22 January 2016
Unit Twenty Three: Celebration Event
On the 13th January 2016 I organised a small performance-based evening in Diss for our company Unit Twenty Three!
22 January 2016
Christopher Bruce's Ghost Dances changed my world
The first piece of art that changed the world for me was Christopher Bruce's Ghost Dances. I came across this when studying GCSE Dance and it has stuck with me since.
21 January 2016
2016: Looking at the year ahead
With 2015 staunchly in the rearview mirror, it's time to turn back round and focus on the road ahead.
20 January 2016
Music can change your world - and your mind
Music does much more than just sound good. It can have a profound impact on your mind, body and soul.
19 January 2016
Changing communities with the arts
At college, I recently took part in an Arts in the Community project with Manchester Camerata. I didn't know what to expect, but after taking part I think this way of working is a very good example of how art can change the world.
15 January 2016
Can Visual Art Defy Society?
I know for certain that the power of the arts can rebel against the world in a variety of different ways. For instance, art in the 1990s was used to present "broken" or "grotesque" imagery which at the time reflected the economic struggles and the dissatisfied and rebellious youth at that time. But what about today in 2016? Does art of our time need to completely change our current state, or will it only encourage our demise?
14 January 2016
The Comic-Con of film is here
I HAD A DREAM (the other day) that one day there would be a place, where film makers from all over the country could join and network. And that day will be February 4th 2016 at the Film Expo South in Southampton.
13 January 2016
Changing the world with creative minds
The scene is the plush Whitehall Banqueting suite, a £300 a-seat Mencap fundraising do featuring a meal and a jazz style cabaret hosted by Michael Parkinson and Lord Brian Rix.
10 January 2016
Network, Collaborate & Engage
AGEAS BOWL, SOUTHAMPTON
THURSDAY 4TH FEBRUARY
They say every one has a book in them. But what if that book in your head should really be a film? And then what if you've worked out exactly where the film should be set, who should play the leading parts and you're already thinking of calling Adele to record the theme song?
Well, you'd probably be wise to get yourself along to FILM EXPO SOUTH, launching at the AGEAS Bowl conference centre on February 4th 2016. They can't promise to get you Adele's phone number but they can get you in front of film making experts to cover every angle, turning your film making dreams into a reality.
6 January 2016
Get Gold & change the world with art
2015 has been quite a year. 2016 is shaping up to be even more of a year for the arts world and for Arts Award as it continues it's celebrations of 10 years, and we embark on even greater plans for supporting you through Gold Arts Award.
29 December 2015
Being an apprentice – 3 months later…
Well, time flies when you're having fun, especially when you're an apprentice. Since the last blog, I've handled more responsibility, whilst learning and fully appreciating the world of work!
28 December 2015
Culture through Art (Preface)
I decided to do something a little different for my Silver Arts Award challenge. Here's the introduction.
22 December 2015
Christmas is a time for.......Film Making!!
Excitement is building here at Film Expo South towers and we're not just talking about Christmas! With just 6 weeks to go, our little elves are dashing through the snow (OK, cut me some artistic slack), getting things ready for our big day on 4th February 2016.
With two more speakers signed up this week, http://www.filmexposouth.co.uk/speakers, the scene is set to host an amazing day of collaboration
21 December 2015
Get Gold by avoiding stress
Techniques… Advice… Thoughts… Stress is a nightmare but what can you do to avoid it?
7 December 2015
Creativity Takes Confidence
Art is all about opinion. There is no right or wrong answer. But because of this, we as artists invest so much of ourselves into our work and to show that to the world can make you feel exposed and vulnerable. It's often hard to trust your opinion, that what you're creating is of a high quality, and it takes guts to share that work with others.
27 November 2015
An open letter to Writing
I love writing, but we have had our difficulties.
26 November 2015
Random Acts: A bit of the Journey
This blog was written by Puffin Ethics a young spoken word artist from Herefordshire.
I could probably write a small book about my experience making a film with the Rural Media company for this Random Acts Project, but I've tried really hard not to. I also tried hard not to open with a clique...obviously not hard enough. No one's got time for books anymore anyway, that's why you want to make a film, right? I'll try and keep it snappy.
25 November 2015
Last week I attended Theatrecraft in London! This is just a quick blog explaining what went on throughout the day and my opinions on it!