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October 2015

Protest at the Tory Party Conference

October 4, 2015
Manchester Central Convention Complex, Windmill St
Manchester, Manchester M2 3GX United Kingdom
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Artists Union England are going to join the TUC backed Protest at the Tory Party Conference on Sunday 4th October. This government continues to penalize the most vulnerable in society, to cut & privatise our services, and to attack our rights. The People’s Assembly are hosting a week of events throughout the Conference. You can check out the events time table at http://www.thepeoplesassembly.org.uk/manctimetable  We encourage members use AUE Facebook & Twitter to find other members with which to travel to Manchester…

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November 2015

The money problem: or, how artists could be paid more than £10,000 a year

November 18, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Block 336, 336 Brixton Road
London, SW9 7AA United Kingdom
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With Mark Gubb (artist and regional advocate for the Paying Artists campaign) and Angela Kennedy (artist, founding member of Artists Union England). Programmed in partnership with a-n the artists information company, this discussion is part of the ArtQuest System Failure Series.

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December 2015

London Meet up & Social

December 6, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Goldsmiths, University of London, Lewisham Way
London, SE14 6NW United Kingdom
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Free

A social for members & non-members to discuss issues facing artists in London and find out about current campaigns. Active London members of AUE will be on hand throughout to discuss what a trade union can do for you. Meet other AUE members and build the strength of our London network!

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Sunderland Meet up & Festive Social

December 10, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Infinite Arts, 17 Nile Street
Sunderland, Tyne & Wear SR1 1EY United Kingdom
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Find out more about Artists Union England at this festive social. Drop in & sign up to become a member or just pop by to find out about current campaigns. Fresh from the GfTU summit, Angela Kennedy founding member of AUE will be on hand throughout the evening discussing what a trade union can do for you. Meet other AUE members and lets build a north east branch together! Our host, Pauline Taylor at Infinite Arts, will show you how…

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January 2016

London Meet up & Social January 2016

January 31, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ceramics Coop, 17, Block C, Juno Enterprise Centre, Juno Way, New Cross
London, SE14 5RW
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The next AUE London meet up will be on Sunday 31st of Jan 2-4pm at the Ceramics Co-op. This social is open to non-members so please do invite your friends and colleagues!

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February 2016

Artists’ Union England AGM 2016

February 20, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Open School East, The Rose Lipman Building, 43 De Beauvoir Rd
London , N1 5SQ United Kingdom
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Free

During our AGM we invite members to put forward motions for debate and agreement. We can also use the AGM to amend our rule book through democratic debate and discussion. This is an opportunity for you as a member to have your voice heard. Reserve your place today!

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March 2016

Show Culture Some Love London Conference

March 12, 2016

Did George Osborne's decision not to cut national funding for the culture sector really "solve all our problems"? This conference will look at the continuing problems caused by cuts to local/regional budgets - which has been reflected in cuts, closures and privatisation - as well as examining a number of ongoing issues, such as the equalities agenda. A number of ongoing campaigns will be covered - as well as looking at how we can use art as a weapon in…

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London Regional Meeting & social

March 20, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Flat Time House, 210 Bellenden Rd
London , SE15 4BW United Kingdom

Discuss & get involved in organising local action, talk to the exec members about current campaigns, or bring your own issues and questions to discuss with other members

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Real Emotional Supply Chains: Artists’ Union England London party and Screening

March 23, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
A V A L A N C H E, 25 Collinson House, Peckham
London, SE15 6UU United Kingdom
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AVALANCHE | Wednesday 23 March | From 7pm   Momentary actions of individuals will not benefit long-term, collective goals.  Social change cannot be affected and maintained individually - only neoliberalist subsumption harbours such egoism.  Under what would appear to be heavily funded investments from private individuals and connected wealthy corporate arms of public institutions and Trusts, the Conservative government will continue austerity on Public Healthcare, Education and Arts Funding.  Any financial donation to a Conservative government continues the onslaught of cuts to the Arts.  Artists’…

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April 2016

March for Health, Homes, Jobs and Education. End Austerity Now!

April 16, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
London, Gower Street
London, London NW1 United Kingdom
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Organised by the national Peoples Assembly, Artists' Union England supports the campaign to end Austerity. Contact info@artistsunionengland.org.uk to find out who's going in your area.

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Northern Region – Support the Junior Doctors Strike!

April 25, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Medical Student Common Room, Newcastle University Medical School NE2 4AB + Google Map

Strike Banner & Placard Making Session - Northern Region Hosted by Northern Junior Doctors' Committee - BMA, Artists' Union England members are supporting the strike action this week by helping make banners & placards. Bring your ideas! Bring some materials! Support the Junior Doctors! More information HERE.

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September 2016

London AUE Party! Celebrate our Certification

September 7, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Open School East, The Rose Lipman Building, 43 De Beauvoir Rd
London , N1 5SQ United Kingdom
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Free

To celebrate the Artists' Union England gaining the Certificate of Independence the London branch of AUE is hosting a party at Open School East. All AUE Members and non-members are welcome! The Certificate of Independence proves that AUE are independent of employers’ influence and that the union operates democratically for and on behalf of its professional membership. The Certification enables us to be recognised by, and affiliate with, other trade unions and is a vital step forward in the effectiveness…

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Newcastle Fundraiser: 1001 Baghdad Nights

September 10, 2016 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Heaton Community Centre, Trewhitt Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear NE6 5DY United Kingdom
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10th September 2016 6-9pm Heaton Community Centre Iraqi Student Society/Newcastle with Artists' Union England and Multi Cultural Integration Centre have come together to organise this evening event of music, poetry and mini-art auction. The event celebrates AUE newly acquired Certification of Independence and is an opportunity to raise some much needed funds! This event is FREE, but bring your spare cash and take away some fantastic artwork! Heaton Community Centre Trewhitt Road Heaton Newcastle Upon Tyne NE6 5DY

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October 2016

Tories Out: Austerity Has Failed! National Demonstration

October 2, 2016
Tory Party Conference
Free

Free transport to Sunday's #ToriesOut demo in Birmingham - places still available There are still some seats left on Unite the union's North East coaches to the 'Tories Out: Austerity Has Failed' national demonstration in Birmingham this Sunday 2 October. If you would like to join us at this TUC and People's Assembly organised demo against the Conservative Party conference, please get in touch with Unite's Middlesbrough office as soon as possible. Places are available to any 'friend of the…

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November 2016

National Libraries, Museums & Galleries DEMONSTRATION

November 5, 2016
British Library, London, 96 Euston Road
London, London NW1 2DB United Kingdom
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Saturday 5th November Assemble outside the British Library 12noon. Its the demonstration every Library campaigner has been calling for and now it's on! The march will start from outside the iconic British Library and end outside the House of Commons for a Rally. Since 2010, we've LOST: One in five regional museums at least partially closed: Libraries' and museums' opening ours cut: Budgets, education programmes and mobile/housebound/specialist services slashed: An escalation in commercialisation and privatisation. Called by Barnet Unison, PCS…

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December 2016

The Art of Trade Unions

December 6, 2016
The Place Theatre, Bradgate Road
Bedford, MK403DE United Kingdom
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This event is open to all trade unionists keen to promote cultural wok more and cultural workers keet to support progressive causes and the unions more.
Theresa Easton, AUE Executive member will be leading a hands on workshop in slogan writing, placard making and zines that will engage a wide ranging audience.

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London AUE End of Year Party

December 16, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Showroom, 63 Penfold Street
London, NW8 8PQ United Kingdom
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Free

2016 has been a pretty pants year. Understatement... But rather than feel miserable about it on your own - come to our End of Year Party and feel less miserable together. There are things we can do collectively that can make a difference... We're taking the opportunity to celebrate 2016's passing with some homemade mince pies and a bit of a social. BYO wine for mulling & bring a playlist & come and meet some other AUE members. All welcome! Please…

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North East Branch meet up

December 17, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Abject Gallery , Bamburgh House, Market Street
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne & Wear NE1 6BH United Kingdom
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Its time for a meet up in the North East. Find out more about the trade union. Its a great opportunity for new members and potential members to get involved. Training opportunities, campaigns and protests are just some of the things on the agenda! You'll have the chance to meet some of the Executive Committee and hear some first hand reports of the work the trade union has been carrying out since gaining the Certificate of Independence.

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January 2017

Unite Against Dividers

January 14, 2017 - January 15, 2017
Theatre Delicatessen, 30 Marsh Wall
London, E14 9TP United Kingdom
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Free

Unite Against Dividers: Do you work in the arts?

Do you want to do something about Brexit?

But you don’t know what? And with whom?

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February 2017

North East Branch meet up

February 1, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Holmeside Coffe, 27 Independent Holmeside
Sunderland, Tyne & Wear SR13JE United Kingdom
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The monthly North East Branch meet up - 1st of each month! This months meeting in Sunderland at 6pm is open to members and non-members! Heart Unions week is coming up,a long with Show Culture Some Love 14th February. Find out how you can get involved!

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The Big Workplace Meeting – Newcastle

February 9, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Unite Community, Broadacre House, Market Street (East)
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne & Wear NE1 6HQ United Kingdom
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Free

Join us for The Big Workplace Meeting, hear Frances O'Grady talking about the importance of unions in the workplace and the vital role unions play. We are joining up with Unite Community, 4th Floor, Broadacre House, bring your lunch and find out more! The Big Workplace Meeting will be a short live event, broadcast to branch meetings at 12.30pm. The broadcast will answer questions about the role of unions in the modern workplace and highlight great stories from across our trade union movement.

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GfTU Artwork Purchase DEADLINE!

February 22, 2017 @ 8:00 am - March 21, 2017 @ 12:00 pm

Artists’ Union England members are invited to submit 2-D work for the GfTU Art Purchase

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March 2017

Remembering Al-Mutanabbi Street

March 5, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Heaton Community Centre, Trewhitt Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear NE6 5DY United Kingdom
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Free

Commemorating the Iraqi victims and celebrating communities coming together.

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The Future of Arts & Culture

March 25, 2017
TUC Congress House, Great Russell Street S
London, WC1B 3L United Kingdom
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How do we fight back against the impact of the austerity agenda on arts & culture? How do we ensure the arts are challenging discriminations? How do we support trade unions fighting low pay and attacks on their T & C's? What policies could we expect from a future Corbyn-led government? Artists Union England, together with Julie Ward, MEP Alan Gibbons (The Library Campaign) Hamida Ali (Equalities Officer, Equity) Hannah Bagua Lawson (National Museums Wales), BECTU Picturehouse campaign and Tate…

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April 2017

Culture Unions Networking Event

April 27, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Buyers Club, 24 Hardman Street
Liverpool, L1 9AX United Kingdom
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Free

Do you work  in the Cultural  / Arts sector in the North West? You are invited to  North West TUC first networking event . Hear from the Artists’ Union England (AUE)  a democratically-run, independent organisation run by and for its members. AUE members Richard Whitby & Theresa Easton will  be attending to give information about the AUE and the work they have been doing for artists. Also hear from Liverpool’s Claire McColgan, Director of Culture, and meet representatives of our…

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June 2017

Thinking of joining AUE?

June 1, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Aspex Gallery, Gunwharf Quays
Portsmouth, PO1 3BF United Kingdom
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This event is open to all artists - members & non-members welcome. Find out why you need to be part of a trade union and know your rights!

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July 2017

People’s Assembly March Against Austerity 1st July, London

July 1, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

12pm Broadcasting House Saturday 1st July AUE will be part of the Arts Bloc, meet under PCS's big yellow balloon!

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Durham Miners Gala

July 8, 2017

The 133rd Durham Miners’ Gala will be held on Saturday 8th July 2017. Please support the Big Meeting by joining Friends of Durham Miners' Gala. The main assembly point is the city centre Market Place and bands and banners start to march from there to the Racecourse from about 8.30am. Artists' Union England members will be meeting from 11am onwards in the main Market Place. See you there!    

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September 2017

AUE AGM 2017

September 16, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Northern Charter, 5th Floor Commercial Union House 39 Pilgrim Street
Newcastle, NE1 6QE United Kingdom
Free

Our AGM is being held in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne on the 16th September.

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Yorkshire and the Humber TUC Creative and Leisure Industries Committee

September 26, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The last Yorkshire and Humber TUC AGM agreed to support the establishment and development of the Show Culture Some Love Campaign in Yorkshire and the Humber by building links between entertainment unions and unions organising workers in libraries, museums, art galleries and other cultural organisations. One of the ideas that was discussed at our first meeting in June was the publication of a Yorkshire and the Humber Cultural Manifesto prior to the May 2018 Council Elections. This would follow the…

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October 2017

Leeds meet up & social

October 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Unfortunately the meet up has had to be cancelled, but will be re-scheduled in the New Year - 2018 - look forward to seeing you then! Find out what Artists Union England's latest campaigns are and what the trade union is doing,  in 2018. For more information email theresa@artistsunionengland.org.uk    

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November 2017

AUE Bristol Meet up

November 2, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Watershed Cafe Bar 1 Cannon St, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5TX Come and meet members of the union based in and around Bristol for an informal get together. Find out about the benefits of membership, how to join and becoming more active as a member. What are the issues important to you? What do you want to see the union doing locally? Contact : ajmoesby@yahoo.co.uk

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Liberating Arts Festival, GFTU at University of Exeter

November 3, 2017 - November 5, 2017
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Cambridge & Eastern England AUE meet up

November 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday 16th Nov 18.00 - 20.00 Cambridge based Artists have organised  a meet up to discuss:  setting up a bank account for funds received and  nominally appoint a treasurer and any other officers of the branch. discuss casework report back from the National AGM report back from the  fantastic GFTU Liberating Arts Festival. Please let anyone else know who you think might be interested in attending and/or joining Let Jill Eastland jilleastland@gmail.com know if you want  to add anything else to…

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Special Members’ Meeting 2017

November 18, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
The Showroom, 63 Penfold St
London, NW8 8PQ
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AUE Executive has been instructed by a quorate percentage of the membership to organise a Special Members Meeting to discuss and vote on a series of motions. Come along and help debate these decisions, and meet the executive committee that runs your union.   Nearest Tube: Edgeware Road or Marylebone 12.30pm Registration 13.00 – 14.00 Special Members Meeting 14.00-14.30 Time to meet the AUE Executive Committee 14.30 – 16.30 AUE Executive meeting – members are encouraged, but not obliged to…

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December 2017

Festive Social

December 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Artists' Union England Festive Social Peckham Pelican 7-9pm Tuesday 12th December All welcome, members and non members alike, come and join us to celebrate the festive season and find out what the union has been up to, such as new public liability insurance, attendance of the TUC and our recent AGM. Great chance to find out more if you are interested in joining! The Pelican has great pizza, teas, coffees, beers, wines & cocktails hope to see you there. No…

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March 2018

Leeds meet up & social for members & friends

March 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

March 1st  2018   18.00 – 19.30 **UPDATE 1st March 2018** Due to adverse weather conditions, this event has been postponed.  More details from theresa@artistsunionenagland.org.uk Morrish Solicitors LLP Oxford House, Oxford Row Leeds, LS1 3BE Find out what Artists Union England's latest campaigns are, how the trade union is helping artists get paid and if you are not a member already, how you can join!  TUC Yorkshire & the Humber has set up a Creative and Leisure Industries Committee (CLIC) which…

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What’s a Trade Union got to do with Artists?

March 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
NewbridgeProject, Carliol House, New Market Street
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6NE
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Wednesday 21st March 2018   18-19.30 NewBridge Project, Carliol House, New Market Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6NE A Workshop, Discussion and Information sharing event Come along and find out how you the members are helping to change the art world, how to navigate exploitative ‘opportunities’ and the help to get you paid for the work you do. Join, get involved in the first Trade Union for Visual Artists, Applied and Socially Engaged Artists - set up by artists! - Artists…

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April 2018

Artist’s Professional Development – Money, Worth and Well-being with Focal Point Gallery

April 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Twenty One Southend, Unit 21, Pier Approach, Western Esplanade
Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 2EH United Kingdom
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In this, the second instalment of the Focal Point Gallery professional development series, we talk money, worth and well-being. Money is never an easy topic for an artist; needing to navigating romantic notions of lone working and surviving on 'the love of it', make the difficult task of negotiating fees even harder. Along with an awareness of what is available in comparison to the artists worth, knowing where to draw the line presents an all too regular pressure. How do…

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September 2018

We Have a Dream – Unity Carnival

September 1 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Monument, Newcastle, 150 Grainger Street
Newcastle, Tyne and Wear NE1 5 AF United Kingdom
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AUE North East is supporting Newcastle Unites Unity Carnival. Newcastle Unites is a broad based anti-racist coalition in Newcastle, their main aim is to defeat hate and division with peace, love and unity ‘Bringing the People of Newcastle together’ to celebrate our multicultural, peaceful city. ' The carnival will include music, entertainment, food and much more. All Welcome! Assemble: Sat 1st Sept 2018 11.30am Beacon, West Road. Parade starts 12.00 Join the Parade at China Town 13.00 Carnival performance Monument…

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CuratorSpace Salon

September 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
34 Boar Lane Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 5DA + Google Map
Free

CuratorSpace host their fourth professional development event for artists and curators in collaboration with Artists' Union England at 34 Boar Lane.  CuratorSpace Salons give you the chance to hear from creative professionals about the work they do and how they can help you to develop your own practice. You’ll also have the chance to meet other people working in the arts. This event will give you the chance to hear from Artists' Union England organiser Theresa Easton and find out…

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