‘What Now?’ is a recurring online event for 2020’s artsy graduates. We meet on Zoom to share both frustration and success, and to consider ways in which we can support each other during this unprecedented time. There will also be the opportunity to collaborate on projects and share contacts, funding opportunities and vocational opportunities. After the first session, we decided to form a spin-off Writers’ Group - who knows what could come from the next event!? Join us on Facebook to find out more…
The Festival of Dreams was a free community arts festival in Highbury Park, run in conjunction with the socially-distanced Chamberlain Highbury Trust Exhibition Day. We had our ‘Dreams’ display, with poetry from local poets and community participants and our ‘Dreamers’ display with a whole range of portraits and personal heritage stories. Further down the garden, you could hear the trees telling stories written by local storytellers. There was also the opportunity for everyone who attended to contribute their own work to our displays. It was wonderful to see people of all ages getting stuck into creating and chatting about the projects and we are very grateful to everyone who came for respecting social distancing guidelines.
Your mind whispers stories to you at night. You might not remember them in the morning. Sometimes they hide behind your shopping lists and your calendars and your email drafts. But once you shut your eyes, the stories come out to dance with you.
Festival of Dreams