#I AM AN ARTIST on November 10

Club Soda performers will be taking part in I AM AN ARTIST on November 10th at Croydon Clocktower. An event showcasing the talents of performers with disabilities. The Carbonators will perform as well as several DJs from the Soda Crew. Tickets are FREE but must be booked in advance from serina.forrest@croydon.gov.uk.

 

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Royal Boil Alice present Echoes in Time

Earlier in the year, Club Soda was proudly commissioned by Drake Music as part of the Drake Music ‘Connect & Collaborate’ programme, to write and record an original piece of music inspired by the 1960’s architecture of London’s Southbank.

After several trips to the archives at the Southbank Centre, as well as numerous workshops and recording sessions, a ‘supergroup’ of musicians from various Club Soda bands (and especially named Royal Boil Alice for this project), wrote and recorded a site responsive piece of music called ‘Echoes in Time’. The following film captures the piece in all its glory.

 

New Pop Artists Exhibition, ‘Weft & Warp’ at Morden Hall Park

19 MAR – 16 APR // MORDEN HALL PARK, STABLE YARD GALLERY (FOLLOW SIGNS TO THE STABLE YARD)

EXHIBITION OPENING // SUN 19 MAR, 12-2PM

Turf Projects presents an exhibition by the Club Soda Pop Artists at Morden Hall Park’s Stable Yard Gallery. ‘Weft and Warp’ is a collaborative work inspired by the historical textiles industries that existed along the River Wandle, which were at their height in the 18th and 19th centuries.

The river provided power for the mills used in the production of calico, natural dyes and fabric printing. Some of the most celebrated textiles printers and manufacturers working along the Wandle were William Kilburn, William Morris and Arthur Liberty. The Club Soda Pop Artists have hand dyed calico with indigo, using the traditional Japanese technique of Arashi Shibori, which creates a pattern that resembles moving water. This has then been embellished with embroidery and printing using industrial objects.17310155_689040117933908_5558974619764632334_o

With thanks to Wandle Industrial Museum, Morden Hall Park, Croydon Council, Arts Council England and our volunteers, Jacinta Bridge, Mattina Hiwaizi, Jasmine Popper and Meg Southwood.

/ WITH WORK BY

Angela Rebecca Carrett
Chris Ellis
Delroy Ford
Edward Streatfield
Loraine Ann O’Shaughnessy
Nathleen Vassell
Robert Leslie Lovejoy
Wendy Mota

// DIRECTIONS

The Stable Yard Gallery,
Morden Hall Road
Morden
SM4 5JD

By Tram:
You can get a tram from outside East Croydon station. Get a tram going towards Wimbledon. Get off at the stop Phipps Bridge, which is at the gates to the park.

By Tube:
Nearest stop is Morden (Northern Line), then 500 yards walk along Aberconway Road.

By car:
There is free parking available.

Commission Winners Announced….and it’s us!

We are thrilled to announce Club Soda has won a commission from Drake Music in partnership with Southbank Centre, to create a new piece of music that will be inspired by stories from the 1960’s about the Queen Elizabeth Hall. The Hall is currently closed for refurbishment and this commission is an invitation to look back on the impact that the building has had over the past 50 years.

It’s a fantastic opportunity for Club Soda musicians, who are all exceptionally creative. This project will help them grow as artists and music makers. When we told some of the main participants their response was overwhelmingly positive and excited, saying things like: ‘Amazing! Can’t wait to get started’, ‘I’m speechless’, ‘Lovely, rock ‘n’ roll!’ and ‘You’re kidding? I can’t believe it’.”

The commissions programme aims to act as driver and model for a more inclusive arts sector, whilst demonstrating high quality new work by talented artists using new technology.

Work will get underway in January and the new piece of music will be presented at a showcase event in March 2017.