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05 / 07 / 07  >>>>>>>>>>
Doesn't time fly when you're busy and having fun?!

Crikey! Nearly 6 months since our last update so what have we been upto? The answer is lots of 2 Bit & individual projects including a plethora of funding applications (thats how the time has gone so quickly - they're just so much fun), performances in & around Norfolk and Lithunia, a range of club nights and live events including Foundation Sound and Loose Booty, project development - creative, community and educational (more news on these soon), down at Glastonbusy with Addictive TV & Greenpeace, courses with the BTCV in Wales, newspaper articles, graphic design projects, discovering FaceBook and lots of DJing

01 / 12 / 06  >>>>>>>>>>
We've moved! Goodbye 'The Shop' at Stafford St & hello our new 1000 sqft industrial unit!

Its part of a joint community/business project between NELM & NWES called the Henderson Business Centre. More details can be found here -Henderson Business Centre

Our contact details remain the same (phone number, emails, CB call signs etc) but our snail mail address is now -

Unit 2
Henderson Business Centre
Ivy Rd
Norwich
NR5 8BF

Many thanks to everyone at NELM & NWES for helping us move into this fantastic new premises & watch this space for a moving in/welcome to the area event!

29 / 11 / 06  >>>>>>>>>>
We started our Word Jam project today (finally!) in conjunction with Luke Wright from Aisle 16, Arts Awards, Acorn Grants and the Northern Area PRU (who have now moved to the school site on the old RAF Coltishall site).

A Great 1st day so watch this space for more news & updates.

18 / 10 / 06  >>>>>>>>>>
Its Norwich International Animation Festival time with lots & lots of visual treats on offer including Eye-Fi

A new night that aims to showcase the regions finest Audio Visual acts and artists as well as celebrating the end of the 2006 NIAF. Eye-Fi brings together the worlds of video and sound to produce a night of new cinemaesque musical screenings and live-gig visuals, in a one sense-pleasing evening.

Catch 2 Bit TV showing their latest work in progress alongside Triggerset & their latest live AV show. For more information please check here & here as well as watch out for regular updates & mail outs from us.

This Saturday, 21.10.06 > > >

Eye Fi with 2 Bit TV, Triggerset, Magnum DJ & DC

Norwich Arts Centre

9.30 > Midnight (bar till 1am)

28 / 08 / 06  >>>>>>>>>>
2 Bit TV are proud to have been asked to peform in the main arena for the UKs newest festival - The Breakbeat Weekender

3 days of breaks in an East Coast holiday park with chalets - Hi De Hi for the generation x with the likes of Twisted Skunk, Stuff, Rennie Pilgrim, Soul of Man etc....... & 2 Bits very own Magnum DJ.

26 / 08 / 06  >>>>>>>>>>
Many thanks to all who came down & made Loose Booty a might fine opening night. Both dancefloors full & ladies daning on tables. Doesn't get better than that.

Check Loose Bootys myspace page for more info & pics

14 / 08 / 06  >>>>>>>>>>
Loose Booty is back with a vengance!
Magnum DJs funk, soul & Rock n roll shindig has come of age and has grown into a club night - longer opening hours, 2 rooms, cocktails, dancefloor and much louder sounds!

In the main room you'll find Loose Booty and all its dance floor-friendly Funk, Soul and Rock'n'Roll with regular guest DJs alongside residents Magnum DJ, DC and the Bold Soul Sister. Expect the very best in Funk, Rock n roll, AfroBeat, Soul, Northern Soul, Motown, Deep Funk, Super Soul Breaks and Boogaloo!

Downstairs listen to residents Dave Breaks and Lolipopalicous playing a hotch-potch of bootlegs, ragga, broken beats, Mash-ups, world dub, ska, Hip Hop and loads of dance floor killers!

Top of the night downstairs is our latest slot, DJ KICKS; well-known local faces (musicians, producers, artists, DJs, bands, promoters, comedians, landlords, footballers, you name it!) will be asked to come and play the tunes that have influenced them over the years, alongside their personal favourites. You've heard the compilation albums, now come and listen to it live, Norwich-style!

'DJ Kicks' gets started on launch night with one half of Norwich's favourite comedy duo the Nimmo Twins - Karl Minns. It's his first time behind the decks so stand well back and get ready for an aural treat from Norwich's funniest!

Other local legends who have agreed to dust off their favourite vinyl for us include ITVAnglia Weather's Wendy Hurrel (October 13th), Nick Snell, founder of Norwich's long-standing favourite clothes stores Dogfish & Catfish (Nov 10th) and longtime international festival circuit favourite Bikerider from the 'Miniscule of Sound' (Dec 8th).

Sound by the Superbad Soundsystem, Visuals throughout by 2 Bit TV

26 / 07 / 06  >>>>>>>>>>
This weekend (July 29th-30th) we're performing as part of a fundraising event for the Wild Meadow Learning Centre - a Suffolk based alternative education centre made using straw bales.

Its a large community effort and a great cause. Come on down to support the learning & have fun with the likes of 10 miles of Bad Road, The Dying Curios, the Anthropologist (DefTex, the Marvel) & 2 Bit TV amongst others.

Theres lots of fun for all ages including cabaret, DJs, VJs, Bands, a huge kids area, lots of lawn games, bars, kids disco, camping in beautiful countryside, house of mirrors to name but a few.....

Tkts are £10 for adults & £3 for kids. Get in touch for more information

23 / 07 / 06  >>>>>>>>>>
2 Bit TV presents Eye-Fi

A new night that aims to showcase the regions finest Audio Visual acts and artists as well as celebrating the end of the 2006 NIAF. Eye-Fi brings together the worlds of video and sound to produce a night of new cinemaesque musical screenings and live-gig visuals, in one sense-pleasing evening. We'll be performing a brand new 1st seen AV exclusive (specially commissioned for this event) alongside a selection of the regions finest performing their latest AV sets.

2 rooms of DJ/VJ combos and AV acts that lead the regions talent in new media, digital skills and rocking' hard! For more information please check here & here as well as watch out for regular updates & mail outs from us.

04 / 07 / 06  >>>>>>>>>>
Shame on the rest of 2 Bit for missing the Sargasso gig (too busy being ill & weeping into our pints at Englands demise. We actually made it for the final 45 seconds of the encore (which looked great!)) but by all accounts it was a corker with Humdrums visuals getting thumbs up all round. Watch this space for more Humdrum & Sargasso action, in the meantime theres info of the Sargassos next gig here

18 / 06 / 06  >>>>>>>>>>
One of 2 Bits Core members, Humdrum, has been asked to perform visuals for one of Norwichs finest live outfits - Sargasso Trio (currently signed to Tummy Touch making them label mates of Groove Armada no less!). Check it all out @ Norwich Arts Centre July 1st (see NAC site for details). More details here

06 / 06 / 06  >>>>>>>>>>
We've put up our new minisite - far better than anything we've had so far but its still work in progress. Hope you like - any comments are much appreciated

29 / 05 / 06  >>>>>>>>>>

2 Bit TV Arts Awards project

2 Bit TV have been awarded funding from ACORN grants to develop and deliver a video and performance poetry project with KS4 pupils at the North Walsham PRU. Working with Luke Wright from Aisle 16 we will use our associated skills, along with the leading AV/VJ software, VJAMM and DV cameras, all combined with the pupils energy and enthusiasm, to create a number of AV and poetry performances.

We hope to encourage teamwork, confidence, communication, english literacy and computer literacy, as well as a number of other transferable skills alongside the Arts Award accreditation, to create a hugely enjoyable and engaging project.

The project starts in September 2006 and we'll keep you posted on its progress.

28 / 05 / 06  >>>>>>>>>>
FOUNDATION SOUND Thanks to all who came along to see the UK Players on Saturday. A blistering performance from one of the UKs top roots oufits saw the Arts Centre rocking hard. Many thanks to NAC for making it a cracking night.

21 / 05 / 06  >>>>>>>>>>
FOUNDATION SOUND

I'N'I ONENESS & THE UK PLAYERS

Norwich Arts Center Sat 26th May 2006

£7 adv / £8 otd

Norwich Dubbers Foundation Sound present a live Roots Reggae showcase featuring one of the UK's top Dub bands, I'nI Oneness & The UK Players. Uplifting Vocals from singer I Natural blends with hard stepping riddims to move the crowd and uplift the spirit. Musical support from the Foundation Rockers DJ crew, visuals by the Freedom Eye Fi and world vibes in the cafe bar courtesy of Magnum DJ & Friends.

16 / 05 / 06  >>>>>>>>>>

2 Bit TV is the regions newest Arts Awards Centre

Thanks to funding through CBIP 2 Bit TV have successfully had 3 of our tutors trained to be bronze/silver Arts Awards advisors and consequently become the regions newest Arts Awards Centre. We aim to incorporate Arts Awards (at all levels) into as many of our educational projects as we can.

We're currently developing our first Arts Awards project in conjunction with ACORN grants, Aisle 16 and the N Walsham PRU

Watch this space for more 2 Bit TV Arts Awards news and projects.

More information on Arts Awards can be found at - Arts Awards

More information on CBIP can be found at - CBIP

20 / 04 / 06  >>>>>>>>>>
FOUNDATION SOUND This Saturday catch Dub Barn @ Scottow Barn - 3 Heavyweight Soundsystems playing in a traditional JA clash style: Foundation Sound, Free King & Highness (Nottingham). Visuals by the Freedom Eye Fi & late bar.

10 / 03 / 06  >>>>>>>>>>
Thanks to all who attended the Creative Careers Fair on Sunday - who'd have thought over 600 people would've attended on a Sunday? On a Sunday! Lots of interest in VJing, on a number of levels, which can only be a good thing for the future. Thanks to everyone who came & chatted, asked questions & had a go on the setup as well as the FDMX & the Garage for organising it all.

27 / 02 / 06  >>>>>>>>>>
All of those on our mailing list and/or living in Norfolk may have noticed a lack of any 2 Bit gigs & correspondance. Many apologies (although some of you might be breathing a sigh of relief) but we've put a few of our nights on hold to develop a new show & series nights.

We've still been playing & performing at various parties & nights but they've been pretty low key hence no mails............

26 / 02 / 06  >>>>>>>>>>
Magnum DJ - one of 2 Bits resident DJs has landed a residency at SPANK! So when hes not busy putting together a VJ/DJ set you can catch him the 1st Saturday of every month at Mustard (Above Imagine, All Saints Green, Norwich) playing his corny but catchy selection of funk, soul, broken beat, country & any records/CDs/MP3s that have caught his ear lately................

THIS SATURDAY - March 4th. Its on till 3 & theres 2 rooms - all for £3 - Bargain!

24 / 02 / 06  >>>>>>>>>>
Creative Careers Fair Come on down for a look at some of the creative organisations in the Region. We'll be there all day (on a sunday!) with a VJ setup or 2 for anyone to come & have a go..........

Funded by Arts Council England, East, this Fair will give young people the chance to meet and talk to professionals from the industry about how to get started, as well as learning more about the courses and training opportunities available at colleges and universities. There will be practical sessions allowing people try a range of activities. For example, In Norwich people can find out what it’s like to be a TV presenter reading from an autocue or try their hand at being a VJ.

16 / 02 / 06  >>>>>>>>>>
FOUNDATION SOUND Live at DUB UP YOUR VILLAGE @ Heydon Village Hall, Saturday 18th February, 8 - midnight........

02 / 02 / 06  >>>>>>>>>>
VJAMM & Camart have a new version of VJAMM out & we've been giving it a go alongside their new hybrid VJ app Blueprint. If you're interested in VJing and using an ultra reliable software with excellent support from nice guys then its very much worth checking out VJAMM. Check the reviews on VJCentral

07 / 01/ 06  >>>>>>>>>>
We've been asked to give a talk and perform at the Xth muse Festival & the Arts Councils creative career fair. More details as & when.................................

04 / 01 / 06  >>>>>>>>>>
We've slowly getting there with our site content - Hang on in there!

10 / 12 / 05  >>>>>>>>>>
FOUNDATION SOUND & Dubartra Live at Cley Village Hall on Saturday Decemeber 10th. Norfolks finest live roots n dub out fit along with Foundation selectors & Freedom Eye-Fi visuals.

18 / 05/ 05  >>>>>>>>>>
Finally a start on our website but we've been too busy to actually update it! We're currenty working on a series of new projects (live shows & events) that are taking up lots of our time so updates & site completion are gonna be pretty sporadic. Watch this space!

28 / 03 / 05  >>>>>>>>>>
jUNKtRUFFLE is 5 years old!! To celebrate, we’re holding a knees-up @ Norwich Arts Centre on Saturday April 2nd. We’ve got some very special DJ & VJ guests as well as a new visual setup AND a LATE LICENSE (Norwich Art Centre’s 1st in a v long time!).

24 / 03 / 05  >>>>>>>>>>
We are proud to announce the official opening of our brand new mobile multimedia lab, aka. The OLU (Outside Learning Unit). Comprising of 6 Shuttle XPC systems, Edirol V4’s, PC-30 Keyboards alongside a selection of Sony Monitors and projectors. We can now bring our learning experience to you!

21 / 03 / 05  >>>>>>>>>>
2 Bit TV successfully develops & accredits the UKs 1st accredited VJ qualification – a VJ Level I + II OCN (Open College Network). It’s a big thing for the industry. More info when the site evolves.

18 / 03 / 05  >>>>>>>>>>
After years of flapping and seemingly being involved in everyone else’s promotional material, we finally see the 2 Bit TV website go live… It’s gonna be uploaded bit by bit & we’ll keep you posted…. Big ups to Jake and Robbie for bearing with us. Please let us know what you think – thoughts@2BitTV.net