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Opportunity- Socially Engaged Artist Residency 

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Deadline 4th November

Artlink Hull and Hull Libraries are looking to commission an artist to work over a period of six months in Ings in East Hull.

The artist will be based in Ings Library and will have a remit to engage with young people (ages between 13-18) in the local area, developing a core young people’s creative group over the period. This group will work with the artist and library staff to redevelop a section of the library into a dedicated young people’s space which will be accessible to the group and other young people beyond the six month period. There are currently limited facilities and services for young people in the area and we aim for this project to make a difference to that in the long term.   

The artist will deliver a range of creative engagement activity both on and off the library site over the six months, connecting with young people in clubs, youth provision, schools, colleges, community centres and public space. Both the library service and Artlink have extensive contacts within local communities, schools etc. to help facilitate this. The nature of how the programme of activity and the project is developed is quite open at the moment and we encourage creative ideas from applying artists as to how they would work with young people in the area.   

For more detailed information on the project and how to apply, please download the brief   

The closing date for applications is 4th November 2019 at 5pm.   

Please submit applications to Creative Producer Jemma Brown: jemma.brown@artlinkhull.co.uk   

If you have any questions in relation to the project which are not covered on the brief, please contact Jemma at the above email or call: 01482 345 104   

If you would like the application information in another format or would like to apply in an alternative format, please contact us at any of the above details to discuss your needs. 

The Good Access Scheme Award is now open

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Deadline 31st October

The Open Country Good Access Scheme award for 2019 is now launched and they are looking for nominations of countryside sites and attractions going the extra mile to improve access for disabled people.

The Good Access Scheme award was launched in 2015 to recognise the best countryside ‘access for all’ projects across Yorkshire each year. Outdoor sites can be nominated by the disabled people who use them or by the staff or volunteers who manage them. Previous winners have included a number of local nature reserves as well as landowners such as Yorkshire Water who are working creatively to unlock the countryside for people of all abilities.

The awards are judged annually the Open Country Advisory Group, made up of disabled members alongside volunteers and Trustees of the charity.

Anyone who would like to make a nomination for this prestigious award should contact Open Country by email at info@opencountry.org.uk  by the end of October outlining the ways in which the outdoor site or project has enhanced their disabled access.

For more information about Open Country go to their website

Valuing the Sector

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Following Forum’s AGM, there will be an event held by Hull’s Voice and Influence Partnership. The Partnership is made up of leaders and representatives from the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector (VCSE). The VIP group meets regularly to look at the role of the sector and to ensure it can influence the city’s plans, priorities and strategies.

The event runs from 1.30pm to 4.00pm and is free for all voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations – whatever size – and stakeholders in Hull. It is the 4th of a series of events to explore the role and work of the sector. The theme for this event is ‘Valuing the Sector.’

We would love you to join us to hear from our statutory partners (Hull City Council and Hull CCG), and to discuss feedback from the last event in September. As the theme is Valuing the Sector, we will be sharing and gathering stories that show the difference we all make, to feed into the final event next year – ‘Celebrating the Sector’.

An agenda for this part will follow shortly

You can book your place here

New Age UK lunch clubs

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Happy Mondays – lunch and activity

Starts 4th November, 12:30 – 3:30


Craft Corner lunch and activity clubs

Start Thursdays 7th November, 12:30 -3:30


Feel Good Fridays Lunch and Activity club

Starts Friday 8th November, 12:30 – 3:30

The cost is £10.00 – this includes a 2 course Lunch and Activity. If Lunch isn’t needed the Activity will cost  £4.50, the Activities will start at 2pm until 3.30pm refreshments included.

All events will take place at the Age UK Hull Healthy Living Centre, Porter Street, Hull. HU1 2RX

Hull City Council Customer Satisfaction Survey – Leisure and Cultural Services

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Deadline 30th September

Hull City Council and Hull Culture and Leisure Services are currently engaging with customers to gather insight into their satisfaction with all aspects of their Culture and Leisure Services including:

  • Parks
  • Leisure Centres
  • Libraries
  • Ferens Art Gallery
  • Museums
  • Hull City Hall
  • Hull New Theatre

They hope to get a significant response to the survey has been running since mid-August and is live until the end of September.

You can take part in the survey here

Third Sector Trends in the North 2019

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This 10 year study of the voluntary and community sector is now running right across the North of England.

Whether your organisation or group is big or small, flourishing or struggling financially – or just carrying on more or less as normal – they need to hear from you.

Using the findings, Durham University will build a picture of how organisations and groups work, how they get their resources and how they are planning to work in future.

The research helps to inform national and local government, health organisations and charitable foundations so that they make good decisions on how to invest in the activity of the third sector.

The research also helps the third sector itself to show the extent and value of the work it does.

You can complete the survey online here

Headline findings will be published in December 2019 and the full results will be freely available from spring 2020.

Recent reports from the study so far can be found here 

If you have any questions about the research and/or the questionnaire, please contact Professor Tony Chapman, St Chad’s College, Durham University, 18 North Bailey, DURHAM DH1 3RH, or by email: tony.chapman@durham.ac.uk.

New opportunity for disabled artists: Exchange 62

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An opportunity for disabled artists based in or near Hull, Leeds and Manchester.

Exchange 62 is an exciting new partnership between Artlink Hull, Pyramid, Leeds and Venture Arts, Manchester that aims to increase opportunity for disabled artists in the North of England. A disabled artist from each of these areas will lead a creative exchange project that will promote opportunity and change.

Funded through the Co-Creating Change programme led by Battersea Arts Centre, we envisage that those artists selected will work together to use visual arts practice to make a difference to the lives of disabled people in the North of England.

Beginning from November 2019, commissioned artists will be free to interpret, build and lead their own exchange projects, collaborating closely with one another in a close exchange of ideas and practice, then bring their combined experience and work together in July 2020.

How the exchange manifests itself in each city will be artist-led and may vary from artistic collaboration to engaging with other disabled people and activist groups or with cultural institutions and/or setting up events or activity in the public realm. The only parameter being it must be collaborative work with the goal of longer-term social change. The artists from each region will be selected by a panel of disabled artists.

Each organisation in the partnership will support the artist and facilitate each exchange in their respective city.

It is expected that at least one artist selected will be a learning disabled artist for whom full access support will be provided.

For more information and to apply click here (online pdf)

Join a Community Litter Pick

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Join local ward councillors, and staff from Hull City Council and BAMEEN (Black and Minority Ethnic Environment Network)

This is a special event to celebrate local resident Dawda Jatta, founder of BAMEEN, being awarded an MBE for services to recycling and energy saving in Hull.

Volunteers are asked to meet at the Greenwood Avenue Library at 10am on 21st September where they will be provided with litter picking equipment, gloves and rubbish bags.

From 1pm volunteers are invited back to the Library for refreshments

For more information about the litter pick contact the North Neighbourhood Team on 01482 300 300 or by emailing northern.areateam@hullcc.gov.uk

You can find out more about BAMEEN here

For more information about all the people in our area who have received honours in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list go to this article in the Hull Daily Mail

Parade 94 Cantina opens

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You are invited to the opening of Goodwin’s mental health safe space – the Parade 94 Cantina

The Parade 94 Cantina is officially recognised as a Mental Health safe space to support people who are struggling to manage.

The aim is to support people aged 18 and above from the Hull and East Riding area who are managing a Mental Health condition and who would benefit from a safe and calm environment.

The team is made up of experienced and qualified staff, all of whom are able to provide support through intervention and prevention.

Activities will be taking place throughout the day at the event including free cooking and Tai Chi sessions

11th October from 10am at Parade 94 Cantina, The Octagon, Floor One, Walker Street, Hull, HU3 2RA

For more information about Parade 94 Cantina contact Lloyd Dobbs Tel: 01482 587550

Email: ldobbs@goodwintrust.org