Well, a quiet month last time - in fact, so quiet we sort of cancelled! A nice time was had by those who did show, round at our place with a bottle or 3 of wine - but we would still love to see you at Tchai Ovna (Otago Lane) on Friday 31st from 8-10pm for an extravaganza of stimulating art and talk (with the pub after!)...
First up, we have Sophia Young, who'll be reading from her play, 'The Crucifixion of Mary'. This should be strong, challenging stuff...
Next, we have a repeat show of last month's proposed work:Tim Sandys is a graphic artist and painter living and working in the west end. He'll be bringing along some very large canvasses and some smaller pieces too! Expect to talk about the body... See his work here for a sneak preview: http://www.timsandys.co.uk And last, but certainly not least, we have Dan O'Carroll. A stalwart of KYT and a very talented writer, Dan will be revealing (shyly) a new short story - or maybe a bit of his novel? Either way, well worth hearing...
So do come along and get involved - and bring a friend or 5... As you'll know, it's best to fill Tchai Ovna if possible, to avoid late-evening hookah parties and to generate the requisite vibe!
All the best,
Once again, apologies for short notice on the Kelvin Young Team evening - we forgot February runs out early!
Still, a cool evening in prospect for this coming Friday - 24th... First up, we'll have Dan O'Carroll reading from his novel in progress (or maybe a short story, who knows?), then Tim Sandys presenting his paintings (very large canvases!) and (possibly) discussing the hinterland between fine art and p
hotoshop... As ever, there'll be a chance for interactive discussion throughout each presentation - and we'll also have a special half hour or so at the end dedicated to hearing how you're all finding the show so far after 4 of our splendid evenings. We're keen to hear any ideas, thoughts, complaints, recipes, etc.
Please do come along - usual venue (Tchai Ovna in Otago Lane) and usual time (8pm). Please also try and bring a friend! As you may know, unless we fill the place there's always the possibility of noisy hookah smokers disturbing things late on!
Look forward to seeing you all there!
Some information about this event from Michael Venditozzi:
Eight o'clock - usual venue of Tchai Ovna tearooms on Otago Lane, near Kelvinbridge.
Details of what we'll be serving up below!:
By way of an experiment, we'll be presenting two lots of work by John Lammie (visual artist) and Michael Venditozzi (poet) in an interactive fashion! They'll be joined by Nicola McCartney (top playwright and director) to initiate discussion around cross-pollination between different art forms. Michael will be reading from a work in progress, John will be presenting and discussing some relevant pieces of sculpture, and Nicola will be responding both as reader/viewer/critic and artist. We think it'll make for an engaging and stimulating hour or so - and we hope you'll all feel free to get involved, chip in your tuppence worth, etc. We'll sort of be making it up as we go along (well, a bit!) - we don't mind which order things happen in and the idea is to kind of replicate live the process of thinking about and making work.
Come join us!
Just to let you know about our next monthly evening on Friday 25th November at Tchai Ovna cafe in Otago Lane (off Otago St.) in the west end of Glasgow (near Kelvinbridge - see map below). The evening will run from 8-10pm. As usual, we'll be featuring work from members of the 'Team' - a combination of presentation with some form of interactive element. It's really up to the person reading/presenting - they might take questions afterwards, they might do the whole thing involving the audience. The idea is to have a forum where people interested or working in arts of various kinds can meet and swop perspectives and responses. It should be pretty informal - the last evening was really cool and seemed to work well, and we'd love to see you there again! Please also feel free to invite anyone else you think may be interested...
Tchai Ovna is a really great venue! It is a proper tea-house (amazing selection from all over the world!) but also sells excellent, inexpensive food and drink (not alcohol) and will be serving throughout the evening. It is wee and cosy though, so come early if you want a seat!
Madeleine Cadwallender (Dassini) - Reading from a novel in progress
Marion Bernard - 'On Native Canadian Literature' (with an emphasis on the literature of Quebec)
Nicola McCartney: Our favourite playwright and theatre Director on her own work
Some information about this event from Michael Venditozzi:
'Just wanted to tell you about an 'arts collective' (very loose one!) I've got going in Glasgow. We're called the 'Kelvin Young Team' (like a wee gang!) and are mostly friends who live near the River Kelvin (apart from a few farther-flung folk in London and America) and aren't really so young anymore... So far we have writers, visual artists, filmakers and a theatre director, and the idea is generally to support each other's work, maybe collaborate in it, and generally promote awareness of the arts, especially locally.
Anyway, we'll be hosting a monthly evening at Tchai Ovna cafe in Otago Lane (off Otago St.) in the west end of Glasgow, near Kelvinbridge. The evenings will take place on the last Friday of each month and run from 8-10pm. Generally, we'll be featuring work from members of the 'Team' - and we'll also be putting on special events, eg. readings/performances by visiting artists. The flavour of the evenings will be a combination of presentation of work (often in progress) with an interactive element. It's really up to the person reading/presenting - they might take questions afterwards, they might do the whole thing involving the audience. The idea is to have a forum where people interested or working in arts of various kinds can meet and swop perspectives and responses. It should be pretty informal (no big artist-audience split & not at all poncey!), the work contemporary but always of high quality...
The first evening will be on October 28th and we'd love to see you there! Please also feel free to invite anyone else you think may be interested. Tchai Ovna is a really cool venue! It is a proper tea-house (amazing selection from all over the world!) but also sells excellent, inexpensive food and drink (not alcohol) and will be serving throughout the evening. It is wee and cosy though, so come early if you want a seat!'
The line-up for our first evening is:
- Julia Jeffrey: Graphic Artist and Sculptor
- Nicola McCartney: Playwright and Theatre Director
- Dan O'Carroll: Novelist and Short Story Writer
- Michael Venditozzi: Poet