Spring is round the corner and will hopefully mark the start of better times. We’ve put together a list of call outs, posts and events happening this March for you to get excited about!
The Young People's Project at Washington Mind (where we and strange things? Collective are based) are doing a social media campaign this month called #MakeMarchBetter. We are starting a conversation about those small, practical day-to-day things we can all do to keep ourselves well, and we're sharing resources from money management to food, creative wellbeing tools and services who are offering support. More info here!
Another from the Young People's Project - last month we mentioned that we were putting together a local wellbeing resource for young people in the Coalfields. Our deadline has been extended until March 22nd.
Aged 13-19 and considering a career in music? Delivered in partnership by Brighter Sound (as part of Both Sides Now), Sage Gateshead (as part of Turn Up The Quiet) and We Make Culture, Inspiring Women is a series of 3 free talks for women, non-binary and trans folk, more info here. This looks really wonderful.
Pop Recs are inviting young people to take part in a consultation that will guide them in developing their service to young people in Sunderland, and they're reimbursing time for those involved. Their newly refurbished building is going to be an amazing space in our city and I really can't wait.
Those of you who live in South Tyneside, poet Rowan McCabe is currently running a series of online poetry workshops. They started last month but are running weekly until April 7th, and you can join at any time.
Swansea Zine Fest is going ahead virtually this year, and they've extended their deadline for pitches until 14th March.
The You're Not Alone project has been sharing people's experiences of lockdown on their blog, and are inviting you to write your own.
Recording it Ourselves is an online event going ahead on March 20th, a day of talks and panels all about DIY cultures. It sounds really informative and absolutely glorious.
Queerlings, a literary magazine for LGBTQIA+ writers, are looking for flash fiction and short stories. Deadline 31/03.