Visit Love or Nothing: An exhibition at The Florrie up until 8:00pm. It’s also part of Long Night and Independents Liverpool Biennial, there are 21 artists in this one & I am one of them, I have created a piece especially for the show made up of twenty canvases (there’s one at the top of this page). It’s all organised by Toxteth Art Gallery (TAG). (Exhibition continues until 2:00pm on Sunday 21st October 2012).
Go to Threshold Festival ‘New Bird’ Ticket Launch event at The Picket *NEW VENUE* Studio 2, Parr Street on Saturday 20th October 2012 from 2:00pm onwards, all headlined by Louis Barabbas and the Bedlam Six, plus many more fantastic acts! Nothing like a last-minute venue change from Threshold Festival to keep us all on our toes.
More shameless self-promotion. I am exhibiting and singing at several events over the next month or so and it’s probably easier to post them all in one go rather than to keep trolling everyone with endless facebook/twitter posts. I’ll try to keep it brief, but if you know me, you’ll know that once I go off on one that can prove to be difficult, because details are important. And me? I don’t know when to stop.You get the picture.Oh and just in case you missed it, I was a Demanding Mime in my previous post (that was fun).
Art & Craft Workshops: 14:00 – 15:50 The Littlepool Art Prize (Kiddies Art Comp) judged by Robyn Woolston (Liverpool Art Prize Winner 2012) will take place from 2:00pm onwards so bring your children along! I will be helping to facilitate art workshops and Becky Crizzo from Craft Creative Events Ltd will be doing craft workshops. The children can also bring along artwork they have created previously to be entered into the competition! We will provide old T-shirts to protect your children’s clothes but please don’t let them wear anything too fancy in case they get paint/glitter on it!
Acoustic Set by Jazamin: 16:10 – 16:40 Twenty minutes later I will be singing a mixture of covers as well a few of my own songs for your listening pleasure, so come and join me!
Here’s a bit more information about the Festival directly from Threshold themselves:
“Threshold Summer Fun(d)raiser is a One Day Mini-Festival full of fun packed activities & more music than you can shake a stick at (believe us, we’ve tried).
“Don your best summer hat & come down to the already iconic Camp & Furnace to support your local world class multi-arts festival.
“With just under a week to go until Saturday’s Threshold Summer Fun(d) Raiser at Camp & Furnace, we can reveal some amazing raffle prizes donated by local businesses & organisations. Prizes include: Loads of Threshold merchandise & tickets for next year’s festival in March, a Sunday roast for four from Camp & Furnace, a meal for 2 plus a bottle of wine from Mello Mello, a £50 voucher for Pillbox Vintage, £40 meal voucher from What’s Cooking, photography lessons & photoshoots with styling, single malt whiskey, Tickets for Comedy Central at Baby Blue, stay at Hotel Indigo, Liverpool Craft Beers, Vouchers from Pillbox Vintage and Made Here shops, dance lessons, singing lessons, original artwork from Jazamin Sinclair (also an exciting addition to the live music line-up), original prints, books, musician’s workshops & Lego a plenty (see full raffle prizes details below).
“If a whole host of music & fun in the Baltic Love Triangle wasn’t enough, Threshold will also be programming a whole afternoon of great bands at the Open Culture bandstand in Williamson Square in front of the iconic Playhouse Theatre.
“On the line-up from 12pm to 5pm will be Spanish funk outfit Ponteforte, the gravelly dulcet tones of Dave O’Grady, the quirsksters themselves The Science of The Lamps, the unstoppable Bolshy & the man with a talent that truly belies his years Dominic Dunn, acoustic duo Crash Amber’s Party & the a-capella stylings of jazz choir Indigo Vibe. With a headline set from the epic outfit The Fifth Movement, there is plenty in store for a perfect summer’s afternoon.
“Also with musical offerings to entertain the most hard to please from the beastly We the Undersigned, funksters 69 Watts, punksters The Thespians, hipsters Triphazard, just plain fabulous Thom Morecroft, anthemic Silent Cities, groovy Audio Voyeur, heavy DJ Monkey, quirky Jazamin Sinclair, and the opportunity to join in and do the Folk-e-oke with ‘62 Pieces of Lego.’
“The Littlepool Art Prize (Kiddies Art Comp) judged by Robyn Woolston (Liverpool Art Prize Winner 2012) / Pillbox Vintage Pop Up / Vintage Clothing / Swap Shop / Raffles, Prizes & Giveaways / Kids Craft Activities / Live Art / Yarn bombing / Have-a-Go Dj Tasters with CMWMSMDM / Folky-oke / LEGO / Great Food / Craft Beers / Quizzy Rascals / Retro Gaming.
Date: Ongoing until Sunday 12th August, 2012 Venue: The Egg, 16-18 Newington, Liverpool, L1 4ED Time: Cafe open Mon-Fri 9:00 – 22:30 / Sat-Sun 10:00 – 22:30 Cost: Free!
An exhibition of work by artists who specialise in painting, curated by HeadSpace.
The full list of participating artists is as follows: Lauren Anthony; Jack Brown; Gordon Clegg; D Corlett; Cosmic; Sue Curwen Gordon; Mikey Gannon; Gareth Halsall; Sid Jarrett; Simon Kennedy; Karen King; Stanislaw Jan Krakiewicz; Ruth Massarano Rawson; Meesh; Rachel Ogden; AE Ritchie; Jonny Seven; Katie Sharrock; Jazamin Sinclair; & ZephyrBaby.
Image: ‘E18HTEEN HEARTS’ courtesy of Mikey Gannon.
I will be singing & playing guitar at 3:00pm as part of the Fringe Festival Afternoon Stage. More details to follow.
That’s all for now, there’s more coming up (there always is isn’t there, I hear you cry) but that’ll do for this post. I did say I’d try to keep it brief. And I didn’t do that did I?So yeh. If you got this far, you’re a better person than me. I’d have stopped reading a long time ago & cried out: “SKIP TO THE END”. Anyone else ever see that episode of Spaced where Tim says that to Daisy? I did try to find it on YouTube but it but it wasn’t there. Yeh. It probably really is time to stop now and maybe practise for some of my gigs or something.
This is to let you know about a few creative things you might want to get involved with this January if you are based in Liverpool or the Northwest. I am either taking part in these things myself or I am involved with organising them!
Did you get a new digital camera for Christmas? Have you had a digital camera for ages but you are you still trying to work out how to use it? Do you know your how to adjust your white balance so that your photos don’t come out blue? Do you want to know how to take long exposure shots. Do you know how to download your photographs to your computer? Do you know how to take photographs without leaving your camera on the ‘auto’ setting?
Get to grips with your digital camera this new year with these hands on sessions introducing you to a wide range of knowledge, techniques and tips to improve your photography.
Did you miss Journeys Through The Brook – Part 1 last month? Well don’t despair because there’s still the opportunity to come along again as it’s all returning on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th January, 2012 between 11:45am-3.00pm!
The whole event is free & even includes a free lunch and celebration afterwards!
People of all ages are welcome to come along to this exciting, multimedia event, through which audiences will have the opportunity to experience the streets of Tuebrook in an intimate and unique way.
For example, what was shopping like on West Derby Road 60 years ago? Have you ever heard of the Lister Drive Miracle? Would you like to hear what the kids from the youth club think about Tuebrook, or maybe even join the Newsham Park Pirates? If you answered yes to any of those questions then join us all for Journeys Through The Brook which is made by local residents.
‘Tuebrook Transnational’ is a group of local theatre makers, artists and producers who collaborate with other local residents to create and produce inclusive cultural events on the streets of Tuebrook.
The event is free, but numbers are limited. Please book a place in advance by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Ben Phillips on 07738905285.
Threshold Festival is returning again in just over a month’s time & the big news is that this year it’s not just under one roof it’s under many roofs all situated in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle! The Festival will all take place from 10th – 12th February 2012 and if last year is anything to go by it promises to be a fantastic event that brings most of Liverpool’s creative family together! Last year there was art, comedy, music & performances with something for everyone who came along! You can still buy discounted weekend tickets directly from Threshold Festival but hurry you only have until 10th January! Find out what Visit Liverpool have to say about the festival here.
Once again I am involved in organising visual arts for the festival with HeadSpace@EggSpace. The exhibition we are organising is called Twinned 2012, to be housed across two venues: EggSpace (where we regularly organise the exhibitions) & The Camp & Furnace (formerly A-Foundation) which is part of The Baltic Triangle. The exhibition at EggSpace will run from 27.01.12 – 26.02.12 and the exhibition at The Camp & Furnace will run from 10.02.12 – 13.02.12.
We already have several artists who will be taking part in the exhibition and are inviting others to submit entries to take part! By taking part you will also be entitled to a free ticket for the festival (either a full weekend pass for one or a one day pass with an additional one day pass for a guest)!