Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Time for another visit to the Beautiful South

Our quarterly showcase for South London's film-making talent run in conjunction with BFI Southbank and Live! Magazine returns on May 8th, for an evening of screenings, networking and discussion. There will again be two strands: the first at 5:30 is a showcase for the various excellent training schemes in the borough; and the second at 7:30 features works selected from open submission.

Inspired by various BFI programmes this month, May’s theme for the open strand is ‘Little Britain’ exploring notions of home and identity, both national and local.

Submissions must be received with a self addressed stamped envelope and a completed application form by April 23rd, addressed to:

Beautiful South
c/o Paul Green,
The Hayward, Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road,
London, SE1 8XZ.

We can accept DVD (mpeg), DV, or 16mm only. Preference will be given to films which reflect the current theme, and all successful applicants will be notified by May 1st. For further information, or to request an application form, please email us at beautifulsouth@bfi.org.uk

Thursday, March 01, 2007

. [ dot ] party at the Hayward

Doors Open 6.00pm

6. 15 - 7.00 Film Showcase
A selection of films made by Lambeth residents as part of Digital Dialogues

7.00 DJ Nick Luscombe
Eclectic sounds from the Resonance FM DJ

8.00 Barby Asante and the Funk Chorus
Are you ready to funk?

8.20 DJ Nick Luscombe

9.30 Magic 8
Indie-pop magic

10.00 Addictive TV
An audio-visual breakbeat mash up


Get your photo taken by Ben Johnson in the Hayward Photostudio (6pm - 9pm)

Get it off your chest with Talkaoke (7pm - 8pm and 8.30pm - 10.30pm)

Visit the Existential Computing showcase in Dan Graham's Waterloo Sunset Pavilion

Visuals by Neasden Control Centre and Robin Tarbet

Plus films and images from Digital Dialogues workshops

Monday, February 19, 2007

This event is SOLD OUT, however, there may be some returns available for the Magic 8 and Addictive TV performances.
Any returns will be made available on the door of the Hayward at 9.00pm - 9.30pm
Last entrance to this event is at 10.00pm

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Digital Dialogues

Saturday 3 March 2007
The Hayward, 6pm - 12am with last entry at 10pm

A stream of visual and aural sensations to feed your drive for digital:
films and art made by Lambeth residents as part of Digital Dialogues (6pm - 8pm)

Plus an audiovisual-breakbeat performance from Addictive TV, who were twice voted the world's number one VJs by DJ Mag, deep club and Resonance FM DJ Nick Luscombe, interventions by artists Miltos Manetas and Robin Tarbet, a digital portrait studio, Barby Asante and the Funk Chorus, indie pop band Magic 8 and artwork by Neasden Control Centre and Black Convoy. Plus a chance to get it all off your chest with the Talkaoke

For news on projects at The Hayward visit www.haywardprojects.blogspot.com

FREE entry but booking essential.
Lambeth residents can book by email: seethrough@southbankcentre.co.uk.
Box Office for non-Lambeth residents: 0871 663 2500, www.southbankcentre.co.uk or in person at the Southbank Centre.
A fee of £1.50/£2 applies to telephone/website transactions.

.[ dot ] party is part of Digital Dialogues, an education programme supported by Lambeth Education Business Partnership's Digital Inclusion Programme, and 100 ideas, a festival of ideas and debate at Southbank Centre

Friday, February 09, 2007

Gettin' Down Just For the Funk Of It

We’ve Got the Funk

Join the funk chorus at the Hayward.
Over two Sunday sessions you will rehearse a number of funk classics including One Nation Under A Groove ready to perform live at . [ dot ] party at the Hayward on Sat. 3 March at 8pm

Singers of all levels and funkentelechy welcome

Dates: Sunday 18 Feb
Sunday 25 Feb

Time: 4.00pm – 6.00pm

Venue: The Hayward, Southbank Centre, London

FREE : Just bring the funk

To book a place please e-mail seethrough@southbankcentre.co.uk or call Paul on 020 7921 0855 and leave a message

Beautiful South

A short promo for Beautiful South. A quarterly evening celebrating south London's creativity

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Its a Beautiful Southbank this February

Its here! Beautiful South - a new, quarterly showcase for south London film talent

Session One
Thu 8 Feb 6.30 NFT3
The first session of the evening is for the film-makers of tomorrow, and will feature a selection of films produced as part of training programmes for first-time producers and directors. Guest industry speakers will impart their top tips on getting your ideas onto the screen, and offer invaluable advice on developing your craft.

Session Two
Thu 8 Feb 8.15 NFT3
This session focuses on that first ladder rung of a career in film-making. Following screenings of chosen works from up-and-coming South London film-makers, an industry panel will discuss perils and opportunities in traditional and digital cinema including production, distribution and career development. After the event, please join us in the NFT Film Café, for DJ sets and the opportunity to meet our industry guests and fellow film-makers.

For full event and submission details, click HERE or email us at beautifulsouth@bfi.org.uk

Tickets can be booked online from

Monday, January 29, 2007


1. There is "sympathy" between humans and computers, there are "feelings".
1.1 In both directions.
2. There are new theories about time. Maybe time doesn't even exist!
3. People meet and exchange information. There are institutions such as The Hayward that invite artists such as myself to talk to people. I suspect it is just data that they
want to know about each other.
4. Art is what is happening when data meet beautifully. This is very rare.

Miltos Manetas is an internationally renowned artist born in Greece in 1964. He lives in London and Los Angeles and his Internet Paintings (internetpaintings.com) are exhibited at the gallery Blow de la Barra in London (blowdelabarra.com) from 27 January 2007.
Manetas makes websites that are art works, they hang on the internet as a painting hang on the walls of a museum. Manetas signs them as unique pieces and collectors buy them as such. (see: jacksonpollock.org)
In 2000, he started Neen (neen.org), a new art movement.
More about Manetas: www.manetas.com

Website of the project (under construction):

Join Miltos at The Hayward for a five-day workshop to explore digital art and work together to create a work that will be showcased at The Hayward on Saturday 3 March.
The "Digital Dialogues" series of workshops are part of the 100 IDEAS programme.

Time: 12pm – 5pm
Dates: 13 – 17 Feb 2007
Venue: Waterloo Sunset Pavilion, The Hayward, Southbank Centre, London

These workshops are FREE. To enrol please contact Paul Green: paul.green@southbankcentre.co.uk

Monday, January 22, 2007

Bio Mapping in Lambeth

How do you feel about the area that you live in?
Which areas do you have a physical and emotional response to?

The Hayward are running workshops with artist Christian Nold to create bio maps of areas in Brixton and Clapham.

The Bio Mapping tool allows the wearer to record their Galvanic Skin Response (GSR), which is a simple indicator of emotional arousal, in conjunction with their geographical location. This can be used to plot a map that highlights points of high and low arousal. By sharing this data we can construct maps that visualise where we as a community feel stressed and excited

These workshops involve a walk around the area followed by a download session where your physical responses are downloaded and mapped on Google Earth

These workshops are FREE and promise to be a fascinating insight into your community

It is strongly recommended that you register your interest beforehand as the number of participants has to be limited to a maximum of 10

Meeting and download point:
Brixton - Monday 29 Jan. Meet at Brixton Library at 2.30pm
Clapham - Monday 12 Feb. Meet at Clapham City Learning Centre

For more information and to register your interest in either of these workshops please e-mail Paul.green@southbankcentre.co.uk

To find out more about Christian's work and bio mapping visit:
http://www.biomapping.net or http://www.softhook.com

Friday, January 05, 2007

Beautiful South My Space

Beautiful South, the film night for south London filmmakers now has its own My Space. Become friends with Beautiful South to make sure you don't miss out on this quarterly event!


Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Vography - Young People's Film Company

VOGRAPHY-Is a film initiative for young people aged 15 - 19 in Lambeth

Vography is a filmmaking project for young people run by young people. If you are 15 - 19 years old and based in the borough of Lambeth and are interested in getting involved in the development of this young person's film initiative please send your name and contact details to digital.dialogues@googlemail.com