I have created new work for a commission highlighting the role of charity shops for Quiet Down There called Shopkeepers of the World, during the Coast Currents Festival in Hastings / Bexhill / St Leonard’s . My textile banners can be seen in the Shelter charity shop on London road, St Leonard’s all month (info here) and I’ll be giving workshops alongside the other commissioned artists as part of the Thrift Festival on Saturday September 22nd at the Hastings Centre – free, info here.
I’ve been running workshops for women across the south east looking at creative tools for change , self-care and resilience. The next one is at The Depot in Lewes, on Saturday August 25th as part of a Women and Activism season in partnership with A Woman’s Place.
These have come from two previous workshops, Makers of Change at the Depot Lewes supported by A Woman’s Place project through the Vote 100 fund. This was followed by One Day, three one day creative retreats in Gravesend, co-facilitated by Anna Cole and run in partnership with Quiet Down There, at The Grand, Light Vessel 21 and supported by A Woman’s Place project . The project was also supported by Guerrand Hermes Foundation for Peace , who have also funded So Many Gifts, an interdisciplinary research and workshop pilot programme which also ran at ONCA Gallery and which we hope to continue developing in other settings and communities.
Check out my sculpture on the cover of a new edition of Suffrage Plays by Methuen, edited by Naomi Paxton here.
I am Associate Research Fellow at Birkbeck Centre for Contemporary Theatre, University of London for the next three years
Read my Library Shelf online hosted by art and writing publishers Akerman Daly, connected to the Tall Tales tour.
Archived speaking events /podcasts / other :
Revolutionary Makers: Watch highlights from the Women of the World Festival in Hull here, where our mass craftivist installation – designed to create conversations and actions around gender equality – launched as part of Hull City of Culture. Images here. See me talking about it here and listen to an interview as part of the Radio 4 Woman’s Hour panel live in Hull during the event here.
In conversation with Philosopher Sacha Golob (Kings College) as part of a series of Visual Arts and Philosophy Salons at Fernandez and Wells, Somerset House, London. Podcast here
In conversation at the Stuart Hall Library at INIVA with Dr Christine Checinska -Shaw. Listen here. (scroll to bottom for file)
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