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Quote Me Tuesday: Be a part of History in the Making

This Sunday will see one of those numerically unusual dates arise which we rarely see but which captures the attention of so many of us (I know it certainly creates a kind of childhood fascination in me!). So, it will be the tenth day of the tenth month of the tenth year, and a seemingly proactive taking action kind of date worldwide.

Take for example A Global Day of Doing organised by 10:10 org with the intention of encouraging all of us to do something on Sunday which has an impact (even if only a tiny weeny bit) on reducing our carbon emissions.  I for one am planning to go technology free for the day eek!

What really inspired me most this week however is the one day on earth project, which is of course this weeks Quote Me Tuesday. This is a fantastically creative international collaboration bringing together filmmakers of all abilities to record their own piece of the planet on, yes you guessed it, Sunday 10th October 2010.

This is a huge project providing the opportunity for us all to get involved whether amateur, professional, or simply plain old human being to create a meaningful and spectacular piece of history.  There is still time to register according to their website so be quick and you might just be in for a Sunday to remember……..

Quote Me Tuesday: A place to engage & explore

Liverpool Biennial, Creative Avoidance

Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool 2010

Friday last week saw the launch of the Liverpool Biennial, an event I look forward to with huge excitement. The city fills with colour and depth, encouraging wanderings and exploration of galleries and public spaces, giving time to escape the cooler, darker autumn days (I cannot actually believe it has been two years since the last event!).

This year seems particularly prolific with around 45 places and spaces to see, explore and get involved.  A great place to start is on Renshaw Street in what was once Rapid Hardware but now a completely empty store providing the perfect backdrop to a diverse and eclectic gathering of international artistic talent  (just avoid the young female volunteer on the first floor if you hope to wander around with a coffee,  you will be barked at regardless of the fact that you may be an adult fully in control of a covered coffee vessel!).

There is no such censorship of the artwork so darkness and brutal depictions are blatant and thought provoking at times, other pieces alternating between the grotesque and the mundane.  The Time Bank is my personal favourite, particularly given my personal endeavours to increase the trading of skills and reduce consumption generally. There is an overall theme throughout, bringing over consumption and capitalism sharply into focus. Definitely worth a visit  or two!

There is so much more to to see so, this weeks Quote Me Tuesday comes, of course , from the Liverpool Biennial….. read, go explore and enjoy!