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.

Workshop info and Link

Shaun the Sheep: Digital Model Making Workshop

Weds 17 February 2021

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MATERIALS

The materials you will need per person are:

  • White clay: 140g
  • Black clay: 70g
  • Toothpicks x 6
  • Printed worksheet
  • Baby wipes or a flannel / towel (to clean hands with when switching between clay colours)

TIP: The clay will be easier to mould if it is warm. If your clay is cold, it can be helpful to heat it with a hairdryer for a few minutes before the session starts.

ZOOM

We will be running the workshop using the Webinar format. This will automatically switch off your camera and microphone.

While you will be able to see the model maker giving the demonstration, the model maker won’t be able to see you. You also won’t be able to see any of the other participants. However, you will still be able to ask questions via the Chat tool.

Please feel free to ask questions / make comments throughout the workshop. Likewise, if you need anything to be repeated please do shout.

I’m guessing that you will all be more than familiar with Zoom by now!
In case not:

  • Please make sure that you have downloaded and logged into Zoom before the session begins.
  • If you have not used Zoom before, please familiarise yourself with the programme in advance.
  • Test out sound and compatible devices beforehand, and if headphones help do use them
  • Check you have a strong Wi-Fi connection and back up if your Wi-Fi fails for some reason. Ifyou can test hot spotting from your phone that will be a reliable plan B if need be.

Workshop details & Link

  • Date: Wednesday 17th February 2021
  • Start times
    • 1pm
    • 2:30pm
    • 4pm

Join the sessions here

Links will go live 10 mins before your session is due to start

If you have any issues joining the session, please email us at [email protected] or send us a Facebook message.

Happy Model Making!

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Workshop info for Blackpool Carers

Shaun the Sheep: Digital Model Making Workshop

MATERIALS

The materials you will need per person are:

  • White clay: 140g
  • Black clay: 70g
  • Toothpicks x 6
  • Printed worksheet
  • Baby wipes or a flannel / towel (to clean hands with when switching between clay colours)

TIP: The clay will be easier to mould if it is warm. If your clay is cold, it can be helpful to heat it with a hairdryer for a few minutes before the session starts.

ZOOM

We will be running the workshop using the Webinar format. This will automatically switch off your camera and microphone.

While you will be able to see the model maker giving the demonstration, the model maker won’t be able to see you. You also won’t be able to see any of the other participants. However, you will still be able to ask questions via the Chat tool.

Please feel free to ask questions / make comments throughout the workshop. Likewise, if you need anything to be repeated please do shout.

I’m guessing that you will all be more than familiar with Zoom by now!
In case not:

  • Please make sure that you have downloaded and logged into Zoom before the session begins.
  • If you have not used Zoom before, please familiarise yourself with the programme in advance.
  • Test out sound and compatible devices beforehand, and if headphones help do use them
  • Check you have a strong Wi-Fi connection and back up if your Wi-Fi fails for some reason. Ifyou can test hot spotting from your phone that will be a reliable plan B if need be.

Workshop details & Link

  • Date: Wednesday 17th February 2021
  • Start time: 4pm

Links will go live 10 mins before your session is due to start

Passcode: 130214

If you have any issues joining the session, please email us at [email protected] or send us a Facebook message.

Happy Model Making!

Lights, camera, action! Volunteer character actors needed for Film Festival opening night

Some Like it Hot – Friday 16 March 2018, Blackpool Winter Gardens

We’re pleased to announce that we will be hosting an immersive screening of the 1959 classic Some Like it Hot as the opening night event of the Winter Gardens Film Festival.

We are looking for volunteers to take part in our live cinema event at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool.

About the event
This event cinema screening takes place in the Grand Foyer of heritage venue Blackpool Winter Gardens. The venue will be set up as a late 1920’s nightclub. There will be cocktails on arrival in the secret speakeasy and a 1920’s style party with a live band after the screening.

Volunteer roles

You will be in character as customers and staff of a 1920’s nightclub and speakeasy will be based in the Opera House entrance, Cocktail Bar and the Grand Foyer.

You don’t need any previous acting experience and you will not need to learn a script. Costumes will be provided, or if you have suitable 1920’s clothing, you can wear your own costume.

There will be a workshop session to:

  • Familiarise you with the film
  • Show you the venue
  • Tell you about your role
  • Fit your costumes

Key Dates
You will need to attend a workshop session before the event, we will give you date options after you have signed up.

Show date: Friday 16 March 2018 – 6pm until late

About the film

  • Some Like It Hot (1959)
  • Director:Billy Wilder
  • Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon

Two down on their luck jazz musicians find themselves out of a job and on the run after the police raid the speakeasy they perform in and they inadvertently stumble upon a gang war. With no money and nowhere to hide, a gig with Sweet Sue and her Society Syncopators at a Florida beach resort seems like the perfect getaway. There’s just one problem: the Syncopators are an all-female band, and Joe and Jerry aren’t women – yet.

About the Winter Gardens Film Festival
Since 2014, the Winter Gardens Film Festival has showcased the best of modern and classic black and white film in the spectacular historic setting of Blackpool Winter Gardens.

If you would like to take part, please complete this online form by 25 January 2018*.

For any more information, please send us an email.


FAQs

  • Do I have to be 18yrs or over? Yes, however we can make some exceptions for 16/17yrs but we’ll need you to email us.
  • This is a callout for people to take part in an immersive live cinema event – it’s not about being in a film!
  • *Due to the large amount of interest, we’ve brought the closing date forward to 25 January 2018.

Oxide Ghosts – The Brass Eye Tapes + Q&A

Pop-up Picturehouse is pleased to present our Christmas special:

Oxide Ghosts – The Brass Eye Tapes + Q&A with director Michael Cumming

Made from hundreds of hours of unseen material from his personal archive, director Michael Cumming’s film shares insights into the process of making the legendary TV series Brass Eye. Michael directed both of the pilots and the series and, over a two year period, witnessed the highs and lows of Brass Eye from a very personal perspective. Part documentary, part artwork – the film is designed solely for live screenings and is made up almost entirely of never before seen footage. Oxide Ghosts carries the blessing of Chris Morris and provides a rare glimpse of his extraordinary working practices.
Michael Cumming is a director and filmmaker, successfully working at the cutting edge since the ’90s. A graduate of the Royal College of Art Film School and recent recipient of an honorary doctorate, Dr Cumming’s back catalogue also contains such gems as Jo Brand’s improvised comedy drama ‘Going Forward’, cult classic ‘Snuff Box’, political pranks and polemics on ‘The Mark Thomas Product’ and Matt Berry’s BAFTA winning sitcom, ‘Toast Of London’.

Michael will be doing a Q&A after the film – spilling beans, shattering myths and letting a few cats out of the bag. Celebrating twenty years since Brass Eye’s transmission in 1997, this film & Q&A sessions are a must for fans of the series but will appeal to anyone with a curiosity about how great comedy is made.

Tickets £7.50 available now

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Screening details
Oxide Ghosts (2017)
Director: Michael Cumming.
Featuring: Chris Morris.
Duration: Film 60mins, Q&A 40 mins
Event 100mins approx.
Language: English
Cert: Uncertified, suggested 18
Doors open 7:00pm
Screening starts at 7:30pm
Q&A at 8:45pm