Bridgfest 2012 will be landing in West Bridgeford Park on Sunday 12th August!
Bringing together a huge variety of music, arts, performance and participation activities for everyone to enjoy it promises to be an amazing day of fun!
Last year was a raging success, this year it’s going to be even more exciting with:
- Rushcliffe’s gor the X-Factor Talent Competition
- Slam Poetry
- Open Mic & DJ slots
- Graff My Ting
- Spraypaint workshops
- Learn to DJ
- Lyrics, MCing, Beatboxing workshops
- Upcycling Boutique
- And loads more….!
Click on the poster for a full size version containing all the information you’ll need to come along and get involved.
The SEND team delivered a series of sessions themed around alcohol & substance use entitled ‘Know Your Limits.
We worked alongside the Nottinghamshire Youth Service to engage with the young people that use West Park using a variety of arts and music based activities.
This will be the 2nd Sneinton Festival event of 2012, hosted in conjunction with the Friends of Colwick Woods, as well as many other community organisations from in and around Sneinton.
Join us at Colwick Woods from 12pm till 4pm (signposting to the event visible at the woods entrance near the children’s playground on Greenwood Road and from the stepped path into the woods off Colwick Road).
There will be drumming & an open acoustic jam session, willow weaving and environmental sculpture, pond dipping, den building and bush craft activities, a free yoga session, group visualisation and meditation opportunitites, Viking re-enactment and crafts, open fire cooking and more.
Please bring any drums or acoustic instruments that you play and have a jam under the trees.
If there’s any gift or skill that you’d like to share please get in touch with the event coordinator Beth via phone or email; 07582 613538/ firstname.lastname@example.org.
However you wish to take part, be sure not to miss this wonderful outdoor family fun day where you can get in touch with your inner nature and celebrate your mind, body and spirit.
We look forward to seeing you in the woods!
Click here for the Facebook event page.
Summer festival volunteering opportunities
Once again this year SEND will be heavily involved with both Bridgfest & Sneinton Festival, bringing our specific brand of interactive visual arts and music along to add to the festivities!
As a result we’re currently looking for people to volunteer both around these events and on the days to help out with the running and get involved with what we’re doing.
Sneinton Festival : 7th July
Bridgfest : 12th August
If you fancy coming along and getting involved, whether you can offer support for the creative arts, want to help with setting up, looking after the SEND tent, getting involved in the activities and generally having a fun, relaxed time then let us know.
Nottingham’s Got Talent!
Nottingham needs you!
Nottingham’s Got Talent is looking for talented performers to take part in the Heroes of Nottingham stage show on the 28th June in the Market Square.
Dance4 and Lakeside Arts Centre need great singers, dancers, drummers, actors, musicians, choirs and performers to get together and put on a great show!
For more information check out the Dance4 website or email email@example.com
Closing date for registrations is 27th March 2012 at 5pm.
SEND @ Youth Music
SEND have got a profile page on the Youth Music website.
Get over and check it out, along with the rest of the information about Youth Music, a fantastic organisation that works to give young people in challenging circumstances the chance to have access to music programs, get involved and gain skills.
Youth Music & Recruitment
Check out our Youth Music profile. For anyone interested in developing their musical skills and/or working with young people, they’ve got loads of excellent resources on their website, so be sure to check it out at www.youthmusic.org.uk
Also, we’re currently recruiting volunteers for our music and art projects as well as admin support. If you’re interested, give our volunteer manager a shout at firstname.lastname@example.org :o)
Between November 2011 and February 2012 we delivered sessions involving graffiti and music in conjunction with the Nottinghamshire Youth Service at West Park in West Bridgford, Nottingham.
The focus of the sessions was alcohol awareness. We engaged the young people who were in the park on Friday and Saturday evenings with directed graffiti painting, creative art and music making sessions whilst speaking to them about their experiences with alcohol and getting them to think and talk about the effects it has on their lives.
The sessions were a great success with the young people enjoying the creative aspects and getting involved in conversations with us about all aspects of alcohol use and abuse. The work produced by the young people during these evenings reflected the theme.
The sessions were well received and we will be conducting similar evenings in Ruddington and Keyworth during Spring 2012 dealing with alcohol and drug awareness.
Between [dates] SEND were involved in an evolving media project based on the art of Hogarth.
Check out the links for more pictures and music from the project!