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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/

Watch this space for more info on local talent!

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A Big Thank You

setting up

Thank you everyone who came to help and who came to take part last week for the Town Centre Day – it was a very warm day and thanks especially to the hardy souls who helped lug the art materials from one end of Broad Street to the other and then at the end of the day, back again. So here’s the roll call of thanks: Porridge Lady (aka Anna Batchelor), Ingrid Jensen, Martin Stubbington, Shehnoor Ahmed (RISC), Tara Scott, Chris (New Directions), Tim Scott, Lucy Griffin (Reading Museum), Alabama Hall, Louie Hall, Ivy Schneiderman, Isla Reynolds, Maxine Doyle, Ahmed (The Oakford), Pat Lewis, Jasmine Lewis, Conrad Bullow-Weeks and Gillian Stevens.

Without you we wouldn’t have been able to make:
mask making
Animal Masks
paper boats
paper boats

drawn our way down Broad Street

made cardboard castles, taught some people to knit, recycled newspapers into bags and made paper bag puppets.

So once again thank you all

At the end of the day we felt a little like The White Rabbit and The Mad Hatter

in need of a quiet sit down and a cup of tea.

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Caversham Art Trail

bowl, Peter Quarmby


Last weekend I managed to squeeze in a short visit to one of the Caversham Arts Trail venues. This time of year always feels like a rush of studio trails, end of year shows, performances etc and almost every day is taken up by visiting a show. I am going to go back this weekend (the last weekend) to squeeze in as much as possible.

The Caversham Arts Trail is also taking part in the Open for Art project with works by some of the artists currently on show in Station Hill venue.

Lots of Cupcakes, Lauren Denney

More information, contact info and maps on the trail can be found here

Venue 1, Caversham Arts Trail

The jelly team will also be at Christchurch Meadows this Saturday for the 21st Children’s Festival, more info can be found here, we will be there from 11am-4pm so come along and say hi.

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snow update, Monday 11 January 2010

This morning there will be no toddler classes because of the snow – we are sure you will be mush safer and happier in your own homes then trying to get to town.

At this time (8.30am), the time that the Town Hall shuts today has not been confirmed, we update this page as soon as we kow for those of you wanting to attend the after school club today.

**** update Monday 11 January 2010 12.53pm****

The Town Hall is shutting today at 4pm so there will be no after school club today, apologies and we look forward too seeing you next week.


Thank you all for your patience, enjoy the snow : )

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snow, snow, snow

Dear jelly friends,

Because of the snow, there is no jellybean this Saturday 9 January as the Town Hall is shutting at 3pm. Hope you enjoy the snow, be safe and make creative things.

We will update this page with information on Monday workshops by Sunday 3pm.

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Reading Experimental Film Festival and art workshops

REFF

REFF

Firstly, it’s that time of year when everyone is looking for the workshop information which is right here, we’ve even gone so far as to update the Christmas info . In between, you will still be able to come and join in a the term time programme of after school clubs, toddler workshops, jelly bean, family workshops, the voice studio, evening classes.

You can also find us in North Reading at the Emmer Green Youth and Community Centre, Grove Road from 1-2.30pm Tuesday 27th October in a family workshop making Autumn themed mobiles. It’s a drop in session and is a subsidised workshop costing £1 per family, maybe we will see you there.

We still are looking for a new home to move to, there are some potentials on the horizon and we hope that by March 2010 when we have to leave our present location, we will have found somewhere more secure to live.

This is indeed a challenging time for many artists locally with lack of studio space and visible platforms to promote their work, however we are working on a programme of temporary exhibitions in partnership with Reading UK CIC.

The good news? – this weekend welcomes the return of the Reading Experimental Film Festival, celebrating it’s 2nd birthday by a three day festival of film. The programme includes:
Friday 23rd 7.30pm: Ex Reading boy turned international experimental film maker MATT HULSE talking through a selection of his shorts, before showing his debut feature film ‘Follow the Master’. Also an installation piece by great local artist JON LOCKHART and music to film by THE FORM GROUP performing to Wim Wenders ‘Alice in the Cities’

Saturday 24th 7.30pm: A programme of short films from some of the most influential figures in experimental film, including John Smith, Tina Keane and Peter Gidal. Followed by a 90 minute live performance from GUY SHERWIN and LYN LOO including the seminal piece MAN WITH MIRROR

Sunday 25th 6.00pm: A screening of the submissions for REFF, as well as four films made by artists who received bursaries from REFF and the WORLD PREMIERE of a commissioned piece made by one of the rising stars of the experimental film world, MARK AERIAL WALLER, who’s film ‘Karpouziaaa’ was filmed in Reading using non actors from Reading! The evening will be topped off by THE PAWN BROKER playing live to part of Tarkovsky’s ‘Solaris’

The festival takes place at The Rising Sun Arts Centre, Silver Street, Reading. Tickets are only £6.00 per day (or £15.00 for a 3 day ticket) and you can turn up for tickets.

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The Summer is here and it’s raining…

We had so much sunshine lately when we have been working in schools and today as nearly all the schools in the area have finally broken up it has been raining almost all day.

We are getting ready for the Summer Workshop Programme and also starting to slowly put things in our online shop, just in case you can’t make it to see us.

Rosie Flo's Holiday

Rosie Flo's Holiday

You can view more of the Rosie Flo’s and Johnny Joe’s books here.

Johnny Joe's Time Travel

Johnny Joe's Time Travel

They are drawing books with a difference, all you need to do is add the heads, arms and legs!

Rosie Flo's example page

Rosie Flo's example page

It’s slow work, updating the little shop as we are working with independent designers and makers and taking our time to make sure we find the most lovely things.

soapylove soapsicles

soapylove soapsicles

Like these delicious soapsicles…mmmmmm

psst, sorry you can’t actually eat them…

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Noah’s Ark

The summer term is our busiest term of working outside on great projects. We have been spending the last 3 weeks working with one school on a large scale arts project involving all of the curriculum and resulting in a performance – you can read more about the project from one of the jelly team here

Noah's Ark

Noah's Ark

Noah's Ark 2

Noah's Ark 2

The pictures don’t even begin to convey the scale but the whole school took part, 19 sculptures created and the end finale was a dramatic performance of sound, acting and spoken word with a sculpture trail (permanent) thrown in.

This coming week is a bit of a wind down week for us, the term time activities end this week and the the week beginning 27 July all the holiday programme starts so next week we are working with a few individual clients and shifting our heads into summer workshop programme node.

Sarah, one of our team is leaving in the Autumn to continue studying in London and we will miss her (but secretly we hope she will eventaully return!)

Make sure you all have a good summer, if you’re stuck for things to do, you can always join us in jelly or we will soon be stocking online the wonderful Rosie Flo drawing books.

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Happy Easter Holiday from jelly

Easter Bunnies made by Alabama Whirly, designed by Little Cotton Rabbits

Easter Bunnies made by Alabama Whirly, designed by Little Cotton Rabbits

We will be shut today (Friday 10th April) and all over the Easter break – but we will be back on Tuesday 14th for the start of the new workshop week, full details are here.

We all wish you a very happy Easter

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Last day in the workshop

Today was the last day in the workshop before the Easter break – apologies in advance if you try to phone us anytime after today and before Monday. We are fortunate to have a town centre space, given to us by Reading Borough Council in partnership but it also means we have the hours of civil servants.

everything starts with drawing and paper

everything starts with drawing and paper

This is a novelty for us after years of being key holders with doors onto streets and responsibilities for the building and security. We used to just be closed three days of the year, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Easter Sunday. Now we get to embrace a longer break which probably seems lovely from the outside but sometimes we forget too and want to go to work……….. yep, we love work.

Soon we will be adding a page here which will let you know a little bit more about the jelly team, underneath we are all quite shy about our own work although we find it easy to talk about other artists, other makers, young artists coming to workshops and encouraging them. Did you even know that most of the team are practising and exhibiting artists themselves? You may be amazed by what we all do.

Here is another quick snap from the beginning of the session today – making baby animals – somehow I always forget that end shot when they are done, I must try harder to remember.

the beginnings of a fantastical creature

the beginnings of a fantastical creature

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