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A Rural Review 2016: Week 11

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Hello one and all and welcome back to A Rural Review. This blog is the place where we rabbit on about what we have gotten up to this week and what exciting activities we have coming up. Somehow Easter has already hopped into view (where is this year going?!) and we are gearing up by preparing some exciting easter-themed workshops - keep reading to find out more! In the meantime lets start with...


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Thirsk School Careers Event On Monday, 4 enthusiastic staff members spent their evening at Thirsk school, meeting young people who wanted more information about future careers and talking to them about Rural Arts can offer. It was great to get involved and meet so many young people, and also to meet other organisations in the area who are offering young people different pathways. With that in mind: Rural Arts is always looking for different people to get involved with what we do. We have work experience, volunteering, part time and full time vacancies (including interns…

A Rural Review 2016: Week 10!

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Hello everyone and welcome to the Rural Arts blog. For those who are new here, each week we do a blog entitled 'A Rural Review' where we look back on all the fantastic things we have done in the past week and what we are looking forward to in the near future. As always, it has been a very fun week here at Rural Arts, and with exciting events galore in the pipeline, there no time to waste - let's kick off with...

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Creative Case Events Tuesday was a very exciting day for Rural Arts, and the ON Tour team in particular. A few of the Rural Arts staff and the fabulous theatre company Ragged Edge Productions spent the day exploring opinions surrounding ethnically diverse performances; firstly in Northallerton College in the morning, and then Newton-Le-Willows village hall in the afternoon. Both of these events had a performance of Ragged Edge's in development performance The Chef Show, followed by a discussion and exploration of the show and wider themes…

A Rural Review 2016: Week 9!

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Happy Friday one and all and welcome back to 'A Rural Review'. This week began with the day we seldom see - the 29th February. While others were using this extra day to propose to spouses, here at Rural Arts we saw it as a opportunity to cram in even more exciting activities during the week. Of course, although that was an exciting start to the week, the end of the week is even more noteworthy, with Sunday being Mothers Day. Therefore, as a special treat we would like to dedicate this blog to all Mums everywhere - this one is for you! 


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Quality Metrics - Stockton Performance  Since October, Rural Arts have been trialling a new way of collating feedback at events. As part of a national trial, ourselves and other performance companies from all over the country have been using Quality Metrics. The metrics are 9 set questions to evaluate performances and are recorded on a cloud-based i-pad system. If you attended the ON Tour 'Salaam' show in Loftus or…