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Sunday, 21 August 2016

#FANS magic marker @thesixtwenty


A couple of extra cuts of the video. Tilted and Oh Well.

ça ne tient pas debout
Le ciel coule sur mes mains
ça ne tiens pas debout
Sous mes pieds le ciel revient

Under my feet the sky comes back


Friday, 19 August 2016

#FANS @thesixtwenty promo video - 180g vinyl edition


FANS

Theatre meets gig.

A show for anyone who’s ever loved music.

Should be enjoyed at Maximum Volume

Based on people’s love affair with music, FANS is an eclectic mix of stories told through raucous live music, scripted drama and verbatim theatre.

Full of emotion, humour and musical pulse, featuring real fan confessions from North East England music fans.

Part gig. Part Musical. FANS includes well known hits, original music and a cast of top local musicians and performers. It’s a loud, fun and heart-warming tribute to music lovers.

@thesixtwenty #FANS

Book online : thesixtwenty.com 6 September to 1 October North East

CAST : Meghan Doyle, Andrew Bleakley, Chris Foley and Charlotte Raine

Conceived and Directed by Melanie Rashbrooke.
Written by Nina Berry. Designed by Luke W. Robson
Technical Manager Craig Spence, Musical Director Chris Foley

Created through Bridging the Gap, an ARC initiative with Arts Centre Washington, Alnwick Playhouse & Northern Stage.

Supported by public funding by Arts Council England and The Sunday for Sammy Trust.

#FANS @thesixtwenty @arcstockton @AlnPlayhouse @ArtsCtrWton @northernstage @altweet_pet @welovencl @whatsonne

Thursday, 18 August 2016

#FANS with stomp and arena @thesixtwenty


Okay, the colour version, with added stomp and arena.

#FANS @thesixtwenty @arcstockton @AlnPlayhouse @ArtsCtrWton @northernstage @altweet_pet @welovencl @whatsonne

Time to meet a few FANS.

FANS

Theatre meets gig.

A show for anyone who’s ever loved music.
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Should be enjoyed at Maximum Volume

Based on people’s love affair with music, FANS is an eclectic mix of stories told through raucous live music, scripted drama and verbatim theatre.
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Full of emotion , humour and musical pulse. featuring real fan confessions from North East England music fans.
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Part gig. Part Musical. FANS includes well known hits, original music and a cast of top local musicians and performers.
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It’s a loud, fun and heart-warming tribute to music lovers.

@thesixtwenty #FANS

Book online : http://thesixtwenty.com


Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Lightroom to eleven for #FANS

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We are starting to assemble a press pack and some promo pictures for FANS now.

There's the requirement for headshots, group shots, exteriors and promo shots with the logo included. I'm sure some will appear on twitter too, so there's a need for some with that very wide format.

Time to turn Lightroom up to 11.
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*no walls damaged during the making of this picture

And, of course, that 'eleven' moment.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

a day on the island

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Maybe time for a little boat trip.
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Across to the island.
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Be there in time for breakfast at the train station that doesn't run any trains.
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Although it does have a passing trade in cyclists and walkers.
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Then find a spot of beach that nobody else uses to spend some hours counting the waves.
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Okay, a few people might use it.
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And perhaps visit somewhere with more of a seaside postcard look.
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Before thinking about something else to eat, perhaps brought in across the jetty.
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Then evening in the busy town.
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Aware that the sun is going down.
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Then to head back for the harbour.
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Wait for the crossing back.
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And check out the moon.

Monday, 15 August 2016

bikes designed to be cycled anti-clockwise


I noticed that some of the USA Olympic cycling team have been riding around on a left-sided bike. By that, I mean that the bike chain is on the other side.

To start with I wondered if I was mistaken, but it's a definite thing this time around as part of the engineering. The design has been optimised for the direction that bikes go around the track in a velodrome.

I'm all for finding marginal gains, improving aerodynamics and so on, but I can't help wondering if this apparently yaw reducing optimisation is a little unbalanced compared with everyone else?

I assume there's no rules about this type of thing, although I seem to recollect that lightweight carbon frames and the use of disk brakes have previously caused issues when the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) has taken a look.

Maybe it's all different for the Olympics?

Sunday, 14 August 2016

#FANS start guitar practice @thesixtwenty


Now that ain't workin' that's the way you do it
Lemme tell ya them guys ain't dumb
Maybe get a blister on your little finger
Maybe get a blister on your thumb


Above video's soundtrack is Dire Straits vs Sex Pistols vs Basement Jaxx vs Simian vs Fatboy Slim [DJ Moule]
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Saturday, 13 August 2016

#FANS at the @AlnPlayhouse stage door with the tour bus @thesixtwenty


Music fans need to know how to locate the tour bus.

It's often around by the Stage Door. Maybe need to bust out the G-Slide to get into the space.

Friday, 12 August 2016

#FANS @thesixtwenty video 1 : just a test test test. Play loud.


A short video sting for #FANS.

30 seconds and 100 album covers. And the Beastie Boys saying

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One two one two, this is just a test


#FANS, @thesixtwenty, @arcstockton, @AlnPlayhouse, ArtsCtrWton, northern stage, altweet_pet, welovencl, whatsonne

FANS

Theatre meets gig.

A show for anyone who’s ever loved music.

Should be enjoyed at Maximum Volume

Based on people’s love affair with music, FANS is an eclectic mix of stories told through raucous live music, scripted drama and verbatim theatre.

Full of emotion , humour and musical pulse. featuring real fan confessions from North East England music fans.

Part gig. Part Musical. FANS includes well known hits, original music and a cast of top local musicians and performers. It’s a loud, fun and heart-warming tribute to music lovers.

@thesixtwenty #FANS

Book online : http://thesixtwenty.com

#FANS @thesixtwenty preparations @AlnPlayhouse

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Yes, the new band is forming. A part of #FANS.

Currently in secret sessions in Alnwick Playhouse.

That'd be the next @thesixtwenty production, which will be touring the North East. Expect more photographs of the preparations.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

#FANS @thesixtwenty @AlnPlayhouse : Day 4 : Rescuing the Alnwick Playhouse spider

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Among the early fans was an unexpected stage invader.

The famous Alnwick Playhouse five-legged spider decided to have a close look at the action and crowd-surfed onto the stage.

Proceedings were temporarily halted to rescue the spider from the varieties of Doc Martens and similar heavy footwear. He's back in the equipment stacks now.
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All this in preparation for Fans.

If you like music, go check out the special history pin site where you can record your own favourite gig experiences. It's here.
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