Friday, 20 August 2010

The Improvisation Series

Dance4’s Improvisation Series lands at Zoo Roxy, Edinburgh, on Monday 30 August with a special event simply called improvisation, featuring lead artist Rachel Krische and including Christine Devaney, Janis Claxton, Louise Tanoto, Filip van Huffel, Matthew Slater and Steven Martin, accompanied by gifted musicians Luke Sutherland and Jer Reid.

This event will be perfect for both novices and fringe veterans to end this year’s Fringe Festival with flair, originality and innovation. Whether this really is a zoo or a sanctuary, you’ll only find out by being there. Expect the unexpected!

Dance4 presents improvisation
Zoo Roxy (Sanctuary Space), Edinburgh Fringe Festival at 2pm
Tickets: £5 via 0131 662 6812

The “always exciting” ( award winning Rachel Krische leads the improvisation conversation which also features “rising Scottish star” (The Skinny) Janis Claxton, Christine Devaney who was winner of “The 2009 Scotsman Edinburgh Fringe First”, Louise Tanoto of the “edgy” (The Guardian) Tom Dale Company and Filip van Huffel, Matthew Slater and Steven Martin with all three of “athletic” ( Retina Dance Company. Such artists collaborating in a one-off experiment of movement is an opportunity that doesn’t come around very often and will be ideal for both the newcomer and dance connoisseur.

The event will also encompass the enthralling live sounds of the “magnetic” (The Scotsman) Luke Sutherland, of Lon Fin Killie, Bows and Mogwai fame, and Jer Reid who both are well known for their exciting collaborations with dance artists, so the performance will be a treat for both the eyes and ears.
In the ethos of presenting extraordinary 21st century dance we celebrate, with this event, the work of the festival’s leading dance venues; the award winning Zoo (this year running 3 venues including the Roxy) and artists of Catalyst Dance Management (from Dance Base, Scotland’s National Centre for Dance).

Dance4 presents improvisation: the perfect opportunity to witness incredible artists from across the Fringe programme and beyond collaborating in a unique event for the festival.

For further information contact Sarah by email / 0115 941 0773 / Box Office 0131 662 6892 / /

Monday, 2 August 2010


Gone, but not for long.
Wonderful. Nice. Beautiful.

Going to a city of extreeeme historical pride, it's odd to realise that promoters will still be promoters.

Riverside Festival this weekend, you down?

Friday, 16 July 2010

Seconds Out


More info=HERE

Friday, 9 July 2010

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

A Pretty Rough guide to screen printing

film courtesy of Andrew Bell

Today I went out to get a bunch of Stamping Ground t-shirts printed [Stamping Ground's summer starts this Saturday!]. So, I bought a bunch of blank vests and tees and hauled them over to get printed on.

Amid the t-shirt talk, I was reminded about a crazy cool t-shirt printing company me and a few friends started while we were in school. It was terrible and hilarious and filled with scissors and virtual trips to cheap wholesalers on the internet. It also marked the initial foray into customer/consumer interaction and consultation [obviously aside from my extremely important stint as a Saturday girl at a local cafe].

Going along the subject of the value and quality of creative and cultural products, that I touched upon yesterday following a session in college, it's important that what you present holds true integrity. As consumers [intellectual or physical], we have the right to fully scrutinise what we are investing in. And we should. The shame comes when people don't realise they have that right, or worse, when they choose to ignore it. You only live once, so you may as well strive to experience, seek out and appreciate quality.

You know, it's these cultural products and services that give dramatic value to society. Able to present ideas, interpretations and views of reality and the world around us, they challenge the stable and static views of humanity and interject a sense of wonder and fluidity, change and movement. They provide an abstract education that may not be achieved elsewhere and can garner a sense of community that perhaps transcends physical boundaries.

If only we had known how to properly construct our product and actually learn how to screen print. It would vastly reduce the amount of huge messed up t-shirts that occupy the bottom of my wardrobe.

NB: Pretty Rough are a design collective from Glasgow. If you want to know how screen printing works, then check out their nifty short film above.

And one more thing! For information on Stamping Ground visit If you want to seek some quality work presented by the next generation, then get yourselves over. It should be fantastic! Dates include Eastwood Vibe, Riverside Festival and more... Click.

Monday, 5 July 2010

Jon Burgerman

During my last visit to college we had to study the quality and value of cultural products and services.

We researched a couple of case studies ourselves following a group discussion about one practitioner. That practitioner was Jon Burgerman.

image courtesy of Jon Burgerman

A Nottingham-er born and [possibly] bred, Jon Burgerman is an illustrator whose clients include Sony, Science Museum, and he has recently released an iPhone application with ustwo called Inkstrumental. My tutor wasn't aware that he was from Nottingham, and was pleasantly surprised that he had picked someone from our backyard.

Talented man, find out more about Job Burgerman HERE.

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

The Creators Project

image courtesy of The Creators Projects

"The Creators Project is a new network dedicated to the celebration of creativity and culture across media, and around the world."

For those of you who liked the short film PIXELS by Patrick Jean that I posted earlier this month, you might be interested in venturing down to The London Creators Project Party next month. The event will feature a whole host of innovative short films, all presented alongside a myriad of other creative beasts.

Check. It. Out. HERE.

"The Creators Project is coming to London and bringing with it a celebratory assemblage of musicians, artists, designers, panelists and filmmakers. The festivities kick off 17 July and will feature live performances from Mark Ronson, Filthy Dukes, Kele Okereke, Trevor Jackson, Yuck and Hudson Mohawke among many others. Attendees will also get to experience exhibitions, film screenings, and multimedia installations including work from Spike Jonze, The Animal Collective, United Visual Artists."

Saturday, 12 June 2010

It has begun...

image courtesy of trendhunter

Find more world cup posters, created by ESPN and New York ad agency Wieden + Kennedy, HERE.
[If anything, promise me you will go on Wieden + Kennedy's website. It really is raaaaaad.]

Go England!

Friday, 11 June 2010


Danielle LaPorte = some kind of mage.

Click HERE for inspiration on what to do when you feel like your energy's running away from you...

Thursday, 3 June 2010

UK Young Artists Deadline

Less than two weeks to apply!

For those of you who may not have addressed this blur of colour in your inbox...

image courtesy of UK Young Artists

Click on the image to see a larger version [where it is possible to actually read the text], or alternatively more info=HERE.

Your deadline to apply is Monday 14 June.
¿Comprende usted?

Wednesday, 2 June 2010


Friday evening. Off to the big smoke to see a piece from Chickenshed.

My friend Anthony is studying there, and I've not seen him perform since waaay back in the day. Ahh, the Performing Arts block...

"Chickenshed is a theatre company. We work using an inclusive creative process which means everyone is welcome, and everyone is valued. Not many places are for everyone and anyone - so a lot of people who find themselves unwelcome elsewhere in the world, come to us. Chickenshed runs Children's and Youth Theatre workshops for 600 people, education courses for over 100 students, community outreach projects and a network of satellite 'Sheds' across the country (and two in Russia) so even more can benefit. Every extraordinary piece of theatre created at Chickenshed shouts out the same thing: anyone can thrive in an environment where everyone is welcome.

words courtesy of Chickshed

Aye, aye.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010


film of PIXELS courtesy of Patrick Jean

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Companhia de Dança Deborah Colker..


film courtesy of Dance Consortium

Brazilian Companhia de Dança Deborah Colker will be hitting the wonderful city of Nottingham, performing on Friday and Saturday at Nottingham Playhouse, through Dance Consortium.

Once again, I'll be down at the theatre to witness all the action, and spend a few days shadowing their Co-Ordinator, their Interpreter, and how ever many members of the company there might be...

I'll post up thoughts/events/the meaning of life later.

More info=HERE.

Tuesday, 18 May 2010



Muy interesante!