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Subject: SEFAN 2011-06-08_01 GLEANINGS of possible workshop/opportunities from members



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1. GLEANING by Rick Townend: Workshop possibility. (Presumably LONDON)
2. GLEANING by JANET DOWLING: The Boat Project comes to Guildford on 26 June 2011

1. Workshop opportunity in from Rick Townend.  Presumably LONDON
From: "Richard" <richard_at_stjulians_dot_co_dot_uk>
Date: 2 June 2011 17:29:34 GMT+01:00
Subject: Bluegrass/Old-Time EXTRA

Just received from Trevor Hyett:

I'm looking into the possibility of organising 3 workshops to coincide with the (More) Growling Old Men on tour. Their last gig is in London on Friday September 23, and so I'm looking at putting something together for the next day, Saturday Sept 24.

At this stage, I'm just testing the water to see who might be interested in an intermediate/advanced day-long workshop on banjo with LEON HUNT; mando with BEN WINSHIP and guitar with JOHN LOWELL

Until I know how many folk are interested, it's difficult to offer more detail, but let's say - for now - a 6 hour day which might look something like this:

Session 1       12.00 - 13.30 - tuition
Break                     13.30 - 14.00 - queries, loose ends, tea
Session 2       14.00 - 15.30 - tuition
Break                     15.30 - 16.00 - queries, loose ends, tea
Session 3       16.00 - 17.15 - tuition
Plenary                     17.20 - 18.00 - feedback &/or Tutor Tunes????

My guess is that we may well be able to extend the event into the evening, but we haven't got that far yet! Nor can I offer any idea of costs. To some extent that might depend on the level of interest. Let me know whether you might be interested, no commitment, just give me an idea of how well such a workshop might be received.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Trevor Hyett
5-string banjo
12-string guitar
ukulele & mandola
07771 89 33 79


2. In from Janet Dowling. SURREY

From: Janet Dowling <surreystorytellersguild_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: 6 June 2011 19:41:26 GMT+01:00
Subject: The Boat Project comes to Guildford on 26 June 2011

Hi Folks

This is not strictly oral storytelling- but its still about telling stories- your personal stories!

So please partake in it, and enjoy!


Lone Twin invites you to be a part of an extraordinary project.  As people all over the world gather to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, a remarkable boat will set sail on its maiden voyage. The boat, crafted by a fearlessly adventurous team of boat builders and volunteers will be made from the lives and memories of the South East.  But before any of this can happen, we need a piece of you…
We’d like your wood - but not just any old wood.  Whether it’s a pencil or a piano, extraordinary or mundane, we want something that’s a part of you, something with a story to tell.  Come and tell us that story - your donated wood will be used along with donations from thousands of others to build this unique 30ft sailing boat, a living archive of our lives.  Donation days are happening all over the region – it’s your chance to meet the boatbuilding team, make your donation and discover other ways you can help with the project.   

Your nearest donation day is hosted by Lockwood Arts, Guildford Borough Council and Surrey Artists Open Studios.  Come join us at the Lockwood Centre, Westfield Road, Guildford, GU1 1RR on Sunday 26 June from 11am - 4pm and share your stories.  We can’t wait to meet you.    
The team – who include the yacht designer Simon Rogers and boat builder, British Olympic Silver medallist and America's Cup sailor Mark Covell - are also looking for a crew and are asking people to nominate a friend, colleague or family member who may relish the chance to set sail with the squad next year.  Crew members must be over sixteen to take part but no prior sailing experience is necessarily needed to be part of the adventure. Lone Twin would like a mix of people for the team ranging from experienced sailors to complete novices.  Nominations should be made by visiting by July 30th 2011 – you can nominate people at the Donation Day on 26 June.
Sally Abbott, Regional Director, Arts Council England, says that making a donation to The Boat Project, nominating someone or being nominated to be part of the boat’s crew are all great opportunities for people in South East of all ages to take part in the arts and to feel a greater connection to the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.

Sally says: “We’re pleased that so many people are involved in the Boat Project so far. Being part of the crew to sail the boat on her maiden voyage in 2012 is another excellent way to take part in the project and it will be a very unique and exciting opportunity for the people who will be chosen to take up the challenge. I look forward to seeing the boat set sail for the first time next summer just in time for the Olympics and Paralympics and I hope that many people along the South Coast will also be able to observe the journey.”
Sally continued, “There is definitely a sense of pride and ownership from local communities emerging as the boat takes shape and the donations days that have already taken place have been very popular. I am sure the enthusiasm for the nominations process will be just as great.”
Gregg Whelan and Gary Winters of Lone Twin, said:  'We've been open for ten weeks and the response has been incredible, we've had thousands of people through the door bringing us hundreds of donations. This project is literally changing lives as our brilliant volunteers roll up their sleeves and learn a whole host of new skills, everyday's a school day in the boat shed! The big story at the moment is that we're looking for the boat's crew - nominate someone, we'll train them if they don't already have their sea legs and then off they go on the voyage of lifetime, sailing under some very special, and very well known, skippers - it's an amazing opportunity. And of course we still need wood donations, we've had everything from a piece of the Ark Royal to a family's much used 42 year-old bath brush - we'll take anything so long as it has story!'
The Boat Project is part of Artists Taking the Lead, a series of 12 public art commissions across the UK to celebrate the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. The Boat Project is the winning commission for the South East region and is funded by Arts Council England.
While you are at Lockwood you can also visit the Lockwood Arts exhibition on the last day of Surrey Artists Open Studios and donate art materials to the Amber Foundation, who support homeless young people across the county.
For more information on any of these projects, please visit:
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Janet Dowling
Chair : Surrey Storytellers Guild
07834 194215


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