Tuesday, 9 May 2017

VIDEO DRAMA - Birthday Bizarre

In this episode John Crawford (played expertly by Louise) realises it's his 60th birthday! He can't wait to go out and celebrate but unfortunately everyone keeps getting his age wrong... This obviously doesn't help with John's notorious bad temper!

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

VIDEO DRAMA - The Last Dance

In this Episode Darren and Arlo are chilling at home when Arlo realises something strange about Darren. The soon decided that the best cure for Darren is a walk down the high street with Arlo's MP3 player on. Unfortunately Arlo's tunes are a little too hot to handle for Darren...

Monday, 24 April 2017

VIDEO DRAMA- The Inn

In this episode Duane, Leon and Mandy decide it's time for a break so they promptly book a Hotel up in Norfolk owned by Jimmy and Stanley. Unfortunately their relaxing break doesn't quite turn out as relaxing as they'd hoped...

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

VIDEO DRAMA - NHS-Capade

In this episode (made to show to NHS Doctors about bad Practice) LM Dubz heads down to the Doctors to sort out his funny tummy...

Friday, 7 April 2017

VIDEO DRAMA - The Savage Dog

In this episode Lilly Savage (played heroically by Peter) is having a nice relaxing time at home with her dog Louise, that is, until he decides to have a nap.... Lilly wakes up to find his dog gone and so sets out on a journey to find his beloved dog...

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

VIDEO DRAMA- The Wrong Wedding

In this episode Leon and Jason think its time they finally found someone to spend the rest of their lives with, so they call the highly reputable Hawkins' Wedding Agency to sort them out with lovely brides to be! Unfortunately the agency aren't quite up to the job this time...

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

The Gate meets Alan Courtis, 08.03.17.

Leon - I met Alan Courtis on Tuesday and I said hello. We started with taps round the chair and finger pointing and loud and soft then we started to play with him and it sounded really good. It would be nice if he could come again to do some more stuff. He's really good making sounds from instruments everywhere in the room. I was sitting on the chair watching a film before we came on it was good picture they show other films then I was cracking a story after the film. I sat with the others and listened to what he had to say and I looked back at the screen and they were playing good music on the film. It was good from the start. Oh yeah, Alan played as well right at the back on different instruments but we had to slow down and back fast we had to take turns round the room. I had to wait for a bit but I looked everywhere just in case it comes back there then it came but the whole thing was great. THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS GIG AND THANKS TO ALAN FOR COMING PLEASE COME BACK IT BE NICE TO SEE YOU AGAIN. CHEERS MATE.

Labake - Alan Courtis came to the gate and showed us how to play great music and we had a great time and we learnt haw to play different instruments it was great, everyone had fun  it was fantastic, everyone played something. I enjoyed playing the drums something I've never done and now music is is all I think about, I write and sing my own songs and I did what i do best, I sang.
Jason - Alan was a pretty cool guy, I'd like him to come again. I liked the talk he gave about people with disabilities because he showed pictures of people with learning disabilities playing music.

Kashan - It was very nice music. Alan was very good.


And here's our radio show featuring music from the show and interviews with Alan and various audience members -

Monday, 13 March 2017

FW17 Fashion Show @ Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston.


Mandy - We had a day out at Kingston to do a fashion show with some models and we all dress up with the outfits what we made for the day out.

Duane - They played a song I played in the background called Believer. It was a crazy day and the first time I did it because I've never done that before. I just fashion innit?

Eddy - First time I've been on a show. Everybody was helpful and it was nice and everybody enjoyed themselves.


Mary - It's really good. People like it. The clothes were nice and the models dressed up smart, the tall guy with the shorts on him, the handsome guys and handsome ladies, one lady was very tall. A lot of people helping us out. They took loads of pictures. I want to go back again.

 Marissa - Nice clothes, nice people, it was good there.
 

Film by Mark / Photography By Darren.

Big ups to Ecocore Magazine and the Stanley Picker Gallery.

http://www.stanleypickergallery.org/news/the-gate-fw17-fashion-show-saturday-11-march-2pm/

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

ALAN COURTIS - 8th March @ 2pm & 3pm

 The experimental Argentinean musician Alan Courtis (Reynols, Pauline Oliveros, Merzbow, Keiji Haino)  is coming to do a workshop, lecture and a gig, at the Gate.
On 8th March at 2pm a lecture about music and learning disability, and a gig at 3pm with the The Gate's musicians, both are free.
The workshops have begun for Alan's performance here and things are going swimmingly - all are welcome, please click here for address and map.
The Gate, 54 The Gate, London W6 7HZ,  More info: http://thegateartscentre.blogspot.co.uk/.



Latin Waves Special Edition 7th March at 8.00pm

on Resonance FM 104.4

Tonight 7th March at 8.00pm on Resonance FM "Clear Spot", interview to the experimental Argentinean musician Alan Courtis (Reynols, Pauline Oliveros, Keiji Haino, Merzbow) about his work with people with learning disability. For more info : https://www.latinwavesresonancefm.com/  or https://www.resonancefm.com/
Don't miss it!!!

Friday, 24 February 2017

VIDEO DRAMA - Granny on the Run

In this episode Arlo's feeling sad as he's just lost his beloved grandmother. Luckily Leon and Duane are on hand with a brilliant suggestion, he could go and pick up a new one at the old folks home...

Thursday, 23 February 2017

2Decks in the Studio.

Mr. 2Decks and Co. popped into Sausage Studios today to do some recordings for what will be the Gate Custard compilation LP . Shaping up nicely it is too.
 
 
 
 
 


 

 

 



Wednesday, 15 February 2017

VIDEO DRAMA - The Heat

Again internet problems have put a lot of difficulty on uploading video drama's, but managed to get a few uploaded from home last night...

In this episode all the guys gather around the swimming pool to relax in the sunshine. But one man's pleasure is another's pain, and Leon and Duane can't take the heat, so they decide to pray to god for a meteorological change.

Friday, 20 January 2017

New Product: JAMAICA!! 2x CDR set of our new free music unit.




JAMAICA!! 2xCDR in ltd ed. of 50.

JAMAICA!! is the Gate's new new free music / Improv project. Made up of whoever and whatever's around at time of the recordings. This release features 4 long improvised tracks of no discernible genre and one explanatory spoken word track from Mary. Comes in an edition of 50 handmade copies.


Copies are a fiver and can be bought from us by visiting or by sending £6 (includes UK postage, International? get in touch) in well-concealed cash to:

54 Richford Gate, London, W6 7HZ.

And here's one of the tracks as a taster: