Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Armada Down the Esplanada

This summer Maggie Foottit and I will be working with 45 school kids in Weymouth and Portland on a spectacular piece of Carnival Procession for the Spirit of the Sea Festival in Weymouth, Dorset, on July 12th.

Inspired by Weymouth's role in defeating the Spanish Armada in 1588, we will be creating a scene of royal resplendence; a giant Queen Liz I, with jewells, wig and all, and similalrly large King Phil of Spain; a bit of a panzy with flowing locks, bows and puffs; all fantastically swashbuckling and nautical. Both puppets will be constructed out of willow and tissue paper. The monarchs will be flanked by fleets of billowing galleons, and rasping waves, complete with streamers and ribbons.

Here's the more corporate bit - Spirit of the Sea is a nine day festival of independently organised and funded marine events that sit under the title name 'Spirit Of The Sea'. The festival involves local businesses, organisations, and people and is part of the cultural build up to the 2012 UK Olympics. The cultural Olympiad. The event also includes the 2012 Weymouth and Portland hosted Olympic sailing events. If you are a local artist and want to get involved in the Cultural Olympiad you may wish to join Weymouth Artists Network (WAN).

Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Garden workshop with Satellite Arts went well

A 2 hour evening workshop using potatoe prints, colour misting and stencil work on long sheets of lining paper, forming a single backdrop. This will be used as a set for a small performance in the Chesil Marine Garden. Youtube video to follow.

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Spirit of the Sea website

Emerald ant is involved with the Moving Tide childrens carnival, details need updating

Spirit of the Sea - Home
New for 2008
Weymouth & Portland hosts the first ever Spirit of the Sea Maritime Festival combining all the resort's most popular events plus many new attractions

EmeraldAnt CV published

Welcome to the new EmeraldAnt blog. A blatant piece of self promotion...

Just published my first Google doc, my CV.