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Old 19-10-2010, 14:53   #31
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No,But I think they did the front up.

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Old 20-10-2010, 14:51   #32
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Just had a look at the video, Gayle. If this is the culmination of your efforts to bring "ART" to accy then I rather fancy that you and your 'creative' chums at Creativity Works (surely a misnomer there) have been wasting your time and our money. It is trite, twee, obvious and, what is probably worse, Derivative. I think the only nearly original thing in the whole piece was the crotcheting and that was nothing to write home about. Marks out of 10....
2 for managing to get the name of the town right.
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Old 20-10-2010, 15:56   #33
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How much did it all cost, I'm sure many people would be very interested on who funded this project and how much - does any one know?
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Old 20-10-2010, 16:12   #34
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I'll try again.

I found the film to be old fashioned.

It was what Creature Comforts were doing in the early nineties, using pre-recorded interviews.

The animation didn't add to the film. It just left me wanting to see who was actually being interviewed.

As a piece of film it's unlikely to win any prizes for innovation.
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Old 20-10-2010, 16:19   #35
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The film was made by a local film company, Huckleberry Films. It was funded by the Arts Council and was commissioned by myself on behalf of Creativity Works and Hyndburn Borough Council. The cost of the film was less than £3k.

Huckleberry Films is made up of two local people who live in Accrington. They were extremely proud of the work that they had done and HBC and the Arts Council were thrilled with it as well. So far it has received praise from all quarters apart from here and has already received near 800 hits on YouTube. It has been sent all around the world.

Here are some of the quotes from emails that I have been sent.

"I just watched animating Accy, it was wonderful I have sent the link to
family and friends abroad to show them what they are missing." Partners in Policy Making

"We were all very impressed with this.
Do you know who ‘owns’ it and whether it would be OK for us to show it in the public area at the police station?" Sgt at Accrington Police Station

"Love it ) Really love it ) x" Accrington Stanley Football Club

"This is fantastic !! Thank you." Teacher at Accrington Academy

I haven't put their names because I haven't asked them whether I can quote them.

The purpose of the project over all is to promote the town and to support local businesses. Without a doubt it has achieved that. Along with being sent around the world it is supporting a local film company who on the back of this have been invited to an interview for another commission with a private company. This funding has helped them to develop their business. You also have to remember that the company in question is local and they spend their pound locally, so it's going directly into Accrington's economy.

I appreciate that art is subjective and you may not like it, you may think it's derivative although we prefer to say 'inspired by' but what you can not deny is that it is achieving what it set out to achieve.

I didn't ask for any posts to be removed and I didn't actually report any but I felt like it. I presume the mods removed them because some were incorrect and downright abusive. I almost asked for the whole thread and my account to be deleted but in the end decided that wasn't worth it.
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Old 20-10-2010, 16:21   #36
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How much did it all cost, I'm sure many people would be very interested on who funded this project and how much - does any one know?

I know the question has been asked but don't recall seeing an answer. As well as the cost it would be good to know the target audience.
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Old 20-10-2010, 16:21   #37
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Oh, and by the way - the crotcheting got mentioned in the Guardian the other day, in a really positive article. Again promoting Accrington in a creative and positive way.
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Old 20-10-2010, 16:42   #38
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'It was the potential for marrying art and knitting that appealed to Rachael Elwell, a fine artist based in Salford. Since discovering Sayeg in 2008 – and doing a bit of yarn bombing herself, notably a cosy for a garden shed – her work has taken a turn for the woolly. This month, she's running a project called Crocheting Accy: once a week, she sits in the indoor market in Accrington, teaching passers-by how to crochet, then transforming their creations into a floral installation. Like Sayeg, she has been amazed by people's reactions. "I've come to realise that knitting has a strong community vibe to it," she says. "Everyone's got a social connection to it."
The graffiti knitting epidemic | Art and design | The Guardian

Nero fiddled whilst Rome burned.

French peasants knitted whilst the guillotine fell.

Accrington crocheted whilst the town centre died.

Whoop-de-doo.
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Old 20-10-2010, 16:47   #39
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At least someone it trying to highlight Accrington.....
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Old 20-10-2010, 16:52   #40
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It's been announced today that Arts Council funding has been cut by 30%. Hopefully we'll not have to suffer any more of this nonsense.

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Accrington crocheted
Don't you mean crotcheted?
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It's been announced today that Arts Council funding has been cut by 30%. Hopefully we'll not have to suffer any more of this nonsense.



Don't you mean crotcheted?
Get knotted.



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Old 20-10-2010, 17:29   #42
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Isn't that what 'tatting' is, dear?
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Old 20-10-2010, 17:40   #43
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Oh, and by the way - the crotcheting got mentioned in the Guardian the other day, in a really positive article. Again promoting Accrington in a creative and positive way.
Take no notice Gayle it might not be my cup of tea, art isn't full stop but at least your trying to bring something different to Hyndburn, you carry on
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Take no notice Gayle it might not be my cup of tea, art isn't full stop but at least your trying to bring something different to Hyndburn, you carry on
Isn't that how your mate runs the council ? stuff everybody's opinion and carry on
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Isn't that what 'tatting' is, dear?
Isn't tatting money for old rope?

Or is that macramé?

Pictures of vintage cars, made out of clock parts, now that is art.

Think I'll apply for a grant, before the funding's cut.

Putting the tick back into Hyndburn's tock.
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