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Arts news from across the North West
Monday, 30 September 2013 10:16

Artist Audio Commission: Giving in to gift

Giving in to Gift is looking to commission four new sound works, each made to be listened to in a specific situation, for free distribution online.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013 11:18

Kin2Kin

kinIf your into your creative industry networking (or whatever this is called these days) then this session from ACME is for you.
This is the first kin get-together for 2013 and as is the norm with these events', you can be mix it up; with this session following on from another much anticipated industry 'thinking' session brought to you in partnership with Sound City.

Chorlton Arts Festival, one of the leading, annual multi-arts festivals in the UK, is now inviting submissions for 2013.

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Interactive artwork Noisy Table, an augmented ping-pong table that makes music and sounds as games are played, arrives in FACT on 6th December.

Who better to test it out than some of the city's best-loved bands? Over the next 10 weeks 8 bands will compete to be crowned “Bats & Bleeps Ping-Pong Champion!” in a round robin ping-pong tournament. To launch Noisy Table and get the competition underway,  FACT are incredibly happy to welcome Liverpool legends Clinic for an exclusive DJ set and atmospheric electronica artist Afternaut, who will be performing live. 

It is no wonder that this artwork is coming to FACT as Mike Stubbs the artistic director at FACT has a Ping Pong table is his back room at home and never misses a chance to battle it out against any unsuspecting visitor - Pity the Watch Tower seller.

Find out more below

Liverpool art prize
Liverpool Art Prize nominations are open for only a couple more weeks for the Liverpool Art Prize 2013. In its sixth year, the annual competition is for artists born or based in the Liverpool City Region and is managed by Metal at Edge Hill Station.
The fantastic prize of £2000 will be awarded to the winning artist, as well as provide them with an invitation for a solo exhibition at The Walker Art Gallery Liverpool. The winner of the People’s choice award decided by the public voting at the gallery for their choice will be awarded with £1000. 
Nominations close on 23rd November and you can nominate your favourite at www.liverpoolartprize.com
Monday, 05 November 2012 14:07

Mobile ticketing from LSO

Interesting video into the use of Mobile Ticketing by the London Symphony Orchestra, who along with Kodime (the digital Agency) and Salford University are testing mobile marketing and ticketing, allowing students to purchase discounted concert tickets through mobile apps. The apps will also use location data to show events nearby and allow students to share comments via social media. This is an Arts Council England funding project. 

I can see there being more more use of this kind of individual organisational apps in the future, but the interesting bit is really when they start joining up and cross promoting events using each others apps.

Enjoy 

Saturday, 03 November 2012 09:39

Kin2Kin social and thinking event

ACME, Liverpool's creative sector developement agency are having 2 events on the 15th November at Leaf Cafe on Bold Street, a Thinking Session and a Social sesssion. We are all more familiar with their Social sessions I beleive, have a couple of free drinks and chat to people that we know. But the Thinking sessions are new from Kin2Kin and are a look at specific insdustry issues in Liverpool. They are there to offer help and advice to those who have been working in the sector some time or just starting out....

The details of Thinking session 2 and social are below

Arts Digital R&D Podcast 4: data and archives is now live on the Arts Council’s iTunes and SoundCloud channels. And this month they’re looking at how arts organisations can open up their archives, collections and data using digital technologies. Plus and it's a big plus they have Bill Thompsn and Drew Hemment. 

Castlefield Gallery is pleased to be offering a full day workshop for artists in marketing and networking in partnership with Manchester Craft and Design CentreNOISEfestival.com and Redeye. Speakers will include James Boardwell, CEO at Folksy.com, Benny Hui, MD of Language Brand Communication Ltd  and Founder of CING (The Creative Industries Networking Group), Vic Turnbull, Operations Manager at Noisefestival.com, and BAFTA award-winning filmmaker Janey de Nordwall amongst others. 

Liverpool's creative developement agency ACME are launching the brand new network in September. OK it has the same name as the old Liverpool network but we are promised something brand new and a bit more function than the old site, as it has been built from the ground up by Design Agency Splinter. I should know I helped with the user testing, so I hope they took my advice. 

Yes, ACME has been busy reinventing this unique site that promotes Liverpool's creative community, and it will soon be ready for creatives to update their profile and portfolio, and re-connect with others and with your Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn accounts.

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