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For the Love Of It

Welcome to FLOI-24

What is FLOI? FLOI is short for “For the Love Of It”…

Friday 15th – Sunday 17th March 2024

Cobden Works, Salford – home of our friends Walk the Plank

37 – 41 Cobden St

Salford

M6 6WF

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FLOI is the annual weekend gathering of outdoor artists, performers, movers and makers organised by NASA-UK – the National Association of Street Artists.

 

FLOI isn’t to do with finance, fundraising and getting gigs.

 

Its a fun weekend to meet fellow travellers, share inspiration and reconnect with the joy of what we do – 48 hours of inspiration, collaboration and fun.

 

Suitable for: Students, New entrants, Young-bloods, Mid-career Artists, Established outfits or Jaded old lags – something for anyone….

 

We keep costs down so that you basically pay for food which is all included so it is a maximum of £50. It costs less if you are a member and even less if you are an early bird.

 

See an example glimpse of a previous FLOI here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAXwttpuV4Y&t=295s

 

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Its a very hands on affair and everyone contributes something – what could you bring? A warm up game? a bit of a show? an idea to try out? a special technique? A (party) Trick? No matter how big or small – please bring something to share.

 

   – This year’s (loose) theme is… About Time

   – The gatherings are informal, creative and inspiring.

   – FLOI is open to members and non-members*.

 

*You can save money on your ticket by renewing your membership
or joining the fold: 
www.nasauk.org/become-a-member/

 

GENERAL ACCESS INFORMATION

> The venue is wheelchair accessible. There are wheelchair accessible toilets. 
 
> A quiet space will be available.
 
> We can support with sighted-guiding on request (tell us in the form).
 
> Please tell us in the form if you required BSL interpretation.
 
> Please tell us in the form below if you have any other Access requirements we can support with.
 
> If you are a NASA Member and are in need of financial support for accommodation, please email treasurer@nasauk.org.
 

> There are concession rates for tickets (see below). If you are unable to attend due to any form of hardship, please do contact us and we will do what we can to help!

 
If you have any other questions or concerns relating to Access, please email Sophia at missioncontrol@nasauk.org
 

 

COST (Book now for an Early Bird discount!)

EARLY BIRD
£45  Non-members
£35  NASA-UK Members
£30  Non-member Concession*
£25  NASA-UK Member Concession*

 

LATE BIRD

£50  Non-members
£40  NASA-UK Members
£35  Non-member Concession*
£30  NASA-UK Member Concession*

 

 

Registration includes:

   – entry to all workshops
   – events and presentations
   – great food all weekend
   – all the tea/coffee you can drink!

 

There will be a pay bar in the evenings.

 

 

*Concessions: students, people with disabilities, people experiencing any form of hardship.

 

Please note you have not confirmed your place until you pay for your ticket. Please submit the form and pay for your ticket – this should generate a response a email. Let us know if you do not get one. floi@nasauk.org

 

 

 

Our members get a discount of £10. Annual membership is only £20.

Join us! / Renew / Check your membership status here.

 

TRAVEL DIRECTIONS
– Postcode: M6 6WF
– Bus: Nearest Bus Stop Brindle Heath, Broughton Road, bus 10527595
– Taxi: Salford Cabs (next door) – 0161 706 9999. Trinity – 0161 737 1010.
– Drive: There is street parking
– Carpool: use this Link: FLOI-24 Car Share

Pay now by PayPal or Stripe below. If you prefer to make a BACS payment please email…

treasurer@nasauk.org

Pay by PayPal – pick your ticket from the drop down menu, click Add to Cart and follow instructions…

Early Bird FLOI 2024

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Pay by Stripe (credit / debit card) – pick your ticket button, click Pay Now and follow instructions…

The Annual Gathering

The gatherings are informal and fun, relaxed and creative. Everyone who comes along is invited to participate – give a talk, make a presentation, share a skill, run a workshop, help with the cooking, present part of a show or a work-in-progress.


It all happens in 48 hours spent together. Key to this is that we eat and drink together. As with all outdoor events people are free to vote with their feet. We programme several sessions to run simultaneously, one or two practical sessions alongside more talky / listeny ones.


The schedule is literally comprised of attendees, with one or two special guest artists and speakers.

See our Videos page to catch up on some of these. 

AGM

As part of FLOI we run the NASA UK Annual Congregation + General Meeting. This is where we hear from our members about the situation on the ground, the wider sector and what their needs are in the context of making outdoor art work. It also where our Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary briefly update members and guests on our ongoing projects, governance and finances.

Members get to nominate and vote Steering Group members on (and off if leaving – a constitutional requirement) and into particular job roles.

If you are keen to read AGM minutes or find out who it was who said that thing last time then drop us a line.

Got any snaps or memories of FLOI you’d like to share? Do get in touch. 
floi@nasauk.org

The origins of For the Love Of It

FLOI was started by Chris Squire (Impossible Arts) and Pete Gunson (PifPaf). After their first two events they started working with NASA UK to develop the event, idea, and concept. The NASA UK annual AGM and congress for example is held at FLOI where members and attendees can feedback and be heard. Garth Williams (Safety Catch Theatre) stepped in to fill Pete’s steel toe boots in 2015 on behalf of the NASA steering group. Chris Squire since joined the steering group in 2017. We continue to evolve the FLOI format, which is more and more supported by all steering group members. In 2021 we held FLOI as an online event during lockdown alongside numerous Zoom gatherings and discussions. In 2022 we were at a new venue at Out There Arts’ Drill Hall. In 2023 we were back in our nominal home at 101 Outdoor Arts Creation Space. 2024 dates, theme and location announcing soon.

The origins of FLOI

FLOI was started by Chris Squire (Impossible Arts) and Pete Gunson (PifPaf). After their first two events they started working with NASA UK to develop the event, idea, and concept. The NASA UK annual AGM and congress for example is held at FLOI where members and attendees can feedback and be heard. Garth Williams (Safety Catch Theatre) stepped in to fill Pete’s steel toe boots in 2015 on behalf of the NASA steering group. Chris Squire since joined the steering group in 2017. We continue to evolve the FLOI format, which is more and more supported by all steering group members. In 2021 we held FLOI as an online event during lockdown alongside numerous Zoom gatherings and discussions. In 2022 we were at a new venue at Out There Arts’ Drill Hall. In 2023 we were back in our nominal home at 101 Outdoor Arts Creation Space. 2024 dates, theme and location announcing soon.

FLOI Themes and Locations

  • 2021  – Yes, And – Held online during lockdown
  • 2020  – Boundary – Cobden Works, Salford 
  • 2019  – Located – 101 Outdoor Arts, Newbury
  • 2018  – Method –  Cobden Works, Salford
  • 2017  – Opposition – 101 Outdoor Arts, Newbury
  • 2016  – Inspiration – The Watershed, Slaithwaite
  • 2015  – Magic Marvel Mystery – 101 Outdoor Arts
  • 2014 – Public Realm – Appetite in Stoke-on-Trent
  • 2013  – The Love Of It – The College Project, Bristol
  • 2012 – Cooking Up Ideas –The Lanternhouse, Ulverston
  • 2011 – Ambition – The Watershed, Slaithwaite
  • 2010 – Collaboration –The Watershed, Slaithwaite

FLOI Themes and Locations

  • 2020  – Boundary – Cobden Works, Salford 
  • 2019  – Located – 101 Outdoor Arts, Newbury
  • 2018  – Method –  Cobden Works, Salford
  • 2017  – Opposition – 101 Outdoor Arts, Newbury
  • 2016  – Inspiration – The Watershed, Slaithwaite
  • 2015  – Magic Marvel Mystery – 101 Outdoor Arts, Newbury
  • 2014 – Public Realm – Appetite in Stoke-on-Trent
  • 2013  – The Love Of It – The College Project, Bristol
  • 2012 – Cooking up Ideas –The Lanternhouse, Cumbria
  • 2011 – Ambition – The Watershed, Slaithwaite
  • 2010 – Collaboration –The Watershed, Slaithwaite

Highlights from For the Love Of It, including Hilary Westlake’s guest artist talk from 2020. There’s more on our Videos page. 

The cost of FLOI

FLOI is kept very low in price (£35 early bird NASA member – to £50 late bird non member) at a point in the season when people often have little in the bank. Costs include all workshops, food and refreshments (other than bar), but not accommodation. We endeavour to make accommodation afforable and to pool travel and accommodation to reduce costs wherever possible. There is a £10 discount for NASA members, making NASA membership worth half it’s weight in FLOI. FLOI 21 is pay what you like / or a donation – we suggest you just join us if you haven’t yet… so it’s as cheap as the price of membership, for all the fun you can eat and more. 

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