Monday, 27 February 2012

Action Stations

Man your posts, Men. We are a-go.

Things have been quiet on here, which I'm sure the regular readers (that I kid myself exist) will know, shows nothing has really been going on. Until the last few days.

Mostly, I've been seeing Jesse perform whilst focusing on other uni deadlines and such. However, it is now crunch time as we have the Bath Literature Festival starting THIS FRIDAY. You can catch Jesse and the other Voices of Bath: Voices in the City performers around town from 10 am - 4pm with some of us in a special performance at the BRLSI between 1.30 and 2.30. I'm not sure on the room number though!

But, because I'd not realised how close the deadline was I've been rushing around filling out risk assessments left, right and, of course, centre in time for the filming on Friday. I've got to rush to the film office tomorrow and hand over the eight, yes eight, risk assessments I've filled out, as well as one for the filming equipment. I nearly had a heart attack on Friday as I thought I was going to have to pay for a permit as well as lots of other things, but thankfully being a student gave me another get out of jail free card. Or in this instance, a 'film for free' card. Huzzah.

I also sat down with my tutor today and finally worked my way around the mental block I've been having for MONTHS over how I'm going to convey the imagery in the poem without mimetically representing it word-for-image. This was immensely useful and I should have done it long ago - I might have been editing by now instead of panicking - but we live and learn, it will all go in the 3500 word essay at the end of the year. And people doing written dissertations thought they had it hard!

In the last few weeks I've also been working in conjunction with Lorna-Leigh Harrington my awesome Illustrator friend to get some flyer designs sorted for Jesse to hand out at the Literature Festival and afterwards, I'm sure. Here are the designs with the front cover Illustrations done by Miss. Lorna-Leigh. Please look at her blog and support her in any way you can, she is a great artist and I hope to help her out by having do this commission (yah, I paid her for this).


I think that's about it for general updates, so here's a little promotion for Jesse as he's performing tomorrow night at the Bath Live Art Project at The Bell in the back bar. £3 entry if you don't dress up (1950's) and £2 if you do! It's looking to be a good night!

See you all there.

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