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Culture @ Home- week 10 – Learn to Beatbox with Ru of The Beatbox Collective

This week we were lucky enough to be joined by Ru of The Beatbox Collective.  In our tenth session, Rupert led us through a series of demonstrations and exercises so that everyone can master the basics of beatboxing.


If you were unable to make the session then why not use our recording of the session to give it a go at home!



Autumn Events at Fareham Library

Wednesday 28th October see’s Rupert Matthews – The History Man visit Fareham Library to discuss The Ghosts of Hampshire.  Tickets are £4 and can be purchased via the library or online.  As with all events at the library this starts at 7pm.

On Wednesday 25th November Charlie Read will lead an evening looking at

The Life and Times of George Formby

This is your chance to hear the life story of the famous British entertainer – plus a sing along to his well known songs


Tickets: £3

Situationism Exhibition at John Hansard Gallery September 2015

Eyes For Blowing Up Bridges: Situationist Int’l – Malcom McLaren

Advance Notice: Eyes For Blowing Up Bridges: Joining the dots from the Situationist International to Malcolm McLaren 26 September – 14 November 2015

We are very excited to announce this new exhibition from the renowned John Hansard Gallery in Southampton.

From Situationism to Beat to Punk, Eyes For Blowing Up Bridges unites a group of remarkable radical artists, poets, writers and activists who initiated, perpetrated and influenced a range of seminal post-war alternative movements.

Presenting rarely exhibited material – including cut-ups, paintings, film, video and sound, as well as self-published books, pamphlets, anarchist propaganda, punk ephemera and graphics – the exhibition examines the creative interplay between William Burroughs, Guy Debord, Asger Jorn, Alexander Trocchi and King Mob, and their collective influence on Malcolm McLaren in his endeavours to disrupt the cultural and social status quo from the 1960s to his premature death in 2010.

Olie på lærred. (Oiel on canvas) 53 x 64,5 cm

Malcolm McLaren co-opted the intellectual vigour of this powerful and difficult group of individuals to make insurrectionary statements from his days as a Situationist art student in the 1960s, to the end of his life in groundbreaking artistic forays expressed through pop culture (fashion, music, environment, performance, film). Having repudiated painting as a bourgeois form of expression like Jorn before him, McLaren’s lifelong work was inspired by such Situationist techniques as détournement (the juxtaposition of pre-existing elements), Burroughs’ ‘cut-ups’, and Debord’s emphasis on the staging of situations “that bring a revolutionary reordering of life, politics and art”.

Eyes For Blowing Up Bridges will present the so-called “defiguration” paintings exhibited by Jorn in the early 1960s, alongside the detourned comic strips of the Situationist International’s literature and Debord’s cinematic masterpiece, The Society Of The Spectacle. McLaren resurrected slogans associated with radical group King Mob, and their commentary on the banalisation of everyday life by the consumer society in the late 1960s. He also lifted text from the porn novels Alexander Trocchi wrote for the Olympia Press in the preceding decade. Original volumes of the revolutionary group’s King Mob Echo will be on display at the exhibition, which will also highlight the links between Trocchi’s book Helen And Desire and McLaren’s t-shirts design entitled ‘I Groaned With Pain’

We at Live Art Local are very excited about this exhibition and cannot wait to visit.  If you want to find out more then visit www.hansardgallery.org.uk

John Hansard Gallery University of Southampton Highfield, Southampton, so17 1bj

Free Admission Open Tuesday to Friday 11– 5 Saturday 11 – 4 / T: 023 8059 2158


So lovely people the inaugural Fareham Arts FEstival is here!!!!

August 8th -16th

There is so much going on over 9 days in Fareham that your eyes will melt.  We have exhibitions in 19 venues featuring some amazing talent from as far afield as Spain.  You can come and pick up free art magnets from Sticks Gallery too. From textiles to painting, installation to print there is something for everyone!

The Art Market.  We can possibly fit a couple more in but you must let us know soon as this is the first one we do not want it overcrowded and give our amazing artists and artisans room to shine.  This is going to be amazing.  The quality of work coming in is massive, I am very excited about this one!!!

We also have free music, including today’s Choir Showcase at Locks Heath Shopping Village and very cheap gigs that are only £5 a ticket

Plus Free Theatre

Writing Workshops, book signings, performances and poetry (with the exception of Apples & Snakes this is all free to attend)

Art Workshops: on Monday we have bookmaking and next Saturday a Children’s Mixed Media workshop

Film with the brilliant screening of The Lego Movie at Bursledon Brickworks with free museum entry included in the ticket.


The screening for the Fareham Shorts: International Short Film Competition.  This will be an amazing night with red carpet, awards and Q&A session with the filmmakers


We’d love as many of you to come down as possible and help us build on this in future years to create a massive arts festival that celebrates all the brilliance and diversity that exists in this our chosen field!!

Web: farehamartsfestival.co.uk

Tickets: farehamartsfestival.co.uk/tickets

Email: enquire@farehamartsfestival.co.il