Tuesday, 10 April 2012
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Monday, 5 March 2012
WE are looking for brass and woodwind and percussion musicians (any age) of a basic level and above (room for beginners) to take part in a street band of 100 and a carnival of 1000's :)
Here is an opportunity for musicians to get involved with a fun street band for the Stoke on Trent leg of the Olympic Torch relay.
We are looking for brass, woodwind and percussionists to take part in a series of workshops in Stoke on Trent leading up to the procession on 30th May.
Musical Director, Dan Fox is writing new music for the procession. He has over twenty years experience working with street-bands. His playing has taken him all over the world, from playing a heated trombone at the Winter Olympics in Albertville to playing in a wetsuit whilst flippering across a lake outside the Dutch Parliament. He currently plays tuba with the Boom Bike Band and bass drum for Macnas theatre company (Galway).
Dan co-founded and made the drums for Boom Dang, a new style of street drumming that combines Dhol/ Surdos and funky street rhythms.
There will be four Sunday workshops leading up to the parade.
No experience of parading is necessary but musicians must be willing to process with their instruments. Although the project can cater for a wide range of playing abilities, some playing experience is preferable.
Please ask around if you think you may know somebody interested :)
Join the 100 Sounds Facebook group to find out more
- once you have joined the facebook group you can write on the wall and ask Steve any questions you may have about how you can get involved the project.
If you would rather talk than type ....you can contact Steve by phone on 07704788937
100 Flags for Stoke Olympic Torch Relay Community Parade
Calling flag makers and people who can use a sewing machine based in North Staffordshire
An opportunity to learn a new technique and take part in major event in Stoke in May 2012.
On 17th March we will be running an open audition at B arts (Newcastle under Lyme) to recruit a team of flag makers, no previous experience in flag making needed but machine sewing an essential skill.
You will be working with Wendy Meadley (www.flickr.com/workingwiththewind) a freelance artist who has successfully applied the technique of reverse appliqué to flag making in the UK creating unique installations and site décor.
You will be instructed in this technique and then, if selected, you will use it as the method to create 100 large processional flags under the supervision of Wendy Meadley, for the Olympic Torch Relay in Stoke on Trent in May.
We need a team of flag makers who will be:
· competent at using a sewing machine.
· have their own machine which they can use for the project and audition
· resident in North Staffordshire and are over 18yrs
· available for the following dates:
Saturday17th March (the open audition)
Mon 23rd - Fri 27th April & Wed 30th May ( the actual flag making sessions)
We are able to offer a small amount of money to cover expenses
We would like you to write to us (max of 2 sides of A4) telling us:
· why you would like to be involved
· your relevant experience
· how will you use this new skill in the future
Please send your information, by email firstname.lastname@example.org
... by snail-mail: c/o Hilary Hughes, B Arts, 19 Barracks Square, Barracks road, Newcastle under Lyme. ST5 1LG
Your info needs to arrive with us before 5pm Friday 9th March
All phone enquiries to Hilary on 01782 717326
Wednesday, 4 January 2012
For the meantime - we would love it of any Barefooters would like to add their thoughts towards our next show called Take This Waltz, scheduled for February 2012.
Please visit this blog link below and answer the questions you will find on there. Any problems sending your answers via the blog , you can email them directly to Susan at email@example.com.
Tuesday, 13 September 2011
Friday, 26 August 2011
Thursday, 25 August 2011
Tuesday, 23 August 2011
Monday, 22 August 2011
The piece I helped create was inspired by the one of the verses of the song 'Take this Waltz' by Leonard Cohen, intertestling enough the inspiration that Leonard Cohen took to write the lyrics for the song, came from the poet Federico Garcia Lorca and the poem is known in English as 'Little Viennese Waltz' . I in turn found this exteremly inertesting and saw this as almost like looking through a window, or a journey of sorts.
And so in my groups mini film/performance of our inspiration/journey that orginated from Federico Garcia Lorca poem, which then became a beautiful music and lyrical piece to then again change into a visual and at times aural stokie piece. I found great enjoyment at mixing different art-forms that of old and new to essentially create a piece of live art.
Friday, 19 August 2011
Thursday, 18 August 2011
We would like to thank the amazing group of people we have had the pleasure of working with these last three days.
You know who you are
Thank you for displaying such a willingness to share your ideas, collaborate and create magical and beautiful moments with your candles and incense, the senses of sounds, seeing her memories in a ghost coat with the feasting pigeons and the journey of their dance.You know what we mean.
Thats what it's all about...!
Flashmobbing Newcastle - Relive some of it with Ustream
Don't forget to tag us in your facebook photos
We'll carry on uploading stuff over the next week - so please do keep calling back to the blog and leave your thoughts over the next few days - once you've had chance to get your breath back !
Wednesday, 17 August 2011
Streaming Instructions (this post will take you via facebook)
So tell you friends to gather around their computers this will be the one they don't want to miss!
Plus we are flashmobbing in the town centre tomorrow at 4pm.
Definite location to be announced here on the blog, on twitter and on facebook tomorrow.
So tell you friends they can either join us or avoid us !!!
We're going to have so much fun tomorrow
- thats what its all about!
Tuesday, 16 August 2011
Thursday, 3 March 2011
Barefoot Doctors teams up with Growing Hearts and Minds
project to run printing sessions with guest artist Simon Ripley.
Also - take a look at the Penkhull blog, did you know there is a local news-blog ?
Penkhull blog (Under the same Sky article)
Home page : http://welcometopenkhull.wordpress.com
Thursday, 10 February 2011
If you are available on Friday 25th and / or Saturday 26th February we would be interested in speaking to you.
100 Stories is a special performance for just for two evenings this February. It takes people on a journey that starts at 6.15pm in Hanley (City Centre) Stoke on Trent and involves a walk with digital audio, performance, visuals, live music, installations and all sorts of wonderment.
If you can only help a few hours please still get in touch, as we will be able to work a rota of volunteers. Some people might just be able to help during the performance hours, whilst some of you may want to help with the setting up of the event during the day too.
During the performances we have opportunities for people wanting experience as Assistant Stage Managers, outdoor event stewards, rigging operators , plus we have opportunities for people who may want to help out with really useful roles like providing tea and biscuits, van loading and litter pickers.
There will be a volunteer briefing session and training in specific technical areas will be given also. This experience may be useful for your CV and as usual we are willing to support our Barefoot Doctors with creative and personal development as an ongoing process throughout the year.
If you are interested please call 01782 717326 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can call someone for a chat about how you could be involved - just call the B arts office and speak to Philippa or Deborah.
To find out more about 100 Stories please go to the DATfest website where you can also book tickets if you have friends who would like to be in the audience. DATfest is a weekend digital arts festival for Stoke on Trent, within the Stoke Your Fires programme
Monday, 8 November 2010
If you are struggling with childcare, you can bring children with you - plus you don't have to stay for the whole time. It's an informal evening where we share project news and invite people to get involved with new activities and develop ideas.
Wednesday, 6 October 2010
The Toy Stories is a project for anyone of any age - just come along with a favourite toy and share a story about why that toy is so important. If you've not got the toy any longer you can still come and tell us about those special toys, the ones you could never say "goodbye" to and maybe those that broke your heart when they disappeared! Why was that toy such a great part of your childhood ? What happened to the toy? Maybe you have an amusing anecdote to share. For full project details please view the information on SHOP website.
12noon - 2pm ( not on the Monday)
Monday, 30 August 2010
Deborah will be catching up with participants for their One to One chats if we couldn't do it during our super busy three day Summer School.
You were all fabulous, free of inhibitions and totally open to your creativity.
To develop what we were doing over those three days we are considering running a sound experiment - one day soon ... so keep your eyes on the blog for an announcement.
Anyone who missed Summer School but wants to be a Barefooter ... stay in touch . Make sure we have your email address - email email@example.com
Sign up to the b arts mailing list too ... go to the website for details www.b-arts.org.uk
Take care, keep that creativity multiplying xxx
Thursday, 12 August 2010
After the success of the first Barefoot Doctors Summer School in 2009, we are offering a three-day opportunity to explore new ways of working in a variety of art-forms, and create a new site-specific performance close to the City Centre.
- Film and Camera Skills: Editing, Projection and Animation
- Performance: Character Work, Comedy, Text and Physical Theatre
- Creating Objects: Prop building and found objects
- Sound: Mixing, found sounds and composition
- Work on your own and with the other students to explore collaborations and cross-overs with artists and non-artists.
The course is free and lunch is provided each day.
- e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- text: ‘SUMMER’ to 07809 516456
- phone: 01782 717326
Saturday, 24 July 2010
Wednesday, 30 June 2010
( perfect for a Barefoot Doctor !)
To get the most out of this experience it's best if you can attend all three sessions -
Friday, 25 June 2010
Thursday, 24 June 2010
Wednesday, 2 June 2010
Monday, 24 May 2010
February was great and March and April ... as it really been that long since I mentioned our Barefoot Fridays on the blog. We've been busy I guess. We were getting the Annual Report back to our funders in March plus we've been having some fun and games with office moves and redecorating at B arts.
We're in the same building by the way, so don't think we've moved ...We still meet upstairs at 19 Barracks Square, Barracks Road Newcastle under Lyme St5 1LG
Well we've had some lovely sessions lately. March we had fun telling stories, painting plus a bit of posing about and acting. We were exercising some very vivid imaginations that night!
Rachel Grant came in to see us in April, with her Sense of Place map which will be showing at The Shire Hall Gallery in July. We added our comments to the parcel tags - little quotes about our favourite places and we had a lovely time.
So what about Barefoot Friday in May. What can you expect ?
Two hours of friendship and creativity - relaxed, informal and fun. This month we are going to do the 'It's Your Story, Tell It' workshop. If you've got a plan, a dream , and idea, something you want to do, then together we'll get our thinking-caps on and see how it can be done and do it ! With a bit of focus, hocus pocus and creative vibes will set the wheels in motion. Come along, meet some new folks and have fun ..... please reply to say if you can come along, we're looking forward to seeing you
Meeting at 6pm and going on until 8pm,
MAKE IT A DATE: Friday 28th May :o)
Friday, 19 February 2010
- Friday 26th February
- Upstairs at 19 Barracks Square, Barracks Road, Newcastle under Lyme. ST5 1LG