Charlie Whinney, Peter Martin, Naomi Kashiwagi, Dorian Moore, Glen Boulter, Liz Rowe,Chris Poolman, Rebbecca Bibby.
And an on the day publication on what Craft means to you with Harry Blackett and Robin Kirkham
Our deepest sympathies go out to all those affected by this devastating event.
A great job has come up, originating in our 'Creative Egremont' project a few years back - managing the new arts programme at the Florence Centre in the former mining buildings of Egremont.
See job details here - deadline Friday 11th June
An open evening of creative experiment - like a salon thing, you know, hang around, chat, laugh at people.
Come along, take part. If you would like to present your work or do something interesting
call Andrew Deakin on 01229 581127
Monday 17 May 7.30 - 10.30 pm
Lanternhouse The Ellers, Ulverston
Free, Free, Free
Already definitely happening - more to come
Live experimental sounds by the Octopus collective and a Gramaphone performance by Naomi Kashiwagi
'One Word for Ulverson' - pottery workshop with Adam Sutherland
Films by Damon Packard, Olivia Plender and Ken Russell, Marcus Coates, Jordan Baseman,
Olaf Breuning and Nathaniel Mellors presented by raconteur Alistair Hudson
Bumper stickers, sun strips and decals workshop with Maria Benjamin - something you want to say
about politics, love or religion in coloured vinyl on your car, make it here and now
'Picturesque Pleasantry to Environmental Fury' a lecture by Howard Hull, Director of Brantwood
'Filthy Foreign Food' by Karen Guthrie
Drinks by Lanternhouse
One of the hens is taking a battering, she used to be the Queen, then she went broody and now she's looking to be on the way out. I've moved her to the fruit cage but will I ever to able to reintroduce her. Check out the funky R&B soundfile for good advice. I find 60's soul has the answer for most major problems.
Maria opened a face book page for us, after years of resisting, finding it a bit unnerving for some reason,the visibility of all the connections is a bit scary, too much information, one's whole past at the finger tips. I know everyone else is totally used to it all.
I am talking at this event next week, all about crafts and the re visiting of the political ambitions of crafts, at least I think thats the gist of it, doing the coefficients dinner in the evening just to make it a bit more full on.
As I seem to have spent most of 2010 buried in a laptop writing funding applications, proposals, pontificating and prose (oh and galavanting off to summery Brazil), all that Ruskin talk made me make some time for garden time today. Not quite green gym, but at least sewn three trays of Pak Choi, Guy Lan and Choi Sum, all courtesy of the Manchester Chinese Allotment Ladies via the Mother in Law. If those babies take we're in for some sweet mother veg this year. Oh Christ, look I'm at the laptop again.
Edward Bailey, Lucy Livingstone and Lucy MacDonald have started work on the internship programme. Lucy L and Ed have been focused on working outside getting the garden underway, with Lucy working on the honesty stall grappling with the vaguries of voluntary payments. She has made lots of cakes, on one day people left money for them on another not!
Lucy MacDonald will be working on the collection so expect to see lots more entries on the Lawson Park collection site shortly.
We will shortly be announcing the residencies and commissions, its been taking a while to get everything in place.
Chicken arrivals - blog entry by popular demand
6 Chickens arrived from Barrow - coughing slightly from their car journey in with Julie - a kind donation from a friend of Julie's, (the chickens not the cough)
Apart from escaping almost immediately from the pen, (where they are kept for their own protection - principally from walker's dogs), they have settled in and started laying immediately. Ed built up the fence to Colditz standards, (he has been reading the 'One The Got Away' - an account of Grizedale's history as a prisoner of war camp) and I have cut their wing feathers off with a pair of rusty sissors.
The chicken types are as far as I can make out
1 Ameraucana (lays blue eggs, Chilean cross-breed)
3 Maran (the 70s dream Chicken, dark brown eggs to go with the dark brown bread and everything else)
2 Australorp (Orpington Austalian cross, light brown eggs and lots of them)
Karen has suggest calling them after female gospel singers, so - Albertina, Shirley, Clara, Cassietta, Inez, Dorothy, Loleatta, Bessie, Doris, Delores - they do all seem to be rather chickeny names - any preferences? Could simplify matters by grouping them, also under Gospel names, so the 3 Jones Sisters, The Consolers, Gloria Spencer (who worked with the by line the worlds largest gospel singer).
Listen to this for a slightly odd rap about being big and the problems of getting buried.
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