By Creative Northants on 21 July 2010
Creative businesses in the area may wish to acquaint themselves with the new Equality Act. It brings together nine separate pieces of legislation into one single Act simplifying the law and strengthening it in important ways to help tackle discrimination and inequality.

Implementation of the majority of the Equality Act will begin on 1st October 2010. Equality Act 2010: What do I need to know? is a series of summary guides and "Quick Start" guides to the key changes in the law, produced by the Government Equalities Office in partnership with the British Chambers of Commerce, Citizens Advice and the Equality and Diversity Forum, to support implementation of the Act. These simple guides set out clearly what the new laws will mean for business, the public sector, the voluntary sector and the public, helping people understand their new responsibilities and rights.

For more information about the Act, click here:

By Creative Northants on 13 July 2010

Any creative practitioners looking to enter the world of teaching are recommended to attend an informal event - Working With Children and Young People - at the Portfolio Innovation Centre on Wednesday 21st July between 4pm & 6pm. Hosted by Anna-Marie Whitaker-Johnson, Northants County Council's Arts in Education Co-ordinator, this is also a key networking opportunity.

To register your interest in attending, contact Sash Findlay at or call 01604 779000.

By Creative Northants on 13 July 2010
artworks-mk are looking for artist/makers to run workshops for our ongoing programme ‘In The Company of Experts’, artist led workshops for adults and for ‘Craft School’ our programme for young people.

If you have a real enthusiasm for passing on your skills and techniques then we would like to hear from you. Our workshops focus on quality, learning, and enjoyment. If you want to get involved then please contact us to talk through your ideas.

CRB checks are needed for those working with young people and vulnerable adults.


Tel: 01908 608108

Great Linford Arts Workshop, Parklands, Great Linford, Milton Keynes, MK14 5DZ

By Creative Northants on 12 July 2010
an artist's voice - who is listening? Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham 7pm Wed 21 July 2010

You are invited to join creative colleagues from across the East Midlands at the launch of a new regional network to support the solo artist, to influence policy-makers and to explore the making of an artists’ voice.

To launch the new network, this evening will take the form of an informal debate, using Question Time as a model. Panel members, drawn from the wealth of the East Midlands’ creative practitioners working in different art forms, include Francois Matarasso, Carol Leeming, Hetain Patel, Richard Kensington and Nicki Gardner.

The Panel Chair or Moderator is John Holmes of BBC Radio Nottingham.

Who is listening? is the first in a series of debates on the role of the artist in 21st Century society, to take place during the Autumn.

Who is listening? will follow the first public performance of 'Rendition', a short work written by Bob Dickinson for the new orchestra Komposit. Find...

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