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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!

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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

OCTOBER JUMPERS FOR GOALPOSTS – CECILLE GREY

12 Oct

JUMPERS FOR GOALPOSTS Music & Craft night
The Alley Café – Delicious Vegetarian and Vegan food served all day until 9pm
8.30pm – late thirty pm (all right, maybe midnight)
FREE

HELLO!

Thursday, 21st October is JUMPERS FOR GOALPOSTS night at the Alley Café!

October is, of course, SHOCKTOBER, therefore our regular CRAFT COMPETITION will have a ghoulish edge to start the Halloween fun early. 

We will set you a Craft Challenge and we’ll provide all of the paper, glue, tape, googlie eyes etc and you can set the dark side of your imaginations to create something that could win you MEGA PRIZES™©®

To soothe the TERROR of tables of people creating masterpieces out of children’s craft supplies while eating, drinking and chatting, getting too much, we have the excellent Cecille Grey to calm your frantic nerves.  Cecille Grey are sometimes two people, sometimes many more but always beautifully calming folk-tinged songs.  Be nice to them as they will be judging the Craft Competition at the end of the night.

The fun starts about nine but it may be a big one this month, so arrive early go grab a table, in fact treat yourself to a veggie sausage sandwich for your Dinner and wash it down with a strawberry lassie before it all starts.

JUMPERS ON FACEBOOK

CECILLE GREY MYSPACE


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?

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!

BRONZE

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. 

SILVER

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.

GOLD

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.

 BYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Bex
x

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!