Our Chair, Andrew, has been busy preparing two excellent forthcoming evening events on local history
Thomas Anson’s musical world and his composer chum Anthony Kammell – including musical illustrations. This includes recently discovered unpublished material.
The Shepherdess’s Secret – The full historical background to the Shepherds Monument and ideas behind 18thc Shugborough – which I will argue are revolutionary, extremely important and little known.
Tickets must be booked through the library.
Telephone: 0300 111 8000
Your call will be answered by Staffordshire County Council’s Contact Centre staff who will be able to deal with your library enquiry
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Fax: 01785 278599
We’re forever trying to build up an image archive of events we’ve supported – so we’re very thankful to the Stafford Choral Society for sending us a copy of their programme for their May concert (along with their post event evaluation form) – you can find out more about the society and forthcoming conferences here – http://stafford-choral.org.uk/
Here are some photos of the Tree of Life the women and children designed in workshops with ICAP artists Helen Wilson and Mark Uttley
“We had a wonderful time as always working with this group. The children are thirsty to learn about anything especially creative)
The artwork was then put together as a large scale composition and individual designs were then digitally formatted and sent to the fabricators to be reproduced in perspex. The work is returned in panels of perspex rather like a jigsaw so it takes a while to piece it altogether.”
ICAP: Independent Community Arts Partnership is an organisation which facilitates innovative and challenging projects with two main artists who specialise in art workshops tailored to suit all ages and abilities. You can find out more about them on their facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/ICAP.Helen.Wilson.Mark.Uttley/
Good News – We have confirmed that Member Societies still get a 10% discount on bookings at the Gatehouse – we will advise members if this changes.
Furthermore, subject to some paperwork (namely evaluation forms from prior events) we have agreed funding for the following groups:
Stafford Choral Society – grant request £1,000
Musical Theatre Stafford – grant request £700
Musical Youth Theatre Stafford – grant request £300
24 April at 19:00–22:00
Stafford Gatehouse Theatre
Eastgate Street, ST16 2LT Stafford
Join us to explore the darker side of local folklore, with short films, theatre, music and art.
The main event is the debut screening of the new short film by Jonathon Watkiss Films and Sound (who’s last film The Doxey Boggart is traveling the international film festival circuit) entitled BONES PICKED. The film is a creepy and darkly humorous telling of four such folk tales.
The night will also involve some drama and music of sorts, along with showings of other short films. Finally, the evening will be a platform for the unveiling of four specially commissioned peices of art inspired by BONES PICKED.
Supported by Stafford District Arts Council
Image featuring the work of Benjamin Power
Facebook Event – https://www.facebook.com/events/735433399986533/
As of the meeting on the 10th of January we awarded grants of the following amounts to the following organisations:
Adbaston Community Concert Society £340
Stafford Folk Club £450
Stafford Players £700
Konnektiv Arts £995
Remember we have grants of up to £1000 available to member societies – details on our website
We’re always keen to promote the events of our members through our social media channels – This Blog, our Facebook Pages and Twitter:
Please send posters and details to our web mistress Nia at email@example.com or via our facebook page and she’ll get them shared out.
We’d also love to share reviews, pictures etc of your wonderful events – send them our way too.
As per the note on the last posts the forms have been updated on the website – and they should be being e-mailed around soon.
You can find forms for grants, and post evaluation forms here – Grant Application Forms and for joining and renewing your SDAC here Joining SDAC
We’ve also amended our banking instructions so we can now join the modern banking revolution and we can send grants by on-line banking. Please get in contact with our treasurer Rod
Having not been able to hold a meeting in October due to not being quorate the Committee yesterday met for the first time since the AGM in October.
We’re excited to have Interact Arts join our members – and we look forward to helping them with their remit to provide fun, informal learning activities in the community, for vulnerable young people and adults, using drama and activity-based workshops and projects to develop individuals and their communities.”
Stafford Art Group – http://stafford-art-group.webnode.com/ to help develop their programme of arts activities. You can find their 2017/18 Programme here
Tree of Life Project in conjunction with Staffordshire Women’s Aid to engage artists Helen Wilson, Mark Uttley and Hollie Uttley in a outdoor based art project to enhance the children’s outdoor play area at ForWard House.
Keep an eye out for updated form with details of the new committee members on – grants applied for using the old forms will not be accepted – please check you’re using the latest ones available. Stewart our secretary will be sending them out soon. He’s also the person to contact if you wish to put yourself forward to join the committee, or about anything else to do with SDAC- he can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org