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Earthen Lamp Round Up – September 2019

As a team we work on a wide range of projects, so we thought it would be good to share what we’re up to and who we’re working with. Look out for our regular round ups.

September always has that back to school feel, and at Earthen Lamp we’ve been enjoying the sunshine and dodging the rain, catching up with clients old and new.

This month the Earthen Lamp team has:

  • Taken a train to Farnham to meet with the Farnham Craft Month team to discuss impact evaluation and social media training. Thanks to our associate Annabel Clarke who delivered social media training to twelve artists and makers. Look out for more Craft Month news coming soon.
  • Been on location for the second Warwick Family Day of the year, talking to visitors about their experiences at the event. Fantastic to be working with our friends at Warwick University again.
  • Met with the team at Fierce Festival to discuss evaluation and impact. A Birmingham contemporary arts festival with an international profile, there’s a lot to uncover and we’ll be speaking to audiences, artists and volunteers during the festival in October.
  • Attended the Home of Metal symposium at BCU, talking to delegates and discussing how Birmingham can establish its position as the place where metal music originated
  • Spent a September Sunday Evening enjoying Highly Sprung’s performance HOME as part of Coventry Great Place programme
  • Spent a day at Mansfield’s first outdoor arts festival The Full Shebang
  • Worked with dancer Shane Shambhu to devise the first Audience Development plan for the innovative dance company Altered Skin

We’re also happy to be working with new client Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings, a project supported by Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic England. As the project enters its second phase focusing on restoring this historic site the Earthen Lamp team will be evaluating the activity around the construction phase.

Finally, over on Twitter we celebrated BBC Music Day by curating our very own Earthen Lamp feel good playlist.