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Good stuff keep the ball rolling! My ideas:
Screenprinting - Mark Pavey is very keen for this and does it very well.
Vegan Cooking - Isy is keen to do this but says the Cowley kitchen is not ideal but would be happy to do some more theory based stuff on the Sat and maybe something in the Westhill Kitchen on the Sunday? Or could do some cold food cooking on the Sat in the backroom?
Films! - I'm pretty sure the Cowley has a projector but if not I can get one, the back builiding would make an ace mini-cinema (popcorn machine..!). There's a few good films on zines about and the new Plan-It-X Movie from Microcosm
Zine Readings? I know Phil from Pilger/Facial Disobidience zine is good for these and I'm sure there's loads more southcoast folk who do zines who'd be keen (Emma's stories in her zines are ace!)
Did we make a decision about workshops on the stage in Westhill? I'm not totally convinced myself as may be quite hard to hear but whatever people think?
Thats pretty random Ellie as I just got given an electric typewriter by someone at work who was clearing their house out! Cowley want to know soonish but I don't think it's anything to worry about too much, I guess it would be good if we can have them decided upon by the end of our next meeting?
I had some other ideas..!
Bookbinding (does anyone know anyone who's an expert in any way at this?)
Comic/Graphic Novel making/how to draw (Dan & Ian from Bastion/Underfire Comics said they would be keen to do this on the Sunday as an ongoing thing if they have a distro table to show people how to draw, tips on small press etc) as they're not about on the Sat.
Radio - could have the people from 730 Records who do podcasts come and show how to set up your own podcasts?
I think with regard to the split of the days, we should only have the communal zine and cooking in the kitchen on sunday and keep any other workshops to the saturday. we do have quite a bit of space and time on saturday so doing workshops both days could be a bit much, not least in thinking of ideas for workshops. on sunday, what with the zines, the bands, the cooking, the communal zine, the random badge makers and tombolas, i think there will be enough going on and i reckons it will also be well noisy.
all the workshop ideas so far suggested are fine by me. i think we should dedicate the back room at the cowley to films cus its nice and windowless, although we might wanna arrange some cushions to sit on as i don't recall there being chairs in there. i find out abotu the projector if you like, i'm pretty sure they have one there as well.
i can't think of any other workshop ideas at the moment except maybe some thing craft based or illustration/design based..perhaps on of the bright uni art students, or a group of them could help with that?
oh also, with regard to the communal zine, can we get a photopcier to the venue, mujinga did you say a friend of yours had one? and also, i think it would be best if we just closed submissions an hour before the end and then one or two people could organise it, do a brief read through and whack it in the copier.