Creative Champions – 25/06/20

Get Involved

Creative Bath Awards are still open for applications…just! The deadline is Thursday 25th June at midday! The awards cover  all kinds of categories from Agency, Apps, Art, Creative Space, Designers, Film, Innovation, Makers, Inspiring Individual… the list goes on! Head over to the Creative Bath Awards page to find out more information.

They have also launched ‘Creative Bath Presents’ which is a series of online upskilling events. Planned topics include using social media for business, working with SquareSpace, videography, presenting (in person and online), digital marketing and creating motion graphics.

If you want to get involved get in touch with them. [email protected]

Bath College –  Virtual Open day on 30th June

Bath College has reassured students that their courses will start in September and safely. They still have their virtual open day available coming up on the 30th June between 1 and 4pm. They have information  on all their courses, from Post 16 Full-time courses, Apprenticeships, Higher Education/Degree Level Courses, Foundation Learning/SEND Facilities, Adult Community Learning/Free Courses, Free Distance Learning Courses and Love2Learn Leisure Courses. Pre-register here.

Komedia are still streaming events on their Youtube channel. This Saturday, 27th June, the Ministry of Burlesque are back with a great lineup.

Fusing the wild, weird and witty traditions of circus, cabaret and burlesque, The Ministry of Burlesque’s Cabaret unfolds as a bold and daring, ever evolving new-variety experience.  Enjoy a myriad of musical comedy masters, provocative prima donnas, enigmatic exotic dancers and astonishing feats of human grace – all balanced on a contemporary knife edge. Watch it at 8.30pm on Saturday.

Freelancers Make Theatre Work have launched a survey because there’s very little data available about theatre freelancers. So, we’ve partnered with Curtain Call to make this survey to try to understand what impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had on our livelihoods. All data is anonymous and the survey will take less than 5 minutes. Take the survey here.

Bath Spa Productions – Spark Fest runs from 24th – 30th June and is an exciting innovative and thought provoking series of projects created by students, staff and alumni of Bath Spa University all available completely for free online.

10am on 26th June – Julius Caesar: a Radio Drama is a shortened version of William Shakespeare’s play, adapted for an audio-only experience.

Four films being streamed consecutively from 6pm on 25th June including Milk, a film about women who are raised knowing quite quickly that their bodies do not belong to them. Another is call Continue Living, about losing a loved one or friend to suicide. Book Now!

James Shaw – Volley Design

James has launched his 9th lockdown blog of creative resources. This one highlights the work of the local stores now open including Flamingo, Mr B’s Emporium, Art Cohort on Chelsea Road and Minerva Art Supplies. He also features Lecture The Happy Book Company and their new book, The Girl who walked to the Moon. Read his latest blog post here.

Film and TV

I can hardly believe it’s been twenty years since Aardman Animations: Chicken Run came out. They announced this week that a sequel is on the way! It will be released by Netflix.

Peter Lord, Aardman Co-Founder and Creative Director says; “Fans around the world have waited patiently for a sequel idea worthy of Chicken Run so we’re delighted to announce, on the 20th anniversary, that we’ve found the perfect story. Netflix feels like the ideal creative partner for this project too: they celebrate the film-maker, which means we can make the film we want to make – the one we really care about – and share it with a global audience.”

Having pulled off a death-defying escape from Tweedy’s farm, Ginger has finally found her dream – a peaceful island sanctuary for the whole flock, far from the dangers of the human world. When she and Rocky hatch a little girl called Molly, Ginger’s happy ending seems complete. But back on the mainland the whole of chicken-kind faces a new and terrible threat. For Ginger and her team, even if it means putting their own hard-won freedom at risk – this time, they’re breaking in! Read more about the sequel now!

Little Fires Everywhere

Following the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. Set in Shaker Heights, Ohio in the 1990s.

There are 8 episodes and it is based on a book of the same name. It stars Reese Witherspoon as Elena Richardson who is the mother of four children and a local journalist. The story explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the danger in believing that following the rules can avert disaster. Available on Amazon Prime.