Part of the Unchosen Film Festival raising awareness of human trafficking.
Tuesday 2nd November 2010 7.30pm
Hall 2 at the Colston Hall, Bristol
Directed by Ananya Chakraborti
This is the South West premiere of a documentary following young girls lured across borders into the sex trade in India. Exploited by their own communities in return for a steady income. The film stresses the need to allow migration and migrants whilst, at the same time, pulling out all the stops to prevent Human Trafficking. The film will be introduced by Denise Marshall OBE of the Poppy Project.
There will be a pre-film performance byIndian Classical singer Jatanil Banerjee and a Post Film Q&A with the Director Ananya Chakraborti.
Tickets £2. To book click HERE or call the Colston Hall box office on 0117 922 3686.
2010 BAFA ANNUAL CONFERENCE – 3-5 NOVEMBER 2010, Brighton.
Wednesday 3 November
4pm Welcome Reception hosted by Brighton and Hove City Council
Choice of events at 6pm – Brighton Early Music Festival Commuter Concert, guided walk by Nick Dodds, visit Brighton Photo Fringe exhibition
7.30pm – attend Brighton Fringe launch
Then for those who are interested we have a table booked at Jamie’s Italian for a late night supper.
Thursday 4 November
Festivals: Stay Connected
Festivals: Work Smarter
Keynote: Minute Manifesto: Roger Wright, Joanna MacGregor and Deborah Bull respond to these ‘difficult times’ with their personal ‘Minute Manifestos’ on keeping the artistic bar high.
Roger Wright, BBC 3 Controller and Director of the BBC Proms, Joanna MacGregor, Artistic Director, Bath International and Ignite Festivals and Deborah Bull, Artistic Director of the Royal Opera House – this session will be interactive with the delegates – delegates will be invited to ‘tweet’ in their own Minute Manifestos before hand and will be invited to reveal them during the discussion by facilitator Stewart Collins, BAFA Chair
Keynote: Olympics and the Arts: Ruth Mackenzie, Director of the Cultural Olympiad.
Seminar: Choice of two: Hear about Londonderry/City of London successful bid to be the first British City of Culture or a panel discussion on Collaborative Programming with Cultural Attaches from Europe, the British Council and Visiting Arts.
Workshops: Stay Connected. This section looks at the organisations that festivals and events could/should have relationships with and explores especially what can be gained from strengthening these in these difficult financial times: Local Authorities/NALGAO; Arts Council – local offices not national, Arts&Business/Regional Development Associations (especially what is going to happen to them), Tourism – local (Visit Brighton as the example) and national (Visit Britain).
Workshops: Work Smarter. This section looks at money saving/budget balancing issues in relation to: Sustainability: economic/social/environmental. Digital Marketing. Volunteers: threefold: stewards/interns/unpaid performers – these will be three round table facilitated discussions.
Friday 5 November
Festivals: Mean Business
Keynote: Peter Florence, Director of the Hay Festivals in Wales, Colombia, Spain, Lebanon, Mexico, India, Kenya, and the Maldives launches the day in conversation with Jonathan Holloway outgoing Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Norfolk & Norwich Festival – new Artistic Director, Perth International Arts Festival
Keynote: Brighton and Hove City Council – Festival City – a discussion on the festival cluster in the region, how the council have added to that, what their vision is, how they support the arts.
Seminar: New Politics and the Big Society. A facilitated session led by the National Campaign for the Arts with all the political parties represented,
Workshops: Mean Business: These look at the business of running an event or festival: On line ticketing, Research, Fundraising (really looking at new and innovative ideas), Accountancy.
The B&H keynote will be in the afternoon and will be followed by a choice of three site visits looking ‘back stage’ at some of the festivals that will be happening whilst we are in Brighton:
Photo Biennial/ Photo Fringe – around the gallery spaces and meeting Brighton Photo Biennial and Brighton Photo Fringe
Outdoor Performance sites – showing sites that have been used and continue to be used. Involving Brighton and Hove City Council Events and licensing teams
Partnership working – Brighton Festival will talk about using new venues and partnerships
Have fun if you’re going
For more conference info and how to book check out this LINK.
This afternoon’s highly-anticipated Spending Review announcement has reiterated that the government will maintain free entrance to museums and galleries, and confirmed that funding extensions for the Tate and British Museum will still go ahead – valued at almost £350m. Arts Council England (ACE), however, has been hit with a 29.6 % budget cut, amounting to a real-term reduction of £100m – from £450m to £350m by 2014. Local government also faces funding cuts of 7% year-on-year, reducing cash by 28% by 2015. The double whammy of grim news is likely to hit the arts hard, as provision of cultural services is not a statutory duty for local authorities and ACE has already declared itself to be operating at its most streamlined.
Overall, the DCMS will lose almost 25% of its funding over four years. Chancellor George Osborne has ordered that 41% of this budget cut is to be shouldered by a reduction in the department’s administrative costs. The DCMS currently receives £1.6bn grant-in-aid, which will be slashed to £1.1bn by 2014/15. Osborne also declared that front-line arts services” and “specific projects” are to be cut by not more than 15%, with the remainder of the savings to come from admin costs. ACE has been told to cut 50% of its own administrative budget in order to protect front-line services.
Alan Davey, Chief Executive of ACE, said that the cuts “will inevitably have a significant impact on the cultural life of the country”. The Creative Partnerships programme for instance, administered by Creativity Culture and Education and long-rumoured to be heading for the chopping block, has been cut entirely. While Davey has “agreed to try and limit the effects on funded organisations and any cut in the first year to less than 10%”, ACE’s National Council will meet on 25 October and further announcements are expected shortly after.
Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport Jeremy Hunt said: “To deal with an unprecedented financial deficit we have been forced to make some incredibly difficult decisions. But, in the current economic climate, this is a good settlement for DCMS’s sectors…by cutting bureaucracy and waste and prioritising the services valued by the public we will be able to protect our sporting and cultural core for the long term.”
The Olympics will not suffer budgetary constraints, and will receive the full £9.3bn currently ear-marked.
With less than 1 month (18-21 NOV 2010) to go, the Australasian World Music Expo 2010 (AWME) is gearing up take over Melbourne’s city streets for four days and nights of incredible music from around the globe.
This year AWME once again features a selection of the world’s finest local and international artists playing back to back over four days, at some of Melbourne’s premier music venues including the Arts Centre, The HiFi, Fed Square and The Toff in Town. The lineup this year includes Nigeria’s mighty, Afro-beat luminary, Femi Kuti and his 15-piece band The Positive Force (Nigeria); internationally acclaimed, conscious roots-reggae masters, Groundation (USA); Jamaica’s oldest, foundation-shaking sound system, Stone Love; and Australia’s own rising star, Dan Sultan.
Joining them on the bill is Katie Noonan & The Captains, TheRaah Project, Mista Savona, King Kapisi (Samoa/NZ), Neil Murray, Frank Yamma, Kavisha Mazzella, The Bombay Royale, Kulkal Baba Dancers (TSI), Black Jesus Experience, Electric Wire Hustle (NZ), Mama Kin, Diafrix, Busby Marou, Future Roots feat. Lotek & R.u.C.L., Cumbia Cosmonauts, Poi Piripi Kapa Haka Group (NZ/Australia),Tijuana Cartel, Graveyard Train, Celenod (New Caledonia), Nathalie Natiembe (La Réunion/France), Afro Mandinko, Yien (South Korea), Chant Down Sound, The Woohoo Revue, Microwave Jenny, Systa BB, Blak Roots, Ngaiire (PNG/Australia), Bella Kalolo (NZ), That 1 Guy (USA), WAI (NZ), King Kadu, Sol Nation, Maisey Rika (NZ), Street Warriors, Mr Percival, Nga Tae (NZ), Lajamanu Teenage Band plus many more.
Tickets can be purchased for individual concerts or alternatively register online as a delegate and attend all shows and speaker sessions. Early bird delegate passesavailable until 30 September! Check website for full details www.awme.com.au
Concert tickets on sale now and available from each of the venues.See website for full program.
Large Scale Photography Works from 2003 – 2007.
On display until 2012.
Arts Council England, National Office, Great Peter Street, London.
Selected by Arts Council England, the works on display include a range of works from my earlier body decorative pieces to the more recent Squatting series. For more details about these works see Hetain’s website.
This is Hetain’s first piece of live work to be performed in theatres. It sits somewhere between theatre, dance, spoken word and visual art. It explores the language and identity preoccupation that you can find in all of his art practice but addresses a new mode of presentation. See website for further details. In addition to the U.K tour, it will be
travelling to Sydney, Australia in January 2011. Further details to follow. TEN U.K tour 2010
25 September: Rich Mix, London
26 September: Greenwich Theatre, London
30 September: Colchester Arts Centre, Colchester
13 October: Salisbury Arts Centre, Wiltshire
14 October: Brewhouse, Taunton
15 October: Arnolfini, Bristol
19 October: Drill Hall, Lincoln
20 October: Embrace Arts at the RA Centre, Leicester
21 October: Mac, Birmingham
22 October: Greenroom, Manchester
04 November: Nuffield, Lancaster
19 November: Royal Opera House, London (as part of ROH2 Firsts)
20 November: Royal Opera House, London (as part of ROH2 Firsts)
Photography and Video Works
Throughout October 2010, dusk til 1.30am daily.
Projection on the Royal Centre, Nottingham- (Projected outside the building, opposite the Cornerhouse). This projection will screen clips from photography and video works, in
addition to showing snippets from TEN. It forms part of Nottingham Creative
Business Awards’ Creative October.
IT’S GROWING ON ME (As part of Hatch and Sideshow, the British Art Show fringe in Nottingham)10th October 2010 – Embrace Arts at the RA Centre, Leicester from 6pm-late 10th November 2010 – The Castle Pub, Nottingham, time tbc.
Here Hetain will be performing a work-in-progress of a new live piece that uses a
stand-up comedy format to explore mustached adventures that link Spider-Man
to Bruce Lee. Combining the lesser seen side to an artists life, with
stories you might tell your mates in the pub, this exciting testing ground
allows him to inhabit new spaces, physically and conceptually. I hope you can
come along to laugh with (or at) Hetain. TO DANCE LIKE YOUR DAD & KANKU RAGA
These two video pieces will be exhibited and screened together in different
venues and contexts over the next few months nationally and in Stockholm and
New Delhi. See below for details: 13th October – 13 November 2010 Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster.
Shown here in conjuction with TEN to be performed in the Nuffield Theatre. 21 –24 October 2010
UKYA, Derby (Kanku Raga only), BBC Big Screen.
This is the first UK Young Artists event which aims to showcase young artists between 18-30. I’ll be supporting the event as a past participant of the International Biennale of Young Artists of Europe and the Mediterranean. 11 November 2010, 8pm – midnight
FRICTIVE FAMILIARITIES Biografteatern Rio
Presented by Art Kino in a beautiful refurbished 1940’s Cinema, this project is curated by Diana Kaur in collaboration with Farah Siddiqui. Its a screening event with works originating from South Asia and its diaspora, gathered around notions of heritage and hybridisation. Exhibiting artists include: Jaishri Abichandani, Said Adrus, Chanchal Banga, Sanjeet Chowdhury, Baptist Coelho, Nidhi Jalan, Gautam Kansara, Kiran Kaur Brar, Monali Meher, Hetain Patel, Tejal Shah. 10-13 November 2010 IGNITE! Festival of Contemporary Dance
New Delhi, India
This includes the Indian premiere of To Dance Like Your Dad. 23 November 2010, 6pm THE AUTHENTIC SELF Broadway, Nottingham
Short films and panel discussion exploring the authentic self, including shorts by David Shrigly, Oriana Fox, Hetain Patel, Clare Harris, Jennifer Ross, Chambers Judd, David Shrigley, Jon Burgerman, Multitouch Barcelona and Liam Aitken. Also including an exclusive screening of “Child of the Atom” by David Blandy.