Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Burning The Clocks 2010

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Burning the Clocks is an antidote to the excesses of the commercial Christmas. People gather to make paper and willow lanterns to carry through their city and burn on the beach as a token for the end of the year. No lantern is better for its purpose than any other, all are unique to the maker and precious, but all are given up to be burnt to greet the lengthening days.
Burning the Clocks combines a family solstice parade with a high quality fire show and fireworks for the whole city. The lantern makers invest their lanterns with their wishes, hopes, and fears and then pass them into the fire.

The parade will leave at 6.30pm. We expect the front of the parade to arrive at Madeira Drive at 7.15pm and the event to finish at 8pm. Please note all times are approximate.
The parade route will be: North Street, Ship Street, Bartholomews, East Street and Madeira Drive. For the best viewing position, go straight to Madeira Drive and watch the parade arrive. Please do not wait in New Road to watch the parade as this is our assembly zone for 1000 participants and there is no space for audience!

Roald Dahl' Matilda: A Musical

Roald Dahl's classic novel, loved by generations of readers young and old, has been adapted by Dennis Kelly with songs by composer and comedian Tim Minchin, in this hilarious new version from the Royal Shakespeare Company.

By RSC in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Enchanted Christmas 2010

'Take a walk along the famous illuminated trail and see the National Arboretum lit up at night every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 26 Nov - 19 Dec. Visit Father Christmas and our festive stilt walkers, plus lots of other festive excitement - carols from local and bands, roast chestnuts, mulled wine.'

The illuminated trail
Take a stroll along the fabulous Illuminated Trail. The trail takes around 45 minutes and can get a little muddy, so make sure you wear your wellies!

Westonbirt Enchanted Christmas

'Capturing the Light' photography events
Two specialist photography events will be held during this year’s Enchanted Christmas. The ‘Capturing the Light’ evenings are organised in partnership with photography magazines PhotoPlus and Digital Camera and photography website PhotoRadar. Thursday 9 December and Thursday 16 December, 4.30 - 9pm.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Mariko Jesse

I really enjoy looking through Jesse's website, the website layout is as enjoyable as her work and visually welcoming, she explains how she responses to a project and how she achieves her outcome. Jesse as shows a range of all different techniques and has worked for some great clients and has been commissioned for some very interesting projects. I first recognised her work for 'River Cottage'

Martha Stewart Weddings fashion shoot

Group Project

We were set in a group, mixing all pathways and given a brief with the word "Kinetic", we were free to respond to this how we liked.I’ve really enjoyed the project and am really pleased with the outcome. 

We made a battery-controlled mechanism that spins Thaumatropes with a touch of a button, we based this on a Victorian fair/circus and themed it "Trick Or Treat". We mixed both "naughty" and "nice" imagery and you should use the device to find out which it was. We had a few technical set backs but produced what we wanted to a high quality by the deadline and worked as a team well.

After completing the spinning device we create a display box to view it in, based on Victorian Punch and Judy. We them decarated it and a box to fit the discs to match.

The final piece, box with discs and posters.

 My Thaumatrope discs:

Lovely things. . .

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