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29 Oct

johnkenneyjamesiandthegunpowderplot1967East Angles– North Folk and South Folk in particular– may like to attend this free event in Norwich that I’m taking part in next Wednesday, related to Living Wage Week:

Wednesday 5 November, 4-7pm at City Hall, Norwich

“Norwich Visual Art Forum and a-n host an open discussion about paying artists as part of Living Wage week. Free event for artists, students, arts organisers and anyone interested in Fair Pay issues. Using an Open Space-style discussion format, we will pose the question ‘How to achieve fair pay for artists’. We will hear from a-n about the Paying Artists campaign, from artists and arts organisers about their experiences and insights and you will be able to contribute questions to the agenda for open-table discussion.

Come along, with your thoughts and questions, to City Hall at 3.45 for 4pm to take part in this rolling and open discussion, all welcome. Please reserve a place at www.payingartists.eventbrite.co.uk so that we know you are coming. If you can’t arrive at 4pm, please come when you can and join in.”

Not sure if it’s a cheeky political gesture that it’s on Bonfire Night or just a coincidence, but either way I’ll be there to talk about a-n/AIR’s Paying Artists Campaign– and doing my best to make sure the concerns and experiences of working artists are heard in this discussion– along with the artist Lawrence Bradby (of collaborative duo Townley and Bradby), living wage advocate and Norwich city councillor Alan Waters, and a representative from an arts organisation TBC. Completely free and open to absolutely anyone who has an interest and/or something to say about the subject.

Living Wage Week Paying Artists flyer (and timetable)

Reserve your free ticket

a-n/AIR members can access evidence and discussion about the Paying Artists Campaign here:


7 Jul


Thursday 10th July, 1pm-5pm Hestercombe Gallery, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG

Please join me, Mark Segal (The Artists Agency, formerly director of the mighty ArtSway), Tom Freshwater (Contemporary Arts Programme Manager at The National Trust) and artist Alexa De Ferranti for a seminar about practice and support for artists outside of England’s cities. It takes place at Hestercombe Gallery, the new contemporary venue at Hestercombe House in the splendidly named Cheddon Fitzpaine, just north of Taunton in Somerset. You can thank Google’s “smart” search helper for the picture of “Taunton” above, by the way.

It costs £10 but bursaries and free transport are available to those who might need it, e.g. and most particularly artists. Apply ASAP, using one of the links below. You just need to very briefly explain why you’d like to attend.

More details of tickets, bursaries and transport here, along with info about Hestercombe.

Same ticket and bursary stuff, different link.

Somerset’s really “happening” right now. Hauser and Wirth faaaaaarrrmmmmmmmm. Expect a confused Phyllida Barlow or Mark Wallinger in the area soon, walking around with shopping bags on their feet like Richard E. Grant in Withnail & I. “We’ve gone on holiday by mistake. We’re in this cottage here. Are you the farmer?”

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