Poke The Muse/Procio ‘r Awen is back for June

Poke the Muse is back throughout June, and this months theme is poetry and art.

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Prompts will be available for inspiration should you wish to use them, but everyone is encouraged to work on their own projects at their own speed and however they wish.

As always, creativity is encouraged in a unique, relaxing and supportive atmosphere with likeminded folk.

Work produced during the sessions will be exhibited – should you so wish.

The dates for the June Poke the Muse sessions are:

Monday 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

The session on Monday 13th June is a special workshop featuring Carol Downes, exploring the works of Paul Klee and how poetry can influence art.
The session will involve listening and reading the poetry provided and responding to this visually, then converting the image to a Batik (Wax resist method on fabric).

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Sessions are £1 contribution per person – refreshments are available at 50p each.  booking is essential as places are limited.

For more details or to book your place, please contact Dee on 07982 709621 or via email dee.rivaz@gmail.com

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Episode #4 of the Conwy Community Podcast is out now!

Episode #4 – Rob Knowles

The 4th episode of the Conwy Community Podcast is now available for download, and this months special guest is Welsh Government Regeneration Officer, Rob Knowles.

We would like to thank everyone around the world who has downloaded the podcast and we hope that you enjoy listening to it.
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Thank you from everyone on the Podcast Team at TAPE Community Music and Film in Old Colwyn.
~ Craig, Barbara, Ian R, Connor, Sheila, Debbie, Julia, Dave, Ian T and Steve
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Animal Magic with The Alzheimers Society at TAPE

Starting 26th May and running every Thursday till 30th June 2016, The Alzheimers Society will hold a new group here at TAPE – Animal Magic.

Come join us for a cuppa and watch a variety of animal programs from back in the day.

The group open to people with dementia and their carers.

Animal Magic is free of charge, but booking is essential as places are limited.

To book a place or for more information call 01352 700 717 or email TSNNorthwales@alzheimers.org.uk

 

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Conwy Community Podcast in the North Wales Pioneer

The Conwy Community Podcast has gone from strength to strength since its relaunch this year, with several special guests and listeners from around the globe.

This week, the podcast features in the North Wales Pioneer, with a very complimentary article.

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If you would like to download a larger version of the article, please click here

Don’t forget, you can access our podcast via Podbean here or you can download all of our episodes via iTunes.

If you would like to get involved in the creation Conwy Community Podcast, or if you are an organisation that would like to feature in one of our episodes, please contact us on 01492 512 109 or email us at info@tapemusicandfilm.co.uk

TAPE is now listed on the BFI Neighbourhood Cinema site!

TAPE Community Music and Film is now officially registered with the BFI as a community cinema!

BFI Neighbourhood Cinema is part of the BFI’s Film Forever programme. It aims to bring new film experiences to communities across the UK, no matter where they live. This website is the online home of BFI Neighbourhood Cinema. All community cinemas are welcome to register their cinema to join the nationwide BFI Neighbourhood Cinema community.

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BFI Neighbourhood Cinema supports new and established community cinemas all over the UK.

For many people in the UK, regular access to a cinema isn’t possible. There are many reasons why this might be – from living in a remote place, to the nearest cinemas being too expensive or not showing the films everyone wants to watch.

To help bring a cinema experience to more people, BFI Neighbourhood Cinema supports people in launching and sustaining community cinemas: regular film screenings in spaces such as community centres, village halls, or even local pubs.

BFI Neighbourhood Cinema is part of the British Film Institute’s Film Forever programme, which aims to boost the UK film industry through funding, education and bringing greater choice to audiences.

Working closely with organisations such as Cinema For All and the Independent Cinema Office (ICO), their aim is to ensure that every person in the UK can access film screenings near them.

Head on over to http://www.bfi.org.uk/neighbourhoodcinema/tape-community-music-and-film to view our page on the BFI website.

Further Poke The Muse sessions

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Following the success of the first series of sessions, we can confirm that Dee Rivaz will be returning for a further two more of the Poke The Muse sessions.

The additional Poke The Muse will run on:

Monday 9th May

Monday 16th May

and an exhibition of the work produced will run from the 27th May 2016.

More information to follow soon.

Sessions are free, however places are limited. Please contact Dee to book your place on 07982 709621 or email dee.rivaz@gmail.com

 

Record your Podcast with us

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Are you looking to branch out into podcasting?  Do you already have a podcast? Are you looking to push your podcasting further and need access to professional and up-to-date recording equipment?

Then we at TAPE can help.

Our sound engineers and technicians have a wealth of experience and can help and advise as much or as little as you would like to make sure you achieve the quality and production that your podcast deserves.

We not only have professional recording facilities, we can also help you edit your podcast and even work with you to market your work.

We already help several podcasters produce their work – come visit our centre in Old Colwyn, North Wales and see how our facilities can benefit your podcast and your podcasting experience.

Email us at info@tapemusicandfilm.co.uk with your enquiry, or call us on 01492 512 109


 

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Conwy Community Podcast – a Worldwide Hit!

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It’s month three of our Conwy Community Podcast, and we couldn’t be more ecstatic with the reception it has received.

We have been carefully monitoring the statistics of the downloads, and we are pleased to announce that the podcast has had almost a thousand hits, and we have listeners from all over the world, from countries as far as the United States, and our neighbours in France and Germany.

Thank you everyone for all your continued support, and a huge well-done to all those involved in the Conwy Community Podcast!

If you haven’t already listened in, you can access our podcast via Podbean here or you can download all of our episodes via iTunes.

If you would like to get involved in the creation Conwy Community Podcast, or if you are an organisation that would like to feature in one of our episodes, please contact us on 01492 512 109 or email us at info@tapemusicandfilm.co.uk


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Additional Poke The Muse sessions confirmed

Following the taster workshop of ‘Poke The Muse’/’Procio ‘r Awen in March, local artist Dee Rivaz will be offering 3 further workshops on Monday the 4th, 11th and 18th April, from 1.30pm – 3.30pm.

Sessions are free, however places are limited. Please contact Dee to book your place on 07982 709621 or email dee.rivaz@gmail.com

Whatever your experience or skill, these sessions aim to offer a creative ‘oasis’; the opportunity to work in a relaxed setting with materials on hand to explore ideas in writing or art.  You are free to work individually or in collaboration with others and we hope you will experiment outside your comfort zone, perhaps trying a different medium to work in or working with someone else on a collaborative piece…

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We hope in due course to inspire and gather enough material to add open mic sessions to the exhibition of outcomes and to set up a Folk Art-Lit Press, a small publishing house that caters for writers and artists in the community.

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There is an exhibition currently running at TAPE, to give an idea of what went on at the taster event for ‘Poke The Muse’/’Procio ‘r Awen in March, and some of the work that came out of it.  Participants are welcome to submit artwork or writing developed after the event at any time they like for inclusion in future exhibitions, publications and open mic events.

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With thanks to Conwy Arts and Creative Wellbeing for the kind sponsorship of Poke the Muse/Procio ‘r Awen.

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Poke The Muse – Free creative workshop at TAPE

From Monday 21st March 2016 we welcome local artist Dee Rivaz to TAPE as she delivers ‘Poke The Muse’ – a brand new creative workshop which experiments with artist collaboration.

Beginning with 4 initial pilot workshops, Poke The Muse sessions focus on a series of prompts and ideas, and attendees will be invited to respond with writing, image or even both.

Although people are very welcome to work individually, attendees are also encouraged and may find it fun to collaborate with other people and extend dialogue via prose, words, imagery and expression through creative medium.

We hope that you will become more experimental as the sessions progress and as individual and collaborative work progresses.

Depending on the amount and type of work produced during the pilot sessions, there may be an exhibition or performance/open mic exhibit for the last session and maybe even a nice little publication – the outcomes are up to you.

This is a marvellous opportunity for anyone who practices or is interested in the creative arts and would like to experiment and converse with other creative types to push their ideas a little further and provoke some fresh inspiration.  No matter what your skill, craft or area, all are welcome to take part.

Poke the Muse starts on Monday 21st March 2016 and runs from 1.30pm – 3.30pm.

Sessions are free, however places are limited. Please contact Dee to book your place on 07982 709621 or email Dee: dee.rivaz@gmail.com

With thanks to Conwy Arts and Conwy Creative Wellbeing for the kind sponsorship for materials.

 

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