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Adapting Prose For performance: A workshop
The Signalman by Charles Dickens
Thursday 10th Dec, 7:30 p.m. (online)

Ever thought about adapting a piece of classic prose for performance?

Well here is a FREE chance to have a look at one particular way of doing it with a workshop looking at Charles Dickens’ classic ghost story, The Signalman.

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A Proud Black Lesbian Immigrant, As Deputy White House Press Secretary
Pink News

Joe Biden has named Karine Jean-Pierre, a proud Black lesbian immigrant, as his deputy White House press secretary.

The political heavyweight served as Kamala Harris’ chief of staff during the Biden-Harris campaign and is now the first out lesbian and first Black woman to hold the key media-facing role.

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DECEMBER ACCUMULATOR CHALLENGE
Great Run

Our December Accumulator challenge is sure to have you running on Christmas cheer and keep you from going crackers!

Complete the 12 runs of Christmas (or more runs if you wish) of any distance between 1 & 25 December and earn yourself a special Christmas tree medal decoration.

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Fettle Animation win TV award
Refugee Week

We’re delighted to share that the Fettle Animation video ‘You, me and those who came before’, commissioned by Counterpoints Arts for Refugee Week 2019, won Best Animation at the Royal Television Society Yorkshire Television Awards on 20 November 2020.

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SLS: Nasa 'megarocket' assembly begins in Florida
BBC

Nasa has started assembling the first Space Launch System (SLS) rocket on a launch platform ahead of its maiden flight next year.

The SLS is the giant rocket that will send US astronauts back to the Moon this decade - with the first crewed landing targeted for 2024.

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition
Natural History Museum

Find out everything you need to know about entering photos into the adult categories of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition and submit your photos.

The Adult competition is open to anyone who is aged 18 or over by 10 December 2020. If you will be 17 years old or under, find out how to enter the Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.

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Black public figures urge airlines not to carry out Home Office deportation
Guardian

Eighty-two black public figures have written to airlines who have worked on deportation charter flights urging them not to carry up to 50 Jamaicans the Home Office wants to deport next week.

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Senior Manager, Children, Young People and Learning
Arts Council

The Arts Council is seeking a candidate to join our team as a Senior Manager, Children & Young People and Learning for a part time (4.5 days) fixed term maternity cover position from February 2021.

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New funding for exhibitors
Film Hub North

Film Hub North has relaunched its Propeller Awards micro-grant scheme and Bursary Awards support for professional development following a temporary pause in March 2020. In the intervening months, we’ve redirected the bulk of our National Lottery funding to sector relief efforts through the Covid-19 Resilience Fund and the Film Exhibition Fund.

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Windrush campaigner Paulette Wilson to be honoured posthumously at Baton Awards
The Voice

WINDRUSH CAMPAIGNER Paulette Wilson who died earlier this year will be honoured at this year’s Baton Awards.

Wilson, who herself was wrongly detained and threatened with deportation, is being recognised for her work fighting for justice for those affected by the Windrush scandal with the campaigner award.

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Let England's forests and trees help fight climate change
Woodland Trust

Only government can drive the nationwide change to plant and grow the millions of trees needed to fight climate change. Join the fight and demand action.

Call on the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to fund natural expansion of England's woods and forests.

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Period poverty: Scotland first in world to make period products free
BBC

Scotland has become the first country in the world to make period products free for all. MSPs unanimously approved the Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Bill.

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Pants appeal: underwear donations needed
Emmanuel House

Emmanuel House Support Centre and the Nottingham Night Shelter need underwear for both men and women. We need your help to support some of Nottingham’s most vulnerable people and provide them with new, clean clothing.

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Marcus Rashford launches book club so every child can experience 'escapism'
Guardian

Marcus Rashford is launching a book club and his own range of literature with the aim of giving children from lower socio-economic backgrounds the opportunity to embrace reading from an early age.

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Theme of Refugee Week 2021: We Cannot Walk Alone
Refugee Week

The theme of Refugee Week 2021, ‘We Cannot Walk Alone’, is an invitation to extend your hand to someone new. Someone who is outside your current circle, has had an experience you haven’t, or is fighting for a cause you aren’t yet involved in.

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BFI NETWORK Short Film Fund reopens
Film Hub North

The BFI NETWORK Short Film Fund has reopened following a temporary pause in July 2020. The fund’s core objectives remain the same: it’s all about supporting exciting, ambitious filmmakers early in their careers; allowing them to create work that is different, risk-taking and culturally relevant.

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Welcome to our library!
National Literacy Trust

Having access to a school library is really important for children. School libraries nurture a love of reading that can enrich children’s literacy skills, academic achievements and mental wellbeing. Our Virtual School Library will complement existing school libraries and will ensure that children have access to the magical world of stories all year round, whether they are learning at school or at home.

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The lie that invented racism | John Biewen
Ted Talk

To understand and eradicate racist thinking, start at the beginning. That's what journalist and documentarian John Biewen did, leading to a trove of surprising and thought-provoking information on the "origins" of race. He shares his findings, supplying answers to fundamental questions about racism -- and lays out an exemplary path for practicing effective allyship.

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Met police told 40% of recruits must be from BAME backgrounds
Guardian

Britain’s biggest police force must hire 40% of new recruits from ethnic minority backgrounds, while officers will have to justify stop and search to community panels under new plans designed to quell the race crisis engulfing Scotland Yard.

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Emma Thompson backs launch of UK political fund for women
Guardian

A political support fund for women that aims to emulate the success of the influential Emily’s List in the US has launched with the financial backing of actor Emma Thompson.

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Woman's Hour Power List: Our Planet - The Big Reveal
BBC

The Woman's Hour Power List 2020 is celebrating the contribution women are making across the UK to the health and sustainability of our planet.

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Run for charity. Earn medals. Feel great.
Virtual Runner

Find and join a race or challenge online and run it anywhere, anytime, with anyone – at your own pace.

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Upload
BBC

Your chance to showcase your talent on the BBC. Whatever you're making or creating, we can help you share it. Upload any kind of content to the Upload team where you live: audio, video, text and images. We’ll watch, read, or listen to everything you upload and what catches our attention will go on air or on BBC digital platforms.

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Early Development Funding.
Film Hub Midlands

If you’re a writer based in England with an exciting, bold idea – particularly if you’ve not yet teamed up with a producer – this is the fund for you.

‘New writers’ are people who have not yet written a feature film script that has been produced and distributed. This fund is also for producers and directors working with new writers.

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The Gift - A Ghost Story for Christmas
by Guy Jones

 On the top floor of an old Victorian house, that should be empty, there is a light on. A low light. A candle light.

And next to the light, just visible ... or was it my ... a figure ... and was it ... was she looking straight at me?

She? Yes, it was a girl. Check it out

4Uth Awards: 2020 nominations
Nottinghamshire County Council

The Nottinghamshire Outstanding Achievement 4Uth Award aims to recognise young people who have achieved a great deal and pushed their personal boundaries, whatever they are. It is a county council initiative to celebrate the achievements of young people across the county.

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Sir David Attenborough: 'Greed does not lead to joy'
What Planet Are We On?

BBC

“Greed does not actually lead to joy.”

Sir David Attenborough tells Liz Bonnin that the excesses of capitalism have to be “curbed” to help nature “flourish again”.

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‘Hypocrites and greenwash’: Greta Thunberg blasts leaders over climate crisis
Guardian

In an interview with the Guardian, Thunberg said leaders were happy to set targets for decades into the future, but flinched when immediate action to cut emissions was needed. She said there was not a politician on the planet promising the climate action required: “If only,” said the teenager, who will turn 18 in January.

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THE BEAT THE STREETS WINTER FUNDRAISER
Beat The Streets

As the scheduled 2021 Beat The Streets is unable to take place due to Covid-19 restrictions, we are taking our fundraising efforts online. We’ll be running an extensive campaign until the end of January in aid of Framework Housing Association; the leading homelessness charity in the East Midlands.

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Junior Camera Operator, BBC One Landmark series, BBC Studios NHU

BBC Studios Natural History Unit (NHU) is acknowledged as the leading maker of television and radio programmes on wildlife and natural history anywhere in the world. This is for an ambitious new NHU major landmark project for BBC1 delivering in 2023.

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Theatre Artists Fund

The Theatre Artists Fund has been set up to provide emergency support for theatre workers and freelancers across the UK. It is for theatre professionals who are in need of urgent and critical financial support due to the devastating impact of Covid-19 on the theatre sector.

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LeftLion Magazine #131
Left Lion

Featuring a tribute to the late Pete Woosh, the gentrification of Sneinton Market, Nottingham Poetry Festival, A Reverend on Notts, Nottingham BID, Christmas at Wollaton Hall, My Photo Moment, Bone Arrow, Tony Bates, Dekker, The Carousel, Lone, Tawn-19, MOIST and loads more...

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Lone, a short film for Emmanuel House
Emmanuel House

Full film released Friday 6th November 2020 on www.emmanuelhouse.org.uk

From the directors of BBC One’s Soul Boy, Luke Radford and Toby Curson.

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