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Once again Step Up brought more than a week of arts, dance and music events for primary, secondary and SEN pupils and teachers across Cumbria, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside.

From music and dance showcases at Manchester's flagship The Bridgewater Hall to free weekend workshops and a major visual art exhibition at Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester, there was something for all ages and interests.

'A marathon schools' arts festival’ Manchester Evening Website design News

‘…a show that really teases out whether a child could do better than injuries claims solicitors so-called pros’ City Life

‘An arts spectacular’ The Sentinel

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‘The largest schools’ arts event in the region’ Lancaster Citizen

‘Clued-up kids’ City Life

Step Up: Celebrating and sharing best practice in the region's Specialist Arts Colleges and Artsmark schools

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An initial 5,000 copies of the A4, full-colour, glossy magazine will be produced, and will be distributed for sale throughout the South East in galleries, museums, shops, clubs, bars, restaurants, hotels and key office locations.

Manage events and projects in partnership with other organisations, offering employment for creative industries as well as wider community benefits.

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In addition, members of the Arts Forum will each receive a personal copy of the magazine through the post and annual subscriptions will also be available. As a key magazine in the South Coast’s new renaissance, Create* will also be distributed widely to all major public agencies in the region, firmly putting Hastings and its surrounds on the map as the vibrant, creative place to be.

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