Sunday, August 14, 2011

The World Is Your Stage

While I was mooching around Nottingham last weekend I came across Nottingham Contemporary, which I have not visited before. It's an art gallery on High Pavement, but what drew me in was the promise of Family Fun over the summer holidays. School holidays are usually a time when all our usual playgroups stop, so I'm always looking out for things which are on!

Nottingham Contemporary have a family time session every Wednesday, Sat and Sunday (all year I think) when all ages can go and do something crafty in the Studio. As well as that over the summer, there are several interactive exhibitions planned, and the one we went back to do on Saturday is "The World is Your Stage."

Here is the link where you can read the blurb, but essentially there are some props and bits of costume provided and you create a narrative of 10 still frames. There's 5 seconds between each 'photo' being taken and when you haven't got a plan as to what you're going to do, it's not very long to say, get children into the air, or even for them to process you shouting "jump!" at them!!! There are some good sessions here though and some people clearly look as though they'd planned the whole thing!

Here is our attempt -

Nottingham Contemporary 13th August 2011, 12:13:00 from Le Cadavre Exquis on Vimeo.

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