6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Project Night is a monthly meet-up for creatives, makers, artists and producers working in and with communities. It is part of the national Social Art Network.
Project Night alternates between being an open space for you to share ideas and a themed session with guest speakers.
For this session, as we find ourselves in lockdown again and moving into the winter months, we will explore what we can do to find ‘Joy in the dark’.
What practices can allow us to feel nourished, evolve within ourselves, and be with others.
We are thrilled to welcome Tanisha Barrett as our guest for the event. She will create a space for us to reflect on the past year as we head into winter. We’ll be sharing highs and lows and thinking about how we can find joy in the darkness.
Tanisha is a mental health nurse and clinical supervisor, she delivers therapy, runs a private practice and also teaches on diversity and difference. Tanisha is also a published poet and writes about mental health, sexuality, race and body acceptance. @blacksugarising
Please bring with you an object that represents something which brings you joy.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you the meeting link.
At our last themed session we explored ‘Occupying Public Space Now’ with Georgina Bolton (Bristol City Council Public Art Officer & freelance producer) Rosa Ter Kuile from Rising Arts Agency and the ‘Making Together‘ team (a collaboration between KWMC, AUAR and We Can Make). They offered provocations for us to think deeply about what we want and need to do in public spaces now, as creatives, artists and activists, as well as sharing some practical tips around the logistics of working in, opening up and using public spaces for art, community action and activism. The event was live streamed from the new pavilion outside KWMC, ‘BlockWest’; designed, made and built by the Knowle West community over the summer. For more information about ‘Block West’ click here. The recording from this discussion will be shared online soon.
Read more about and explore audio visual content from these Project Night discussions during the first lockdown:
‘Making work after lockdown‘ with Knowle West Media Centre producers
‘Staying connected with communities’ with Kim Wide from Take A Part
‘Creative ways to use digital tools‘ with Lily Green from No Bindings
‘Self care and community wellbeing’ with dance maker Laila Diallo