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Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Helping us to help Southampton.

EjectorSeat needs YOU!
Our Arts festival is being organised for Saturday 5th June 2010 and there are plenty of opportunities to get involved as a volunteer. The festival is small enough for everyone involved as a volunteer to gain not just an overview of how the festival works, but to give real input and value. We will try to fit your experience and aspirations against required roles in the festival, so that we all benefit as much as possible.

What's available?
EjectorSeat have various positions available, with different responsibilities and skills.

We are looking for Grant Writers, to research and apply for Arts and Community grants; and Artist Liaisons Officers to co-ordinate and communicate with artists of different mediums.

In addition to this we need a team of marketing volunteers to help promote the festival a month leading up to and over the weekend of the event itself. Applicants for this role must be able to offer a minimum of 6 hrs.
We are also looking for professional quality photographers to help us document the festival.

We will need to know when you are available to volunteer for EjectorSeat, as this enables us to timetable volunteer hours in the office, at events and liaising with artists and onsite. It's really important that if you've said you're available at a particular time on a particular day, we can rely on your presence.

For further information on volunteering for EjectorSeat, or to apply send an email to: info [@] and mark in the SUBJECT of the email VOLUNTEER.You must also remember to include a full CV or if you don’t have a current CV 1 side of A4 explaining your interest in volunteering and any specific knowledge or skills that you think are applicable.

Mac Ince
EjectorSeat Director

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Three free shows...

Hello again!

We have mentioned before about the fact the recession might have a negative effect on our choice to leave the house and go spend money on the arts.
With that in mind, we have three handy little suggestions for you…

The First are the free Lunchtime events that happen at Turner Sims up at Southampton University. Held every Monday and Friday from 13:00, you can experience a range from solo student concerts, ensemble examination

concerts, and even performances from professional touring artists like the Kate Williams Quintet, and a very special performance from Veryan Weston who has played in the Phil Minton Quartet and the London Improvisers Orchestra. Occasional treats from University staff are performed, like on the 15th February when a concert of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyám is played.

Bang the Bore is back with another show of irresponsible music made with abnormal instruments at the Hobbit on Sunday 17th January from 6 – 10. Entry is free, but donations to pay the bands are (very) gratefully accepted! The show will some awesome include sets by:
Rick Jensen Trio
Hunting Lodge
No Context
Baku Bankai (no site)

And LogJam again invites us to join them for a night of drawing and music at Hamptons on Sunday 10th Jan with the usual fun and games, and some new ideas on getting you involved with sketching out comics and giant murals.

There is also some more news on the Music in the City event to be held in Southampton in October.
A special launch event will be held at St Mary’s Church at noon on Thursday 14th January, aimed at highlighting what the festival will be about, with some performances from Shirley based rapper LST thrown into the mix.