I've been really busy lately with project planning so I haven't got round to posting anything for a while. Here's a quick update on a few of the projects I'm working on:
The festival of Illumination is now called Illuminate Bath. The dates will be 1 - 13 November 2010. The programme is starting to take shape and will include a mixture of installations/ artworks, performance, creative workshops, artist’s talks and debates across various locations in Bath city centre. The finale will be a spectacular light and sound performance taking place in Southgate Square hopefully.
Postgraduate students from Bath Spa's school of Art and Design have done a fantastic job developing the Illuminate Bath branding and we should have a festival website to launch in the coming weeks. Also next week our new Festival Coordinator, a 2nd yr student, starts work in the office with me on a summer work placement.
Performance Poetry at Keynsham Music Festival:
I'm organising two Performance Poetry workshops in June in Keynsham for students and community members who would like to perform their own poetry at the Keynsham Music festival on 4 July 2010. The workshops will be led by Lucy English, a lecturer at Bath Spa University and one of the country's top performance poets.
Continuing with the performance poetry theme we're planning to support a group of Bath Spa Uni creative writing students to go to the Eden Project in Cornwall on 25-26 September where they'll be performing their own poetry as part of the RELAYS Biennale. This will be the first of two events showcasing highlights from RELAYS, Eden’s community programme and other events designed for the Cultural Olympiad. The second biennale will take place in 2012.