Little Light Pocket Theatre
Friday 21 May, 10:30pm to 12:30pm online
As part of Roots and Shoots: Bealtaine at Home Visual Arts Programme
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Engage in a convivial online workshop through conversation, making and storytelling with artists Sharon Dipity and Sarah Ruttle, to create a miniature pop-up theatre to illustrate your dreams for a sustainable future.
Artists Sharon Dipity and Sarah Ruttle invite participants to a Little Light Pocket Theatre, an online workshop that reflects on the themes of community, connecting and the environment. Participants will engage in illustration, paper construction and storytelling, exploring questions such as ‘How would you like our world to look in the future?’ and ‘what is working now that you would keep?’ We will particularly focus on our relationship with the planet, discussing how we can work towards a creative and sustainable future as a community.
You will be invited to set the scene for your pop-up set design and develop characters and props through drawing which can be used to initiate stories to complete the theatre.
There are 10 places available and booking is essential.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 May to allow time for posting.
Once booking is confirmed, you will be sent a parcel of materials to use during the workshop.
This workshop is suitable for all abilities and aimed at older people staying safe at home.
To participate, participants will need a suitable device installed with the Zoom App. Details of how to set up and dial in will be available prior to the workshop. Support on this is available by contacting email@example.com
Little Light Pocket Theatre is a project initially developed through creative engagement with participants on the Arts for Health Partnership Programme, West Cork which was delivered through postal parcels and online engagements to five long term residential care units from February through to April 2021.
In this, the Centenary of Irish Independence 1921, we reflect on our nationhood and what it means to be citizens of a sovereign state. What did the collective action of our forbearers achieve? Have we lived up to their dreams and expectations for the future?
We do this in the context of global pandemic and environmental crises. These catastrophes highlight our interdependence and paradoxically we find hope in the unfolding mutual self-help that emerges. We are reminded of the need for common purpose, resilience, and the urgent demand to recognise our place in the Symbioscene. We are beckoned into a new era of ‘living together’ with each other and nature. As we leave behind a century that trusted in the future, we have nothing to lose and everything to gain from living purposefully together in the present moment.