Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Rhythm Riot

This is one of the vintage cars in the cruise to Rye

This is me mid jiving at Rhythm Riot on Saturday night

I have just come back from a long weekend called Rhythm Riot. It was one non-stop jive dancing, rock and roll weekender in Pontins Cambersands. So that took all my time up so no zine writing, blogging or designing involved. However I had a brilliant time and bonded with my dancing buddies in shared accommodation in the form of a very cold chalet. We cooked together, ate together, shopped together, danced and partied together even went on a vintage car cruise to Rye together!

Link to video of cruise to Rye 2010:

For more information about this annual event look at: www.rhythmriot.com

I forgot to explain I also write and design 'Just For You Zine'. Which is all about you, or people I have met or know or about to meet. I make 10 copies to sell, whereby I interview 10 people with 10 questions. Each person involved gets their very own special copy of the zine to keep.
I write a blog alongside this which I write interesting things I get up to or people featured in zine might be doing.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010



The first event is being hosted by London on the 19th of December.


The theme is ZULU-CHRISTMAS.

The event a Zine Symposium with Big Issue related print auction

The venue a converted Ice Cream Factory tucked away in tidy Deptford.

The key exhibited artist is SAMU.

The musical performers are PLEASE.


Keep it tidy.

Introduce You, Introduce Me

Hello there lovely person.
We are Bear Gami.
Our project is titled, quite simply... 'Twelve'.
Your current page is an observation for the projects progressions over the course of its duration.
This is our introduction for clarity...

Celebrating the thinkers, do-ers and cultural tinkers clicking their creative cogs in their 'home' cities, 'Twelve' aims to bring these local commonalities spanning twelve cities into one. Over a period of twelve months, Bear Gami will bring forth a new cultural artefact for all to take home at every event.

Artefact, you know, something of cultural // historical interest, but not necessarily an 'art' object, therefore, we are left with the remains of doing, in other words, an 'Efact'.

Ahhh yes, with the help of our friends at Zineswap, a zine to be made by all on the day to be taken away at the end. The zine is a physical release of the song being contributed towards 'Twelve' by Please, or whichever musical act is performing on the day.

'Twelve' will culminate in all twelve events being published in 'EFACT', a published book and musical accompaniment to reify all the extraordinary talents of those contributors across all cities involved, finally eradicating the physical distance into a simple flip of a page...

And so the plan rolls.