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Nadia-Anne Ricketts will be sharing her journey of sound and materiality at The Tate Modern, London. 22nd March 2017. Digital Maker Collective

 

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Nadia-Anne Ricketts has been selected as one of the 150 female creative leaders top 10 inspiring women, to be disrupting the creative industries. How exciting! You can read it here

 

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Looking forward to being part of the Designology initiative along some of the best names in weaving, called  Weaving Futures. We will be responding to the theme, London Transport and creating some woven textiles using the latest weaving technology, the TC-2 loom. We will be translating sounds of the underground. November 2016- February 2017.

 

We are delighted to have been selected to go back to see our Arab friends over in Dubai with the UK Crafts Council for Design Days Dubai 2017. We will be preparing a very special piece for the show that encapsulates the spirit of their heritage.. Please see details on their website.

 

Cockpit Arts Christmas Holborn Open Studio's November 24th - 27th Please come and see what treats we have in store for you this year. Same studio E2i. For more details please visit the Cockpit Arts website

 

We will be delighted to be presenting alongside our tech friends again at Wired Retail UK, at The British Museum, November 16th 2016. If you fancy seeing some the latest technologies disrupting the UK retail space this is your gig. Ticket information details right here.

 

If you're a third year textiles university student and you would like to have the opportunity to go to 'Making it Textiles' 2016, in Bradford, and learn about how to make it in UK weaving industry, please speak with your tutor for a place. There are only a limited amount. Nadia-Anne Ricketts will be speaking with a panel, about starting her own practice. 26th October 2016 The event is supported by The Worshipful Weavers who I was amazed to learn, is one of the longest standing company's in Great Britain,as the recorded Guild dates back to 1176!

 

Nadia-Anne Ricketts founder of BeatWoven will be joining ceramist Billy Loyd and gallery owner Sarah Myerscough in a discussion panelled by Grant Gibson about 'Antiques of the Future'. This talk is part of the Art and Antiques Fair, Olympia which is on from 27 June - 3 July 2016

 

A great write up by journalist Grant Gibson called Craftwork Revolutionaries in the latest July issue of House and Garden Magazine. If you have missed the edition, no problem you can also read about it here

 

Last year, we were so delighted to be featured as one of the editors picks at Decorex International 2015 (read), we have decided to return for a second year running in September 2016. You can find us in our usual booth A69 showcasing our new 'White Label' collection' called 'Legends Lost'. Visit the Decorex International website for more details.

We were also delighted to have been asked to be part of their amazing shoot seen on their marketing, but unfortunately we couldn't because Nadia was in Dubai, for Design Days. If only we could split ourselves in two!

 

London Tech Week 2016 at the Guerkin with our great ambassador, musician, Beatie Wolfe explaining to Sky News about how we wove her music into a fashion fabric that was then transformed into a Mr. Fish rock stars musical jacket. Now thats how you launch an album in the digital age. 'Seeing music differently', so great to see a vision materialised! Press play to watch. We are 5 minutes in.

 

2nd - 5th June 2106 is our yearly Summer Holborn Cockpit Arts Open Studio's. For more info please see:

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I'm so proud to mention that Cockpit will be celebrating a whopping 30 year anniversary of supporting London designer-makers.

 

 

We are so excited to be part of the exciting music tech developments with Warner Music HQ! First stop is a private Tech event on Osea Island, where a selected handful of tech start up companies will present their work to some of the top decision makers of Warner. How are we able to help make fans feel closer to the music and the artist? The research will finish at another private tech event in the Warner HQ May 26th . Stay up to date through Instagram and Twitter by following @beatwoven.

 

Absolutely over the moon to see Beatie Wolfe talking on national TV, to Sky News, about our amazing collaborative project '34 Montagu Square'. Weaving a historical musical thread into the first re-launched Mr. Fish 'Most Peculiar' mens tailored jacket. See and hear the story right here.

 

'Sartorial Serendipity at 34 Montagu Square' written by Brooke Roberts

" It’s a story of serendipity.  Beatie Wolfe, singer songwriter and digital pioneer of the NFC-launched album Montagu Square met me at, well, 34 Montagu Square, to discuss a very peculiar and fascinating collaboration.

I say very peculiar for more reasons than one.  34 Montagu square is the home of tailor and Anthony Sinclair Creative Director David Mason.  The very same residence was home to Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, Yoko Ono and Ringo Starr in the 60’s.  It was also the recording place of Eleanor Rigby and a number of other era-defining songs by the Beatles and other seminal artists from the 60’s and 70’s. David tells me that the current owner from whom he leases the property outbid Noel Gallagher.  Imagine the fallout...

I was greeted at 34 Montagu Square by David Mason who recently acquired the rights to the Mr Fish label – a fashion brand famous in the mid 60’s to 70’s for dressing Mick Jagger, David Bowie, The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix and less famous for dressing David Hockney, Pablo Picasso and Princess Margaret.  The role call of clients is astonishing.

David is in the midst of relaunching Mr Fish (which we’ll delve into further in a future post) but today we’re talking about a collaboration he has just completed with Beatie and digital weaving pioneer Nadia Anne Ricketts, founder of Beatwoven....

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We are happy to announce that The 34 Montague Square collaboration between musician Beatie Wolfe and David Mason, of Anthony Sinclair tailors, with BeatWoven, has gone live! Together we bring to life the fusion of music, fashion, history and technology, with the worlds first musical jacket used to help launch Beatie Wolfe's tailored album. The jacket is planning to go onto a world tour before settling for an exhibition in the UK, yet to be confirmed. Watch this space for more information.

 

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If you happen to be checking in from the USA and will be at SXSW music festival in Texas 2016, pop into the UKTI  Woman in Tech arena where you will come across BeatWoven, who in the words of the UKTI are helping to 'lead the charge in cutting edge technology'. 

 

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BeatWoven, London are delighted to announce they have been selected to present with the Crafts Council, UK at Design Days Dubai. We are very excited to be sharing our concept of invisible geometry with the Arab world.  You can read more about here

 

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Delighted to be presenting at Maison Objet this year, 2016 with the BEDG, British European Design Group.

 

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Cockpit Arts Christmas Open Studios is upon us. Come join us start the festive season, pick up some unique gifts and come meet the designer-makers in person. Please note that they will start a day earlier, with late night shopping Thursday 26th November 6pm - 9pm, Friday 27th, Saturday 28th, and Sunday 29th 11am - 6pm. Look forward to seeing you there!

 

Watch this space about a brand new exciting collaboration mixing history with music, with craft with fashion, and of course music! A  great pre-write up about our collaborative project of 34 Montagu Square, with Beatie Wolfe and David Mason read it here

 

Come and join us at Innovate UK, The global spotlight on UK innovation to hear Nadia-Anne Ricketts speak about her research and development project with Dr. Noam Shemtov from The Queen Mary University London.

 

We were delighted to have been invited to speak and present the research and development work we have been carrying out with The Boost Fund, Creativeworks, London, and Queen Mary University, at The Rooms 'A playground for new ideas'. It was a festival to help celebrate the successful work that has come out of all the rounds of funding.

 

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We are so unbelievably excited to announce that BeatWoven will be COMING SOON to the big apple, NYC, USA. At the amazingly special concept store ABC Carpet and Home. Once we saw that their mission statement " Our mission is to serve by manifesting a shift in the retail paradigm—one in which beauty, experience, and magic are composed onto a revolutionary platform of cause-related products that guide creative expression, celebrate individuality, and cultivate the actualization of home as the sacred space" we knew this was the perfect store to work with.

To all our American friends you will soon be able to order from the cushion collection in store, or online, and just in time for Christmas. I will keep you all posted on the launch. Watch this space...

 

Delighted to be part of Future Artefact 23rd - 25th October 2015 at Shoreditch Studios. An exhibition showcasing how media is being represented in a digital time and creating the artefacts for the future. We will presenting a fashion piece, sculpted from DiamondDaze showcasing how music pattern can become part of a garment. The piece was created in collaboration with Peter Griffiths from up and coming label Out The Wardrobe, based at Lee Alexander McQueen's The Sarabande Foundation. 

 

We are very excited to announce that our airing of our Interview with Monocle24, the 24 hour radio station part of Monocle Magazine at Midori House, will be aired tonight at 1900 UK time. Nadia-Anne Ricketts was invited to go down to the recording studios for an impromtu interview about BeatWoven and being an entrepreneur.  You can listen in via the Monocle 24 App, or tune in right here If you can't be on the live airing, do not panic. There will also be a podcast you can download so you can listen at your leisure.

 

It's proving to be one very busy year! We have also confirmed our first debut spot as a solo exhibitor as Decorex International 2015, Syon Park. September 20th - 23rd 2015. We are very excited to be part of such a great show! It will actually be our first exhibitor trade show in the UK ever! Please do come and visit us. We will be located on the front wall, right-hand side as you come through the entrance, five booths down in A69. We will be launching our autmumn/winter new collection here, as well as showcasing our Creativeworks BOOST project.

 

Book Launch: Digital Handmade : Craftmanship In The New Industrial Revolution by Lucy Johnston, (Thames and Hudson), is now available to buy on Amazon here. BeatWoven features. There is a book launch event and exhibition at WaterStones, Jermyn Street, London until 19th July showcasing our couture 'DiamondDaze' fabric and as part of our upholstery project. (Translated from 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds' by The Beatles). For more information click on the thumbnail image and you will be directed to the relevant website.

 

Event: 'Orchestrated Marks' exhibition at Quercus Gallery, Bath, England. 6th June - 4th July. BeatWoven will be showcasing alongside three other artists who use music in their craft, or who are inspired by sound and music. For more information and opening times please click here

 

Just when we thought we had all the year planned, we are sneaking in a long weekend showcasing BeatWoven in Aix De Provence, at the 'House of History and Art' Hotel Gallifet with their event 'Discovering Designers', June 5th - 7th 2015. If you happen to be in the Cote D'Azur please pop along and see us! More info here.

 

Event: If you love classical music, why not pop along to a week of music celebration to Blackheath Halls to watch the live performance of Rachmaninov Piano Concerto Number 2. BeatWoven will be showing its work as part of their exhibition between 6th May and 11th May 2015. For tickets and more information please click here

 

We are delighted to be flying out to New York City to exhibit with the British European Design Group and ICFF, International Contemporary Furniture Fair 2015. We will be on stand 2420 during 16th May and 19th May, so please do come and see us if you are in NYC! To make an appointment you can follow this link and fill in a time slot. For those of you that can't make it, we will take lot's of pictures and will be posting them to our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook pages. 

 

Event: Come join us for a day of craft exploration at the spring Cockpit Arts Open Studios. With its new date 8th - 10th May 2015 to align with London Craft Week. BeatWoven will be presenting a framed art installation, and upholstered chair using the magical fabric 'Diamond Daze' from the DreaMelody collection translated from 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds' by The Beatles. There will also be a small installation showing off the latest collaboration with music producer Demidj with a collection of BeatWoven twelve inch Vinyl art sleeves. We'll also be in studio E2i, at the end of the corridor on the second floor for a chat, so please do come and say Hi!  Timings can be found on the Cockpit Arts website, or click on the flyer here and you will directed to the page.

 

We are honoured to have been asked by the Crafts Council to become part of their new directory. A great resource of finding designer-makers to suit all tastes. You can check it out the BeatWoven profile right here

 

Latest blog post by Decorex, about my journey so far, after Future Heritage. Looking forward to being part of Decorex 2015. To read the post please click here

 

A winning BOOST for BeatWoven. BeatWoven becomes one of three awardees of the Creativeworks BOOST fund 2015. After a gruelling day of creating the perfect pitch deck, Nadia-Anne Ricketts pitched BeatWoven to a panel of seven judges in no more than five minutes. The panel consisted of the industries top professionals, including Chris Moore UKTI, Wendy Malem London College of Fashion and Steve Clegg IBM, so the pressure was on to impress. To read more about it please click here

 

Launching soon: The Digital Handmade by Lucy Johnston May 18th 2015. BeatWoven features.

 

Was a pleasure to be invited to Vogue House, at Conde Nast to showcase BeatWoven alongside some other incredible digital innovative designers and brands, for the board meeting of 'Design Ideas for 2015' with Wired magazine. 3D printed puzzle chairs by Imakr and Digital dresses by Cute Circuit were the handful of selected brands alongside BeatWoven.

 

BeatWoven is announced as one of the HOTHOUSE 5 winners 2015.

 

BeatWoven and Kompass Magazine 'A Visual Reflection of Sound'

 

BeatWoven features in 'Trends for 2015' by Homify

 

'Future Heritage Crafts at Decorex' Innovative artwork by 21 talented designers.

 

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BeatWoven: 'Minimalism is Dead, Long live Powerful Patterns', Phoenix Mag

 

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BeatWoven joins curated 'Future Heritage', at Decorex International with Corinne Julius.

 

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BeatWoven joins 'Harrods is Design' for their first ever 'Design Trail' for the London Design Festival 2014

 

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BeatWoven presents with pianist Leon McCawley, and conductor David Charles Abell, London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) at The Royal Festival Hall.

 It was fascinating to hear how the LPO timed their music performance around the film to movements and script.

 

BeatWoven goes to see the live screening of Brief Encounter at The Royal Festival Hall to see the themed music of Rachmaninoff play live by The LPO.

 

 

A Creative Journey - Rachamninoff.

BeatWoven was commissioned by The Southbank Centre to translate the theme music from David Lean's film The Brief Encounter (1945), Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.2, into a BeatWoven art installation to be hung at The Royal Festival Hall. There will be a small collection of woven products available at The Southbank Shop.

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BeatWoven makes the news in the States 'Weave to the Beat' says The New York Times

 

BeatWoven featured in FT Weekend Magazine House and Homes, with an article called 'Sound Visionaries'. Click on the image to read more, or check it out on my press page.

 

AWARDED for the second consecutive year, The Clothworkers Foundation/Cockpit Arts Award 2013

 

AWARDED: CreativeWorks London Voucher, Digital Fusion Round 4 2013