Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Other stuff

We also had a workshop that involved using spices and PVA. images to follow... and of the storytelling and drumming...

So here are some face painted children...

Minnie & Callam.

Images from the Printing Workshop.

Fabric Collage Workshop

Some fantastic images were made by all ages!

Monday, 24 March 2008

just an hour to get ready...

an hour was enough, would people attend, was the question...

a 9am start to set up...

22nd March 2008

after two months of actual planning for the event :

Thursday, 20 March 2008

a sneak preview of the 'dislikes' image

again, work in progress, for Ryan and the guys in the office to see.

a sneak preview of the 'likes' image

this is a work in progress version. Hi Ryan, I hope you are all in good health in the office. Andrew.

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

another image from the digital workshop

the forum has been looking at 'likes' and 'dislikes' from around the area. the previous example is made from 'dislikes' this is from 'likes'

a sample image from the Youth Forum digital workshop

a record of the websites we looked at during the Youth Forum digital workshop info about hanging shoes a site to share photos and views, the Blog can link to this site. lots of text on this, quite boring, the adults are trying to improve stuff for us.

You Tube : a beat box guy in the kitchen. a bloke what does funny stories, he’s called Eddie Izzard, this clip is about star wars. clip of a band at a German festival, I like the tune and the setting of the festival. this was popular at the beginning of the 1990’s. I don’t find it that funny. What do you think? this short film won an Oscar in 1990. I really like it. No speaking, just visual stuff. there’s a world record for smashing eggs with toes, this record is held by a woman from Spain.
Enough You Tube… gimp is free downloadable software for manipulating image files. It’s a bit like Photoshop, everyone uses that coz it’s what everyone uses. It’s expensive to buy, so Gimp is a good place to start. if you want to find an image. part of Google. again loads of words by adults what are in a position to help us all do what we want. These are in Europe somewhere. Thing is, is it just more words with good meaning, or can they do stuff to make things more enjoyable for more people. another Youth Forum.. This is in Essex. It’s part of the local government process. Government is a good thing if you get genuine people within it, trying to make things better for everyone. this is like the barking and Dagenham Youth Forum, it’s happening in Derbyshire. another Youth Forum that is involved with the local government.

http://www. this is a website for the Stockbrook area. I wonder if the Youth Forum can get a link to their Blog listed on this site. The Youth Activities section is still a little short of information.

wednesday before the event

It's only a few days until the event now. The posters are out, the brochures are being delivered. Last meeting about the project in a few hours.

Sunday, 2 March 2008

on going work with the Youth Forum

the forum has set up a blog:

the words to go with the image...

The Box of Rejection

“ The Box of Rejection is a scaling up of the ‘Book of Rejection’. The Book was a small piece of work that became cathartic for me. In the book were words to describe things and notions that I rejected. It seemed appropriate to scale the idea up for a community event and make it a box into which residents can place their written words about what they reject. The words are between the resident and the box. The destiny of the box is still undecided. Current thinking is to never open the box, maybe the box will be burnt at a future community event. As a community, we can decide the outcome of the box.” Andrew(resident).

an image for the brochure

I'm going to send this image in for inclusion with words about the box of rejection.

the poster-what did I learn ?

I learnt that this event is owned more by the funders than the residents. It's the way it is.

What was painful about that experience was the realisation of just how much the funders require control of what happens.

Before the money had become involved, it did feel like the residents were being empowered to do stuff for their community, that they wanted to do and thought would be beneficial. Once the money became involved, the emphasis swung to the funders. This swing was gradual and gentle. The poster brought the swing into focus.

The outcome of the poster incident was the placing on the back burner the cake shop, bread shop project.

for the record, the rejected poster looked like this.

for the record, the first version made by Chris and I looked like this :

the poster has been decided upon and distributed has begun.

the final version of the poster has been drawn up. Here it is: