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Where do we go to be healed? - Call for entries

Bath is synonymous with it’s Roman Baths and perceived healing powers but where do YOU go to be healed?

Where do we go to be healed? is a project devised as part of Fringe Arts Bath 2011 . Inspired by the legacy of the Roman baths the aim is to question our collective ideas surrounding the notion of healing and remedy.

Organisers would like your thoughts, words, photographs, drawings, video, music, anything which conveys your ideas of healing. This might be a line from a song, a special place, an old photograph or a strong memory.

The more imaginative and creative the better…….

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Studios Available

Fine Art Studios available at Trafalgar Works, Portslade, Brighton

Fantastic spaces - Very large space for single occupancy, or share (340 sq ft). There are shares in smaller studios (approx 150 sq ft) and in one of the larger spaces (up to 350 sq ft).

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Improv stars next up at Worthing's buzzing comedy club

Matt's Comedy Club has had an exciting 2010 – hosting the first ever Worthing Comedy Festival – and 2011 is shaping up to be even better.

The club sold out their most recent gig when tickets to see Mock The Week star Milton Jones sold out in just seven days, and they're expecting another packed crowd on Thursday 3 February at The Dome Function Suite, Worthing, for the visit of Edinburgh Festival improv stars The Noise Next Door.

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Important Artefacts

While the thronging crowds flocked to the German Market in Birmingham city centre, last night, just a stone’s throw away, ARC’s ninth, and last exhibition was held at The Vaults, on Newhall Hill.

This stylishly furnished bar and restaurant, with its evocative, Victorian, bricked alcoves, lends itself well to exhibitions and performance art, becoming a perfect casket for the Important Artefacts exhibition, curated by Anneka French.

The exhibition theme was inspired by collecting and collections and the show included a variety of works using different mediums.

‘View from the Other Side’, by Matt Andrews , was a presentation of slides that tease our curiosity primarily for the ‘vintage’ quality of the images and their intimate character, arousing that latent (or even manifest) voyeuristic nature inside each and every one of us.

Through this journey into the ever-receding days of the early Sixties, we get a brief glimpse of the life of total strangers on sight-seeing expeditions, sharing a toast or standing proudly outside what will soon become their new home.

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Recycled art at Re-useful Centre

Tim Robottom, Midlands-based artist and BIAD graduate, has created a work of art for the Action 21 Re-useful Centre in Sydenham, Royal Leamington Spa.

‘Cascade’, is a stunning, brightly coloured arrangement of recycled objects and fragments from bottles to plastic spoons, coat hangers to children’s toys, some of which belonged to the artist when he was a child.
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New Midlands arts organisation looking for artists

BRINK is a new contemporary arts organisation based in the Midlands, UK.

The group are currently creating an archive of emerging and established artists for inclusion in future indoor and outdoor events in the UK and abroad. The call is open to artists from all over the world.
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Milton Jones and Richard Vobes at Matt's Comedy Club

In the space of a couple of years, Matt's Comedy Club has carved itself a rather nice niche. Serious comedians, and some very good names (tonight's headliner Milton Jones has certainly been on the ascendancy since he first appeared here a year ago), with a great atmosphere. Just light on the swearing, so that all the family can enjoy the laughs.

The three acts appearing upstairs at Worthing's Dome tonight are all good, clean fun and represent three comedy threads with a strong lineage. Importantly though they all have a modern edge.

Opening act, club founder and tonight's compere is Russ Bravo. He has a good line in neat gags, puns and wordplay (he's provided jokes for a few names) but he excels at comedy songs. He's a 21st century Richard Digance. Tonight, we have an excellent Royal Wedding song, and a ditty about paving slabs. Bravo is a natural compere, and holds the night together with ease and charm.

The next act takes a simple piece of whimsy and turns it into a powerful, punchy routine. He's a mime - and went to mime school - and has lived a mime's life. But he's giving up the most hated of comedy forms.
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Birmingham artists use empty shop to talk about recession

A Birmingham arts group has pledged to highlight the plight of the high street in a new exhibition in an empty shop.

Birmingham based Curator5 will be hosting a new exhibition featuring six local artists in an empty shop in the Pavilions Shopping Centre, to highlight the effects of the recent recession.

The group, made up of Peter Barcham, Jilin "Lin" Nui, Roma Piotrowska, Sonya Russell-Saunders and Clair Walton are giving six up and coming artists the chance to create work based on their thoughts on the consumer crisis. The project is running in conjunction with Buy Nothing Day, and to mark the event the organisers have brought together Michael Bold, Chris Clinton, Alex Lockett, Adam Radley, Lisa Roffey, Tim Stock who are each contributing to the new show.
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Antlers – Bristol’s new nomadic art gallery

Antlers is a gallery nomadic by design. With no fixed location, they produce temporary exhibitions moving through different spaces across Bristol. Antlers only permanent residence is their website which acts as a hub for all their projects and hosts the online shop. The gallery’s first pop-up exhibition - Grotesques will open for two weeks with a preview evening on Thursday 2nd December, 5 – 8pm in the otherwise empty retail space, 3 Whiteladies Gate.
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Every photo tells a story

A small photography group are holding their first exhibition in Shoreham's empty shop space Agora.

The Story Photographers were formed through a new initiative designed to boost attendance at the Kingston Buci Children and Family Centre. The centre, one of a network across the county, provides a place that children and families can go for help and advice for a range of services. These include care and education for children under 5 years, family support and outreach to parents, health services and a base for childminders.