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  1. What a fan­tas­tic week­end at the Burns an’ a’ that! Fes­ti­val in Ayr. The sun came out (a lit­tle bit) and the clouds refused to rain as the town of Ayr saw giants, seag­ulls, manic piano-playing nuns, a fes­ti­val of fudge and amongst other things and gigan­tic card­board light­house built with the help of the locals.

    So much fun was had and you can see it all in the video.

    Music by Tom Cas­cino (http://www.brokeforfree.com) and Gillicuddy (http://www.gillicuddy.net) kindly repro­duced with permission.

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  2. Artist Olivier Grossetete wowed the audience at the Small is Beautiful festival 2011, Marseille, with his constructed cardboard tower. People of all ages were enlisted to help make the gigantic tower in workshops. The tower was then lifted, moved and then toppled to the delighted cries of the audience.

    Aided by local school children, Olivier will be making a new construction in Ayr at the Burns an a That Festival in June 2012.

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  3. Promo for "Engine Tuning" that will be premiering in Shetland in August and is part of "Roofless" Scotland's most ambitious new outdoor arts programme. UZ Arts, in association with Shetland Arts, has commissioned digital artist and vehicle sculptor, Sumit Sarkar to create "Engine Tuning". This developed into a giant condor born from Sumit's love of "Transformers" and the reconstitution of a Land Rover Discovery with the help of extraordinary engineer, Duncan Turner. Buzz Beak, as it has been dubbed, will invite people to bring their music whether it is played on an instrument, sung, on vinyl, CD or MP3. It will then regurgitate it into a soundtrack as a gift to the community in a spectacular finale. Travelling round the villages and towns of Shetland it wil be the ultimate in music sharing.

    After Shetland it is set to tour Scotland, on to other parts of the UK and on to Europe.

    For more information visit the Roofless website: http://www.roofless.org.uk

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  4. This is a short film from The Tide Machine showing part of its stay in Kirkudbright in July 2011. This project is supported by Creative Scotland, Conflux and The Holywood Trust.

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  5. UZ Arts worked with French artist Olivier Grossetête, at the iconic music and arts festival Glastonbury, 26th - 30th June 2013. Olivier builds giant cardboard constructions with assistance from the general public. Previously, Olivier designed and created cardboard towers as part of our Roofless programme in Ayrshire at the Burns an' a' that! Festival and in Glasgow at the Merchant City Festival in 2012 reaching heights of 18m. The Glastonbury tower was based on the iconic St Michael's Tower that sits on the Glastonbury Tor.

    Olivier's tower was built in the Theatre and Circus area of the festival site over the whole festival weekend, working up to a spectacular finale on the Sunday. We had the help of hundreds of festival go-ers who delighted in creating the cardboard construction and helped to build a most spectacular structure, only to see it topple and be ripped apart. We were dubbed one of the top ten events to go and see at the festival by Q magazine. We had the excellent opportunity and pleasure to work with our friends at Born Hectic Events based in Devon and Conflux; the physical theatre, circus and street arts school based in Glasgow, who assisted the UZ team with Olivier's tower. Conflux presented their new work "Fish Out of Water" at Glastonbury Festival.

    The tower designs Olivier has built in the UK will be rebuilt as part of a cardboard city of about 25 towers in Marseilles in September 2013.

    Read more about The People's Towers here....http://uzarts.com/the-peoples-tower

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Here are videos of UZ Arts' projects. Musi­cal robots in Shet­land. Card­board sky­scrap­ers in Ayr­shire. A town hall takeover in Dum­fries & Gal­loway. An out­door spec­tac­u­lar in Falkirk’s new park-space. A fes­ti­val of fire works in Fraser­burgh.…


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Here are videos of UZ Arts' projects. Musi­cal robots in Shet­land. Card­board sky­scrap­ers in Ayr­shire. A town hall takeover in Dum­fries & Gal­loway. An out­door spec­tac­u­lar in Falkirk’s new park-space. A fes­ti­val of fire works in Fraser­burgh. Wel­come to Scotland’s biggest, most ambi­tious new out­door arts pro­gramme, designed to engage directly with tens of thou­sands of peo­ple in com­mu­ni­ties across the country.

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