Disturbing the Beast – revisited

Update: 30th September 2018… Congratulations to the Boudicca Press team for hitting their Kickstarter target with a whole week to go! Brilliant. We recently featured the work of Boudicca Press, in promoting new writing for women and in their current process of coagulating new pieces...

Arts & Business news

Just updated: 17th September 2018 This great exhibition is almost upon us. You can view, print or download the full exhibition catalogue here.   We recently ran an article on our pages about the Cambridge Open Art Exhibition 2018. Well the deadline for the submission...

Women’s Weird Fiction – Disturbing the Beast

Boudicca Press, creators of brave and powerful writing from women of weird fiction, are calling for submissions for their short story collections. They are seeking… Strong female-led stories Stories that are filled with carefully considered, breath-taking prose Stories that contain depth and reflection Boudicca are...

Cambridge Open Art Exhibition 2018

Exhibition Dates: 12th to 14th October at Swavesey Village College Call for entries Open Tuesday 12th June 2018 – see below for details: # Updated: July 12th, 2018  – ”We had a very fast sign up to this year’s exhibition in October and the exhibition...

Once Upon A Festival – Suffolk Libraries

We love libraries!         In 1851 J.W.Hudson, speaking at the opening of the Mechanic’ and Apprentices’ Library in Liverpool, opined that a visit to the library would, for the reader, lead to them ‘…receiving cultivation, not in reading the latest accounts of...

Artist in Residence, Culture LAB: Arts in the Community

We publish a continuous arts job feed here: Ipswich County Library Week-long, mixed media residency working in partnership with METAL Monday 30 July – Friday 3 August 2018               ‘As part of Year 1 of the Suffolk Libraries Arts...

JDRF Cambridge – Gala Dinner 12th June 2018

It has been a busy last quarter and we have not featured  JDRF, our favourite charity here at conversationsEAST. With a sparkling fund-raising event, a Gala Dinner, pending at Madingley Hall, University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education this article rectifies our omission. This gourmet...

Finnish art in the Public Domain

The Finnish National Gallery has made twelve thousand works of art available in the Public Domain. Free to use, they are licensed and distributed under the CC0 license. Not all of the Finnish national holdings have been released, but this substantial artistic trove can be...

Whither libraries?

Article update: 28.10.2017  – A really sound article on the utility of libraries by Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett –  No one needs libraries any more? What rubbish  from The Guardian of Thursday, 26th October, 2017. In it Cosslet takes to task the political pundit Andre Walker, for...

Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year in 2018

It has been a hectic quarter in the run up to the end of an already busy 2017. At SmithMartin Towers we are working hard to get back to our regular publication rythm for ConversationsEast in the New Year. You can discover what we have...