So this week it was finally the time of our founder, Beth to run her session, showing attendees, and now you, how to make giant paper flowers. Beth being Beth this session overran somewhat, but if you have a spare hour and a half and fancy learning to make some flowers, or even create your own flower installation at home to share with us as part of a larger artwork, then this could be the workshop you’re looking for.
This week we were lucky enough to be joined by the artistic directors of Folk Dance Remixed who led a session teaching our participants a number of street dance and folk dance steps that are fused to create an exciting and different style of movement.
If you were unable to make the session then join along at home whenever you feel comfortable by following the recording of our workshop with FolkDance Remixed.
This week we were lucky enough to be joined by Ru of The Beatbox Collective. In our tenth session, Rupert led us through a series of demonstrations and exercises so that everyone can master the basics of beatboxing.
If you were unable to make the session then why not use our recording of the session to give it a go at home!
This week we were lucky enough to travel around the world with classical music duo, Chroma Harp who led us through a wonderful interactive performance exploring music from disparate parts of the world.
If you were not lucky enough to join us live then you can join along at home whenever you like thanks to this recording of the session. To find out more about Chroma Harp and to follow them on facebook visit https://www.facebook.com/Chromaharp/
This week we had a session run by theatre-maker, Alys Williams where participants had a great time dancing like a monkey, a lobster, and a host of other animals, getting rained on by money, having a wash, and having a go at making some simple puppets.
If you were unable to make our session then why not join along at home with our live recorded workshop?
To have a go at making the puppets you will need:
clothes peg, scarf, or towel, round hard disk, paper, scissors and single-sided tape
This is a family-focused session suitable for all ages
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!
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:
Join playwright and dramaturg, Rosa Torr as she hosts a workshop focused on writing for performance over ZOOM. This session uses automatic writing exercises and gets the writer to think about how they can use the medium as a core part of the storytelling experience. Due to its length it does not get down to the minutiae of writing for Zoom but seats it within the general framework for writing for performance, because of this the workshop may be best for those newer to playwrighting.
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.