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Come Together Weekender Day 2: Making it Sensory

11:30 am - 8:00 pm

An illustration of the words 'Making It Sensory' written in cloudy letters on a dark grey background with the date 'Friday 19th Nov' scribbled below it. This is surrounded by illustrations of: a pair of hands with purple nail polish holding a yellow tea cup; hands pouring a teapot over a gold tea strainer into a cup; a green gloved hand holding herbs; hands kneading dough; and hands twisting gold wire together. At the top of the image is the Knowle West Media Centre logo and at the bottom right of the image is the Come Together logo, both in green.

Welcome to day two of the Come Together Weekender! A four day gathering of talks, workshops, and events exploring how we can connect through a mix of in-person and virtual, or ‘hybrid’ spaces.
Each day of the Weekender we will be delving into a different question. Today asking…

How can we make digital experiences sensory, warm and engaging? 

Join us to imagine our own sensory utopias and connect through smell, taste and conversation.
Book on to this days free events via the eventbrite links below. To see the other days in the Weekender, click here. More events to be announced soon as part of this day.


10:30 – 11am: Listen, I’m here for you
Take some time to have a cup of tea whilst listening to this audio experience designed and created by artist Michelle Roche.
This sound piece is accessed by calling the free number 01174631815 and is paired with a postcard made by digital illustrator Mary Flora Hart. If you would like to receive a postcard in the post, please sign up via eventbrite HERE.
We dedicated this time to have a cup of tea together at the same moment in mind of everyone listening and resting at the same time. The audio is available from 15 November for 30 days. With thanks to Mike Moast for the Sound Design.


11.30am – 12.3opm: Building a Multi-Sensory Utopia with Jae Tallawah from Maia group
Online via Zoom with BSL & captions

Join Jae Tallawah from MAIA group for a micro workshop exploring our individual sensory needs and desires. Grounded in wisdom from disability rights movements, we explore the question ‘if we could build a multi-sensory utopia what would it be and feel like?’

To book your free place and for more info click HERE


1.30 – 3.30pm: Tools For Tea with Linda Brothwell
@KWMC + online via Zoom with BSL & captions, plus tea-strainer packs delivered to you (optional).

Come Together commissioned artist Linda Brothwell invites you to connect over tea. Learn how to make your own tea-strainer by receiving a pack in the post and/or join us to learn more about the project and taste a new blend of tea made in collaboration with local Knowle West gardeners at a special tea event with Linda Brothwell.

Make your own tea strainer:
Sign up to receive a free bespoke tea-strainer pack in the post that you can make from home. You will be guided step by step by an accompanying ‘how to video’. (Duration to make your own strainer: at a leisurely pace 3 hours, or across short bursts)

We recommend to order your pack by 12 November and try completing your strainer by 19 November, to share during the event on 19 November with the group (this is optional).

Join us at KWMC or online to connect over tea:
On 19 November, join Linda Brothwell (online or at KWMC) to share tea whilst we talk about our gardens, what we grow and how we can connect through drinking tea. This event will be a chance to find out more about how Linda worked with the local Knowle West gardening community and developed the tea-strainer. There will be a making demonstration, opportunity to drink local tea blends and space to share what you have made. You are welcome to join the event without making a tea strainer. 

Click HERE to order a pack and / or book to join on the 19th


3-5.45pm: No Such Thing – The Bristol Edition 

30-minute slots available at 3pm, 3.45pm, 4.30pm and 5.15pm.

When was the last time you had a conversation with a stranger? Join Quarantine for a one-on-one conversation over a cup of Knowle West tea. Places are free but limited and booking is essential. To book a slot click HERE

No Such Thing is hosted by Quarantine, a Manchester-based ensemble of artists and producers who have been running the event monthly since 2012.


6-8pm: A traditional Japanese Cook-a-long with Grizedale Arts
On Zoom

Through their work with communities in rural Japan, Grizedale Arts have learnt how to cook delicious and nutritional everyday dishes far removed from the sushi most people associate with Japanese cuisine.

During this digital cook-a-long, Grizedale Arts Associate Artist Motoko Fujita will teach you how to cook a basic Japanese chunky dumpling soup called ‘suiton’ from your very own kitchen. A popular rural recipe often containing meat, Motoko will demonstrate her own vegetarian version for you to make at home.

To book your free place and for more info click HERE

We can deliver free ingredient packages to anyone living in BS4 who would like to join. Limited spaces available.


Come Together is an Arts Council England funded project aiming to unpack and explore what ‘Hybrid’ is and could mean. ‘Hybrid’ is often referred to as a way of connecting people who are present in-person and virtually.  Through four creative residencies in Knowle West this year artists and the local community have been coming together to experiment with ‘hybrid’ connection. Through the Weekender we will share some of what’s been happening in Knowle West this summer, whilst also celebrating excellent national / international practice in the field and of course opening up more questions together.

Contact Us

Knowle West Media Centre
Leinster Avenue
Knowle West
+44 (0) 117 903 0444

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