Hey somewhereto_ gang, because we’re nice, and know you all like to party, we thought you would like to know about the Tyntesfield Takeover taking place again this year on 22 July 2012.
We’ve teamed up with this free exciting event this year alongside the National Trust- as part of the London 2012 Festival-which will showcase amazing local bands as well as featuring a spectacular graffiti light show- its definitely not one to be missed!
But that’s not all- if you book online now, you’ll be in with the chance to win some amazing prizes too.
The event promises to be big and bold, so don’t miss out, register now.
Michael wanted somewhereto_ showcase his talents and his friends talents.
Scottish somewhereto_ regional coordinators Sarah and Desmond have been working with Michael and ‘The Pop Up Party Event Team’ made up of Michael Beach, Gillian Berry, Amy Joe Fitzpatrick, Gary Gourlay and Charles Stewart; a group of students that wanted to allow their fellow classmates a chance to exhibit to industry, to their peers, in their own style!
The team applied to somewhereto_ for help and assistance to make their event a success. The team had found the perfect location for their exhibition (The Recycling Centre, Dundee). For this event, they wanted the chance to involve as many people as possible, including local DJ’s. The event was a great success for the team and their classmates, allowing them all a chance to show off in a way that Dundee has never seen!
Open up a free space just around the corner here.
Check these guys out - Casually practicing their free running in the Wales Millennium Centre itself!
Andrew and his friends are really keen and talented freerunners. Using their incredible skills, they are setting up a social enterprise where they can teach free running techniques to young people in a safe environment. When they were asked where their dream space to practice their freerunning was they replied with the Wales Millenium Centre.
“somewhereto_ is helping ‘Trick Unique’ loads by helping us branch out by free running in locations we wouldn’t have dreamed of in Wales!”
somewhereto_ introduced the freerunners to the Wales Millenium Centre and they were incredibly supportive and encouraging. They were given a practice day in January and their showcase was held in February. The event went incredibly well and you can see them in action here! The event has changed Alex’s life and increased awareness of freerunning in Wales.
Feel inspired? Check out the spaces we currently have available, and make your own success story out of it. If free running isn’t your thing, it is very very likely we can cater for your passion!
The main lesson was not to patronise young people - they have the skills and talent to manage and organise spaces if given the chance. They also prove that what they may want the space for is different to what people may think.
Olympics Preview of the Day: In a par-for-the-course move when it comes to Olympics sponsorship, the world’s largest McDonald’s is being built in London’s Olympic Park for the 2012 Games. The restaurant, which will seat 1,500, headlines quite the exclusive deal — no other brand name food will be sold in the Olympic Village.
Despite rampant criticism of the juxtaposition of fast food and world-class athletes, an Olympic Committee spokesman defended the move: “Without our partners such as McDonald’s, the games simply wouldn’t happen.”
Overbeck’s has a museum, garden and tea-room and is surrounded by National Trust coast and countryside and perched high up on the cliffs overlooking Salcombe and the sea. It’s the perfect space to be inspired and to let your imagination run wild.
Explore the garden, venture out on to the coast path and use the collections as a background for your creative endeavors. This space is suitable for music, performance, dance, a fashion show, display of artwork - or combination of the above!
The indoor space is a bit limited in size as it is not a big, open hall, but drama groups that have used it in the past have found the staircase, gallery and secret rooms, as well as the winding paths in the garden, add an extra element to their performances. Overbeck’s could be used for ghost hunts or the lawn is a great space for an outdoor exhibition.
The views, the rare exotic plants and quirky collections make this space a great inspiration for artists.
Availability is constricted by opening hours which in 2012 will be 10th March to 5th November 11-5pm everyday. Around that the space is available in the evenings and virtually anytime during the winter. It is available to under 18s as long as you have parental consent to use the space and normally a member of the National Trust staff will need to be on site, but they are very approachable and friendly.