Archive | July, 2010


30 Jul
Pirate-y parrot from Jumpers for Goalposts

This pirate-y little fella was created at Jumpers for Goalposts.


And the winners were…

16 Jul
Dear Diary,

Last night was another vintage Jumpers For Goalposts.  Jake Bugg was awesome, but I’ll let Joey tell you about him. Me and Nick played tunes and were very definitely the most professional DJs to grace those decks, EVER. I only played 2 songs at the wrong speed and we only had 2 bigs gaps where music should’ve been. Brilliant.  We did play some great tunes though… a bit of Prince, Nilsson, MSTRKRFT, Nina Simone, Dexy’s, LCD Sound System and more.

The craft was pretty strong too. The bug/celeb competition proved popular and giving the rules out in advance definitely meant that people came prepared with puns and sketches. So, without further ado….. (imagine a drum roll, diary…..) HERE ARE THE WINNERS!


Prize winner "talking through his entry"

Scott demonstrates "The Crane" from Karate Kid

Broze prize winner at Jumpers for Goalposts

Congratulations to Scott on his "Ralph Macchiantis" scooping 3rd place

Bronze prize-winner Scott made a praying mantis inspired by Ralph Macchio’s often-imitated, never-bettered “Crane” move in the Karate Kid movie from the 80’s. This craft creation earned him 3rd place and a bug-inspired prize – a biography of ANTony Kiedis (see what we did there??) with a picture of an ANT stuck on it. 


Proud to be taking 2nd place prize at Jumpers for Goalposts

Well done on the quality of the entry which was Ladybug Marilyn Manson

 The second prize was definitely awarded on the quality of the craft, not the pun, as Ladybug Marilyn Manson doesn’t really count as a pun at all. Luckily the artist’s skill & vision carried this entry right through to second place earning her a wonderful Incy Wincy Spider book (don’t let Joey explain it to you… he’s always giving away spoilers) and a wiggly bug thing which, according to Holly, “smells nice”. Awesome.


The creators of "Big Daddy Long Legs" take a bow

Abi & Dan romped home in first place with "Big Daddy Long Legs"

 Looking good Joey! Abi & Dan were unanimously voted GOLD MEDAL WINNERS for their wonderful “Big Daddy Long Legs” entry. It was well-conceived, had a good pun and was beautifully executed. Look at the pride on their faces. That’s what Jumpers for Goalposts can do for you. Plus, as winners of the first place and gold prize they got wine. An actual good prize. None of your Incy Wincy rubbish for them!

So, diary, I think you can see a good night was had by all. Here’s a quick picture of Jake for you before I say goodbye:

Jake Bugg playing live at Jumpers for Goalposts

Hello Thor hosts Jumpers for Goalposts on the 3rd Thurs of every month. Jake Bugg played live this July.



In Anticipation…

12 Jul

In anticipation of all the wonderful bug-related stuff people will make on Thursday here is a classic entry from Jumpers past in The Gallery:

Craft competition entry at Jumpers for Goalposts

Leggy Eye Man was DEFINITELY a winner!


6 Jul

Dear Diary,

It’s only 9 days until the next Jumpers for Goalposts! I love it when I’m counting down to something special and I get into single figures. Especially when that something special involves crafting, the company of friends and soon-to-be friends and sweet melodies! Can’t wait to see our act for the night play. His name is Jake Bugg. He plays folky material that kind of reminds me a little of Iron & Wine, except he’s only 16, has no beard and is from Clifton, Nottingham. Can’t wait to see him. Wish I was that talented when I was 16! I was probably sitting in my room being mardy and writing terrible poetry about boys and wondering what it means when they say ‘hello’.  In fact, I definitely was, and you know all about those dark days Diary.

I’m also really looking forward to seeing who will be in this months Jumpers gallery. There’s always heaps of weird and wonderful creations crafted on the night, it’s such a shame they can’t all win mega-prizes, but that’s the fun of it too! Who will be deserving of a mega-prize this month? I wonder. I hope lots of new faces come down to join in the fun!

Love Holly