Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Forthcoming Events from Vesse Ashley

Email received from Vesse Ashley, organiser of the SAW10 Family Day events:

"Would you like to visit Nottingham Contemporary - one of the venues of British Art Show 2010-walk with curator Rob Blackson on 10th November at 3pm with me Vesse and other people interested in art and have a discussion/chat afterwards in a cafe?

For artists involved in SAW 2010- can join me at Playworks Scrapstore Alfred St North NG3 1AE on 11th November from 13.30-14.30 to get recycled materials for their work e.g. paper, plastic, textile, wool, share the fee for the trolley (only £5 and it's a large trolley) plus the opportunity to buy more stuff from the shop.

I can book tickets for family theatre play "Them with Frozen Tails" at Lakeside theatre 12th December 1.30pm £7 all tickets as an alternative to Panto but cheaper and sounds fun (with audience suggestions).
Lakeside website

RSVP Vesse svesselka@hotmail.com if you'd like to join me to have idea of numbers."

Vesse Ashley website: www.crafty-glass.co.uk

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Christmas Charity Bazaar - The Horse & Groom - Makers Wanted

Those friendly folk at The Horse & Groom in Basford will be holding a Christmas Bazaar in aid of Charity. The event will be held over two days on Saturday & Sunday December 4th & 5th.
If you are a craft maker/artist and fancy having a stall then get in touch with Sheila or Sarah on 0115 970 377.
The fee for a table is £10 which will be going direct to the chosen charity/charities (still to be announced at time of writing).


Thursday, 7 October 2010

For a 4th Glorious Year - The Stuff of Life Festival

View the Flyer

The fourth annual Stuff of Life festival takes place this coming Saturday 9th October at Hedley Villas Park, Sherwood Rise and sees Mums takes centre stage. Hedley Villa’s resident Rosie (mother of Dylan, 2) will be selling old, retro and vintage clothes and costumes, whilst her mum is coming all the way from Wales and will be demonstrating her own recycled art (hand bags from plastic bags, chairs from newspapers). Event co-organiser Jack from Hedley Street also has an artistic mum who will be offering to paint people’s portraits. Mother of three, Angela (from Albany Road) will be this year’s compere and another local mother, Tracey will be doing crafts with children.

The event celebrates the diversity and history of the local area by bringing several hundred residents together in the tiny park that was renovated five years ago by the Residents’ Association. Participants can listen to live music from local bands and performers, view original artwork displayed on the railings around the park by Nottingham artists, browse a variety of individual craft stalls and sample food provided by neighbours. The former Pyclet factory will be open for apple pressing and a back yard cafĂ© will be serving freshly ground coffees and cakes (baked by more local Mums!)

Three bakeries used to operate around Hedley Park at different times and this is commemorated through a Bread Baking Competition, where anyone can enter by bringing a loaf along on the day and possibly winning a prize. It was this connection that gave the event its name – bread is part of the history of the area, but it’s also part of the present – it’s common (in many different forms) to all the many cultures and nationalities that make their home in Sherwood Rise.

The event starts off at 12pm with more performance – a cheekily named ‘Stuff the Goose’ procession around the neighbouring streets led by Chris, who describes the rhythmic accompaniment as ‘urban street beats with a Brazilian twist’. Residents’ Association chair, Mike Peverill adds that ‘the event is a bit different to Goose Fair and certainly a lot cheaper – why not come along and discover the friendliest neighbourhood in Nottingham!’
The free festival is on till 6pm and more details can be found at www.uptherise.co.uk

More information from Mike Peverill or Angela Warren on 0115 841 5755

Friday, 1 October 2010

Blast From The Past

Sherwood Art Week on Central News from 2009

Chilled Produce present 'A World of Music Festival'

A weekender of both traditional, and contemporary music and musicians originating from Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Volunteers needed for the info stall at events.
Email: info@chillinthepark.co.uk


Part 1: Friday 15th October 7pm - 11pm.
The New Art Exchange,
Gregory Blvd,
Hyson Green,

Cadence Noir - Neuvo Goth Ballads
Danielle Jade Fisher - Young acoustic singer / songwriter
Lisa de Ville - Original, acoustic singer / songwriter
Natalie Duncan - Soulful, heartfelt and melodic
Sahraab - Classical Persian / African / Spanish fusion
Plus DJ D C.I.

Part 2: Saturday 16th October 6pm - 10pm.
The New Art Exchange,
Gregory Blvd,
Hyson Green,

Bana Congo - Rumba, Salsa, Reggae and Makosa
Lyrikool Lipz - Live improvised Beatbox through a looping pedal
MC Primo - Unique female Rapper with a message
The Uke Box - The Uke Box ukulele jukebox
Zacc Rogers - Soul, Jazz, Blues, Funk, Country Grass
Plus DJ D C.I.

Part 3: Clubz Global vs Musika! - Saturday 16th October 10pm - 2am
Admission: £5 / £3 Chilled Produce members*
The Maze,
The Forest Tavern,
257 Mansfield Road,
City Centre,

Live on stage (exclusive UK club date):
Ayar & Ali - Dance Music from Kurdistan / Iran
Plus: DJ Gypsy Smith (Musika!) and DJ I2I (Tranz Global)
*Membership is free, join at the website

Part 4: Sunday 17th October 2pm - 8pm
The New Art Exchange,
Gregory Blvd,
Hyson Green,

Francesca Bandino - Jazz Standards from the American Songbook
Gren Bartley - Acoustic Folk and Blues
Gurdy-Gurdy - Eastern-European traditional songs on the Hurdy-Gurdy
Les Elus - Rhumba, Folk, Jazz, Blues, Zouk, Salsa
MuHa - New Roots from Eastern Europe
Nottingham Youth Orchestra String Quartet - Classical music
Nyam - Tradition Mongolian music
The Phil Langran Band - Celtic / American influenced original songs
Plus DJ D C.I.

Website: www.chillinthepark.co.uk