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Golden PiXil Awards

12:00 am in Events by bloc

Date: Thurs 15 December 2005, 8pm – 11pm
Website: www.goldenpixilawards.co.uk
Location: wales

Outline:

Entries are invited for the The Golden Pixil Awards – a celebration of new media achievement.

There are 20 awards in total, under 10 categories. Each category includes an industry award and a community/new entrant award.

The deadline for entries is Thursday 8th December.

For details of how to apply, and more information about the event on 15th December, please visit the website.

www.goldenpixilawards.co.uk

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job/graphic designer

12:00 am in Jobs by bloc

Date: deadline 15 December
Website: bwa-design.co.uk
Location: wales

Outline:

bwa is a design and communications company working on global issues. We care about what we do and who we do it with.

We are looking for a graphic designer with 2/3 years` experience to work in the Hay on Wye studio, working as a team with the London office.

Email why you want to work for us with your cv and a pdf of work to jobhay@bwa-design.co.uk

Area: all wales

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Self-employment Workshop for Disabled Artists

12:00 am in Seminars by bloc

Date: 30th November 2005 – 10.00am – 4.00pm
Location: wales

Outline:

Enter Disability Wales is holding a self employment workshop at Conwy Business Centre.

For more information or to book a place call 0800 783 7315 or email potentia@dwac.demon.co.uk

Area: northern bloc

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2005 @Wales Elevator Pitch Competition

12:00 am in Events by bloc

Website: http://www.networksatwales.com
Location: wales

Outline:

Are you an entrepreneur or SME and think you’ve got the next BIG Business Idea?

Then enter the 2005 @Wales Elevator Pitch Competition to win one of the Business Services Packages worth thousands of pounds.

First Prize ´ state-of-the-art VoiP telephone system, provided by Saiph Broadband

Second Prize – a package of strategic marketing consultancy, provided by Light Minds

Third Prize – Multimedia Design Consultancy Prize, provided by iCreate

Audience Prize ´ web advertising on Ping Wales, provided by Ping Wales.

Closing Date for entries is Friday 25th November 2005.
For more information visit www.networksatwales.com.

The Elevator Pitch Competition is coordinated by @Wales Digital Media Initiative and sponsored by Saiph Broadband, Strategic-I, iCreate and Ping Wales. The Net.Works @Wales programme is coordinated by the @Wales and supported by iCreate, the start up solutions Consultancy.

@Wales is funded by the Welsh Development Agency and the European Regional Development Fund.

Area: all wales

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Janek Schaefer: performance lecture and live concert

12:00 am in Events by bloc

Date: 19:00 tuesday 15 november 2005
Website: http://amino.org.uk
Location: england

Outline:

Following the success of the first series of performance lectures, we have devised a second series that continues to present artists introducing their work through performance.

While studying architecture at the Royal College of Art, Janek Schaefer recorded the fragmented noises of a sound activated dictaphone travelling overnight through the postal system. That work, titled `Recorded Delivery` was made for the 1995 `Self Storage` exhibition (Time Out critics` choice) with one time postman Brian Eno and Artangel. Since then the multiple aspects of sound became his focus, resulting in many releases, installations, soundtracks for exhibitions, and concerts using his self built/invented record players with electro-acoustic collage. His Tri-phonic Turntable is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the `World`s Most Versatile Record Player`. Not content with one world record, Janek is also in the Guinness Book of Records as the holder of the record for vinyl record smashing (17 LPs in 30 seconds). He has performed, lectured and exhibited widely throughout Europe (Sonar, Tate Modern, ICA), USA/Canada, (The Walker, XI, Mutek, Princeton), Japan, and Australia (Sydney Opera House).

His concerts and installations explore the spatial and architectural aspect that sound can evoke and the twisting of technology. Hybrid analogue and digital techniques are used to manipulate field recordings with live modified vinyl and found sound to create evocative and involving environments. His CD `Above Buildings` (2000) was released on Fat Cat to considerable praise, (The Guardian CD of the week). He plays in a duo with Philip Jeck (`Songs for Europe` CD) and formed `Comae` the improvisational electro-acoustic duo with Robert Hampson (Main) in 1999. Janek runs his own label, audiOh!Recordings, as well as releasing work with Asphodel, Sub Rosa, Staalplaat, Hot Air, Sirr, Rhiz, Alluvial, DSP and Diskono. He currently works as a full time sound artist/sound designer/musician/visiting lecturer and composer from the audiOh! Room in London.

For this event, Janek will give a presentation of his work followed by a live concert.

bring a record

Janek likes to include locally produced music in his concerts and invites you to bring a record of local music for his use, preferably without beats or vocals.

admission £4 / £2 concessions

advance reservations: 0191 478 1810

http://www.audioh.com

later in performance lectures series 2:

01.12.05 Richard Dedomenici

15.12.05 My Dad`s Strip Club

26.01.06 Karen Finley

04.03.06 Lone Twin

30.03.06 Franko B

Area: not in wales

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Grace Surman: Gateshead White

12:00 am in Events by bloc

Date: 19:00 Thursday 10 November, 2005
Website: www.balticmill.com
Location: england

Outline:

Points to remember PUT the TOASTER down – PUT the BOWL on TABLE – GO TO MIC which is a bit too high – PUT ON WINGS (wear white at night so you can be seen in the dark) – PULL the ASSISTANT over by its tail – TAKE OFF Nike TRAINERS – STAND ON ASSISTANT – Good evening TEXT ASSISTANT yes you, you WATCH – PULL out white BREAD PUT IN TOASTER Snow White HAND CLAP. Hopefully a cloud of dust.

There are moments of drama.

There are movements, which look like dance.

There are objects of ?ippancy, irreverence, intimacy, dif?culty and the insubstantial.

There are things that might make you laugh.

And there is a bit where I try to make a rainbow.

Based in Glasgow for the past four years, Grace Surman teaches on the BA Contemporary Theatre Practice housed at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and is associate curator of performance at the Centre for Contemporary Art in Glasgow. She has worked with numerous performance/dance practitioners and collaborates on a regular basis with Manchester-based multi-media group, Municiple Constructions.

Gateshead White is shaped in part by her experiences as a magician`s assistant and playing a stroppy Snow White in the church hall panto. Trapped by the conditions of the performance, she attempts to work through and understand these constraints. Bunnies hop, doves coo and women are cut in half, enter into Grace’s very individual world.

A Tramway Dark Lights Commission. This work has been realised with the kind support of Yorkshire Dance Centre and Bluecoat Gallery.

£4/£2 concessions.

Tickets for B.LIVE events are available by calling 0191 478 1810, Monday ´ Friday 09:30-17:30 (17:00 Friday).

Area: not in wales