BBC3 and Latimer are looking for you creative lot to get involved with this exciting collaborative project. M20 collective love this idea and are supporting the project by giving our followers the news. The team at Lorimer got in touch so we could spread the word on how to get involved, its your last chance with 48 HOURS TO GO. So read below to find out more and show them what Manchester have to offer!
It’s time to have fun and #JoinThePlayground.
Are you eager to have your voice heard, ideas seen and the chance to get your content commissioned? Then you need to #JoinThePlayground. The Playground is BBC Three and Latimer’s pioneering creative network, set up to help young creatives, all sorts of talents included, develop their work and put it out for the world to see.
In the Playground you’ll be set weekly live briefs based on content broadcast on BBC Three, to which you should respond with complete creative freedom. Upon receipt of your content, you will get weekly feedback from BBC Three and Latimer.
So, whatever your talent may be, we’re looking for it:
and everything in between!
If your application is successful, you will gain unprecedented access to a national youth network of brilliant young minds, have the chance to be mentored by industry professionals, and get your voice heard, all whilst co-creating the future of content for BBC Three.
We welcome applications from young people from all social and economic backgrounds, regardless of your race, gender, sexual orientation or religion we want to hear from you. So if you think you can rise to the challenge, the gates are now open for YOU to share your ideas and get the feedback and creative mentorship you deserve.
To apply, please send an email with the following:
We also require a response to one simple but open-ended phrase:
“I am me because…”
You have creative control over how you respond to the statement above – we want to see videos, photos, print designs, the whole sha-bang. So think big, creative and surprise us!
Send applications to email@example.com
You must be between the ages of 16-25 and based in the UK.
Application deadline: 18th December 2015
If you are successful you will be required to attend an exclusive launch event at the BBC in London on Monday 11th January.
M20 Collective: PARADISE NOW Press release
Daily we live and abide by a set of rules. Rules of law, rules set in place by those who govern us. Rules set in place by each other and society: Rules that go unnoticed, sometimes un-governed and sometimes un-questioned. However what happens when we begin to truly break down these rules? Can we achieve a sense of truly being in today’s society? What happens when we express ourselves outside of the rules? Out with the constraints of right and wrong and articulated through a community of contemporary artists.
In June 2015 M20 Collective submitted an online artist call out with a creative brief formed by one MMU Fine Art scholar. 13 have been chosen to part-take in the PARADISE NOW showcase.
On the 25th September 2015, M20 collective will bring together 13 Artists who have produced a range of pieces from photography collages to installations, international film screenings and illustration. This dialogical exhibition contains a select choice of creativity from Manchester and beyond. Alongside this array of visual provocations, three unique live acts including headliners Ask My Bull, will stimulate your auditory senses with music that plays outside of genre boundaries and overlooks the norms of the dominant music scene.
ARTISTS: Alex Lowther-Harris, Alex Webb,Cerys Thorne, Emily May, Daisy Preece,Joao Merinhos, Gemma Nethercliff, Kyle Cartilidge, Leo Robinson, Natalie Wardle, Ray Martin, James Sanders, Peter Silva and Corin Silva (Remoraflims), Alyxandra Press (Pairodocks films), Sian Leyshon and Vicky Clarke.
Curated by Rachel Ferguson and facilitated by the M20 community leaders Joel White and Yemi Bolatiwa, this evening is set to be an exciting group production; where diverse art forms are brought together to communicate one concept: PARADISE, NOW!
A £3 entry fee give will you access to this collaborative event at an impressive arts venue: The Wonder Inn, 29 Shudehill Manchester M4 2AF. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
/ t: @m20collective for further details and follow the progression #PARADISENOW .
Back in August, M20COLLECTIVE hosted M20 Pop-Up @ Antwerp Mansion, an integrated arts festival celebrating some of the amazing musical, artistic and other creative talent that the collective has had the chance to work with over the last year.
This year, the pop-up was held as a fundraiser to kickstart M20’s forthcoming community projects, including MYCP (M20Collective Youth Creativity Project), and in support of some of the great urban permaculture projects happening around the city, like the Fallowfield Secret Garden Project.
Check out this mini-documentary capturing thoughts and footage of various stallholders, organisers and attendees over the course of the day:
‘From mother to child we carry ancient information in our DNA, we are inextricably linked to the planet in our past and in our future: we’d do well to remember this more often. Once we die we will return to that place of non-existence, whatever it is, but our legacy will live on, in our children and the world we leave for them. This painting is supposed to represent a foetus in the womb, which in it’s early development is difficult to tell apart from other species, the unborn life form is surrounded by organic patterns of nature. Many people I have spoken to have taken different meaning from it: a protective cocoon, the centre of the earth, the growth of a cell, roots and a seed, a breast, meditation and the eastern symbol of the OM – whatever you see I hope it inspires some thoughts of your own. Peace x’
Danny Smyth, MCR born London living artist and writer
Check out his poetry and illustration elsewhere in the creative corner…
Black & BLUE is a Manchester-born arts and literary collective that shares writing and hosts exhibitions in Manchester and London. Exploring politics, poetics and all that’s inbetween, it publishes beautiful journals, pamphlets and critical writing.
They are currently open for submissions to Black & Blue #4, a new anthology of creative writing around the theme of REVOLUTION to be published 5th November.
“Revolutionary writing takes place at the limits of life, at the distant and compulsive outer edges of reason, at the painful frontier of experience. It is always at the barricades, at the boundary, playing tricks on established orders, crossing borders.”
Deadline: 14th September.
This Friday, M20 Collective hits Antwerp Mansion with a line-up of some of the best young creative talent that Manchester has to offer. There’ll be music, live art, spoken word, fashion, food, a raffle and loads more fun and games to enjoy – including, as ever at M20 events, chances to get involved and create something for yourself!
This integrated arts festival will be a massive celebration of all the amazing groups and individuals we’ve worked with over the last year and a bit. But it’s also a fundraiser to help M20 work with and develop creative community projects around the city. The funds raised from ticket sales will be put into the M20 Collective Community Fund – this will be used to support a whole array of different local community projects including the Fallowfield Secret Garden Project, M20 Collective’s own youth/collaboration focussed creative project and our goal of creating a creative hub in the M20 area. So come down, show support for your fellow creators and help us create something for our community!!
This year, our theme is nature in an urban environment and when you get there you’ll find out loads about a number of exciting urban gardening projects happening in the city – all of which you can get involved in.
Buy tickets via Skiddle website [http://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Manchester/Antwerp-Mansion/M20-Pop-Up-/12204196/]
So as we start the countdown, let us give you a taster of some of the amazing things that are going down on the night…
on the stage
The inimitable 8 Gold Rings have been bringing jazzy hip hop vibes and a mad roster of guest singers and MCs (including everyone from Skittles to Jenna G) to all kinds of stages across the city [In The Loop, I Love Live, Play Doubt]. They kill it every time.
Ape Cult are an alternative hip hop collective of Manchester’s best lyrical talent – Black Josh, Metrodome, Lyricalligraphy, Dyslexis, Mr Smee, Truthos Mufasa. Deep content and high energy – check them out in the Mouse Outfit Studio!!
Johnny Sly are a beautiful folky four(ish)some made of sugar, spice and everything endearing. That harp, those angelic faces and voices – hearts will melt.
Happy to welcome Kolo Tamam (‘everything’s cool’ in Arabic incase you were wondering). After last month’s appearance at Solomon Grundy’s, this will be their first gig as a full band! Chilled, electronic beats and beautiful male harmonies – Bon Iver meets Bonobo.
If you’ve recently swung by Indigo of a Wednesday night and been unable to stop dancing, chances are you’ve seen some of the Salutation Dub Collective clan jamming on stage. Formidable, whiskey-laced, bluesy vocals Tina Turner would be proud of and tight reggae-jazz-funk arrangements from the instrumentalists in the outfit.
on the decks
DJ Marquee will be spinning 50s rock n roll, funky soul, rhythm and blues and motown sounds whilst So Flute veteran DJ Yadava will be bringing us an eclectic mix of jazz, afrobeats and funk from around the world.
in the blue room – acoustic and spoken word
Get down early to make sure you get a space in the most intimate room of the festival! Acoustic vibes and guitar wizardry from sweet-voiced, mean strumming Andy Adams, while John Ainsworth conjures haunting and brilliantly technical melodies on a 12-string guitar.
Contact Theatre’s Young Identity crew Inna Voice are a spoken word collective of MCs, beatboxers, poets, singers and producers, and have shared a stage with the likes of fellow wordsmiths Kate Tempest and Amiri Baraka. Catch them performing live, and be sure to hear some performance poetry from the lovely Jo Po – check her out on ETV in an interview she did for M20.
The beautiful miss Zara Khalique will have a stall selling clothes and artwork from her positivity and creativity focussed label and lifestyle movement, keep it bright, and get your hands on some one-off vintage pieces from the folks at Hot Mess Vintage. Messy Make Up will also be onsite giving tribal facepaint makeovers to help you get into the natural theme…
Check out the footage from our last Pop-Up festival in NQ with Shudehill Studio – the NQ Pop-Up!
WHERE? Antwerp Mansion, Rusholme Grove [just off the curry mile], Rusholme, M14 5AG
WHEN? Friday 11th July 2014
TIME: 7pm till 3.30am
PRICE: £5 in advance, MOTD [buy tickets from Skiddle: http://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Manchester/Antwerp-Mansion/M20-Pop-Up-/12204196/]
*** All proceeds go towards the M20 Collective Community Fund to support artists in the local community***
Gonna be a big night, look forward to seeing you there!!
Love, M20 x
Almost pendulous from a carpark roof top,
Knees plunged into rainy puddles,
kissing and laughing.
He’s a little overdramatic, but why not?
You’ve mentioned an ex-
A few too many times and in my mind
I have created an image of the house where you resided
and the front doorsteps where in
Summer you both sat to smoke and drink tea.
The silhouette on open curtains causes me flutters.
I can’t remember positives without
tainting them with the fruits of my endless analysis.
Your bike rides circles around my mind as each spoke
Snaps sharply and snags and scrapes
Its way out.
Damn you and that bike.
The searing Colombia sun bounces off your teeth
As you lay back and soak up your work.
You ride, untainted, dropping
bags of empathetic sentiments
and run around, arms bent at the elbow, with confident conviction
and overly intense pleasantries.
The kind of person who makes his own tea and one for you when he first visits.
But the teabag must wait.
It must wait for the right amount of time.
At first, I thought of my dilapidated state,
Wobbly reflections and reluctant drives.
Until I remembered the lonely hazy night,
Your desperate attempts to replicate Narcissus
And your bloody, ugly boots.
Those Furrowed Brows
Last night I dreamt of a midnight sky above our tent on your hill
Your distractions meant it was late.
In your sleep you were abrupt and breathless
And I laid your head back onto the pillow, dozing back still.
You were a fresh new stranger to me then.
The flames licked at my eyes and stars teased me detrimentally in the background of the hill, of my mind, of your eyes.
That sheep is right behind us.
Your arms were like frayed ropes tightening the blades of my shoulders.
You said my pupils were different sizes and I told you how we can only ever look someone directly in one eye. I don’t like debating.
I’m sure you’re sedating my strength.
I’m embarking on a novel new life and my chest jitters with the plethora of new experiences
You’re suddenly an empty shell.
But all I remember is your indents in the mirror.
That morning I found your damp socks in my suitcase.
That morning I tried to envision your face.
Like biting on cotton wool, marshmallow, my teeth are numb like your senses.
You said your high expectations left you bathed in inevitable loneliness.
Compulsive traits start to take on new meanings.
I’m beginning to question myself.
Your sister spoke of marriage and I told you that weekend, no, I’d be with my friends.
They all found your presence uncomfortable.
Yet for me, alluring.
I’m beginning to question your motives.
She speaks in beautiful little symbols
That I’ll always wish I’d had a hold of.
I held up all night to hear your accounts.
The reservoir glimmers from your open window as you dance gawkily , awkardly
And I sit there contemplating my laziness but content.
I fake being asleep as you leave in the morning and you can sense that it’s not okay to wake me.
You plant the mark of your deception on my forehead.
We won’t speak again for days.
Claiming I was yours in private left me occupied with questions
Everyone knows about your year of wallowing
I feel like I’m swallowing your tears.
I’m beginning to question it all.
– Terri-Ann Jones
Every Tuesday at Solomon Grundy, M20 Collective hosts its weekly showcase of some of the many, many diverse musical talents in and around M20. This week, all of our acts feature strong female lead vocals, over a backdrop of indie/acoustic/folk/alternative/rock vibes… It’s a chance to discover some of the wonderful creativity, and who knows? Maybe you’ll find your favourite artist you’ve never heard.
Check out the sounds of this week’s acts before you come down:
And did I mention that its £0? We’ll see you Tuesday!