Hidden Tentacle exhibiting at Beningbrough Hall, Commencing Saturday 19th September 2010

The exhibition is based on a loose theme of Beningbrough Hall and its surroundings, and the journey made there from York on our bikes.

It will be displayed on the staircase wall by the shop. There will be a collection of work from Amy, Katherine, Ridz and Ric to begin with but hopefully other members will join in.

This exhibition is in addition to the monthly "York's got talent" day organised by our own Hidden Tentacle member Rachael (see members page) and colleague Sophie from the National Trust Cafe in York where we have a stall featuring our latest works and goodies for sale to the public. Email to find out when the next open day is.
Nearly there!
Picnic at Beningbrough Hall

Collaboration with Anart Theatre (Dec 09)

A classic fairytale retold with platforms and hoodies. The royal family are rather odd and the fairies are not as nice as they look. What is poor Sleeping Beauty to do? (Disco, of course...)

This piece was devised by an integrated cast of people with learning disabilities and people without and performed at City Screen Basement Bar in York on December 13th and was a roaring success.

Hidden Tentacle Arts contributed to the production in several ways, including the building of a six foot castle turret and the making of some truly odd costumes.

Costume Design:
Emilie Topp
Set Design Team:
Katherine Mayger
Amy Clevan
Emilie Topp
Rosemary Wilde
Artistic Director:
Rosemary wilde
Emilie Topp
Cast Members:
Rosemary Wilde
Emilie Topp

For more information on Anart Theatre, visit www.anarttheatre.weebly.com

Open Art Competition (Oct/Nov 09)

We created this challenge to create a response to the beautiful and inspirational poem written below. The competition was open to anyone, from anywhere with any artistic medium - and we had some interesting results!

We had an unveiling night at Pulse where everyone brought their entries to be shown to our competition judges, and it was no easy task for them!

Congratulations to competition winner Helen Arthurs for her beautifully perceptive illustrative narrative of the poem, soon to be displayed in Artfulness.

Congratulations also to joint runners up Ira Lightman for his inspired miniature installation - displayed at Pulse, and Rachael Carr for her intriguing and mysterious oil painting, also displayed at Pulse.

Thank you to everyone who took part and came to Pulse on Sunday night, and also thank you to Amie Antonyak and Chalky for taking up the very difficult position of a competition judge. And a very big thank you to Paul from Pulse for giving us the venue, and making it a very successful night.

I hope to put up some pictures of the competition entries soon, so watch this space. In the meantime, check out this song by Time Pheby, who has very cleverly wrote the words of the poem into a song: http://www.myspace.com/timpheby

maggie and milly and molly and may  by E. E. Cummings

maggie and milly and molly and may 
went down to the beach (to play one day)

and maggie discovered a shell that sang 
so sweetly she couldn't remember her troubles,and

milly befriended a stranded star
whose rays five languid fingers were;

and molly was chased by a horrible thing 
which raced sideways while blowing bubbles:and

may came home with a smooth round stone 
as small as a world and as large as alone.

For whatever we lose (like a you or a me) 
it's always ourselves we find in the sea
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