Archive for June 2010

Catch Up!

June 11, 2010

It’s been a while since we last blogged so there is plenty to catch up on.  Our last entry was towards the end of May.  Since then we have worked with several students on the In The Mix project.

This was a smashing success and thanks to Jenny Young, David Surman and Curtis Holligan for their excellent workshop deliveries.

Our last blog was about the Liverpool Sound City: Youth Live final.  Again well done to Copyright – who will be performing at our final Showcase on the 26th June at The Picket, between 14:30 – 16:30.  More information below.

During the event we had photographer Mark McNulty take some photos.  Here are a few of The Temps



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More photos will be uploaded to our gallery soon.  Please check our website

So then with the competition all tied up, the winner’s Copyright decided to split the prize with The Temps and the boys are all working hard recording new material and playing gigs all over the city.

On to the next one…

Our students taking part in this years Broadcasting Futures project have turned out to be quite the film makers.  Our budding film makes and presenters are currently editing the footage and adding final touches.  The film is due to be completed on the 26th June, just in time for the Showcase taking place at The Picket, Jordan Street.  Gig details at the bottom of this blog.

Here are a few shots of the groups gathering footage during the Liverpool Sound City festival 2010.



This is film crew 1 filming an interview with Liverpool Sound City: Youth Live winners – Copyright, just after their gig and outside the Artist’s Lounge.

We are all looking forward to seeing the results of their hard work.  Charlotte seen in the picture above interviewing the band is carving out  her future career as a presenter.

With the filming taken care of, we at CIIA moved into the Alima Centre, Sefton Street for three days of Hip Hop music and dance workshops.  In The Mix was a great success with young people turning up and taking part from all over the City.  The participants have put together a series of performances, with some of the young people opting to DJ, these will be performed during the final CIIA showcase event, alongside Copyright and the showing of the CIIA Broadcasting Futures film.  This will take place on the 26th June at The Picket as previously mentioned.

Here are some of the pictures from the music workshops.

Here at CIIA we are looking at ways we can make In The Mix a regular occurrence.  If you would like to get involved with this project, then please contact us on  We would love to hear from you whether you want to take part or if your an organisation and want to help develop the Idea.  For more information about In The Mix please visit

As we draw to a conclusion with the projects we have ran this year so far, we want you to stay posted for new up and coming projects to get involved with.  More information will be put up soon about our future work.

The final CIIA showcase combines performances from all our students and the showing of the Broadcasting Futures film.  26th June 2010 at The Picket on Jordan Street, Liverpool from 14:30 – 16:30, a free event to see and celebrate the young people’s work.  Come along.  Music and Dance performances, bands, film showing and a few DJs and solo performances.

WWLTRN: These Stones Will Hurt off the Consolers off the Lonely album by The Raconteurs