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Ffotogallery Summer Workshops 2011

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Book a place now on one of our summer season workshops!

Coming up in July:

Photographic Ramble
Sat 16 July / 10 – late afternoon / Faye Chamberlain / Meet at Chapter / £15

Join photographer Faye Chamberlain on this Ramble, photographing unusual
locations around Cardiff and exploring some of the areas’ lesser-photographed urban spots by foot. Faye will be on hand to answer your questions and queries, for a day full of insights, informal tuition and discussions about all things photographic and more!

Web Design Taster Day

Sat 23 July / 10.30 – 4.30 / Jamie Andrews / At Chapter / £25

An introduction to setting up your own website, demystifying basic HTML code and other processes such as adding hyperlinks and images, how to style pages using XHTML and Cascading Style Sheets.

Photographing People Taster Day

Sat 30 July / 10.30 – 4.30 / Toril Brancher / At Chapter / £25

Spend a morning comparing some portrait history with contemporary styles before exploring practical image making in the afternoon. Just bring your own camera.

For information on all of our summer workshops please see ourwebsite or to book a place contact 029 2034 1667


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Submit your film!

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The Festival has a six-year history, screening over 350 individual works from 35 countries, including 40 UK or European premieres. Each event has attracted up to 10,000 audiences from across the UK to engage with screenings, events and installations in up to 20 different locations across Berwick-upon-Tweed – capturing the imagination of the whole town.

The next festival is set to take place Friday 23 – Sunday 25 September 2011, and we are currently seeking moving image works of all types – narrative and artist video, live action and animation, fiction and documentary, and dance on film – to screen as part of the Festival.

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival 2011: Once upon a Time…

Each year, the Festival is curated thematically, and this year we venture into the land of make-believe, exploring the enchantment – and the dark side – of the fairy tale on film. Through presenting the familiar stories, characters and imagery of childhood folk tales, the Festival re-presents and celebrates the art of story-telling on screen.

If you think your work might fit within the festival theme, we’d love to see it!

For more information go to:


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Helgi and Hroar – A Story of Murder and Revenge

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This short (20 minute) film has been made by artist Michael Szpakowski working with two classes of year 4 pupils at Southwark Park school in Bermondsey.

Freely adapted from King Hrolf Kraki’s Saga it is a grim tale of internecine bloodletting in Viking times told in the childrens’ own words and acted out by them.

“Of all the pieces of “outreach” – I’d rather call it co-constructed – work I’ve done over the last thirty years, this piece comes closest to satisfying both the most important requirements of such work. The young people are totally engaged in the process and proud of the final product. Also and more importantly, I feel that it is aesthetically satisfying as any work I make entirely alone; so the finished piece is both a universal fable which tips its hat in homage to Brecht, Bresson and Straub-Huillet and also a hymn to the energy, wit and resourcefulness of the eight to nine year old and to an inner London multicultural school community at its best.”

Public screening at BFI- NFT2 4pm Thursday 23th June 2011

Seats are limited. Please contact ale[AT]furtherfield[DOT]org

Artist: Michael Szpakowski
Designer: Sophie Lovell Smith
A Furtherfield Outreach Project
Partners: Creative Partnerships, A New Direction, Southwark Park Primary School

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AND Residency Programme

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How To Be A Resident?

AND is excited to launch it’s regional artists’ residency programme, HOW TO BE A RESIDENT?

The residency programme includes opportunities for artists to develop new work in partnership with a variety of organisations including the Forestry Commission, British Waterways and DaDa. Investigating the model of a contemporary arts residency, they will take place in remote locations, online and on water.

In Summer 2011, AND will launch a two year programme of residencies across the Northwest and online working in partnership with organisations such as Forestry commission, British Waterways and DaDa to develop a programme that will question the model of a contemporary artists residences. 
During the AND festival in Liverpool resident artists and partners will come together to discuss their experiences and question, how to be a resident?

AND is now inviting applications for the three exciting residency programmes the deadline for all submissions is Friday 22 Jul 2011, 17:00

AND is working in partnership with the British Waterways to pilot an artists residency programme on the Canals of the Northwest of England. This residency offers a unique opportunity for an artist to be in residence on a canal boat on and around the Lancashire and Manchester waterways. The aim of the programme is to offer an artist or group of artists a dedicated period of time to develop research or a project in this unique habitat, question how to be resident on the waterways.
For more information and details on how to apply here…

AND is working in partnership with the Forestry Commission to pilot a residency programme in the Northwest of England. The Wild Ennerdale residency offers a unique opportunity for a Brazilian artist to be in residence in Ennerdale Valley. The valley is located in the heart of the in the western Lake District, Cumbria and is an area of innovative conservation of international significance.
For more information and details on how to apply here, please not this opportunity is only open to Brazilian artists.

AND in partnership with DaDa – Disability and Deaf Arts are developing an innovative artists’ online residency programme. This residency offers a unique opportunity for a disabled* or D/deaf artist to work alongside a technologist to develop an online / web based art project or area of research. The aim of the residency is to enable an artist to investigate how technological advancements online has effected how disabled or deaf artists can make work.
For more information and details on how to apply here

Coastwatch Project

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bloc has commissioned Kitchen Budapest to realise a time-based, temporary, experimental land work, in a challenging environment on coast in West Wales posing the question ‘what happens to the internet once it meets the coast?’  In response, during a 3 day residency (19th – 21st July), Kitchen Budapest will create the Coastwatch Project In addition, Kitchen Budapest will deliver a collaborative R&D workshop (Sandpit) on the coast to create a ‘unique moment to talk, doubt, rethink and imagine our future use of technology on the Welsh coast.  bloc have invited a group of Wales-based thinkers, makers, doers and technologists to this event.  For further details contact

bloc is grateful for support from Arts Council of Wales, the National Lottery and Welsh Assembly Government

We are grateful to the Druidstone Hotel, Pembrokeshire for supporting this project