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Seven Days in Seven Dials
Submitted by on August 5, 2010 – 7:12 pm3 Comments

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About : Seven Days in Seven Dials: A week in the life of London’s Cultural Quarters
Last month Proboscis and our FJF Placements Shalene Barnett and Karine Dorset worked with with participants on Seven Days in Seven Dials. Three books made by participants in the project are now available to download. The project involved a temporary exhibition, films, podcasts and books put together by participants from London’s Culture Quarter Programme working with podcasters, photographers, artists and the team behind the Empty Shops Network touring project. For a week ten artists and thirty young people employed on placements in some of London’s leading cultural institutions used 18 Short’s Gardens as a studio. During the week the group explored the area gathering local stories, histories and connections and captured a snapshot of life in Seven Dials in film, sound, photography and writing.

Seven Days in Seven Dials was devised by Dan Thompson from artistsandmakers.com and Dan Williams from Culture Quarter Programme and involved Richard Vobes, Steve Bomford, Michael Radcliffe, Natasha Middleton and Proboscis. Over thirty young people were involved from placements in the following institutions: Create KX in Kings Cross; Exhibition Road Cultural Group and the Victoria and Albert Museum in South Kensington; organisations from the West End Culture Quarter (including The Hospital Club, The Design Council, National Portrait Gallery, English National Opera, Royal Opera House and Somerset House) and Proboscis.

Seven Days in Seven Dials: A week in the life of London’s Cultural Quarters, a book documenting the project and its workshops

Seven Days in Seven Dials: Photography, work from the photography workshop

The Alternative, Whistle Stop Tour of the West End Cultural Quarter, a tour of the Culture Quarter written by participants in the programme

Published August 2010

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Coventry Market: public spaces, meeting places by Alice Angus
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About : A book of drawings of Coventry indoor Market, by Alice Angus,  commissioned for the artistsandmakers.com Empty Shops Network Tour created by artist Dan Thompson . It follows from her earlier commission to draw Granville Arcade in Brixton for the tour, also an eBook available on Diffusion.

Published May 2010

Alice Angus, co-director of Proboscis, is an artist inspired by rethinking concepts and perceptions of landscape and human relationships to the land. Over the last six years she has been creating a body of art work exploring concepts proximity and remoteness, technology and presence, against the lived experience and local knowledge of a place. In 2003, Alice was the only non-Canadian to participate in the first Artist in the Park residency in Ivvavik National Park in the Northern Yukon, organised by Parks Canada.

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Coventry Empty Shop by Dan Thompson
Submitted by on April 26, 2010 – 11:54 amOne Comment

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About : Photographs and a brief description of the third week of the Empty Shops Network Tour in Coventry.

Published April 2010

Dan Thompson is an artist and writer with an interest in using redundant spaces which has taken in theatres, cinemas and empty shops. He has written widely about empty shops for arts and regeneration magazines. he is founder of the Revolutionary Arts Group and the Empty Shops Network.

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Carlisle Empty Shop by Dan Thompson
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About : Photographs and a brief description of the second week of the Empty Shops Network Tour in Carlisle, Cumbria, hosted by Arcade Art.

Published March 2010

Dan Thompson is an artist and writer with an interest in using redundant spaces which has taken in theatres, cinemas and empty shops. He has written widely about empty shops for arts and regeneration magazines. He is founder of the Revolutionary Arts Group and the Empty Shops Network.

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Cummerbundery Volume 1: The Collected Tweets of Brandon Cummerbund by Russ Bravo
Submitted by on March 17, 2010 – 7:18 pm2 Comments

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About : Brandon Cummerbund is an Edwardian wag, gastronome, gargler and semi-retired topiarist whose salutary tales, bizarre friends and chaotic household have entertained those in the Twitterverse for, ooh … more than a year. He can be followed at twitter.com/CummerbundEsq and his tweets are regular herded onto http://russbravo.wordpress.com

Cummerbundery Vol 1: The Collected Tweets of Brandon Cummerbund provides a brief introduction to the considered work, breakfasts and nonsense of this eccentric gent. Enjoy. His agent, the Rt Hon Russ Bravo, may be contacted for speaking engagements at the above blog.

Published March 2010

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Tags: bookleteer, Brandon Cummerbund, empty shops, fiction, Russ Bravo, satire, wit

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Granville Arcade: empty spaces and meeting places by Alice Angus
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About : A book of drawings by Alice Angus made during a week long project exploring Granville Arcade in Brixton Market on the first leg of artistsandmakers.com Empty Shops Network Tour to six towns across England, created by artist Dan Thompson. Alice joined Dan, Jan Williams (Caravan Gallery), Steve Bomford, Natasha Middleton and podcaster Richard Vobes, for lively discussion and to create new work on site, you can hear Richard Vobes podcasts of about the project here.

The tour has been organised by the Empty Shops Network, with the first event happening just a week after the project was conceived at a meeting of organisations involved in bringing empty shops and spaces into meanwhile use. After Brixton, the Empty Shops Network project will visit five further towns, with dates in Shoreham by Sea, Coventry, Cumbria and Durham to be confirmed in coming weeks. See artistsandmakers.com for details.

You can see drawings and images from the Brixton week here.

Published March 2010

Alice Angus, co-director of Proboscis, is an artist inspired by rethinking concepts and perceptions of landscape and human relationships to the land. Over the last six years she has been creating a body of art work exploring concepts proximity and remoteness, technology and presence, against the lived experience and local knowledge of a place. In 2003, Alice was the only non-Canadian to participate in the first Artist in the Park residency in Ivvavik National Park in the Northern Yukon, organised by Parks Canada.

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Shoreham-by-Sea Empty Shop by Dan Thompson
Submitted by on March 12, 2010 – 4:09 pmOne Comment

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About : Photographs and a brief description of the first week of the Empty Shops Network Tour in Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex.

Published March 2010

Dan Thompson is an artist and writer with an interest in using redundant spaces which has taken in theatres, cinemas and empty shops. He has written widely about empty shops for arts and regeneration magazines. he is founder of the Revolutionary Arts Group and theEmpty Shops Network.

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Tags: artists and makers, bookleteer, Dan Thompson, empty shops

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Empty Shops Workbook by Dan Thompson
Submitted by on February 27, 2010 – 8:44 amOne Comment

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About : A practical, step-by-step guide to using empty spaces for arts and community projects – and while empty shops are a focus, the skills can be applied to other temporary and meanwhile projects. Produced by the Empty Shops Network with support from the Meanwhile Project and a-n magazine.

Published as a Diffusion eBook February 2010

Dan Thompson is an artist and writer with an interest in using redundant spaces which has taken in theatres, cinemas and empty shops. He has written widely about empty shops for arts and regeneration magazines. he is founder of the Revolutionary Arts Group and the Empty Shops Network.

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Tags: art, bookleteer, collaboration, Community & Events, Dan Thompson, empty shops, entrepreneurship, urbanism

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