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...

Are you a Primadonna?

Primadonna  is a festival of writing, taking place at Laffitts Hall in Suffolk. Date: August 30th, 31st and September 1st 2019. Venue: Laffitts Hall, Framsden Rd, Pettaugh, Stowmarket IP14 6DT                     ‘The Primadonna Festival is the brainchild of a group of women from publishing and entertainment,...

Writing: Making Your Mark

An exhibition at The British Library – Writing: Making Your Mark Fri 26 Apr – Tue 27 Aug 2019    Book your tickets here PACCAR 1, The British Library,  96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB “Discover the extraordinary story behind one of humankind’s greatest achievements: through more than 100 objects spanning 5,000 years and seven continents Follow the...

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

Into the library vortex…

We have, with our new Libraries news-feed page, given our readers the opportunity to keep up with latest news from across the UK. We are rotating our topical feeds across University libraries, feminist collections and featuring, as we must, the go to public library resource, PLN. Library image by Jaredd Craig… Check our our Libraries...

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,...

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 to publish under the banner of Disturbing the Beast. Disturbing...

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...