Ever wondered what goes on at SouthBank? Come along to our 'Open Day Anniversary Event' on Sunday 13th October to celebrate 6 years of music, art, dance and merry-making in the heart of South Bristol. Featuring family entertainment and fun all day:
Singing workshops as part of the 'Festival Of Song'
12.30pm - Free Bowl of Soup and Crusty Bread plus tasty snacks on sale / BYO BBQ facilities and bar from midday.
Live Acoustic Music sessions
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Cliff Hanley's paintings will be hanging in The Corridor Gallery, Southville Centre, from 30th August.
This is going to be a great night:
Compered by Chris Brown ( Mr Browns Pig)
Poems from The Bard of Windmill Hill, Nick The Vic and Lee Barnes
Nigelle Greville, Tom Turrell, Mike Kendall, Iain Nash, Mike Stapleton and Tristram
Bar and only £3 in!
Saturday 18th 7:30pm
Come along and bring a friend!!
Paper Village Garden Gate Decorating Information sheet
This is a competition to coincide with the Arts trail on 18th and 19th May
The aim is to encourage anyone but particularly children of any age to take a fun look at their street and front garden and make it brighter and more vibrant by decorating a garden gate. (The garden gate could be a friend’s gate if you don’t have your own or you could make a temporary gate))
It is open to anyone in the Southville area and surrounding streets – not too strict but we need to be able to walk to judge the gates!
Hyperbolic Crochet Reef and Woolly Underwater Wonderland
Paper Village recently launched a new unfunded community project to make a hyperbolic crochet reef and swarms of fish and other sea creatures. The reef will be crocheted, knitted and needlefelted
Happy New Year to all our members and to anyone out there who is thinking of becoming one! 2012 will witness the tenth annual Southbank Bristol Arts Trail with a special theme and many great events to mark our first decade of activity. To be sure of being part of what is destined to be one of the greatest arts trails ever - join now.
I've recently created a set of Portmeirion inspired 10x8 prints (the originals are also 10x8 acrylics on paper), in association with my good friends at www.theunmutual.co.uk -with ten percent of the total proceeds going to Hope House Hospice. The press release can be found half way down the main news page of the Unmutual and details also at www.matlockfm.com. The series has proved a success, and plans are underway to create more paintings to add to the series.
I'm working on a new comic book combining humour with philosophy about the end of the world, from the perspective of the dinosaurs.
The dinosaurs see the meteor that's going to make them all extinct, and react in different ways, from philosophical acceptance to blind panic.
I'm currently raising money for the printing of the book with Indiegogo, and I'm close to reaching the funding goal. If you're interested, please check it out at http://www.indiegogo.com/dinos
Autumn Term Course and Workshop Programme
Print project at Paper Village – 16 workshops happening now – various dates – call us for details
Knitting course - 6 weeks from October 4th on Tuesday evenings – cost £72
Crochet Budgies at the Grain Barge – 26th October Free if you buy our crochet a budgie fundraising pack
This year I am opening my front room up to the public as a museum of curiosities and improbabilities - 15 Vicarage Road, Southville BS3.
As most of you know, I have been trying to market my Anne Bonny model show. In short, this is a model scenery of castle and coastline, model ships and figures and soldiers, where the characters are moved to a narrated soundtrack with music and sound effects. This show will be the centre piece of the exhibition although I will not be doing performances with it - it is just for viewing as a scene. However, since then, I have gone on to create all sorts of other scenes and strange images, which will also be on display. Many of these are in boxes of all sizes. The idea is that you can investigate the contents of the boxes and wonder at the meaning! Some of the artefacts have a particular story that they are depicting, while others are more random but hopefully, intriguing.