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Jumpers Video Flyer

15 Apr

Hi Everyone,

Here is the video flyer for our Jumpers FUN-raising extravaganza next Thursday:

In case you’re wondering, yes he was doing that voice on purpose.

Come along next Thursday OR drop off some nice craft donations at the Alley Cafe any time between now and then. You’ll make us and some really sweet boys in Peru very happy.

Thanks!

JUMPERS FOR GOALPOSTS VS THE END OF OUR TETHER 16TH DECEMBER, TETHER GALLERY: 17A HUNTINGDON STREET

10 Dec

Hello!

We have some very special and exciting Christmas News!

Jumpers for goalposts is going away for Christmas to HUNTINGDON STREET!

On 16th December, we will be joining forces with the Tether Gallery on Huntingdon street for their last night of Tether party PLUS Jumpers for goalposts.

 

If you haven’t been, Tether is an amazing place. It has installation spaces, a bar and a cool DIY TV STUDIO complete with bleacher seats for the audience (who could be YOU). Tether closes on the 16th forever and while there will be various footage of the place, it’s a real chance to get a last look at the iconic set-up while wallowing in Christmas indulgences.

This is how the night will unfold:

At 6.00pm Tether will be hosting and filming their quiz show ‘Black Swans’ and you’re all welcome to take part in that.

After the Quiz show, Jumpers for Goalposts will be helping to host their party with LIVE CHRISTMAS SONGS from some secret hand-picked musicians

Lots of Christmas music played very late into the night (Thursday is the new Friday and we’ve heard that they may be keeping the place open until dawn)

A craft competition that we’re all excited about because the room that we’ll be judging it in is going to look surreally beautiful when we’ve all finished.

DR BADGE will be there where you can each draw on a circle of paper and he will turn that into a REAL BADGE!

So Remember, on 16th December, head on up to Tether at 17A Huntingdon Street (map on their website) for Jumpers for Goalposts VS The End of our Tether.

http://www.tether.org.uk/

(We will be back home, at the Alley Café on 20th January)

18th November BURLY NAGASAKI!

10 Nov

Yep, that’s right, on Thursday the 18th November the Alley Cafe will be once again host to Nottingham’s finest music n craft night and we will be graced with the presence of the magnificent…

BURLY NAGASAKI!!!!!!!!!!!!
Playing LIVE
DJ Cat Lady on the decks
As always it will be FREE of charge to you lovely people.

HERE’S THE DEETS:
On the third Thursday of August 2009, a very special thing occurred. A band, created specially for Jumpers For Goalposts, performed live. Using a selection of household tools, a tiny keyboard, a mandolin and a megaphone, a legend was born, as two people led a singalong about a made-up superhero.

The band’s name? You’ve guessed it… Burly Nagasaki.

Since then Burly Nagasaki – a duo of Joey on guitar and vocals and Theresa on drums and vocals – has sprouted a pair of rhinestone-encrusted wings and taken flight. They’ve written and recorded an album about Elvis Presley, released on their own record label, S’only Music. They’ve also performed this selection of charming, beautifully-crafted songs everywhere from Dot To Dot to the Hockley Hustle.

This is kind of what they look like:
Frankenstein & Snake Lady

This is your opportunity to see Burly Nagasaki return to their spiritual home; to find out anything you ever wanted to know about Elvis; and to get your craft on to a magical musical melange of rock n roll, indiepop, surf, art rock, electro…and maybe even to have a singalong about a made-up superhero.

There will also be a FREE creative competition with MEGA prizes, and DJ Cat Lady playing some blinding records.

It all kicks off at about 8.30pm, but feel free to get down early, bag a seat, and get some of the Alley Café’s lovely vegan tucker.

Burly Nagasaki on myspace

Hello Thor Records website

Giraffe-ting

4 Aug

Thursday 19th August
From 8.30pm (but you can eat / drink / chill in the Alley Cafe from as early as you like)

The Great Jumpers For Goalposts Giraffeting Competition, with Live Music From Nick Jonah Davis

 Every month at Jumpers for Goalposts we hold a crafting competition where we provide a craft-buffet of paper, pens, googly eyes and all manner of brightly coloured materials aimed at appealing to 3-7 year olds. 
 
The competition is often very fierce and we use an independent judge (the performer of the night) so that when someone makes a costume, Tony Sourgrapes can’t come up to us with his pointy aggressive body language saying ‘you said in the instructions to make a ‘thing’ dressing up isn’t a ‘thing’! [really happened].
 
This month we craft local……..
 
                                                                                           ……..…but think Global!

 
We’re sticking our ‘necks’ out and joining in with http://www.onemilliongiraffes.com/ to help them collect ONE MILLION pictures of giraffes.  Who knows why? They hardly seem to, but they’re going to need a LOT of blu-tac!
 
They have about 150 days left to do it and as long as 65,000 people come to Jumpers for Goalposts – They’ll be able to kick back and relax with it in the bag!
 
So, come along, bring any CHEATING supplies you like, orange wool, yellow material, natural growing bamboo canes, as long as it doesn’t originate from an actual living giraffe it’s all good!
 
As ever, there will be MEGA PRIZES ™ for the best ‘Giraffeters’ and you’ll get to join the hall of fame on this gradually emerging blog, as well as having all your entries submitted to the One Million Giraffes website.

That’s NOT ALL! We’ll also have LIVE IN CONCERT Music from Nick Jonah Davis who you may know from  synth-toting legends ‘Escapologists’ and his solo electronic project Stone 3.  Nick has recently produced his first solo acoustic album and we’re excited to hear what he’s come up with.

International Giraffe-making competition, Great Live Music, Lovely dinner and drinks in a nice cafe.

YOU’VE NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD!

See you there,

Joey

 

Help us make One Million Giraffes

Can you make this out of googly eyes and egg boxes?