Tuesday, 22 June 2010

SAW Focus 7 - The Sherwood Festival

Saturday 26th June 12pm - 8pm
Sherwood Festival
Woodthorpe Park, Sherwood
Free Entry

The Sherwood festival is part of Sherwood Art Week.
It is a day full of live music and entertainment, food and drink, stalls and activities for everyone to enjoy.
It’s an event unique to Sherwood with the majority of activities, stalls and entertainment being provided by local groups and businesses.
The music starts at 12 noon and finishes around 8pm.

Lineup and stage times as follows:

12.00 - 12.45 Edwards Lane Music Club

1.00 - 1.30 Young Potential - http://www.youngpotential.org.uk/

1.40 - 2.05 Natalie Duncan - http://www.myspace.com/betweenthekeys

2.15 - 2.45 Clarion Choir

3.00 - 3.30 Dreaded Monkey - http://www.myspace.com/dreadedmonkey9

4.00 - 4.30 Jill Gregory School of Dance

4.45 - 5.15 Stuck in 2nd - http://www.myspace.com/stuckin2nd

5.30 - 6.00 Will Jeffery - http://www.myspace.com/willjeffery

6.10 - 6.40 This Modern Life - http://www.myspace.com/thismodernlife

6.50 - 7.20 Saphire Lane - http://www.myspace.com/safflane

7.30 - 8.00 Jezebel Rock - http://www.myspace.com/jezebelrockuk

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

SAW Focus 6 - The Secret Garden Craft Fair

Saturday 19th June 11am - 6pm
"Secret Garden Craft Fair"
The United Reformed Church
Free Entry

Sherwood Art Week begins it's week long annual celebration of creativity with the highly popular, and utterly fabulous, Craft Fair on Saturday 19th June.

This year we are lucky to be hosting the event in garden behind the United reformed Church on Edwards Lane. Not many people know where this is, hence our title "The Secret Garden Craft Fair".
However, come Saturday the whole neighbourhood will know it's location as this years gathering of local makers will be bigger and better than last years. Included in the wide range of quality wares available are mosaics, jewellery, textiles, glass, ceramics, lamps, plants & herbs, jams & chutneys and much more.

As well as the finest crafters Sherwood has on offer there will be a selection of refreshments available. The rotary club will be serving Cream Teas all afternoon, whilst the BBQ will be fired up from 11.30am, with a modest beer tent to the side providing Real Ales, Pimms' and soft drinks.
Inside the hall will be an exciting exhibition of pupils work from Carrington Primary School, so remember to pop in and experience the work of talented Sherwood artists of the future.

As if this wasn't enough to be going on with, we will be entertained by a variety of performers such as Mark Block & The Breezes, The Big I Am and Evening Chorus, courtesy of Folkwit Records, Steel Magnolias, Belly Dancing, as well as firm favourites Alamootie and Aistaguca.

The extraordinary Lady Carrington will be once again doing the honours at the official opening ceremony at noon, however you can catch her earlier as she walks up Mansfield Road admiring all the art in the shop windows.

We once again look forward to the whole community coming together to celebrate what is certain to be a day not too be missed.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

SAW Focus 5 - Screen Reads

Wednesday 23rd June 7.30 - 9pm
Screen Reads
Sherwood Library
£1.50/ £1 concessions
Tickets available from Sherwood Library
For further details please contact Laura or Nicola 0115 9151155

Listen to extracts from books from around the world that became classic films.

Friday, 11 June 2010

SAW Focus 4 - Alison Knox

Tuesday June 23rd 7.30pm
Alison Knox
The Ukrainian Cultural Centre
Fee: £1.50/£1 concessions
Booking: 07771 280671

"I am an artist. I do not have a job, I have my work .
My art is not what I "do" it is who I am.
I do what I love and I love what I do.
There are no days off from being who I am, or doing what I do.
My art is how I earn my living, pay the bills and feed my family, it is my first and last thought each day.
I am an artist and I honour and uphold that as best I can, without compromise."

Local artist Alison Knox will share her parts of personal journey both as an artist, and what art means to her. Delivered as an unscripted, engaging and very down to earth talk, Alison hopes to encourage others to follow their artistic hearts in whatever way feels good to them.

APPROX 60 mins

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Walking about Art in Sherwood: Art Week 2010

Article about Sherwood Art Week on the Creative Nottingham website  by John_with_beard, on June 9th, 2010

Walking about Art in Sherwood: Art Week 2010

SAW Focus 3 - Family Day Sunday 20th June

Join us for our first Family Day between 10am & 4pm on Sunday 20th June and enjoy lots of FREE activities.
A=Adults C=Children (number indicates minimum age)

Ukrainian Cultural Centre
403 Mansfield Rd, Carrington, NG5 2DP
Julie Sands 10-12noon  Face painting, balloon modelling
Rob Nekros 10-11am  Magic show
PlayWorks 11-3pm  Outdoor free play, circus skills, environmental/ recycled materials craft in the garden. AC
Find out about volunteering & the 'Scrapstore'
Playworks Website

Methodist Church
Corner Devon Drive & Mansfield Rd, NG5 2EN
Upper hall
Helen Entwistle, Justin Wyatt 12-1.30pm, 2-3.30pm
Mask making, cartoon & performance

Lower hall
Sprouts, Helen Barton 10-4pm
Drama games, Under the sea  C4-10

The Sherwood Workshop
581a Mansfield Road, Sherwood, NG5 2JN
Sue Pearson 11-12noon  Make hairy spiders from wire, beads,
plastic bags  AC
Christina Williams 1.30-2.30pm  Make and decorate a simple pants book  AC

The Textile Workshop 
678 Mansfield Rd, Sherwood, NG5 2GE
Margaret O’Mara 10-3pm  Learn to knit and crochet  AC

United Reformed Church 
1 Edwards Lane, Sherwood, NG5 3AA
Carrington Primary School exhibition 12-4pm  Pupils art work inspired by nature
Joyce Killowe 12-2pm   Make brooches, stitched from recycled fabrics  AC8
Hana Glover 12-4pm  Make beaded keyrings, charms  AC6
Nessadoodles,Vanessa Pound 12-4pm  Arts and crafts different media  AC
The Creation Station Anna Rossi 12-4pm Cool Clay Creatures & more  AC
Shamila Chady, Pippa Hamilton 12-4pm  Art attack, collage created together will be displayed at SAW Shop during the week  AC
Eileen Butler 12-4pm  Make Dreamcatchers
Julie Sands 2-4pm  Face painting, balloon modelling

The Place Activity Centre
2a Melrose St, Sherwood, NG5 2JP
Hands on Pottery, Chris Geeson 10-3pm
Make your own pottery, Paint a pot  AC

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Wherefore Art Thou Volunteers?

We would be most grateful if any of you lovely people out there in Nottingham could help in any way to make this another successful year.
We are very short on stewards for the exhibition venues & Craft Fair, as well as needing help on Thursday 18th during the day delivering & constructing exhibition boards at the various venues throughout Sherwood.

Please take a moment to look at the list below, and if you can help in any way, even if it’s only an hour of your time, please do by giving us a call or sending an email.

Many thanks,
The SAW Team

Email: info@sherwoodartweek.co.uk

Craft Fair Info Table (Saturday19th June):
9-10am: 2 people                        12-1pm: 2 people                        3-4pm: 1 people
10-11am: 2 people                        1-2pm: 1 person                        4-5pm: 2 people
11-12pm: 1 person                        2-3pm: 1 people                        5-6pm: 2 people

Board Delivery & Construction (Thursday 17th June):
2pm – 5pm
Various venues in Sherwood

United Reformed Church (Thursday 17th June):
3pm – 4pm
Help needed setting up the boards for the children’s exhibition

Family Day Stewards:
Methodist Church – 9.30-11.30am: 2 people
United Reformed Church – 1.30-3.30pm: 1 person    3.30-4.30pm: 2 people

Ukrainian Cultural Centre Stewards:
Sat 19th June 6-9pm: 2 people
Sun 20th June 12-2pm: 2 people
Sun 20th June 6-9pm: 2 people
Wed 23rd June 6-9pm: 2 people

SAW Headquarters/Shop (Sherwood Workshop):
Tues 15th June 10-1pm: 1 person     1-4pm: 1 person
Wed 16th June 10-1pm: 1 person
Thurs 17th June 10-1pm: 1 person     1-4pm: 1 person
Fri 18th June 10-1pm: 1 person        1-4pm: 1 person
Sat 19th June 10-1pm: 1 person        1-4pm: 2 people
Sun 20th June 10-1pm: 1 person       1-4pm: 1 person
Mon 21stth June 10-1pm: 1 person     1-4pm: 1 person
Tues 22nd June 10-1pm: 1 person     1-4pm: 1 person
Wed 23rd June 1-4pm: 1 person
Thurs 24th June: 10-1pm: 1 person
Fri 25th June 10-1pm: 1 person
Sat 26th June 10-1pm: 2 people     1-4pm: 1 person
Sun 27th June 10-1pm: 1 person     1-4pm: 2 people

SAW Focus 2 - Music Workshop

Sunday June 20th June 8pm -10pm
The Nature of Music : an evening of exploration with CoMA East Midlands
Musical Director: Kieran O’Riordan

The Gladstone, Loscoe Road
Free admission

Ever been curious as to what contemporary music is all about?

Then come along to this interactive event, and prepare to be surprised.
It’s not all Radio 3!

Another chance to see, hear, and do bizarre stuff with the East Midlands CoMA ensemble (that's "Contemporary Music for Amateurs").

After the success of the CoMa experimental musical evening at the Cafe Sci earlier this year, the ensemble is returning to Nottingham to play another gig, as part of Sherwood Art Week - now in it's second year and bigger than ever.

Arriving at a new venue - since this event is part of the SAW programme, it takes place upstairs at the famous Gladstone pub, Loscoe Road, Carrington (that's downtown Sherwood, to you...).

And so if you've never yet been, this is also your chance to discover everbody's favourite local.

Shamila Chady will be the SAW artist in residence in the outside area.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

SAW Focus 1 - Copy Writing

Mon June 21st 1.30pm - 3.30pm
Create Perfect Copy - 1
Wed June 23rd 1.30pm - 3.30pm
Create perfect copy - 2
Fee: £3
Booking: 07771 280671
Sherwood Workshop - Upstairs

Selling yourself in the right way gets you business. Martin Rockley from What's the Story, is here to help you learn more about the art of selling yourself through effective copywriting.

Often we think we are saying the right things about ourselves but sometimes what we think makes sense may not make sense to the people we want as our clients. This workshop will help you take an objective look at what you are saying about yourself and give you some practical advice on how to make your copywriting speak the same language as your clients.

Building on the activities in workshop one the second workshop is designed to help you stand out from your competitors. Drawing on more advanced copywriting and marketing theory this workshop will leave you with a better understanding of how to sell yourself to your existing and future clients.

"Martin provided an information packed comprehensive workshop, which has enabled me to write more effective copy for artist statements and press releases. It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience, where I met some great people, learnt a lot and had a nice lunch too!" - Alison Whitmore

"Those who participated last time had nothing but praise for the workshops and Martin's enthusiasm." - Paul Hough


Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Sherwood Art Week on BBC Nottingham Website

sherwood Art week 2009
Click the link below and head over to the BBC Nottingham website where there is a piece on SAW.

Notts town to become 'art gallery' for community event

Great photograph thanks to Peter Zabulis whose work can be viewed @ Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/petezab/

Artists + Supporters = Postcards.

The sun is shining and we have just taken delivery of the postcards that will be scattered around various locations in Sherwood to advertise SAW 2010. Some of the participating artists kindly donated images to sit alongside the logos of some of this years supporters. Scroll down to take a gander.

Designs of Hope
Sophie Robins

Ministry Of Design
Rachel Ainley

Helen Lamont

Adrian Shaw

Jeremy Jago

La Capanna
Sue Pearson

Janet Jones
Jane Goddard

Firth & Scott
Melanie Jakubson

Carved In Stone
Denise Burd

Blowers Estate Agents
Christina Williams

Apollo Blinds
Emma Whatson

AC Allan Opticians
Jane Gill

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Promote Yourself Online

Some handy tips for artists via Nottingham based site http://www.welikeartists.com/
Promote Yourself Online

Website Nearly Finished

The website for this year should be up & running this week. A few final tweaks & we will be there.
You can still access last years site by clicking the link below.

Sherwood Art Week 2009

Until then there is still plenty of information here on the blog so feel free to access all the pages about the artists, workshop & exhibitions.