*BRAVO*

Impressive performance by Joey Hateley last monday in Islington Mill. Thank you Joey for sharing with us your life, your sexuality, your transition in becoming a trans man, to come with so many dresses and props, to be so sincere, to answer our questions… here some of the drawings we did of you.

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BLURRED IDENTITIES

We celebrate December with a special. We have invited models which gender is blurred. We think we know but we might be wrong.

Come next Monday 8th of December and meet Joey Hateley, the artistic director of TransAction. Joey is a trans-feminist experimental theatre practitioner, who creates cross-cultural performance work focused on identity, diversity, inclusion and empowerment.

Joey is a theatre director, educator, producer and art-activist who’s performed and worked with trans adults and vulnerable young people across Europe, Australia, Africa, South America and the USA.JO6 heatherFB

www.transactiontheatre.co.uk

DRAWINGS OF FLAMENCO

Here some photos of artwork made in the last Drawing Music session by Alison, Stanley Harland and Lorna. Chico Pere delighted us with contemporary flamenco and his beautiful human personality. See the video clip below of he singing for a version of Eagle’s Hotel California. Brilliant!

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DRAWING FLAMENCO

We have the opportunity to draw Chico Pere singing and playing flamenco guitar for our last Drawing Music sessions next Monday 24th 7-9pm at Islington Mill. Everybody’s welcome.

Chico Pere is a songwriter, cantaor, bailaor and guitar player at Calaita Flamenco Son.

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Chico grew up in Triana, Seville and is from a family of flamenco singers.  On completing his training in Seville he moved to Barcelona where he worked with numerous bands including falmenco pop band Ojos de Brujo. He arrived to Manchester in 2008 and joined ‘La Cartagenera’, ‘Pepe Leon’ and ‘El Afilaó’ to form Calaita.

Calaita Flamenco Son are a 5-piece flamenco group based in Manchester and display passion and flamenco spirit, singing and playing instruments like spanish guitar, cajón, flute and saxophone. Recent gigs include Royal Exchange Theatre and The Dancehouse.

You can see them all in their next gig in Oldham, at the White Hart Inn, Lydgate OL4 4JJ and enjoy their show eating tapas in the oak room. There are lots of parking outside. Buy tickets in advance at We got tickets

DISCUSSION ABOUT COPYRIGHT vs COPYLEFT vs CREATIVE COMMONS

To all the people who comes to draw to our Drawing+ sessions at Islington Mill.

Robert and a follower of our blog has brought to my attention that would be good to mention the names of the artists along their artworks, perhaps name and surname, and write a Copyright symbol.

I often used the pictures of our artwork without doing so but I am happy to do it if people thinks that is a good proposal.

I always though that the photos I take are from sketches (at least mines) and the photos aren’t actually too good to copyright them. Plus I am happy for my sketches to be copyleft or dictated by the Creative Commons (CC) that imply that anyone can use the artwork as long is for non-commencial purposes. But I am happy to write your name and a link to your websites so interested people can contact you directy to buy the actually original work or use the photos for comercial use.

I am due to ceate a section in our blog dedicated to each of you with some of your best drawings and your contact details if you like the idea.

Please, let me know your thoughts. If you want, send me at lifedrawingplus@gmail.com your name, surname and links to your websites, and tell me if you wish your artwork to be copyrighted, copyleft or licensed by the creative commons and I’ll do it next time as a symbolic gesture ;) You choose. You also are more than welcome to decide your drawings not to be posted in our social media. Just let me know.

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B R I L L I A N T S E S S I O N T O N I G H T

Our group is producing astonishing drawings. So I am thinking we should do an exhibition at Islington Mill so we have time to admire and reflect on our artwork. What people thinks? If you agree, I’ll have a word with the Mill’s crew.

Some of the artists: Stanley Harland, Àgata Alcañiz, Jayne Pellington, Alison and others.

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