Wednesday, 30 June 2010
There’s never a dull moment on planet YEAH. I feel like I’ve been a bit out of it recently, having just moved house, I’ve been left with no internet. They tell me it’ll be another 7 to 10 days until I’m connected to the world again.
As much as I love having Internet on my iPhone, it’s just not the same. This blog is jumping through hoops left right and centre just to get to you guys. I’m sat in my internet-less flat writing it, and tonight I’ll whack it on a memory stick (old school), hand it over to Errey, who will post it on the Internet when he gets back to civilisation.
But anyway, enough of me and my moaning. Tonight marks our first meeting in the all new YEAH HQ, aka my kitchen table, and it is one hell of an agenda.
As always, there have been so many exciting things bubbling away in the background, and now it’s time for them to all come into the light!
So, if I can rack my brains and remember everything, here it is…
Why not start with the obvious, eh? Our seventh issue is coming on fantastically; so much incredible content has been submitted so far. So much so in fact, I got a call from Errey a few days ago telling me we need more space. We’re working on it, but don’t let this put you off… Keep on submitting!!
A Snappable Competition
Yup, you heard right… We’re holding a competition. We’ve teamed up with a T Shirt company, Snapshut, to find a unique T Shirt design to fit with our 8th issue, REBELLION.
You can find out more details on the dedicated competition website – www.yeahsnapshut.co.uk, and you’ve got until September 30th to get your entry in. If you don’t enter, you won’t see your design on a limited edition T Shirt, nor will you win the Cash Prize or back catalogue and subscription of YEAH. So what are you waiting for?
Hop over to the website to read the rules and guidelines.
We went to local grassroots project, Disposable Perspective’s exhibition opening last week.
The project really celebrates everything that is fantastic about film photography, especially the often forgotten gem of disposable cameras!
We are starting to work on a very exciting project with Disposable Perspectives… But you know what? I’m not going to tell you about that just yet. Well, we wouldn’t want to overload your excitement glands!
YEAH in a gallery
Well, a pop up shop. After Disposables exhibition last week, we fell in love with the gallery space, stole a few contacts, and the rest is history…
August 16th sees the opening of YEAH’s first ever exhibition. Neatly fitting in with the launch of YM007 – THE SCENE, this exhibition will be a celebration of everything YEAH.
We’re still planning the details, and we’ll get back to you on that one soon. But for now, put the date in your diary, and we’ll see you there.
Tuesday, 29 June 2010
Wednesday, 23 June 2010
Check out the Amazing Quiet Corners May Podcast by the Amazing Paul Gonella!
We are listening to it now in the YEAH office and are LOVING IT!
Tuesday, 22 June 2010
In this day and age ‘Festival-ing’ needs to be Green...
The Green Man festival held in the Brecon Beacons National Park Wales is the un-sung gem of the festival world. The event that started as a small 300 person event in 2003, has now amplified to a gathering of over 10,000 whilst retaining its aura of individuality, celebrating sustainability (that buzz word of the noughties) and enhancing the environmental consciousness of its visitors.
The reason for attending the Green Man isn’t for the just line up like many main-stream festivals, but for the atmosphere. It’s a whole experience; the green man has it all (the lucky fella). It could be described as a hippy festival, but it is enjoyable for everyone who is open minded and likes to chill out and explore the unknown. Under Sugarloaf Mountain in the heart of the park, are reams of stalls boasting local goodies, and different areas for literature, comedy, theatrical antics, bonfires, and the odd environmental debate, fuelled by the local cider of course.
What is most striking about the Green Man is the diversity of attendants that it attracts. In my experience in 2008 I came across everyone from Rastas, to Brazilian dancers, average family and festival-types to Clairvoyants. It is a cultural experience second to none, all in a truly unique and spiritual setting that brings out the hippy in everyone. Co-founder Jo Bartlett was once quoted as saying ‘I view each festival as a work of art’.
The music scene at the event is largely categorised as folk, which suits the setting where children chase bubbles amongst the fairy lights – and given the welsh weather usually under bulging rain clouds. The rain doesn’t dampen the spirit of the campers, all more than willing to take part in the odd mud wrestle. One year it was rumoured that Denis van Outen was seen getting down and dirty, although I was far pre-occupied with a ‘Pie-minister’ deluxe to investigate further. The festival has hosted big names like ‘The Super Furry Animals’ (2008), and this year fans are promised performances from the Doves, The Flaming Lips and Billy Brag.
The festival is also said to be a favourite of The Times’ columnist of the year; Caitlin Moran. Whose quirky almost eco-feminist slant, could be hailed (by me) as an emblem of the annual event. It is fantastic that something with such a good heart and great intentions has taken a running jump into being a fully-fledged-festy whilst retaining its non-corporate standing, independence and character. It is refreshing to see that entertainment and the environment can be combined into such a fantastic event, with the ability to attract hoards of individuals (and individual they are) and spread the eco-message. So peace out people, pull up a tree and chat to the Green Man.
Born again eco-feminist? Maybe for one week end a year.
Last night was the opening of The Disposable Perspectives First Exhibition in the Pop up Shops in Portsmouth.
The Exhibition is shared between the brilliant disposable camera shots from the DP project with work from a exceptionally talented Photographer and Illustrator; George Crick.
Rich McEachran the founder of Disposable Perspectives obviously has worked so so hard getting the show together, we were truly impressed.
YEAH is also on sale at the exhibition! Go grab a copy! =)
The show is on till the 1st of July. Go pay them a visit!
More info can be about the show can be found on the DP website.
You can see George's work on - http://web.mac.com/georgecrickdesigns/georgecrickdesigns/Home.html
Monday, 21 June 2010
UNIVERSITY OF PORTSMOUTH STUDENTS DEBUT AT LONDON’S NEW DESIGNERS EXHIBITION
"2010 sees BA (Hons) Fashion & Textile Design with Enterprise at the University of Portsmouth exhibiting at New Designers for the first time. Selected students will be showing their work amongst the best young designers in the UK at this prestigious annual event. New Designers showcases the best in graduate design and attracts professional and public visitors who will discover the creative energy of the next generation. It takes place in London at the Business Design Centre – Part 1 from 1-4 July and Part 2 8-11 July - with different design disciplines presented each week.
Studying fashion and textiles at Portsmouth is a unique experience. This contemporary course has been designed to equip our graduates with the skills and knowledge to understand the breadth of the industry and have the confidence and ambition to navigate a successful career path. Our students understand the symbiosis between the two disciplines of fashion and textiles through practice, theory and an industry context. A range of expertise is represented by the staff team in fashion and textiles design and enterprise, all of which are research active in a variety of fields.
In the second year, students develop their understanding of the professional context of design through individual projects and by the setting up of a commercial fashion and textile design company. This involves them in developing a fashion and textiles related product within the structure of a small design company. The research and development of this product is explored through the completion of a business plan. The product then goes through the production and manufacture stage, including market testing and quality control. Finally, the companies promote market and retail the products through a variety of retail outlets including London markets such as Portobello.
During the third year, our students have the opportunity to work professionally on a design brief led by Industry. This has involved some very exciting collaborations with a variety of vibrant, growing companies and designers. As a result in 2009, two of our student’s work was selected to become part of London based fashion label Pyrus, collection and will be sold internationally. Our students have completed an array of exciting placements this year, including Basso and Brooke, Luella, Christopher Kane and Whiston and Wright. They will also develop their own personal creativity and individuality through a self-initiated brief, which will form their final collections.
Our graduates have succeeded in finding employment in design, buying and visual merchandising with a variety of companies such as Burberry, Monsoon, Marks and Spencers, Fat Face, as well starting their own labels or business, freelancing and progressing into further study."
Fashion Design by Mayada Khammu
Want your event supported by YEAH Get In Contact!
EMPTY SHOPS EXHIBITION: 19/6 - 1/7
RSVP VIA FACEBOOK
'THE FIRST D.P. EXHIBITION IS HERE. WE'VE MANAGED TO SECURE SOME EMPTY SHOPS WHICH HAVE RECENTLY BEEN REGENERATED FOR POP-UP OPPORTUNITIES. COLLABORATING WITH US WILL BE GEORGE CRICK, A LOCAL FREELANCE DESIGNER, RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SITE'S BANNER. IT'S GREAT TO HAVE HIM ON BOARD, AND TOGETHER WE HOPE TO GIVE YOU MORE THAN JUST AN EXHIBITION. WE WANT TO GIVE YOU SOMETHING FRESH, SOMETHING FUN!'
Rich from DP
PREVIEW NIGHT: MONDAY 21ST 6-9PM
(FREE BOOZE & NIBBLES)
PUBLIC VIEWING: TUESDAY 22ND - WEDNESDAY 30TH
Sunday, 20 June 2010
Displacement – Art Exhibition at The Oxfam Art Gallery Salisbury 5th – 27th August 2010
isplacement is a dynamic, collaborative art exhibition which will be held in the Oxfam Art Gallery in Catherine Street Salisbury. The show, by four emerging artists, runs from 5th – 27th August and aims to challenge established notions of contemporary art. Featured works include photography that exists in ‘a permanent state of development’, paintings that are torn between 2D wall hangings and 3D sculptures and objects that are in conflict between function versus aesthetic.
Four artists are involved in this group exhibition; Martin Billingham, Richard Eveleigh, Zoe Snelson and Sarah Sanger. Each artist has a different specialism ranging from painting to installation. This contributes to the overall theme of the exhibition as does the Oxfam Gallery venue itself. The gallery is something of an unexpected contradiction i.e.: a space filled with character that generates funds for the charity whilst allowing considerable artistic freedom.
‘The Oxfam art team are delighted to welcome Richard back for his third exhibition with us. We are looking forward to seeing the inspiring work that his colleagues will contribute to this show.’ Chris Watts, Gallery Administrator.
Friday, 18 June 2010
Thursday, 17 June 2010
Friday, 11 June 2010
YEAH Magazine and Snapshut have teamed up to find a unique and creative design based on the theme of 'Rebellion'. The winning design will be printed on a strictly limited edition series of Snapshut T-shirts, and will be featured in issue YM008 of YEAH Magazine (to be released in November 2010).
All profits from the sale of the Snapshut + YEAH T-Shirts will go towards funding YEAH Magazine, so that they can continue to showcase up-and-coming creative talent and helping young people get their work seen.
WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR:
KEEP IT SIMPLE
This website contains some examples of existing Snapshut designs, and you'll see that Snapshut is all about keeping things simple. - When you look around, it's often the simplest images that are the most effective; it's the simple images that really jump out at you; it's the simple images that really pop.
We're grounded in the firm belief that you don't have to shout to make a statement, and our designs reflect this - One magazine said they love the simplicity of our Tees, adding that "with all the overdesigned T-shirts out there now, this is a nice breather...This will be their year!"
We're hoping that the winning design will be bold but simple at the same time. That said, we're always open to new ideas, so feel free to hit us up with any kind of design you like!!
The winning design will also be featured in YM008, which centres around the theme of 'Rebellion'. - So, we're looking for an eye-catching design that fits neatly with this theme. How you choose to interpret the theme is completely up to you!
HOW TO ENTER:
Simple. Just email your design to:
-- firstname.lastname@example.org --
Please ensure that the resolution of the image is 300 dpi. For full details of the competition, please check out the 'Competition Rules' tab to the right of the screen.
CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS:
The Closing Date for all submissions will be 30 September 2010.
See Cass Gowing's Work in YM006 Festivals!
An English Language and Journalism graduate in a long term and loving relationship with fashion. Has a penchant for wanting items that she could never possibly afford but believes vivaciously in the power of her dreams. Her appearance is summed up by the Flight of the Conchords number ‘Leggy Blonde’ whilst her style is a mixture of high street chic, one off vintage items (primarily from charity shops) and the occasional designer treat. She loves her boyfriend Nick, her cat Alabama and her retro shopper bicycle Keith more than life itself. She lives in sunny, sunny Southsea but is moving to France with said boyfriend, cat and bike at the beginning of '11.
Follow her on www.cassgowingfashion.tumblr.com
Thursday, 10 June 2010
Kerri-Anne Pink's beautiful work features in YEAH's 6th Issue YM006 Festivals.
Kerri-Anne is a lovely talented photographer from Northamptonshire!
We love her work,you can check it out here!
You can buy prints from
Friday, 4 June 2010
Disposable Perspectives is an exciting non-profit project based in Portsmouth run by the amazing Rich McEachran.
'Disposable Perspectives is a grassroots art project, run by people who like to get their teeth dirty and hands messy. Using disposable cameras the project aspires to be a culmination and celebration of art, culture, and life in general, through the vision of young people.'
YEAH is going to be working with DP a lot over the up and coming months! One of the projects is
UBER TOP SECRET!
One of the closer and completely un-secret projects is going up very soon...
Disposable Perspectives @ Market Way Empty Shops.
'DISPOSABLE PERSPECTIVES IS HOLDING ITS FIRST EXHIBITION IN A FEW WEEKS. THE EXHIBITION WILL SHOWCASE THE CAMERAS DEVELOPED SO FAR. THIS IS A CHANCE TO SEE HOW CREATIVE YOUNG PEOPLE CAN BE WHEN A CAMERA IS PLACED IN THEIR HANDS. SO COME ALONG, ENJOY THIS VISUAL SPECTACULAR, AND EVEN PICK UP A CAMERA YOURSELF AND BECOME PART OF THE PROJECT.'
PUBLIC VIEWING: 22/6 - 31/6 @ Market Way Portsmouth
There will also be 500 copies of YEAH YM005 + YM006 on Sale!!!
It will be spectacular!
Head on over to
For more info!!!
Tuesday, 1 June 2010
You might've read about the YEAH One Off...
Well, details of how that might be commercially available will be released later.
But until then, if you happen to be in Portsmouth, you can pop along to the University's BA (Hons) Photography Final Year Degree Show.
You can see the one off being exhibited, alongside the work of over 40 photographers.
There'll be exhibitions from other disciplines going on across the building at the same time... and the best bit? It's totally free.
The private view is this Friday (June 4th) at 5pm.
The exhibition will then run daily until the following Friday (June 11th).
University of Portsmouth
Winston Churchill Avenue
Porstmouth. PO1 4DJ