- Meetup: Let's Meetup in King's Lynn
Are you an artist, based in or around King's Lynn, interested in technology, a technologist interested in art or just someone interested in arts and technology? Join us to discuss some of the new and exciting opportunities taking place on your doorstep - including Collusion's next project in Lynn. ---------- Does Lynn need a creative incubater space? Marion Catlin, creator of the Shift Norwich (http://www.theshiftnorwich.org.uk/about-the-shift.html) will be talking about the 'King's Lynn Creative Hub Study', and what the future holds for Lynn as a potential centre for creative industries in West Norfolk and the region. We will also be joined by writer/director Kasper de Graaf (https://bit.ly/2QreB7h) - "Kasper is a journalist by training, who edited New Sounds New Styles magazine, co-managed racing driver Damon Hill in Formula Ford and produced documentaries for Paul McCartney. He is a Partner in design and communications consultancy 53K LLP and has also written books about 1980s pop bands Culture Club and Duran Duran, including Duran Duran Unseen with co-author Malcolm Garrett and photographer Paul Edmond who both also worked for New Sounds New Styles. CEO of Images&Co (https://www.images.co.uk/blog). We will be discussing our brand new festival combining live performance, projection and augmented reality, set to take place in King's Lynn this winter, thanks to a £49,000 grant from the Arts Council England - more here - https://www.west-norfolk.gov.uk/news/article/489/a_new_public_art_festival_to_light_up_kings_lynn_this_winter We will also be discussing brand new Code Clubs for budding programmers in the area. Essential for designers, developers, marketers, and creatives. ---------- There will be teas, coffees, and biscuits. This event is FREE. Kindly hosted by the King's Lynn Festival (http://www.kingslynnfestival.org.uk/). Supported by Arts Council England (http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/), Cambridge & Peterborough Combined Authority (http://cambridgeshirepeterborough-ca.gov.uk/), Arm (https://www.arm.com/), Cambridge Consultants (https://www.cambridgeconsultants.com/home), The Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk (https://www.west-norfolk.gov.uk/) and Cambridge Junction (https://junction.co.uk).
- Collusion Workshop: Active Reality
PLEASE NOTE: To book a place on this workshop please visit www.collusion.org.uk/events Using site-specific artworks, technology and stories, Collusion is pioneering a new way to think about how towns and cities can engage with placemaking. ‘Active Reality’ is how all these creative elements come together to create compelling narratives that bring a town to life and encourage exploration and enquiry. Suitable for artists, SME’s and non-technical people who wish to explore what placemaking can achieve. Led by Collusion (www.collusion.org.uk) BOOK NOW>> www.collusion.org.uk/events 15 places available | 18+ | Booking essential | £25 Kindly supported by Arts Council England (http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/), the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority (http://cambridgeshirepeterborough-ca.gov.uk/), Arm (https://www.arm.com/), Cambridge Consultants (https://www.cambridgeconsultants.com/home), Cambridge Junction (https://www.junction.co.uk/), and the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk (https://www.west-norfolk.gov.uk/). We look forward to seeing you there!
- Let’s talk about art and tech in King’s Lynn
Join us to find out more about next steps for Collusion’s programme in King’s Lynn and West Norfolk. Perfect for artists, filmmakers, designers, performers, technologists, coders in the area. Please save the date and watch this space for more information!
- Collusion Workshop: A-Frame
Explore A-Frame, the increasingly popular way to develop virtual reality projects for the web. We will take you through how you can drop your virtual reality assets into A-frame and build content for playing on Google Cardboard, HTC Vive and other platforms. Book now as places are limited! Places are allocated on a FIRST COME FIRST SERVED basis. IMPORTANT - You MUST leave a contact number and email address for us to be able to contact you and confirm your place on the workshop. If we do not have this information, WE CANNOT CONFIRM YOUR PLACE. - In order for these sessions to be free to you they are highly subsidised. Please let us know if you cannot attend a workshop AT LEAST a week beforehand and we will endeavor to fill your place. ---------- Supported by Arts Council England (http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/), GCGP LEP (http://www.gcgp.co.uk/), Arm (https://www.arm.com/) Cambridge Consultants (https://www.cambridgeconsultants.com/home), The Borough Council of King's Lynn and West Norfolk (https://www.west-norfolk.gov.uk/), and kindly hosted by King's Lynn Arts Centre (http://www.kingslynnarts.co.uk/). We look forward to seeing you there!
- Collusion Workshop: VR Authoring
Sign up for Collusion's first workshop of our brand new events programme for 2018 and learn how to create art inside virtual reality. Led by designer and illustrator Lee Mason (http://www.lee-mason.co.uk/), the session will be ideal for beginners and intermediate artists, designers, animators and content creators. Book now as places are limited! Places are allocated on a FIRST COME FIRST SERVED basis. - Due to high demand, places are limited to TWO WORKSHOPS PER PERSON. This may however be waived in the event that a workshop becomes under-subscribed. IF YOU HAVE ALREADY SIGNED UP USING THE GOOGLE FORM, YOU DO NOT NEED TO ALSO REGISTER HERE. Supported by Arts Council England (http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/), GCGP LEP (http://www.gcgp.co.uk/), Arm (https://www.arm.com/) Cambridge Consultants (https://www.cambridgeconsultants.com/home), The Borough Council of King's Lynn and West Norfolk (https://www.west-norfolk.gov.uk/), and kindly hosted by King's Lynn Arts Centre (http://www.kingslynnarts.co.uk/). We look forward to seeing you there!
- Let's meetup to follow-up on the King's Lynn R&D Challenge
Dear King's Lynn in_collusion:arts & technology meetup group members We really hope you were able to join us for the launch weekend of the King's Lynn R&D Challenge on the last weekend in September. The feedback we received on the four prototype projects was fantastic and everyone thought they were fabulous! If you missed the launch weekend, check out this film which was produced by Collusion with filmmaker and Elements team member, Gavin Toomey (http://beautifultrain.com/collusion). King's Lynn Showcase September 2017: https://vimeo.com/242061862 There's more photos and media coverage here http://www.collusion.org.uk/kingslynn . Join us at this meetup to celebrate the R&D Challenge and touchdown as a group for one last time in 2017. Hope to see you there! the Collusion team
- Let's meetup to launch the King's Lynn R&D Challenge projects
Dear King's Lynn in_collusion:arts & technology meetup group members Earlier in the year you may have been aware that we were recruiting four teams of people to take part in the King's Lynn R&D Challenge to create interactive new projections for the King's Lynn Lumiere system. Well, the teams are just completing their prototype projects and they are fabulous! We're showing the projects for one weekend only... 7 - 9pm on Friday 29 Sept to Sunday 1 Oct 2017. We'd love you to come along and see them, helping us to test the projects and share your feed back. There's more info including locations here http://www.collusion.org.uk/kingslynn . It would be great if you could help to spread the word about the project too - tell your friends, family, neighbours, colleagues! To celebrate the launch we're holding a short reception at King's Lynn Arts Centre at 6pm on Friday 29 September and we'd like to invite you to join us. Please RSVP here to book your space. Note: spaces are limited to 30 people with max of one guest each and RSVP closes 6pm on 28 Sept. Hope to see you soon! the Collusion team
- Collusion presents Serious Impact: Meet & Greet
Collusion presents a Serious Impact Meet & Greet event for potential and established entrepreneurs and founders in Kings Lynn. This information session offers an informal opportunity to gain an insight into the range of free support available to you and your venture and guidance on what might be the best route of support for you. Serious Impact's experienced advisors will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. To register please click on the Join Us above to RSVP. Collusion is pleased to be colluding with Allia and Serious Impact on this event;
- Let’s get together and form a team
Starting in May, Collusion will run our first R&D challenge in King’s Lynn. We are looking for artists and creative technologists to take part who’re up for learning some new skills and seeing how they can apply the skills in the creation of new projection-based works. This session will be informal and we will share details about the project, answer questions, and help match-make people to form teams with a good mix of skills. More info & timings: 6pm: Arrive 6.10pm - 6.20pm: Brief introduction from Rachel, Collusion co-director on the company and the in_collusion (http://www.collusion.org.uk/CreativeEnterprise) programme. 6.20pm - 6.30pm: Hear from Marcus Romer (http://marcusromer.com/), artist and Collusion Creative Associate. 6.30pm - 7.30pm: Skills matching session led by Rachel, Marcus and Rich Hall, Collusion's Project Manager (Tech). 7.30 - 8.00pm: Meet, mingle and chat over a cuppa. 8.00pm: Close --- This is an open invite so please feel free to bring along people who you believe would be right for this project with good skills to feed into a team. We will be on-hand to make connections and facilitate introductions. Team members should have a professional track record. By professional we mean anyone who identifies this as their primary activity or who has working experience of a particular field. The creative industries is a diverse field and we welcome applications from all routes. More information on the project: The full brief, application and Q&A can be found here: collusion.org.uk/kingslynn (http://www.collusion.org.uk/kingslynn). The project will take place between May and September 2017. This is primarily a professional development opportunity for artists and creative technologists, living in the King’s Lynn and West Norfolk area. The in_collusion (http://www.collusion.org.uk/CreativeEnterprise) programme aims to support new practice, skills and networks through action based projects.
- Let's meet and talk about arts & tech
Are you an artist, based in or around King's Lynn, interested in technology, a technologist interested in art or just someone interested in arts and technology? Come and find out more in a relaxed, sociable environment. Collusion's in_collusion programme is coming to King's Lynn. We're planning a series of R&D projects that'll explore technologies such as projection mapping, working with live data streams, and interactivity, and we want you to be part of it. More info & timings: 6pm: arrive 6.10pm - 6.30pm: Brief introduction from Rachel & Simon, Collusion co-directors on the company and the in_collusion programme. 6.30pm - 6.50pm: Talk from Heinrich & Palmer (http://www.heinrichpalmer.co.uk/), artists who specialise in site-specific projection and installation. Their work has explored projection, light, illusion, interactivity and immersive installations and previous architectural projections include Fastbuild (http://www.heinrichpalmer.co.uk/page15.htm), 1996; Gatefold (http://www.heinrichpalmer.co.uk/page10.htm), 2005 and Centrefold (http://www.heinrichpalmer.co.uk/page9.htm), 2007. 6.50pm - 7.00pm: Rich, Collusion's project manager talks tech 7.00 - 7.20pm: Open discussion, Q&A 7.20pm: Meet, mingle and chat over a beer. 9.00pm: Close Talk Anna & Leon will talk about their experiences of working site specifically with light and projection and share some of their thoughts on reality, illusion, virtual reality, interactivity and the interface between audiences, sites and artworks. The aim of their talk is to open up discussion about how dynamic and engaging projects can be developed in King’s Lynn. Speaker info | Anna Heinrich & Leon Palmer Having worked together for over 26 years, the partnership create multi-media installations and interventions in response to a wide range of sites, often within the public realm across the UK and abroad. Their artistic journey is guided by a fascination with blurring the boundaries between real and virtual space and material and architecture. ------------------------------------- Collusion's talent development programme, in_collusion, works with artists, technologists and academics to enhance creative technology skills, transfer knowledge across sectors, and create great new work. Join our meetup and come to this session to find out more and meet like-minded people. The first Meetup will introduce our plans, bring local arts and tech people together and start a really exciting new network. Hope to see you there!