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
The Vanity of Small Differences
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.
Come and join us for a knit and a natter, all ages/abilities welcome. As usual we will have a light meal, tea and cake available, as well as wool, needles, hooks etc, for you to have a go with. Bring your own project or help us with our next yarnbombing adventures.
£3.50 as usual…Look forward to seeing you there!
Square from Scotland
We’ve had a great response to our yarnbombing workshops and we’re nearly ready to go with the trail.
Special mentions go out to the staff and students of Blackpool Sixth Form College who help a super knit-in on 19 July. As well as out hardcore knittaz from our group and pom-pom makers extraordinaire Tyler and Charlie. Thanks Guys!
Watch this space as knitted creatures will start to appear around Blackpool. There will be an accompanying web map that will help you to spot them all.
Knittaz in action
Our workshop programme from July 2014
Following on from the success of the Blaze Ignite placement from June – November 2012, the Fylde Coast Dance Development Programme are pleased to announce a second Young Apprentice Placement. Fylde Coast Dance Development is looking for a young person aged 16-19 years to gain paid work experience in the dance sector in Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde.
This is the a fixed term contract for up to 7 hours per week, either during the day, in the evening or on weekends, at £5 per hour gaining valuable experience in the dance industry.
To apply for this opportunity, please complete and return the application form which can be found on the Fylde Coast Dance website.
The next Knittaz with Attitude is on Monday 7th January 2013
6pm to 8:30pm at Claremont Park Community Centre, Claremont Road Blackpool FY1 2QJ. More info here!
The 9 Week Bollywood Dance Class Course that Blackpool, Wyre & Fylde has been waiting for is finally here. After the astounding success of Strictly Bollywood Summer 2010 due to popular request and demand Blackpool now brings you…
Strictly Bollywood Divali 2012
Classes start on Wednesday 12th September at Palatine Dance Studio, Palatine Sports College, St Annes Road, Blackpool, FY4 2AR.
There are two classes: 6:15pm – 7:10 pm and 7:15pm – 8:10pm
£3 per class or £20 for the whole course
The first class (Weds 12th Sept) is a free taster session.
For more information telephone Madhvi on 07877780853
Nritya Sangam – Indian & World Dance, Music and Events
Aunty Social – Community Arts
About the instructor: Mr Yash Shah is from Mumbai, the Bollywood Capital of India and of Ludus Dance, Lancashire. Dance has always been his hobby and passion since he was a child. He currently works as a Support worker helping people with learning disabilities. He has also been teaching Bollywood dance professionally at LUDUS DANCE COMPANY in Lancaster for the last 2 years.
So, whether you’re a beginner or a Dance Pro, come along to have fun, work out, tone up and learn some Bollywood moves! It’s a fabulous opportunity to network with other dance enthusiasts, find out about amazing Dance Team Formations as well as great Dance Performance opportunities and other specialist Indian Dance Arts Related Classes, Workshops & Events.
On the 19th and 20th June, we took a trip to the LLP (Lifelong Learning Programme) Inclusion conference at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham. As a result of our Youth in Action project Pop Goes The Workshop, we had been invited to exhibit by the YIA coordinators at the British Council. We jumped at the chance as this was an opportunity to find out about other learning and skills-sharing opportunities, see what other organisations across Europe were doing and say thank you to Youth in Action/British Council for taking a chance on a rather bizarre project!
We learned about so many fantastic projects and met lots of lovely people who have given us plenty of ideas including some possible trans-national projects… squee!
We <3 Grundtvig!
We came back to Blackpool, buzzing with ideas and with a notebook full of contacts, good job!
P.S. if there was a prize for stall that looks most like a craft fair, we would have won, hands down!