Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Faces feedback, getting ready for Moscow, 2 shows on 27th, Studio equipment and Film Showing in June

Shallal 2 'Faces' Feedback

"I know of no other group* company that integrates performers of all ages so brilliantly and yet professionally - Terrific stuff"

 "Thanks great stuff"

"Thank you Fantastic"

"So very beautiful, loved all the paintings/portraits as a backdrop, a lovely mix of smiles and tears, and laughter. Thank you."

 "Well done to the Shallal performers and Jo Willis for a truly gorgeous performance at Falmouth Gallery tonight. I really enjoyed watching you all perform with real intention and personality."

Suzie West Spindrift dance

Thank you to George for photos.
A film maybe coming soon!
Everyone in Shallal 2 said how it helped them bond as a group, as we have 4 new members, and were really pleased to have performed. The portraits made a rich and wonderful inspiration and backdrop....
Thanks again to Falmouth Art Gallery for their unstinting support.

My rambling.....
Pre Moscow - leave Tuesday
Pre trip to Bude library . - tomorrow with Colin
Pre making phone calls for next ACE application  - soon!
Pre sorting rehearsals for 20th April - when I'm away... Friday chat in car with Colin, Bude is FAR!

I have/had a good memory which is a blessing and a curse, i know i have that photo somewhere.... but then i am am fairly untidy so where? it always could be one of 3 places and do i spend time on finding it....
I'm up early blogging to keep this like a diary, it is so useful to look back on..and to keep chipping away at Moscow presentation, there are soooo many wonderful images of the work and so much to be talked, about but they want hard facts and figures, which will be so different to their organisation but the exchange of information will hopefully be very insightful for both of us...
I'm searching for an old trustee photo...

The question of funding is beginning to encroach as ever --- bother---- despite our good intentions we could face a gap and my mid life crisis sometimes asks me why i never got a 'proper ' job especially with a large family, now 4 of them are flying the nest! they could do with some support...
We've kept going before and it's worked on we go again.
Many thanks to all those working hard behind the scenes to keep everything going, we now have a funding group which meets regularly.
I asked a question of "who has secure work?" at AHSW 2015 gathering in Bristol and only one person in the room of about 30 professionals, artists, producers etc had a contract of longer than a year!
I will have my travel and visa paid for but there is no funds for making the presentation, giving it or  the time away.....

2 shows to go...same day!
Looking forward to it......

St Austell library is a light and airy, fairly spacious 60's building with grass outside and Blackwater Village Hall is 'bijou' intimate, but lovely to take the show to Passmore Edwards home village, birthplace! Thank you to Dean.

Next thing is to sort our new studio......
and start planning a Summer Studio timetable.
Congratulations to Lou for successfully fundraising for equipment! we plan to offer 2 printmaking workshops with Lou, one in July one in September...
and am looking forward to the view and the space, thank you to Nigel and Helena.

And ....
Shallal – Celebration in Film
 Friday 22 June
Newlyn Filmhouse
 Donations on the door
Join us to celebrate the completion of Cornish Doorways project with the films produced over the 3 years plus some classic Shallal shorts.
The short films :
Cornish Doorways evaluation film 
Passmore Hats 
Falmouth show film 
Shallal – making an almighty din 
Duchess and the Doll film 
Duchess, the doll and the dog animation 
Trevor Film 
The Crows 
Moving Words Nancealverne School 
The Wild 
Tree poem 
What is Inclusive Dance? 
Ghosts of Godolphin 
Thanks to Barbara who is organising all of this.
Fundraiser and Sharing afterwards at St Peters Hall ( across the road) we will hold a ( last?) exhibition of Art work created in the Doorways project along with refreshments and performances created in memory of Marjorie, Skye has said she will play! so a chance to hear her for those who missed the benefit at Falmouth Art Gallery.
Oh and great to have Kerry Tomlinson onboard with the Shallal Sketchbooks. We hope to build and continue the momentum of all the good work Victoria has done over the past 2 years in partnership with Falmouth Art Gallery. So onwards with Victoria and Kerry with support from Lou and myself in the background and thanks to Lou for all the fund raising for the success of it so far and to Henrietta and all at Cornwall museums and libraries.

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