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Photo: Tim Olden

Somewhere on TV

Now I am slightly nervous about drawing anyones attention to this (!) but we might be on the telly tonight, & perhaps (of course) looking like real twits ...

Whilst up at Grizedale over the summer Hugh Fearnley-Wittingstall and the River Cottage crew, were filming a special programme around the Coniston Water Festival - which our It's a Lake District Knockout kicked off ...

Aside from having to let Hugh join in the tug-of-war (seen as the most 'suitable rural game' we played) the toast (pictured here) was all we, or the other guests, really saw of the man himself. However the crew did seem to be filming most of our event, so I'm intrigued to see how it comes out ... and how they explain that we were compering (then eating) dressed as Tudors!

Channel 4 20.00 - set your videos.

Just in time for Christmas ... the Bata-ville DVD!

The DVD is hard-cased and comes with three postcards of the Bata-ville bus destinations inside...extras include the cinema trailer and a directors' interview.

UK Customers:
You can buy a copy directly from this site at a special price of £15 (15 UKP) including UK post and packaging or £17 (17 UKP) for customers abroad.

We accept payment via paypal to email address: artists 'at' somewhere 'dot' org 'dot' uk

Email directors 'at' bata-ville 'dot' com for more details or just with your name and postal details!

Somewhere there's a graphic designer for somewhere!

We are currently looking for an inspired freelance designer to work with us on the (print-based) graphic identity of Somewhere.
We are keen to appoint someone interested in developing an ongoing working relationship with us as the role is likely to lead to further design opportunities with Somewhere. We already work in close collaboration with our programmer/designer Dorian Moore who developed the Somewhere site for us. We are now looking for someone to compliment this team with great graphic design skills and a real flair for print based media.

Initially we'd like to appointment someone for a fairly modest job: to design and oversee the production and delivery of a small range of printed communications materials (e.g. business cards, letterheads etc) for Somewhere.
The design aesthetic of the website will inform the project but the designer will be expected to bring fresh ideas to the table.

Person spec:
Highly-motivated, flexible and communicative
Commitment to engaging in a collaborative design process with Pope & Guthrie
Enthusiasm for articulating the philosophy and diversity of Somewhere's work through design
Experience of print design & delivery processes in their entirety
Attentive to detail and able to deliver to deadlines

Experience of working with visual artists and across print and digital media will be an advantage.

A total fee of £1600 is available for this design work incl. all expenses and print costs.

Shortlisted candidates will be expected to attend an informal interview in East London or Cumbria (Somewhere's two bases) according to their location, with examples of their work.

To apply:
Apply by emailing a brief CV, full contact info and a statement telling us why you would like to work for us, plus URLs / PDFs of previous work, to
Hard copies of examples of work may be provided, in which case 2 sets should be posted to:
Graphic designer post, Somewhere, J Gooding's Pie & Mash Shop, 257 Well Street, London E9 6RG

Deadline for receipt of applications is Thursday Dec. 1st
Interviews during week beginning Dec. 5th

Further info:
For further information on the post please email

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Photo: Tim Olden

Nice Cardigans

It's all go for Somewhere ... Karen & Tim packed the car in London straight after 'discover digital' ended on Friday and I made my way slowly across the country from Cardiff where I'd been speaking at the 'may you live in interesting times' conference ... collected by the crew at Reading train station (!) we all made our way to Kentwell (Suffolk) for a weekend in 1942.

Meanwhile our new WVS cardigans were travelling from Scotland, hot off the knitting press of Karen's sister Alison ... they reached us Saturday morning and looked great!