Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Zombie Undead - Leicester's first feature film

Zombie Undead - made by Leicester film-maker Rhys Davies of Hive Films - is on general release via Metrodome as of yesterday. Leicester residents will recognise some local landmarks including the Clocktower.

Buy it at Amazon etc or via Hive Films (signed by the director) at http://www.zombieundead.com/date/2011/05

Rhys is running an evening seminar for us on 'how to sell your film' on Thurs 9 June at the Leicester Creative Business Depot. Book a free place at http://sellingfilm.eventbrite.com . Rhys has also done a guest blog on Chris Jones' site at http://www.chrisjonesblog.com/2011/05/guerilla-film-makers-masterclass-alum-rhys-davies-micro-budget-horror-case-study-released-this-weeke.html

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Arts Mentoring Scheme

We've recently been successful with an Arts Council funding bid which includes funding for a small mentoring scheme for professional artists and arts managers. We are therefore looking for an experienced, enthusiastic, expert practitioner in each of the following areas: music; dance; stage or street performance; writing; design craft; visual art; arts fundraising; arts marketing. The mentor fee is £500 inclusive to cover participation at an initial half-day training session (12 July 2011); a half-day debrief session in January 2012 and at least 10 hours supporting your mentee including at least 3 face to face sessions. Anyone interested please contact me (Clare) on clare.hudson@leics.gov.uk

Thursday, 5 May 2011

May is Craft & Design Month

Craft and Design Month is a national celebration and promotion of crafts across the UK during the whole of May 2011, featuring National Ceramics Week at the beginning of the month.

As part of National Ceramics Week, Made in Leicestershire artist Salsbury Ceramics is organising Ceramics in Charnwood.
This is an open air event in Loughborough's historic market place featuring up to 40 potters and ceramic artists from Leicestershire and the surrounding counties. Stalls include work by ceramics students from the university as well as established local potters and sculptors, plus demonstrations and childrens workshops. Sunday 8 May, 10am-4pm. Loughborough Market place

To find out more about Craft & Design Month and about events happening near you go to http://www.craftanddesignmonth.net/