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New Year Meeting – Friday 12 January 2018

The BRBAC New Year meeting will be held on Friday 12 January 2018 at 8pm at a venue to be confirmed. The gathering will offer a chance to meet informally with representatives of other societies.

Surrey Performing Arts Library under threat

We recently contacted members encouraging them to participate in the County Council’s opinion gathering exercise regarding the future plans for the Surrey Performing Arts Library. Hopefully many societies were able to provide input, as did BRBAC on behalf of its membership. We now await the outcome of this process and news on the next stages. As and when we have an update, we will let members know.

2018 BRBAC Arts Festival - Saturday 13 October to Saturday 1 December

Following the success of our previous events, the 2018 Arts Festival is now in development. This time around we are ringing the changes in order to give as many societies the opportunity to be part of this as possible. So whilst there will still be a gala event and day time workshops at the Harlequin, Redhill (on Saturday 27 October 2018), the broader festival will run from Saturday 13 October to Saturday 1 December.

All societies will be encouraged to badge either their existing or specially developed events as part of the festival, and publicity for all activities will be provided via a specialist marketing campaign, centred around a new Arts Festival website, which promotional activity will direct individuals towards.

Groups will simply need to provide their event details and include the festival logo on their relevant publicity materials. More details will follow in due course, with an opportunity to discuss the plans with Arts Festival Organiser, Sharon Scotton at the BRBAC New Year meeting on Friday 12 January. For information in advance of that Sharon can be reached at, or call on 01737 241965 or 07961 948804.

A reminder to like our Facebook page

We are looking to increase the effectiveness of our Facebook site to provide event information to followers and member information to group representatives.

Once a week, we will post the summary of the following week’s events, taken from the current newsletter so that those interested in the voluntary arts locally will get a reminder of the latest information. We would ask you, therefore, to like our page, BRBAC – Borough of Reigate & Banstead Arts Council and encourage you to forward this message on to your own members and friends.
In addition, we have created a closed group within our Facebook page for committee representatives of member societies. Via this group, individuals will receive notifications of general meetings and other useful information. To join, please go to the group BRBAC Members and request to join. Upon request, we will message you to confirm your society and role, and will then accept you into the group.

Copy deadline for next newsletter: 3rd December 2017
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Info from Tim Sinclair 0771 931 8831