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St John's Cathedral

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Oban

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14 SEPT OPEN EXHIBITION: 11- 5 EVENING RECEPTION 6-8 ST JOHN’S CATHEDRAL OBAN

SHOWCASING OUR DIVERSE NETWORK, 11-5PM

Discover our member’s work through exhibitions, films, live performances, talks and workshops, and get to know the story of CHARTS.

REFRESHMENTS FROM 5PM

CELEBRATING WHO WE ARE, 6-8PM

Join the official launch of our member-led charity and sample the breadth of our vibrant cultural network. Hear from prominent speakers and be amongst the first to witness commissioned films, profiling our membership.

The CHARTS Showcase is free to attend, but please be aware there is limited capacity and others will miss out if you don't use your ticket. Only reserve a ticket if you are certain you can come to avoid disappointment for others.


TALKS

Cove Park:

Residencies and Opportunities at Cove Park

Cove Park’s unique programme of residencies, commissions and collaborative projects respond to and support the diversity of contemporary artistic practice in all the art forms. It hosts national and international artists from all cultures and career stages. This talk from Vanessa Paynton, Director of Public Programme and Facilities, will provide an introduction to Cove Park and future opportunities there.

Time: 12pm


Argyll Papers:

Adventures in the Archives: exploring the Argyll Papers at Inveraray Castle

Argyll Papers will introduce the collection, outline what they are trying to do in my work in the archives and how volunteers help achieve this. Then volunteers Bob and Faith will speak about their particular experience of cataloguing the Funerary Monuments Rubbings Collection in the Argyll Papers.

Time: 1pm


Cultural Documents + Knockvologan Studies + Sail Britan:

Creativity, People and Place: How artists and commissioners are spearheading new thinking in the islands

Quick-fire presentations followed by a conversational Q&A between speakers and audience, considering the role of arts and culture in encouraging wider and more in-depth consideration of the context and potential impact of all our work. Promoting connections between arts, society and ecology, while exploring practitioners’ roles in developing new approaches to social and environmental issues and thinking about the place of arts in communities.

Time: 2pm


Reece de Ville:

Dunoon

The making-of story and exclusive premiere clips of Deville Studio’s film made in and around Dunoon Film Festival last year, featuring some familiar faces.

Time: 3pm


WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOPS ARE FREE FOR CHARTS MEMBERS.

Immersive audio for everyone with Jamie Smith

3D audio, 360 sound, VR, AR, inhabitable audio environments, binaural sound, ambisonics, spatial audio - the world has recently gone immersive audio crazy! Youtube and facebook both now support 360 degree audio over headphones; the gaming industry is investing heavily in new tools to help sound designers achieve better ‘presence’ in game worlds and, due to the availability of HD smartphones, filmmakers now see VR becoming a mass media form of entertainment, with sound being a major component.

In this workshop we will look specifically at an approach called ambisonics, considering the workflow, how to capture, manipulate and even create from scratch an ambisonic sound field, how to monitor it over headphones and finally how to render it for use in a VR film, FB360, youtube or loudspeaker array.

Prior knowledge required: participants should already have a basic working knowledge of digital audio; understand the basic use of microphones and be familiar with the Reaper DAW. If in doubt, before registering please email Jamie at owlhouse@gmail.com with information about your background knowledge and motivation to take the course.

Equipment required: participants must bring their own laptop (PC or Mac - please advise which at the time of booking) and headphones.

What will be provided: a USB stick pre-installed with software including Reaper, a selection of freeware spatial audio plugins, session templates and example audio files to play with.

Time: 3hrs

Start: 11am

Capacity: 8 people


Selkie Crafts Hair Vine Workshop

Learn how to make your very own beautiful hair accessory. Hair vines are incredibly versatile hair accessories that are perfect for any hair or hairstyle. Go glam or just add a sprinkle of sparkle to your day. This fun workshop will guide you through making a hair vine of your very own. Relaxed and friendly, learn from the artist behind Selkie Crafts and be inspired by what can be done with a piece of wire and some beads. Ideal for beginners, all materials and tools provided, including a dazzling range of beads to get creative with. You will leave with your very own hair vine to wear with pride.

Time: 1.5hrs

Start: 12.30pm

Capacity: 10 people


The Crazy Celts Youth Theatre Workshop with The Walking Theatre Company

The Crazy Celts are out for some fun.
A lost princess, and a baddie on the run.
This Kingdom needs saving, what can we do?
Come gather all heroes, it's up to you!
The Crazy Celts are gathering in Oban!

A contest of heroes and heroines is a'happening. Have you got what it takes to be a Crazy Celt? Picties, Visigoths, and Scottis gather and join the fun. Sign up for an interactive drama workshop and join the theatre fun and games with the wicked Walking Theatre Company crew!

Time: 1 - 1.5hrs

Start: 2.30pm

Capacity: 15 x 6 - 11 year olds


Traditional music and song workshop with Eilidh Steel & Mark Neal

Come and join two of Scotland’s leading traditional musicians Eilidh Steel & Mark Neal for an inspiring workshop in how to arrange traditional music and song for multiple instruments and voices. We will explore learning traditional tunes and song and then arranging a piece for all the instruments and voices to be performed at the end of the workshop. The workshop is open to all musicians (bring your instrument along) or if you don’t play an instrument you can still join in with your voice.

Time: 1.5hrs

Start: 2.30pm

Capacity: max. 30 people


Fantastic Films and How To Make Them – The Art of Marketing Your Business via Film with Deville Studios

Reece de Ville (devillefilm) is an award winning filmmaker - who has recently completed his short documentary ‘Dunoon’ (which will be screened the same day as this session), and will take you through all the do’s and don’ts of marketing your business via film. During the event, you’ll learn about understanding how your business is seen via social media, how different types of film can affect how potential clients see you and your work and gain a valuable insight into film companies and freelancers and how you should approach and talk to them when looking to make a promotional business film.

You’ll watch a number of examples of promotional filmmaking – from the sublime to the frankly ridiculous and take part in a number of fun practical exercises that will give you the confidence to get exactly what you want from any future film work you invest in.

From ten second selfie pitches to 2-3 minute epics, with Reece de Ville you’ll see that fab filmmaking doesn’t have to be fantastical – and that understanding your audience is the key start to marketing your business via film.

Time: 2hrs

Start: 11am

Capacity: max. 30 people

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