Notes from the 2018 AGM & October Meeting

Thanks to all the members that came yesterday to our AGM – it’s always lovely to catch up with member societies. Don’t forget if you have posters or photos from events we’ve supported we love to share them on here and our other social media channels and we’re keen to promote your events far and wide. You can send things directly to our Web Mistress Nia at staffsdub@gmail.com

The Executive Committee remains the same and Andrew continues as Chair, with Ralph as Vice Chair, Rod as Treasurer and Stuart as Secretary. Details of the contact details are here

Also attached are the SDAC AGM REPORT 2018 and the SDAC_TrusteesReport_2018 for your information.

Following the AGM we held our usual Executive meeting and agreed grants for Chanteuse – https://www.chanteusechamberchoir.co.uk/ & The Arts Society Stafford – http://www.theartssocietystafford.org.uk/

Local History Events

Our Chair, Andrew, has been busy preparing two excellent forthcoming evening events on local history

Elegant Entertainments

Thomas Anson’s musical world and his composer chum Anthony Kammell – including musical illustrations. This includes recently discovered unpublished material.

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The Shepherdess’s Secret – The full historical background to the Shepherds Monument and ideas behind 18thc Shugborough – which I will argue are revolutionary, extremely important and little known.

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Tickets must be booked through the library.
Telephone: 0300 111 8000

Your call will be answered by Staffordshire County Council’s Contact Centre staff who will be able to deal with your library enquiry

During Sunday opening hours, please call 01785 278351

Fax: 01785 278599

Email: stafford.library@staffordshire.gov.uk

Stafford Choral Society’s May Programme

We’re forever trying to build up an image archive of events we’ve supported – so we’re very thankful to the Stafford Choral Society for sending us a copy of their programme for their May concert (along with their post event evaluation form) – you can find out more about the society and forthcoming conferences here – http://stafford-choral.org.uk/

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Photos from Tree of Life Project

Here are some photos of the Tree of Life the women and children designed in workshops with ICAP artists Helen Wilson and Mark Uttley

“We had a wonderful time as always working with this group. The children are thirsty to learn about anything especially creative)

The artwork was then put together as a large scale composition and individual designs were then digitally formatted and sent to the fabricators to be reproduced in perspex. The work is returned in panels of perspex rather like a jigsaw so it takes a while to piece it altogether.”

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ICAP: Independent Community Arts Partnership is an organisation which facilitates innovative and challenging projects with two main artists who specialise in art workshops tailored to suit all ages and abilities. You can find out more about them on their facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/ICAP.Helen.Wilson.Mark.Uttley/

Meeting Notes – Feb 2018

Good News – We have confirmed that Member Societies still get a  10% discount on bookings at the Gatehouse – we will advise members if this changes.

Furthermore, subject to some paperwork (namely evaluation forms from prior events) we have agreed funding for the following groups:

Stafford Choral Society – grant request £1,000
Musical Theatre Stafford – grant request £700
Musical Youth Theatre Stafford – grant request £300

Grants Awarded – January 2018

As of the meeting on the 10th of January we awarded grants of the following amounts to the following organisations:

 

Adbaston Community Concert Society     £340

Stafford Folk Club                                         £450

Stafford Players                                            £700

Konnektiv  Arts                                             £995

 

Remember we have grants of up to £1000 available to member societies – details on our website