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A Rural Review 2016: Week 22!

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Hello one and all and welcome back to 'A Rural Review'.  This week has been dominated, quite rightly, by the outstanding British success in Rio, and this success has also meant this week has been about people getting incredibly emotionally invested in obscure sports they know little about (who knew Dressage could stir up such emotion am I right?) Still here at Rural Arts we have still managed to find time in between tense viewings of the Slalom Canoeing, Taekwondo and Women's 3m synchro to put on a whole host of exciting activities - let's talk about them shall we?!

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Vanessa Kisuule - FRESH Performance
A Packed Venue? Check. Funny, thoughtful and brilliant poems? Check. A hugely satisfied audience? Check - this is a checklist you will always need when you have had Vanessa Kisuule at your venue! On Thursday our FRESH season culminated in a night of performance poetry - and boy was it a strong note to finish on. This was Vanessa's second year pe…

A Rural Review 2016: Week 21!

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Hello one and all and welcome back to 'A Rural Review.' With summer in full swing, we at Rural Review HQ went full Cliff Richard and decided to go on a little summer holiday, which has meant we  haven't posted for a little while, so apologies about that! We promise to make it up to you by recapping all the exciting things we have gotten up to recently and also what incredibly fun things Rural Arts has coming up - deal?!

What's been happening
Summer Holiday Activities Unlike us here at the blog, who packed up as soon as the sun peeked out from behind the clouds, Rural Arts does not stop for the summer - in fact it puts on even more activities! All through August, we are running special summer holiday workshops for children and young people, all based around William Shakespeare, as 2016 marks 400 years since The Bard's passing. Therefore, we have had puppet making and portrait drawing galore over the past couple of weeks, and we have seen some truly fantastic results. T…