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Does your choir have the energy?
Regen SW is looking for expressions of interest from choirs who would be interested in a playful and uplifting song cycle exploring questions and themes around energy. For more information visit Regen SW Choir Competition (opens in a new window)
Call For Submissions Now Open!
Poole Open 2014, a new open submission visual arts exhibition.
Deadline for submissions: 15 January 2014
Exhibition: 12 March - 5 May 2014
Borough of Poole Arts and Museum Services seeks artists, designers and makers working in all media for its new open submission exhibition 'Poole Open 2014'. This is an opportunity for all UK-based artists aged 16 years and over.
They will be exhibiting a selection of work across the museum, including the Museum atrium and galleries. Artists are asked to submit work, new or recent that responds to the key themes of the Poole Museum collection. These are:
- The Poole Logboat
- Development of Poole (port and town)
- Wildlife and Habitats
- Ships, Boats and Trade
- People at Play
- People at Home
- People at Work
- Community Life
- Poole People
- Found in Poole
- Made in Poole (including Poole's Clay Industry)
More information can be found by visiting the Borough of Poole/Museums website (opens in a new window) .
If selected artists may offer their work for sale.
A number of prize categories will be announced prior to the exhibition, for which selected artists will be eligible.
How to Apply
An application form can be downloaded from the Borough of Poole/Museums website (opens in a new window) . They are also available via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maritime Mix Legacy Report
The Maritime Mix Legacy Report and Producer's reports have now been released, if you are interested in reading about the economic and social impacts of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad projects in Dorset. There is also a film about the Inside Out 2012 festival highlighting the incredible performance events that took place last September here in Dorset.
New Arts and Environment e-news - bringing together DLA's Environment Hub and Dorset Design and Heritage Forum
If you would like to regularly receive a copy of this e-news produced by Arts Officer, Cleo Evans, combining information from Dorset Loves Arts (DLA) and Dorset Design and Heritage Forum, both of which are coordinated by Cultural Services, please email Cleo at the address below. It aims to offer information to support arts and environmental organisations, if you would like to find out more, why not read the July 2013 edition of the Arts and Environment enews (pdf, 121kb) (opens in a new window) .
WOW247 - What's On Where 24/7
A national entertainment events website has been launched by Johnston Press, one of the UK's biggest community media groups which runs 250 of the UK' s regional newspaper titles. Wow247 combines editorial content with local listings, allowing users to filter events by location from the 500,000 on the site. It has an interface which allows anyone to post a comment, write a review or add their own event. The site is integrated with ticketing, travel and accommodation providers.
Events happening in Dorset are included - take a look, register and add your own at WOW247 Listings (opens in a new window)