Tutor: Damien G. Walter - http://damiengwalter.com
Leicester Adult Education Centre, Wellington Street Tuesday 19.00-21.00, 5 sessions from 12th January
Science fiction, fantasy and horror are among the most popular genres of contemporary fiction, producing best selling novels and influencing films and computer games. But many of the most successful writers learned their craft and broke into the industry by writing short stories. Students will learn how to plan, write and edit a sci-fi short story and gain valuable insight into the process of publication.
Mainstream Partnership is running a series of Creative Conversations
Networking and Showcase events.
Would you like to get info on funding and writing grant applications,
collaborate with other artists, see wonderful showcase performances and
network with venues and professionals in the arts sector? If yes then please
sign up now! All events are free! Please follow the link for more information
2010 Artsplan Courses in the East Midlands
Using the Arts to Develop Aspiration, Leadership and Potential
23rd June 2010, 10 am- 4.15 pm, Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham
This one day course looks to demonstrate how the arts can be used as a mechanism to develop young people’s leadership skills, aspiration and potential. Participation in cultural activities can have a significant impact on young people’s development and can give young people the chance to develop important life skills such as creativity, confidence, self discipline, effective communication and the ability to work in teams. This course makes the case for why we should be investing time and resources into providing creative opportunities for young people that can engage and empower them. Particular focus is given to initiatives, projects and programmes that are aimed at nurturing future cultural leaders.
The course explores how the development of leadership, aspiration and potential can enable a young person to translate their imagination into reality and secure a better future- for themselves and for others. Participants will broaden their understanding of how the arts can help young people to see, experience, reflect in different ways, often providing a gateway to enhanced understanding of themselves and empathy with others.
The course celebrates inspirational examples of young people who have excelled through engagement in youth-led arts projects, continue to achieve and are an inspiration to both the youth and cultural sectors at large.