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Joined Up 2: South West Co-creators get together

Joined Up 2: South West Co-creators get together.
A meeting for artists, practitioners and organisations who are co-creating in the South West to meet one another, share practice and shape a network.

Last year nearly 100 people from across the South West met and talked about what co-creation is and what a South West network for co-creation could look like. 

If you want to catch up on what happened at the first meeting you can watch the recording.

The number 1 thing people wanted was a chance to share practice, learn about each other’s projects and meet others who are co-creating. Knowle West Media Centre (KWMC) and Strike A Light invite you to do just that.

The event will be an opportunity to:

  • Find out who else is actively working on co-creation in the South West
  • Hear about different projects
  • Have more in depth conversations sharing what’s worked and what hasn’t
  • Develop the ideas suggested at the last event for what a SW network could look like

This online event is for anyone who is already working with co-created practice, free to attend and will be captioned. 

🗓 Thursday 4 November, 11am-1pm
🎟 FREE online event (via Zoom)

We have some bursaries to support access and childcare.

We also have up to 10 bursaries of £50 each for freelancers to attend the meeting.

Email to let us know what you need.

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Hear Me Out: Young Writers

> Are you a young woman aged 14 – 18?
> Do you like writing?
> Maybe spoken-word, rap, poetry?

Join our new FREE writing group!!

Maybe you’ve written some of your own stuff – or have always wanted to but not felt confident?

Would you be interested in getting together with other young women, via Zoom to start with, to:

  • Read and talk about different types of writing
  • Have a go at writing your own stuff
  • Listen to guest performers
  • Attend such events such as poetry slams, spoken word shows & Cheltenham Literature Festival

If this sounds like you, of if you would just like to find out more, please contact Nicola at

🗓 Every Thursday between 16 Sep & 18 Nov 2021
6pm – 7:30pm
💰 FREE (via Zoom)

Writing is for everyone! Don’t be scared – it’s just words, and there is no right and wrong! Why not give it a try?

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Artist Support Sessions

We offer one-to-one support sessions for artists & producers at any stage in their career.

These sessions can cover a range of topics including:

  • Funding advice
  • Promoting your work
  • Budgeting tips
  • Tour Planning
  • Developing your professional practice

Or we can just be there as a friendly sounding board for you to talk through new ideas.

(Due to the COVID-19 pandemic these sessions will be offered via online video chats or phone for the foreseeable future).

To find out more or to book an artist support session get in touch:

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Arts Council Funding Advice Sessions

Arts Council Funding Advice Sessions with Ruth Kapadia

We’re really pleased that Ruth from Arts Council England will be carrying on being in Gloucester to give face to face advice on your project and Arts Council funding. We’ve had a great response so far. Just drop in 10am-4pm on any of the dates below, to Blackfriars Enterprise Hub, 10 Commercial Road, Gloucester (next to Gloucester Bike Project).

All sessions are currently POSTPONED due to Covid-19. We hope sessions will be able to take place again soon but currently there are no dates confirmed.

If you would like to arrange an artist support session to talk about ACE funding email Jess on