March 2018 #005
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At the end of a tantalisingly warm day, you put your feet up, check your mail, and look, our fifth newsletter just waiting for you. So make yourself comfortable, get your favourite beverage (thanks to the Booze on the Ouse mine may now be a chocolate stout) and enjoy. As always, if there's anything you'd like featured, just hit reply and let me know. Details of our next meetup are all the way down at the bottom, just to keep you scrolling. Just because.


Vinyl Revival Nights at The Royal Oak, Hail Weston continue this Wednesday 21 March. This time Ian Gosling from The Vinyl Revival Store in Buckden, will be on hand to not only play host but also to offer a free valuation of any vinyl brought along on the night. The turntable will be set up and the snug will be devoted to listening to crackly tunes you haven’t heard for ages. You bring your precious tunes down, they play them. But if you just want to go for a listen, that’s equally good!  From 8pm until close. It's sure to be an eclectic mix (tempted to unearth some Irish tunes seeing as it's St Patrick's Day tomorrow).

Circus of Illustration

Over in Bedford, the Circus of Illustration is hosting an evening of talks on the subject of greeting cards and merchandising. Three professionals will be talking about their experience of the industry in a relaxed atmosphere which encourages questions and discussions. Refreshments will be provided and there will be plenty of time for networking over a glass of wine afterwards. Don't forget to pass on to anyone you know would love it. For more details visit the Eventbrite listing for the Circus of Illustration.

Life Drawing

We're delighted to announce that the popular Sunday Morning Life Drawing classes in Loves Farm House are going to be starting up again early May. Stephen Molyneaux will be leading the class and we'll be releasing more information as to how you can book very soon. I know a lot of you have been in touch to ask when it'll return so be sure to get booked up when the dates are released.


Traces of the Soul 

Neotist Adrian Storey aka Uchujin has been working on a new film that reveals how the art, philosophies and life stories of a group of artists, whose diverse work is rooted in the ancient traditions of calligraphy, reflect and engage with the modern world. You can watch the trailer here.


Five questions for creatives: Stephen Molyneaux

Stephen Molyneaux started his career in the games industry before moving into cinema. He is now a visual affects artist working on major feature films like Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Prometheus and  Guardians of the Galaxy. You can read Stephen's answers here.


Second birthday for Lego club

It's been two years since my husband was infamously referred to, in the local paper, as a Toy Enthusiast (which I still need to get printed on a t-shirt. A white t-shirt, of course). Well it made me laugh, anyway. Two years ago he realised that he actually spent quite a bit of time with our sons playing Lego and found that our library needed someone to run a club so everyone's a winner. 50p per child tomorrow Saturday 17 March at St Neots Library 2-3.30pm. See you there to celebrate number twos.

Offer of space at the IWA Festival of Water 

St Neots Town Council is hiring a marquee for the Inland Waterways Assocation Festival of Water and are offering use of the space to community groups, charities and local businesses on Sunday 26 and Monday 27 August 2018. They are particularly keen to hire the space out for interactive talks, creative workshops, exhibitions and pop up events so they can run a programme of activities in the space, which will be advertised to festival attendees and the wider community in the lead up. The marquee will come equipped with tables, chairs, a PA system and small stage. Registered charities and community groups will have use of the space for a pre-agreed session time (free of charge). Businesses will be required to pay a fee to hire the space.

If you are interested in this opportunity please contact Katie Williams as soon as possible to discuss your proposal in more detail.

Creative meetup #19

Our creative meetups continue this month with a new venue — The Barley Mow and will be on this Thursday 22 March from 8pm. The event is open to all members and friends, colleagues and fellow creatives are always welcome as we're keen to spread the word about the group.
Speak soon
Clair Slade, Neotist
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