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The Comic Book – Live in Llangollen!

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Date: Saturday 29 September 2007, 10.30am – 5pm
Website: www.thecomicbook.org
Location: wales

Outline:

To celebrate the publication of Our Comic Book, this launch-cum-jamboree is a day chock-full of commissioned performances, screenings and other entertainment.

With top names from Wales, its seceded regions (England, Scotland), Hungary and the USA and involving comedy, film, music, live-art, literature and poetry.

Featuring Mark Newgarden, Brian Dewan, John Hegley, Simon Munnery, The Berberian Sound Studio Group (The Bohman Brothers with Peter Strickland and Richard Thomas), Suzanne Andrade, Traw, Bedwyr Williams, Steven Brower, Victor Mount, Nathan Penlington, Rachel Pantechnicon, Marc Rees, Rhian Edwards, John Lawrence, Kevin Reid & Jason Nelson and lounge DJ Brian Nylon.

Stay all day – food and drink available ´ sit back and lap it up!

Area: northern bloc

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Ffilmic Take 1 Five Day Film Challenge

12:00 am in Festivals by bloc

Date: 28th September
Website: www.ffilmic.oc.uk
Location: wales

Outline:

Fflimic Take 1 Five Day Film Challenge

a part of the Ffilmic Film Festival 26 – 29 October

Can you make a 5 minute film in 5 days?

There are 3 age categories for the Film Competition:

Under 12, 12-17 and 18

The film challenge will kick off on Saturday 29th September at 10.15am. Entrants will then have until 5pm on Thursday 4th October to create their film.

Entry to the competition must be made by Friday 28th September.

You can download an entry form at www.ffilmic.co.uk or email ffilmic@artsconnection.org.uk.

The competition is sponsored by Lake Vyrnwy Hotel. Ffilmic Festival is funded by the Film Agency for Wales, with support from the Valleys Film Society.

Area: northern bloc

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Binary oppositions

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Date: 6-8pm 26/9/07
Website: www.vivid.org.uk
Location: england

Outline:

VIVID and Fused Magazine present an evening celebrating the launch of Binary Oppositions.

Binary Oppositions encompasses an exhibition, publication, and album featuring 10 contemporary artists and 20 musical and sonic arts acts from Birmingham.

The exhibition, which takes place at Citric Gallery in Brescia, Northern Italy, October 6, 2007, to January 3, 2008, includes works by VIVID research programme artists Karin Kihlberg & Reuben Henry, Kate Pemberton, Juneau/Projects/, Justin Wiggan & Oona Luras, together with Simon and Tom Bloor and Mike Johnston and casually raises questions concerning tradition and progress, folklore and technology, myth and rationalism, history and modernity.

An exhibition of works by Justin Wiggan & Oona Luras, produced during their haus_guests international residency at VIVID earlier this year will also be showcased.

Area: not in wales

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Cafe Artistique with Heath Bunting

12:00 am in Events by bloc

Date: 7.30pm, 24 September 2007
Website: www.axisweb.org/cafeartistique
Location: wales

Outline:

Three Café Artistique events are taking place in bars across Wales this autumn, giving you the chance to be part of informal discussions about contemporary art.

The events have a common theme: all guest speakers are artists working across disciplines, including music, sound, dance and organising events.

Cafe Artsitique in Cardiff has guest speaker: net and events artist Heath Bunting

Heath has been banned for life from entering the USA – he’ll discuss why and his aspirations for being a skilful member of the public.

www.axisweb.org/artist/heathbunting

Artist-in-residence: Carolyn Ryves

You can read and hear what happened at each event and discover how the artist-in-residence responded to the discussion at

www.axisweb.org/cafeartistique

Contribute to the live forums, online before and after each Café Artistique for you to air your views and continue the conversation.

Check out Art/Music/Event: issue 6 of Dialogue – Axis’s online contemporary art journal for background to the themes up for discussion in this series of events.

www.axisweb.org/dialogue

Keep checking www.axisweb.org/cafeartistique for more Cafe Artistique events coming to Wales in early 2008 or sign up for the Axis e-bulletin for reminders at www.axisweb.org/login.

Café Artistique is free and there is no need to book, refreshments are available to buy from the bar. Come along, have a drink and speak out!

For more information contact: Reuben Knutson, Audience Development Coordinator, reuben@axisweb.org or 01239 622408

Area: all wales

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Cafe Artistique with Lucienne Cole

12:00 am in Events by bloc

Date: 7.30pm, 5 November 2007
Website: wwww.axisweb.org/cafeartistique
Location: wales

Outline:

Three Café Artistique events are taking place in bars across Wales this autumn, giving you the chance to be part of informal discussions about contemporary art.

The events have a common theme: all guest speakers are artists working across disciplines, including music, sound, dance and organising events.

Cafe Artistique in Aberystwyth with guest speaker: artist Lucienne Cole

‘I love the Smiths. It`s not intended to be ironic at all’

`Lucienne Cole, on her tap dancing performance Dance to Music (Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now), 2004-2006 at www.axisweb.org/dialogue/luciennecole

Artist-in-residence: Miranda Whall

You can read and hear what happened at each event and discover how the artist-in-residence responded to the discussion at

www.axisweb.org/cafeartistique

Contribute to the live forums, online before and after each Café Artistique for you to air your views and continue the conversation.

Check out Art/Music/Event: issue 6 of Dialogue – Axis’s online contemporary art journal for background to the themes up for discussion in this series of events.

www.axisweb.org/dialogue

Keep checking www.axisweb.org/cafeartistique for more Cafe Artistique events coming to Wales in early 2008 or sign up for the Axis e-bulletin for reminders at www.axisweb.org/login.

Café Artistique is free and there is no need to book, refreshments are available to buy from the bar. Come along, have a drink and speak out!

For more information contact: Reuben Knutson, Audience Development Coordinator, reuben@axisweb.org or 01239 622408

Area: all wales

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Cafe Artistique with Mikhail Karikis

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Date: 7.30pm 19 November 2007
Website: www.axisweb.org/cafeartistique
Location: wales

Outline:

Three Café Artistique events are taking place in bars across Wales this autumn, giving you the chance to be part of informal discussions about contemporary art.
The events have a common theme: all guest speakers are artists working across disciplines, including music, sound, dance and organising events.

Cafe Artistique in Swansea with guest speaker: sound artist Mikhail Karikis

‘Tongue-clicking, teeth-gnashing, throat-clearing, coughing, retching, growling, gasping, stuttering.’ is how Michal Sapir describes Mikhail Karikis’ vocalisation techniques online at www.axisweb.org/dialogue/mikhailkarikas

Artist-in-residence: David Marchant

Café Artistique is free and there is no need to book, refreshments are available to buy from the bar. Come along, have a drink and speak out!

For more information contact: Reuben Knutson, Audience Development Coordinator, reuben@axisweb.org or 01239 622408

Area: all wales

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Northern Way Virtual Gateway Commission

12:00 am in Jobs by bloc

Date: 14 Sep 2007
Website: http://www.thenorthernway.co.uk/
Location: england

Outline:

The Northern Way, working with Arts Council England to deliver the £10m `Welcome to the North` public art programme, wishes to commission a truly innovative and original virtual artwork `Gateway to the North`.

Tenders are invited from organisations seeking to work with a named artist(s), individual artists or collaborating artists for this major commission. The emphasis of the commission will be on its virtual long-term presence, although it can also include physical manifestations that make a link between the real and virtual, and is open to a range of artforms and media including: sound, software art, blogging, performance and events, online worlds and mapping systems. The proposals will need to include a web-based accessible platform and applicants are also welcome to consider the use of a number of other distribution and presentation platforms such as podcasts and videocasts; CD and DVD; mobile phones and locative media.

The commission must be completed no later than the end of March 2008.

The commission is open to artists in the UK and beyond.
Full details and specifications are available from: Kath Savage on 01924 486 212 or kath.savage@artscouncil.org.uk

The closing date for applications is 14 September 2007, 12 noon.

Area: not in wales

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Surveillance: Call for Submissions

12:00 am in Jobs by bloc

Date: 29 Oct 2007
Website: http://www.digitalmediacentre.org
Location: england

Outline:

Submissions of video work on the theme of surveillance are invited for an ongoing programme of video works in South Hill Park Arts Centre. The programme will present a curated series of artworks, which will be projected large scale onto the wall of the Atrium bar area every evening from 2nd Dec – 20th January 2008.

Artists are invited to download the Application Form from http://www.digitalmediacentre.org and submit work on CD orDVD.

Deadline for submissions: Monday 29th October 2007

Area: not in wales

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Chris Watson at the BA Festival

12:00 am in Events by bloc

Date: 9 – 15 Sep 2007
Website: www.the-ba.net
Location: england

Outline:

As part of the BA Festival in York, 9th to 15th September SightSonic – York International Festival of Digital Art presents work by internationally renowned sound recordist Chris Watson.

*`The Sound of Sanctuary`. A real time event, re-creating the sounds and atmosphere to be experienced at sunrise in the Amber Mountain rain forest of Northern Madagascar. Sunday 9th – Saturday 15th September 2007 in Holy Trinity Church, Goodramgate, 10.00-17.00 – on the hour and half hour.
*Location sound recording workshop. Wednesday 12th September 2007 In the Marquees, Parliament Street, 13.00.
*`Midnight at the Oasis`. Chris Watson performs live a 20 minute time compression from sunset to sunrise, starring the Kalahari desert`s alien insect
empire. Accompanied by a Starscape made by Gavin Thurston, multi award winning cameraman, director and presenter for BBC, ITV, Discovery channel. Thursday 13th September 2007, 23.25. In the Marquees, Parliament Street, £3, or free with ticket to Film Alfresco`s showing of `2001: a Space Odyssey`

Tickets from 0870 758 3219 or http://www.picturehouses.co.uk.

More information:
http://www.the-ba.net/
http://www.sightsonic.org

Area: not in wales

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ArtSway Open07

12:00 am in Jobs by bloc

Date: 24 Oct 2007
Website: www.artsway.org.uk
Location: england

Outline:

ArtSway invites artists to submit work for selection to ArtSway Open07. Exhibition runs 8 December 2007 – 10 February 2008.

ArtSway`s annual Open exhibition is an opportunity for artists at all stages of their career and from all disciplines to show work in the ArtSway galleries. One artist is selected for a solo exhibition later in 2008.

Selectors: Mark Segal, Director ArtSway; Peter Bonnell, Curator, ArtSway; Michael Stanley, Director, Milton Keynes Gallery; Joel Papps, Artist and Open06 winner

All information and guidelines available from http://www.artsway.org.uk

Submission deadline: Wed 24 October 2007
Costs: £20 for up to 3 works submitted by slide; £10 per actual work (up to three works).

t: 01590 682260
e: mailto:mail@artsway.org.uk
w: http://www.artsway.org.uk

Area: not in wales