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New Year’s Revolution!

As part of the New Year’s Revolution free event at FACT, join international artist Shu Lea Cheang and tenantspin in the Ropewalks Square soup kitchen as they serve up free scouse along with sound machines!

Eat Scouse, meet your neighbours, discuss what revolution means to you, share your aspirations, your doubts and your hopes for 2008.

This event continues FACT’s three-year BOLD programme of projects committing to finding new and meaningful ways for artists to work collaboratively.

Net-streaming live from Ropewalks Liverpool, UK at www.stream.fact.co.uk

eighthundred. One day/eightphotographers/eighthundred Liverpool people.

As part of the celebrations for Liverpool’s 800th birthday a group of photographers got together to capture 800 portraits of Liverpool people. All the images were gathered over one day and features images by Bold Street contributor and well-known photographer Mark McNulty as well as images of Bold Street and her people.

The show is open until Sunday 9th September in the Grand Hall, Albert Dock.

For more information visit www.popcultured.co.uk

Flickr on Friday

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Last Friday was the Flickr Friday meetup - a meetup for Liverpool photographers in conjunction with the Bold Street Project. A quick look at the lively Bold Street Exhibition was followed by a talk by Patrick Henry, the Open Eye Gallery’s director about the gallery, and its history on Bold Street. More history followed with guided tours of the E. Chambre Hardman house and photographic studio on Rodney Street. On a very rainy day we were pleased with the turnout - I think around 15 of us did the tour! A good time was had by all - but where are all your photos everyone?

Flickr Friday: A Liverpool Photography Tour

Katie Lips and the Bold Street Project presents Flickr Friday: a Flickr meetup with a difference; next Friday 20th July.

Join us for a Liverpool Photography tour taking in the Open Eye Gallery and the fabulous E. Chambre Hardman Photographic Studio on Rodney Street. We’re pleased to announce we’ll get a unique special tour of both the Open Eye and the Hardman Photographic Studio. It’s for anyone in Liverpool interested in Photography, Liverpool Photography, and Flickr!

The Schedule (20th July)

4.30 Bold Street Project Tour (Media Lounge, FACT, 88 Wood Street)

Katie Lips, Laura Yates and Patrick Fox will offer a guided tour of the Bold Street Project.

Then we’ll take a short walk to the Open Eye Gallery.

5.00 Open Eye Gallery Tour (28-32 Wood Street)
Take a look at the Open Eye’s ‘Clinic’ an exhibition that explores the aesthetics of the medical universe through contemporary photography.
http://www.openeye.org.uk/

Then we’ll take another quick walk to Hardman Street.

5.45 A guided tour of Mr Chambré Hardman’s Home and Photographic Studio (59 Rodney Street)
Sarah-Jane Langley, the Custodian of the house will give us a special tour of the house and its history.
http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-59rodneystreet/

Following that inspiring 2 hours we’ll finish up with a drink or two at Parr Street’s most creative venue: Parr Street 3345 from around 6.30.

The Bold Street Project and The Flickr Group: Background

The Bold Street project has been uncovering, filming and photographing Bold Street Liverpool, its social, cultural and economic history, from the perspective of its traders, residents and community; and from the perspective of many Liverpool based Flickr members and photographers.

http://www.flickr.com/groups/boldstreet/

Flickr.com has played an enormous part in the project; enabling us to show the Bold Street images online as well as in the Media Lounge Exhibit. The Liverpool photographer community has been instrumental in helping us create a unique, diverse and significant collaborative work. New photographs of Bold Street and its people, contributed by Flickr members is now displayed in the Bold Street project exhibition at FACT, Liverpool.

As a thank you to the Flickr community, and so that we can meet even more of you, we have arranged this unique photography tour event as a Flickr Meetup,

We hope to see you there! Please sign up on Upcoming: http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/219033

We Love Technology….

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… so much that the Bold Street Project will be ‘appearing’ at the We Love Technology conference in Huddersfield tomorrow. I will be talking about the Bold Street Project, and this blog as the catalyst of all the online work we’ve been doing to put Bold Street in the online limelight.

We Love Technology is organised by the fabulous Lisa Roberts from Blink Media and compered by Matt Locke; Commissioning Editor, New Media and Education at Channel 4.

“Led by pioneering technologists and artists working in areas such as interactive architecture, sound and games, WLT07 presents the latest adventures in the creative use and misuse of technology.”

The line up looks wonderful and I can’t wait to share all the Bold Street stories!

Independence Day (Tomorrow!)

Tomorrow is Independence Day at FACT! Join the lovely Jayne Casey (loveliverpool) who’s chairing a keynote webcast discussion on the past, present and future of Bold Street. Join in in The Box, FACT, Wood Street, Liverpool 2.00-3.00pm

As one of the most important and historical streets in the city – once known as The Bond Street of The North - Bold Street has a rich story to tell. With its future uncertain as Liverpool City Centre changes beyond recognition, we examine its lifeblood, sounds, economy, policing, flavours and sense of community. Guests include Matthew Biagetti, Development Manager at Liverpool Vision, and representatives from News From Nowhere and Utility.

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The event is also listed on Upcoming, if you’re an Upcoming Fan!

“Another Late Night” on Bold Street

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Microzine is one of Bold Street’s hippest shops selling a unique and eclectic range of desirable designer items to a stylish crowd. “Hailed as the best men’s store in the world by The Times newspaper, Microzine started as the first of it’s kind; a unique lifestyle store especially for men, situated in a disused warehouse building, in the heart of London.” So of course it’s fitting that Microzine should come to Bold Street!

Microzine also satisfies the cultural aspirations of Liverpool’s trend setters by introducing “Another Late Night: Lots of illustration, photography, fashion, & magazines.” Another Late Night runs from June 12th for 4 weeks, so you still have time to check it out!

Wall Talks

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Wall Talks is a ‘promenade performance’, an epic quest through time; a new and innovative work you can enjoy in Liverpool this month.  “Wall Talks is a production like no other, in a venue like no other and in a city like no other. Taking place throughout June, the whole of Liverpool is invited to get involved in this one off production.”

We’re focussed on the Bold Street community and history but if you’ like to play your part in this interactive performance about the cultural and social history of the whole of the city of Liverpool, check out Wall Talks.

Wall Talks @ the Tobacco Warehouse
Stanley Dock, Regent Road, Liverpool L3 0AN
12th - 30th June 2007 7.30pm

http://www.walltalks.com/ 

Bold Street on the Big Screen

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In our quest for Bold Street Stories we’ve put a call out on the BBC Big Screen in Liverpool City Centre. Patrick made a quick movie to be displayed on the Big Screen,…. it’s live, and it seems a lot of people have Bold Street Stories to tell.

We’ve had over 60 phone calls today! You can see the ad on YouTube, or click above to play it.




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