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1. Live Music Bill passed its final stages in the Commons on Friday
2. GLEANING from ACE - ArtsNews HERTS
3. GLEANING from ACE - ArtsJobs (unpaid) SUSSEX


The MU has been celebrating with supportive MPs and other members of UK Music as the Live Music Bill passed its final stages in the Commons on Friday.
The Bill states that an exemption to the Licensing Act should take place when ‘the live music entertainment takes place in the presence of an audience of no more than 200 persons’. This will reduce the bureaucracy and expense for small venues wishing to put on live music.
We have been lobbying for a change of this kind ever since the Licensing Act came into law in 2003, and we believe that this Bill will be a real boost to live music performance.
John Smith, MU General Secretary, says:
“We are delighted that the Live Music Bill has finally made it through Parliament. It is a real achievement for a Private Member’s Bill to get through and the MU would like to thank Lord Clement Jones, Don Foster and all of the other MPs who helped to pass this Bill.
“Over the past few years our members have been telling us that the number of gigs available to young musicians who are still perfecting their craft has gone down.  This is primarily due to a reduction in the number of smaller venues which traditionally offered this level of gig, and is directly linked to the Licensing Act. The exemption that the Live Music Bill introduces will be hugely beneficial to these small venues.”

2. GLEANING from Arts News. East. Hertfordshire

Artists & Musicians Network Party, World Arts Platform
Artform: crafts, combined arts, dance, film, interdisciplinary arts, photography, music, theatre, visual arts   
Contact: orode_at_worldartsplatform_dot_org_dot_uk


We're having an event on Wednesday 8th February at Stevenage Arts & Leisure centre, 6:00pm - 9:00pm. The event is free to WAP registered artists, if you haven't yet registered your details via our website please click

It is a ticketed event please go to to receive your ticket.

The event is a chance for new and existing WAP artists to re-connect and engage with the programme and to present our programme for this year. It will also be a great opportunity to meet with you as many as you as possible and hear how WAP may support you in your projects.

These include PLAT4M: Business and Development programme for artists and musicians
Write From the Heart, our ongoing writing publication will produce 2 more collections this year, and
Cross-cultural music project opportunities etc

World Arts Platform is a not-profit arts development programme for artists from a linguistic, cultural or ethnic minority living, working or studying in Hertfordshire. Its mission is to promote knowledge sharing, networking and financial independence for individual artists and arts companies by providing business training, fundraising support, mentoring and incubating innovative projects that celebrates and promotes the arts of diverse communities and artists to a wider audience.

Hertfordshire is home to a diverse range of communities from all around the world. There are significant, established  Bangladeshi, Caribbean, Jewish, Pakistani, Turkish and West African communities, and more recently substantial Balkan and Eastern European communities.


2. GLEANING from Arts Jobs (unpaid)       South East. Sussex

Fringe Festival Brighton, call out for Artists and Performers, Emmaus Brighton
Emmaus Brighton states that this opportunity is within National Minimum Wage Regulations.
Closes Friday 2 March 2012
Unpaid Part time
Artform: crafts, combined arts, dance, film, interdisciplinary arts, literature, photography, music, theatre, visual arts   
Contact: Lee culturalportslade_at_yahoo_dot_com


As part of Brighton Fringe Festival 2012, Brighton Emmaus is hosting a variety of happenings each Saturday throughout May as part of the Fringe programme. .
If you would like to be part of an exciting Fringe event, and want great free exposure for you organsiation, send images and a brief description of you acts, workshops, installations and exhibitions to Lee at culturalportslade_at_yahoo_dot_com


Cross Currents logo                 and link

CROSS CURRENTS - creating two new pieces of music with composer Robert Jarvis and 6 young musicians from 3 different cultural & ethnic backgrounds around Crawley.
Now be part of this exciting project ... Join the band to CREATE and PERFORM the final piece at The Hawth Theatre on March 2nd 2012.
FREE Workshop rehearsals weekly starting Sunday January 22nd 2012.

Contact Adam Bushell at: crosscurrents_at_f2s_dot_com
Supported by

Arts                       Council EnglandCrawley Borough Council


Penny Allen  -  General Manager

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


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