THE ARTS SOCIETY SUB GROUPS   VOLUNTEERING GROUPS (or Sub Groups) Any member is welcome to join our Volunteer groups, which currently are:  CHURCH RECORDING  These groups were formerly contributing to the National Archive, with copies of the completed records being held in the British Library, The V&A Museum, County Records Offices ( for the Diocese copies ) and the individual churches. Whilst this is no longer the case, this comprehensive record of everything which can be found inside a church will still be kept by the Diocese (CRO) and by the churches themselves, and as such provide a valuable local record.  Our small group, recording St. Peter's Church, Aldwincle, has finished the actual recording and the material is being collated by our Compilers and Group Leader. The previous record completed by an earlier group was of All Saints Church, Polebrook. Any members wishing to start a new group to record another church should contact the Chairman.  TRAILS OF DISCOVERY  These trails can create Q & A discovery routes for a range of visitors to a church, inviting them to observe, explore and record what they find. The last trail completed was St. Margaret's Church, Luddington, and our current Trails leader is completing the trail of St Leonard's Church, Apethorpe. We hope to be looking for a new church to create a trail for, so anyone interested should contact Nigel Harper or Chris Cooke.  To see a list of the Trails of Discovery in the East Midland Area please click here.  ARTS IN THE COMMUNITY  Whilst not a Volunteering group as such, this section of the Society's activity, with a representative on the Committee, has a remit to explore how we can support local arts in the broadest sense. We particularly look for initiatives which promote the involvement of young people - this area was formerly titled Young Arts- and groups which represent disadvantaged sections of the community. Our new Secretary, Jackie Leesons, will be posting a summary of what we are currently supporting in the website Newsletter out in early summer.
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