From: SEFAN [admin_at_sefan_dot_org_dot_uk]
Sent: 04 March 2010 12:13
Subject: SEFAN 2010-03-04_02 GLEANINGS and INFO
1. From Sutton Acoustic: Haiti Earthquake Charity Concert in Tadworth. Fantastic result!
2. CBC seminar. Events taking place in crawley with over 400 people attending
3. National Conference: the effect of arts participation on informal learning, health and wellbeing (Liverpool)

From Sutton Acoustic
"Please thank everyone that came to the Haiti Earthquake Charity Concert in Tadworth on 28th Feb.
We raised £1116 for the fund.
Mike. Sutton Acoustic Music Club 


Our thanks to Steve Heap for the heads-up on this one .

from the Subject title, I'm not sure if ONLY Crawley events organisers are eligible to attend or whether anyone is free to do so.
If interested - best ask!  1d x

-----Original Message-----

From: Maddock, AnaMaria
Sent: 01 March 2010 17:14

Subject: Events taking place in crawley with over 400 people attending

Dear all

Crawley Borough Council in association with Fire, Ambulance, Police, Emergency Planning and Licensing ,  are holding a free Seminar  to promote safe event management. This seminar is aimed at organizers of events that may have more than 400 people in attendance.

The seminar will inform you of what is legally required in the management of an event including the 'event safety plan'. Topics covered will include crowd control, first aid, emergency plans, traffic and evacuation etc. Facilitators from all of the emergency services will be on hand to answer your questions and help you through the practical process of putting a plan together.

The seminar will be held on Saturday 15 May at 10.00 hrs till 1400 hrs, at the Civic Hall in Crawley Town Hall. Places are limited and to reserve yours please contact Ana-Maria Maddock on 01293 438406 or via email on anamaria_dot_maddock_at_crawley_dot_gov_dot_uk 

 For those who are not directly involved in event planning and feel that the seminar will not be of benefit, please pass this information onto relevant event holders so that they are able to attend.


Ana-Maria Maddock

Corporate and Public Safety

The Town Hall

The Boulevard


West Sussex


Tel  01293 438406

Fax 01293 511803

P/T Mon-Wed-Fri 0830-1630 


3. GLEANING from VAE conference in Liverpool


National Conference: the effect of arts participation on informal learning, health and wellbeing

area - FACT, Liverpool

dates - Tuesday 30 March

Voluntary Arts England is presenting a free one-day national conference on Tuesday 30 March at FACT, Liverpool;

Restoring the Balance: the effect of arts participation on informal learning, health and wellbeing

The conference, part of the Up For Arts project, has been designed to celebrate and recognise projects, schemes and organisations that reach out to disadvantaged communities using arts/crafts as a vehicle for increasing levels of informal learning, health and wellbeing.

Throughout the day BBC 24’s Breakfast presenter Susanna Reid will chair discussions which will explore the major social, health, economical and environmental benefits in developing opportunities for and participation in arts and cultural activities. Keynote speakers will be given a platform to share creative ideas and best practice and will highlight exemplar projects such as:

‘Up for Arts’ which is a high profile informal learning/arts participation project within BBC Radio Merseyside.   Up for Arts is collaboration between Voluntary Arts England and the BBC.
Liverpool’s Year of Health & Wellbeing.
Arts Council England’s national 2010 Arts Participation Campaign.
‘Restoring the Balance’, Voluntary Arts England’s latest publication which showcases how wellbeing, health and, in some cases, lives have been transformed as a result of arts participation.

The conference will be thought provoking and inspiring combining insightful keynote presentations and panel discussions with practical workshops, led by some of the most influential figures from across the health, local authority and voluntary arts sector.

The conference is free, but places are limited.  To find out more and to book a place, visit
Penny Allen  -    General Manager
Anthony John Allen - Chair of the Board

Charity registered in England and Wales No: 1111883
Company Limited by Guarantee No: 5114495 registered in Cardiff


89 Hollingbury Park Avenue, Brighton,  BN1 7JQ
Tel.  +44 (0)1273 541453