Links

Dance

 

British Dance Council
Professional governing body for ballroom and related dance styles in the UK. Information on committees and events.

Chequer Dance Studio (Email)

Council of Dance Education and Training
The Council for Dance Education and Training is the national standards body of the professional dance industry. It accredits programmes of training in vocational dance schools and holds the Register of Dance Awarding Bodies.

Dance East

Foundation for Community Dance
The Foundation for Community Dance is a UK-wide charity, established in 1986, to support the development of community dance. We want to make dance matter, so we work for the development of dance for all.

Hiam Sports and Social Club
More information available on 01353 688269

Lantern Dance Theatre Company
Ely-based integrated and contemporary Dance / Theatre Group, with classes in Ballet, Jazz and Belletone.

Little Thetford Scottish Country Dance Group
This group is designed to promote the enjoyment of Scottish Country dancing.The dancers meet to dance socially with tutor Moraa Ingham. Email Mrs Eileen Sayer at eileen@hawthornsld.fslife.co.uk or telephone on 01353 699696

Octagon Studios Performing Arts Centre
This group caters for a wide range of activities such as ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary dance, GCSE dance,GCSE music, drama, singing, yoga and Tai Chi. For more information contact Kate Marshall on 01353 661919 or email info@octagonstudios.co.uk.

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society
this is a weekly Scottish country dance class,open to beginners and improvers.Contact Kirstie Urquhart on 01223 440817 or kirstie.urquhart@btopenworld.com

Samara Dance School

Sutton Song and Dance Group
SADS are a singing,acting and dancing group with live music (bands). for more information contact Micin Oliver on 01353 778341 or email witchford-y.o@btconnect.com.

Sylvia Armit School of Dancing

The Feathers School of Dance
The Feathers School of Dance at St Marys School & The Chequers Studio, Ely.To come along for a free taster session ring Jennie on 07920875926 / 01638554644. All teachers are qualified and crb checked. Dance parties & Summer Workshops.

The Lane Academy School of Performing Arts (Email)

 

 

Family

Angles Theatre - Wisbech

Ted Coney’s Family Portraits
Featuring a tour of five generations in thirty minutes. Booking advisable Tel: 01353 650038.

Poetry Festival

Word Perfect Parties from Burrows Bookshop
Bringing children’s books to life. Let us capture your child’s imagination with a fun filled storytelling and activity party. Please contact Burrows Bookshop, Ely. Tel: 01353 669759.

 

 

Film

British Film Institute

Cambridge Film Festival
Run by the Cambridge Film Trust

Ely Cinema (run by Babylon Arts at The Maltings)

Film Locations in Britain

Filmstock International Film Festival, Luton

Screen East
The screen Agency for the East of England

British Film Council

Funding

 

Arts Council England

Big Lottery Fund

Cambridgseshire Community Foundation
Details of Funding available from across Cambridgeshire and surrounding areas.

Directory of Social Change

J4B
Comprehensive grant information for the UK & Ireland

Lottery Funding

PRS

NESTA (National Endowment Programme for Science Technology and the Arts)

Voluntary Arts Network
Organisation that works with policy makers, funders and politicians to improve the environment for everyone participating in the arts.

Literature

Cambridgeshire Library Service

The Field Theatre Group

National Association of Writers in Education

The National Literary Trust

The Poetry Society
A charitable organisation founded that provides support, information and merchandise for specialists and the general public alike. They engage with and support perse poetry audiences.

Society of Chief Librarians

Voluntary Arts Network
Organisation that works with policy makers, funders and politicians to improve the environment for everyone participating in the arts.

Writers Centre Norwich
 

Media

Arts Professional

Cambridge TV

Catch up on local news, events and weather

Elyi Magazine

 

 

Music

Britten Sinfonia

Cambridge Bands Website
An online resourse for all bands in the Cambridgeshire Area

Cambridge Live

CB2 Cafe
Near the Grafton Centre in Cambridge. In the basement, alot of acoustic gigs take place

Contemporary Music-Making for Amateurs
COMA promotes participation in contemporary music for musicians of all abilities. Music playable yet artistically challenging for amateur ensembles.

Continental Drifts

Ely Youth Choir

Making Music
Represent and support over 2,500 voluntary music groups throughout the UK, including choirs, orchestras, music promoters, samba bands, jazz groups, festivals, handbell ringers, barbershop choruses, brass bands, and more.

Music Education Council
The Music Education Council exists to bring together and provide a forum for those organisations to debate issues affecting music education and to make representation and promote appropriate action at local, national and international level.

Music for Change
An educational charity that promotes awareness, understanding and respect for cultural persity through music and the performing arts

Music for Youth
Music for Youth is an educational charity with a worldwide reputation for its work in music education.

Musicians Union
Represents over thirty thousand musicians working in all sectors of the music business

Serious Music
Serious produces live music events, working with musicians from all over the world

Take it Away
Interest free loan scheme designed to help more people get involved in learning and playing music.

Voluntary Arts Network
Organisation that works with policy makers, funders and politicians to improve the environment for everyone participating in the arts.

Women in Music
Women in Music is a national membership organisation that celebrates women's music making across all genres of music.

Organisations

Artswork
Artswork is the national, independent youth arts development agency, committed to making a difference to the lives of young people at risk aged 12 – 25.

British Arts Festivals Association
Directory of leading professional arts festivals in the UK, from street theatre to opera.

Contemporary Arts Society
The Contemporary Art Society is the national non-profit agency that supports contemporary artists thorough the promotion of collecting and commissioning by inpiduals, and public and private bodies across the UK.

Contemporary Visual Arts Network
COMA promotes participation in contemporary music for musicians of all abilities. Music playable yet artistically challenging for amateur ensembles.

Council of Dance Education and Training
The Council for Dance Education and Training is the national standards body of the professional dance industry. It accredits programmes of training in vocational dance schools and holds the Register of Dance Awarding Bodies.

Crafts Council
The national development agency for contemporary crafts in the UK

Creative Arts East

East Cambridgshire District Council

Festival Bridge

National Youth Theatre
The National Youth Theatre was established to offer young people the chance to develop their creative and social skills through the medium of the theatrical arts which includes acting and technical disciplines.

The Garage Youth Project

The National Federation of Women’s Institutes
The Womens Institute play a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities.

The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts
The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) encourage public discourse and critical debate by providing platforms for leading experts to share new ideas on contemporary issues.

Voluntary Arts Network
Organisation that works with policy makers, funders and politicians to improve the environment for everyone participating in the arts.

 

 

Youth

Angles Theatre - Wisbech

BBC - Blast
Website featuring art, dance, film and music by young people.

Festival Bridge

My Cambridge
Scheme for children and young people to develop their cultural lives   

National Youth Theatre
The National Youth Theatre was established to offer young people the chance to develop their creative and social skills through the medium of the theatrical arts which includes acting and technical disciplines.

The Garage Youth Project

The Princes Trust
Helps people aged 14 to 30 who face disadvantage, offering them the support, encouragement and basic financial assistance they need to achieve their goals.

Youthoria
The website for young people 13 to 19 years olds in Cambridgeshire

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