Community Arts

Community Arts, Uncategorized

‘MyCorona’ by Danielle Porter

Time to off load and share. Our voices telling you how it really is: The highs, the lows, the new learnt talents and how we have been staying connected to our communities….Or have you just been pulling your hair out? Work life and home life = Crazy Life!!!

Bolton at Home Production.

Bolton Digital ‘stories’ podcasts

Short stories from a mix of local people about their experiences during the Coronavirus lockdown

Arts & Health, Children & Young People, Community & Voluntary, Community Arts

Octagon Online

A Selection of Fun, Creative and Educational activities you can enjoy at home

StoryMakers

Our popular storytelling sessions have moved online. Visit our website for stories read allowed by a professional actor with an accompanying craft activity: https://octagonbolton.co.uk/get-involved/octagon-online/storymakers/

Get Creative Challenge

Get Creative Challenge – Join our participants in completing a weekly creative challenge, suitable for all ages. Info here: https://octagonbolton.co.uk/get-involved/octagon-online/get-creative-challenges/

ReAct

ReAct – our project for over 50’s is connecting people across Bolton online. Find us on Facebook and at our ReAct Theatre Club, an online opportunity to watch and read theatre, then take part in fun, informal discussions about it. Plays will be announced every Wednesday, with discussions taking place the following Wednesday from 2-4pm over Zoom. Anyone connected to Bolton and over 50 is welcome to join. https://www.facebook.com/groups/OctagonReAct/

Also see Octagon Theatre Bolton -wide creative writing Competition

https://octagonbolton.co.uk/get-involved/octagon-online/writingcompetition/

Facebook – @OctagonBolton

Twitter –  @octagontheatre

Arts & Health, Children & Young People, Children & Young People, Community & Voluntary, Creative Industries, Health, Regional, Uncategorized

GM i-THRIVE Arts Culture& Mental Health: Ask us Anything

Ask us anything…

Here’s your chance to get answers to any questions you have about arts, culture and mental health. 

Submit a question

Maybe you’d like to know:

Could something like singing actually help my mental health?
Is there any evidence for the benefits?
What’s available in my area? 

We’ll be answering your questions throughout July during our dedicated Arts, Culture and Mental Health month. Keep your eye on your inbox, and follow us on twitter @GMiTHRIVE where we’ll be providing the answers and more.

Arts & Health, Community Arts, Vacancies & Opportunities

Artist Brief – Onward Homes community projects, Bolton (deadline: 20 Nov 2019)

Onward Homes owns and manages 35,000 homes in the north-west of England. We are based in three regions: Lancashire, Merseyside and Greater Manchester & Cheshire. We also offer help and support to vulnerable people facing a range of challenges, and create strong and vibrant communities that our customers can be proud to be a part of. We believe that developing meaningful relationships with our customers is critical to the long term success of Onward, and we value every opportunity to engage with and involve our customers.

Onward Homes would like to commission an artist to develop community based art in the outdoor communal areas of its Lena/Latham Street and St Matthew’s Grange sheltered housing complexes in the Crompton & Halliwell wards of Bolton.

The commission is funded through the Ambition for Ageing programme in Bolton and will be to deliver the project as detailed in the brief, which can be found here.

The closing date for applications is: 12.00 noon on Wednesday 20th November.

 

Community Arts

Trust Music Volunteering Opportunities

Trust Music is a charitable arts organisation, providing a unique combination of musical, pastoral and financial support to a wide range of young musicians.  Its artistic activities promote the value of high quality music making at the heart of the local community.

Volunteer Roles

Shop Volunteer

Are you a good communicator?  Why not join us in our studio as a shop volunteer. With your skills and our training, you’ll help promote our charity, encourage people to join our music sessions, book tickets for our concerts and enthuse customers with all the wonderful books and music in our shop – and keep the till ringing.

Book Display Volunteers

Are you an avid reader who knows Austen from Atwood and Dahl from Dickens? We’re looking for enthusiastic book – lovers to help maximise sales by sorting and displaying our books and sheet music in the best possible way.  Although our products may have been donated, we want to create a high quality book shop feel that will attract customers who may not have otherwise visited.

Session Volunteer

Are you someone who loves music and would like to help?  Do you play the piano and would like to accompany our group?  Is so, we need volunteers for our two new sessions, ‘Music Box Babies’ (mums and toddlers) and ‘Magic Moments’ (people with dementia and their carers).  The volunteer will enjoy working with our qualified tutor and have satisfaction that their input will make a real contribution to the session’s success.

Event or Bank Volunteer

Would you like to volunteer on an occasional basis?  Then our Event or Bank Volunteer scheme would be ideal for you.  Doing holiday relief for our regular studio volunteers or helping us fundraise at one of our concerts or events is a great way to support the charity.

What this role can offer volunteers:

All necessary training and support

Valuable retail experience in a responsible role

Learn about the exciting work that Trust Music offers

Reasonable ‘out of pocket’ expenses (as per volunteer agreement)

Know that you are making a difference

To Apply

Email ask@trustmusic.org.uk  or visit our studio, Upper Mall, Market Place, Bolton