Zine Fair

January 24, 2009

Sam’s just put up a Facebook group for the zine fair. Join it and things will be awesome. He’s also in the process of sorting out a 40 cpm photocopier and a bunch of resources. We’re hoping to finally deliver on our promise of a zinester resource room, which will be open for the complete duration of the Format Festival. If you’re a zinester and you want anything, let us know and we’ll try to get it for you.

A little update for all of those stressing about whether we are actually going to be able to pull this whole thing off………tension……tension……

we should be sweet. After the meeting today with the Fringe peeps everything seems to be either done, appropriately planned to be done soon, or we’ve got no control over it, so who cares.

For those that aren’t aware yet, we have lost access to the site (145 Hindley St). This is due to too many people having keys, knowing someone with keys, or getting in because one of those key holders decided to leave the venue open. Anyway, the up-shot is that we wont be able to measure anything up or physically plan exhibitions… indefinitely. Also, we wont be able to get a plumber in to try and fix the male toilet (sorry lads). We will get access sometime, we just hope that it will be in time to get everything done/fixed. If it comes down to it, we can always go down to busytown in the week we have access before opening night.

Last thing…. Ianto will be getting in contact with everyone involved with the festival soon about getting a synopsis of your exhibition/show/dance/strip. We are getting the program together in the next couple weeks and need to let the masses know what’s going on.

Check it fools!

Budget good times

January 11, 2009

I’ve just got back from my sojourn to sunny Thailand and Cambodia to find the funding formalities are almost complete. We’ll be back at the Exeter on Tuesday nights around sevenish just so we can all touch base, so do pop by if you’re in the mood. In the next few weeks we’ll be find out exactly how far our funding will actually go. Ideally I’d like to be able to give everyone running an event a bit of cash, but when I wrote the grants I was planning on a three day, rather than two week, event. Fortunately, we got more grants than I thought we’d get and the Fringe is giving us a lot of support – but the venue is in a pretty sorry state and needs a lot of repairs and fittings. If you’re keen to help us set up the venue, source PA and lighting, track down digital projectors (which everyone seems to want) and so on and so forth, do keep in touch.

While we don’t have any space left in the venue at 145 Hindley Street, but if anyone wants to do anything outside that space then get in touch about that as well.
cheers,
Ianto