I have just applied for funding to help with marketing, production and learning activites for Tip of the Pops. Here is a sample of what I wrote…
We are all potential beneficiaries of this project economically, environmentally and socially. My services will be aimed at the public, commercial and voluntary / community sector and each event will be catering for approximately 30 – 300 members of the general public.
Reduce, Re-use, Recycle – We are all consumers of energy, goods and services. I will gather together information and present it in ways that show how we can actually save money by helping the environment. As well as being able to demonstrate how some of our current activities are actually causing more damage than they are worth.
I will be educating people and organisations about climate change. Encouraging and empowering them to take action in their homes and community to reduce energy consumption and create a better place to live / work. I will be giving demonstrations of renewable energy and show examples of best practice tailored to each particular audience.
Each event will act as a catalyst for bringing people together and raising the profile of their organisation. I will use my project as a way to engage local media, maximise publicity and build-up an environmental network linking these groups. One aspect of the project is to engage cross-culturally by continuing to work with other artists using renewable energy, the ‘creative dynamo network’.
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People find it hard to believe that I reclaim all of the equipment and music for Tip of the Pops so I have created a list of items I’ve purchased new or second hand. This list will be a lot shorter than you expect and I have mainly had to go and buy new for safety or as a back-up. This is the main reason why I had to take Earwig the wheelbarrow off-line in the winter as I was running out of spare parts and needed time to ‘find’ replacements. Some of the solar equipment was bought new before Tip of the Pops started and I was working on another project. These old-new and recent-new non ‘tippy’ items will be replaced overtime as I find more suitable and reliable replacements!
So you can see that since I started in 2007 I have bought next to nothing, nada, zero, zilch! That really is all I can think of and everything else you’ve seen or heard at a gig or on-line was once waste and reclaimed.
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‘in tip we trust’
Casio MIDI keyboard
Guitar FX pedal
IMAC & G3 MAC
17″ flat screen
a preview of my tippy tunes… I have over 1000 singles to catalogue see
LANGTON summer fair in Purbeck 13th June
BIG CHILL festival 7th – 9th August
Dorset Green Book directory
Dirty Ali and Earwig x
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Boogie!