Links of interest
Below are links to some websites that may be of interest to local Arts groups (use the ‘Organisations’ menu item for details of Arts Forum member groups and the ‘Venues’ menu item for details of local venues for hire).
Details: The county council that covers the Leighton Buzzard area.
Details: Advice for organisers of performances and activities involving children, parents and carers, local authorities, schools and magistrates’ courts.
Details: The national development agency for creativity and culture and they invest in art and culture for a lasting return. They are looking for organisations, artists, events, initiatives and others to apply for funding to help them achieve their mission of great art and culture for everyone.
Details: Greensand Country covers 40 miles of scenic landscape, which is defined by the Greensand Ridge and reaches three neighbouring counties, from Cambridgeshire in the East, across Bedfordshire and to Buckinghamshire in the West.
It contains all of Bedfordshire’s remaining heathland, more than half of its woodland and more historic parkland than anywhere else in the country. Enjoy a weekend walk, a rural run, an exhilarating cycle or a gentle trot on horseback in Greensand Country.
Details: National Lottery funding can help to make a difference in the community. They offer funding from £300 to £10,000 to support what matters to people and communities.
Details: Leighton Buzzard’s local newspaper, online and published weekly on Tuesdays
Details: Leighton–Linslade Town Council operates from its head office at The White House, Hockliffe Street and its staff and 21 volunteer councillors are constantly striving to make the town a better place to live and to work.
Details: Totally funded by the Town Council, the independently managed Sports Council currently represents 16 different sporting activities embracing athletics, football, rugby, canoe, hockey, cricket, croquet, golf, tennis, cycling, triathlon, and swimming, with the most recent activity being American Flag football, which is proving to be a very popular recreational activity.
Details: NODA is the national body that represents amateur theatre “to protect and advance the interests of operatic and dramatic art, and of societies engaged therein”. Any amateur theatre society can become a member of NODA; benefits include DBS checking, insurance and training. Their membership stages musicals, operas, plays, concerts and pantomimes in venues ranging from the country’s leading professional theatres to village halls.
Details: The home of the Performing Right Society (PRS) and the Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society (MCPS). PRS pay royalties to their members when their works are broadcast on TV or radio, performed or played in public – whether live or through a recording, streamed or downloaded. MCPS pay royalties to their members when their music is: copied as physical products, such as CDs and DVDs, streamed or downloaded, used in TV, film or radio.