Water Water Everywhere Open Forum & Discussion

If you like to follow the travelling water show titled ‘WATER WATER EVERYWHERE; PAEN TO A VANISHING RESOURCE’ and curated by Jennifer Heath,  follow the blog:






SWEEP AND WEEP video will be showcased in Edinburgh on 28th March at Open Door Festival part of the  short film programme called “Elementals – Presence” curated by Richard Ashrowan: http://www.alchemyfilmfestival.org.uk/2011_archive/2011/elementals-presence/index.html

Anne & Mark’s Art Party — Build the Gallery Walls!


Our Kickstarter Campaign is live

It’s time to build some walls and hang the art.


Over the past eight years, our Irrational and Occasional Art Party has grown from our house to two houses to a warehouse near downtown. Each year, the number of artists who want to participate in this celebration of the arts in the South Bay has grown. So has the number of people who want to enjoy the art and an evening of dance, music, performance, food and drink.


June 28th 2014, we hope to take a big step and move Art Party to the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds and extend the event from 1 night to 1 week. But we need your help to transform the Fairgrounds for all the people we expect to attend.


We need to build gallery walls to hang the art, so the Art Party 2014 team has turned to Kickstarter to raise the necessary money. If we can raise $25,000, the party can go on. But, we really need to raise a lot more than that in order to build 4000 l.f. of 12′ high walls to display all the art we have plans for.


We hope you can help make Art Party 2014 a big success and a major event in the growing South Bay cultural landscape, connecting established and developing artists with those who love art.


Click on the link below and check out the video we’ve put together and the cool perks that come along with each contribution. We’d love it if you could pass the word along to your friends who might be interested.


And, whether you can contribute or not, be sure to save June 28 and come to the Art Party.


Thanks for all your help and support over the years and let’s keep the Art Party going and growing.


Anne Sconberg and Mark Henderson and the Art Party Creative Team

Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival – April 3-6‏

Dear friend,

I would like to invite you to the fourth edition of Alchemy Film and
Moving Image Festival, to be held in Hawick, Scottish Borders, April

We've a great line-up this year - around 100 films, 85 of which are
World, UK or Scottish premieres, with well over 30 filmmakers
attending from around the world. Our theme this year is 'Dreamland'
and here’s the online programme:


Alchemy is known for being a very intimate and friendly festival,
where audiences and filmmakers really do get to meet, where real
discussions happen and creative debate flourishes. I sincerely hope we
might have the pleasure of welcoming you. 

TRAVEL: Alchemy has grown strongly every year, and this year we are
expecting full capacity audiences, so please book your tickets early.
We are expecting most of the local accommodation to sell out, so if
you intend to stay overnight in Hawick or nearby, please be sure to
book very soon. See the travel details here:

Some highlights for 2014:

ARTISTS’ FILMMAKING SYMPOSIUM: A rare opportunity to meet a range of
experts closely involved in the making, funding and distribution of
experimental film and artists’ moving image.

FEATURES: Twelve feature screenings including Patrick Bokanowski, the
Quay Brothers, Nathaniel Dorsky, Alberto Gracia, Chai Chunya, Rachel
Maclean, S.J Ramir, Julie Brook, Siobhan Davies and many more. 

LIVE PERFORMANCES: Including Rocio von Jungenfeld’s Film Walk,
multi-projector performances from Nominoë and Jacques Perconte.

SHORT FILM SCREENINGS: Five short film programmes showing around 40
short films from our national and internationals submissions.

DREAMING ROOM PROGRAMME: 36 films, mid length features and shorts. An
eclectic collection showing some of the more oblique approaches.

MOVING IMAGE INSTALLATIONS: 10 Moving image installations around the
town, in several disused spaces and even a travelling horsebox

I would appreciate it very much if you would circulate the information
about the festival within your own networks - we need all the support
we can get as we rely heavily upon word of mouth. 

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/alchemyfilmfestival
Twitter: @alchemyfilmfest

Do please let me know if you intend to come.

All the best,


Richard Ashrowan
Creative Director
Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival
03.04.2014 - 06.04.2014
Hawick, Scottish Borders

FB: www.facebook.com/alchemyfilmfestival
Twitter: @alchemyfilmfest







With a commitment charter, a Water Guardian guide and ambassadors such as Steve Ravussin, Zep, Anne Richard or Aurélien Ducroz, RACE FOR WATER Foundation wants to mobilise on a large scale so that we all become Water Guardian!


On this occasion, RACE FOR WATER Foundation is very pleased to welcome a new and well-known Water Guardian: Michel Desjoyeaux!


Multiple winner of offshore races, Michel Desjoyeaux has in the past already participated in RACE FOR WATER Foundation’s activities to deploy our ARGO float to gather scientific data on the oceans. We have also both educated children on water preservation, thanks to our partnership with TBS during the single-handed Solitaire du Figaro. By signing the Water Guardian Charter Michel Desjoyeaux gets more concretely involved in the commitment to reduce its water consumption. As sailor “The Professor” is the ideal link between water and general public to share and understand that water is essential to our daily life and we ALL must act to preserve it!


To become Water Guardian you just need by signing the Water Guardian charter and to commit to one or more of the following environmental acts:


I will CALCULATE my water footprint
I PLEDGE to reduce my water footprint by using environmentally friendly products
I will choose REGIONAL and SEASONAL food
I will LIMIT my daily water consumption
I will use my cothes LONGER
I will SWITCH OFF my electrical appliances


I will REJECT all non-recyclable plastic
I CHOOSE packaging made from renewable resources
I RECYCLE all glass and stainless products
I RECYCLE what I cannot refuse, re-use or reduce
I USE a basket or a biodegradable bag
I use a NON-DISPOSABLE WATER BOTTLE whenever possible


To sign the charter


To calculate your water footprint: (in French only)


Tips to reduce your footprint, thanks to Water Guardian guide: (in French only)


Meet our Water Guardians

At 20 years, Michel Desjoyeaux is recruited by Eric Tabarly for his first race world tour in the crew member. Since then, monohull, multihull, small or big boat in regatta between three buoys or around the world, Michel Desjoyeaux has forged a unique record in the sailing world.


Specialist of solo race, he is the only sailor who won three “Solitaire du Figaro” (in 1992, 1998 and 2007), two “Vendée Globe” (2000-2001 and 2008-2009), the Route du Rhum (2002) and the English Transat (2004).

He also won in double and crew, whether the “Transat AG2R 92” or the “Transat Jacques Vabre” 2007, Vulcain Trophy 2011 on Lake Leman on a Decision 35, and more recently the European Tour MOD 70.

Passionate by the competition, Michel approaches his sport with extraordinary professionalism. He knows at the same time how to innovate and refine the most common detail. He builds each of his victory on land as much as at sea by treating with the same meticulous design the development of his boats, operating and weather strategy.

His human qualities recognised by all make him an appealing personality. Available and instructor, he never loses an opportunity to share with others his love for the sea and a job well done.
World Water Day