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70 people shot by a Sicilian

As part of our Nuit Blanche evening, our favourite Sicilian photographer, Salvo Toscano shot portraits on roll film.

Below is the evidence.

Nuit Blanche, Visitors Contact Sheet


You can order one of these images to cherish, all you need to do to order a print is download this PDF pick out the photo from the contact sheet that you want and send it on to us. Before we process the order, we will send you a thumbnail to make sure we are printing the right one.

Price list
size (inches) 5×5, 8×8, 12×12
Basic Standard Fuji Crystal £3.00, £4.00, £11.00
Premium Giclee on Hahnemuhle Pearl paper £11.00, £15.00, £19.00
size (inches) 7.5×7.5, 9.5×9.5, 11×11
Handprint Hand Darkroom print on Fibre based paper £25.00, £35.00, £44.00

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Just updating a new page

We get sent so much information of good things that are happening – visit this page here for info

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The last weekend of the Festival

After a weather warning last Friday that the Saturday would be strong winds, lashings of rain and not much fun, the Outside:Inside Festival was moved Inside for the last day, that meant that the jelly element – The River, the outside installation and The Outcasts all had to be rescheduled or rehoused inside somewhere. So the plan was to reschedule the installation and the River at Nuit Blanche and the Outcasts were to roam the cafes in small groups to create the giant blanket.

This in turn ended up to be the festival weekend with the least rain, although it threatened it all day. If you did turn up for The River there was actually an unexpected performance of it and the Outcasts took over Market Place. Salvo Toscano took some fantastic pictures of the day but until I get his permission here’s some from Knitting for Art

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Outside:Inside Saturday 14 August

Last weekend, we were down at the riverside at The Oracle with Vicky Vergou. Vicky was working with people who were European with English as a second language and she was speaking to them for a project she has been working on for the past 5 years which involves interviewing the participants. We had a good response that day but need more so if you are interested please contact us at jelly.

Here’s a little snapshot from last weekend, of one of our good friends, DJ Dom down at the Riverside.

http://outsideinsidefestival.com


Last week we were also taking part in the celebrations of the 20th anniversary of the Family Resource Centre UK and we are still recovering from the 300+ children who joined us in a junk sculpting project – thankfully we had very few resources left to carry home.

This weekend is the 3rd weekend of the outside:inside festival, we will be in Bristol and West Arcade running an art market, artists include Bithja Moor, Gerhard Bissell, Ksenija Kronin, Martin Stubbington, Marianne Fowler, David Fairservice, Neile Wright and more, at the far end of the Arcade will be an exhibition of some photos from the recent Reading Festival by Tim Redgrove and over at O’Neills in a co-curating project with Reading’s Amy’s Ghost will be Mirren Kessling in a live art performance. Both art events will be running from 12-6pm.

see you there!
Potato Bicycle by Bithja Moor

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Outside:Inside week 2

Thanks to everyone who came to Outside:Inside Festival last weekend, we’ve been busy getting things ready for this weekend (full details can be found on the festival website) and we will be down at The Oracle Riverside on Saturday with artist Vicky Vergou.

Yesterday, we were at Rivermead, celebrating the 20th birthay of the Childrens Information Centre (or Family Resource UK as they are now known)

That’s a photo at the beginning, we were mobbed by creative minds and then opportunities to take photos slipped by. The resources were pitiful at the end but the creations leaving the building were ingenious.

Next week, we are installing a new exhibition as part of the Outside:Inside Festival and Open for Art.

Verity, all rights reserved Tim Redgrove

Tim Redgrove was brought up in Reading, UK and has worked in photography for many years. From 1995 to 2003 he worked as a sports photographer at Reading Football Club producing photographic work for 2 books about the club as well as calendars and publicity work. During this time Tim also worked as sports photographer for both the Reading Chronicle and Reading Post. He then spent several years photographing the Tour de France including Lance Armstrong’s record breaking victories in 2004 and 2005 and in 2008 he photographed the victorious Great Britain track cyclists including Sir Chris Hoy and Victoria Pendleton prior to the Bejing Olympics.

His work has appeared in the The Times, The Guardian and The Independent newspapers as well as publications in the UK and Europe. His first ever photographic work was as a publicity photographer for a theatre company he used to run in London. Tim co-founded the company with Dominic Cooke (now Artisitc Director at the Royal Court) and Ruth Jones (writer and star of BBC’s Gavin and Stacey).

For the last 3 summers Tim has produced a photographic record of the fans visiting the Reading Music festival, documenting the many varied visitors to Reading’s landmark festival.
http://www.timredgrove.com/

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Outside:Inside Festival

We’ve been taking down the Sonic Tuck Shop this week and preparing at the same time for the first weekend of the Outside:Inside Festival

crunch

It's the art pieces, that's the bit we can do, so it starts with theatre and performance this week, art interventions week 2, art market week 3 and finally an installation, creation and performance on the final weekend. There will be more updates over at the jelly website particularly on the art.

The festival takes place over four weekends, with seven impressive outdoor arenas. Stages will be popping up across town from Broad Street to The Oracle and Market Place. As well as these innovative free outdoor arenas, smaller more intimate and exclusive venues such as local restaurants and bars have opened their doors to indulge music lovers across all genres.

The festival is led by a group of young, talented and inspired musicians working in partnership with Reading UK CIC. Jack Hepplewhite of Mr Blind Pig sees the festival as a great opportunity for the area, “Reading has one of the most vibrant and diverse communities around and we aim to reflect this in the line-up for this festival. The town is bursting with amazing musicians and its about time this fact was flaunted – by opening up the great outdoor spaces the town has to offer we hope to get locals excited about music in Reading.”

For full details of the programme visis the Festival Website Outside:Inside Festival

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The Tea Party

Last weeks tea party was wonderful, we managed to haul 24 deckchairs from the Forbury to make up the numbers of seating already borrowed from Picnic and our own chairs, bake an excessively large number of cakes, lay out the china, stroke yarn hand dyed locally by Skein Queen, see the first prints of the new book, Vintage Gifts to Knit by Susan Crawford, marvel at Felix‘s marvellous Tea Museum, try on Emma Bradbury‘s new pieces and scatter Patchwork Butterfly‘s cushions around.

For those who missed it, here in pictures is a brief run through of our evening.

Tea Museum being created

Even Councillors love a cup of tea and cake

Thank you to all the Outcasts, you made a fab evening, baking, leaflet designing, serving teas and a special thanks has to go to Melanie Nabarro who organised the event and was the hostess with the mostess. Thank you as well to everyone who came, we made quite a bit of money for Amnesty from donations for cups of tea.

The excitement has not ended there though as the big news (other then that we are working with them in September) is that Jacksons is now stocking A Stitch in Time Vol 1 and Vintage Gifts to Knit both by Susan Crawford. Pop in and have a look, the books are in the haberdashery/ wool department.

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