TEN4 magazine

British Independent Film Awards by ten4magazine
November 15, 2007, 3:44 pm
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We have teamed up with the British Independent Film Awards to offer one lucky reader a pair of tickets to the after show party. 

Share the limelight with your favourite independent film stars on Wednesday 28 November from 10.30 – 2 at the Roundhouse, London, NW1.

You and a guest will have access to one of the glitziest parties in town plus free drinks to boot.


Last year’s winners included Best Director, Kevin MacDonald (The Last King of Scotland), Best Film, This is England, Best Actress, Helen Mirren among many others.


See http://www.bifa.org.uk/ for this year’s nominations. 

To enter email win@ten4magazine.com by 21st November.  Please remember to include your name and contact details.



4Talent Award Winners by ten4magazine

The search for the UK’s most exciting young creative talent is over. After an overwhelming 700 applications from all corners of the UK, the 4Talent team, alongside an esteemed panel of judges have made their final decisions – here’s a sneak preview of the 4Talent Award winners: 

Anastasia Taylor-Lind 26, LondonDocumentary Photographer www.anastasiataylorlind.com 

Chris Keenan, 28, Birmingham – Photographer www.primeobjective.co.uk

Gareth Gwynn, 23, Wales – Radio Presenter 

Hannah Marshall, 25, Colchester – Fashion Designer www.hannahmarshall.com  

James Delow & Ben Fromet, 25, London – Comedy Screenwriters 

Karl Singporewala – 24, Crawley – Architect  

Katy Davis – 24, Bath.  Animator www.gobblynne.com  

Luke Wright 25, Colchester – Performance Poet www.lukewright.co.uk  

Mark Bowness, 28, Liverpool.  New Media.  www.tribewanted.com  

Miles Johnson, 22, Edinburgh.  Journalist.  www.miles-johnson.com  

Nathan Hughes-Berry, 21, Birmingham – Comedian  

Petra Stefankova, 27, London – Illustrator www.yetanotherface.com  

PolarBear 28, Birmingham – Performance Poet www.myspace.com/polarbearspoken  

The Pete Box 25, Nottingham – Beatboxer www.myspace.com/thepetebox 

Price James, 29, London – Music Video Producer www.myspace.com/pricejames

Straitjacket Comedy, 25, Sunderland – Sketch Show Producers www.straitjacketcomedy.com

Vanessa Caswill, 25, London.  Filmmaker www.vanessacaswill.com 

Verbal Vigilante (Jode Steele and David Wainwright), 26 & 25, Preston – www.verbalvigilantemusic.com  

Vicki Psarias, 26, London.  Filmmaker.  www.vpsarias.co.uk  

WiZe, 21, Huddersfield – MC / Producer http://www.myspace.com/wize7  

The judging panel included Lauren Heinz, editor of Ei8ht Magazine, Garrick Webster, editor of Computer Arts, James Pallister from Architects’ Journal, Catherine Nieto from Grazia, as well as our partners at 4Laughs, 4Radio and 4Music. Short biogs of the winners will be available soon, with full profiles in Issue 8 of TEN4, hitting the shelves late November.

Concrete to Canvas 2 by ten4magazine




Concrete to Canvas: More Skateboarders’ Art is released today. 

Concrete to Canvas: Skateboarders’ Art was the first book to bring together a wide variety of artwork produced solely by artists who are skateboarders. Concrete 2 Canvas: More Skateboarders’ Art brings you even more artwork by skateboarders, featuring work by all new artists. The purpose of the books are to provide a window into what is essentially a subculture within a subculture, and to show the huge talent and diversity in genres and style, that makes it impossible to pigeon hole the artists or artwork. The books include examples of fine art, illustration, graphic design, street art, paintings, doodles and installation.The artwork itself does not necessarily directly relate to skateboarding in any way, as the object of the book is to showcase the work of artists who happen to be skateboarders, whatever form that artwork may take. 

Published by Jo Waterhouse, a winner of the 2006 Creative Class, the book is available in all good bookstores or direct from Laurence King.  

Congratulations Jo! 





GIG TICKETS by ten4magazine

Pram and Modified Toy Orchestra plus support from Shady Bard 

Capsule have curated an exciting avant garde evening at Birmingham Town Hall, taking place on 15th October.  This special one off gig will feature pioneers of the experimental music scene: Modified Toy Orchestra – watch the circuit bend boys create perfect songs from their imperfect instruments.  Also performing are the haunting and mesmerising Pram with support from miniature indie orchestra Shady Bard. TEN4 have teamed up with Capsule to bring you the chance to win one of five pairs of tickets (worth £20 each) to the gig.   

To enter email win@ten4magazine.com with Modified Toy Orchestra in the subject line, by 3pm on 15th October.  Don’t forget to include your contact details. 


WRITE FOR 4TALENT by ten4magazine
September 18, 2007, 9:52 am
Filed under: 4Talent, Community, Competitions, Friends of TEN4, Magazine, News, Opportunities

Win iPod Shuffles and a VIP press pass to the UK’s most diverse music festival plus the chance to write for 4Talent. 

Over the years, the West Midlands has produced some of the UK’s most innovative music talents: from Spiritualized and The Streets to Led Zeppelin and Ozzy Osbourne via Apache Indian and DJ Yoda – the scene continues to be nothing if not diverse. And with Gigbeth, the UK’s most diverse music festival, coming to venues across Birmingham’s thriving creative epicentre, Digbeth, from 1-3 November 2007, new and established acts from the West Midlands and beyond will be gathering for three days of gigging mayhem.

To celebrate the festival, we’ve teamed up with Gigbeth to offer three lucky winners the chance to win a brand new iPod shuffle, pre-loaded with the best of the Midlands music scene. Top prize, for those aspiring music critics out there, is not only one of the three iPods, but a press pass to Gigbeth offering VIP access to 20 Birmingham venues, so you can gig to your heart’s content, plus the chance to write up the festival for Channel 4 online on the 4Talent West Midlands site. 

To enter, simply tell us who your favourite Midlands act of all time is and why, in no more than 150 words. They don’t have to be famous, or from any particular genre – it’s your critique of why they rock your world that we’re interested in. We’re looking for quality writing, so have a look around the 4Talent site (http://www.channel4.com/4talentwm) for the kind of tone and style you might want to use. 

Visit http://www.gigbeth.com/  for line up announcements and ticket information.

To enter, you can either write to Gigbeth Competition, TEN4, Progress Works, Heath Mill Lane, Birmingham B9 4AL, or email win@ten4magazine.com  with the subject ‘Gigbeth.’ 

Closing Date: 1st October

ABOVE SEA LEVEL by ten4magazine
September 6, 2007, 2:04 pm
Filed under: Community, Events, Friends of TEN4, Magazine, News

TEN4 contributor Garry Milne has an exhibition in Hemel Hempstead – pop along if you’re in town, it’s on until 21st September 


SPOT THE TEN4 by ten4magazine
September 6, 2007, 11:29 am
Filed under: Friends of TEN4, Magazine, News


Always a pleasure to spot TEN4 in stores nestled amongst some of our favourite titles. 

Pick up your copy in Borders and Virgin today.