To celebrate what has been an exciting start to the Lookout programme, artist Jim Backhouse from Radio Arts and LV21’s resident radio operator Colin Turner invite local residents aboard Light Vessel 21 to catch some more airwaves…
Join Jim and Colin Wed 27 November 10am-2pm to construct your very own customized AM radio and hear about their ‘behind the scenes’ experiences and highlights of the collaborative residential, which has led to the production of a site-specific audio tapestry of Medway Sounds, including a Human Foghorn (https://soundcloud.com/radio-arts-lv21).
During the workshop you will learn practical soldering techniques, work with electronic components and use different hand tools – and then get to take the radio home with you to grace your bedside table!
All tools and materials are provided along with a light lunch, refreshments, coffee, tea and cake. There is no charge for attending the workshop but in line with the Lookout 21 programme ethos ‘to explore a local economy structure fuelled by skills and resources exchange, co-production and stronger community connections’, we ask participants to help us grow a small network of temporary onshore Lookout Posts. So instead of pound coins, workshop participants are invited to commit a few hours of their time, between now and end of January 2014, to set up their own Lookout Post, an ‘observatory’ at their chosen location – such as local libraries, cafes, pubs, community centres, sport halls, corner shops, hair dressers, parks or buses – and invite people to take a few minutes to stop, look and share their thoughts and ideas for improving the arts provision in the area. All we ask is that you share your findings with us to inform the next steps of the Lookout 21 project.
The workshop is open to local artists and community members over the age of 16. No previous experience of working with radio components/electronics required.