Dirty Great Textile Exhibiton

An exhibition of contemporary textile work by people living in Blackpool and the Fylde Coast area.

Preview/Launch: Thursday 6 December, 6pm – 9pm.
Exhibition runs from 6 – 13 December.

See the Facebook event page

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Take Part

For details of how to submit your work, please visit: http://www.auntysocial.co.uk/dirty-great-textile-exhibition-entry-details

Please complete the online form by noon Friday 2 November, we will let you know whether you have been selected by Friday 9 November.

Selection criteria: We want you to be as bold and adventurous as you dare. We’re really keen to see work that is:
– Unusual and experimental, e.g. makes use of technology.
– Abstract and avant garde, weird and conceptual is very welcome.
– Pieces that you would have difficult exhibiting elsewhere

NB: Opening times are subject to change.

Interactive Cinema: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

Something peculiar this way comes…

 

Join us for an evening of storytelling and mystery as we celebrate Ransome Riggs’ gothic fantasy tale of time travel and transformation.

On Friday 9 November, we’re bringing Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, to Garstang Library for a free interactive screening featuring crafts and a time-travel treasure hunt.

Based on the novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, Tim Burton’s film adaptation follows 16-year-old Jacob Portman on an adventure that spans different worlds and times.

After he discovers mysterious clues left by his Grandfather, Jacob finds a magical island orphanage existing beyond space and time. There he meets the exceptional Miss Peregrine, who protects a group of orphaned (or ‘peculiar’) children, each with a signature ability, who are in danger from from a sinister threat.

What special powers will Jacob uncover?

Have the peculiars met their match with the sinister hollowgast?

Find out on 9 November.

Who knows, you may meet a real ymbryne…

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Times: Doors will open at 6pm, with the film starting at 6:35pm.

Tickets: FREE – book here!

Dressing up is not essential, but is warmly encouraged!

Film info:  Director:Tim Burton. Duration: 2h 7 mins. Cert: 12A

Trailer: https://bit.ly/2OkjWeb

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About us: We’re a Blackpool-based community cinema group that has been popping up in different Fylde Coast locations since 2011.

In 2017, we won Best Single Event at the UK Cinema For All Awards. We’re completely volunteer run and led; film is our passion as is dressing up and having lots of fun. Come and say hello!

Family Halloween Screen: The Witches

Join us for an evening of mischief and magic as we celebrate Roald Dahl’s deliciously dark tale of spells, secrets and making the world’s children disappear!

On Friday 26 October, we’re bringing The Witches, to Lytham Assembly Rooms for a smashing family-friendly interactive Halloween screening featuring crafts and face-painting.

Grandma has taught nine-year-old Luke well, he knows all about folk lore and most importantly, how to spot a witch. What a stroke of luck! While on holiday at the seaside he discovers that he’s staying in the same hotel as a coven, who are hatching a plan to eliminate the things they hate most… children.

Can Luke and grandma stop the witches before all of England’s children are transformed?
Have they met their match with the terrifying Grand High Witch?

Find out on 26 October. Who knows, you may meet a real witch…

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Times: Doors will open at 17:30, with the film starting at 18:30.

Tickets: Adult/child (includes crafts) £6.50. Accompanying adults (no crafts) £5.50. No booking fees.

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Dressing up is not essential, but is warmly encouraged!

Film info: The Witches (1990). Director: Nicolas Roeg. Duration: 1h 31 mins. Cert: PG
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About us:

We’re a Blackpool-based community cinema group that has been popping up in different Fylde Coast locations since 2011.

In 2017, we won Best Single Event at the UK Cinema For All Awards. We’re completely volunteer run and led; film is our passion as is dressing up and having lots of fun. Come and say hello!

 

See Facebook Event Page

Stitch Play Create: drop-in textile workshop

Join Aunty Social’s Knittaz With Attitude and make your own mini wall hanging.

Inspired by the current exhibition, we’ll explore a number of embroidery and tapestry techniques that combine the traditional with the contemporary and play with bold colour palettes, unusual textures and striking shapes.

Free, drop-in workshop (call in any time from 2pm)
All equipment and materials provided

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EXHIBITION INFO

The Vanity of Small Differences
Grayson Perry
28/09/2018 — 15/12/2018

After four years touring the world, Blackpool,now gets its opportunity to host this exciting Arts Council Collection touring exhibition, and as the last venue of an extensive tour, don’t miss this final opportunity to see it in its current form.

This series of six large-scale tapestries by Turner Prize winner Grayson Perry sees the artist exploring his fascination with taste and the visual story it tells of our interior lives. Inspired by William Hogarth’s moral tale, A Rake’s Progress (1732–35) the tapestries are composed of characters, incidents and objects Perry encountered while gathering inspiration for the television series, ‘All in the Best Possible Taste with Grayson Perry’ which first aired on Channel 4 in June 2012. Elevating the common place dramas of everyday life, Perry weaves the characters that he meets into a narrative every bit as acute as that in Hogarth’s 18th century paintings.

Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London and British Council. Gift of the artist and Victoria Miro Gallery, with support of Channel 4 Television, the Art Fund and Sfumato Foundation with additional support from Alix Partners.

Knittaz With Attitude: Monthly Makes – October 2018

Join us for a relaxed session at Claremont Park Community Centre. We’re going to make a start on our exhibition pieces, so have a think about what you’d like to do.
 
We’ll have good tunes, yummy buffet food and plenty of brews.
 
£3.50 (£2 for kids) – includes food, drinks, wool & equipment.

Dirty Great Textile Exhibition: Entry details

6 – 13 December 2018

ICW, 22 Church St, Blackpool, FY1 1EW

What?
This winter Knittaz With Attitude will host an exhibition of contemporary textiles. 

We’re looking for bold contemporary pieces to challenge and excite our Blackpool audience. Think bold, modern and experimental!

Artists can submit one or two works in any textile or fibre medium e.g. sewing, weaving, knitting, quilting, embroidery, lacemaking, collage etc. 

Artists are invited to submit recent work (produced within the last 2 years) that has not been included in previous Blackpool-based exhibitions. 

 

Who can enter?
The exhibition is open to all ages and textile disciplines provided that you have an FY postcode and/or are a member of Knittaz With Attitude.

Artists from all backgrounds and all levels of experience including professional are invited to submit one or two of their most recent works to go on display. 

Children are more than welcome to take part.

 

How much does it cost?
If selected, there is a £10.00 installation/admin fee per submission – this will go towards the venue costs.

 

How do I enter?
Please complete the online form by noon Sunday 4 November, we will let you know whether you have been selected by Friday 9 November.

Selection criteria: We want you to be as bold and adventurous as you dare. We’re really keen to see work that is:

  • Unusual and experimental, e.g. makes use of technology.
  • Abstract and avant garde, weird and conceptual is very welcome.
  • Pieces that you would have difficult exhibiting elsewhere

Selection will be made by a group of Knittaz With Attitude members: A variety of Blackpool-based textile lovers who want to bring something different to our town and believe that we have some amazing amateur and professional artists working locally.

 

How do I present my work?
All work that requires hanging must have mirror plates attached at the side to secure it to the wall and be framed. We do not accept ‘clip frames’ or any work deemed unsafe or unprepared for display. Mirror plates are available at most hardware shops. 

All work should be labelled on the back with: 

  • Your name 
  • Your Email address 
  • Your postal address
  • Your telephone number 
  • If the work is for sale – the price.
    Please remember to include 30% gallery commission in the price. 

 

What happens if my work is sold?
You will be notified if a work is sold.
Payment will be made by Aunty Social CIC after the close of the exhibition.
We can only sell your work if you provide us with a Unique Tax Reference Number (UTR)

 

Is my work insured?
Work cannot be insured by Aunty Social and is at all times at the owner’s risk. 

 

Important Dates 

Handing in days:

1pm – 4pm Sunday 2 December

4pm – 8pm Monday 3 December

Preview/Launch: 

Thursday 6 December, 6pm – 9pm.

Exhibition runs from
6 – 13 December

Collection: 

6pm – 8pm Thursday 13 December 

11am – 4:30pm Friday 14 December 

Please drop off/collect from ICW, 22 Church St, Blackpool, FY1 1EW

 

We cannot store work after Friday 14 December. Any work not collected by this date will be auctioned for charity.

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Knittaz With Attitude: July stitch-up

Join us for a relaxed session at Claremont Park Community Centre. We’re going to plan some projects for later in the year, so have a think about what you’d like to do.

We’ll have good tunes, yummy buffet food and plenty of brews.

£3.50 (£2 for kids) – includes food, drinks, wool & equipment.

Blackpool Gazette Quiz: Missing word edition

How well do you know our local paper? Can you guess these top stories?

Fragments Of A Dream (2018) + Q&A

Fragments Of A Dream (2018) + Q&A
A Film About Blackpool by Bobby Pook & Blanket

Following a run of tour dates with hotly-tipped contemporaries Coldbones, Blackpool cinematic-rock band blanket are extremely pleased to host an evening celebrating their long-awaited debut album How To Let Go – release date 18 May 2018 via Music For Nations (Sony)

To mark the occasion, the band is pleased to bring you FRAGMENTS OF A DREAM (released By Music For Nations Records / Sony) followed by a Q&A.

Dur: 15:51, Cert: 12A

 

“Fragments Of A Dream attempts to show the reality of a once thriving seaside town, now a shadow of its former self. That being said, Blackpool is still home to us, so we tried to create a movie that showed the positivity and bizarre charm of the town, the light in the darkness so to speak. We wanted to give an accurate portrayal of our home town, looking at both the good and bad, and think we managed to achieve that with this short film.

We had Bobby’s Grandfather narrate the movie, to give the feature a voice of the ‘better days’ of the town – having the voice of yesterday describing today’s Blackpool gives the film an extra layer of nostalgia for the town remembered so fondly by older generations.”

Afterwards members of the blanket will be taking on our main stage with an extra special short acoustic set.

You will also have the chance to see an exhibition of original album artwork and sample some great vegan food (included in ticket price).

We’re pleased to announce that Gavin Wrigley of the European Bartender School will be at the event creating some amazing exclusive cocktails especially for the occasion. We will be operating a cash bar with non-alcoholic alternatives.

 

  • Location: Blackpool Central Library, Queen Street, Blackpool FY1 1PX
  • Date/time: 20:00 | Doors: 19:45
  • Tickets: £6 | Booking Required | Includes admission and food

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Age Restriction: 12+ | ID required for alcoholic drinks
Cocktails £5.  #howtoletgo

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Knittaz With Attitude: Big Summer stitch-up

Join us for a relaxed yarnbombing session in the recently updated garden at Claremont Park Community Centre. We’ll have good tunes, yummy BBQ food and plenty of brews.

£3.50 – includes food, drinks, wool & equipment.

If the weather turns out to be pants then we’ll move indoors.