Brooklands in Surrey, the birthplace of British motor racing and aviation, is to get a multi-million pound Heritage Lottery Fund grant to help restore it to its former glory.
The money will help bring part of its famous track back to life and rebuild its main hangar, which houses historic aeroplanes including Wellington bombers, Sopwiths and Hurricanes.
Publication of the latest edition of the Brooklands Bulletin Magazine, designed by Nick Findell at The Graphic Agenda, was held back to include this very important announcement of the Heritage Lottery funding.
The Graphic Agenda is proud to be helping the exciting Grampound Village Store community project which opens tomorrow!
Nick Findell of The Graphic Agenda said that “I have really enjoyed working for the last year helping the really dedicated team in Grampound launch this local community project, promote the sale of shares, survey the customers wishes and publicise the progress of the shop”.
The Graphic Agenda has designed a recently launched website to promote an exciting project to create a community shop at Grampound between St Austell and Truro in Cornwall.
When the people of Grampound learnt that Hollies Store and Post Office was closing in June 2013, due to retirement, a village meeting of local people expressed a need for, and desire to establish, a community shop.
As a first step a Share Offer is being made available to local residents and friends of Grampound from 2nd Dec 2013 to 28th Feb 2014 to encourage true community ownership and commitment in an exciting and fulfilling venture which will be a great legacy for the village.
Visit the website to find out more at www.grampoundvillagestore.co.uk
The July-August Brooklands Bulletin was selected as ‘Club Mag of the Week’ by Classic Car Weekly in August. CCW concluded that it is “a cleanly-produced publication which strikes the right balance with its reports and features, it’s a must-read”. We couldn’t agree more!
The Graphic Agenda are proud to be associated with this exciting magazine project which has now grown to a publication of 60 pages
A thrilling, moving musical, based on true events here in Crediton at the turn of the 19th Century.
Brother Jacques is a tale of fate, adventure and discovery. The story starts in Paris, 1789, and follows the path of two brothers, torn apart by the French Revolution. They're swept along in a whirlwind of events at sea, on the rat-infested hulk ships in Plymouth and find themselves landed in the farming community of Crediton. With pretty Kirton girls, scrumpy cider and the hope of freedom, these brothers experience a Devon life they'd never expected to encounter, but always with the distant ring of the bells of Notre Dame in their ears. Will freedom ever be theirs? Will the realisation of their true identities be freedom enough?
Based on true events, Brother Jacques is an exciting project for CODS. The musical is partly-based in Crediton and tells the story of locals interacting with the Frenchmen captured during the Revolution and brought to Devon as prisoners of war. Children play a pivotal role in the musical, adding an extra dimension to the company - the townsfolk of ol' Kirton would not be complete without them. We are really excited at the prospect of welcoming a Children's Chorus back to CODS after last performing with them in Oliver! in 2010.
First produced of Plymouth Theatre Royal's Drum Theatre in 1990, Brother Jacques went on to win two Barclays Music Theatre Awards including 'Best New Musical'.
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New Psychedelic 7" coloured vinyl EP release, cover design by Nick Findell www.thegraphicagenda.co.uk
To find out more and buy contact: http://post.ly/A6btC
The price is £6.00 including postage and all profit will go to Radio BayFM in Exmouth (all volunteers). The EP is limited to 250 copies worldwide, with download code and is in a full colour sleeve..
2 recent projects undertaken by The Graphic Agenda have been at either end of the music spectrum.
The Souvenir Programme for Powder & Paint is back from the printers ready for the Gala Night tonight.
A love story with a twist...a bitter twist
The musical is all about Helena Rubinstein. Out of nowhere she became a household name. Beauty was her business and as the first woman ever to build a global industry she really did have a tale to tell.
'Powder & Paint' is definitely not a biography.
Perhaps it can best be described as a character study wrapped up in romance and mystery. Some liberties have been taken to emphasize the drama and to highlight the challenges which, even today, confront a go-getting woman in a male dominated world. Without doubt 'Madame' Rubinstein met her fair share of fear, loneliness and heartbreak on her rocky road to success.
The story behind Powder & Paint is based on a collection of 2000 letters from 1914 – 1928 between Helena Rubinstein and her London manageress Rosa Bird. They give an extraordinary and very personal insight into a woman who changed the face of women the world over.
Thanks go to Hedgerow Print of Crediton for printing the programme which was art directed and designed by Nick Findell at The Graphic Agenda.
For more information on the musical visit:
I have a wide range of experience as a Graphic Designer and Art Director - first of all in London's West End advertising agencies and then for 16 years in the music business with The Decca Record Company & Decca International where I became International Art Director. This was followed by 9 years with an advertising agency in Bedfordshire working on accounts such as Vauxhall, NatWest, The Betterware Catalogue, Hertz, Whipsnade Zoo, Budget and Bradford Exchange. For over 18 years I have run my own business, The Graphic Agenda, handling clients such as Collegium Records, Mercedes-Benz Club, Rodale Press, Ciba Vision, Brooklands Museum Trust, Branko Ltd., The Vintage Sports-Car Club, The Choir of London etc. You can see more at www.graphicagenda.co.uk