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Posted: May 27th, 2011 | Author: eastcoastnet | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Opportunities, Visual Arts | No Comments »
Closes 30th June 2011
Addenbrooke’s Arts is inviting submissions from artists working in sculpture for consideration for future commissions. Submissions will be retained as reference for future projects on the Cambridge University Hospitals campus.
Addenbrooke’s Arts is the arts project for Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, a large teaching hospital on the southern edge of Cambridge. The hospital serves the local community and is also a regional and national centre for excellence in healthcare.
Artwork and sculpture displayed in the hospital has the potential to dramatically improve the experience of patients, staff and visitors and so it is important that the selection process is done with the utmost of care and sensitivity. We endeavour to provide a wide variety of artwork, but when submitting your proposals please consider the limitations (of form and content) that are placed on artwork by being sited within a healthcare setting.
This opportunity is designed for sculptors working with different material and creating work on a range of scales for display internally and externally. It is not for a specific commission but selected artists may be invited approached to discuss specific possibilities for commissioning work for the hospital.
Please email your contact details, artist statement, a few photos of your work (small memory JPEG format appreciated) to email@example.com
Posted: May 27th, 2011 | Author: eastcoastnet | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Cultural Olympiad, events, On Landguard Point | No Comments »
On Landguard Point (OLP) is a project about HOME. It explores how in the East of England we construct our diverse notions of home, what home means to each of us, and what it means to host others in our home.
OLP is also a series of extraordinary live large-scale outdoor events and activities, through 2011, engaging thousands of people as participants and audience across the East of England. These events collectively form the content of a new film cycle which will be premiered in 2012.
WE WILL NEED YOUR HELP!
We are writing an Encyclopedia for the East that tells the story of our region – its places, people, histories, myths, folklore, dreams and futures. Ideas, facts and anecdotes ranging from the personal to the poetic are all welcome. Join in and share your experiences and be a part of this project’s legacy for the East.
We want to hear about your treasured recipes – the ones that taste of home. We want to make and share a Cookbook for the East. Through sharing the cookbook we hope to communicate far and wide our universally diverse experiences of home and what it means to live here in the East.
OLP events also include:
A series of small and large-scale live public works on and around Landguard Point in Suffolk
A series of durational flag ceremonies around the coast of East Anglia
A vast compass marked out by hundreds of people at the Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket
A region-wide series of Archaeological excavations
OLP is being made by Pacitti Company – specialist makers of live performance.
On Landguard Point is one of 12 Artists taking the lead commissions to celebrate the
London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, funded by Arts Council England.
We are looking for a good strong team of volunteers who will form a vital part of the OLP team. From engaging with communities, to attending events and calling out for stories, to helping with administration and evaluation of the project and also stewarding of the outdoor events.
If you are interested PLEASE call Cad 07814235111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can discuss your involvement.
I would really like to hear from you if you would like to be involved with On Landguard Point and if you feel you could be a part of this, from volunteering to calling out for stories to attending and participating in the events through the Summer.
email: email@example.com or telephone: 07814235111
website: www.onlandguardpoint.com (online submissions for stories and recipes can be done by clicking on the website page)
Posted: May 24th, 2011 | Author: eastcoastnet | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: choir, Great Yarmouth Choral Society, St. Nicholas Parish Church | No Comments »
This Choral Society performance in St. Nicholas Parish Church
on the 18th June 2011 features Mozart’s 40th Symphony in G Minor, The Requiem and Regina Ceoli. The concert celebrates the 50th anniversary of the re-consecration of St. Nicholas Parish Church. Tickets from Allen’s Music Centre, Yarmouth, Aldreds Estate Agents, Gorleston or telephone 01493 843816
Posted: May 24th, 2011 | Author: eastcoastnet | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Film, Great Yarmouth Community Cinema, Great Yarmouth Library | No Comments »
Screening Schedule 2011 at your local cinema at Great Yarmouth Library, Toll House Street. Tickets: £3 Adults £2 Children/OAP’s. Doors open 10 for 10:30 showing
Tangled (cert PG) June 4th : A new twist on an old classic following the magical journey of Flynn the bandit and Rapunzel with her 70 foot hair! Laughter and suspense for all the family to enjoy.
Women in East Anglia – Wartime Lives (Cert PG) 2nd July: An Anglian Archive film depicting how local women took on unlikely but essential roles in World War II to keep local farming, fishing and frontline services going.
Gnomeo & Juliet (Cert U) 6th August: When a red and blue gnome fall in love their affections and loyalties are tested by turf wars, high speed lawn mower chases and stealth missions. Fun for all the family.
Great Yarmouth Community Cinema is run by volunteers. For more information contact Rachel Houghton, Community Development Worker, Norfolk County Council, Library & Information Service, Great Yarmouth Library, Tollhouse Street, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2SH. Telephone : 01493 844551 ext. 26 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted: May 18th, 2011 | Author: eastcoastnet | Filed under: Transitions | Tags: Church of St.Peter the Apostle, Derek Jackson, Eric Gill, Gorleston on Sea Heritage | No Comments »
Central tower with Eric Gill mural and crucifix hanging over altar, St. Peter the Apostle, photograph by Derek Jackson
Of the many unsung architectural gems in Yarmouth and Gorleston St. Peter the Apostle in Gorleston-on-Sea, designed in 1938 by the famous sculptor Eric Gill, must be one of the most unusual.
Eric Gill had trained in an architect’s office in his youth, the experience proving useful when he was later commissioned to ornament buildings and monuments. When he was asked to design a new 300 seat Roman Catholic church for Gorleston, he must have seen this as a welcome opportunity to put his architectural ideas into practice, along with his view that the altar should be placed at the centre of the church in the midst of the congregation.
The Parish Priest whose idea it was to commission Gill was Father Thomas Walker: he had made friends with the sculptor whilst serving as a curate in High Wycombe. Gill used the High Wycombe architect Edmund Farrel to assist him design a plain bulding that could be built by local craftsmen and with local materials. The structure was designed outwards from the altar, as Gill believed that a church is there “first and chiefly as a canopy over an altar” (Plain Architecture by Gill). Crossed arches create an octagonal central space for the altar, with the crucifix suspended above it from the central tower. Arches are used throughout the church, springing directly from ground level, not supported on piers as is usually the case in churches. The dynamic affect is very striking. The structure of the roof timbers is also very eloquent in its truth to function.
Photograph by Derek Jackson
The Yarmouth firm H.R.Middleton & Co. were contracted to build the church and the foundation stone was laid in February 1939. The church was opened in June 1939, so it didn’t take long to build. The whole cost was £6,700.
The Stations of the Cross were created by Denis Tegetmeter, Gill’s son-in-law. The stained glass window at the east end was designed in 1963 by Joseph Edward Nuttgens, who had been a friend of Gill’s and was the leading stained glass maker of his time.
Externally, Gill designed a very pleasing arched passageway from the church to the priest’s house. It is a real delight to visit this unique church and much appreciation is due to Father Henry MacCarthy for accommodating this visit by Derek Jackson and Bridget Heriz.
Interpretation by Derek Jackson of interior of St. Peter’s
Posted: May 4th, 2011 | Author: eastcoastnet | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: concerts, Gramoulinaphone, Hippodrome, Norfolk and Norwich Festival, Seachange Arts, street art | No Comments »
Wednesday 11th May is a big day for Great Yarmouth and the Norfolk and Norwich Festival as in the evening there will a wonderful performance from one of Eastern Europe’s great orchestras, the Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra, performing three Russian masterpieces at the historic Hippodrome at 7.30pm as part of the programme. For tickets please contact the Norfolk and Norwich Festival on 01603 766400 or book online at www.nnfestival.org.uk/nnf11
Also on Wednesday 11th May SeaChange Arts presents Gramoulinophone by French Street Arts Company 2 Rien Merci as part of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2011 programme. Since its creation in 1999, the company have explored the odd world of clown-like language as they combine the traditions of street arts and contemporary circus.
Inside a beautiful yurt tent, three mysterious characters perform contemporary circus tricks and physical comedy with a few surprises thrown in! Come and discover the secret of the Gramoulinophone in Great Yarmouth Market place at 10.30am, 12.30pm and 5pm. Entry to the show is free but there is limited seating inside the tent so make sure you arrive at least 10 minutes before the show to get your tickets.
“Gramoulinophone is a unique and comedic show and we are very excited to host it in Great Yarmouth as part of the Norfolk and Norwich festival programme,” said Joe Mackintosh, Chief Executive of SeaChange Arts. “This is the beginning of a long term relationship with the Norfolk and Norwich festival where we will work in partnership to promote high quality art outdoor arts, with a particular focus on street arts and circus, across the county.”
Posted: May 3rd, 2011 | Author: sue.beth | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Broadlanders Art Club, Exhibition, Visual Arts | No Comments »
Tea and home made cakes served throughout.