Earlier in the week on Tuesday, if my memory serves me correctly (which it usually doesn't), a few of us YAACers went down to the old fire station in Broadmead. we met up with some people down there and got chatting about the amazing new development that is going on down there. They have raised £6,000,000 to overhaul the station and turn it into Bristol's big new youth hub.
The place is gigantic, spanning over 3 floors, and some of the stuff that they have planned for there sounds really cool! They are planning on having a massive, double height performance space where the sire trucks were kept, with a deep stage, and rooms behind it for performers. This space serves many purposes from drama and dance to live music.
I can't remember the whole floor plan, but they mentioned a space with computers for music software and photography work, and they were talking about a large cafe and artists spaces! Take it from me this place is enormous and is really exciting!
We went with them round the "Magical consciousness" exhibition at Arnolfini, and then after a spot of lunch headed down to Spike Island to have a look at the exhibition there. The whole day was really fun and we got to see Bristol in a new light with their fresh perspectives. I can't wait till we go on our trip to go up and see then in Birmingham, should be a good day!
And now onto the second part of the post. I have some things to advertise, which you should most definitely find tome to come down and see.
The first of the two is a speech with Jonnie Craig who is coming down from London to give a speech about what it is like to be an artist producing work in our modern climate. His work is really interesting, so thanks to Keiran for setting that up!
and the second thing that I have to share with you is "Art What?". This is a talk with some really interesting people about a future in fine arts. I don't want to bore you too much with details as they are all on the fliers, so take a look and come down. Should be super duper extra fun!
I think it's time for a cup of tea! Smell ya laters, Charlie C-T.