Introducing LeftCoast Studio….

LeftCoast Studio is our new artist development programme, which will create connections between local creative talent and LeftCoast’s commissioned arts organisations, production teams and all the creative professionals that will

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LeftCoast Studio is our new artist development programme, which will create connections between local creative talent and LeftCoast’s commissioned arts organisations, production teams and all the creative professionals that will be delivering our major, ambitious projects over the coming years.

LeftCoast Studio will offer shadowing, mentoring and practical work experience opportunities across our entire programme, to make sure that up and coming locally based creative people are given the chance to learn and develop their skills alongside world renowned artists and creative practitioners. We want to open up the world of exciting opportunities working within the Creative Industries both in Blackpool, Wyre, the Fylde Coast and further afield.

We’re interested in hearing from creative students, recent graduates, people in the early stages of their creative careers, or anyone just thinking about developing a creative career who would be keen to take on work experience opportunities and voluntary activities. Also from developing artists & creative practitioners who are keen to expand their skills & knowledge to build their cv’s and portfolios within small scale paid opportunities.

Some examples of the types of opportunity we will create include:

  • Working alongside artists on commissioned projects
  • Working alongside producers, curators and project managers
  • Performance & Choreography
  • PR, Marketing & Social Media
  • Documentation, Photography & filmography
  • Front of House, hospitality and audience management
  • Volunteer Co-ordination
  • Technical production management, staging / rigging, lighting etc
  • Costume, Hair, Make Up – design & make
  • Set design & build

We will have opportunities across 3 levels of experience:

  • Placements – for people who want a first taste of working on a creative project, short term and focused placements, which will give you a practical insight into working in the creative sector.
  • Assistants – for people who want to test out which areas of creative work they’d be good at, and really learn on the job the skills needed to make it in the creative world. A mixture of short and longer term placements, that give you specialist mentoring from industry experts and get you directly involved in the making and delivering one of our projects.
  • Associates – for people who are already fairly clear about their career path and have some experience of delivering and making work happen. These will be specific job roles and will be paid, but will still offer the chance to learn on the job and provide you with specialist industry mentoring whilst you’re playing an important role in making our project happen!

If you’re interested in being considered for a LeftCoast Studio opportunity, please click HERE and tell us a bit about yourself & attach a CV if you have one.

Don’t worry if you don’t hear from us straight away, lots of exciting projects are coming up, so we’ll be in touch as soon as we have a suitable opportunity to let you know how to apply, or to invite you in for a brief conversational interview.

 

Volunteer at ABSENT Swop Your Time for Tickets!

We are keen to find people willing to volunteer their time to be ‘Front of House’ volunteers as part of ABSENT.

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Are you interested in seeing the outstanding production of ABSENT at the Winter Gardens but not sure you can afford the tickets?

You can now volunteer your time in exchange for an exciting opportunity with LeftCoast’s latest collaboration – ABSENT.

If you have some free time and would like to see the show and behind the scenes of this fantastic production, from theatre company dreamthinkspeak, then this is the opportunity for you!!

We are keen to find people willing to volunteer their time to be ‘Front of House’ volunteers as part of ABSENT. We are now excited to be able to offer you a discounted £5.00 Golden ticket for the show (normally £17.50) if you volunteer some of your time to be part of ABSENT.

We require volunteers for 4 hr shifts over the 3 weeks of the production. We are offering one £5.00 Golden Ticket for each 4 hour shift that you  agree to cover, up to a maximum of 4 Golden tickets. We will also cover reasonable travel expenses.

About ABSENT

ABSENT is a piece of theatre being created in the Winter Gardens, in and around the Pavillion Theatre, by internationally acclaimed company dreamthinkspeak, led by Tristan Sharps. ABSENT takes you on a theatrical journey along a maze of rooms and corridors that are inexplicably transforming before your very eyes. Mixing film, architecture and vast model-making installations with a haunting soundtrack, you will enter a kaleidoscopic world that shifts between Blackpool’s past, present and future to create a beautiful and unforgettable experience.

The Role

You will be operating in the foyer areas of the building, which will be dressed as a hotel reception. You will help collect tickets, direct the audience and ensure that the performance runs smoothly.  Most importantly, you will be “in role” as hotel staff. You will be provided with a costume and full training will be given.

There will also be a workshop with the Artistic Director to familiarise you with the performance, your role and the set.

There is no script to learn and prior acting experience is not necessary, however, it is integral to the success of the performance that you are able to fully commit to the role and assume the identity of the ‘Front of House Clerk’ whilst participating.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with an internationally acclaimed company, renowned for producing ground breaking and evocative theatre. Whether you are interested in pursuing a career in theatre, enjoy acting, or would just like to do something exceptional and exciting; this is an opportunity not to be missed.

 

Specifics:

  • 4 hour shifts
  • Full training and costume provided
  • Applicants must be over the age of 18
  • You must be able to attend the training session.

Show Dates

Please apply even if you can only commit to one of these weeks.

20- 25th August 2016

12-16 September 2016

25- 29 September 2016

 

To apply contact:   Kimberley Towler kimberleytowler@hotmail.com  or   07989202447 (Available Mon- Sun)

 

LAST CALL FOR MOVIE STARS!

This is the last call for any one wanting to be involved in 1950s short film as part of the ambitious and intriguing performance work ABSENT

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Do you dream of being a movie star? Would you like to experience being on a set with full make up, professional film crew and 1950s costume? Then this is the opportunity for you!

This is the last call for any one wanting to be involved in 1950s short film as part of the ambitious and intriguing performance work ABSENT at Blackpool Winter Gardens by world-renowned performance company dreamthinkspeak.

You will be dressed as glamorous guests at a stylish 1950s setting in the world famous Winter Gardens Hotel.

Everyone is welcome especially people in their 20s, 30s, 40s and 50’s

You will need to be available on the following dates : AUG 17th (for two hours) and AUG 18th (all day) and be 18 or over.

This really is your last chance so if you are interested please contact Regina TODAY to confirm your availability and costume size. reginacoulon@live.co.uk

First come, first serve. This is your time to be a star!

About ABSENT

Tristan Sharps’ exquisite promenade installation leads theatregoers down the deserted corridors of an imaginary hotel into a mysterious maze-like underworld.                                                                                                                                                                           THE GUARDIAN

Fleeting, maddening and unbearably heart-rending.                                                                                                                                    THE TELEGRAPH

A beautiful work in terms both of what it puts together and how, and of what it leaves for us to fill ourselves.                            FINANCIAL TIMES

 A requiem for both a place and a person, “Absent” is at once absolutely compelling and deeply sad.                                         NEW YORK TIMES

 

 

 

 

 

Volunteer with us at the Mount Pavilion, Fleetwood

If you are interested in volunteering opportunities then join us for a Mount Tea Party on Thursday 7th July, 2pm-5pm at the Mount Pavilion, Fleetwood. Due to the success of

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If you are interested in volunteering opportunities then join us for a Mount Tea Party on Thursday 7th July, 2pm-5pm at the Mount Pavilion, Fleetwood.

Due to the success of our exceptional and exciting arts and creativity workshop programme, which runs throughout the year including school holidays, we are on the lookout for volunteer workshop assistants.

You don’t need to have any prior experience but you do need to be over the age of 18. You may be a parent or grandparent who already attends our workshops, or you may be looking for some hands on experience to boost your career (and your CV!)

With superb views, reaching as far as the Lake District on a clear day, the Mount is a spectacular and beloved landmark of the North West coastline. After being closed to the public for many years, LeftCoast has reopened and reanimated the space, utilising the building as a creative hub for children and young people.

The Mount is currently undergoing a revival as Wyre Council restores the seaward side of the Grade II registered gardens to their original 19th century design. A bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund to transform the landward side including pavilion, rose garden and gate lodge is also being developed. Find out more at wyre.gov.uk/themount

If you are interested in volunteering with us, or if you would just like to find out more about LeftCoast, join us at a pop up tea party in the Mount on Thursday July 7th, 2pm to 5pm. There is no need to RSVP, just pop in, we would love to see you.

SpareParts Volunteers 2016!

Do you fancy an access all areas SpareParts experience? Volunteer with us and you can see everything from the inside – guaranteed to be a great day! Fleetwood Festival of

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Do you fancy an access all areas SpareParts experience? Volunteer with us and you can see everything from the inside – guaranteed to be a great day!

Fleetwood Festival of Transport, better known as ‘Tram Sunday’, is the UK’s largest free family vintage transport and arts event; featuring ‘SpareParts’ the UK’s ONLY festival of art, performance and spectacle dedicated to transport, travel and motion.

This one-day bonanza of street art and performance includes the incredible vintage vehicle parade and ‘The Great SpareParts Super Scrap Race’. A much loved event by residents and visitors alike, the countdown to July 17th has begun!

We have lots of great volunteer opportunities this year, from performing in the parade to working closely with international artists backstage. Coupled with our new and improved volunteer benefits package (including free tickets to other arts events), an event goodie bag, food and travel on the day what better way is there to spend a Sunday in July?

Want to see more? Watch our Volunteer Video from previous SpareParts here – https://youtu.be/WojH0beKXoI

For more information, please contact Sophie Fuce at sophie.fuce@leftcoast.org.uk for more information and to sign up!

Volunteer induction meetings will take place on Thursday 14 July from 6.30pm at the North Euston Hotel, Fleetwood and from 6.30pm at FYCreatives in Blackpool . All welcome.

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Volunteer at Showzam! 2016

Here they come, they’re back in town, it’s the greatest show around! Be centre stage at Showzam! 2016 by volunteering with LeftCoast. We are looking for volunteers aged 16+ to

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Here they come, they’re back in town, it’s the greatest show around! Be centre stage at Showzam! 2016 by volunteering with LeftCoast.

We are looking for volunteers aged 16+ to get stuck in to every aspect of the festival, from stewarding to supporting artists and performers.

If you would like to be involved and are available during the day time between the 13th and the 20th February, please get in touch with our Volunteer Manager for more information.

 

LeftCoast seeks volunteers for Banquet

Artists and communities are coming together this October for a celebration of all things food in the splendour of the Pavilion Theatre in Blackpool Winter Gardens. Banquet, which runs over

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Artists and communities are coming together this October for a celebration of all things food in the splendour of the Pavilion Theatre in Blackpool Winter Gardens. Banquet, which runs over Friday 23 and Saturday 24 October, combines performances, installations, talks and shared meals which all explore food, what it means to us, where it comes from and the pleasure of eating together.

We’re looking for volunteers to help out of the day of the event.

Things you  could be  be involved in are:

  • Dressing and decorating the Winter Garden pavilion for the event
  •  Setting up market halls,
  • supporting artists and event staff,
  • Helping the public,
  • Shawdowing the artists

If you are interested in volunteers then please contact Sophie Fuce by email: sophie.fuce@leftcoast.org.uk or call 01253477973