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Posted: June 30th, 2009 | Author: bridget | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: community arts, drum group, Music, samba, Samba Magdalena, Training | 1 Comment »
Hej from Monobloco joined Samba Magdalena at the drum class on 30th June for a special training session in preparation for the Lord Mayor’s Procession in Norwich in July, when members of Samba Magdalena will be joining Norwich Samba and Monobloco to perform in the carnival. For more information about the procession and about samba visit the NORCA website here.
Samba Magdalena meets on the first Tuesdayof every month at 7.30 p.m. for drum club sessions at the Magdalen Methodist Church in Gorleston. Subs are £1.50 per session for children under 18 and £2.50 for adults. New members are always welcome and previous musical experience is not required. To find out more visit http://www.myspace.com/sambamagdalena. If you are interested, email Mac at email@example.com
Posted: June 30th, 2009 | Author: Em Payne | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Curtains, Edinburgh, Emily Blickem, Emily Payne, Festival, Film, Jullian Barratt, The Mighty Boosh, travelling | 1 Comment »
I have just had the most amazing weekend. I travelled up to Edinburgh for the weekend, because a short film I worked on last year in Great Yarmouth had it’s premier screening at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. The film is called Curtains directed by Jullian Barratt (The Mighty Boosh), and Dan Jemmett.
The Friday started off really well. The sun was shining, it was a beautiful morning, at 5:45 when I got up. I was so organised it was unbelievable, for me anyway. I was in work early, and nothing seemed like it could go wrong….. until I pulled off a handle off a door at work, and then chucked ink all over my paper work, because I didn’t realise my pen was leaking. I then handed in my ink dripping paper work, but didn’t tell my boss and ran for it , but then halfway down the road realised I still had keys that work needed in my pocket. The day was going well, and we hadn’t even started our journey to Edinburgh.
We finally left Beccles at 2:45 – 15 minutes later than I had planned. We had a long drive ahead, and it was very interesting especially when we realised we didn’t have any directions to get home. Thankfully to keep our spirits up the sun was still shining, and we were trying to find some of the best bridges between Beccles, and Edinburgh. There was a winner, The Sutton Bridge -can’t remember where it was though. I think it was in Lincoln. Anyway we reached Durham where I picked up my final friend, and we were ready to face the final part of the journey….. when I got a phone call from the Production manager on Curtains, Emily Blickem (www.madandbad.co.uk) . She asked me if I had b0oked tickets for the screening. My reply was of course, I mean what kind of person drives half way across the country, and doesn’t book tickets? (I’m being sarcastic) ha ha ha. Emily then went on to tell me that the screening was sold out. All I could do at this point was laugh. I had driven with 3 of my friends half way across the country to see a film, and it was very likely now we weren’t going to get to see it. We decided to go to Edinburgh even though the chances where very slim of getting to see the film. We arrived in Edinburgh about 11:30pm. The sat nav was going crazy we ended up getting lost for a good half an hour until we decided to ditch the car and walk to find the hostel. Finally made it to the hostel at midnight, and went to bed after a knackeringly bad day.
8:00am up and ready to face another day, and hopefully a better one. I was very anxious about whether we would get to see the film or not. Emily had told us to get there early, because there maybe some tickets that people might not want at the last minute. We made our way to the cinema for 11:00am. It was chucking it down with rain, and I was the only one who didn’t bring a coat. This was how the weekend I thought would carry on. We got to the cinema a bit soaked (only me), and by some miracle they had 4 tickets spare that people hadn’t wanted. The last 4 tickets what are the odds. We got to see Curtains. It was a fantastic film, so funny, had me in stitches. Thought it was brilliant. It got a fantastic response from everyone. There was also another film that we saw called After Tomorrow that was also funded like Curtains by Screen East. This was also an excellent film, and had such a great story, and twist to it.
Had a fantastic time in Edinburgh for the rest of the weekend sight seeing. Then had a 12 hour trip back home which was interesting, but funny. From this whole trip I have learnt not to be organised ever again, because things run smoother when I’m not organised than they do when I am!
Posted: June 29th, 2009 | Author: bridget | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Arts Festival, Seachange Arts, Training, young people | No Comments »
Creative Arts East is overseeing the delivery of this volunteering into employment scheme in Norfolk and Suffolk and the first Norfolk-based project will take place in Great Yarmouth, managed by SeaChange Arts. This is an opportunity to participate in a 35 hour course in Events Management and Technical Production for Open Air Events.
The course is for people 16 yrs+ who are out of work and not already in training and offers basic introduction in running and managing an outdoor event, including stewarding, stage management, technical and sound. Participants will be working with an experienced tutor. The deadline for registering interest is 9th July, 2009. Call Sarah James at SeaChange Arts on 01493 846436 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted: June 27th, 2009 | Author: bridget | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Music, recitals, St. Nicholas Parish Church | No Comments »
Free lunchtime recitals were presented at St. Nicholas Parish Church every Wednesday during the summer season 2009. The recitals started at 12.30 p.m. and lasted approximately 45 mins. A perfect way to spend lunch hour – light refreshments were available at the visitor centre. Look out on www.stnicholasmusic.org for next year’s promgramme.
Posted: June 27th, 2009 | Author: bridget | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Lowestoft College | No Comments »
Work by Lowestoft College art students will be on show from Monday 29th June to Thursday 2nd July 2009 on the 5th Floor, Tower Block, St. Peter’s Street, Lowestoft, NR32 2NB. The show includes fine art, graphic design, textiles, fashion, illustration and three-dimensional design from the BTEC Foundation in Art and Design, BTEC National Diploma in Art and Design and CAVA Access to Art and Design courses.
Posted: June 27th, 2009 | Author: bridget | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Commissions East, public art, resources for artists | No Comments »
Commissions East has moved to 46 St. Mary’s Street, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4EY. Founded in 1993, the charity is regularly funded by Arts Council England, East and has become one of the UK’s leading public art agencies.
Commissions East’s new partnership project ‘Fleet: Art in the Haven Ports’ will create a number of visual arts projects along the Rivers Stour and Orwell. Click here to read more about this and other projects. The website also publishes a directory of artists, Visual Arts Directory East, along with resources for artists working or wishing to work in the public realm.
Posted: June 24th, 2009 | Author: bridget | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Exhibition, talks, Time and Tide Museum, workshops | 2 Comments »
This is a touring exhibition from the National Maritime Museum which will be running at the Time and Tide Museum in Great Yarmouth from 18th July to 27th September, 2009, 10.00 to 16.00 hrs. daily. Normal museum admission.
For more information about this and other events (talks, theatre, workshops, carol singing and lots more!) go to the Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service website here.
Posted: June 23rd, 2009 | Author: bridget | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: concerts, Music, Rupert Egerton-Smith, St. Nicholas Music, St. Nicholas Parish Church, St.Nicholas Church Preservation Trust | 1 Comment »
St. Nicholas Church Preservation Trust is presenting a piano recital at St. Nicholas Parish Church at 7.30 p.m. on Friday, 21st August, 2009 to raise funds towards the restoration of St. Nicholas’ organ which urgently needs repair at a cost of £250,000.
Rupert Egerton-Smith, a recital pianist and concerto soloist who has won a number of international competitions and is increasingly in demand, will be playing works by Beethoven, Scarletti, Rachmaninov and Liszt. Tickets are £12 and £10 (over 60 and under 18), and will be on sale at the door or from Howards Estate Agents at Great Yarmouth, Gorleston and Norwich.
The St.Nicholas’ Chuch Preservation Trust is also holding a General Knowledge Quiz in aid of the Church Organ Fund. This will take place at the Masonic Hall, Royal Assembly Rooms, Albert Square, Great Yarmouth at 7.00 p.m. on Friday 3rd July. David McDermott will be the quizmaster and question setter. Tables can be reserved at £5 per head by phoning 01493 843647.
For more information about this year’s concert season at St. Nicholas Church, please go to www.stnicholasmusic.org.
Posted: June 22nd, 2009 | Author: Em Payne | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Camera, Clapper Loader, Emily, Feature, Filmmaker, Filmmaking, Films, Jennifer Oey, Payne, Photographer, Seachange Arts, Short | No Comments »
Hi my name is Emily Payne,
I am a filmmaker/ photographer just starting out in the industry. I have been working in film professionally for a year. I have worked on 3 feature films, and 4 short films. These all being shot in the Norfolk area mainly in and around Great Yarmouth. Working on these films has opened up more doors, so I can further my career especially in the camera department. I got my first job working in the camera department last year as a trainee clapper loader, on a short film called Waving At Trains starring Pete Postlethwaite.
I have previously done film making work shops with Seachange Arts, and was one of ten lucky young people to get picked by filmmaker Jennifer Oey to shoot a short film in Latvia.
I am currently working on a behind the scenes film for an animation called Reynard City. http://www.reynardcity.co.uk/
If you would like to watch to any of my shot films you can via this link http://www.youtube.com/ElephantStampUK
Also if you would lke to know more about work I have done you can via this link http://www.uk.filmcrewpro.com/cv/em.payne
Posted: June 18th, 2009 | Author: bridget | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Great Yarmouth Library, Public Art Commission | 1 Comment »
Norfolk Library and Information Service is inviting artists who live and work in Norfolk to apply for a commission to mark and celebrate the opening in Autumn 09 of the new facilities at the Central Library in Great Yarmouth which is currently undergoing major refurbishment.
The project will involve working with local groups to enable local people to participate in a creative project which is special to them and to create a lasting work of art that reflects and celebrates the area. The final work will be installed in the library or, depending on the nature of the final piece, outside in the garden area. For more information about the commission, please click here.
The artist’s brief for the project, which includes information about where to send submissions, is available by contacting the library on 01493 844551 or emailing email@example.com. The deadline for submissions is Friday 3rd July 2009.
The Library Service is also keen to hear from members of the local community in Great Yarmouth who would be interested in taking part in the project. To express an interest in getting involved contact Mary Kent at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the library and speak to a member of staff.