Some people achieve a lot on their own but most of us like to tackle projects with partners – as part of a strong enthusiastic team.
If you are a team member without a team, it’s time to get one started. At the HoBB Project House we ‘Goal Share’ to create teams.
‘Goal Share’ is where we progress-chase you on your project and you, in return, progress-chase us on one of ours. This way you get an instant ‘bolt-on’ team, and so do we.
If you are not so wonderful on progress chasing, you can pick a weekend to visit the HoBB and together, we’ll plan the stage progress of your project whether it’s at a starting post or part progressed.
All ‘Goal Share’ input and ideas are yours for you to keep and use with no ties. If your concerned about the security of your great idea, you may copy and use the HoBB’s non-disclosure agreement freely for any of your projects.
Great or small, every new project has its place. Don’t sit on the potential of tomorrow as today slides away from you.
I’ve always loved Theatre, so when I got a call asking me to draw up some design options for a new Foyer at the Loft Theatre, I lept out of the wings and was on the spot in a flash.
Though many theatres have closed down in the UK, everyone’s interest in live performance continues to grow, and today, it’s the Street Carnivals, Cup Finals, Pop Concerts and reality TV programmes that satisfy our love of live theatre. Indicators for this are many. For example, when browsing published web sites, most visitors click ‘What’s New‘ and though sales of many ‘News‘ papers may not be rising, everyone still remains eager to discover what’s happening and what’s new, as quickly as it happens.
Even when News isn’t happy-making, we still chat about it. So with this in mind, I have written a pantomime based on a cartoon character (KK) we developed as a mascot for the Crescent Theatre in Birmingham. At the moment, the story exists in the form of a graphic novel with over 150 key illustrations. It’s a love story and a hate story about an orphaned kitten adopted as a Theatre mascot that prevents a mob of rats taking over the Theatre for their own business dealings. The kitten brings back the audiences – with a little help from a stranded genie mouse left over in the props. department after an Aladdin Production. Does real love blossom at the end? I think so – as real tears will run down the audiences’ cheeks.
I need some help
I need a few haunting melodies, fun songs and theme music now so that it will be sure to break box office records. If you write musicals and want to collaborate on this, get in contact. And we’ll need a Producer if you know one.
I’ll do some set designs based on the drawings. I enjoy that part. I’ve done sets for ‘Wuthering Heights’ and one for ‘Farndale Avenue … Macbeth’ so far.
Opening thoughts and devising projects on the subject of Good Quality CLOSURE
Life is a race at a fairly fast pace. It needs to be continually studied as ‘answers’ keep evolving. Few, if any, have all the answers but through learning new ways to question, personal understandings can be reached more easily. The image of learning, as Deep Thought knew, lies in asking the right question. And the image of understanding comes from not jumping to fixed conclusions.
There are many groups in the World for individuals to join. Each group defines its own rules to confine its members. Most of the time, these groupings get along fine, but now and again, a clash between group ideals occurs, conflict erupts and people get hurt emotionally and physically.
The one central global problem creating conflict is ‘poor quality closure’. In essence, this is people jumping to conclusions based on low understandings, history-rooted attitudes, rumours, poor judgements and old-time creeds.
Before the advent of print and the World’s ability to spread its many different ‘teachings’, disparate ideas proliferated. Print distilled these ideas. The internet speeds this distillation process but it is slow going because we are all still trying to negotiate a shared way through such a vast legacy of learnings.
Image of Learning [Combined BIOS]
Its co-founders Peter and Grant, share an interest in Closure.
They met at the University of Central England whilst Peter was studying Art [Practical] M.A. Visual Communication. (Thesis: Closure) after working as a teacher following an Education [Theoretical] B.A. (Open University ) Arts & Humanities.
Their first three papers were:
‘The Value of Closure’
‘The Elements of Sequential Art’
The ‘Use of ‘Story’ within the Educative Process’
CPD (Continual Professional Development):
‘Management Development & Team Leadership’ [Beeches College]
Clay sculpt; Plaster reliefs; Plasters in Construction; Concrete (carving), Living Willow; Stone walling. (See Natural Materials); Scale and perspective drawing; Papier Mache (puppets); Metal (sculpt); Wood (constructions); Water Colour Paints / Inks;
Television Interviews: 1984 OB with Dan Cherrington (BBC Research History of Monastic Carp Culture);
Live at BBC Pebble Mill at One (OB Fresh Fish Buying)
Guest Radio Slots: Radio WM (Phone-in); BRMB (Interview); Radio Bristol (Phone-in)
Community Radio: BHBN.
Exhibitions and Performance Events:
1979 – 1980: ‘Piscatorial Memorabilia’, (Exhibition) Aber-Gwen Visitor Centre, South Wales
1982 – 83: “The History and Future of Aquaculture” (Exhibition) Nature Centre (Birmingham Museum & Art Galleries)
1982: Watercolour Paintings of the Built Environment, Birmingham Midland Institute
1982: ‘When Santa met Neptune’, (Performance poetry) Rackhams, Birmingham
1983: Future of Aquaculture, Brighton Exhibition and Conference Centre, Sussex
Birmingham City Council Landscape Practice, B.B.C., Central Independent Television, Austin Knight Advertising, Black Country Development Corporation, Black Theatre Co-operative, Bugle Films Ltd., Cadbury Schweppes (Case Study No. 3), Centro, Custard Factory (Digbeth), Forward Trust, Freestyle Productions, Gillette, GKN, Granada Leisure, Groundwork, Healthy Birmingham 2000, Ilford Photo Ltd., Jaguar, King Edward VI Foundation, Kokuma Dance Theatre Company, Letts Educational (Case Study No.4), MEB, Mercia Sound, Midland Bank, Morrison Developments (Case Study No.5), Royal Mail (Case Study No.6), SCS (Specialist Computer Services), Structured Training, Switch Design, Tibbatts Interior Design Group, Training and Creative Resources, West Midlands Travel. (Full List available on Request)
NAA (National Association of Artists)
NUT (National Union of Teachers)
BAT (Birmingham Arts Trust)
VIVID (Formerly Birmingham Centre for Media Arts)
BEAF (Birmingham Educators and Artists Forum)
1988: Hon. Member of European Society of Perspectivists
1992 – 1995 Crescent Theatre: Set Design, Theatre Marketing.
1995 National Small Press Association
1996 – present: Acting Secretary of “Birmingham Image Generators’
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NEW from Image of Learning:
Producing original, bespoke writing, graphics, photography and illustration for AR (Augmented Reality) projects
The Image of Leaning project continues to grow. We welcome views and contributions. These can be sent via comments or presented live for discussion during workshop sessions at the HoBB Project house. Contact us for available dates.