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Saturday Nov 5th “This is The Beginning. After a popular rise over the past year, Manchester based website www.newsicmoos.co.uk is excited to bring itself out of the virtual world through a showcase of events. The first is simply a resident’s party to celebrate and reflect the music policy featured on the site, as well as our love for partying hard in the city we love. Come join us for a shindig at Kraak, an intimate space in the heart of Manchester’s northern quarter, for an eclectic night of bass, house, disco and electronic vibes – from underground to mainstream, and visuals!” NewsicMoos Reviews of the latest electronic, house, dnb, dubstep, garage and any other cool singles. We also piece together the Manchester music scene....

DAVID HOYLE, DARREN PRITCHARD & WOMB – 'NORTHERN LIGHTS'...

DAVID HOYLE’S ‘NORTHERN LIGHTS’ Please join us for a magical evening of contemporary dance with DARREN PRITCHARD, of the internationally acclaimed Susan & Darren and musical experimentation from the all-female collective WOMB plus pre halloween and supernatural happenings… Saturday Oct 8th 7.30 til 10.30pm Fiver Kraak, Alley Way, Stevenson SQ M1 1ER FACEBOOK EVENT http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=171693849576553   Links: David Hoyle http://www.facebook.com/davidhoyleartiste Darren Pritchard http://www.qtine.com/susandarren WOMB...

TAMLYN 11

TAMLYN 11 ARTIST MATT DALBY PART OF THE MANCHESTER ART CRAWL BLOGhttp://tamlyn11.tumblr.com/ TAMLYN will be a text/image/durational performance work drawing on aspects of my existing works ) TH GOOD /OLD W~AY, visual poem boxes, and my @soundpoet twitter feed. The work will continue to be created throughout the duration of the Art Crawl, though it is anticipated that the majority of work will take place on the weekends 2-3, 9-10 and 16 July. ) TH GOOD /OLD W~AY is a poem created using a moveable rubber type ink stamp. The visual poem boxes are designed to be (and have been*) exhibited interspersed among other works. My @soundpoet twitter feed features brief descriptions from around the city. TAMLYN will be a non-sequential text/image/durational performance work consisting of text chalked in a variety of locations, tweets sent from those locations and between them, and photographs from these locations and between them. Objects will also be made and/or left in some locations, and materials gathered to make objects at a later stage. Like both ) TH GOOD /OLD W~AY and my @soundpoet twitter feed the text and other elements of the work will not be pre-composed, but will be created in response to the locations and circumstances on the day. TAMLYN will be partly documented on a specifically created blog, and will use the existing @soundpoet twitter feed with a dedicated #Tamlyn hashtag. The blog will only carry text and images that constitute part of the work TAMLYN. Any reflective writing will be carried by my regular blog santiago’s dead wasp. The chalk text will be photographed, but not every chalk text will be documented on the blog. Only a small number of chalk texts (if any) will duplicate or be duplicated by tweets. The tweets will...

Santiego's Dead Wasp Write-Up of SAFE...

Matt Dalby has written about the Super Awesome Fun Exhibition in his blog Santiego’s Dead Wasp: On Wednesday Super Awesome Fun Exhibition [SAFE] opened at Kraak. It’s the first time I’ve been to Kraak since Queer in August. The exhibition has a definite handmade feel to it. Anecdotally this seems to be part of a movement toward a humanisation and increased emotional intelligence in art that seems to be happening at present. Right in front of you as you enter the space and reaching into all parts is a complex cats-cradle of thin nylon rope. This I believe is the work of Dominic O’Grady, one of four artists in the show. Whether you think of a natural form like cobwebs, or an unnatural form like a ship’s rigging, of the order of a three-dimensional model of an interconnected online world, or of the insanity at the heart of Patrick McGrath’s Spider (or David Cronenberg’s film with it’s great performance from Ralph Fiennes), there’s no doubt the piece is richly allusive. It’s also perhaps easily ignored. Although that might have been the presence of a tv crew lighting the space more strongly than would otherwise be the case. Later when they’d gone it seemed like the lights fell mostly on the centre of the arrangement drawing your eye more effectively. Closer to the entrance and running counter-clockwise across half the space are super-inflated reproductions of photographs each made up of dozens of A4 sheets collaged together. These are of handmade instruments and modifications to instruments taken by Florian Fusco during his interviews with sound artists and musicians across the northwest during his recent residency at Kraak. At least two of the photos are of Paddy Steer‘s equipment. If you’re not familiar with Paddy’s work you...