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Sunday
Mar112012

Battle for the Winds update

Only 48 days left till the Lunch of Gloucestershire's Wind Vessel which will travel to Weymouth in July to help blow the sailing and wind sufing contestants out to sea

Saturday April 28th 2pm Brunel Goodshed Stroud FREE ENTRANCE come and join Old Mother Gloucestershire, Prince Georgie, Walter and Edmund and their 40 children when they unveil the fantastic Wind Vessel designed by John Tucker from Dursley. Music dancing refreshments !

Thursday
Feb092012

Gloucestershire Creative Olympics

March 14th is DEADLINE for submissions to the Gloucestershire Creative Olympics contest

DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS FUN, HIGH PROFILE CONTEST where no one is a loser!

In July 2012 the winds of Gloucestershire are blowing their way to Weymouth to help lift the sails of the competitors’ boats and windsurfers as they compete in the London 2012 Olympic Games.

 Here is your opportunity to whip up a windy work of art and be a creative olympic winner! Submit your poem, joke, dance, short story, film, sculpture, play, song, painting, photograph, or musical composition and you could win a ‘gold’, ‘silver’ or ‘bronze’ medal to be awarded by Old Mother Gloucestershire herself at the Launch of the Wind Vessel on April 28th 2012 at the Brunel Goodshed, Stroud.

 In July 2012 this huge wind machine (built by Stroud College School of Art students) will parade through the streets of Weymouth and settle on the promenade amongst six other wind sculptures from the seven counties of the South West, to take part in the ‘Battle For The Winds’ spectacular outdoor event which heralds the beginning of the sailing olympics. Your artwork could be part of that event!

 

  The subject of the artwork is WIND and GLOUCESTERSHIRE

 ▲ Entrants must live in Gloucestershire and have a GL postcode

 ▲ The work must be original and have not been published, performed,    

         or publicly-exhibited before.

 ▲  There is no age limit for competitors.

 ▲ Judges will award ‘gold’, ‘silver’ and ‘bronze’ ‘medals’ (designed by  

   Stroud College School of Art students) to the winners in each category

 ▲  The judges’ decision is final

 

Competition theme ‘WIND’ & ‘GLOUCESTERSHIRE’

 

WORDS (submitted as writing)

1. Poem (not more than 30 words)

2. Story (not more than 1300 words)

3. Play (not more than 3 mins)

4. Joke (not more than 30 seconds)

 

PERFORMANCE (submitted on disc)

5. Dance (not more than 3 mins)

6. Music composition (not more than 3 mins)

7. Song (not more than 3 mins)

8. Film (not more than 3 mins)

 

VISUAL ART

9.  Sculpture (not larger than 33cms cube)

10. One - dimensional painting or equivalent (not larger than A3)

11. Photograph (not larger than A3)

 

All entries to be e mailed to

jobousfield@madasafish.com

 

or delivered by 12 noon on March 1st 2012 to:

 

Jo Bousfield

Battle for the Winds

Creative Olympics Contest

c/o PREMA

Bethesda Chapel

South St

Uley

Nr Dursley

Gloucestershire   GL11 5SS

 

Please note….If the submission is longer or larger than requested it will be disqualified

 

Please enclose a separate sheet of paper with:

 your name/s (this can be a pseudonym), address and/or e mail and/or contact number and a description of your submission (i.e. DVD of a dance entitled ‘Scurry’)

THE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON MARCH 30TH 2012.

If you have submitted your artwork by email we will let you know the results by e mail  – if you have submitted by post (or hand) please enclose a stamped addressed envelope if you want to be notified of the results.

 

Tuesday
Jan242012

Latest Gloucestershire 'Battle For The Winds' news 

At Stroud College School of Art, Gloucestershire - John Tucker, Sam Freeman and Ben Probert are planning how they will build our grand Wind Vessel which will join six other machines from th South West region in carrying the wind to Weymouth for the LONDON 2012 sailing and wind surfing events in July. Looks like it will be made out of aluminium - lighter than steel . Jamie Linwood, musical instrument maker, is giving advice. We would like to be able to play the sculpture percussively (as well as allowing the wind to create its own natural sound through the pipes

meanwhile in Stroud College costume design department students will shortly be starting work on creating Wind Catcher costumes

and in the graphic design department students will soon start designing Gold Silver and bronze medals to be awarded to the Gloucestershire Creative Olympics winners

and Bournemouth Arts College MA student Sarah Dicks has designed 5 stunning costumes for the five Gloucestershire characters who will be sailing in the Wind Vessel  

 

The Airealist

 

                                                     

Edmund the Engineer - played by Bernie Bennett     

 

         

Prince Georgie Gloucester played by Nic Allan

 

Walter Windy Weathers played by Pete Rosser

 

AND HERE LAST BUT NOT LEAST OLD MOTHER GLOUCESTERSHIRE HERSELF

 

played by Elle Holliday

 

On Jan 22nd six youth theatre groups met in Gloucester to start devising their WIND SONG AND DANCE... the winds are gathering....

Tuesday
Dec202011

Wind Vessel

The Wind Vessel design for Battle for the Winds has been chosen ! John Tucker, from Dursley, Gloucestershire, who is on the foundation art course at Stroud College Art School, has designed a 'wave' of steel pipes that the wind can whistle through as it makes its way across the South West of England to the LONDON 12 sailing and windsurfing events in Weymouth and Portland in the summer of 2012  

Friday
Dec092011

Toddler Dance

I have been running a toddler dance class for 17 years in Stroud, Gloucestershire. Every Wednesday morning from 10 - 10.30 parents and carers leap about to music with their pre school children. In January we move from the Congregational Church Hall to the Salvation Army Hall in Acre Street. Everyone welcome - it's preferable that your child is already walking but not compulsory, parents can dance with their babies in their arms. Cost £3 per 'family'. After the Christmas break we start again Jan 11th 2012