Ikon Slow Boat
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Ikon Slow Boat

About the Book

About the Author

Pete Ashton
Ikon Youth Programme

Artist, photographer, teacher, writer, other stuff. Everything you might want to know about me can be found at, or linked from, peteashton.com

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • April 2011
    • Visit to Coombeswood Canal Trust
    • An afternoon with Grand Union
    • A local trip
  • May 2011
    • Grappling
  • June 2011
    • Je suis une Bristolite
    • IYP visit Grand Union
    • Dragon Boat Festival
  • July 2011
    • Launch Day
    • Slow Boat out and about
    • July evening
    • Simon’s Slow Boat Rucksack
  • August 2011
    • IYP miss Marjolijn
    • Stop for lunch
    • Gas Street, Bournville and back again
    • University of Birmingham
    • Icknield Port Loop
    • Website session with Pete Ashton
    • A session on Slow Boat
    • Setting up IYP’s anti-curate exhibition
    • Behind the scenes…
    • Have you ever ventured to the yew garden?
    • Journey back from Lapworth
  • September 2011
    • September Sessions - Poppy Tibbetts & Timothy Parkes 7 September 2011
    • Peniche Beach Visites!
    • September Sessions - E.L. Heath & Rob Dunsford 14 September 2011
    • Between a Welsh cheese boat and the Neptune Centre.
    • September Sessions - Tom Peel, 21 September 2011
  • October 2011
    • September Sessions- Boat to Row, 28 September 2011
    • National Trust Walking Fest - Planning
    • Floating Feast Review, the Radar Magazine
    • IYP Recruitment Drop in- Session 1
    • An off-the-page writing workshop
    • IYP Recruitment Drop in- Session 2
    • Floating Feast appears in Area magazine!
    • National Trust Walking Festival- this weekend!
    • A poignant moment- departing our residence at Icknield Port Loop.
  • November 2011
    • A jacket-potato filled home warming party!
  • December 2011
    • Scarcity Radio workshop 1 - Born in Flames / Spectrum Scarcity with Linda Doyle
    • Human Amplification: Slavoj Zizek at Occupy Wall Street
  • January 2012
    • Scarcity Radio workshop 2 - Pirates
    • Interview with Franco Beradi (Bifo) about Radio Alice
    • Numbers stations
    • Scarcity and the Radio Spectrum
    • The Art of Deceleration
    • How to Use Fool’s Gold - pyrite radio testing
  • February 2012
    • Website Workshop
    • Citizen’s Band
    • Scarcity posters
    • Scarcity Radio workshop 3 – ham radio with Geoffrey Roberts
    • Film, tape, picture, sound
  • March 2012
    • Wireless Poetry
    • Progress on Flatpack Festival Film
    • Flatpack Film Progress
    • As Slow as Possible: AV Festival of Art, Technology, Music and Film
    • Family Saturday
    • White Noise
    • Writing Resources
    • Scarcity Radio Workshop 4: Pontypool and Pantoums
    • IYP’s Trip to London
    • Scarcity Stickers
    • Flatpack Film Festival
    • Le Blanc
    • Silicon Valley
  • April 2012
    • IYP’s First Solo Session
    • Waves, Daniel Palacios
    • First Session with Stephen Whitehead
    • Second Session with Stephen
    • IYP at the Thinktank
    • Canal Heritage Walk
    • Scarcity Radio Workshop 5: the Geology Museum
    • IYP goes to Hollywood… Well, Lapworth’s Museum of Geology.
    • Ether theories
  • May 2012
    • Installation of the Allotments Project at the MAC
    • Update on Allotment Space at the MAC
    • A postcard from Flatpack 6
    • The Launch of Cinémathèque de Tanger on Slow Boat
    • Another week, another ‘How to’.
  • June 2012
    • Family Saturday with Mirror Mirror
    • Apothecaries.. Archives.. Icons
    • ‘How To… Make Bunting!’
    • Flatpack Festival in Collaboration with Cinematheque de Tanger
    • Independent Television
    • Allotment workshop at the MAC
    • Filming Update
    • The Cognitive Radio
    • A Royal Goodbye of our How To’s at MAC
    • Visual representation of sound using film
    • Canal Clean up at Warwick Bar
    • InMono
  • July 2012
    • 2 Months, 8 Drafts and countless Paper Cuts later…
    • The journey to the Centre of the Earth.
    • Filming Update
    • The Warwick Bar Summer Fete
    • A Letter from Sam Belinfante to IYP
    • The Results of the MFY Workshops on Slow Boat
    • Slow Boat sets sail into the Summer of 2012
    • The Halfway Point!
    • IYP & Propeller go to Milton Keynes
  • August 2012
    • IYP visit London
    • Scarcity Radio Vancouver
    • Radio discussion aboard Slow Boat at Chisenhale Gallery
    • Grizedale Planning Meeting
    • Stoke Bruerne Pirate Day
    • Allotments in Conversation
    • IYP working in Residence at Grizedale
    • Slow Boat Aria
  • September 2012
    • Interviews with Kate & Simon about Creative Alliance
    • Tipton Canal & Community Festival
  • October 2012
    • Upcoming IYP Presents… Event
    • Opportunity to participate in a new work with artist Laura Jane Cooper as part of Ikon’s Autumn Almanac
    • Workshop Update…
    • Conniston Youth Group visit Birmingham
  • December 2012
    • IYP PRESENTS…leaflets
    • Sneek Peek at the installation progress at Warwick Bar!
    • IYP Presents…
    • IYP first meeting of 2013
  • February 2013
    • An article about Navin in the newspaper The Hindu
    • Cleaning up a canal near you
    • IYP and Barber Youth - Drawing workshop during half term
  • March 2013
    • Artist Beccy Roberts led two drawing workshops working with the Barber Youth and members of Ikon’s Youth Programme, February 2013
    • Family Saturday success - well done IYP!
    • Slow Boat Walk & Talk
    • More from half term
  • April 2013
    • IYP Presents - Coventry
    • Slow Boat Archive
    • Navins unite
  • May 2013
    • Ikon Youth Programme reviews Jane and Louise Wilson film piece at the Herbert
    • Slow Boat in the press
    • Navinland planning begins
    • Slow Boat out of water (nobody panic)
    • Waterside Renaissance - Awards announced: Slow Boat Runner Up!
    • Sharpen up your CV
    • Polly Welsby (IYP) leads a tour of Ikon’s current exhibitions
  • June 2013
    • June - Slow Boat in Pelsall
  • July 2013
    • Well now this is exciting…
    • Slow Boat’s glorious new look
    • Nottingham research trip
    • Slow Boat Launch 2013
    • Slow Boat Summer 2013 (day three)
  • August 2013
    • Whats in a (Boat) name?
    • Navin Rawanchaikul interviewed by Mark Sheerin | 15 August 2013
  • September 2013
    • Navinland begins to take shape
    • Slow Boat hosts Clayground Collective on route from London to Stoke via Birmingham
    • Tipton Canal & Community Festival 2013
    • Fun in the sun
  • November 2013
    • Slow Boat in Brindleyplace for The October Family Arts Festival
    • IYP meets artist Amy Birch
    • The Alternative Christmas Party
  • December 2013
    • IYP guest edit Arts Award on-line magazine Voice
    • The Alternative Christmas Party was a huge success!
    • The final Session of 2013!!!!
  • January 2014
    • Canal-side mural featuring a familiar site

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