£30,000 will put arts on the street in Shipley

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Scott Vipond-Clarke celebrates at the £30,000 grant to stage a Shipley Street Arts Festival Scott Vipond-Clarke celebrates at the £30,000 grant to stage a Shipley Street Arts Festival

Shipley will host its first “street arts” festival next month when organisers say the town will be bursting with world-class talent at every turn.

The three-day event has just been announced following confirmation of £30,000 in grants split between Bradford Council’s Visitor Fund and Arts Council England.

Shipley is promised to explode into life from June 26-28 when international performers and musicians will flood in and team up with local artists.

The project will be masterminded by John Lambert, Q20 Theatre’s creative director, who lives in Shipley town centre.

“We are thrilled to have achieved the funding to give Shipley this Street Arts Festival and can’t wait to host this world-class event,” Mr Lambert said.

“People here are thirsty for fun and the idea is to put Shipley on the map as a national centre for street events.”

Although programme details are still being finalised, many exciting elements are already in place, said Mr Lambert.

“School students will be energising the town centre on June 26 by performing street arts and participating in a parade alongside professional performers,” he said.

Key artistes already confirmed for the event include comedy physical theatre and circus performer Artizani, Tony Lidington’s quirky and extraordinary Uncle Tacko’s Imaginarium and a trapeze performance from Cascade Duo.

Mr Lambert’s Q20 company organises events across the country and said: “I came back to Shipley once and thought: ‘Why is nothing going on here? I’m going to write to the council.’ Then I thought, no I’ll just organise something myself.”

He helped with the recent successes of the Allez Shipley cycling event and the pirate-themed fun days.

Susan Hinchcliffe, the Council’s executive member for employment, skills and culture said: “Q20 is a big supporter of Shipley town centre, having run a gallery in the town in the past. So I know the Street Arts Festival will be a great event which people will enjoy.”

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8:27am Fri 23 May 14

pcmanners says...

More free stuff. Why is the Socialist Hinchcliffe wasting money on 'art' when there is so much more that is wrong with Shipley that needs fixing. When we Conservatives win the next election there will be no more public money squandered on stuff like this. If people want art then they will have to pay to get into art galleries.
More free stuff. Why is the Socialist Hinchcliffe wasting money on 'art' when there is so much more that is wrong with Shipley that needs fixing. When we Conservatives win the next election there will be no more public money squandered on stuff like this. If people want art then they will have to pay to get into art galleries. pcmanners
  • Score: -19

9:17am Fri 23 May 14

Grumpygirl says...

pcmanners wrote:
More free stuff. Why is the Socialist Hinchcliffe wasting money on 'art' when there is so much more that is wrong with Shipley that needs fixing. When we Conservatives win the next election there will be no more public money squandered on stuff like this. If people want art then they will have to pay to get into art galleries.
Fortunately with the way the local elections are going the Tories are not going to win the next general election. I can think of nothing worse than a country run by philistines and rednecks like you.
[quote][p][bold]pcmanners[/bold] wrote: More free stuff. Why is the Socialist Hinchcliffe wasting money on 'art' when there is so much more that is wrong with Shipley that needs fixing. When we Conservatives win the next election there will be no more public money squandered on stuff like this. If people want art then they will have to pay to get into art galleries.[/p][/quote]Fortunately with the way the local elections are going the Tories are not going to win the next general election. I can think of nothing worse than a country run by philistines and rednecks like you. Grumpygirl
  • Score: 23

9:28am Fri 23 May 14

pcmanners says...

These elections are just a blip. People have been taken in by Socialist lies peddled by communist papers and the BBC. If Mr. Cameron had taken us out of Europe then we would have swept the board.
These elections are just a blip. People have been taken in by Socialist lies peddled by communist papers and the BBC. If Mr. Cameron had taken us out of Europe then we would have swept the board. pcmanners
  • Score: -19

11:27am Fri 23 May 14

helq20 says...

pcmanners wrote:
More free stuff. Why is the Socialist Hinchcliffe wasting money on 'art' when there is so much more that is wrong with Shipley that needs fixing. When we Conservatives win the next election there will be no more public money squandered on stuff like this. If people want art then they will have to pay to get into art galleries.
You're mistaken. If you'd actually read the article, you'd know the money came from Arts Council England, which is an independent body dedicated to promoting arts in communities.
[quote][p][bold]pcmanners[/bold] wrote: More free stuff. Why is the Socialist Hinchcliffe wasting money on 'art' when there is so much more that is wrong with Shipley that needs fixing. When we Conservatives win the next election there will be no more public money squandered on stuff like this. If people want art then they will have to pay to get into art galleries.[/p][/quote]You're mistaken. If you'd actually read the article, you'd know the money came from Arts Council England, which is an independent body dedicated to promoting arts in communities. helq20
  • Score: 14

12:48pm Fri 23 May 14

pcmanners says...

helq20 wrote:
pcmanners wrote:
More free stuff. Why is the Socialist Hinchcliffe wasting money on 'art' when there is so much more that is wrong with Shipley that needs fixing. When we Conservatives win the next election there will be no more public money squandered on stuff like this. If people want art then they will have to pay to get into art galleries.
You're mistaken. If you'd actually read the article, you'd know the money came from Arts Council England, which is an independent body dedicated to promoting arts in communities.
This is still money taken from taxpayers and handed out to Socialist freeloaders. Why should the State have anything to do with art? It is a non-essential activity. Mr. Osborne should sell all the state owned paintings to rich foreigners and use the money for tax reductions or to reduce the Socialist debt that is ruining this country.
[quote][p][bold]helq20[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pcmanners[/bold] wrote: More free stuff. Why is the Socialist Hinchcliffe wasting money on 'art' when there is so much more that is wrong with Shipley that needs fixing. When we Conservatives win the next election there will be no more public money squandered on stuff like this. If people want art then they will have to pay to get into art galleries.[/p][/quote]You're mistaken. If you'd actually read the article, you'd know the money came from Arts Council England, which is an independent body dedicated to promoting arts in communities.[/p][/quote]This is still money taken from taxpayers and handed out to Socialist freeloaders. Why should the State have anything to do with art? It is a non-essential activity. Mr. Osborne should sell all the state owned paintings to rich foreigners and use the money for tax reductions or to reduce the Socialist debt that is ruining this country. pcmanners
  • Score: -4

12:48pm Fri 23 May 14

pcmanners says...

helq20 wrote:
pcmanners wrote:
More free stuff. Why is the Socialist Hinchcliffe wasting money on 'art' when there is so much more that is wrong with Shipley that needs fixing. When we Conservatives win the next election there will be no more public money squandered on stuff like this. If people want art then they will have to pay to get into art galleries.
You're mistaken. If you'd actually read the article, you'd know the money came from Arts Council England, which is an independent body dedicated to promoting arts in communities.
This is still money taken from taxpayers and handed out to Socialist freeloaders. Why should the State have anything to do with art? It is a non-essential activity. Mr. Osborne should sell all the state owned paintings to rich foreigners and use the money for tax reductions or to reduce the Socialist debt that is ruining this country.
[quote][p][bold]helq20[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pcmanners[/bold] wrote: More free stuff. Why is the Socialist Hinchcliffe wasting money on 'art' when there is so much more that is wrong with Shipley that needs fixing. When we Conservatives win the next election there will be no more public money squandered on stuff like this. If people want art then they will have to pay to get into art galleries.[/p][/quote]You're mistaken. If you'd actually read the article, you'd know the money came from Arts Council England, which is an independent body dedicated to promoting arts in communities.[/p][/quote]This is still money taken from taxpayers and handed out to Socialist freeloaders. Why should the State have anything to do with art? It is a non-essential activity. Mr. Osborne should sell all the state owned paintings to rich foreigners and use the money for tax reductions or to reduce the Socialist debt that is ruining this country. pcmanners
  • Score: -3

1:15pm Fri 23 May 14

helq20 says...

pcmanners wrote:
helq20 wrote:
pcmanners wrote:
More free stuff. Why is the Socialist Hinchcliffe wasting money on 'art' when there is so much more that is wrong with Shipley that needs fixing. When we Conservatives win the next election there will be no more public money squandered on stuff like this. If people want art then they will have to pay to get into art galleries.
You're mistaken. If you'd actually read the article, you'd know the money came from Arts Council England, which is an independent body dedicated to promoting arts in communities.
This is still money taken from taxpayers and handed out to Socialist freeloaders. Why should the State have anything to do with art? It is a non-essential activity. Mr. Osborne should sell all the state owned paintings to rich foreigners and use the money for tax reductions or to reduce the Socialist debt that is ruining this country.
If life was restricted purely to essential activities, you wouldn't be able to post your tedious views.

Arts and culture, particularly of this kind, serve an important purpose for creating a sense of unity within the community. Why shouldn't the people of Shipley be invited to be entertained by and engage with creative talents? Money is being spent on something purely positive.

Arts and culture are always the first to be cut - despite the fact that the ability to create and appreciate the world are you is an essential part of life. The fact that this event is both free and has a day dedicated to working with schools is an attempt to benefit the deprived areas of society who suffer most in times of greed and selfishness.

The fact that you feel the country should sell a huge part of its own history, identity and culture to "rich foreigners" would indicate you have no interest in serving the interests of this country anyway. As long as the rich stay rich, everybody else can suffer. No thank you.
[quote][p][bold]pcmanners[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]helq20[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pcmanners[/bold] wrote: More free stuff. Why is the Socialist Hinchcliffe wasting money on 'art' when there is so much more that is wrong with Shipley that needs fixing. When we Conservatives win the next election there will be no more public money squandered on stuff like this. If people want art then they will have to pay to get into art galleries.[/p][/quote]You're mistaken. If you'd actually read the article, you'd know the money came from Arts Council England, which is an independent body dedicated to promoting arts in communities.[/p][/quote]This is still money taken from taxpayers and handed out to Socialist freeloaders. Why should the State have anything to do with art? It is a non-essential activity. Mr. Osborne should sell all the state owned paintings to rich foreigners and use the money for tax reductions or to reduce the Socialist debt that is ruining this country.[/p][/quote]If life was restricted purely to essential activities, you wouldn't be able to post your tedious views. Arts and culture, particularly of this kind, serve an important purpose for creating a sense of unity within the community. Why shouldn't the people of Shipley be invited to be entertained by and engage with creative talents? Money is being spent on something purely positive. Arts and culture are always the first to be cut - despite the fact that the ability to create and appreciate the world are you is an essential part of life. The fact that this event is both free and has a day dedicated to working with schools is an attempt to benefit the deprived areas of society who suffer most in times of greed and selfishness. The fact that you feel the country should sell a huge part of its own history, identity and culture to "rich foreigners" would indicate you have no interest in serving the interests of this country anyway. As long as the rich stay rich, everybody else can suffer. No thank you. helq20
  • Score: 4

1:23pm Fri 23 May 14

helq20 says...

Apologies. *appreciate the world around you
Apologies. *appreciate the world around you helq20
  • Score: 0

2:38pm Fri 23 May 14

pcmanners says...

helq20 wrote:
pcmanners wrote:
helq20 wrote:
pcmanners wrote:
More free stuff. Why is the Socialist Hinchcliffe wasting money on 'art' when there is so much more that is wrong with Shipley that needs fixing. When we Conservatives win the next election there will be no more public money squandered on stuff like this. If people want art then they will have to pay to get into art galleries.
You're mistaken. If you'd actually read the article, you'd know the money came from Arts Council England, which is an independent body dedicated to promoting arts in communities.
This is still money taken from taxpayers and handed out to Socialist freeloaders. Why should the State have anything to do with art? It is a non-essential activity. Mr. Osborne should sell all the state owned paintings to rich foreigners and use the money for tax reductions or to reduce the Socialist debt that is ruining this country.
If life was restricted purely to essential activities, you wouldn't be able to post your tedious views.

Arts and culture, particularly of this kind, serve an important purpose for creating a sense of unity within the community. Why shouldn't the people of Shipley be invited to be entertained by and engage with creative talents? Money is being spent on something purely positive.

Arts and culture are always the first to be cut - despite the fact that the ability to create and appreciate the world are you is an essential part of life. The fact that this event is both free and has a day dedicated to working with schools is an attempt to benefit the deprived areas of society who suffer most in times of greed and selfishness.

The fact that you feel the country should sell a huge part of its own history, identity and culture to "rich foreigners" would indicate you have no interest in serving the interests of this country anyway. As long as the rich stay rich, everybody else can suffer. No thank you.
The sole and only purpose of the state is to guarantee the security of its citizens. It is the present Conservative Party's historic mission to free people by removing their dependence on the state. There is far too much free stuff; health, education, roads and now street art. The state has to back out of people's lives.

If there is any need for them, then art galleries should be private companies making a profit by charging for admission. Art presently owned by the state should be sold off.
[quote][p][bold]helq20[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pcmanners[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]helq20[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pcmanners[/bold] wrote: More free stuff. Why is the Socialist Hinchcliffe wasting money on 'art' when there is so much more that is wrong with Shipley that needs fixing. When we Conservatives win the next election there will be no more public money squandered on stuff like this. If people want art then they will have to pay to get into art galleries.[/p][/quote]You're mistaken. If you'd actually read the article, you'd know the money came from Arts Council England, which is an independent body dedicated to promoting arts in communities.[/p][/quote]This is still money taken from taxpayers and handed out to Socialist freeloaders. Why should the State have anything to do with art? It is a non-essential activity. Mr. Osborne should sell all the state owned paintings to rich foreigners and use the money for tax reductions or to reduce the Socialist debt that is ruining this country.[/p][/quote]If life was restricted purely to essential activities, you wouldn't be able to post your tedious views. Arts and culture, particularly of this kind, serve an important purpose for creating a sense of unity within the community. Why shouldn't the people of Shipley be invited to be entertained by and engage with creative talents? Money is being spent on something purely positive. Arts and culture are always the first to be cut - despite the fact that the ability to create and appreciate the world are you is an essential part of life. The fact that this event is both free and has a day dedicated to working with schools is an attempt to benefit the deprived areas of society who suffer most in times of greed and selfishness. The fact that you feel the country should sell a huge part of its own history, identity and culture to "rich foreigners" would indicate you have no interest in serving the interests of this country anyway. As long as the rich stay rich, everybody else can suffer. No thank you.[/p][/quote]The sole and only purpose of the state is to guarantee the security of its citizens. It is the present Conservative Party's historic mission to free people by removing their dependence on the state. There is far too much free stuff; health, education, roads and now street art. The state has to back out of people's lives. If there is any need for them, then art galleries should be private companies making a profit by charging for admission. Art presently owned by the state should be sold off. pcmanners
  • Score: -6

4:58pm Fri 23 May 14

helq20 says...

pcmanners wrote:
helq20 wrote:
pcmanners wrote:
helq20 wrote:
pcmanners wrote:
More free stuff. Why is the Socialist Hinchcliffe wasting money on 'art' when there is so much more that is wrong with Shipley that needs fixing. When we Conservatives win the next election there will be no more public money squandered on stuff like this. If people want art then they will have to pay to get into art galleries.
You're mistaken. If you'd actually read the article, you'd know the money came from Arts Council England, which is an independent body dedicated to promoting arts in communities.
This is still money taken from taxpayers and handed out to Socialist freeloaders. Why should the State have anything to do with art? It is a non-essential activity. Mr. Osborne should sell all the state owned paintings to rich foreigners and use the money for tax reductions or to reduce the Socialist debt that is ruining this country.
If life was restricted purely to essential activities, you wouldn't be able to post your tedious views.

Arts and culture, particularly of this kind, serve an important purpose for creating a sense of unity within the community. Why shouldn't the people of Shipley be invited to be entertained by and engage with creative talents? Money is being spent on something purely positive.

Arts and culture are always the first to be cut - despite the fact that the ability to create and appreciate the world are you is an essential part of life. The fact that this event is both free and has a day dedicated to working with schools is an attempt to benefit the deprived areas of society who suffer most in times of greed and selfishness.

The fact that you feel the country should sell a huge part of its own history, identity and culture to "rich foreigners" would indicate you have no interest in serving the interests of this country anyway. As long as the rich stay rich, everybody else can suffer. No thank you.
The sole and only purpose of the state is to guarantee the security of its citizens. It is the present Conservative Party's historic mission to free people by removing their dependence on the state. There is far too much free stuff; health, education, roads and now street art. The state has to back out of people's lives.

If there is any need for them, then art galleries should be private companies making a profit by charging for admission. Art presently owned by the state should be sold off.
Health and education are not commodities. You may wish to live in a world where to be healthy, to overcome ignorance and to have interests beyond guarding your own wealth like a pit-bull, costs money. You'll find you're not in a majority. And that's the reality of living in a democracy. You're not obligated to stay.
[quote][p][bold]pcmanners[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]helq20[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pcmanners[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]helq20[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pcmanners[/bold] wrote: More free stuff. Why is the Socialist Hinchcliffe wasting money on 'art' when there is so much more that is wrong with Shipley that needs fixing. When we Conservatives win the next election there will be no more public money squandered on stuff like this. If people want art then they will have to pay to get into art galleries.[/p][/quote]You're mistaken. If you'd actually read the article, you'd know the money came from Arts Council England, which is an independent body dedicated to promoting arts in communities.[/p][/quote]This is still money taken from taxpayers and handed out to Socialist freeloaders. Why should the State have anything to do with art? It is a non-essential activity. Mr. Osborne should sell all the state owned paintings to rich foreigners and use the money for tax reductions or to reduce the Socialist debt that is ruining this country.[/p][/quote]If life was restricted purely to essential activities, you wouldn't be able to post your tedious views. Arts and culture, particularly of this kind, serve an important purpose for creating a sense of unity within the community. Why shouldn't the people of Shipley be invited to be entertained by and engage with creative talents? Money is being spent on something purely positive. Arts and culture are always the first to be cut - despite the fact that the ability to create and appreciate the world are you is an essential part of life. The fact that this event is both free and has a day dedicated to working with schools is an attempt to benefit the deprived areas of society who suffer most in times of greed and selfishness. The fact that you feel the country should sell a huge part of its own history, identity and culture to "rich foreigners" would indicate you have no interest in serving the interests of this country anyway. As long as the rich stay rich, everybody else can suffer. No thank you.[/p][/quote]The sole and only purpose of the state is to guarantee the security of its citizens. It is the present Conservative Party's historic mission to free people by removing their dependence on the state. There is far too much free stuff; health, education, roads and now street art. The state has to back out of people's lives. If there is any need for them, then art galleries should be private companies making a profit by charging for admission. Art presently owned by the state should be sold off.[/p][/quote]Health and education are not commodities. You may wish to live in a world where to be healthy, to overcome ignorance and to have interests beyond guarding your own wealth like a pit-bull, costs money. You'll find you're not in a majority. And that's the reality of living in a democracy. You're not obligated to stay. helq20
  • Score: 4

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