CHILDREN'S WORKSHOP WITH ART THERAPIST HANNA LEIPOLD
SATURDAY 24 JULY FROM 10AM TO 12PM
SUNDAY 25 JULY FROM 10AM TO 12PM
Engaging with the arts and creativity generally has proven throughout history to aid communication, build relationships, form social connections and to help make sense of complex emotions and feelings.
In this 90-minute workshop, the participants will be guided through a creative experience facilitated by a qualified Art Therapist to explore and reflect together on the impact of the ongoing covid-19 pandemic on their emotional and psychological wellbeing.
We will use art materials and the exhibited photographs to reflect together in a supportive group environment on the challenges and pressures for young people to navigate the ‘new normal’.
KOREBAJU PROJECT BY CÉSAR CUSPOCA
INTERVIEW - SEPT 2020
Artist César Cuspoca talking about the Korebaju Project, a long term collaborative project with the Korebaju, an indigenous community of Colombia.
César Cuspoca is a Colombian artist (b.1987) based in Paris.
His work challenges human perceptions and beliefs established by convention or tradition within society. The idea of experience takes a central role in Cuspoca’s approach and allows him to structure his creative process. Through experiences, Cuspoca produces still images, videos, and sound recordings. He combines these gathered materials with elements of the local environment to build installations in situ.In 2018, accompanied by a production team and a phonetician, Jenifer Vega, Cuspoca spent a month among the Korebaju (Children of the Earth), an Indigenous community located in the Caqueta region of Colombia. The Korebaju population is estimated at two thousand individuals. Like other groups in the region, they were affected by the exploitation of rubber, minerals and wood which consequently lead to human-forced displacements and environmental damages. It’s a community in danger of disappearance according to UNESCO. While Cuspoca spent time with the Korebaju, he was struck by their capacity to adapt and survive despite the continuous violence around them. The Korebaju allowed the artist to record sound, video and photographic materials. Cuspoca used these materials subsequently and combined them with items of the local environment from the exhibition space.
The final installations provoke a sensitive reflection on the Korebaju reality and explore the interconnected stories between Indigenous people and Western civilisations.
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM BY STONEWALL HOUSING
1ST APRIL TO 7TH APRIL AT HERRICK GALLERY TO COINCIDE WITH HEN, THE OLDER TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY IN THE UK.
Charity Stonewall Housing will be conducting workshops and a panel discussion to educate and enhance transgender awareness during the week of Hen, an exhibition about the UK's older transgender community by Bex Day.
WORKSHOP I TRANS WELLBEING
Wednesday 3rd April - From 4pm to 6pm
The aim of the workshop is to explore what creates fears for transgender people in life and finding solutions to build a better sense of wellbeing. Topics will include sharing advice and tips for self-care, managing your own mental health and wellbeing, being visible in the community, community safety and sharing resources and tools available for support.
AUDIENCE: Transgender people of mixed ages and including family members of Transgender people.
Transgender people with mixed physical and mental health issues designing plans to address and manage the impact of their wellbeing. Increased awareness of issues affecting the Transgender community.
Increased social inclusion for Trans* community.
Thursday 4th April - From 7pm to 8pm
Hosted by Octavian Starr, featuring Bex Day, Stephen Whittle (Press for Change), Chrissy Hunter (Opening Doors London).
More information about panelists here.
WORKSHOP I INTERGENERATION
Friday 5th April - From 4pm to 6pm
The aim of the workshop is to build bridges and gaps between older and younger generations of Transgender identifying people that will specifically focus on exploring different and shared experiences of transitioning through different generations.
AUDIENCE: Transgender people of mixed ages.
A better understanding of Transgender journeys intergenerationally. Increasing visibility of Trans* peoples’ different aesthetics and experiences.
Providing a safe space for these conversations to take place.
Creating a sense of Ambassadorship for young Transgender people, and role models/ mentorship for older Trans* people.
Increased social inclusion/ activities for older Transgender people.
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WORKSHOP I SOFFAS
Saturday 6th April - From 11am to 1pm
Creating a safe space for people to celebrate the Transgender people in their lives through fun activities and discussion.
AUDIENCE: Transgender people, their friends, family and partners.
To increase awareness and increase visibility of the importance of SOFFAS in Transgender peoples’ lives.
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Stonewall Housing is a charity that ensures LGBTQ+ people live in safer homes where the community can celebrate identity and support each other to achieve full potential which coincides with the aim of Hen.
They opened the UK’s first Transgender only supported accommodation in 2016.