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Launch of Surround VR by Judi Alston, One to One Development Trust

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We set up during the afternoon in the Terrace Gallery at the Art House – projector out, laptop ready and VR headset prepared for action. It was September Art Walk night and there was a definite buzz in the air. So much great stuff on all over the City – we weren’t sure who would…
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Forgotten Women of Wakefield

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Sarah Cobham of Dream Time Creative is leading the 'Forgotten Women of Wakefield' project and is dedicated to 'blue plaque parity' in Wakefield by 2028 (which will be 100 years since ALL women got the right to vote). Nationally less than 13% of women are represented on Blue Plaques. In Wakefield there are currently only…
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Wakefield Arts Partnership members remember Chris de Saram

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  Dean Freeman, Festival Director, Long Division "As a music promoter, I learnt a lot about the world of Jazz through Chris. Much of that world was so different to my Indie / DIY roots, yet we also shared similar challenges and goals. I was always impressed that Chris didn't want to rest on his…
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Reflections on Long Division 2018

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By Dean Freeman, Festival Director Capturing the buzz and excitement of an event like Long Division in words, a few months after the whole thing took place, is incredibly tough. It’s so ephemeral, you quite truly ‘had to be there’. I’ll come back to that. But what I can talk about is cold, hard numbers…
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Long Division Live Sessions: Crake. Introduced by Beam.

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A series of live sessions for Long Division Festival 2018. Filmed by Skysail Studios and commissioned by Wakefield Arts Partnership as part of a series of collaborative commissions. Each band is introduced by a different Wakefield Arts Partnership member. https://youtu.be/tCyIgpxQ3P0 Long Division Live Sessions: Crake. Introduced by Beam.
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Long Division Live Sessions: The Tidy Wives – Are you Ready. Introduced by One to One Development Trust.

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A series of live sessions for Long Division Festival 2018. Filmed by Skysail Studios and commissioned by Wakefield Arts Partnership as part of a series of collaborative commissions. Each band is introduced by a different Wakefield Arts Partnership member. Long Division Live Sessions: The Tidy Wives - Are you Ready. Introduced by One to One Development Trust.
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Long Division Live Sessions: Simon Widdop – I Saw I See. Introduced by National Coal Mining Museum for England

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A series of live sessions for Long Division Festival 2018. Filmed by Skysail Studios and commissioned by Wakefield Arts Partnership as part of a series of collaborative commissions. Each musician, performer or band is introduced by a different Wakefield Arts Partnership member. Long Division Live Sessions: Simon Widdop - I Saw I See. Introduced by National Coal Mining Museum…
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Long Division Live Sessions: YOI – Between The Lines. Introduced by The Good of Small Things

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A series of live sessions for Long Division Festival 2018. Filmed by Skysail Studios and commissioned by Wakefield Arts Partnership as part of a series of collaborative commissions. Each musician, performer or band is introduced by a different Wakefield Arts Partnership member. YOI: Between The Lines. Introduced by The Good of Small Things.
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Long Division Live Sessions: Jamie Lockhart – The Boat and The Storm. Introduced by Long Division Festival.

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A series of live sessions for Long Division Festival 2018. Filmed by Skysail Studios and commissioned by Wakefield Arts Partnership as part of a series of collaborative commissions. Each musician, performer or band is introduced by a different Wakefield Arts Partnership member. Jamie Lockhart - The Boat and The Storm. Introduced by Long Division Festival.
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Long Division Live Sessions: Napoleon IIIrd – So It Goes. Introduced by The Art House

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A series of live sessions for Long Division Festival 2018. Filmed by Skysail Studios and commissioned by Wakefield Arts Partnership as part of a series of collaborative commissions. Each musician, performer or band is introduced by a different Wakefield Arts Partnership member. Napoleon IIIrd - So It Goes. Introduced by The Art House.
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Long Division Live Sessions: Rose Condo – How To Find Where You Belong. Introduced by WE ARE

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A series of live sessions for Long Division Festival 2018. Filmed by Skysail Studios and commissioned by Wakefield Arts Partnership as part of a series of collaborative commissions. Each musician, performer or band is introduced by a different Wakefield Arts Partnership member. Long Division Live Sessions: Rose Condo - How To Find Where You Belong. Introduced by WE ARE
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Above and Below the Surface – A Social Geographic Map of Wakefield District

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The latest in our series of blog posts about collaborative arts commissions between Wakefield Arts Partnership members, features the collaboration between Edgelands Arts and the National Coal Mining Museum for England (NCMME).   Blog by: Bev Adams, Co-Director, Edgelands Arts How often do we think about the ground beneath our feet? Do we ever stop…
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Collaborative Commissions: Tango Unchained – HQ Arts and Wakefield Jazz

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HQ Arts, established in 2003, is a professional arts company based in Featherstone. HQ Arts specialise in participatory arts projects and have worked locally, regionally and nationally, delivering high quality projects for and with people who would not ordinarily access the arts. Wakefield Jazz is a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers, in its 31st year. It…
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Collaborative Commissions: WE ARE & The Art House

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WE ARE is a partnership between Amy Lilley and Lucy Norton. We provide a platform for early career artists and young businesses through a variety of collaborative projects and events. We first started working together in 2013, when we met volunteering for Beam after both returning to Wakefield from University. In trying to obtain work…
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Wakefield Arts Partnership Collaborative Commissions

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Members of the Wakefield Arts Partnership (WAP) have teamed up to develop a series of exciting multidisciplinary collaborative projects to be showcased at Wakefield Artwalk events on 31 January, 28 March and 30 May. The first commission, which will be shared at Artwalk on 31 January, is the result of a collaboration between The Art…
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