MicroActs 4
Oct
25
6:00 PM18:00

MicroActs 4

...short stories...small rebellions...mini manifestos...personal fables...snippets of memory...MicroActs is a program of short artist films, 6 minutes or less, exploring storytelling through moving image.

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Second Skin Costume Life Drawing: Tutu
Oct
5
7:30 PM19:30

Second Skin Costume Life Drawing: Tutu

Friday 5th October 

7:30 - 9:30pm 

£10.50

Members discount available check your newsletter!

Second Skin Costumed Life drawing's 7th class will be an ode to the tutu, the romantic, soft, frothy and beautiful garment which holds a rich history in ballet, we will be drawing a selection of tutus old and new and exploring ways in which to capture its beauty through drawing.

As usual the class will be split in to two halves, the first half we will experiment with some short drawing exercises exploring capturing movement through the costumes and then moving onto the second half where we will settle into some longer poses.

Drawing boards, some paper and pencils will be provided however we recommend to bring some materials you enjoy working with incase we run out! 

Tutu:

"Noun, A female ballet dancer's costume consisting of a bodice and an attached skirt incorporating numerous layers of soft light and diaphanous fabric, this being either short and stiff and projecting horizontally from the waist ( the classical tutu) or long, soft, and bell shaped (the romantic tutu)"

- Oxford Dictionary

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Photo Scratch
Mar
16
1:00 PM13:00

Photo Scratch

In this special edition of Photo Scratch, spectators will be invited to take a look and feedback about work-in-progress photography book projects.

Featuring work-in-progress from:

Aisling Keavey

Lewis Bush

Stephanie Smith

Tamsin Green

Simon Martin

Chris Bethell

Francesco Ragazzi

Due to the nature of looking at books, this edition will be slightly different to the usual format. There will be two time slots, please do arrive at the slot you book. Booking is essential.

We are delighted that this edition is in collaboration with the exhibition taking place at Hotel Elephant at the same time by Photo Scratch alumni, Kevin Percival, who will be exhibiting his major project Tanera (Ar Dùthaich), which was shown at Photo Scratch in an early incarnation.

Same time and place. Booking essential.

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Successful Fundraising For Artists & Creatives – Talk by Carolyn McDonald
Mar
13
7:00 PM19:00

Successful Fundraising For Artists & Creatives – Talk by Carolyn McDonald

Carolyn McDonald has 20 plus years of supporting organisations and individuals to communicate the purpose they are passionate about. She has worked with organisations within huge health tenders and cultural organisations and individuals to create the environment they need to materialize their dreams. She has extensive experience of raising funds from the £1 million to £500. McDonald works to bring clarity to each person’s vision, the money raising options and the ability to realize them. Our talk at Hotel Elephant will include traditional funding options, ACE and newer platforms such as kick starter and crowd funding.

 

7pm: Arrivals & Registration

7:30pm: Talk begins

8:30pm – 9pm: Our bar will remain open for drinks and informal networking

 

Tickets: £5 + VAT

or

Buy 7 talk pass for £25 + VAT (seven talks for price of five!)

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Makerhood: How To Successfully Run Workshops!
Mar
7
7:00 PM19:00

Makerhood: How To Successfully Run Workshops!

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Workshops can be a great way for artists and makers to increase their income, raise awareness of what they do and share the fun of making with others - but there's a lot to think about when designing a successful workshop!

We are excited to host Makerhood's Masterclass at 5 Spare Street on March 7, 2018 (7pm - 9pm). This event will have two speakers who will talk about what makes a good workshop and how to design workshops to appeal to different groups, including school groups, family workshops and adults.

To find out more and book your ticket, visit Makerhood's Eventbrite here

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The Design Trust - Dream Can Do Workshop
Mar
3
12:00 PM12:00

The Design Trust - Dream Can Do Workshop

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Are you a creative professional? Want to work ON your creative business in a practical, thought-provoking and strategic and realistic way?

Want to look at your future? Get more focus again and set some priorities? Create a realistic plan?

Want to work on your finances & marketing too? Find out where to focus your marketing?

In this practical but strategic DREAM PLAN DO workshop (the first LIVE one in London!!!) Patricia van den Akker, a well-known creative adviser and trainer and the Director of The Design Trustwill be working with you at the bigger picture of your business, to help you create a business you are really proud of.

This WORKshop (yes you will be getting into action with your business!) is based on the popular business book that Patricia wrote last year and we will be using some of the key exercises from this book.

What do YOU really want? What is working in your business? What are you avoiding?

How much money do you need to make in a year? And how will you do that? And what to do if your numbers don't stack up?

What are your marketing or sales channels now and where do you want to focus in the future? What marketing activities will work best to get more sales online, in person, wholesale or ...?

 

Are you keen to find out more? Head over to Patricia's Eventbrite and book one of the limited tickets today!!

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