Some interesting film clips:
Tuesday, 24 November 2020
Wednesday, 11 November 2020
So much going on i haven't had time to write more here!
Yesterday saw 12 people 'Having Fun with Words' from Italy and Spain to just 'down the lane'
with Jo Lumber and Debbie O'Nyons
more to come...
many thanks to Reaching Communities Emergency Fund
Action Research Symposium 1.0 | The Human Ecosystem - How do we relate to ourselves?
Friday, 16 October 2020
and then there's CAKE
an important part of family occasions especially Birthdays which we like to keep....
(we have vegan recipes but they are other peoples and copyrighted and tend to be tray bakes)
and then of course fruit as a healthy option so...
for basic cake...which can be adapted for many flavours..just add your own...
Thursday, 15 October 2020
.....so many things happening with a climate & environment focus,.....November is when COP26 should have been, and December is the 5th anniversary of the Paris agreement.
Climate x Culture - a season from the Climate Heritage Network, a virtual global forum for arts, culture and heritage-based climate action. 12 October - 27th November
calling for affiliated events https://www.culturexclimate.
Remembrance Day for Lost Species - weekender around 30th November. Focus this year is on links between racism and ecological justice/species extinctions. A call for events anywhere, with a strong emphasis on the arts as a means to commemorate. https://www.lostspeciesday.
Mock COP26 19th Nov to 1st Dec. A big, inclusive online Mock COP. The event will be run by young climate activists, with a focus on the Global South. https://www.mockcop.org/
Bio-diverse festival, an inclusive, welcoming space for underrepresented and minority groups in biology and conservation. October.
Countdown is a global initiative from TED to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis, turning ideas into action. To build a better future by cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 in the race to a zero-carbon world – a world that is safer, cleaner and fairer for everyone. Every organization, company, city and nation and citizens everywhere are invited to collaborate with Countdown and take action on climate. It is a movement open to everyone – and everyone has a vital role to play.
Launched on 10th October. https://countdown.ted.com/
London Climate Action Week. creates space for London’s world leading array of climate professionals to come together to find solutions. 14-20 November https://www.
UN Climate Summit. UK to host high level climate summit with UN for the 5th anniversary of Paris. 12th December. https://www.firstpost.com/
Also, as you will have seen, the BBC is giving platform to David Attenborough following screening of Extinction: The Facts and the distributed screening of his film A Life On Our Planet.
He was on BBC the other day with Prince William to announce the Earthshot Prize
https://earthshotprize.org/ Nominations will open on 1st November, with over 100 nominating partners from across the world being invited to submit nominations of those individuals, communities, businesses and organisations who could win The Earthshot Prize.
Tuesday, 13 October 2020
Some of our latest projects/events below Dance Delivery
Aims to engage and deliver short performances for Dancers who are isolated and connected to Shallal performance groups: Shallal Dance Theatre, Shallal 2 and Out There.
and we are awaiting the Poetry book, coming soon, and the Zine which is being sent out from Picture Post.
Really pleased to be working with Manda again.
Culture Declares Emergency meeting today
and had good short chats with Sarah Nicholls https://www.sounduk.net/events/12-Years-Sarah-Nicolls-12-Streams/
and Claire Macdonald
Need to remember we are in an emergency and culture affects politicians and the public, we need to use our voice.
Thank you to everyone backstage in Shallal and to our funders, and of course to all the artists we love to work and play with.
Sunday, 4 October 2020
Thursday, 10 September 2020
Sometimes i think i blog to decongest whats going on and now Shallal is about to blossom bigger than i can report on which is good!
Phoebe, Lou and Nick are busy planning and creating our NEW website with Barbara helping and Anna madly archiving 30 + years of photos - and we won't even chat about film and of course lots of the best work wasn't filmed or sometimes even photographed, the ephemeral nature of performance especially pre digital age. However thanks to Danu when she was development manager in our early return years and the fact i don't throw much away we have found most
Phoebe and Lou's project ( with Project Ability ) Picture Post continues to be so popular and calls are for it to continue.
I'm distilling a potential new application written via Mary with Barbara's support/overview hoping to bring in Sapphire https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=830115680818272
Our summer sessions end and new term begins today!
Thanks especially to Demelza for supporting through the summer with Colin.
Thanks also to Lisa who supported Art Zoom and worked with Claire to establish and deliver Shallals Sketchbooks Zoom.
Cornish Doughnut Feast https://www.instagram.com/cornishdoughnutfeast/
I'm struggling with Circles and Doughnuts but a conversation recently was "how sometimes your best work comes from struggling with things you can't quite 'get/fit' into your art outlook easily"...
a lot going on behind the scenes since an inspiring chat with Manda Brookman and yesterday with Jenny at Jenny Andersson, The Really Regenerative Centre CIC https://reallyregenerative.org from RSA connection?!
to sprinkle the idea of some sort of RSA platform, dialogue, zoom etc featuring Doughnut Economics and the part of art and beauty, culture? and embedding it, introducing it more into society through the arts
Tina Cockett sent us this
yet to be explored but so important!