Buckinghamshire Culture’s first ever Open Weekend will take place over a long weekend 22-25 July (in celebration of Buckinghamshire Day).
Buckinghamshire Culture is inviting organisations, artists/creatives, community centres, businesses and community groups to contribute creative/cultural and story-themed activity over this long weekend in July. They will ‘badge’ existing and planned activity, alongside one-off events, to showcase the range of creativity taking place in the county and to encourage people to have a go. They will provide umbrella promotion to show-off all the great creative and cultural activity going on.
Registration for events is now open: Submit your event details here.
The deadline for events is 21st June.
In order to be part of Open Weekend your event must:
- Take place in Buckinghamshire (or online but delivered by a group or organisation based in Buckinghamshire)
- Include activity that is creative or cultural (including: arts, crafts, heritage, music, performance, dance, cooking, baking, writing, spoken word and poetry etc)
- Be themed to stories or storytelling.
This county-wide initiative will be a celebration of stories and creativity, which aims to help you to re-engage with audiences, visitors and customers in the aftermath of lockdown. As the town centres, high streets, shops, cafes and cultural venues re-open, Buckinghamshire Culture want to help you to encourage people back to public spaces and cultural venues. By taking part in this co-ordinated event, you will both contribute to, and benefit from, a critical mass of activity and promotion across the county.
For ideas and advice on planning your event, as well as the option to ask questions about the registration process and micro grants available (details to be announced soon), please join the Open Weekend workshop:
Open Weekend Workshop 1, 7 June, 2-3pm: https://openweekendworkshop1.eventbrite.co.uk
Open Weekend Workshop 2, 10 June, 11am-12: https://openweekendworkshop2.eventbrite.co.uk
For any organisations, charities or groups keen to join in with Open Weekend, please visit the Buckinghamshire Culture website for more information.