Circus of the Damned
Music festival performance
By Gio Garancini- BA Creative Events Management On the evening of the 15th of May, I attended the exhibition ‘A Shade of Pale’ featuring alumni Luca Anzalone, recent graduate in BA Commercial...Read more
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Circus of the Damned presented a themed evening of live circus performance, musical treats and transformed walkthrough areas for audiences to explore and engage with. An event by third-year Creative...Read more
In third year of our course we have a Final Major Project, that takes the form of our largest most high quality event we have put...
In the third year of our course we have a Final Major Project that takes the form of our largest, most high quality event we have put on since our time on the course, it is the final section of our Live Event module.
For this we receive a budget on behalf of the university, however this is never enough for the group to be able to produce the quality of work needed, therefore we are encouraged to fundraise on our own accord. This is normally done through a variety of activities including club nights, bake sales and raffles.
Due to the nature of our event being around mental health, we were very cautious in choosing our alternative methods of funding. One of my personal hobbies, that I am unfortunately unable to address within our curriculum, is wood craft. Therefore, I suggested to my group that I would be willing to whittle spoons to generate funds to put towards our event as well as using them as part of an installation within our event.
To my shock and pleasure my suggestion was accepted and surprisingly generated quite a lot of interest among the university community. I am using a mixture of dry and green wood, including red cedar, beautiful spalted birch as well as sweet chestnut and recently also the culturally rich; rowan.
To whittle the green wood, I use a combination of an axe, crook knife and wood carving straight knife. For the dry wood (due to its long exposure to my warm dry kitchen) I use more mechanic tools from the workshop on campus. It is a really calming, stress relieving and time-consuming pass time, but possibly one of the most satisfying things I have encountered and I am so glad I got to incorporate it into my academic practice.
The Creative Events Management Level 4 students were recently given the brief of 'Digital Circus' to create something out of...
The Creative Events Management Level 4 students were recently given the brief of ‘Digital Circus’ to create something out of cardboard that was moveable and included projection and video mapping.
This film shows the whole process we went through to design and make the ‘Sweet Treats’ cart. It was a great couple of days and the whole group learnt a variety of new skills. I was impressive how much people managed to produce in just two days and all groups outcomes were brilliant. Mixing the physical making of the cardboard structures with the technological filming, editing and mapping of the videos.
Overall it was a very insightful and fun workshop and the outcomes were amazing.
The Umbrella Project
On Sunday 15th October, as part of the Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival, I took part in The Umbrella Project run by Cirque...
The Umbrella Project
On Sunday 15th October, as part of the Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival, I took part in The Umbrella Project run by Cirque Bijou. Anyone could get involved with this project although there were a limited number of spaces, there was a range of different people who took part including the three of us from the Creative Events Management course.
We took part in a workshop before where we learnt the different movement sequences and how to operate the umbrellas. It then came to the evening, and the actual performance, we paraded performing the sequences all down the gardens to the pier and back. The audience loved it and there were big crowds the whole way.
The Arts by the Sea festival itself had a huge variety of things to see and of what I saw of it was very interesting and expressive. Being part of The Umbrella Project was a great experience and it was great seeing how these type of events were actually carried out. The feeling of performing always brings me happiness and it was very special to be able to a part of everyone else’s performance experiences whether it was a first time thing for them or they have done it before.
It was a fantastic, well organised and memorable day and I enjoyed it so much.
Thank You to Cirque Bijou for the amazing opportunity.
Trip to Hauser & Wirth gallery
Trip to Hauser and Wirth gallery & 'The Landings'.
Trip to Hauser & Wirth gallery
In early October, first year BA (Hons) Creative Events Management students went on a trip to Hauser and Wirth gallery and then to see Stacked Wonky’s performance of `The Landings`.
The aesthetics of these places meant that I chose to film them as I think it is really interesting to look at these two contrasting arts venues side by side.
You can take a look at the video here:
The session at Hauser and Wirth was fascinating. We got an insight into the background of the events that are held there and all of their educational schemes.
We had some free time to wander around the galleries and gardens, as well as a guided tour explaining specific artists’ works. The whole place had a very formal, sophisticated feel about it.
After this we went down to Minehead to watch`The Landings` performed by Stacked Wonky Dance Company. No one knew what to expect.
We were loaded onto a coach and taken to a grassy public footpath where we were told to just follow the man with the violin. A short walk down the footpath and we saw a small boy running around and throwing himself on the floor and there it began.
We were guided through an emotional experience of performance that gave us the opportunity to make our own choices as to who we followed and whether to stay or go.
Through the whole performance not a word was said until very near the end when they each stated their names.
The event told a touching story of what it’s like to be a refugee and some of the things they experience. The whole audience were completely immersed and invested into the story as throughout the show you became more and more a part of it.
It was cold and dark making it even more real. A really touching event.
The contrast of the formal galleries of Hauser and Wirth set against the fields that we were lead through during ‘The Landings’ is a real eye opener to how different events venues can be, yet still so successful.