News Archive: October 2018

Blog archives: October 2018

Double Up on Donations!

Posted on: 31/10/2018

Double Up on Donations!

This #GivingTuesdayUK we are so excited to announce that one of our supporters, Jason Rolf from Amati Global Investors has agreed to DOUBLE any donations we receive (up to £500) from now until Tuesday 27th November, this year’s national Giving Tuesday.
Last year over 30,000 people saw an Applause performance, in 92 different locations in Kent and Sussex, and Applause subsidised each performance by on average 35% keeping ticket prices low. Any donation you can give us will support...

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Spotlight On...

Posted on: 31/10/2018

Spotlight On...

Monday 15th October: Spotlight On…
This week we are turning the spotlight on another of our local promoters, Mark Skudder and the brilliant committee at All Saints Church, AllHallows. Mark said,
“The Friends of All Saints have been working with Applause for over 3 years. We have hosted 10 shows so far and have more booked over the coming months. The Applause shows have enabled us to build up a loyal following of people, who look forward to and thoroughly enjoy the Applause...

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#CharityTuesday

Posted on: 31/10/2018

#CharityTuesday

Tuesday 9th October: #CharityTuesday
Our lovely new leaflets have arrived in the office. We’re sending these out to our promoters to distribute to audiences to let them know how they can keep in touch with us, and follow what’s on, and how they can support us. Did you know Applause is a charity? In addition to grants we are increasingly relying on individual donations to support us to continue to put live arts at the heart of local communities.
You can find out more here www.applause.org.uk/donate

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Lots on this weekend!

Posted on: 31/10/2018

Lots on this weekend!

Wednesday 3rd October: Lots on this weekend!
We have a huge variety of shows on this weekend – free outdoor theatre, performances in pubs, an enchanting children’s show and an adaptation of a classic.
Have you ever been to a Ceilidh? On Friday experience a Ceildh like no other with the brilliant ‘Ceilidh Liberation Front’ at Wadhurst Village Hall, or grab a drink and enjoy ‘Horses! Horses!’ A darkly comic performance set in a pub – performed in...

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Spotlight On...

Posted on: 31/10/2018

Spotlight On...

Monday 24th September: Spotlight On…
We rely on our amazing local volunteer promoters to help us to take live arts into the heart of rural communities, and as our autumn Indoors season starts we are turning the spotlight on some of our promoters.
Meet Jane Tritton from the Robertsbridge Arts Partnership.

"RAP, established in 2000, has an ongoing ethos to provide a wide ranging arts programme with accessible ticket prices for all. We rely on Applause to help...

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Bridging the Gap

Posted on: 31/10/2018

Our #InnCrowd project works with spoken word artists and landlords in rural areas to offer local communities brilliant live performances that are perfect for pubs. One of our performers Byron Vincent explains how Inn Crowd ‘bridges the gap’ between artists and performers in this short film. Take a look and get in touch to find out more! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yxzvVYLJ0M 
www.inncrowd.org.uk 

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Join the Conversation!

Posted on: 31/10/2018

Join the Conversation!

Monday 10th Sept: Join the Conversation
There is so much to look forward to in the coming months – our autumn Indoors season which is packed with fantastic shows touring to village halls across the region, the very best-spoken word performers performing in pubs joining us as part of Inn Crowd, opportunities for artists to apply for commission and development funds, the final performance piece from our Kent Downs Writer in Residence and much more.
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Call out to artists!

Posted on: 31/10/2018

Monday 5th September: Call Out to Artists
There are just a few days left for artists and performing companies to get their applications in to be part of the 2019 Outdoors season, touring work to outdoor events, fetes and festivals across Kent and Sussex. We are offering commission fees and development funds and we're looking for shows to entertain and engage a diverse audience.
You can find all the details of how to apply here www.applause.org.uk/outdoors and the closing date is Monday 10th September.

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Outdoors 2019 Applications Now Open

Posted on: 31/10/2018

Outdoors 2019 Applications Now Open

Tuesday 21st August: Outdoors 2019 Applications Now Open
Sally Lampitt, our Outdoors Touring Manager, has been up at the Edinburgh Festival this week to see which brilliant shows, companies and artists we can bring down to our region.
Applications are NOW OPEN for the Outdoors Season 2019. We're looking to take out 6-8 shows in 2019 to fetes, festivals and outdoor events in Kent and Sussex from May - September, either new commissions or reshape/developments of existing works that can...

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Charity News

Posted on: 31/10/2018

Charity News

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Summertime Inn Crowd

Posted on: 31/10/2018

Summertime Inn Crowd

Monday 6th August:
We are loving summertime #InnCrowd - brilliant poetry with a cold drink, in a pub garden? Yes please! Luke Wright was out last week: “The last of my pub gigs. The glorious Star Inn, Waldron. Stunning. Had to compete with bell ringers at the church but we got through it OK. Thoroughly enjoyable. I love the Inn Crowd gigs. Some of my favourite ever.” Next up will be the wonderful Bellow Theatre with Gobble - a family friendly food frenzy of a...

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Summer Time at Applause!

Posted on: 31/10/2018

Summer Time at Applause!

Monday 23rd July
Last week we had a hiccup with our website and unfortunately lost all our news posts since March – but all is fixed now so please keep checking back regularly to hear all the news from the Applause office.
It has been a super busy time. Our Inn Crowd writer in residence Marcus O’Dair has been out and about walking in the Kent Downs in the last few weeks and popping into pubs to chat to locals about what the landscape means to them, and the importance of pubs...

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We're recruiting for an Administration & Publicity Assistant

Posted on: 25/10/2018

We're recruiting for an Administration & Publicity Assistant

We currently have a fantastic opportunity to join our team as Administration & Publicity Assistant.
 
The role is based on 15 hours per week and is a fixed term contract for 9 months.
 
Please see the job description below and, if you are interested in applying, submit a CV and accompanying letter of application by email to dawn@applause.org.uk
 
Closing Date 29.10.2018
 
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Call out for new co-commission with Turner Contemporary

Posted on: 22/10/2018

Rural Touring co-commission
Applause Rural Touring and Turner Contemporary are delighted to announce a new partnership to commission an outdoor performance that will tour across Kent in the summer of 2019.
Applause Rural Touring works at the heart of local communities to provide affordable, challenging and inspiring performances that can be enjoyed in familiar places. Applause is committed to commissioning and facilitating artists and companies to make, produce and tour exciting new work...

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