Monday, 22 February 2010

Market Estate Radio

They also have a brilliant radio station:
Tune in here:
They are calling for proposals and ideas for programmes, to be aired on the show - so get in touch with them and you could be broadcasting soon. The station is live until 10th March.

Market Estate - Volunteers Needed!

Last Friday morning I hiked it up the hinterland of York Way to visit Gadi Sprukt, the co-Mastermind behind the amazing Market Estate Project. The large, and now rather desolate, estate is being readied for demolition, but Gadi and his team are ensuring the place goes out with a bang not a wimper. They have selected 75 artists to come together for a gallimaufry of live art, sculpture, installations and performance throughout the flats and common parts.

The tickets for the one-day spectacular on 6th March are already gone - blink and you missed them! But there is still time to get involved. The Market Estate team are looking for volunteers to act as guides and invigilators for the day. In return you will have the chance to see behind the scenes of this unique project, and join the artist celebrations after the show. You will also be well fed and watered. If you are interested, drop them an email at:

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Mat Collishaw, Tracey Emin & Paula Rego at The Foundling Museum

Get yourselves down to the Foundling Museum for a unique exhibition from three contemporary art heavy weights; Mat Collishaw, Tracey Emin and Paula Rego.

The Foundling, which charts the history of the Foundling Hospital, London's first home for abandoned children, is an unusal but apt space for this exhibition. Throughout their careers all three artists have explored key themes relating to the museum and its objects; childhood and parenthood, loss and grief, love and exploitation.

Work is festooned around the museum, including the building's facade. For a few pennies more you can get to hear from the artists themselves, as each will be leading their own tour of the exhibition for a few lucky people. Mat Collishaw kicks off the proceedings this Friday - so book fast.
I have just bought my ticket to Emin's tour and talk (I am on a tight budget this month, as otherwise would be tempted to go to all three). I promise a full review to follow then.

The Foundling Tours and Talks:

Friday 19 February, 6pm - 9pm
Artist's tour £10 (includes a drink), admission only £5.

Friday 19 March, 6pm - 9pm
Artist's tour £10 (includes a drink), admission only £5.

Friday 16 April, 6pm - 9pm
Artist's tour £10 (includes a drink), admission only £5.

Image: Foundlings and Fledglings- Our Angels of this Earth, 2009, neon, by Tracey Emin, courtesy of the artist and White Cube

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Kings Place Music Programmes

If you are an aspiring young jazz player or a music teacher looking for some professional development – look no further than Kings Place this summer. It’s getting together with the National Youth Jazz Collective to produce a young musicians programme and a CPD programme for teachers. Expert facilitated workshops will be followed by Sunday concerts by NYJC and the summer course students.

If you'd like further information about either strand, then get onto Joanie Magill, Kings Place Outreach Manager:
Tel: 020 7520 1450
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