Archive | January, 2011

Drawn to the Beat quick gallery

27 Jan Drawn to the Beat - the music begins

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A few quick pics from tonight’s Drawn to the Beat event.

Incredible atmosphere at Band on the Wall as everyone completely lost themselves in the music.

Not just fantastic to participate but also interesting to watch, whether listening in on the silent disco headphones or just hearing the quiet rhythm of people drawing.

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Drawn to the Beat – Free event tonight

27 Jan

Naomi Kendrick’s Drawn to the Beat event opens tonight, for one night only, at Band on the Wall.

Doors at  7pm and entrance is FREE!

If you haven’t already head it listen to the Naomi Kendrick Curated Place interview to find out more about her incredible practice.

A day with the “Mighty Poet of the Universe”

26 Jan

Masses of Solar system objects to scale © Adam Nieman

Great (though hectic) day working with the “Mighty Poet of the Universe” Adam Nieman ironing out some details for a new Mass Participation and Citizen Innovation art project for FutureEverything.

Very excited to present his work in May. Read more about his work on Adams posterous and stay tuned to hear more about developments on the project.

Urbis Research Forum Podcast 3: Drinking and the City

21 Jan

EDIT: Links fixed! (Sorry folks).

Here’s the latest Urbis Research Forum podcast. With media coverage of “Booze Britain’s” taste for binge drinking, minimum pricing plans and debates around pub licensing, alcohol continues to be a hot topic of debate. But is this a real or moral panic? The Drinking and the City Session explored the benefits and drawbacks of alcohol use in British culture and society paying particular focus on the city of Manchester.

The panel consisted of Dr. Mark Jayne (Geography, University of Manchester), Sarah Pickstone (City Centre Safe, Greater Manchester Police), Dmitri Brady (Warden, Methodist International House) and Haydn Pope (Manchester Pub and Club Network).

Subscriptions can be found here.  Click the iTunes link to the right of the page which will download all podcasts in the future automatically.

Designs of the Year Nominations Announced

17 Jan

The Design Museum has just announced the nominations for this year’s Designs of the Year Awards.

Particularly liking Dot. the worlds smallest stop motion animation character at under 1cm tall – and all shot using a mobile phone and a miraculous microscope attachment.

Drawn to the Beat – Be part of making art

15 Jan

Listen to the interview now

This week Curated Place had the pleasure of meeting up with artist and participatory specialist Naomi Kendrick in her studio. Surrounded by her vast conceptual works we sat down to discuss her practice, her revolutionary approach to enabling access in the arts and her upcoming project Drawn to the Beat taking place at Band on the Wall on the 27th January where you can take part.

Drawn to the Beat is a participatory music drawing event using Silent Disco technology. The event is a chance for anyone to be part of creating a new piece of work  alongside artist Naomi Kendrick in the Band on The Wall club space, which will become both silent disco and enormous drawing surface for the night.

Naomi Kendrick

Tickets are free and you can sign up now, but be quick, the event has already got a strong following following Naomi’s appearance on the BBC’s Culture Show in November.  If tickets run out by the time you get there don’t worry – Curated Place is already helping Naomi prepare for Drawn to the Beat 2 which will be happening in the Autumn.

Drawn to the Beat is at Band on the Wall on the 27th of January

Doors open at 7pm and entrance is FREE provided you’ve signed up in advance.

New Year’s Resolution…do more good deeds

7 Jan

Happy new year!

To start 2011 with a good deed you can’t go wrong by spending 10 seconds clicking a link that could go a long way to help out a project that’s doing incredible things for young people in Manchester.  But DO IT NOW…the deadline is 7pm!

My old colleagues over at the fantastic Reclaim Project have been shortlisted for a Dulux Colouring the Community Competition.  If they get enough votes it means they’ll get paint and painting resources to decorate their rather bland and boring office into a space that their mentees and volunteers can utilise, making it somewhere that is a little more suited to inspiring and encouraging.

Start 2011 with a little good karma and Vote for them now!

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