Wednesday, 19 September 2012

A day out in-situ

Today's the day when East meets West, Academia meets Community Space and Art meets Music.

Bernard Cox makes a quick start at showing us how to get into the beats of soul.
 A group of students from The University of Central Lancashire, Preston and The Beaconhouse National University in Lahore, Pakistan came to watch and join in with our Morning Soul Session with Roy Stewart in Brierfield Library... arguably the COOLEST LIBRARY IN THE UK!

We've got ROY STEWART!... We've got ROY STEWART!... We've got ROY STEWART!  etc. etc.
GM and Tayyeb from Lahore, enjoyed showing us some traditional moves to Roy's soul trax.

 Roy stopped the music to explain a few rules about dance floor etiquette...
 before starting a dance off with Martin ...
 who replied by turning himself into a Picasso sculpture...
 before doing some amazing break moves...
 followed by Roy with some old school tricks...
 and some encouragement for the audience.
 Graham shows us his way of floating on the dance floor without breaking sweat...
 then tucks into the buffet lunch.
 We had a quick walk around the block to checkout the new mosque...
 then back to the library...
 for a short lecture by Dr Mat Gregory from UCLan on 'Creative Culture'.
Paul tweeted some pix during the event...
 As Dr Gregory presented interesting examples of artists working with people, place and political situations.
 Our new In-situ space is great for exhibitions, dance sessions and lectures... its so versatile eh.

The students from Lahore are visiting the area as part of a project called INSPIRE and is funded by The British Council through The University of Central Lancs. The photograph installation is called 'Lahore-Chandigarh' and is due to tour multiple venues in the UK, India and Pakistan.

1 comment:

  1. Having been lucky enough and old enough to have been to Wigan Casino, I really enjoyed this event. It is always a pleasure to listen/watch someone that has a real passion for something, if nothing else Northern Soul is all about passion.

    I would have preferred it if there had been more classic soul e.g. Tamla Motown, Dobie Gray, Gloria Jones, Chairman of the Board, Freda Payne but hey it’s all soul, and nice to know that I have not forgotten the dance moves of the past.

    To sum up this event, it did what it says on the tin, it inspired me to do some more dancin.

    Keep the faith and dance on.

    Daveid D

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