Nt_may-relaunch

Regulars / Nicer Tuesdays

Meet the speakers: Frances Corner, Yukai Du, Akinola Davies and Simon Landrein

For Nicer Tuesdays May, we will be welcoming an inspiring line-up of speakers to the Oval Space stage. Head of the London College of Fashion Frances Corner OBE will talk about how the creative sector can use its platform to make a global impact; and illustrator and animator Yukai Du will take us through the fascinating process of making her short for Ted-Ed, How small we are in the scale of the universe. Filmmaker Akinola Davies will tell the story behind his film for Kenzo, Gidi Gidi Bu Ugwu Ze, Unity is Strength; and Simon Landrein will share insights to his recent animated sequence for a Cartoon Network show, which is a world away from his usually highly saucy animations and comics.

Ahead of the event next week we have a very brief chat with the speakers about what we can expect from their talks.

For those attending, there will be food on offer, made by the Oval Space resident chef, and we’ll be celebrating the summer’s long-awaited arrival by opening up the roof terrace for drinks too!

Please note this event is now sold out – sign up to the newsletter to be the first to know about future events.

Yukai-du-ted-ed-universe-itsnicethat

Yukai Du

Write a one-sentence trailer for your talk at Nicer Tuesdays.

I will be talking about the making of How Small We Are in the Scale of Universe.

What aspect will people not be expecting to hear?

The initial development of this animated lesson, how I translated it from text to visual.  

What’s the one aspect of the project you can’t wait to tell the audience more about?

I’m looking forward to sharing my experience working between still frames and motions, how these two sides of me work together. 

Frances-corner_makingforchange3

Frances Corner

Write a one-sentence trailer for your talk at Nicer Tuesdays.

I will explain why fashion can and should be political.

What aspect will people not be expecting to hear?

Refugee children, as young as 15, could have made the clothes you are wearing today.

What’s the one aspect of the project you can’t wait to tell the audience more about?

Making for Change, London College of Fashion’s training and manufacturing unit at HMP Downview which provides skills and meaningful employment for female offenders.

Akinola-davies_kenzo_itsnicethat

Akinola Davies

Write a one-sentence trailer for your talk at Nicer Tuesdays.

Hopefully it will be a fairly unconventional anecdotal diary of how the film and production came together.

What aspect will people not be expecting to hear?

How we cast the whole community and got all areas to participate in the production.

What’s the one aspect of the project you can’t wait to tell the audience more about?

The starting position of how it all came together and the reaction to delivery.

Simon-landrein_cocobanana_itsnicethat

Simon Landrein

Write a one-sentence trailer for your talk at Nicer Tuesdays.

We’ll be going through the process of my latest animation projects.

What aspect will people not be expecting to hear?

My work for a PG project.

What’s the one aspect of the project you can’t wait to tell the audience more about?

How to deal with a PG project when your work is usually related to an adult audience.