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Shared with Us: Puppets

Our most recent workshop was led by the great Steph Reeves of Gynormous Rawkus where she taught participants to have a go at making their own puppets out of junk and other materials they can find around the home.  We are lucky enough that some of our participants were happy to share with us what they made during Wednesday 1st July’s session.

Penelope Puppet made during our session by Shirley Accini
Penelope Puppet made by Shirley Accini
Puppet by Rose Popay
Puppet made during our session by Rose Popay and Mum

 

 

 

 

 

Week 6 – Steph Reeves (Gynormous Rawkus) – Junk Puppets

It’s week 6 of our Culture @ Home programme and we were lucky enough to have Steph Reeves of Gynormous Rawkus  join us this week to show us how to make a puppet out of the junk you have lying around at home and a few other materials.

This week is doubly special as our session took place as part of Children’s Art Week, a two-week celebration of free activities for children.

Our Culture at Home sessions as made possible thanks to Arts Council England Emergency Response funding, which has enabled us to pay creatives to share their talents with you at home, making it free for you!  We still have 7 sessions coming up, with each one being suitable for children, so to find out more and book a session (always at 2pm on a Wednesday), visit liveartlocal.co.uk/culture-home

 

To join this session you will need:

Cardboard; pens; scraps of paper or fabric; carrier bags; newspaper; tape (preferably double-sided and masking).  Pipe cleaners and other scraps are also very useful!

 

 

 

NATIONAL LOTTERY FUNDED

Week 5 – Sarah Bower – Write a Domestic Sonnet

Our fifth Culture@Home session featured novelist and creative writing tutor, Sarah Bower who facilitated a session on writing a sonnet inspired by the domestic objects that surround us.

Our Culture @ Home sessions are made possible thanks to Emergency Arts Council funding that enables us to pay the workshop leaders, all other work is done for free by Live Art Local.

 

If you missed this session you can access it below, along with the slides and Chat text that breaks down the activity for those with hearing impairments:

The English Sonnet.

session chat

 

free digital photos.net theatre curtain image

Micro Commission: Micro Performance – Culture @ Home

Liv Art Local CIC are excited to announce our latest opportunity for creatives in the UK.  With news that live performance still cannot take place, but that soon families will be able to spend more time with friends and family members outside of their home, we are looking to commission a micro play/performance (between 5-10 minutes in length), that can be performed by a group of socially distanced people at home without any prior experience or training.

We view this as a great way to bring theatre into the home this summer and to bond people by creating something together, we are also keen to support UK talent, although we can only offer a modest sum of £250, and to take their work to a wider audience.

We will be inviting people to share their performances with us if they feel happy to share and we hope to be able to upload some of these to our website in the months ahead.

This opportunity is open to all creatives, whether from a theatre, writing, art, music, or dance background, and can take the form of a mirco play, a way of creating music/sound together, or a movement piece.

It is up to you how you convey this, however, all works must be on the theme of connection.

To apply for this opportunity please fill out our brief application form and submit an outline of your idea (max 250 words).  The deadline is the 7th August and we will contact the selected applicant by 10th August and would look to have the work, whether that be a script, a video lesson, a sheet of instructions etc. .. completed and uploaded to our website by 22nd August.

 

If you would rather you can send a video application via WeTransfer to us at help@liveartlocal.co.uk using the application form questions, and up to 5 minutes to explain your idea.

Payment will be made the following Friday (28th August) via Paypal or bank payment.

 

Culture @ Home week 4: Sarah Gane – Cut + Paste Zine Making

For the forth week of our Culture @ Home sessions we were joined by magazine editor and art director Sarah Gane for her zine making workshop.  If you were unable to make the session, or if you just want a refresher, you can access this workshop below:

 

For those who attended the workshop and would like to access the slides, please find them below:

slides for Cut + Paste ZINE workshop_SarahGane

 

Our Culture @ Home programme has been supported by Arts Council England through Emergency Response funding.  You can book sessions until 19th August when our final session runs!

To find out more and book visit liveartlocal.co.uk/culture-home

Culture@Home: Susanna Dye – Home: A Toolbox for Movement

Every week until 19th August we are running a Culture @ Home session on Wednesday afternoons at 2pm.  These are always free and the creatives are each paid £150 for taking part.  After the sessions we compress the recording and where agreed with the artist, make it available online so that those who could not join our sessions are able to make use of them at home.

This week we were lucky enough to have movement director and choreographer Susanna Dye open us up to the idea of using your home as a creative tool for movement and to look at these places we inhabit with fresh eyes.  The session is below, thanks to all who took part.

 

3rd June 2020

 

To find out more about our Culture@Home programme visit liveartlocal.co.uk/culture-home  book via the website or Eventbrite

Creatives Wanted: Lead a Home is Where the Art is Workshop/Performance

we have had a few issues with some of the applications we have received so far, so please read all of the below, thank you
* please note you are applying to run one self-contained workshop and not a series over 13 weeks.  you can apply to run more than one workshop but must use a new application for each workshop. each workshop you submit MUST be different

 

Due to a successful funding application, Live Art Local is very happy to announce the launch of a new project, and as a result, ten paid opportunities for artists, musicians, singers, poets, writers, theatre-makers, and others over the course of the pandemic.

 

Over 13 weeks starting from the 13th of May (every Wednesday) we will be running a weekly workshop via Zoom for people to join in with at home.  We already have three of the workshops planned for but have openings for another ten.  We want you and your creativity to join us and run a workshop from your home, for people in their homes.

THE RULES:

Every workshop is an hour-long, must use, where possible, things most people are already likely to have at home, and they must positively, creatively engage people during this period of isolation and distancing, apart from that we have no criteria so feel free to let your imagination run wild.

As we are using the pro version of Zoom security should not be an issue and through this we can offer places for up to 100 people to join the workshop.  However, that is not to say your workshop has to be aimed at 100 people, it could be as little as five… it is up to you!

 

Artists will be paid the Friday following their workshop via paypal, where this is not possible we will arrange another way of making payment.

 

The fee for a workshop is £150, and we have a budget of up to £50 for materials, although we need to agree to these beforehand.

 

To apply please fill out the form below ASAP.  As mentioned previously this is to start very soon and so we have a small window to receive and assess applications.

Applications close on Friday 15th and we will notify successful applicants every three days from today so you will hear very soon whether you have been successful.

 

In exceptional circumstances, we will (where there is a small theatre company or music ensemble) make an exception to the workshop rule and permit a performance, though this will not affect the fee, and in these cases, unless the members of the company live together, strict social distancing rules (2m apart) must apply.

In the above circumstances, we will ask you to Livestream the performance with us and make a recording available so that we can make it available to those unable to join the livestream.  You retain copyright.

 

Please note as this is online we are able to accept applications from around the UK!

 

 

Fareham Heritage Trail Map Now Free to Download!

As the Covid-19 outbreak has a huge effect on all our lives, and the world we inhabit gets smaller,  we have decided to make the Fareham Heritage Trail Map available for FREE download from today.

The Fareham Heritage Trail Map was created in 2016 after workshops with the local community (you can find out more via our Projects page)  and provided a journey through the borough’s history, from Portchester to Swanwick, much of it acessible on foot.

It recently dawned on us that as people are moving around on foot and exploring their local area more than usual the map could provide a welcome accompaniment to daily exercise and offer a distraction from what’s going on in the world, and provide an opportunity to learn more about the rich history of Fareham Borough.

The map can be downloaded as a PDF below, and on our homepage.  Although it is free, as a not for profit hit hard by the pandemic we welcome donations, and you can do so via the Donate button below




fareham heritage trail                                                       please click on the image to automatically download a full size map.