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  • 31 March 2015

    Construction, Design and Management Regulations

    The new Construction, Design and Management Regulations (CDM 2015) come into force on 6 April 2015.  The revised regulations will have implications for event organisers.

    Does your event have an element of construction for example a stage or gantry?  It’s recommended that you familiarise themselves with the new regulations. CDM 2015 are the main regulations for managing health, safety and welfare on all construction projects.   These regulations define who is responsible for what according to different roles (client, designers and contractors).

    Changes include that small and medium size construction businesses will have to make a construction phase plan and manage health and safety. 

     Useful links

    -       The legislation: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/51/contents/made

    -       CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) has a useful page and video on the changes to safety regulations: http://www.citb.co.uk/health-safety-and-other-topics/health-safety/construction-design-and-management-regulations/

    -       The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published draft guidance on the new regulations.

    Category: Industry Info

  • 31 March 2015

    Strong British Team announced for IPC Worlds

    An 18-strong British contingent has been named to face the rest of the world at the IPC Swimming World Championships from 13 – 19 July in Glasgow.

    Four-time Paralympic Champion Ellie Simmonds will be returning to world level competition after securing her place on the team for her fourth World Championships.

     Bethany Firth is set to make her international debut for Great Britain after breaking three world records on her way to qualifying for the competition.

    She dominated the 200m Individual Medley, 100m Backstroke and 100m Breaststroke during the four-day British Para-Swimming International Meet.

    The most experienced member of the team is Sascha Kindred who has competed at every IPC Swimming World Championships in his twenty year career.

    Simmonds is excited to return to action in Glasgow for the World Championships and is relishing the chance to face the world just a year out from the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

    “I’m very excited to be named on the team for the World Championships in Glasgow,” Simmonds said. “It’s so great to be part of a world class team and competing at my fourth World Championships will be a real honour.

    “The World Championships always has top class fields with top class athletes. I expect there will be some great racing and great rivalries.

    It will be tough for anyone to win medals with everyone in the world there. The USA are always strong and the Brazilians will be wanting to swim well ahead of their home Paralympic Games next year so there should be some great races.”

    National Performance Director Chris Furber believes this team will have the potential to produce results under pressure in Glasgow.

    “The team we have selected is strong and reflects the goal of the competition which is to win gold medals and qualifying slots for Rio.

    “There were some really excellent performances last week in Glasgow and I know the athletes have gone back to their home programmes to continue to work hard as we move closer to the Worlds.

    “The expectation is that the standard of Para-Swimming in the lead up to Rio is only going to improve exponentially and we have based our standards this year on this which is why we have a smaller team than previously in this cycle.

    “Having a smaller team allows us to give focused and individually tailored support to swimmers who have demonstrated gold or multi-medal potential.”

    Head Coach Rob Greenwood added: “As British Para-Swimming we are in a great place on the coaching front. It was fantastic to see so many of our top coaches at last week’s trials but it did make the process of coach selection a difficult one. 

    “The coaches selected offer a great variety of experiences, knowledge and personality all adding to the dynamic of the team. I'm sure the coaching team in Glasgow will help our athletes to deliver their peak performance."

     

    The British Para-Swimming Team consists of:         

    James Crisp - City of Sheffield         

    Jonathan Fox - City of Manchester Aquatics

    Thomas Hamer - City of Manchester Aquatics/National Performance Centre

    Oliver Hynd - Nova Centurion           

    Sascha Kindred - Leominster

    Andrew Mullen - Ren 96        

    Scott Quin - Warrender Baths Club   

    Jack Thomas - Swansea University 

    Jessica-Jane Applegate - UEA Norwich       

    Claire Cashmore - Wyre Forest SC/ National Performance Centre            

    Bethany Firth - Ards SC        

    Charlotte Henshaw - Nova Centurion           

    Tully Kearney (R) - Boldmere           

    Susannah  Rodgers (R) - Beckenham          

    Hannah Russell - Woking/National Performance Centre     

    Eleanor Simmonds - Loughborough University

    Stephanie Slater - Preston SC/National Performance Centre          

    Alice Tai - Bournemouth Collegiate School    

    Category: International Events

  • 31 March 2015

    Programme announced for Edinburgh Art Festival’s 30 July – 30 August 2015

     

    PROGRAMME ANNOUNCED FOR EDINBURGH ART FESTIVAL’S 12TH EDITION
    30 JULY – 30 AUGUST 2015
    Edinburgh Art Festival (EAF) today announces its 2015 programme, combining ambitious presentations of Scottish and international contemporary art alongside major solo and survey shows of artists from the 20th century and historic movements. As the UK’s largest annual festival of visual arts, attracting nearly 300,000 attendances in 2014, EAF will this year present over 40 exhibitions across more than 30 of Edinburgh’s leading museums, galleries and institutions, as well as artist-run spaces and unexpected pop-up locations. Continuing its support for the next generation of Scottish artists, this year for the first time the festival will issue an open call for proposals by early career artists to be selected by critically acclaimed Scottish artist Christine Borland.  
    Highlights include:
    Internationally-renowned artists introduced to UK audiences for the first time, including the first exhibitions in Scotland by Phyllida Barlow, Hanne Darboven and Kwang Young Chun; the first solo exhibition in a public gallery by American artist John Chamberlain and the first large-scale solo show in the UK by New York-based Tara Donovan. 
    New work by Scotland’s leading contemporary practitioners, including Toby Paterson at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop and Sara Barker at Jupiter Artland; alongside two comprehensive surveys of Scottish art through the centuries at City Art Centre and The Queen’s Gallery.
    Major art historical surveys including Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher, the pioneer of Pop Art Roy Lichtenstein, 18th century portraiture by Jean-Étienne Liotard presented across the National Galleries of Scotland, in addition to much-loved Scottish artists John Bellany at Open Eye Gallery and Joan Eardley at The Scottish Gallery.
    A strong focus on photography, contemporary and historic, including David Bailey at Scottish National Gallery, a major survey of the invention and development of photography in the Victorian period at National Museums Scotland, new work by political duo Kennardphillips at Stills and Canadian artist Derek Michael Besant at Edinburgh Printmakers. 
    New work commissioned as part of the EAF 2015 commissions programme, presented across the city in unexpected and forgotten locations by emerging and established artists, including Charles Avery, in partnership with Ingleby Gallery where the artist is subject of a new solo exhibition, and Marvin Gaye Chetwynd.
    A newly-launched open call to early career artists which will provide a platform for a minimum of three Scotland-based artists, selected in close collaboration with Christine Borland, who was commissioned in 2013 to create a new work for EAF’s programme.
    Exhibitions by the next generation of talent in Scotland and beyond, including Samara Scott and Lauren Gault at Jupiter Artland, France-Lise McGurn and Beatrice Gibson at Collective and a group show at one of Edinburgh’s newest venues, The Number Shop.

    Edinburgh Art Festival (EAF) has announced its 2015 programme, combining ambitious presentations of Scottish and international contemporary art alongside major solo and survey shows of artists from the 20th century and historic movements. As the UK’s largest annual festival of visual arts, attracting nearly 300,000 attendances in 2014, EAF will this year present over 40 exhibitions across more than 30 of Edinburgh’s leading museums, galleries and institutions, as well as artist-run spaces and unexpected pop-up locations. Continuing its support for the next generation of Scottish artists, this year for the first time the festival will issue an open call for proposals by early career artists to be selected by critically acclaimed Scottish artist Christine Borland.  

    Highlights include:
    Internationally-renowned artists introduced to UK audiences for the first time, including the first exhibitions in Scotland by Phyllida Barlow, Hanne Darboven and Kwang Young Chun; the first solo exhibition in a public gallery by American artist John Chamberlain and the first large-scale solo show in the UK by New York-based Tara Donovan. 

    New work by Scotland’s leading contemporary practitioners, including Toby Paterson at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop and Sara Barker at Jupiter Artland; alongside two comprehensive surveys of Scottish art through the centuries at City Art Centre and The Queen’s Gallery.• Major art historical surveys including Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher, the pioneer of Pop Art Roy Lichtenstein, 18th century portraiture by Jean-Étienne Liotard presented across the National Galleries of Scotland, in addition to much-loved Scottish artists John Bellany at Open Eye Gallery and Joan Eardley at The Scottish Gallery.

    A strong focus on photography, contemporary and historic, including David Bailey at Scottish National Gallery, a major survey of the invention and development of photography in the Victorian period at National Museums Scotland, new work by political duo Kennardphillips at Stills and Canadian artist Derek Michael Besant at Edinburgh Printmakers.

    New work commissioned as part of the EAF 2015 commissions programme, presented across the city in unexpected and forgotten locations by emerging and established artists, including Charles Avery, in partnership with Ingleby Gallery where the artist is subject of a new solo exhibition, and Marvin Gaye Chetwynd.

    A newly-launched open call to early career artists which will provide a platform for a minimum of three Scotland-based artists, selected in close collaboration with Christine Borland, who was commissioned in 2013 to create a new work for EAF’s programme.

    Exhibitions by the next generation of talent in Scotland and beyond, including Samara Scott and Lauren Gault at Jupiter Artland, France-Lise McGurn and Beatrice Gibson at Collective and a group show at one of Edinburgh’s newest venues, The Number Shop.

    http://www.edinburghartfestival.com/

     

    Category: Visual & Performing Arts

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