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2018 Arts Festival reminder
A reminder that all members are invited to take part in the new format 2018 BRBAC Arts Festival.

The festival will run from Saturday 13 October to Saturday 1 December 2018 and during this period we would like members to advertise their existing activities on a new festival website, at the same time badging the events they are including with the Festival logo.

You can include any performances, workshops, exhibitions or other scheduled events in your usual venues across the borough.

In order to publicise these activities we are setting up a website specifically for the festival period. This website has been constructed by our festival sponsors, “Yeswedowebsites”. Participating groups will be able to upload their events into the calendar themselves and Sharon Scotton, the Arts Festival Coordinator, will give you access to the Festival logo to include on your printed and digital materials to show your involvement and encourage visitors to the site.

There will be links directly to the main BRBAC website, which will remain as our principal online hub, as well as to participating member websites.

We will be using social media as well as other more traditional forms of publicity to direct the community to the website, and your help in this will be very important to the success of this and future festivals, so if you use Twitter and Facebook, please help us by liking, retweeting and sharing our festival messages. There will be leaflets too and we’ll circulate these when they are ready.

As a focus for the festival, there will be a Gala Event at the Harlequin Theatre on Saturday 27 October 2018, with slots for performances of up to a maximum of 15 minutes in lenth. Information on how to apply to take part in that event is available from Sharon There will also be daytime workshops for children in singing, drama and dance on that date.

For more information and to register your interest if you’ve not done so already, please contact Sharon Scotton on 07961 948804 or

Copy deadline for next newsletter: 8th July 2018

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