The Week That Was - collection of images from the week commencing 5th Sept
Filtering by Category: Creatives
Some of my favourite images of the last few weeksRead More
#Bright50 is Bright Ideas to Making Brighton Better. This idea has started from ZST Architects, a local firm who encourage sustainable and ecological design principles as part of their work flow. Having worked on regeneration projects in the area they wanted to get ideas from visitors and residents about what they wanted to improve in the city and then use their contacts to start a conversation
So if you on Twitter share your ideas with the hashtag #Bright50 and be part of the change
They are looking to get a portfolio of Bright Ideas together to display in September.
I have been thinking of ideas myself, everything from specific places to more general concepts on how we can improve public spaces. Have created a ideas board on Pinterest - check it out here
I will be adding to this post with the questions I am thinking about, but here are a few of my thoughts
How can we make spaces social and interactive
But also how can we allow spaces for all people, regardless of age, sex, class, etc
What about space which allow shy people to interact
Can we use space to encourage people to recycle
Let's show how important play / creativity is, and encourage all people to take part
A few images of the week commencing 25/7/16
So some photos from the week that was week commencing 4th July
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Today I have been blogging about #StarWarsDay and some of the great creatives out there and their spin on the whole Star Wars saga
So this is recapping everything I have been tweeting about
Golden One - Dynamite Gallery - Click Here
The Flock Awakens - Dynamite Gallery - Click HERE
Vader Wire Frame Tee - Chunk Clothing - Click HERE
Kibooki - www.evilcorp.tv
Eweniverse - www.eweniverse.com
Law and Moore www.etsy.com/uk/shop/LawandMoore
Creative Spectator -www.etsy.com/uk/shop/CreativeSpectator
Lego - Click HERE
Leia (Gold) by Not Now Nancy - Art Republic - Click HERE
Star Wars by Stikki Peaches - Art Republic - Click HERE
Vinyl Figures, Plush Figures, Home & Accessories, Tees - Funko http://funko.com
Dark Bunny Tees - Click HERE
The Illustrated Mind - Click HERE
Manic Minotair - E-www.etsy.com/shop/manicminotaur
And a few more Star War Images
And lastly some photos of me at Star Wars Celebrations event at the Excell Centre in 2007
All about The Cartoon Museum, and its current and future exhibitionsRead More
Brighton Festival is back 7-29th May 2016 with guest director Laurie AndersonRead More
World Book Day is 3rd March, and this is my Book blog postRead More
One of my favourite paintings of all time is Edward Hopper's Nighthawks, just love the mystery, the story you can make in your head about who these people are, what is their relationship with each other
One of the other things I love about this painting is the numerous alternative versions & below are a section of how this piece of culture has become pop culture
What other versions do you know about?
Ever dreamt of seeing your film on cinema screens around the country? Well, now you can make that dream a reality – by entering the new Picturehouse Members’ Film Competition. Entrants might also get their short-film ideas read by some of the biggest names in the business, who will make up the judging panel. One lucky Member will win the chance to make their short film, fully funded, and to showcase it in the trailer reels before every feature film at Picturehouse Cinemas.
The competition judges include the award-winning director of Senna and Amy, Asif Kapadia; the legendary producer of Skyfall and SPECTRE, Barbara Broccoli; Gurinder Chadha, director of Bend It Like Beckham and Bride & Prejudice; Ben Roberts, director of the BFI Film Fund; Working Title producer Tim Bevan; and broadcaster and presenter Edith Bowman.
Members can enter the competition by submitting a short treatment or script of 300–500 words, using the theme ‘belonging’ as inspiration. The final film must be no longer than two minutes long and the closing date for submissions is 29 April 2016. The winning treatment will be fully funded by Picturehouse Cinemas, with the film being guided through production by creative agency McCann London, who will be offering their time, equipment and expertise to bring the film to the screen. And talking of screens, the winning film will play for several months in all 23 Picturehouse Cinemas! So if you’re a Picturehouse Member who is also a budding filmmaker, or if you’ve always had a great idea for a (short) film, this is the competition for you.
As well as discovering exciting new talent, the competition is designed to celebrate Picturehouse Members’ unrivalled passion for film. The contest is inspired by our motto – ‘Our Members Make Us’ – which highlights the defining and motivating force behind Picturehouse Cinemas: our Members.
“Our Members are truly integral to how we operate,” says Sara Frain, Group Marketing Director of Picturehouse Cinemas, “and this competition gives one lucky Member a great platform to showcase their talent. Lots of short films are made all the time, but the real challenge is getting them shown, particularly on the big screen. At Picturehouse, we can help with that last all-important hurdle. We can’t wait to see what our Members produce. We know they will rise to the challenge.”
Ben Roberts, director of the BFI Film Fund and one of the competition judges, says: “Having the chance to discover and support the best new film talent is always an honour and delight. I can’t wait to see what gems the Picturehouse Members have in store for us.”
The Picturehouse Members’ Film Competition judging panel comprises: Lolly Thomson (McCann London co-president), Asif Kapadia (director, Senna, Amy), Barbara Broccoli (producer, Skyfall, SPECTRE), Danny Perkins (StudioCanal CEO), Ben Roberts (BFI Film Fund director), Kate Gardiner (head of Fox Searchlight), Tim Bevan (producer, The Theory Of Everything, Les Misérables), Tessa Ross (producer, Slumdog Millionaire, 12 Years A Slave), Clare Binns (Picturehouse Cinemas’ director of programming and acquisitions), Gurinder Chadha (director, Bride & Prejudice, Bend It Like Beckham), Edith Bowman (broadcaster) and Charles Gant (Heat and The Guardian film critic).
Entries are officially open. Enter here.
Remember, you don’t need to create a finished film, we just want you to submit an idea. If your idea is chosen, we’ll help you bring it to the big screen.
A valid Picturehouse Membership card number must be included on your submission at the time of entry. The closing date is 29 April 2016.
For terms and conditions Read More
14th February is coming up, and instead of buying a card from a chain store go on and support local shops and designers.Read More
A Creative Spotlight on Homage, a new home and lifestyle store in Seven Dials area of Brighton
Opened by Mark & Liza, who first started Homage back in 2011 in Stoke Newington, London. 2015 brought them back to Brighton to launch this store on Bath Street, a childhood neighbourhood for Liza so a true homecoming. Liza's parents were the proud owners of Zerbs cafe during the 80s and 90s , opposite Komedia Comedy Club.
Homage is an independent home and lifestyle store, selling items for the kitchen, bathroom, as well as textiles and prints
forHOME - pots & vases, lighting, frames & mirrors, baskets & storage
KITCHEN - ceramic, wood, glass, textile, enamel
BATHROOM - washbags, soap, skincare, scented candles
TEXTILES - bags, rugs, cushions, blankets
PRINT - notebooks, cards, wallart
Brighton’s BIG READ for adults returns to its to its cultural home in 2016 as City Reads becomes part of Brighton Festival’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
Delighted to have been chosen as this year’s author, Brighton based Paul McVeigh says: “When I moved to Brighton a few years ago, one of the first things I did was volunteer for City Reads to celebrate books and get to know my new city. Who could believe that just a few years later my book would be chosen and my adopted city would adopt me right back. That it will be part of the 50th Anniversary of the Brighton Festival is such an honour. I can’t wait to get started.”
THE 2016 READ
2016 marks the centenary of the Easter Rising, a rebellion that led to the eventual signing of the Anglo Irish Treaty and the creation of Northern Ireland. Fittingly, this year City Reads turns its attention to the Ardoyne district of Belfast at the height of the Troubles in Northern Ireland.
You are invited to join in the city-wide read of Paul McVeigh’s astonishing debut The Good Son, shortlisted for The Guardian’s ‘Not The Booker Prize’: a bitter sweet tale, set in 1980s Belfast.
‘Blackly hilarious (with) one of the most endearing and charming characters I’ve come across in a long time.’ ELLE Magazine - Best of 2015
Mickey Donnelly is smart, which isn’t a good thing in his part of town. Despite having a dog called Killer and being in love with the girl next door, everyone calls him ‘gay’. He has to protect his Ma and his sister Wee Maggie from the Troubles and from Da. And sometimes... you have to be a bad boy to be a good son.
- 3rd March 2016 City Reads launches across the City
- 29th May 2016 - Paul McVeigh - in conversation at Brighton Festival 2016
From its launch on World Book Day (3 March) to the final event at Brighton Festival on 29 May, there’s a wide range of events and discussions themed around The Good Son encouraging residents across the City to get reading and start talking. HIGHLIGHTS include: an Irish Whiskey Tasting on St Patrick’s Day (17 March), from top taster Dave Broom - with readings from The Good Son and live music, a special screening on the official centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising (24 April) of Pat ‘O Connor’s 1984 film Cal (starring Helen Mirren) and of course the perennial favourite: The City Reads Book Quiz returns on 27 April.
Andrew Comben, Chief Executive Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival says:
‘We are delighted that City Reads is part of Brighton Festival this year - building on our strong relationship with Collected Works through other partnership projects such as Young City Reads and Adopt an Author. It’s especially exciting for us to champion the work of a local writer as part of 50th edition of the Festival –in which we explore the concept of home and the various writers, artists and performers that live in this city on the edge.’
Delivered by award winning literary organisation Collected Works CIC, CITY READS is the longest running ‘big read’ in the UK conceived to spread a love of books and ideas to the widest possible audience throughout Brighton & Hove, with a healthy reach into the South East region.
Sarah Hutchings - Artistic Director, City Reads commented:
‘Choosing one book for a whole City to read, share and celebrate is a wonderful thing because it brings people together. Brighton based Northern Irish writer Paul McVeigh’s incredible book was the perfect choice, particularly as 2016 marks the centenary of the Easter Rising, a rebellion that led to the eventual signing of the Anglo Irish Treaty and the creation of Northern Ireland. I defy anyone not to fall in love with its protagonist Mickey Donnelly. He’s clever, naive and hilariously funny. I hope you love it as much as we do at City Reads.’
Born in Belfast, Paul McVeigh began his writing career as a playwright before moving to London where he wrote comedy shows. His short stories have been published in literary journals and anthologies, read on BBC Radio 5 and commissioned by BBC Radio 4. He is also the co-founder of London Short Story Festival.
For interviews, high res images or further enquiries, please contact:
Sarah Hutchings, Artistic Director – Collected Works CIC
email@example.com 07985 159618
Discovered it is the 50th anniversary of Action Man, one of my favourite toys when I was a kid. Making me think of what other toys & games I loved as a kid. Who remembers these? Let me know what you enjoyed?
Just found Hive.co.uk and it is a way of shopping online and helping support your high street at the same time
From the website you can choose from thousands of books, DVDs, CDs etc. You can then choose free home delivery or collect from your local bookshop. Then tell them which local bookshop you would like to support with your order. Hive will give a cut from every single order to independent bookshops.
They have support local bookshops by giving them a cut of every single order, by allowing people to collect from them, and hopefully making people aware of what else the bookshop has to offer. Also they have a chance to be seen online, hopefully reach new and different customers.
The title for the 2016 Young City Reads has been revealed and it is Danny Wallace's Hamish and the WorldstoppersRead More
Deadline Monday 18th January 2016 for designers and makers to apply for desk, studio or workshop space at the Preston Barracks developmentRead More