ACE: 25 poets from across the world are due to converge on Suffolk for the 23rd annual Aldeburgh Poetry Festival from 4 - 6 November 2011. The Festival is the annual showcase of Arts Council England regularly from . The Festival is the annual showcase of regularly funded organisation The Poetry Trust's year-round programme.
ACE: A series of events happening in the region over the coming months invite creative organisations to explore the possibilities that digital technology offers arts & culture. Creative Front Cambridgeshire is leading a programme of events entitled Culture Hack East, to support cultural organisations in the East to maximise their assets, data and new technologies to excite and develop audiences online.
The idea is that by learning lessons from the culture of hacking, organisations can start create innovative ways of bringing great art into people's everyday lives. The programme starts with an Arts & Culture Kick Off event on 8 November 2011, from 4.30-9pm at The Junction, Cambridge and is followed by the Culture Hack East Day happening in February 2012.
ESRC: The British appetite for zombies is becoming a growing trend. From computer games & films to organised zombie walks though Britain’s cities, the proliferation of zombies seems to be everywhere. Yet, this high interest in zombies enables researchers to link zombie-like behaviours to current models of public attitudes & actions. Can Zombies help us understand today's society? - 2 November 2011 19.00 Venue: Literary & Philosophical Society, Newcastle
SE: Senior figures from local authorities, leisure operators & Sport England are coming together to show that community sport programmes do not need to suffer as a result of pressure on council budgets. A series of seminars run by Sport England are showing how strategic solutions to leisure facility provision can save up to 30% from revenue & capital costs without compromising services.
Among the case studies will be Elmbridge Borough Council, which is saving £6m from its revenue budget over 15 years thanks to its decision to replace two ageing leisure facilities with a new, state-of-the-art wet & dry leisure centre. This has led to a huge increase in the number of local people playing sport at the facility.
The seminars will also see the launch of ‘Affordable 25m Community Pools’, a new Sport England/ASA guide to low-cost capital & operational solutions for swimming.