Worcestershire Arts Partnership Blog

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Settle Down by stand-up poet Angie Belcher

On Sunday June 1st at 7.30 Kidderminster Creatives present Settle Down by stand-up poet Angie Belcher, an Edinburgh preview in the intimate surroundings of the Boars Head Gallery surrounded by the latest art exhibition.

Settle Down is a poetic romp of dirty stanzas and awkward observations about approaching 40 via agnosticism, angry computers and puppies vs boys. Angie Belcher is a Bristol based stand-up poet whose live work is fruity and not for the feint-hearted. An accomplished comedy actor and writer, she has performed and written for screen and radio with her energetic style. “Funny, crude and incredibly charming” Word of Mouth  “Like Pam Ayres with attitude and an adult audience” Bristol Evening Post.

There will also be a 20 minute support slot by poet/musician Heather Wastie

Tickets are £3.00 on the door - Boars Head, 39 Worcester Street, Kidderminster DY10 1EW. Unfortunately the venue is not wheelchair accessible.




Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Next Jump Start event - Sunday 6th July

Our next Jump Start event will take place on Sunday 6th July at the Studio Space at The Hive.


This event will have a specific agenda of discussing pilot nights at The Hive in the autumn.
Steve Wilson


Monday, 19 May 2014

Do you have any events coming up or news you want to share...........

If anyone has any interesting arts news or events coming up which you would like in slap magazine please mail details to
With 'arts' In The header
By 24th May.

Friday, 16 May 2014

Artist Opportunity


We are currently seeking artist proposals for a new set of commissions, deadline for applications 10th June at 12 midday.

Salt Road in partnership with Herefordshire Council have been successful in their Arts Council England Grants for Arts Libraries Fund bid 2014/15 to commission a range of artists to respond to the Alfred Watkins collection of books and glass-plated photographs on bee keeping and the subject of bees and the environment.Outrider is a touring exhibition and engaged workshop program combining the new commissions with a library collection. 
The funded commissions in this strand of Outrider include 4 artists’ commissions for Artists Books, one open commission and there are also 3 early stage career opportunities. The commissioned work will become part of the permanent collection of Hereford Library. The tour begins September 2014 across Museums and Libraries in Worcestershire, Herefordshire Sandwell and Birmingham, Outrider is supported by the Worcestershire Arts Partnership

Thursday, 8 May 2014

The Axeman Cometh - Saturday 31st May 7.30pm




This is for anyone who likes 'The Blues'. If it's like anything else these promoters have done then it will be a brilliant evening  . It all in aid of a local Charity Redditch Heartsafe ! 





Reaction Theatre makers Present FishHead at Malvern Cube, " A truly stunning show!"... Don't miss it !

Researchers Wanted

We are looking for research partners to develop a new large scale research and evaluation project exploring the impact of arts within criminal justice. For more information please visit the Arts Alliance website: https://www.artsalliance.org.uk/arts-alliance-research-project


The deadline for expressions of interest is the 31st May 2014 at 5pm. Interviews will take place in June 2014. Please contact Jessica Plant if you require any further information, details below:


Please do circulate to interested parties


Kind regards




Jessica Plant

Arts Alliance Manager



59 Carter Lane, London, EC4V 5AQ

Direct line: 020 7246 2568

Mobile: 07867 532447

Head office: 020 7248 3538



Artist Brief

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Jonny Fluffypunk at Mouth and Music

A brilliant stand-up poet with an unforgettable name is coming to Mouth and Music in Kidderminster on Tuesday 13th May. Jonny Fluffypunk describes himself as an 'armchair revolutionary'. His acute social observation, intricate humour and surreal fantasy are, quite simply, not to be missed! Also appearing is Four Tart Harmony, a cracking 4-part womanly group with lush harmonies. As usual there are short performance spots available on the night from 7.30 and the show starts at 8.00pm. Heather Wastie is MC and it's all happening at the Boar’s Head, 39 Worcester Street. See www.mouthandmusic.co.uk for more info.




KAF small scale commissions

Charity Show - Rainbow of Dreams