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As a special summer discount Open Eye are offering 20% off our one-day beginners DSLR courses, aimed at giving you all the skills you need to take outstanding pictures. 
 
Aimed at beginners and people who understand the basics but want to be more creative, the courses are run by leading professional photographers Mark McNulty and McCoy Wynn and cover all the essential tips and techniques including: getting the correct exposure and understanding the relationship between aperture, shutter speed and ISO, learning about composition and light, lenses, colour temperature and white balance. 
 
After an introductory session at Open Eye Gallery, you’ll spend the rest of the day out-and-about on a specially tailored photowalk.
 
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(Offer valid until the 30 July 2012) 
Courses run on Saturdays on the 28 July, 4 and 8 August.
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A fantastic opportunity for organisations and individuals to learn why and how they should be using the most popular digital platforms around. Be guided through these valuable online resources and learn ways to use them more effectively, from websites, Facebook pages, Twitter, Youtube, Soundcloud and Audioboo, all these can play an important part in your work.

A look at how you can use digital tools to raise your profile, engage your audience and drive bookings.

w598_2266780_gaslight1Sheltered housing residents will take to the stage next week as part of a musical and technology initiative entitled Connected: From Gaslight to Satellite. All part of the fantastic tenantspin’s programme at FACT.

The Positive People’s Platform are a group of over-50s residents from Sheltered Housing Schemes from across Liverpool, they have been working with tenantspin, FACT and professional artists to create a musical that tells some of their tales, woes and experiences of technology. 

The project is being delivered in partnership with Liverpool Mutual Homes, the Positive People’s Platform and will bring guests together for an evening of musical and technological entertainment.

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Penny Lane Gallery will be displaying work by Liverpool artist Anthony Brown is an artist, graphic designer, illustrator and musician who has earned international respect and acknowledgement.   His work moves freely between contemporary and abstract art in any medium – to graphic design, photography and illustration.  His original and eclectic art has been described as ‘special’, ’brilliantly original’ and ‘genius’.  His works are displayed within prestigious locations throughout the UK and internationally with much of his work commissioned and held within private collections.

 

 

ArtsCouncilLogoArts Council are giving an introduction for their National Portfolio Organisations on Wednesday this week. Digital innovation is one of the key priorities in the Arts Council’s five year plan.

The seminar is aimed at cultural organisationsand and will explain how they should plan their approach to digital working and achieving a presence in the digital media space?

Monday, 25 June 2012 12:30

Rights and IP seminar

cc.logo.largeA couple of items have come up on my Rights and IP radar, first off is this Building Digital Capacity for the Arts seminar from Arts Council England coming up on the 9th July in London. The event is aimed at arts and arts organisatons and aims to:

• outline the range of different elements of IP involved in artistic content
• share insights into different approaches to securing and clearing rights
• develop delegates’ understanding of the issues and potential solutions to rights clearances

Secondly the video from the Who Owns It seminar at FACT on the 12th June is now available to consume online. With talks by Ben Prangell a lawyer from Shipley IP and Joscelyn Upendran a lawer from Creative Commons UK. 

 Liverpool-Arabic-Arts-FestiLiverpool Arabic Arts Festival, the only festival of its kind in the UK, returns to the city from 6 - 15 July after a record 10th year in 2011. With a packed programme of music, dance, performance, visual art, comedy, debates, talks, workshops, film, exhibitions and poetry - including many free events - this year’s festival promises to be bigger than ever.

Key events include a World Premiere at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on 15th July from the Alif Ensemble and the play Rest Upon the Wind at Unity Theatre from veteran actor and writer Nadim Sawalha. Festival goers can also enjoy a breathtaking solo piece from ballet dancer Ayman Safiah at St Georges Hall on 14 July. The talented young dancer has been dubbed ‘The Arab Billy Elliot’ and has just been snapped up by dance guru Matthew Bourne’s company New Adventures.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012 23:16

City Soundscapes: A soundwalk

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Refresh your Ears with a City Centre Soundwalk starting at the Bluecoat. 

“When was the last time you went somewhere just to hear the sounds there? Whether experienced as private meditation or as collective silence SOUNDWALKS refresh your ears and reset your sensual awareness to where you are, live or work"

A soundwalk is a practice: it is walking without talking, focussing on the sound around, focussing on being there rather than talking about it. The Listening Room takes you to undiscovered places: means of transport, your senses.

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, 18 June 2012 08:53

Africa Oye 2012 - this weekend

africa-oyeAfrica Oye is back this coming weekend and we are all hoping for good weather - I'll be dusting off my picknic blankets and getting the BBQ out and heading to Sefton Park for a fantastic weekend of Family Fun. I'll be sure to taste the delights of some of the best food stalls ever while soaking up some music from the UK's largest festival of African Music and Culture. 

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