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Arts events in and around town this month

Created on 30/09/2011 @ 18:36
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A host of events and activities will be taking place in and around Newtown this month as part of Powys Arts Month.

Over 80 events will be open to the public across Powys ranging from the chance to visit artists as they work in their studios, special exhibitions and performances, and various workshops and activities. You can find out what events are taking place in the area by clicking here.

All events centre around the arts and arts practitioners in Powys and are a celebration of the cultural diversity of the county.

Powys Arts Month is a Powys Arts Forum project that has been funded by the Arts Council of Wales and Powys County Council. Councillor Wynne Jones, Powys County Council's Cabinet Member with portfolio for arts and culture, said: "This county wide event will significantly raise the profile of the rich cultural offer in Powys and effectively highlight the role of the arts and creative industries in contributing to the regeneration agenda at many levels.

"Powys Arts Month will showcase the innate innovation of the artist participants who collectively present a stunning programme of exciting events to be enjoyed throughout the county. I urge people to join in celebrating the talent of our local artists, performers and creatives!”

The website has full details of events and activities, and you can search for events by date, location or artist. You can also browse the e-brochure online or download a copy.

Lucy Bevan, Senior Arts Officer for Powys County Council said: "Collaboration  and partnership working is at the heart of Powys Arts Month and it is impressive to see that all the hard work of the forum and participating artists is coming to fruition in such a spectacular series of diverse events. Both the website and programme have been produced to an exceptionally high standard showcasing the extremely talented artists and creative industry enterprises we have in the county beautifully."

Powys Arts Month Co-ordinator Henry Widdicombe said "it’s great to be at the start line of such a great month of activities. The artists are all very excited about welcoming visitors to their events, and it’s the culmination of a lot of hard work for the Powys Arts Forum.


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