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Friday, 30 September 2011

Timber Conference Speaker Profile: Mike Glennon

Mike Glennon discusses "Using Home Grown Timber" at the PLACE & Wood NI conference on Wednesday 12th October: Timber Construction & Design in Northern Ireland - Using Sustainable and Renewable Materials.


Above: Mike Glennon of Glennon Brothers

Mike Glennon is joint managing director of Glennon Brothers and has over 25 years experience in the timber trade, having joined the company in 1985. Along with his brother, Pat, he oversees this third generation, family business, with a turnover in excess of €85m and employing over 340 people directly. Glennon Brothers provides a wide range of timber products, offering its customers a ‘one-stop shop’ for sawn softwood in the British Isles.

In October 2009, Glennon Brothers became the first sawmill in Ireland or the UK to supply timber to France. In 2010, Mike and Pat were named Industry Entrepreneurs of the Year at the Ernst & Young Ireland Entrepreneur of the Year awards.

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- Find out more and book your place: click here.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Timber Conference Speaker Profile: Glenn Howells


Architect Glenn Howells gives the keynote presentation at the PLACE & Wood NI conference on Wednesday 12th October: Timber Construction & Design in Northern Ireland - Using Sustainable and Renewable Materials. His presentation will focus on innovative timber projects in England.

Above: Glenn Howells, keynote speaker at the PLACE & Wood NI Timber Conference on 12th October
Glenn Howells is the founding director of Glenn Howells Architects and established the practice in 1990.  Glenn has led the practice to win numerous major design competitions and awards for a diverse range of building types including residential, commercial, urban regeneration, education and arts projects.

Glenn is on CABE's LOCOG Design Review Panel (The London Organising Committee of Olympic Games). He is Chair of MADE (Midlands Architecture and the Designed Environment) and also Chair of the IKON Gallery in Birmingham.  Glenn advises Birmingham City Council and is an ambassador for the West Midlands.  He sits on the Warwick University Board and is Chair of the Warwick University Building Committee.

Above: The Downland Grid Shell building by Glenn Howells Architects
In the academic field, Glenn is a visiting Professor at Nottingham Trent University, an external examiner at Sheffield Hallam University and a lecturer at the Centre of Alternative Technology in Wales.  He was previously an external examiner at the University of Nottingham and Queen's University, Belfast.


Download the conference flyer [PDF, 80kb]

Find out more and book your place: click here.

Friday, 25 February 2011

Speaker Profile Four: Peter Kelly, Editor of Blueprint Magazine

Continuing our speaker profile series in the lead up to the free conference next Wednesday 2nd March ...

Creative Industries Innovation
Date: Wed 2nd March
Time: 9am - 4pm
Venue: Sonic Arts Research Centre
Cost: Free! Book now.

Peter Kelly

Peter Kelly is acting editor on Blueprint, the leading magazine of architecture and design. A regular public speaker and chair of architecture and design events, he has contributed to numerous art, architecture and lifestyle magazines, and has been a visiting critic and lecturer at international academic institutions including the Architectural Association and the Rural Studio.

Blueprint Magazine
Blueprint Magazine launched in 1983 as the first magazine to cross the boundaries between design and architecture. Following the magazine’s relaunch in September 2006, it was described by The Observer newspaper as the ‘design bible’. Blueprint’s award-winning design sets it apart from other magazines. Published monthly, it is produced in large format, with photography and illustration of the highest standard. The magazine takes a parallel approach to the different design disciplines, reflecting a belief that fashion, product, furniture and architectural design can share ideas. Blueprint aims to use the subject of design to reveal the workings of society. The magazine is about the important role that design and architecture can play in shaping the world.

For more information visit: www.blueprintmagazine.co.uk

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Speaker Profile Three: Pearse Moore, Chief Executive of the Nerve Centre, Derry

Continuing our speaker profile series in the lead up to the free conference next Wednesday 2nd March ...

Creative Industries Innovation
Date: Wed 2nd March
Time: 9am - 4pm
Venue: Sonic Arts Research Centre
Cost: Free! Book now.

The final conference looks at the broader picture of the creative industries in Northern Ireland, and their impact on the wider stage. We explore the imaginative work of businesses and individuals active in NI, the crossovers between the different creative industries, the knock-on effects for other industries, and what can be done to foster a culture of creative work in Northern Ireland.


The Nerve Centre, Derry


Pearse Moore is Chief Executive of the Nerve Centre in Derry. The Nerve Centre is considered one of the UK's most dynamic and innovative multimedia centres. During his time at the Nerve Centre, he has overseen several large multimedia projects and most recently established Magazine Studios which houses their Moving Image Archive, Creative Learning Centre and The Hub, a creative industries support centre. Pearse has also produced several short films for BBC, British Screen and UTV including the Academy Award nominated DANCE LEXIE DANCE (Live Action Drama) and BAFTA nominated animation The Crumblegiant. Pearse has sat on numerous boards including Moving on Music, NI Skills Panel for Film and TV, ACNI Lottery Committee and was a founding director of the NI Music Industry Commission.


The Nerve Centre is a purpose built 15,000sq ft building officially opened in 1999. Housed in this state-of-the-art building are a live music venue, cinema, edit suites, rehearsal and recording studios, and an in-house film production company. The Nerve Centre currently has over 100,000 people benefiting from its various events, programmes and projects. From the outset the Centre attracted significant media attention for its innovative policy of combining art form and activity. More recently the centre has expanded to include the development of Magazine Studios, a 18,000 sq ft facility which was a former youth hostel next door. The Magazine Studios was built over four floors and includes the Northern Ireland Archive of Moving Image; a cinema and computer suite that houses the Northern Ireland digital film archive and the Centre’s own North West Film Archive - And that’s just the ground and first floor! Above this is the Nerve Centre’s Creative Learning Centre which provides educational support to teachers and programme provisions for pupils and resource development and a creative arts support centre - four edit suites and ten offices - which provide audio post production facilities for TV and film. It is clear to see why the Nerve Centre is considered one of the UK's most dynamic and innovative multimedia centres.

For more information visit www.nerve-centre.org.uk

Book now for next weeks free conference!

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Speaker Profile Two: Sara Graham, Creative and Cultural Skills NI

Continuing our speakers profile series in the run up to our free conference next Wednesday, 2nd March...












Sara Graham is the Northern Ireland Manager at Creative & Cultural Skills, the institution objected on tackling the skills needs of the UK within the creative sector, including: Craft, Cultural Heritage, Design, Literature, Music, Performing Arts and Visual Arts.

Creative & Cultural Skills is the Sector Skills Council, licensed by the Secretary of State for Education and Skills. SSCs receive public investment and engage with government departments across the UK. This enables organisations and employers, via SSCs, to have a far greater impact on policies affecting skills and productivity. The organisation’s key goals are:
- reducing skills gaps and shortages
- improving productivity, business and public service performance
- reforming learning supply, making courses and qualifications relevant to industry
Creative & Cultural Skills Department works directly with employers providing information, education and training, promoting work within the creative sector.

For more information visit: http://www.ccskills.org.uk/


Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Conference 2nd March: Creative Industries Innovation

It’s our final conference in the series and it’s free for everyone!

Date: Wed 2nd March
Time: 9am - 4pm
Venue: Sonic Arts Research Centre
Cost: Free! Book now.

The final conference looks at the broader picture of the creative industries in Northern Ireland, and their impact on the wider stage. We explore the imaginative work of businesses and individuals active in NI, the crossovers between the different creative industries, the knock-on effects for other industries, and what can be done to foster a culture of creative work in Northern Ireland.

Image via Flickr user Andy McMillan

Biographies

In the lead up to the final conference next week we will be taking a look at a different speaker each day on the PLACE blog. Each day until the 2 March we’ll provide a brief biography of the selected speaker. As the venue for the conference is the fantastic Sonic Arts Research Centre [SARC] we felt it was fitting to start our biography series with Pedro Rebelo, SARC Director of Research, who will be speaking on the 2 March. 



Biography One: Pedro Rebelo, SARC Director of Research

Source: http://images.apple.com/uk/pro/profiles/

Pedro has been awarded a PhD in composition from the University of Edinburgh and is currently Director of Research at the Sonic Arts Research Centre and Chair of the Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music.

Pedro is a composer/digital artist working in electroacoustic music, digital media and installation. His approach to music making is informed by the use of improvisation and interdisciplinary structures. He has been involved in several collaborative projects with visual artists and has created a large body of work exploring the relationships between architecture and music in creating interactive performance and installation environments. This includes a series of commissioned pieces for soloists and live-electronics which take as a basis the interpretation of specific acoustic spaces. In the duo laut with saxophonist Franziska Schroeder he investigates the extension of interfaces and control in interactive performance practices. His electroacoustic music is featured in various CD sets (Sonic Circuits IV, Discontact III, Exploratory Music from Portugal, ARiADA). His audio-visual work "lautomata.3" has recently been awarded the Special Recognition prize from the CynetArt Festival, Dresden.

Pedro conducts research in the field of digital media, interactive sound and composition. His writings reflect his approach to design and composition by articulating creative practice in a wider understanding of cultural theory.


More about Pedro Rebelo and the Sonic Arts Research Centre: www.apple.com/uk/pro/profiles/sonicarts/