?

Log in

Southwest UK's Journal

> recent entries
> calendar
> friends
> Click here to join the community
> profile
> previous 20 entries

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010
4:33 pm

elven_ranger
Upcoming theatre events in Exeter and Torbay

Non-profit community theatre group in the Southwest of England

    


More about our group: 
Main website, our Facebook, Twitter, sdp_theatre  Myspace

(comment on this)

Friday, June 26th, 2009
1:35 am

ali_star

Photobucket

(Pb)

Goth, Industrial, EBM/Electronica, Nu-Wave & 80's
DJ's: aNt, Ali* & SGP
!SATURDAY!
(27th June)
10PM - 3AM

The Cavern Club
(Beneath The Crown Pub)
All Saints Road
St. Nicks
BRISTOL
(here!)
£3 before 11 (£4 after)

www.myspace.com/pandorasboxinfo

(comment on this)

Saturday, May 9th, 2009
3:00 pm

emily_strange84
Don't suppose anyone has a spare balcony ticket for Hoochie Coochie this coming Thursday?

(comment on this)

Friday, January 9th, 2009
12:43 pm - Utamaro Event in Bath UK

meaa_bath

  Wednesday 21st January
 
UTAMARO REVEALED
 5.30 - 7.30pm

 Utamaro expert Gina Collia-Suzuki gives an  insightful talk on Utamaro's depicitions of  real-life Japanese men and women, focusing  on his series of ill-fated lovers.                              
Her new book Utamaro Revealed will be  available for purchase and signing. 
  Cost £5 - please book 5 days in advance.


For more information or to book a place please contact The Museum of East Asian Art  01225 464640 or info@meaa.org.uk

(comment on this)

Friday, December 26th, 2008
8:52 pm - BATH: wargames / boardgames group, 17th Jan then 1st Sat

lieutenanth
Bath Rabid Wargamers is a gaming group that plays allsorts, from Warhammer to D&D, Paranoia to Puerto Rico. If you game then we want to meet you!

Come along to Hedley Hall on Jan 17th (then 1st Saturdays of the month), 6pm-9pm:

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=hedley+hall+bath&ie=UTF8&ll=51.383995,-2.378798&spn=0.027908,0.077248&z=14&iwloc=A

Send me a message if you'd like to come and need transportation and we can arrange something, I'm sure. The price is approx £5 at the moment but will go down as more people come along so please help us grow!

(comment on this)

Thursday, November 27th, 2008
2:42 pm - Chinese New Year Volunteers Required in Bath!!!

meaa_bath

The Museum of East Asian Art are currently looking for volunteers to help out at our free Lunar New Year Extravaganza, 25 January 2009.  We will be celebrating the Year of the Ox with lots of Chinese and East Asian arts and crafts activities, Chinese Zodiac face painting, musical performances, martial arts demonstrations and traditional lion dances.  The event will run from 1 - 4pm in the historic Ball Room at the Bath Assembly Rooms, and will be a fun and festive afternoon for people of all ages. 

 We need volunteers to:

  • Take part in martial arts demonstrations
    • Our martial arts master will be demonstrating Shaolin Si Quan Fa (Shaolin Temple Boxing) and Tai Chi.  If you have any martial arts experience, are physically fit, and don’t mind being used as a carefully choreographed target in front of lots of people, then we would love to have you join us!  
    • You must be able to commit to practice at the Museum at least once a week between now and 25 January (with the exception of the week around Christmas and New Year’s).
  • Perform!
    • Do you play any traditional Chinese or East Asian instruments? Are you able to sing any folk tunes or perform traditional Lunar New Year dances?  We would love to have you on board! 
    • This is a great opportunity to showcase your talents whilst celebrating the Year of the Ox.  
  • Run arts and crafts activities
    • From ink painting to face painting, we need "crafty" individuals to help man our activitiy stations, assit children with cutting, pasting and folding, and keep activities well-stocked and orderly 
  • Steward the event 
    • help people to cross Bennett Street safely between the Museum of East Asian Art and the Assembly Rooms
    • assist with crowd control
    • keep people informed of performance times, on-going activities and directions around the facilities
For more information or to volunteer, visit the Museum website  - http://www.meaa.org.uk/newyear.html

(comment on this)

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008
10:36 am - Buddhist Iconography talk at the Museum of East Asian Art, Bath

meaa_bath
Thursday 4th December
    TAMING THE GODS 
    2pm – 4pm

    A talk by Mongolian miniature painting collector, Edd Thomas,
looking at Buddhist iconography and its uses in society from a Mongolian perspective!
Edd Thomas has loaned the Museum of East Asian Art part of his vast collection of Tibetan Buddhist Miniature Paintings, which form the current Images of Devotion Exhibition.  It is from these and his extensive travels in Mongolia that Edd draws inspiration for this talk.

Cost £6 – Please book 5 days in advance
For more details or to book a place please contact the Museum of East Asian Art
info@meaa.org.uk
  01225 464640

www.meaa.org.uk
12 Bennett Street, Bath BA1 2QJ, UK

(comment on this)

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008
9:58 am - MahJong Club in Bath

meaa_bath
MahJong Club

MahJong Club is held at the Museum of East Asian Art 
first Tuesday of every month
5.30pm - 7.30pm

MahJong is a game for four players, which originated in China. 
It involves skill, strategy and a degree of luck!!
All players are welcome from beginner through to advanced. 

Cost - £5

Next MahJong Club night is - Tuesday 4th November 2008

(comment on this)

Monday, October 6th, 2008
4:52 pm - Tashi Lhunpo monks create sand mandala at Museum of East Asian Art, Bath

meaa_bath
Tashi Lhunpo Monks create Sand Mandala
at the Museum of East Asian Art
14th - 19th October 2008


As part of the Museum of East Asian Art’s Season of Tibet and associated exhibition COSMIC DESIGN: TIBETAN MANDALA (9th September – 9th December), we will be welcoming eight monks from the world renowned Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in India, from 14th- 19th of October. The monks will spend six days creating a Tara mandala out of sand.

During the six days the monks will also be hosting an hour-and-a-half workshop that will be repeated three times over the week to give as many visitors as possible the chance to take part. The workshop will teach various monastic crafts, such as sand mandala making, Tibetan calligraphy, butter sculpting and prayer flag printing. All participants will leave with their own prayer flag. The workshops will be held as follows:
Wednesday 15th October: 12noon – 1.30pm
Friday 17th October: 3pm – 4.30pm
Saturday 18th October: 10.30am – 12noon

Each workshop will cost £5 per person. To book a place please contact the Museum at least five days in advance. However, as we expect interest in the workshops to be high, please book early to avoid disappointment.

The DESTRUCTION OF THE MANDALA will take place from 10.30 am ON SUNDAY 19th OCTOBER, with the sand then being carried in a procession to Pulteney Bridge/Parade Gardens, where it will be poured into the River Avon. Places at the destruction ceremony will be limited and are available on a first come basis on the day. All are welcome to join the procession to Pulteney Bridge.

A “Mandala Ticket” is available and will entitle the holder to unlimited visits from the 14th to 19th of October to view the progress of the mandala. To book onto a workshop or to purchase a Mandala ticket please contact or visit the Museum.

For more information contact
The Museum of East Asian Art
on 01225 464640 or email
info@meaa.org.uk
www.meaa.org.uk

(comment on this)

12:08 pm - Chinese Arts Workshop, Bath

meaa_bath

Chinese Arts Workshop

at the Museum of East Asian Art 


Workshop with Chinese artist and teacher Ai Li Purdey,
introduces you to the basics of chinese calligraphy and brush painting.

Chinese painting is one of the oldest continuous artistic traditions in the world.  Painting in the traditional style is today known in Chinese as guó huà 国画, meaning 'national' or 'native painting', in opposition to Western styles of art which became popular in China in the 20th century.
 Traditional painting involves essentially the same techniques as calligraphy and is done with a brush dipped in black or colored ink; oils are not used. As with calligraphy, the most popular materials on which paintings are made of paper and silk. The finished work is then mounted on scrolls, which can be hung or rolled up. Traditional painting also is done in albums and on walls, lacquerwork, and other media.


Cost - £20 - please book five days in advance

Saturday 11th October 2008
12noon - 4.30pm
(with 45 min lunch break)

For more information or to book a place contact
The Museum of East Asian Art
12 Bennett Street, Bath, BA1 2QJ
01225 464640 info@meaa.org.uk
www.meaa.org.uk

(comment on this)

Monday, September 29th, 2008
11:41 am - Chinese Art Workshop in Bath

meaa_bath
Chinese Arts Workshop

at the Museum of East Asian Art 
12 Bennett Street, BATH BA1 2QJ


Workshop with Chinese artist and teacher Ai Li Purdey,
introduces you to the basics of chinese calligraphy and brush painting.

Chinese painting is one of the oldest continuous artistic traditions in the world.  Painting in the traditional style is today known in Chinese as guó huà 国画, meaning 'national' or 'native painting', in opposition to Western styles of art which became popular in China in the 20th century.
 Traditional painting involves essentially the same techniques as calligraphy and is done with a brush dipped in black or colored ink; oils are not used. As with calligraphy, the most popular materials on which paintings are made of paper and silk. The finished work is then mounted on scrolls, which can be hung or rolled up. Traditional painting also is done in albums and on walls, lacquerwork, and other media.


Cost - £20 - please book five days in advance

Saturday 11th October 2008
12noon - 4.30pm
(with 45 min lunch break)




current mood: creative

(comment on this)

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009
3:39 pm - JOLLY GOOD FUN TO BE SEEN-BOB KERR

maliceuk
BOB KERR`S WHOOPEE BAND
These guys are playing at the Bierkeller this Saturday


Come and see them!!!



(2 comments | comment on this)

Monday, May 12th, 2008
3:46 pm
eleutherium Hello hello!

My friend and I are spending three to four days in SW England as part of a 3 week UK trip, and I'm having a tough time plotting destinations. I hope you kind lj-er's can give me some much needed advice! We're traveling by rail (Britrail Youth Flexipass), but the rail doesn't reach many of the places we want to go. I hear the bus system in the southwest is extensive, so I'm trying to come up with two or three cities to stay in from which we can make day trips. Here's a list of places we'd like to see, and if you could recommend some conveniently located cities to stay in, we'd be SO grateful!

-Tintagel
-Dartmoor
-Penzance
-Land's End
-St Michael's Mount
-Any out of the way, historical, beautiful, ancient, Arthurian places you recommend!

We'll be traveling to the southwest from Aberystwyth, Wales, which is unfortunately a very long and inconvenient journey by rail. There wouldn't just happen to be a ferry or other watercraft that runs between Wales and the southwest, would there?

Thank you so much!

(3 comments | comment on this)

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008
8:52 pm - Bit of a long shot...

l_m_n
Do any of you lovely people know of any genuine reputable Staffordshire Bull Terrier breeders based in the South West?

I live in Bristol and am currently looking for a KC reg puppy and I haven't had much luck tracking down local breeders. I have been checking the litters listed on The Kennel Club and ChampDogs websites and have already contacted the secretary of The Western SBT Society (still waiting for a reply!) and I was just wondering if there are any other avenues I should be exploring or if you guys have some contacts that would be useful. I am well aware just how popular this breed is and extremely wary of the many ads online and in newspapers, finding a genuine breeder with a planned litter is my main priority right now (although it is difficult because Staff pups are cuteness!)

Many thanks in advance for any help and advice! :)

(1 comment | comment on this)

Friday, April 4th, 2008
1:48 pm - Shameless plug

blur_kiwi
I'm sorry if this isn't allowed.

I've recently started a photo community here on LJ called westcountry_pic

It's for posting and commenting on photos taken in the south west, so if anyone would like to join, you'd be most welcome. :))

(2 comments | comment on this)

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008
8:31 pm - Bath Rabid Wargamers: Saturday 12-5pm

lieutenanth
Hi! We're a small friendly wargames group, we meet the first Saturday of every month at Hedley Hall in Bath, here.

We play 40K, Full Thrust, Sabotage, Space Crusade, etc and other boardgames too. Just turn up on the day. Entry is £5.50.

(comment on this)

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008
1:14 pm - New indie/electro/alternative social club in Bristol!

emily_strange84
Hello hello,

I am in the very early stages of starting an informal, all inclusive social network for everyone in the Bristol area wanting to explore Bristol's indie/rock/electro/alternative scene. The emphasis is very much on inclusiveness-once the group is up and running, everybody will have the opportunity to propose an outing to a club/gig that interests them.

Am currently in the process of getting an idea of initial numbers, but I am hoping in the next few weeks to organise a pub meet, with a visit to a promising looking nightspot potentially thrown in later in the evening. I'd hope to arrange regular outings to a wide variety of venues from then on (though as I said, once the club was up and running anyone would be free to organise a night!). Kind of like a university style indie/rock society, but aimed at non students and without a joining fee or any membership type formalities.

If any of this interests you or if you have any questions whatsoever, then please do either drop a comment or email me at pieupinthesky@gmail.com.

Hope to hear from you!

Ellie x

(x-posted to alt_bristol)

(comment on this)

Monday, March 3rd, 2008
10:14 pm - Affordable counselling in Bristol.

emily_strange84
I don't suppose anyone would have any idea as to where I might be able to find a counsellor in the area who doesn't charge more than £30 per session/gives discounts to those on low incomes?

Bit of a long shot I know, but if anybody out there does have some knowledge on the matter I'd be glad to hear from you.

Thanks.

(1 comment | comment on this)

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008
10:35 am - "Panic" Weekly Rock Nights at the Orange Box in Yeovil! Every Saturday!

johnny_asteroid
Hi there, 

I'm new to this community so I thought I'd tell you all about the Rock night I DJ at on a Saturday night in Yeovil. 

it's called "Panic" and it runs from about 7.30 to 2.00am, every Saturday night at: 

The Orange Box
Tabernacle Lane
Yeovil
Somerset
BA20 1QA

Link to the myspace!

Also, for those of you interested in South West music in general, visit here.

Here's the poster for the Orange Box Rock Nights, hope you can make it!



current mood: artistic

(comment on this)

Saturday, January 19th, 2008
1:28 pm - Bath Rabid Wargamers

lieutenanth
Saturday 2nd Feb, midday-5pm: wargames, boardgames and roleplaying games at Hedley Hall, Bath. Entry: £5.50.

Email me for details!

(comment on this)

> previous 20 entries
> top of page
LiveJournal.com