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A Hall for Hull Art installation in Trinity's Square, Hull. #hullcityofculture2017 #hull #art #canon #canon #80D #EF8-15mm #fisheye #lookup #reflection #mirror #mirrorpool #mirror pools #visithull2017 #yorkshire #challengehull #64millionartists History of my name. Scottish knight and lovingly named after a bag of Ross peas by my mum and dad after being called Aaron for the first week of my life. #64millionartists #ChallengeHull #Ross Weekly Challenge, 30th October - What's Your Name? . What's your name? Have you ever wondered why this name was given to you? The members of Hull Young People's Parliament have, and this week they are asking you to think about it, too. . Find out about your own name and the story behind it. Were you named after someone? Does your name have a meaning? . If you have more time ... Discover where your family name is from. . Think Do you think your name reflects who you are? Was there anything that surprised you about it? . Share Share the story behind your name with others and on social media using #ChallengeHull & #64MillionArtists. Don't forget you can tag Hull2017 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. . Share your challenge with us too on our channels: t: @64M_Artists f: https://www.facebook.com/64millionartists/ i: https://www.instagram.com/64millionartists/ . If you haven’t already, join our Facebook group and connect with other challengers. . This year we are working in collaboration with Hull 2017, UK City of Culture to deliver transformative cultural activity and celebrate everyday creativity in 2017. After being likened to #LeeEvans on Friday night, I am #SittingStill for #ChallengeHull and #64MillionArtists #Week43 to reflect, contemplate and assess... Everyday creativity and Quality Principles with Voluntary Arts Wales #64millionartists #artworkscymru #voluntaryartswales I made myself a 'well done me' badge. We made it! I have (as I hope you have all too) really enjoyed The Generation Games. It's brought bursts of fun into my days, has kept me creative and has been a good way to inspire daily reflections. Also when I was younger I really enjoyed drawing but I stopped when I began thinking my drawings weren't very good. This applies to all of the creative challenges - they have allowed me to worry less about the outcome - about being 'good' and more about being creative for fun. Here's to everyday creativity! Well done for reaching the final day of The Generation Games! We've had champion spoon balancers, budding poets, up and coming quiz masters, promising news reporters, super story tellers, joke tellers, hand shakers, cocktail makers. We've had secret agents, scientists, superheroes too. We've seen it all thanks to you! You are an everyday artist - you have completed The Generation Games challenge! To mark the last day and end with an all round congratulations, we - for the last time this August - are asking you to... Make an award for your partner's talent. It could be a badge, a rosette, a certificate...What have they championed this month? You could relate it to a challenge or it could be a more general talent, quality or quirk. Think big or small. Spend some time congratulating them with an original 'well done', an innovative pat on the back, a creative high five! If you're not working with anyone in particular we think you should create one for yourself! If you have a bit more time... Get together a few friends or family and present your partner their award. Have some fun sharing your Generation Games journey. Think Did you enjoy The Generation Games? What was your favourite challenge? Have you learnt anything new about yourself? Share Share your awards with us! We'd love to see your final contributions to The Generation Games. You can share on here and/or on your social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You can tag #TheGenerationGames and share with us on: T: @64M_Artists F: https://www.facebook.com/64millionartists/ I: https://www.instagram.com/64millionartists/ Throughout August we have been setting a variety of creative challenges for you to Do, Think & Share. Whether they have been easy, hard, silly or serious - all have asked you to champion everyday creativity, make time for a little fun and share and connect with others from a different generation. After 29 challenges from us and endless creativity from you, we thought it was about time we opened the floor to YOUR creative challenges... Make up a challenge for each other. As long as it includes a Do, Think, Share structure, it could be anything! If it is free, requires little resources and is relatively simple - even better. Then we can all join in. You can find all of our previous The Generation Games challenges on our blog 64millionartists.com/blog/. If you're not working with anyone in particular, send your challenge to family or friends! Encourage them to send you one back. Or send it to us, we are always in the mood for a creative challenge. If you have a bit more time... Write daily challenges for the rest of this week, or a challenge a week for the next few weeks - send these to your partner or favourite younger or older person. Think How was writing your own challenge? Did you find it easy or hard? Will you write and send any more challenges? Share Challenge us with your challenges! Send over your challenge idea. You can share on here and/or on your social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You can tag #TheGenerationGames and share with us on: T: @64M_Artists F: https://www.facebook.com/64millionartists/ I: https://www.instagram.com/64millionartists/ If we haven't already given it away in the title, here are a few teasers... What is a group of unicorns known as? How old is the world's oldest piece of chewing gum? What is the tiny plastic covering of the tip of a shoelace called? Have you guessed today's challenge is... Get quizzical - write a quiz for each other. Come up with your own questions or have a look online. Once you've wrote your questions swap with your partner and have a go! How many did you get right? If you're not playing with a buddy, could you save your questions for later? Or share them with us - we'd love to take your quiz. If you have a bit more time... Include different rounds like drawing or music or nature. Be inventive! Think How many questions did you get right? Did you find it easier or harder than you thought? Could you use your questions again to quiz someone else? Share Share your quiz or a few of your favourite quiz questions with us - we'll attempt to answer them! You can share on here and/or on your social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You can tag #TheGenerationGames and share with us on: T: @64M_Artists F: https://www.facebook.com/64millionartists/ I: https://www.instagram.com/64millionartists/ Whether you're indoor or outdoor today, we have the perfect bank holiday challenge that will immediately transport you back to your childhood - or make you jump for joy if you're still a child. You may have to get your hands dirty, you may have to be resourceful, you may even have to turn your house upside down to... Build a den. Have fun with what you can find in your house, garden or even the park! Make sure you have a sturdy structure and know where the door will be then you're good to go. Team work makes the dream work for this challenge. If you have a bit more time... Theme your den. Will it be a pink palace? A grand castle? A mystical cave? Think Did you have fun building your den? Did you manage to work well as a team? Did it look as you first imagined? Share We'd love to see a picture of your den! You can share on here and/or on your social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You can tag #TheGenerationGames and share with us on: T: @64M_Artists F: https://www.facebook.com/64millionartists/ I: https://www.instagram.com/64millionartists/ It's Day 27 of The Generation Games so we are well on our way to the Day 31 finish line *sad face* but what a journey it has been. Consider your Generation Games partner - what new things have you learnt about them? What is their favourite song or dance move? What stories or jokes have they told? How many things can they balance on a spoon!? Use this to... Write a poem about each other. We think we are all poets - so don't worry about making it sound 'good', just have a go at writing a few things about your partner. If it rhymes, great - if it doesn't rhyme - how avant garde. If you aren't playing with anyone in particular - write a poem about your favourite younger or older person. If you have a bit more time... Try again using techniques, rhythms and rhymes that match your partner. If your partner is fun and energetic- could you make your poem quick and snappy? Think Did you find it easy or hard to write your poem? How many new things have you learnt about the other person? Share Share your poems with us or share how you feel after doing the challenge. You can share on here and/or on your social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You can tag #TheGenerationGames and share with us on: T: @64M_Artists F: https://www.facebook.com/64millionartists/ I: https://www.instagram.com/64millionartists/ Having fun in the sun playing with shadows! Today we have another guest challenge from Magic Me - an inter-generational arts charity that brings people together through the arts. They recently ran a project in London - Stepney Stories - bringing local primary school children together with care home residents to create stories that they then brought to life with shadow puppets. They thought this would be a brilliant challenge to share with you therefore Magic Me are inviting you to... Create your own shadow puppet theatre. To make a screen, you can use a piece of white fabric (like a sheet or pillow case) or white paper. Then you can grab a light – a table lamp or torch. You and your fellow storyteller will be one side of the sheet with the light – the audience will be on the other side. Can you create characters using your hands? What kind of voices do they have? If you have a bit more time... You could create a short story for the characters and add music or sounds and maybe get someone to film it for you? Think Did you enjoy making your shadow puppet theatre? What characters did you make? Did you find it easy or hard? Share Share a picture of your shadow puppet theatre and/or the characters you made. Otherwise you can always just share how you found the challenge. Share with Magic Me on Twitter and Facebook and with us on here and/or on your social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You can tag #TheGenerationGames and share on: T: @64M_Artists F: https://www.facebook.com/64millionartists/ I: https://www.instagram.com/64millionartists/ When you have a moment today to day dream, a moment to imagine or wish - consider being able to... Breathe under water or talk to animals, be invisible or time travel, have night vision or be able to fly. Set your imagination free and... Make up your own superpower. What would you do? Where would you go? Who would you see? Imagine the impossible and narrate your own magical story. If you're with a Generation Games buddy consider how your superpowers could work together! If you have a bit more time... Draw or make your superpower self. Consider what you'd look like, what you'd wear, what props you'd have and where you'd be. Think How long did it take you to think of your superpower? Had you thought of one already? Did you use your full imagination? Share Share your superpowers or pictures of your superpower self with us. You can share on here and/or on your social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You can tag #TheGenerationGames and share with us on: T: @64M_Artists F: https://www.facebook.com/64millionartists/ I: https://www.instagram.com/64millionartists/ I loved this challenge - it really helped me at work. I took myself out of the office and went for a 10 min walk. Instead of walking aimlessly I had a challenge - it helped me take my mind away from work and have a good break. Today we are inviting you to think about the 5 ways to wellbeing - how we can get active, connect, give, learn and take notice. For this challenge we are going to concentrate on the last way - to take notice, to slow down and see the world around us... Go for a walk and see how many red things you can spot (you can do this indoors if the weather is bad or you are unable to get out). A red letter box? A red wrapper on the floor? A red car? Take notice and take note of anything red you see. You could even take pictures and create a collage with them. Create a digital collage with phone apps such as Mixagram & Collageable. If you have a bit more time... Go on different walks themed by colour. You've done a red walk, now how about yellow? Blue? Compare how easy or hard each colour is to find. Think How many red things did you find? Did you notice anything different about your walk? How do you feel now? Share Share how many red things you saw, a few pictures or a picture collage. You can do this on here and/or on your social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You can tag #TheGenerationGames and share with us on: T: @64M_Artists F: https://www.facebook.com/64millionartists/ I: https://www.instagram.com/64millionartists/ I really enjoyed doing this, as it forced me to think creatively in a relatively short time span, and to create something that was fully explanatory from the image alone! I thought I was draw about two myths about the brain I hear a lot - that you only use 10% of your brain (nope!) and you can be left or right brained, and creative OR scientific, which is definitely not true - everyone can be both!! I found this one slightly more difficult because it was so open. I imagined doing a dance or singing a song but it didn't quite happen. Here's my cartoon drawing - flying toast-instead. As the title of this challenge suggests, we have something a little different for you today. We have a science challenge set by Lewis Hou, the Director of Science Ceilidh (A Ceilidh is a community gathering, Scottish Folk Dancing done for all occasions). The project is an award-winning educational project bringing people together through science and music. They invite all people to come along and do a turn at their ceilidhs, and celebrate science through dance, poetry, storytelling, music and more. With this in mind they’d like you to... Learn a science fact and do a dance, write a poem/song or tell a story about it. It could be any science fact - about humans, animals, plants, earth, space... the universe is your oyster. Follow this link to find some great facts or find your own: http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/4344759. How might you respond to your fact? A dance about lightening? A poem about gorillas? A story about cells? If you have a bit more time... Get together with others and share your creative pieces together – can you guess what their fact was? Think Did you learn something new? Was it interesting to think of ways to present new information? Did it make learning fun? Share Share your fact and creative response with us and @fiddlebrain on twitter. You can share on here and/or on your social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You can tag #TheGenerationGames and share with us on: T: @64M_Artists F: https://www.facebook.com/64millionartists/ I: https://www.instagram.com/64millionartists/ What is your favourite theme tune? Why do you think you love it so much? Maybe it's upbeat and fun, maybe it's unique, maybe it's just downright catchy! We may not always know the programme but we can always sing along to the theme tune. Today we are asking you to write a banger, to write a classic, to.... Write the theme tune to your day! Start with what you are doing. Are you at work? Are you on holiday? Are you loving this Theme Tune Tuesday? There's your theme - now make up a melody to go with it. How catchy can you make your day? If you have a bit more time... Could you make your theme tune into a song? Use the theme tune as the chorus then consider an intro and some verses! Think Was that fun? Did you manage to lighten up your day with a theme tune? Did you find any part difficult? Share Share your theme tune! Maybe you could record yourself singing it or write it down and send us a picture. If you'd rather - answer our think questions and share them on here and/or on your social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You can tag #TheGenerationGames and share with us on: T: @64M_Artists F: https://www.facebook.com/64millionartists/ I: https://www.instagram.com/64millionartists/ Some words of wisdom for my colleague Jo to encourage her to take time off after working too hard Lunch time mocktails!!! Need I say more? ;) "Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers." What's the best piece of advice you've ever received? Was it from someone unexpected? Did it ever catch you off guard? Share your words of wisdom today - they could be ground breaking or relatively humble, serious or light-hearted... Share a piece of advice. Write down your words of wisdom and then leave it somewhere for a stranger to find. How about leaving it on the bus? On a bench? If you are feeling really brave - through a stranger's letter box? How can you pass on your advice today? If you have a bit more time... See how many different places you can leave a note. Consider inside, outside, busy, quiet, public, private... . Think Did you find it easy or hard to think of advice? Did you feel silly leaving notes or did you find it fun? Would you do it again? Share Share your advice with us or share a picture of your note (and where you left it!). You can share on here and/or on your social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You can tag #TheGenerationGames and share with us on: T: @64M_Artists F: https://www.facebook.com/64millionartists/ I: https://www.instagram.com/64millionartists/ "Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers." What's the best piece of advice you've ever received? Was it from someone unexpected? Did it ever catch you off guard? Share your words of wisdom today - they could be ground breaking or relatively humble, serious or light-hearted... Share a piece of advice. Write down your words of wisdom and then leave it somewhere for a stranger to find. How about leaving it on the bus? On a bench? If you are feeling really brave - through a stranger's letter box? How can you pass on your advice today? If you have a bit more time... See how many different places you can leave a note. Consider inside, outside, busy, quiet, public, private... . Think Did you find it easy or hard to think of advice? Did you feel silly leaving notes or did you find it fun? Would you do it again? Share Share your advice with us or share a picture of your note (and where you left it!). You can share on here and/or on your social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You can tag #TheGenerationGames and share with us on: T: @64M_Artists F: https://www.facebook.com/64millionartists/ I: https://www.instagram.com/64millionartists/ Music can do many things - it can make us relaxed and calm. It can make us day dream or even help up sleep. It can allow us to concentrate, lift our spirits or make us want to get up and dance! Music can inspire us to be creative and that's what we're inviting you to consider today... Draw to Music. Choose a song/piece - it could be your favourite, you know every beat, every word. Or the opposite - find a song you've never heard. Then pick up a pen or pencil. What sounds do you hear? How do they make you feel? What do they inspire you to draw? Let the music lead your pen and see what happens! If you have a bit more time... Choose different genres and see how the drawings differ. Think How do you feel? Did you use colour in your drawing? If so, which colours? Can you see any recurring patterns? Share We'd love to see your music drawings! You can share on here and/or on your social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You can tag #TheGenerationGames and share with us on: T: @64M_Artists F: https://www.facebook.com/64millionartists/ I: https://www.instagram.com/64millionartists/ Breaking News... this is an important announcement to inform you of 64 Million Artsits' Day 19 challenge! Get ready for lights, camera, action today with a challenge that will allow you to find your voice and share it with the world... Report on your day as if you were a news presenter. Are you the next David Attenborough? Davina McCall? Ant or Dec? Relive your day - consider how you'll stand, what dramatic words you'll use and how you'll deliver your message. Share your day with the world! If you have a bit more time... Set up a mini show of your own and be the presenter. Who can you ask to come on your show? What questions will you ask them? Think How did you find presenting? Were you confident or shy? Did you get better as you went along? Share Share a video of you presenting or write and share what you've done today. If you'd prefer - just share your thoughts on the challenge. You can do this on here and/or on your social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You can tag #TheGenerationGames and share with us on: T: @64M_Artists F: https://www.facebook.com/64millionartists/ I: https://www.instagram.com/64millionartists/ Go to extraordinary (or ordinary) places, meet fantastical (or everyday) people and travel on magical journeys with today's challenge set by BBC Radio York. Grab the popcorn and your imagination (or bring yourself for a 64 Million Artists Story Telling session at York Explore Library from 11 am - 12:30 pm) for... Share a story with each other line by line. Don't worry about a plot or a theme - just see what happens when you start talking. What stories can you tell? If you'd prefer you could write your stories. You could even try the consequences game where you write, fold and pass on... let your imagination go wild. If you aren't working with anyone in particular write your own story (imaginary or real) or write one with us! Get in touch and we can tell a story together. If you have a bit more time... Choose different themes to start with and see where they take you. Could you tell a romance, a comedy or a thriller? Experiment with your plots, characters and settings. Think How was telling your stories? Where did they take you? How did you use your imagination? Share Share your stories with us and @BBCYork on twitter. You can share with us on here and/or on your social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You can tag #TheGenerationGames and share with us on: T: @64M_Artists F: https://www.facebook.com/64millionartists/ I: https://www.instagram.com/64millionartists/ I love cheese so couldn't think of a better joke for me ;) I also have... What kind of music does cheese listen to? R 'n' Brie Although not exactly a crackable code - I enjoyed making up a new symbol alphabet.... as long as I don't loose the key ;) I'm not usually as keen on the poetry challenges as I fear I'm not a good poet. I therefore asked a colleague for help whilst on the tube! We wrote this in under a minute (about our morning swim) - it made the challenge more fun and made me more inclined to do it again! Today's challenge requires a spark of imagination, a sprinkle of creativity and a whole lot of fun. Set by intergenerational arts charity Magic Me, it is inspired by their Cocktails in Care Homes project. With a mission to bring people together through the arts - Magic Me throws cocktail parties in care homes across London on a monthly basis – staffed by volunteers who decorate the venue (usually on a theme) and serve up drinks, fun and conversation. Residents, staff, family and friends all get to enjoy the ‘pub' atmosphere and make new connections and friends. With this in mind Magic Me's generation game is... Make personalised mocktails (or cocktails if you've got That Friday Feeling!) for each other or yourself. Have a chat about what your interests are. What are your favourite flavours, ingredients and drinks? If you were a flavour what would it be? Now come up with a mocktail/cocktail name based on this – maybe they can have puns in them, be funny, describe a place or person, or the ingredients, for example: ‘London Fog’, ‘Moscow Mule’, ‘Snowball’. If you have a bit more time... Theme the table you are serving your mocktail on to match. Magic Me use tablecloths, props, and decorations (bunting, flowers, etc). Take a look at Magic Me’s Twitter and Facebook pages to see the kind of themes they have fun with. Think Did you have fun making your mocktails? What flavours did you associate with which personalities? Did you throw a good party? Share Share a picture of your mocktails along with their names! Share with Magic Me on Twitter and Facebook and with us on here and/or on your social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You can tag #TheGenerationGames and share with us on: T: @64M_Artists F: https://www.facebook.com/64millionartists/ I: https://www.instagram.com/64millionartists/