Blackpool nearly upon us… expecting #BigThings

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Animating and electrifying this weekend’s Blackpool Art Carbooty event will be the newly commissioned ‘Pier to Pier’ (#BigThings, Smaller than I remember); an immersive installation and live durational performance by Blackpool’s own Harry Clayton-Wright and Manchester based artist Richard Shields.

The performance will literally spill out into the streets around the Winter Gardens this Saturday!

The performance plays with the nostalgia felt by those who remember Blackpool as a child but now re-engage with the town as adults. Whether as a tourist such as Shields or a home town boy like Clayton-Wright, the imagery of things being ‘far smaller than they remember’ resonates as the tag line to this performance.

The performance will be packed with Blackpool social and visual reference with everything from British folklore to celebrity seaside glam and popular culture from now and then.

Since its development, both artists have spent time on-site both within the Winter Gardens and the town itself to further investigate their characters and place within this seaside town.

As a result of this, we are delighted to announce that the Pier to Pier performance will include an opening dance act with the locally based and internationally recognised Urban Dance Project (UDP). The organisation, who will be performing with their young UDP BREAKERZ CREW in response to and in collaboration with artists Richard Shields and Harry Clayton-Wright, will be bringing the best of young dancing talent into the foreground of Blackpool Art Carbooty, dressed and ready to perform between 12.15-12.30 on the Saturday 31st October.

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Expect a new take on ‘perma-tan’, some undeniably impressive urban dance moves and an altogether surreal and contemporary take to Blackpool’s fantastic heritage and culture!

The Pier to Pier Commission is kindly supported by Leftcoast, Art, People and Places.

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Putting a spring in to Salford with the first Carbooty of 2015

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banner size carbootyWewiora Projects are delighted to be running the first of our 2015 Carbooty events, the smaller lead in events to the annual Northern Art Carbooty event this August in Ancoats.

We are extremely excited to have the original Carbooty queen, Tasha Whittle back from down under with her very own stall of illustrative goodies to boot!

This year sees some of our regular favourites back on board along with a real host of new stall holders: brilliant vintage, beautiful up-cycled products, ceramics, crafts, illustration, prints and publications including the likes of Dave Draws, Always Will, Nous Magazine, Sam Andrew Ceramics, Done Ups, And Piehead prints (to name just a few!)

We hope you can join us this Sunday 8th March, 1-5pm at Islington Mill, James Street, Salford (just off Chapel Street), M3 5HW

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Carbooty is back at the Mill this Spring Sunday 8th March

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As part of our sister events for Northern Art Carbooty, we are delighted to announce our first Carbooty event back at Islington Mill on Sunday 8th March. We still have some stall spaces left so get in touch via carbootymcr@gmail.com or check out http://carbootymcr.tumblr.com/ for more info on who is already booked for the day and how you can join them!

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