 20th February 2016

Venue: to be confirmed

Life After Academy: Once you’ve undertaken all this learning, then you may want some support to put it all into practice, and get you over the inevitable bumps in the road that come your way. Our Action Learning set course will train you in the art of active listening, open questioning, and supportive solutions focused coaching techniques, which you will then put to use in small action learning set groups of your fellow academy participants and a trained facilitator. Action learning set sessions can then take place as often as you like, to help you take your creative practice to the next level through positive peer group support.

Delivered by Rivca Rubin

Date: Monday 13th March 2017

Venue: to be confirmed

 

Please note:

Clicking a date does not mean you have a confirmed place but tells us you have expressed an interest. We will contact you by email with actual confirmation if you have achieved a place on your chosen workshop/s or if we need to add you to a reserve list or allocate a different session.

For more information please contact jenny@jcrcreative.co.uk

Discarded Things Celebration

Come and celebrate the launch of Discarded Things with us this September. Discarded Things is a creative response to the worrying statistic that ‘by 2050 there will be more plastic

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Come and celebrate the launch of Discarded Things with us this September.

Discarded Things is a creative response to the worrying statistic that ‘by 2050 there will be more plastic in the sea than fish’. Rossall Beach Community Group has been working over the past 18 months, in partnership with artists Invisible Flock, to create a piece of artwork that responds to this issue.

On the 11 September, from 1-4, we are hosting a celebration event to launch a pop up exhibition about the project and a special close up preview of the brand new art work before it flies off to its new home on the beach. Come down to our pop up cabin on Rossall Prom, Cleveleys (in the car park near the end gates)  to discover all about the Discarded Things project. There will be a chance to meet the artists, see the 3D printer in action, craft activity for all the family, music, food and a chance to learn all about the work of the Rossall Beach Buddies.

From the 12 to 21 September  the pop up cabin will be hosting a  programme of exciting activity exploring the themes of recycling and reusing, ranging from arts workshops to finding out how to get involved in local beach cleans. All the activity is FREE.

 

Sep 12 Mon 2-5 Tea and Takeaway: Drop in to learn and the impact of takeaway packaging in the environment
Sep 13 Tue 2-5 Meet your beach ranger
Sep 14 Wed 1-4 Cabin open afternoon: Find out about the work of the Beach Buddies
Sep 15 Thu 2-5 Membership afternoon: Come and join the Beach Buddies
Sep 16 Fri 2-6 Cabin open afternoon: Find out about the work of the Beach Buddies
6.30-8.30 Exclusive film showing of ‘Bag it’ hosted by Aunty Social www.bagitmovie.com(Limited places, please book a place by emailing laura.jamieson@leftcoast.org.uk)
Sep 17 Sat 1-4 It’s a Wrap: Drop in food workshop with Squash Nutrition exploring how to make food wrappings out of natural products. Come along for a taste sensation!
2-4 Discarded Sounds: Drop in workshop with artist and drummer John Morrow where you can make musical instruments out of rubbish found on the beach
Sep 18 Sun 1.30 – 4 Marine Conservation Society Beach Watch: Come and help on the national beach clean event
1.30 – 4 Plastic Fantastic?: Drop in workshop to turn your waste plastic into something beautiful with artist Tina Dempsey
Sep 19 Mon 1-4 Make a Beach Memento: Drop in craft session with the Beach Buddies
Sep 20 Tue 10-12 Discarded Sounds: A drop in workshop designed especially for pre-school children to learn how to make musical instruments from what they can find on the beach with artist John Morrow
Sep 21 Wed 2-5 Tea and Takeaway: Drop in to learn and the impact of takeaway packaging in the environment

Join our Team

LeftCoast is an exciting and ambitious Arts Council England Creative People & Places programme to develop arts engagement across Blackpool and Wyre. The programme is part of a major national

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LeftCoast is an exciting and ambitious Arts Council England Creative People & Places programme to develop arts engagement across Blackpool and Wyre. The programme is part of a major national initiative by Arts Council England to engage people in the arts that don’t currently do so.

We’ve got an ambitious and exciting few years coming up and we are looking  for an experienced Communications and Audience Development Manager to lead LeftCoast’s communications.

Based in Blackpool, this role carries responsibility for communications, marketing and audience development activity.

LeftCoast’s programme is managed by a consortium comprising of Blackpool Council Cultural Services, Wyre Council, Merlin (The Tower), Blackpool Grand Theatre, Jobs Friends and Houses and Blackpool Coastal Housing the latter being the lead consortium partner and host organisaton.

Please see our Job Pack for full details.

If you would like an informal chat about the role or want to find out more please contact: Maggie Saxon, Interim Director, LeftCoast:  maggie.saxon@leftcoast.org.uk

For an application form please click HERE

Closing date: noon on Friday 2nd September 2016

Interview date: Wednesday 7th September 2016

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