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SHINE in Rothwell

SHINE in Rothwell

Posted: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 17:03

As we approach the end of the Shine illuminations, word is certainly spreading fast across the county... Holy Trinity Church in Rothwell saw around 700 people gather to enjoy the Shine illuminations and exhibits, with another great performance from the Holy Trinity Church Choir.

Make sure you don't miss out on the chance to see one of these spectacular events. The very last one takes place at St Peter's Church in Oundle on this Saturday, the 22nd. Wrap up warm because it might be a chilly one!

SHINE in Northamptn

SHINE in Northamptn

Posted: Mon, 10 Oct 2011 17:13

Another great SHINE event in the heart of Northamton. A huge thanks go out to The Royal and Derngate Community Choir who really helped to make the event such a success. See you all in Rothwell.

SHINE at Earls Barton

SHINE at Earls Barton

Posted: Mon, 03 Oct 2011 17:00

Our second Shine event took place in Earls Barton on Saturday, after a glorious day of baking hot sunshine.

We estimated that over 500 people attended the event or took part in one of the workshops that were held at Earls Barton Infant and Junior Schools, and with the local Rainbows, so thank you if you're one of those many people who made the Earls Barton Shine such a success!

Donate your photos

Donate your photos

Posted: Thu, 29 Sep 2011 17:49

The Watch This Space artists are currently working hard on making the Shine events this autumn really spectacular, but we still need your help for Earls Barton, Northampton, Rothwell and Oundle!

Please do get in touch if you have any images or videos of the churches, their vicars, congregations and any other celebratory events that have taken place over the years. You may have wedding or christening photos, group shots of old choirs, or even images of fetes and open days. We can arrange to copy your originals so your property remains safe and will credit all the help we receive in the event acknowledgments.

Email megan@watch-this-space.org.uk if you think you may be able to help.

Many thanks!

Image courtesy of Mrs Zandra Powell

SHINE Launches

SHINE Launches

Posted: Tue, 20 Sep 2011 16:55

The Launch at All Saints in Brixworth was a huge success. The team was totally overwhelmed by the positive comments and fantastic turnout. The church looked absolutely stunning with the digital illuminations and live sketch tool. Look forward to seeing you all at the next SHINE event at All Saints in Earls Barton on the 1st October

learn more about shine at our taster sessions this month

learn more about shine at our taster sessions this month

Posted: Mon, 06 Jun 2011 15:22

One of two Watch This Space projects taking place in Northamptonshire this summer, SHINE will see us illuminate and bring to life some of the county's most important historic churches. As we gather your stories and memories, we are visiting each community to spread the word about the project and show you how to make beautiful lanterns to bring along to each event in the autumn.

VICTORIAN COUNTRY GATHERING RECEIVES THE INSPIRE MARK

VICTORIAN COUNTRY GATHERING RECEIVES THE INSPIRE MARK

Posted: Thu, 19 May 2011 16:31

There's been good news today for the latest Watch This Space project, at Canons Ashby country house near Daventry, which has just been granted the Inspire Mark.

Canons Ashby

Canons Ashby

Posted: Sat, 22 Jan 2011 10:08

We are delighted to announce that Watch This Space will be working again with the National Trust to create a unique event at Canons Ashby on 16th and 17th July 2011. Inspired by a Sports Day that took place at Canons Ashby in 1879 the event will re-create elements of that day but with an innovative artistic twist, offering a packed weekend of sporting, artistic and heritage based activities.

WTS will be creating several new performance installations for the rooms inside the house whilst the grounds and gardens will be transformed into a Victorian Country Gathering. Visitors will be able to take part in a variety of arts & crafts workshops and of course you’ll be able to participate in some of the original sporting activities.

Prior to the weekend an extensive participatory program will take place, delivering poetry, craft and photography workshops, the work created will form an integral element of the weekend’s activities.

So make sure you put the date in your calendar and as soon as we know any more details we’ll be sure to let you know.

Review / looking ahead

Review / looking ahead

Posted: Fri, 17 Dec 2010 16:40

As I sit in our office watching the snow fall and clutching my mug of hot coffee to keep the chill out, I realise that 2010 is nearly over and what a busy year its’ been. Whispers from a Rickshaw has toured all around the UK, from Glasgow to London audiences have enjoyed a mesmerising ride in a rickshaw, whilst we enjoyed working with a whole bunch of new artists, It was a wonderful project that we hope to expand. MBD was then commissioned to be the artistic directors of a large-scale outreach project in the North East which saw them create an interactive multimedia installation encouraging teenagers to look at a healthier life style. Back in the region we created a new Watch This Space audio tour for Naesby Battle Site exploring the civil war. On the road FIB was presented at The National Theatre's Watch This Space Season for a weeks run, whilst Hansel and Gretel went on tour culminating in MBD winning the George Kitson prize for the greatest contribution to the advancement of street arts in 2010. Not a bad year considering a couple of babies were born (just to keep the artistic directors even busier). But that was 2010, what does 2011 have in store? Well it will finally see us complete the Four Seasons programme of work. I can't wait to see all four large-scale installations in Lincoln during the digital arts festival. Watch This Space will be creating a new site-specific project at the National Trust property Canons Ashby. Further a field MBD will be working with Reial Companyia de Teatre de Catalunya, on an intimate performance for museum spaces that will be touring to high profile street arts festivals across Europe and it looks highly likely that we will be creating a new project in Singapore. So it looks set to be another very busy year for MBD!