Firestation Arts & Culture works hard to expand it’s scope of activities and enrich the cultural life in the region and further a field. Here are a few of of our other projects you may like.
BEAT is a magazine dedicated to showcasing and feeding into the cultural life of Windsor and the surrounding region.
BEAT provides a platform for the artists, writers, dancers, photographers, musicians and filmmakers living and working in the region, talks to their audience and promotes a broad spectrum cultural activity and debate.
The Microgallery, co-ordinated by the Firestation Centre for Arts & Culture, is a digital resource developed to showcase contemporary video, film and time-based art works. Institutions and organisations can request a feed from the Micro Gallery to present cutting edge, new artists and artworks in their offices, schools, libraries and so on.
To celebrate the UK 2012 Olympic Games and to build lasting attractions in the region, Firestation Arts & Culture has created The Games Walk – a public art trail and performance festival on the bridges and riverbanks between the Brunel designed Windsor Railway Bridge and Dorney Rowing Lake.
The Games Walk is a public arts playground, offering an exciting and approachable series of temporary and permanent artworks. We also launched a performance festival that coincided with the Olympic events themselves, and showcased the cultural achievements in the region. We were part of the London 2012 Inspire Mark programme for the performance festival. Between the 27th of July and the 12th of August we scrapped our hire fees for our three venues as well as programming local and emerging performers on site at Eton Dorney to entertain spectators. [check out the photos on the Games Walk website]
The arts trail project has been especially chosen to include the local community along with the resident companies and societies that exist and contribute to life on the Thames Corridor.
Local artists and crafts people have worked with community members to create a series of unique site specific art works along the Thames Path, from an audio installaion as part of The Talking Bridge to a giant mural where you can add your own sound bite, there is alot to experience and interact with on the trail. Download our activities pack from the website so you and your family can discover even more with the trail.
Visit www.thegameswalk.com for full details.
Stay tuned for more updates, you can even follow @TheGamesWalk on Twitter to see what we’re up to.
Fireythings is a bespoke publishing platform cultivating and supporting the very best in cultural products and critically engaged thought. Exisiting at the interface between art and the imagination, culture and new technologies, Fireythings recognises the fragile relationship between content and delivery and seeks to explore the boundaries and possibilities of both.
You’ll find more Fireythings information at www.fireythings.com
The Firestation Residents Programme
The Firestation’s Residents Programme works closely with a growing number of professional artists and companies, offering a supportive environment to develop creative practice, training opportunities and artistic vision. The programme offers residents expert business support, a cultural home and sense of place, work space, stability and a ready audience to develop their work in a supportive and unhindered environment.
Our Residents Programme is supported by Arts Council England.
You’ll find more about our residents programme here
Lemonade – A Nomadic Gallery
More details coming soon….
The tWindsor Project is a community arts project administered by Firestation Arts & Culture, encouraging the whole region to share their thoughts, feelings and activities online.
Whether you’re popping out to the shops, falling in love, out with friends, having an argument or musing on the finer points of life, The tWindsor Project needs to know!
Join us in creating a unique portrait of the region made from the personal experiences of it’s residents.
To post to The tWindsor Project you can send a direct message ‘Add Me!’ to @twindsorproject from your Twitter account to have all your tweets added automatically to the project.