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artsjobs digest: December 16, 2007

Subject: Ukulele players wanted - Ukelear Meltdown Festival 2008
From: "Anonymous" <artsjobs_at_listmail_dot_artsfb_dot_org_dot_uk>
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2007 15:25:14 +0000
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UKELEAR MELTDOWN is looking for musical acts that use the ukulele in
interesting ways to perform at the first national festival of 'extreme
ukulele', taking place at the Star + Shadow Cinema in Newcastle-upon-Tyne on
February 23 2008.

UKELEAR MELTDOWN will celebrate lo-fi, punk rock approaches to the cheapest,
easiest-to-play, and most democratic of instruments, the ukulele. Highlights
will include short films, live sets, and a rare screening of ROCK THAT UKE,
an American documentary on the history of the uke that includes interesting
alternative approaches to the instrument.

If you do interesting things with ukuleles, we want to hear from you. We are
not looking for George Formby impersonators (as much as we love George) but
we are looking for the PJ Harvey, Hot Chip or Arcade Fire of the uke!

Please contact: Craig Wilson at
mailto:lightbulb08_at_gmail_dot_com or send your demos,
films etc. to:

Craig Wilson
Ukelear Meltdown
36 Lime Street Limited
36 Lime Street
Newcastle NE1 2PQ
United Kingdom


ARTSNEWS Digest for Monday, December 17, 2007.


Subject: Storytelling Workshop in Brighton, with THE SOUTH, 19th January
From: "Anonymous" <artsnews_at_listmail_dot_artsfb_dot_org_dot_uk>
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2007 15:17:36 -0000
X-Message-Number: 9

This workshop is for anyone who is interested in finding out more about 
storytelling and how to developing storytelling skills for use in a variety
of contexts, including education, business and personal development. We will 
explore storytelling techniques, styles and traditions, and the use of 
archetypes in storytelling to help construct positive life-scripts. This 
workshop includes elements of composition and performance and is suitable for 
teachers, youth workers, budding storytellers, drama workers and anyone who 
likes a good story.

Dr. David Taubman is a storyteller of Jamaican heritage. David has a DPhil in 
the educational use of story in culturally pluralist society and was a 
secondary school teacher for twelve years before deciding to devote his 
energies to storytelling to help more young people. He has up to delivered
workshops for the AGM of the Society of Storytelling and will be leading a 
major TV event for National Storytelling Week in 2008. As well as working in 
schools, David has led workshops at education conferences addressing identity, 
diversity, underachievement and gang-culture. Visit his website for further details.

Where: Brighton Writers' Centre, 49 Grand Parade, Brighton, BN2 9QA.

When: Saturday 19th January, 10 am - 1 pm

Cost: 16/15 concs, Friends of THE SOUTH 15/14 concs.

How to book: Contact THE SOUTH on 01273 571 700 or 
email info_at_thesouth_dot_org_dot_uk

Penny Allen  -    General Manager
Anthony John Allen - Chair of the board

Charity registered in England and Wales No: 1111883
Company Limited by Guarantee No: 5114495 registered in Cardiff


89 Hollingbury Park Avenue, Brighton,  BN1 7JQ
Tel.  +44 (0)1273 541453
Fax. +44 (0)1273 554189