Saturday, 24 April 2010
Nottingham is a very lucky city. Not only are we expanding in performing arts, music and the hefty live artists that seem to be spawning north to south, we now celebrate film, tv and writing with Screen Lit Festival.
It opened on Wednesday with Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong, creators of Peep Show [ah! mi amor!] - a good start if ever I've seen one [although, unfortunately, I couldn't go..].
The festival includes a glorious host of things, which are aptly illustrated in the following:
Nice? I agree.
+ Screen Lit Festival
+ Wednesday 21 - Thursday 29 April
Friday, 23 April 2010
Earlier this week I ventured out into the abyss, wandered along the winding streets and landed in the unfamiliar dusty roads of India and Pakistan.
Actually that's a fib; I just went to Broadway to see a film. And, well, that's another fib, because what I really saw was 60 films. 60 films in 60 minutes.
'How can this be?' you ask. Surely you must be some kind of crazy, stabby youth who has gone delusional with all that sugar and caffeine*.
Well, really it's all down to Ali Zaider, Artistic Director of motiroti.
"60 films, 60 artists, 60 seconds... London based artist's initiative motiroti commissioned established and emerging artists from the South Asian diaspora to present their unique personal perspective on identity and home in an age of globalised cultures. Using the one-minute format, these films reflect on the complexities of hybrid identities and
the visible and invisible borders of nationhood."
You can read more about the wider context of 60x60 Secs at the 360degrees website, which explains the three year programme of cultural explorations led by motiroti.
An interesting watch; if you didn't make it, then I'm sure you'll get another opportunity, so look out for it! Ali is actually coming up to Nottingham on Thursday 6 May to discuss the film and the project at New Art Exchange.
courtesy of motiroti [Who can spot Hetain Patel?]
*If you buy a filter coffee at Broadway, you get free re-fills. [Dangerous] Fact.
Thursday, 22 April 2010
Wednesday, 21 April 2010
image courtesy of BBC Blast
"The Blast tour is bringing three days of free creative workshops to local 13-19 year olds! Whether you’re into doodling or drama, film or fashion (or even making your own video mix to music) there’s something interesting for you. It’s first come first served, so get booking."
It's in Mansfield [hello!] until Saturday, so hurry up and get to it! There's a few spaces left for some of the free workshops that you have have have to book on to.
More info HERE.
Thursday, 15 April 2010
If you've ever been on the Dance4 Blogger, you'll probably have an idea about the pure lust we all have for lists. Organisation is key, no?
With that in mind, I came across a link to this MEGA site called Teux Deux.
It's basically a online to-do application. Simple, clean, sleek, easy to use etcetcblahblahblah. And if you don't do something on the date you put it down for, it carries it over to the next day until you've done it! Magic!
Here's a video which explains it's awesomeness:
Get on it.
Wednesday, 14 April 2010
Saturday, 10 April 2010
Akram Kahn's peice Bahok with National Ballet of China, is arriving in Derby next week. Why not join some of us?
Under-26ers [?] also have the chance to get free tickets for this performance as part of the A Night Less Ordinary initiative. Arts Council England and Metro have introduced this as a beeeeuat of a way to get younger people to experience the theatre for free! Excellent.
For a free ticket to see Bahok in Derby, just give Derby Live a call on 01332 255800.
See you there.