Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

Are you a bawler or a boomer – or are you just super cool?

Which empty vessel makes the most noise?

‘Superheroes’ can come in many different shapes and guises!

Spiderman (above right) has lots of speed dynamism and tenacity, whereas Supervan (centre) is very sedate and thoughtful with much carrying capacity and dyamic duo Zen (left) has lots of taste with a calming yin and yang balance! Which type of mug best depicts your personality and when with other people, which role do you prefer to take on? Would it be supercool to take Spiderman to Glastonbury?

Coffee break tip from Cottingham.tv

Here’s a trick I learned from teaching: purchase some coffee mugs locally and the next time you have a coffee break, make them available for staff to choose!

#bawlerorboomer

Nick

 

 

 

Posted by admin at July 31, 2015

Category: Art, Artists, Cottingham, Popular Art, Stan lee, Superheroes

Superheroes get ready for Summer blastoff!

The Art Gallery in Hallgate exhibits a striking show!

Spiderman comes to Cottingham!

For older and younger Superheroes: The Circus is also coming to Hull

 

Programme 2015

Study days and outside visits

Lectures held at Willerby Manor Hotel, Well Lane, Willerby

Contact: 652616

Dates: July 21st, September 15th.

Many Societies support Young Arts groups or students in their area

National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies

If you like the arts and crafts, broaden your horizons here!

NADFAS

 

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Supply and demand: donating and receiving food

Open Wednesdays and Saturdays 10:30 – 12:30 AM

One of the lesser-known and promoted services Cottingham residents provide

It is not easy or straightforward to locate and target help to growing numbers of people in need locally who would really benefit from from these services ..

just being available on a walk-in basis and promoting this vital service anonymously here you may be able to help .. and all are welcome!

We waste much of our food – it can be recycled!

The Zion United Reform Church in Hallgate is very grateful for any donations of the following items:

Milk (UHT or powdered)

Fruit Juice (carton)

Soup

Pasta Sauces

Sponge Puddings (tinned)

Cereals

Rice Pudding (tinned)

Tea bags / Instant coffee

Instant Mashed Potato

Rice/Pasta

Tinned Meat/Fish

Tinned Fruit

Jam

Biscuits or Snack Bars

 

Pass it on – Thank You

 

Promoting Cottingham Food Bank, Cottingham Civic Hall, July 4th

A well-known local artist James Deighton has added his works including land and seascapes for sale to help with running the Cottingham Food Bank. Contact the organizers for further details.

 

Nick

PS Editor’s note: a perishable fresh and or cold food table would not go amiss, but then someone would have to be responsible for disposing of or safely storing of any left-over food at the end of the day ..  your thoughts as comments please to cottingham.tv comments

Local Voice: Martin Greene champions culture at the YIBC!

Credit to Martin Greene leader of the Hull City of Culture who is “on a cultural mission” speaking out for the inclusion of Culture in the YIBC local business awards ceremony last week 05.06.2015!

“You can create all the local employment and enterprise you want, but if people don’t want to come and stay to live in the City, it is futile!”

He gave a passionate and impressive address to the conference and it’s wider televised audience and the message was to have empathy for and support people who have and pursue creative and cultural interests.

Putting individuals first rather than the blanket imposition of business models

The editor has met numerous creative local individuals over the years, having come from Hull originally, studied in London and worked abroad and returned to the region. He has met numerous struggling musicians, creative writers, artists, designers, poets and law graduates who have been unable to gain employment relevant to their skills and talents. Scholarships and support for students wishing to study in London that were available in the ’70s are now insufficient, with many potential students opting to not take up places at the London Colleges on financial grounds – fear of getting into debt being foremost.

Supporting art students to study in London colleges

The efforts of creative individuals create networks ‘bottom-up’, not the other way round. Collaboration and culture are generated from having trust, support and empathy for these individuals in their endeavors, not just developing the network ‘top-down’!

The blanket imposition of business rules and networks to cultural development are it is argued inappropriate and stifling of individuals and their creative and cultural initiatives

The Doughnut Effect, cultural dilution of the few by the many and The Noblesse Oblige

Inner City Regeneration

The Doughnut Effect

Although Hull suffers like many other cities from The Doughnut Effect, The Noblesse Oblige  of Hull and its  hinterlands (East Yorkshire and The Humber Region), need to support local cultural initiatives by creative and gifted and talented individuals within the City boundaries, not just through the imposition of business rules and networks where the benefits of the many always always seem to outweigh those of the few, but not the one. Calling Star Trek –  we need your assistance!

Putting the Horse before the Cart – rather than the other way round

Two Cultures: putting one culture before the other counter-culture

We’re not just widgets!

In our inner-city secondary schools, a battle for the hearts and minds of pupils is taking place pupil-by-pupil on a daily basis. In the classroom, the learning culture of the individual pupil is counteracted by the counter-culture of the collective. Often mob rule applies and some pupils are discouraged from studying by the many, where learners may risk becoming labelled as ‘swats’ or worse suffer from bullying out of class. This counter culture often runs in families and spreads through communities and generations as is shown well in the film (and now latterly musical) Billy Elliot: –

Billy Elliot

http://www.visitlondon.com/things-to-do/event/430301-billy-elliot-the-musical-at-the-victoria-palace-theatre

It has been shown and is now recognized that the best way to tackle disruptive pupil behavior is to treat them as individuals and to give them one-on-one support away the classroom. In the majority of cases the needs of the many are prioritized over the needs of the few (again by the blanket imposition of business methods appropriate to mass production but inappropriate to individual human development) – but when the needs of the few are ignored, they may disrupt the needs of the many!

It is a priority that The Noblesse Oblige should identify and embrace Hull’s cultural arbiters individually!

Cultural activity is also potentially disruptive by its very nature. A well-oiled machine by comparison only produces one thing repetitively. Stifling individual creativity in a post-industrial economy that is traditionally suited to a business culture of mass-production is damaging to the whole – where the whole comprises both the many and the few.

Hull: One City: Two Cultures?

Your thoughts and discussion please to Cottingham.tv

Contact

Nick

Posted by admin at May 28, 2015

Category: Art, Beverley, Folk and Rock, Music, Musicians, Uncategorized

Beverley Racecourse

Beverley Folk Festival at Beverley Racecourse  Coming Soon!

The weekend after next, don’t miss the Cottingham Springboard Music Festival!

Cottingham pubs hosting the live music event: 22, 23, 24th May

 

Poet Ian McMillan performs his Pop-up Poetry Tour in Cottingham Library

 

Performing “The Ghost of Alouiscious” using his fold-up paper-chart and off-the-library-shelf selections of names picked at random from the pages of books and markers, he worked with his audience to make-up the lyrics as we went along!

His style is to pick and mix words with the audience

One could surmise he might have seen “Aloysius and the ghost of uncle Harold” on the bookshelf, but it was meant more in fun in an Edward Lear-like made-up wordsmith sense. Ian’s performance was likeable, funny and engaging, spiced with northern grit and a delivery Morcambe and Wise would have been pleased with!

Coming to a library near you!

Ian is performing in libraries in East Yorkshire including around Hull, Beverley and Bridlington.

 

 

Nick

 

 

Alternative Ways Of Connecting With The Electorate – Cottingham.tv is like Barrie McKenzie also on a ‘cultural mission’!

Barry ‘singing for his supper’ for John Lennon in a VW camper van: ‘strewth, starve the lizards – I’m so thirsty I could drink out of a Japanese wrestler’s jockstrap!

These are just the introductory-level salvos of a barrage of increasingly irreverent jokes comprising colourful metaphors – used with connect with the audience quick-fire – and make them buy lots of tins of Fosters lager to quench their thirst in the process!

Edna Everage plays the ‘straight guy’ as the ‘voice of constraint’ and Tommy Cooper plays Arthur McKenzie  read on ..