Stories in Transit VII: If on a Summer's Night, a Traveller...
Collaborative workshop with Art Refuge UK
20 May 2019
Elephant West, White City, London
An afternoon/evening of creative workshops exploring themes of Journeys and Migration through imaginative play and collaborative storytelling, bringing stories to life with drawing, printmaking, music, puppets and movement.
This drop-in event was open to everyone from the local community, across London and beyond: children, families, teenagers, adults, artists, writers, storytellers, researchers, poets, community workers, office workers ...
The workshops began with a story from the Arabian Nights about someone who dreams the clues to finding lost treasure. This acted as a starting point for a new set of imagined stories created by all who attended!
Bobby Lloyd and Miriam Nabarro from Art Refuge UK lead a cyanotype (sunprint) and experimental mono-print workshop. The artists introduced the printing processes of cyanotype and mono-print to explore place, journeys, maps and migration - using ink, water, tape, toy vehicles, tracks, objects, cloud and sun.
Julia Bell - writer and Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing and Convenor of the MA in Creative Writing at Birkbeck
Joseph Bradley Hill - founder and curator of Late Works, graphic designer, propmaker and film editor
Rose Gibbs - feminist artist and writer who regularly initiates and contributes to talks, symposiums and discussions, including Whoâs Holding the Baby? at Tate Britain. She is co-founder of a number of collectives and collaborative projects and has worked with The East London Fawcett Group and Hackney's SERA group.
Sarah Lightman - London-based artist, curator and writer. She completed an Art Foundation course at Central St Martins, attended The Slade School of Art for her BA and MFA, where she won The Slade Prize and The Slade Life Drawing Prize, and has a PhD from University of Glasgow in women’s autobiographical comics.
Bobby Lloyd - CEO of Art Refuge, visual artist, UK HCPC registered art therapist, clinical supervisor, writer and lecturer based in London, England
Hannah Machover - workshop coordinator of Stories in Transit and artist-maker
Roger Malbert - former Head of Hayward Touring and author of Drawing People: The Human Figure in Contemporary Art (2015)
Miriam Nabarro - artist and scenographer, who creates politically and socially engaged work in theatre, printmaking, photography and participatory projects
Badia Obaid - storyteller and actress, born and bred in Baghdad. She gained a BA in dramatic art from the University of Baghdad. After gaining an MA in journalism she began a career in the Arabic world and the UK as an actress, voice-over artist, writer, reporter, presenter and producer.
Sarah Sulemanji - dancer, lecturer in Theatre Directing and Dramaturgy at Middlesex University
Wafa' Tarnowska – children's writer, storyteller and translator
Philip Terry - poet, professor at the University of Essex, where he teaches Creative Writing; writer and editor of The Penguin Book of Oulipo (2019)
Marina Warner – writer and cultural historian, Professor of English and Creative Writing at Birkbeck College, University of London, Fellow of the British Academy and President-Elect of the Royal Society of Literature