Jen’s Lens – Roll out the Barrels and get #Courtlaughing!

On Saturday May 11, the Courtyard are putting on a very special treat for you.   To get you in the mood for good beer, great laughs and a lively atmosphere a free promo event will be held at The Barrels Pub in St Owen’s Street.

From 8pm, up-and-coming, local and downright hilarious comedienne Vikki Stone will be taking to the stage with her keyboard to deliver some absolutely incredible songs.  Emerging on to the comedy scene after declaring her love for Philip Schofield on Youtube, this witty, amazing talent is not to be missed!  Here she is below doing a one woman les Miserables!

Join us at The Barrels on Saturday 11 May from 8pm and prepare to be #Courtlaughing!

Whilst at The Barrels, be sure to indulge in Wye Valley Brewery’s latest tasty keg of special #Courtlaughing brew, Dorothy Goodbody’s Barrel of Laughs.

Look on the beer’s pump clips to discover how you could have our crowds laughing out loud.  Think you’re a budding comedian?  Then get a pint pulled and make sure you join in this summer’s festivities.

vikki poster copy

Arts & Older People’s Project News

Upcoming Networking Event

On Tuesday 19 February, 10am, Alice Saunders is organising a networking event for those who are interested in the delivery of arts with older people. The Networking Event will be an invaluable opportunity to make contact with other service providers and practitioners in Herefordshire, an informal morning of conversation and the sharing of experiences between those who aim to enrich the lives of older people. We hope it will ignite new partnerships and collaborations in elderly care and arts delivery across Herefordshire.

Human stories on film

We are pleased to announce that our guest speaker for the morning will be Alex Casey, the co-director of Suffolk Artlink. Suffolk Artlink has a long history of delivering arts projects with older people and this talk will explore the way they have developed their programme of work. It will look at how the work is responsive to different community’s needs and the importance of developing cross sector partnerships.

For more information on the programme or to book onto this event please contact Alice Saunders. EMAIL: alice.saunders@courtyard.org.uk  TEL: 01432 346514

Freelance Filmmaker Opportunity

Alice is also seeking a freelance filmmaker with a keen eye to produce a documentary and other short promo videos. The person appointed will be working with elderly people who are currently taking part in participatory arts projects. Could this be you?

Person Specification:

  •         A high level of experience in filmmaking
  •         Experience of, or interest in, working with older people
  •         Experience or interest in working with a variety of community groups
  •         Flexible, friendly, reliable and willing to learn
  •         Committed to equal opportunities

To find out more and read the full project brief take a look on The Courtyard website.

Closing Date: 31st January 2013