Community Arts Programme and Events
Ellen Nowak is your Arts Development Manager based at Swavesey Village College. Ellen is one four Arts Development Managers across South Cambridgeshire who together make up stART: Sharing Arts, Connecting Lives. For more information on stART, visit www.start-arts.org.uk.
How can I get involved? Perhaps you’d like to put on a battle of the bands, set up a book group, or organise a comedy night? Or maybe you’re an artist, dancer or musician who would like to share their skills with other members of the community? Or maybe you just want to support the arts by helping to spread the word about up-and-coming events or volunteering on the night? Whatever your background or interests Ellen would love to hear from you, so please do get in firstname.lastname@example.org
What events are coming up? You can download the current Swavesey Venue programme here or visit our on-line box office at www.ticketsource.co.uk/swaveseyvc. Tickets available in advance from SVC reception, on 01954 234476, or from the Ticket Source site.
What holiday arts activities do you offer? artsMASH is our programme of holiday arts activities for children and young people in South Cambridgeshire. At Swavesey we host a regular summer Rock School and other workshops throughout the year. For the latest programme of events please visit www.start-arts.org.uk/artsmash
What is Arts Development? Arts Development is about supporting existing activity in local communities and developing opportunities for high quality arts experiences for all. The arts in your area can cover everything from music concerts to book clubs, theatre performances to photographic societies.
Which area does the Swavesey Arts Development Manager serve? Swavesey’s Arts Development area consists of the feeder villages for Swavesey Village College in South Cambridgeshire. The Arts Development programme is a partnership between Swavesey Village College and South Cambridgeshire District Council. You can find your local Arts Development Manager on www.start-arts.org.uk
How can the Arts Development Manager help? The Arts Development Manager can help you as an artist or your arts group or society on issues of governance, finance, making connections, building membership and much more. If you are part of a voluntary or community group in the Swavesey area, she can advise you on how to utilise the arts in various ways to positively contribute to the work of your society.
Ellen is involved in a number of arts initiatives including the following:
• Swavesey Venue A performing arts venue regularly programmed for & by the local community
• Arts Award The qualification celebrating children’s and young people’s participation in the arts
• Swavesey Festival The biennial celebration of Swavesey
- artsMASH Holiday arts activities for children and young people.