Eastern Region

The Henry Buckmaster Short Story Competition

We are proud supporters of The St. Elizabeth Hospice. You can support the Hospice and get creative with your writing talent by entering the The Henry Buckmaster Short Story Competition. Tell your story and support those who work to help others! ( We are remembering Henry too…). See https://www.stelizabethhospice.org.uk/the-henry-buckmaster-short-story-competition/ Details of the Competition The competition...

Seasonal best wishes to all our readers!

Happy Seasonal Holiday from all the consEAST team! Could you do it? Supporting St. Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich, Suffolk, UK this season This year will be the 16th annual Christmas Day dip for St. Elizabeth Hospice. Brave souls can see more about this fabulously refreshing event here. Christmas Day Dip 2019  – 25th December, 8.30...

Donating this Autumn and Winter?

Here at ConsEast Towers we are already planning the new season voluntary and fund-raising support. This year we are supporting St. Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich. If you are within reach of the hospice, and have time and skills to help the team deliver this great, supportive work, then the web link below is for you....

It’s never too early for a JDRF UK Christmas card!

It’s that time of year again. When we hope we are early enough to persuade you to buy your 2019 Christmas cards from JDRF. This year, as well as the usual well designed, delightful cards, you can choose a virtual gift to support JDRF. Every pound you spend helps support the work of JDRF in...

Cambridge Open Art 2019 diary date!

Dates of the next Cambridge Open Art Exhibition are: Friday 11th October 2019 to Sunday 13th October 2019 At Swavesey Village College, Gibraltar Lane, Swavesey CB24 4RS See more of the work of the Cambridge Open Art Exhibition – https://coax.org.uk You can join the COAE mailing list here

Seasonal best wishes for 2019

  We hope our readers have enjoyed the contributions to consEast this year. We look forward to supporting the work into the New Year. Best wishes from all at SmithMartin LLP – supporting voluntary projects across our region wherever we can – at any time of year. Contact us here for editorial copy, images or...

Applications for British Science Week 2019

The application process for grants to support British Science Week in 2019 is still open. British Science Week will next take place between 8th-17th March, 2019. The application process involves thematic grants for school, community groups and one for the British Science Association branches. You can see the detail for each sectoral award below… The...

Reflecting on glass!

We have been sinking deep into the sofa in the evenings to follow the craft, technique and skill offered to viewers in the BBC 2 broadcast The Repair Shop. As well as offering craft and artistry of the highest calibre, the programme is the perfect antidote and respite  from a stressful day at the office,...

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 of artwork for this year’s event is very close. We...

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 encouraging female writers to submit original work, which involves lesser...