It was another culturally diverse, eclectic evening on Wednesday 30th May at the colourful Lace Market shop, tearoom and creative space of Debbie Bryan’s. I was delighted to be able to bring our Cultures Crossing events back into the city centre for its second time this year.
Entertaining us that night were Steve Benford, Celtic guitarist, Pam Miller Fine Artist (with paper pulp demonstration), Mike Payton storyteller, Manjit Sahota poet from Poets Against Racism group, and Vina Ladwa, Indian dancer from the Manushi Dance School. Thank you ALL SO much! You were all thrilling to watch and experience!
Debbie and her team are also celebrating their 10th anniversary at this site on June 20th - Congratulations to you all!! Such a great vibrant venue! Enjoy Inna Schutts wonderful photographs of the event!
Here are a few guest and performer comments we received about the night...
"What a wonderful evening! Story telling, making pictures out of paper, guitar playing, poetry...Amazing! Very cultural evening - think I will come again! " - Margaret Rodger
"Thank you for a great night!" - Clare
"A truly marvellous celebration of people and arts! What a lovely experience to be part of and I look forward to visiting again in the future!" - Chris Wilder, Trickster @chriswildermagic
"Really enjoyed being part of CC9, demonstrating my paper pulp paintings! Thank you so much Marysia and Caron for inviting me to take part, alongside so many talented performers - particularly Vina Ladwa, who during her interactive Indian Dancing, transported me to India! Many, many thanks." - Pam Miller, Fine Artist
"Really enjoyed being part of this evening - warm, entertaining and great company!" - Mike Payton, Storyteller
"Was a pleasure to be here, an amazing evening!" - Rafe Ladwa
"It was wonderful to be able to play for you - and I loved learning to dance!" - Steve Benford
"What an enjoyable evening! Got here a bit late really. Enjoyed the poet, curious to know if he is publishing his work. Loved the dancing, would like to get involved." - Quentin Hood "Veteran of the Folk Revival 60's"
ACT BLOG PT1
Since my NottsTV (WATCH), BBC Radio Nottingham (LISTEN) and Nottingham Post (READ) features in late November, I have been getting ready to move in and launch Art Culture Tourism's new HQ premises in The Hive on Union Street in Beeston.
Friday 13th - Monday 23rd October
Launching Joe Ganech's website was a major objective of the event. Over joyed he could join us from Brussels via live-stream. All our dignitaries got one to one time with Joe. Check out his site.
Photo appearances from the left: Marcus Gilmore, Lord Mayor Cllr Michael Edwards, Joe Ganech (on screen), Robin Hood (Adam Greenwood) and Sheriff of Nottingham, Glyn Jenkins.
Well, what a blast of Art, Culture and Heritage, as well as bracing walks on beaches, a holiday with friend, Marysia Zipser all crammed in during the early days of September, 2017! No doubt, it was to be expected, as Marysia is an Arts and Culture promoter and the founder of Art-Culture-Tourism (Beeston, UK and International), of which I am a member and represented artist. (I am a professional fine artist, painter, printmaker and mixed media artist.) Here is my page on the ACT website.
All the ACT artists and management team contribute to this blog. Press Releases, Reviews, Events and Calls to Participate are posted here too.