Tuesday, 27 September 2011

some news

Company update:
Star and Trevor have joined us this term.
Toby and Trevor, Star with Kerry and Zoe
Katie is on an Art and Design course at college this year ,we hope to see her when we work other days.        Tina has moved on to other things and we wish her well.
Carly can't make Fridays but still comes to 2 groups a week; Friends and Dancing and Penryn Improvisation and Performance group.

I hope this will inspire me to develop more performances and opportunities for the Penryn group, which started in it's inspiring new home last week, with some new faces.

A plug for Kim's exciting project.....http://powow-projectoperaworksforolderwomen.blogspot.com.

The art in the afternoon with some of the main company is a lovely quiet way to end the week and ease into the weekend. It has so much potential, and the group that stay are holding the creative space with their inspiration and ideas. This last week saw Eddie working on a self portrait, Zoe on a film idea, and Toby has been bringing in exercises and sharing his approach and ways of working.

               Snap shots from art with some of the main company last week.
Michael painting a hand sculpture
Zoe planning her film work
Zoe immersed in her ideas and planning
Eddie working on a self portrait, from a photograph from the last show.
Eddie's blog....http://ecool1992.blogspot.com
Falmouth Polytechnic
An inspiring and encouraging conversation with Ciaran from Falmouth Poly yesterday, so open to the  community and the arts, wonderful to see such enthusiasm and the Poly back in the heart of the Falmouth community. We hope we can develop work there and only await their access impovements.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Improvisation and Performance Group
Thursdays 6 - 7.30pm
The Performance Centre,
Studio J  
Tremough Campus,
free to students
 adults £4, under 18’s £2.50

contact; Jo 01326 375867  joewillis3@googlemail.com  www.shallal.org.uk regd.charity no.1111497
Shallal is really pleased to move it’s Improvisation and Performance group to The Performance Centre.
Shallal loves to work with a wide range of people and ideas, believing passionately in the wonder and fun of collaborative arts. 
We hope that you may like to join us, in whatever capacity, and use the group: to help you gain an inclusive community arts experience/approach for 
your work, for fun, for exercise, for collaborative arts opportunities .......
This term and next we have funding from the Woodward Charitable Trust to enable: artist Candy Kemp, musician Jamie Mills and composer Roger Pinsent to visit and work on ideas with the group. 
If you have any queries please feel free to phone or email Jo at the above contact.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Fortnum and Mason Charity Christmas Party

Fortnum & Mason Charity Christmas Party 2011, in association with theBigGive.org.uk

Tickets on sale from midday 19th September, and are likely to sell out very quickly.
Tickets available on line at www.fortnums-christmas.com.
The party is in one of London's most glamourous stores, where you can enjoy an extravaganza of Fortnum's finest food and drink, performances from some of the UK's top art charities - including the National Children's Orchestra, RADA and Circus Space. The store will be closed to the public, but the tills will remain open to enable guests to pick up a few extra Christmas presents.

                     Thursday 1st December
                                  7 - 10pm
   Fortnum and Mason, 181 Piccadily, London, W1A 1ER

Tickets are £50 each, on arrival each guest will receive a £50 charity donation voucher to give to any charity on the Big Give. ( Shallal is on the Big Give and your donation can come to us! )

Do tell your friends about this, and if you wish to donate to Shallal but can't get there,
a reminder that Shallal had a donate button on it's website home page, www.shallal.org.uk

The Main company and Friends and Dancing are currently unfunded!

and The Open House, Redruth group is closed until funds can be found.

Monday, 5 September 2011


"What is passion? It is surely the becoming of a person. Are we not, for
most of our lives, marking time? Most of our being is at rest, unlived. In
passion, the body and the spirit seek expression outside the self. Passion
is all that is other from self. ..The more extreme and the more expressed
that passion is, the more unbearable does life seem without it. [This]
reminds us that if passion dies or is denied, [then] we are partly dead and
that soon.. we will be wholly so."
quote by British film director John Boorman

Reading through sensible and sequential fund writing information, part of my spirit shrinks, 
it is necessary to keep tabs on money, do sensible planning, to be accountable,

but where is the art inspiration if it is all thought through from the begining,
 you risk diminshing "it". 
"It" is the important part the something other.
"It" is not always sequential,in fact rarely, 
and what you do is create a space for the something "other" to happen, 
for people to contact something greater than, universal, beyond themselves....

This quote was sent by Jamie Moran who wrote the article on PIna.

I am still in avoidance and my desk beckons, with sequential tasks awaiting me, 
but have enjoyed doing a hand written application!- no boxes..
and no way of removing odd box on blog!! as yet

Sunday, 4 September 2011

venues for exhibitions in North and East Cornwall

A request for help and information; 
we are hoping to tour an exhibition to 2 or 3 venues in North and East Cornwall in the new year, so far we know of;
Liskeard Public Hall 
Sterts Centre 
Liskerett Centre
Saltash Waterside Community Assocciation, Ashtorre rock,http://www.ashtorrerock.co.uk/index.html, 
does anyone have any other suggestions,
or have experience with any of these venues to help me with this ..thank you!

Friday, 2 September 2011

end of the holidays ?!

Marjorie and Zoe

Zoe, Kerry, Linda and Marjorie
 Well, still working to avoid work and blogging! but this is more a slight celebration as have just nearly finished an application that interrupted my short holidays, which is my excuse for the family photo!
 beginning to see my personnal pitfalls with writing more clearly..and enjoying the clarity to organising events bid writing can bring,
 even if unsuccessful with the money side there is normally something one can salvage from the process and feed into the creative world, and new or extending creative relationships, which is my main priority being by description a facilitator and artistic director, not fund raiser or bid writer! 

Looking forward to our Art afternoons this coming term! 
Well, it's very near the end of the holidays and this is our dog Polly, with Anna and Luke (who both still attend Shallal, so they can be on our blog! though Luke only attends occassionally now he can talk!! ) they are running over the brow of a favourite hill by the Helford.