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Local pupils get creative at last year's arts week
Local pupils get creative at last year's arts week

Press Release - 23 March 2006

Take the first step to launching your own magazine

Year 10 students from the Swindon area are invited to attend a free arts week to learn how to edit and design their own publications. The week runs from 3 to 7 April and takes place at the University of Bath in Swindon.

At Introduction to editing and designing your own publication pupils will get the opportunity to try their hand at photography, creative writing, design and illustration, and will finish the week having designed their own magazine.

Pauline Pratt, Director of Creative Arts Week, said: “We run regular Creative Arts Weeks and feedback from students has shown they want to learn specialised design skills and get hands-on experience.”

The week will include a talk by Steve Causer, editor of Frequency Magazine, about how to get into the magazine industry. There will also be a talk by Community Police Officer, Anne Egan, about working together on a creative design project.

The activities will be run by tutors from the University, Wiltshire College and local secondary schools. Current University students will be on-hand to help run the week and answer any questions on what it’s like being a student.

At the end of the week the pupils will show off some of the new skills they have developed in a display of their work and come away with a finished professional magazine.

The Creative Arts Week is free of charge and takes place at the University of Bath’s Oakfield Campus, Marlowe Avenue. Activities take place from 10am-4pm and include a free lunch for participants. For more information and to reserve a place please call Anne Olesen on 01793 328800 or email

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