Saturday, 18 July 2015

Drowning video


Andrew Queen & Marzanna
photo by Stephen Foster

We're finally publishing the video of this year's Drowning Marzanna Spring Festival in Glasgow!

The event was organised by: Marzanna Antoniak, Anna Strzalkowska, John Cavanagh, Ashley Holdsworth, Andrew Queen and Kasia Korzeniowska.

Music: Wilf James, Colin MacLennan, Dagmara Lesiow-Laszczewska, Iain MacLachlan, Stepan zatkulak, Susan McNaughton, Miro Cuba and Fiona Frank.

The film was produced by Vilte Vaitkute and a team of film-makers from Migrant Voice as part of the project Many Voices, One Community.

A huge thank you to the film-makers, musicians, photographers and other supporters, and to all who participated in the event. Another Drowning in only about 9 months!


Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Verse Universe recording

Here is a recording of our Verse Universe from the 4th of June.
We had the pleasure to hear performances in 8 languages.
Our performers in the order as they appeared on the day:

Fuad Alakbarov - traditional Azeri song
Inga Sempel - a poem in Italian
Owen McAulay and John McAulay - 'The Story of Shaker Aamer'
Amparo Fortuny - a poem in Spanish
Fadi Alchairi - an Arabic song
Macgillivray - a performance in Gaelic, English and ... 
Ivonne Iser - her own poem in German
Anna Strzałkowska - poetry in Polish
John Cavanagh - poetry of Ivor Cutler
Marzanna Antoniak - a poem in Polish

 

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Summer Solstice 2015

Happy Summer Solstice!
It's the shortest night of the year tonight!


Kupalo Festival, www.encyclopediaofukraine.com
 
THE SUN
by Black Zebra (Anna Strzalkowska)


Thursday, 21 May 2015

Verse Universe



For the First Thursday event in June, we have an evening of songs and poems in languages of the universe performed amidst Eduard Bersudsky's marvellous mechanical sculptures. See the show and join in too, with our multilingual song workshop!

 The show will begin shortly after Sharmanka’s 7pm performance has concluded, so a little after 8 o’clock. Donations will be collected from audience members after the performance.

Friday, 8 May 2015

Caution! Fresh paint!

ABOUT HOUSES
paper, acrylic, brush, ink, pen, size A3
 
NO TITLE
canvas, gesso, acrylic, size 50x70

THE HORSE WOULD LAUGH
paper, acrylic, brush, spatula, size A3

 SOMETHING WAGGING TAIL
paper, ink, water color, wax crayon size A5

INTO THE SUN
Canvas, acrylic, gold embossing powder, size100mx120cm

NO TITLE
mix media, paper,size A3
WAITING
Canvas, acrylic, size 50x70

MOUSE 
paper, ink,, embossing powder, stamp, size A5

WOMAN
black ink, paper, size A3


SUN
paper, pencils, crayons, size A3

DOLLY WITHOUT BOX
paper, ink, pen, water color, size A4

SIX FAT FISH IN THIS ONE CATCH
paper, water color, ink, pen, size A3

 BEES BUZZING
paper, ink, brush, pen size A3

COFFEE TIME
gesso, pane, cotton, coffee, size 25x70

LOYALTY
paper, ink, brush, crayon, old scottish photo from August 1944 (annotation on the back photo)

GIRL WITH A BIRD ON HER HEAD
mix media, paper, gesso, pencils, gold acrylic, water color, pen, ink, size A4

MARABOUS LAST FEATHER
paper, water color, brush, pen, ink size A3

Thanks for looking at my pictures. Please let me know what you think about them.
Thank you, Anna Strzalkowska (Black Zebra) of Cosmopolis

 
 

Saturday, 25 April 2015

And even more photos

Here are some more photographs by Stephen Foster of The World Through Wooden Eyes. Can you spot yourself?







 
 

 

A picture by our MC, John Cavanagh.

By David Laird.

By Wilf James.

By John Haddow.




Friday, 24 April 2015

More drowning photos

Taken by Anna Strzalkowska on her mobile phone when she had a second in-between all the happenings within the greater happening of Drowning Marzanna.

With some friendly police officers.

Who wants lyrics?
 
Everyone wants lyrics!



Who enjoys a day out in the park with their dad?


 Let's make some music!


May all burst into dance!




Time to drown Marzanna.


And be merry!

(more pictures to follow soon)