Olympic Essex

Just had this in about Olympic Cultural Plans for Essex. Information sessions throughout the county but no session yet for Colchester and the Tendering date is tbc

Essex is of course hosting the mountain bike sessions. The East’s Artist Taking the Lead commission ( the major commissioning programme for the Cultural Olympiad) is On Landguard Point – by Robert Paciti. I was lucky enough to be part of the selection panel for Roberts work and you can read my blog posts about the selection process here and here and finally here

Anyway here is the announcement from Essex CC

Would you like to find out what Essex is doing to mark the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games?

Would you like to get involved in celebrating the London 2012 Games in Essex?

Have you got an idea for an arts project but don’t know where to get funding?

If the answer to these questions is YES then you are warmly welcome to attend one of the Big 2012 Event Information sessions that are being run across the county during January and February 2011 – see below for details of your nearest venue.

These events will give you the opportunity to meet Lindsey Strange Arts Projects Manager or Belinda Farrell – International Cultural Festivals Manager from Essex County Council’s Arts and Heritage Team who will talk about:-

Essex’s plans to celebrate London 2012
Events that are being planned across the county

There will be presentations about:-

· What is happening in your area

· How to apply for funding from the Arts in Essex Small Grants fund, which will help turn your idea into reality

The evening will also include a networking session giving you an opportunity to discuss your plans with your local event organiser and either Belinda or myself at the end of the session.

We look forward to meeting you and hearing about your ideas. Each session will last 1 – 1.30 hours. Places are limited so please make sure you book a place with your local event organiser mentioned below:-

24th January 6.30pm Maldon District Council Princes Road Maldon CM9 5DL.

Please email vicky.ayris@maldon.gov.uk to book your place

25th January 6.30pm Harlow Council The Gibberd Gallery, Harlow Civic Centre, The Water Gardens, Harlow CM20 1WG.

Please email:- samantha.clark@harlow.gov.uk to book your place

7th February 6.30pm Chelmsford Borough Council Civic Centre, Duke Street, Chelmsford CM1 1JE

Please email:- Nastassia.player@chelmsford.gov.uk to book your place

15th February 6.30pm Tendring District Council Details to follow

23rd February 6.30pm Brentwood Council Town Hall, Ingrave Road Brentwood CM15 8AY

Please email:- Lucy.gill@brentwood.gov.uk to book your place

24th February 6.30pm Rayleigh Rayleigh Windmill Bellingham Lane, Rayleigh SS6 7ED

Please email:- Roxie.Curry@Rochford.gov.uk to book your place

We also hope to hold sessions in Braintree, Castlepoint, Colchester, Epping and Uttlesford – details to follow. Please could you forward this to your mailing lists – thank you in advance and sorry for any cross postings.

Kind regards

Lindsey Strange and Belinda Farrell

Lindsey Strange

Arts Development

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