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Activate Successfully Achieves Funding Award from Arts Council England as part of the National Portfolio Programme

Activate is delighted to be offered a funding investment from Arts Council England to be part of the National Portfolio between 2018 and 2020.  Recognised for the extensive work we undertake producing, promoting and presenting performing arts, we have been successful in securing an offer that invests in our distinctive programme for Dorset.

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Activate's Youth Board - Who's who?

Activate's Youth Board, otherwise known as AYB (who doesn't love an acronym!?) was launched in June 2016 and is a collective of young people, aged 16-25, who meet once a month to advise the organisation on its programme of work. AYB is currently formed of 7 young people, all of whom are passionate, driven and full of energy for the arts.

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AYB So far...

What is AYB?

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Highlights from Activate's Youth Performance Platform 2017

Celebrating Dorset’s Aspiring Young Performers

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Le Cirque Du Platzak return to Dorset with Kermiz - don't miss!

kermiz le cirque du platzak (nl)

Are returning to Dorset from a European tour to perform for us again after their spectacular performance at Inside Out Dorset Festival, Gillingham, in September 2016.

The audience raved about their wild, contemporary circus mayhem.

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Sense of Unity

Sense of Unity Worldbeaters and Dundu - a new Outdoor Performance Read more
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Dorset Youth Dance are Recruiting!

After recent successful performances at U. Dance South West and Origins 2017, Dorset Youth Dance (DYD) is hosting an open audition for young people aged 12-25 to join their weekly pre-company Feeder Class and Company, led by Artistic Director Claire Benson.

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Inside Out Dorset, case study, Anita's Film

Enjoy the last of three specially commissioned films, shot over the duration of community projects that were part of Inside Out Dorset's Outreach Programme.

The films were created by filmmaker, Mike Petitdemange and were commissioned by Activate.

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Activate's Dance Producer takes on the Paris Marathon - raising funds for her Arts & Health project

A message from Rosalind

I am running the Paris Marathon on 9th April to raise money for performance work in hospitals- please support me.

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Diary Of A Hounslow Girl, Dorchester Arts - Free ticket offer

Activate's Theatre Producer, Wendy Petitdemange has arranged for free tickets for 5 lovely people (you have to be lovely!)  to Dorchester Arts’ showing of ‘Diary of a Hounslow Girl’ on Sunday 2nd April.

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