Last week saw Victoria Square residents and associated knitting group, ‘Nippy Knitters‘ meet Unity Radio’s team over on-site in their hanger space, where our own Northern Art Carbooty will take place this August Bank Holiday Sunday.
It was the first time for many of the local residents to step inside the Unity Radio HQ and find out all about not only its FM and on-line radio programme but also about its history, legacy and long-term engagement work for and with young people across the region.
The Unity Radio team also set up a pop up recording studio in the hanger space so each of our Victoria Square residents could have a go at presenting. With everything from advert pitching to 1 minute raps, Unity Radio may of found themselves some knew radio recruits!
Victoria Square residents are keen to start their own internal radio station and Unity Radio are making plans to support this idea and turn an audio dream into a radio reality!
As ever our local Ancoats Older residents are busy working towards their own contemporary art stall for this year’s Northern Art Carbooty. Residents and the local Knitting group (Many Hands) from Victoria Square Housing Building are busy working away with project artist Sally Gilford and assistant Juliet Davies, to create new textile based works which celebrate all things heritage and environment to do with the Ancoats conservation area. They will be selling their final products along as part of a community stall for the Ancoats based Northern Art Carbooty on Sun 30th August, 1 Primrose Street, 12-5pm!
And tomorrow see’s one of our NAC curator’s Liz Wewiora also leading a workshop with the residents to capture photographs and cyanotypes of the surrounding areas to use for the final screen printed works!
You can see one of the wonderful tester screen print patterns above from their very first session!