Resident artists: Burroughs Machine, Luke Betts, Alec Shepley, Live Collage
Christmas Day : Free three course lunch for 70 people. Great success. Tremendous support from Connells Greengrocers, Redhill Farm, Buildbase, Morrisons, Tesco, Gainsborough Lions, All Saints Parish Church and many others. £212 donated, inc £50 for mugged lady.
Sunday 13 December : Christmas Fayre. 30+ stalls.
Great success with the neighbourhood out in numbers
Friday 20 November : Mind Your P's and Q. Pie, Peas, Pudding, Quiz
Thursday 19 November : Liberte, Fraternite, Egalite, Solidarite. Words from Slumgoths Marley Walker, Kayleigh Lonsdale, Megan Bogg and Phaedra Pamphilon-Green, curate at All Saints; 89 candles lit by 89 people to commemorate the people who died in the Bataclan; music from Slumgoths (Cameron, Decon, Jay, Jordan, Kevin, Kyler, Rob), Bleeding Tooth and Keith Stares. Very moving
Curio is a miniature mobile gallery, which has been specifically designed in order to encourage and support collaborative artistic practice between the curator and invited artists. At the heart of the project is the objective to create an experimental environment that invites the development of potentially open-ended work and encourages progression through experimentation. By design Curio has the ability to operate within a variety of environments, because of this Curio encourages artists to take inspiration from public settings, facilitating a connection between the public space and its inhabitants and the work
An extension of Curio the Case of Curio is a mobile exhibition based on the theme of 19th century cabinets of curiosities, using interesting aesthetics of cases as vehicles to house new works. At the heart of all Curio projects is accessibility, and in light of this Curio invites artists to explore the subject of curiosity, and to explore how the notion of curiosity can be interpreted, in forms that are able to exist in both traditional and non-traditional exhibition environments. Nicholas Simpson, curator
Artists: Amy Hewitt Kate Buckley (KAC), Ross Oliver, G A S T, Ellen Astrid Brady, Fiona Parkinson, Amir Ghazi-Noory, James Richardson, Dawn Richmond-Gordon, Rob Britt, Nicholas Simpson, Alec Shepley, Flic, Elizabeth Wright, FBI, John Stocker and Ian Manicom
Thursday 30 July : Slumgothic Teenage Art Project. First screening of Shut The Fuck Up's film XCYT Welcome to Conditioning with POPCORN followed by x-church tour and STAP brainstorm entitled "DON'T SHUT THE FUCK UP, TELL US WHAT YOU THINK" followed by PIZZA
18 July-1 August : EXHIBITION. Waiting Room, the provisional artwork
The deliberately unfinished work can be seen as anticipating a more open, inventive, participatory plurality of voices. It amounts to a proposition to engage in the work productively - in its potential future(s) - and situates those encountering the work in the present - in what Walter Benjamin calls 'the time of the now'. Alec Shepley, curator
Artists: Alec Shepley, Andrew Bracey, Duncan Rowland, Gerard Williams, Joana Cifre Cerda, John Plowman, Kate Buckley, Nathan Baxter
Festival x-24 2015 : 12noon Sat 18 - 12noon Sun 19 July
Free fun and reflection - art, music, poets, games, food, beer
Bag Lady/Bleeding Tooth/Borders/Svan Darc/energise with Studio 8 Gym/fire pit/inflatable gladiators/Joel Watkins-Groves/Live Collage/Micro-monumental/Lizzie Gray/Old Crows/Poets Edson Burton and Katie Grant/Pt Thepunk/Radio Hummingbird/Sam Simmons/Shatner/Silent Disco/Skyline UK/slackline/space hopper races/Waiting Room/x-church Youth Theatre (Welcome to Conditioning). x-24 2015 was a tremendous success. 450+ people and lots of new things made. Planning is underway for 2016. Thanks everybody...
Wednesday 13 May : Mental Health Support Showcase. Managed Care Network plus local organisations
"Deadlights is about overcoming negativity. Specifically, I started writing the lyrics about being in the company of people that I initially thought the world of, that turned out to be awful. They made everything feel like a competition. They were the type of people that would reincarnate themselves over and over just to grab some short lived attention, with no regard for anything or anyone around them. They had no integrity, and that wasn't what I wanted for myself. I got out of there, and that's what Deadlights is about, escaping that negativity, and just generally being the bigger person. I didn't want to waste any more of my time trying to adjust for people that didn't matter, and with that escape, I noticed everything wrong with my life starting to fade away. It's a real angsty one, but the message is that there is a better life waiting for you, you've just got to eliminate the negative". Kehn-Paul Gembalczyk, vocalist
Friday 3 April : Labour Party Fundraiser, Italian street food
Thursday 2 April : World of Dome, dome relaunch ceremony
27 February-28 March : EXHIBITION. THE BURROUGHS MACHINE 2.
DEATH at x-church
Friday 20 February : Old School Fight Club
Thursdays Jan/Feb : Collaborators visual artists working with STAP
Thursday 12 February : GIG. AshestoAngels/Youth/Pt the Punk/JamJam and Robert Lowden
Thursday 5 February : Resident artist Alec Shepley postcard workshop with Slumgothic Teenage Art Project
Jan/Feb : Shooting Fish theatre company working with STAP
Thursday 22 January : "Eclectic Elektrix" weird music STAP session led by Dan Doughty and Casper