Sunday, 1 February 2015

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What a line-up!
Short and sweet this week, as your blogger is out of the country. More on that soon. I’m thrilled to announce some of the line-up for our free one-day event here at Manchester School of Art on the 12th February. Alongside Dr Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt, who will be publishing her new report on the long-term health benefits of participating in the arts, we will hear from/about:
  WordPlay with Michelle Green and Harriet Morgan-Shami 
  42nd Street with Julie McCarthy 
  Red Balloon Pop with Sandra Bouguerch
  I Care with Kate Bevan 
  The Art Room at The Christie Hospital with Patricia Mountford
  Medical Waste with Coral Mallow 
  Gemma Climbs Her Mountain Gemma Christie and Chris Salt
  Look200 with Lucy Burscough
  Well into Words with Julie Walker 
  Outside In with Jennifer Gilbert 
  Pool Arts and St Lukes with Alison Kershaw
  I AM - Art as an Agent for Change and a Recoverist Manifesto
  Mark Prest and Clive Parkinson
The event is fully booked, but you can join our waiting list by clicking on the winter scene above.

BBC Children in Need Main Grant Programme
BBC Children in Need has announced that the next applications deadline for its Main Grants Programme is the 15th May 2015. Funding is available to organisations that work with young people who are suffering from:
 Abuse or neglect
 Are disabled
 Have behavioural or psychological difficulties
 Or are living in poverty or situations of deprivation.

The Main grants programme is open to applications for grants of over £10,000. find out more by clicking on the image of the bizarre Ms Beatrix Potter taking her poor rabbit for a walk.

Healthy Hearts Grants for Community Projects
Heart Research UK has announced that its Health Hearts Grants Programme is now open for applications. Heart Research UK Healthy Heart Grants support innovative projects designed to promote heart health and to prevent or reduce the risks of heart disease in specific groups or communities. Grants of up to £5,000 and £10,000 are available to community groups, voluntary organisations and researchers who are spreading the healthy heart message. The closing date for applications is the 28th February 2015. Read more by clicking on the tickety-boom-boom below.

That's it for this week. Short and Sweet.                                          

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