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Job Opportunity with the ‘G’Team

Need a #job? #BigMusic have just announced LOADS of music #internships including one with us for a Rural Key project assistant. Check ’em out & apply: http://bit.ly/1yBbRVT

Check out more information about the Rural Key project through the Creative Hub Courses dropdown menu.

Email gteam@glasgowbury.com for job description and application form (open until Monday 31st August)

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Fundraising –
Glasgowbury is a registered charity and donations are welcome towards ongoing programmes in Community Arts and Creative Industries Development. We are currently developing a sustainability plan which will include fundraising appeals and initiatives. A key priority is to further diversify our sources of income, to enable us to invest in more projects and people. Further information on how you can support the ‘smallbutMASSIVE!’ vision to follow soon!

In the meantime…
If you are feeling generous we accept ongoing donations at the Cornstore or Just Text Donate :
Buzz44 £3 to 70070 (£3 is a suggested donation but happy to take more or less, just change the £ amount!)

Fundraise for us through sponsored activities eg marathons/sponsored events

Donations of unused instruments are also beneficial.

Corporate donations

We have been humbled by the generosity of people who have already donated instruments, enabling more young kids to participate in learning, and money towards ongoing programmes.

A small contribution will make a massive difference!

Infrastructure

G Team – opportunities available for volunteers to gain valuable experience with an award winning organisation – media marketing, project/events management, general programme assistance, fundraising. Linked with Millennium Volunteers. Suitable for students, graduates and others/adults with a bit of time to spare. (email gteam@glasgowbury.com)

Glasgowbury board – expressions of interest being accepted from the creative and business communities to join an innovative, social and creative charitable enterprise. (email info@glasgowbury.com)

With our ever expanding programme we are accepting expressions of interest for our tutor and casual workers database. (email gteam@glasgowbury.com)

 

March is Creativity Month

March is Creativity Month here in Northern Ireland.

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In honour of this, we’ll be posting pictures on Facebook everyday throughout the month of March to give you an insight into what’s happening on a daily basis at the Cornstore Creative Hub. We look forward to expanding our current creative development and community arts programmes, as well as making films and launching EPs!!.

We also look forward to welcoming Mr Christopher Gunning, renowned composer of music for television, concert hall and films. He has composed seven symphonies, numerous concertos and other concert works, as well as written music for shows like Poirot. He has won four BAFTA’s,  three Ivor Novello Awards and BASCA’s prestigious Gold Badge Award. Mr Gunning will be facilitating a workshop for our Rural Key participants.

Since our last update lots of exciting things have happened. We have received funding from DCAL towards the Rural Key Programme, an access progression route into the Creative Industries. We have also received funding from them for a much needed multi-use vehicle. Both the DCAL Minister Caral Ni Chuilin and the MEP Martina Anderson visited the Cornstore in February. Ms Anderson said that our “innovative approach means young people living in rural areas are able to access state-of-the-art services”, and that we are delivering “first class” community services.

On the 19th of February, Rural Key participant and Glasgowbury Youth Tutor Gemma Bradley travelled to the O2 in London to perform in the final of the Big Music Project competition. Huge congratulations to Gemma for this achievement and the praise she received from Virgin EMI and RCA Records. Gemma has also released her first single, “Wicker Men” on iTunes https://itun.es/gb/za0P5 .

Our very own Paddy Glasgow was interviewed by Irish TV. The interview will be aired on Sky Channel 191 on Friday the 6th of March at 7pm- worth a watch!

We had a ball when we took part in “The Hopper Challenge”, a gruelling race across a brutal stretch of floor where all the competitors are mounted on space-hoppers. Glory was won and hopes were shattered in this space age extravaganza. Video footage of the shenanigans is available at this link- Hopper Video

The history and heritage of Draperstown has entered the digital age thanks to an exciting FREE audio app produced by Bcreative Media and the Sperrin’s Gateway Landscape Partnership.

Further content for the app is being sourced and locals can add their stories, memories and images of times gone by via www.draperstown.wordpress.com or they can email info.draperstown@gmail.com or call in and chat to Dermot McBride based at the Cornstore. You can view the app at this address IZI.Travel

While the creative hub is Draperstown based we aspire to offer the services to all those with creative inklings from throughout the district. Having a limited marketing budget we are relying on the Power of the People to spread the word, share our facebook statuses and tell people about our work – Changing Lives, Strengthening Communities and Nurturing Talent. Thanks in advance!

Fundraising –
Glasgowbury is a registered charity and donations are welcome towards ongoing programmes in Community Arts and Creative Industries Development. We are currently developing a sustainability plan which will include fundraising appeals and initiatives. A key priority is to further diversify our sources of income, to enable us to invest in more projects and people. Further information on how you can support the ‘smallbutMASSIVE!’ vision to follow soon!

In the meantime…
If you are feeling generous we accept ongoing donations at the Cornstore or Just Text Donate :
Buzz44 £3 to 70070 (£3 is a suggested donation but happy to take more or less, just change the £ amount!)

Fundraise for us through sponsored activities eg marathons/sponsored events

Donations of unused instruments are also beneficial.

Corporate donations

We have been humbled by the generosity of people who have already donated instruments, enabling more young kids to participate in learning, and money towards ongoing programmes.

A small contribution will make a massive difference!

Infrastructure

G Team – opportunities available for volunteers to gain valuable experience with an award winning organisation – media marketing, project/events management, general programme assistance, fundraising. Linked with Millennium Volunteers. Suitable for students, graduates and others/adults with a bit of time to spare. (email gteam@glasgowbury.com)

Glasgowbury board – expressions of interest being accepted from the creative and business communities to join an innovative, social and creative charitable enterprise. (email info@glasgowbury.com)

With our ever expanding programme we are accepting expressions of interest for our tutor and casual workers database. (email gteam@glasgowbury.com)

G-Sessions and Other Live Shows

We have obtained our entertainments license for the Cornstore. Before we can open to the public though there are certain things that have to be done to the building so bear with us while all that is being put in place and we look forward to bringing you quality entertainment in ‘The Loft’!

Impact

Changing Lives, Strengthening Communities, Nurturing Talent

 Glasgowbury is a charitable social enterprise that has been working across Mid-Ulster since 2000 to provide access/progression routes into the creative industries and deliver opportunities for community engagement in the arts.  Through our programmes and events we deliver services from the Cornstore Creative Hub at the heart of Draperstown’s historic town centre for all members of the community from young children and their carers to seniors.  In response to the identified need we have sought to develop the arts infrastructure in mid-Ulster from grassroots level through our programmes and we aim to nurture talent, strengthen communities and change lives.  We are currently welcoming over 130 people to the centre weekly to take part in various programmes and events.

We continually monitor and evaluate our work to ensure that we are achieving positive outcomes for the individuals and families we work with, our partners and our funders.  In response to their feedback we have introduced tailored programmes that support older people’s participation and intergenerational engagement, enable children with complex needs and adults with mental health issues to participate in the arts as well as providing a community based resource for entrepreneurs, small businesses and local voluntary groups.

Glasgowbury has developed professional, productive relationships with Executive Departments, various statutory agencies, local businesses, funding bodies and voluntary groups to identify shared objectives and implement a series of initiatives to deliver benefits for the whole community.  We have successfully introduced innovative, award winning programmes to support creative activities in small communities.  We are already contributing to the delivery of a number of key Executive and Local Government policy objectives including DCAL/ ACNI’s strategies to promote the arts and creative industries particularly in the Northwest, DARD’s initiatives to support rural development, DEL’s and DETI’s policies to provide routes to employment and encourage entrepreneurship and OFMDFM and DSD’s various policies to improve relations within and between communities and to support active citizenship.

We are now working to secure core funding to underpin services which support the achievement of local government’s objectives e.g. our youth programmes increase feelings of community safety by providing diversionary activities and facilitating intergenerational engagement, computer literacy courses for seniors improves access to goods and services for older rural dwellers reducing social exclusion and enabling participation in digital communities, our initiatives to support people into the creative industries offer pathways to employment, entrepreneurship, further education and training and volunteering opportunities within the community.

Here are just some of the nice things that people have had to say about Glasgowbury:

Festival

“Our first ever headline of an Irish festival which made it all the more special ”
Mark Hamilton, Ash

“…it’s the most innovative and authentic and sheerly enjoyable musical festival in these islands”
Eamonn McCann, Belfast Telegraph

“Forget Glastonbury, here’s Glasgowbury, one of the biggest and best loved independent music festivals in Ireland ”
David Roy, Irish News

“…take in the breathtaking beauty that is the Glasgowbury setting, this really is something special”
Sig Doherty, Cluas

“The festival has grown from the original ‘small but massive’ concept into just ‘massive’ with the biggest acts on the local scene clamouring to get involved.”
Mark Whyte, Daily Mirror

“Glasgowbury is an annual celebration of all that’s best in Irish music culture”
Hot Press Magazine

Programmes

“Every participant noticed a significant improvement in their mood, sleeping pattern and ability to cope with everyday life”

“The tutors were focused and sensitive to the needs of the young people”

“Glasgowbury has played a huge role in my career”

“He finds it as a method of stress relief”

“Glasgowbury holds a special place in my heart – it’s more than just music, it is an ethos, a community, a way of life”

“As a result of taking part in Creative Computing I have become more active in the community”

“It really gives her more confidence”

“You can learn a new instrument and make friends while doing it”

“It helps her with her performing arts GCSE”

“Glasgowbury is an asset to our community. It offers a unique accessible service at a very affordable level, very friendly and welcoming environment”

“The location is vital as we live so rurally and would miss so much if this facility didn’t exist”
“My kids are learning valuable and worthwhile skills”

“It is refreshing to see such an initiative in the area which greatly enhances the lives of local young people and helps develop skills which will be put to good use in their later lives and careers”

“It is more than just learning notes and songs”

“From his 10 week guitar programme my son has felt a sense of achievement”

“Glasgowbury has been an integral part of our transition whilst settling into the Draperstown community”

“He is disciplined with practice and rehearsals”

“I was very glad to get some industry experience on my CV”

“Glasgowbury has provided complete inspiration, encouragement and great advice”

“This has been such a positive experience”

“They have given me the confidence to be who I am today”

“The Rural Key programme changed my life”

“I came to Glasgowbury for work experience and got so much more than that”

“I just wanted to say thank you!”

“You guys do great work, to inspire people of all ages, create wonderful opportunities for musicians and artists, bring people together and add incredible worth to the wonderful and ever growing artistic community of NI and Ireland”

“The advice and guidance I received from the team over the years has been invaluable”

“The Rural Key turned out to be the most all encompassing, confidence building, and most importantly, hopeful, course I have ever been on”

1 year since our move to the Cornstore!

It’s been 1 year since our move to the Cornstore! Time flies! Here’s a wee update and invite to navigate yourself around the website to keep up date with all things ‘smallbutMASSIVE!’.

2013 marked Glasgowbury’s ‘Small But Massive’ transition into new territories after over a decade providing an unparalled platform for up and coming and established artists throughout the country. In November 2013 we relocated to a landmark heritage building in Draperstown, The Cornstore , where the continued development of homegrown talent and expansion of new educational, creative and community enterprises are thriving. This is something we have been working towards since 2004 so it is great to finally to have a permanent building where we have the opportunity to grow and deliver a broader and more consistent programme of events.

It has been a challenging year but we are making strong progress and are now able to announce a more varied programme of arts and creative and community development that will continue to foster local talent and encourage participation in the arts at a local level.

We are still transcending into this new phase of work and development of a new website and fundraising activities are ongoing. There is still a lot of work to be done both to the building and finding the resources to keep the programmes going. To facilitate this Glasgowbury will be embarking on a fundraising campaign and strengthening our infrastructure via board development and volunteer/work experience opportunities.

While the creative hub is Draperstown based we aspire to offer the services to all those with creative inklings from throughout the district. Having a limited marketing budget we are relying on the Power of the People to spread the word, share our facebook statuses and tell people about our work – Changing Lives, Strengthening Communities and Nurturing Talent. Thanks in advance!

Fundraising –
Glasgowbury is a registered charity and donations are welcome towards ongoing programmes in Community Arts and Creative Industries Development. We are currently developing a sustainability plan which will include fundraising appeals and initiatives. A key priority is to further diversify our sources of income, to enable us to invest in more projects and people. Further information on how you can support the ‘smallbutMASSIVE!’ vision to follow soon!

In the meantime…
If you are feeling generous we accept ongoing donations at the Cornstore or Just Text Donate :
Buzz 44 £3 to 70070 (£3 is a suggested donation but happy to take more or less, just change the £ amount!)

Fundraise for us through sponsored activities eg marathons/sponsored events

Donations of unused instruments are also beneficial.

Corporate donations

We have been humbled by the generosity of people who have already donated instruments, enabling more young kids to participate in learning, and money towards ongoing programmes.

A small contribution will make a massive difference!

 

Infrastructure

G Team – opportunities available for volunteers to gain valuable experience with an award winning organisation – media marketing, project/events management, general programme assistance, fundraising. Linked with Millennium Volunteers for UCAS points. Suitable for students, graduates and others/adults with a bit of time to spare. (email gteam@glasgowbury.com)

Glasgowbury board – expressions of interest being accepted from the creative and business communities to join an innovative, social and creative charitable enterprise. (email info@glasgowbury.com)

With our ever expanding programme we are accepting expressions of interest for our tutor and casual workers database. (email gteam@glasgowbury.com)

G-Sessions and Other Live Shows

We have obtained our entertainments license for the Cornstore. Before we can open to the public though there are certain things that have to be done to the building so bear with us while all that is being put in place and we look forward to bringing you quality entertainment in ‘The Loft’!

Paddy Wins ‘Promoter Of The Year’ Award

Small Man Wins Massive At UK Festival Awards

Christmas came early at Glasgowbury with festival founder Paddy Glasgow winning the ‘Promoter Of The Year’ Award at this year’s UK Festival Awards. The announcement was made at the UK Festival Awards ceremony at The Roundhouse, London on December 2nd   that was presented by Phil Jupitus [BBC Radio 2, Never Mind The Buzzcocks].

Reflecting on the award, Paddy Glasgow said: “It’s a great achievement for a pair of wellies to go over to London town and lift the award. On a serious note, it’s fantastic to be awarded such an accolade, particularly knowing that it has been chosen by your peers within the festival and events industry. I’m looking forward to our next venture that is Glasgowbury’s Cornstore Creative Hub in Draperstown in which we will continue to work with many creative individuals for many years to come. Look out for Small But MASSIVE, we may appear near you!”

The award, chosen by the UK Festival Awards panel and industry professionals saw Paddy in the last 8 from a list of 200 others. Other nominees included:

  • AEG Live
  • Count of Ten (Y Not, Truck, Brownstock, Tramlines)
  • Creamfields
  • Isle of Wight Festival team
  • Spring Music (Bearded Theory)
  • Rob Da Bank
  • Zoo Project Festival team

Check out tomorrow’s Daily Mirror [NI] for a feature on Paddy and the awards including interviews with the man himself and the UK Festival Awards director James Drury on why he won.

Paddy will also be on Stephen McCauley’s Electric Mainline show tonight [Thursday December 5th] at 7pm on BBC Radio Foyle discussing the award and what we are doing now post-festival.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved with the awards and the other festivals and supporting industries that have helped Glasgowbury to date.

 

 

 

GLASGOWBURY’S ‘smallbutMASSIVE’ SUMMER SESSIONS

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From 15th – 18th July Glasgowbury is running workshops for kids aged 8 – 18yrs in all things musical to complement the ongoing ‘Rural Key’ professional tuition programme that develops musicians throughout the year in the Creative Hub in Draperstown.

The ‘smallbutMASSIVE’ summer sessions are for young musicians looking to develop their technique, their confidence as live performers or simply just to have fun. So if you’re a guitarist, singer, songwriter, bassist, drummer, DJ or aspiring producer this is the place for you! There will be specific music workshops tailored for the complete beginner.

In addition, to introduce you to other programmes available at Glasgowbury’s Creative Hub there will be workshops in dance, digital music making, comic making, film making and theatre. The ‘smallbutMASSIVE’ Samba Band is also recruiting new members and there will be an opportunity to attend a session to see if this energising and stimulating musical activity is for you!

A highlight of the summer programme will be a performance opportunity for participants at the Creative Hub’s first all ages G Session headlined by, local band and Rural Key alumni, The Wood Burning Savages fresh from their appearance on the Radio 1 Introducing Stage at the mighty Glastonbury Festival in Somerset.

Glasgowbury are fortunate to have a great network of friends and colleagues who are excellent musicians and tutors. They all have a great deal of experience and have spent many years studying and honing their art as performers, writers, technicians and masters of their chosen instrument. Tutors for this programme include local songstress Shauna Tohill of ‘Silhouette’, The Wood Burning Savages, Paddy and Liam from Paddy Nash and the Happy Enchiladas.

A number of workshops are free and others will have a nominal charge. Check online for full programme details.

Numbers are limited so early contact is advised to secure your place.

To register contact Glasgowbury:

02879628428

workshops@glasgowbury.com or call into the Creative Hub situated in the Cornstore, Back Road, Draperstown.

www.glasgowbury.com

The Summer Sessions have been supported by Workspace Ltd, DARD Rural Challenge programme, Arts Council NI through the Annual Support for Organisations programme and Samdec Security Enniskillen.

DATETIMEAGEACTIVITY
Tuesday 15th July
£3
10am – 12.30pm8– 11yrsAfrican/Samba drumming – learn rhythmic beats and techniques that will enhance your overall rhythm and the playing of any instrument

Singing/Vocal Coaching – learn techniques and exercises to improve your singing voice

Electric Guitar – guitar sounds and the use of effects

£31.30pm – 4pm8-11 yrsAfrican/Samba drumming – learn rhythmic beats and techniques that will enhance your overall rhythm and the playing of any instrument

Singing/Vocal Coaching – learn techniques and exercises to improve your singing voice

Electric Guitar or Acoustic Guitar – guitar sounds and the use of effects. Introduction to acoustic guitar playing for beginners

£26pm – 7.15pm8-11 yrsDance –choreography and improvisation using popular music videos
£27.30pm – 8.45pm12 – 18yrsDance  – choreography and improvisation using popular music videos
FOC6pm – 8.30pm14 yrs upTheatre Group Discussion & Info session for students studying performing arts or interested in theatre/drama
£36pm – 8.30pm12 – 18yrsFilm Making Short film making using smart phones/ipads/digital cameras
Wednesday 16th July £310am – 12.30am8-11yrsComic Making  – Create a character and tell their story in comic book format using handrawn, freestyle techniques.
£310am – 12.30am8-11 yrsDjing Intro to various types of DJ and DJ techniques and music selection

Digital Music Making – Using ipads and apps to make music

£31.30pm – 4pm8-11yrsComic Making  – Create a character and tell their story in comic book format using handrawn, freestyle techniques.
£31.30pm – 4pm8-11 yrsDjing Intro to various types of DJ and DJ techniques and music selection

Digital Music Making – Using ipads and apps to make music

£36pm – 8.30pm12 – 18yrsComic Making – Create a character and tell their story in comic book format using handrawn, freestyle techniques.
£36pm – 8.30pm12 – 18 yrsDJing Intro to various types of DJ and DJ techniques and music selection
Thursday 17th July £510am – 4pm12 – 18yrsArtist Development Get to know each other / jam session /Instrumental Techniques – electric & acoustic guitar, bass and drums / Songwriting / Vocal Coaching / Music Production (introduction to recording techniques)
FOC7pm – 9pm12yrs upSmall But Massive Samba Band – learn Brazilian and African rhythmic beats and techniques that will enhance your overall rhythm and the playing of any instrument
FOC7pm – 9pm12 – 18yrsBeginners Acoustic Guitar – Introduction to acoustic guitar playing for beginners
Friday 18th July £510am – 4pm12 – 18yrsBand Development Workshop – Participants will get the opportunity to form a band and rehearse pre selected songs or own original pieces and develop stage presence.
5pm – 7pmRehearsals/soundcheck– Performers will get the chance to rehearse and soundcheck for the evening gig. Music production participants will assist with the stage set up and soundcheck.
7pm – 9pmG Session – all ages gig featuring some participants and headlined by The Wood Burning Savages

Glasgowbury Tutor Wins Songwriting Competition

Draperstown’s Gemma Bradley wins ‘Best Youth/Under 18’ act category at Resonate Project

 

The Resonate Project was set up in 2013 to document local music through Derry’s City of Culture year. Amongst the winners was 17-year-old Gemma Bradley, from Draperstown, winner of the ‘Best Youth/Under 18’ act. Her self-penned song ‘Wicker Men’, inspired by the cult film, wowed judges in the underage category. The live video itself was recorded at Glasgowbury’s new creative Hub, The Cornstore by local media company BScreen Creative Media based within the centre.

The voting was made up of public voting and judges within the arts sector. Gemma is an alumni of Glasgowbury’s Rural Key Project and now teaches guitar to our under 18’s.

Earlier this year, her collaboration with local artist Derry artist Paddy Nash saw her reach the final of the IMRO Christy Hennessy Song contest in Tralee.

‘The Resonate project has been great in providing the inspiration and opportunity for young musicians, said Bradley. ‘I feel I have grown as a performer throughout the City of Culture year. And it has provided tremendous role models like SOAK, who is only year older than me and has already achieved so much.’

Gemma got involved with Resonate when Glasgowbury was approached to put forward a number of acts playing at 2013’s festival to collaborate with each other.

Gemma Bradley was paired with Paddy Nash,

The Greased Palm with Orchid Collective, and

More Than Conquerors with Axis Of.

 

Check out all the collaborations here.

Latest Glasgowbury’s Cloudcasts on Mixcloud

Glasgowbury Nominated In Irish Festival Awards

Glasgowbury nominated in 3 categories at this year’s awards.

Following Glasgowbury’s success at the UK Festival Awards in December [UK Promoter of the Year, Paddy Glasgow]. The festival has now been nominated in three categories at the Irish Festival Awards. The categories are:

Best Small Festival
Best Family Festival
Best Line Up

Voting is now open and you can vote here.

If you could take a minute of your time to vote for us that would be much appreciated.

If you have a bit more time, you can share the link on your social networks and ask your friends to get involved.

On Twitter, use the hashtag #irishfestawards [and #smallbutMASSIVE if you have the room!]

Thanks,

Paddy and The G Team

Culture Minister Congratulates Paddy On Award Win

Culture Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has congratulated Paddy Glasgow on winning the ‘Promoter of the Year’ category at the UK Festival Awards.

Paddy won the award at a ceremony in the Roundhouse in London on Monday evening.

The Minister said: “I want to congratulate Paddy on winning this award. This is a significant remarkable achievement given that the Glasgowbury boss was up against such promoter’s as AEG Live, Creamfields, the Isle of Wight festival team and Rob Da Bank.”

“Glasgowbury was first launched in the hinterlands of Ballinascreen in the Sperrins in the year 2000 and has grown in popularity ever since and in 2013, for the first time ever the festival was over a two day period. In support of the City of Culture, Glasgowbury also teamed up with a Derry-based company CultureTECH to bring a technology inspired tent to the festival.”

“Once again, congratulations to Paddy and the whole team at Glasgowbury.”

 

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