Arts workshops in North Yorkshire Libraries

Archive for April, 2014

A sculpture for Eastfield

We’ve had a great couple of days in Eastfield with Artist Jaki Bogg!

Here’s what we’ve been creating so far…..

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The next workshops with Jaki are Saturday 10th May 10-12 and 1-3, and Saturday 17th May 10-12 and 1-3. Please call the library to book a place 0845 034 9512.

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Divorced beheaded died, divorced beheaded survived – songs for Eastfield

Inspired by Terry Deary’s Horrible History books and written with Rich Huxley at the Eastfield Library workshops https://soundcloud.com/#creativeresidencies/divorced-beheaded-died

Music Workshops Day 3 Part 1

Another amazing morning. We finished the third verse and the chorus, and experimented with slowing the song down. In the end, we decided to keep it upbeat. Freda brought the Keep Fit group into listen, and they were really impressed. We’re almost ready to record…

What Mary did over the weekend. The group took elements of this, and turned it into the third verse.

Mary wrote this over the weekend. The group took elements of this, and turned it into the third verse.

MORE WATERFALLS PLEASE!

MORE WATERFALLS PLEASE!

Lisa and Chris from Cambridge are staying in Lancaster. They read about the workshops in the Lancaster Guardian, and thought they'd pop along...

Lisa and Chris from Cambridge are staying in Lancaster. They read about the workshops in the Lancaster Guardian, and thought they’d pop along…

 

 

Freda brought the Keep Fit group into see us to listen to the song!

Freda brought the Keep Fit group into see us to listen to the song!

Eastfield Songs!! Teens recycled at Eastfield House

Sharon took musician Rich Huxley to Eastfield House Day Centre to work with some of the residents there.

They were lovely sessions, with lots of shared memories, some funny, some emotional.

You can hear the song we wrote as a result here http://soundcloud.com/creativeresidencies/teens-recycled

We hope you’ll like it as much as we do.

 

 

Music Workshops Day 2 Part 2

A really exciting afternoon – we completed and demoed our first song ‘Animal Diner’ Next time we’re going to write a brand new song. You’ll be able hear the songs soon!

Rich went to the toilet and came back looking like this. Only Rich (now Tigerboy), knows what happened.

Rich went to the toilet and came back looking like this. Only Rich (now Tigerboy), knows what happened.

Claire and Jonathan jazz up the session!

Claire and Jonathan jazz up the session!

Rich has said something and Shauna just cracks up. She was like this for about 5 minutes...

Rich has said something and Shauna just cracks up. She was like this for about 5 minutes…

 

Daniel plays the riff

Daniel plays the riff

Hollie and her ukulele with Tigerboy

Hollie and her ukulele with Tigerboy

Music Workshops Day 2 Part 1

A really productive morning – we came up with two verses and the bridge. Our homework was to think about the chorus and the last verse…who knows what Monday will bring!

The song takes shape

The song takes shape

Mary comes up with some words

Mary comes up with some words

Writing lyrics, Bowie style!

Writing lyrics, Bowie style!

Ron and Mary

Ron and Mary

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Ready for work on a sunny Thursday morning....

Ready for work on a sunny Thursday morning….

Music Workshops Day 1 Part 2

Catherine, a Fiddler from Loughborough, came to play with us.

Catherine, a Fiddler from Loughborough, came to play with us.

The fire alarm went off, but we kept playing anyway...

The fire alarm went off, but we kept playing anyway…

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Playing SPLAT!

Playing SPLAT!

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Hollie sorts the lyrics

Hollie sorts the lyrics

Ideas

Ideas

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More ideas

More ideas

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Playing the riff

Playing the riff

Perfecting the keyboard part

Perfecting the keyboard part