Rhona Foster – Every Egg Counts – COSTUME MAKING WORKSHOPS

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Rhona Foster – Every Egg Counts – COSTUME MAKING WORKSHOPS
Tuesday 31 October – Saturday 11 November

The NewBridge Project // Carliol House, Market Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6NE
The NewBridge Project : Gateshead // 232-240 High Street, Gateshead, NE8 1AQ

Stemming from a widely felt sense of despair and confusion about how to live a truly ethical and moral life.

Rhona’s works explore themes of ethical decision making and powerlessness in the face of vast and complex societal and environmental issues. Within her videos, narratives are based around apparently insignificant every day consumer actions, like choosing what to have for lunch, in order to consider the absurdity of how great challenges like climate change could translate reductively into our seemingly trivial individual every day choices – how can I make a difference? Does it really matter what bin I put this in? Where should I buy my socks from?

Rhona will be running costume making workshops throughout the first two weeks of November, in which we will make a set of costumes that will be worn in a scene in new short film ‘Every Egg Counts’.

The theme of the workshops is ‘Lunch’; we need a giant burrito, a wearable cheese and onion pasty, a huge packet of instant ramen and a tuna crunch roll, along with any more of our lunchtime favourites. We will make the costumes from cardboard and glue and then paint them.

 

Workshops are FREE to attend and are open to all ages and experiences.

Refreshments and biscuits will be provided!

 

DATES FOR COSTUME MAKING WORKSHOPS
(all at Carliol House in Newcastle unless otherwise stated)

  • Tuesday 31 October: 2-5pm
  • Thursday 2 November: 2-5pm
  • Friday 3 November: 2-5pm
  • Saturday 4 November: 1-4pm // The NewBridge Project : Gateshead
  • Tuesday 7 November: 5.30 – 8pm
  • Wednesday 8 November: 5.30 – 8pm
  • Friday 10 November: 2-5pm
  • Saturday 11 November: 1-4pm // The NewBridge Project : Gateshead

 

If you have any questions about the workshops or to let us know you’re coming, please get in touch with Rebecca at r.huggan@thenewbridgeproject.com

 

We will also have a performance and filming event after the workshops on Monday 20 November, where performers will wear their costumes as they become participants in the (hugely popular) wheel-of-fortune-esque gameshow ‘What Should I Have For Lunch? Click here for more information on how to get involved in this.

 

 

Synopsis of short film ‘Every Egg Counts’

A sanctimonious and thoroughly unpleasant office worker spends a lot of his time and energy letting his colleagues know that every one of their actions is problematic. However, after he gets caught hypocritically sneaking an egg sandwich in to work for lunch, he becomes the victim of a vicious spell of online shaming, forcing him to flee the city. Out in the wilderness of Northumberland, he finds himself in the hands of a pair of environmental scientists, who force him to ask himself the question; how far is he really willing to go to do the right thing?

 

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Accessibility statement: NewBridge Studios at Carliol House has limited accessibility, some of these workshops will take place on the First Floor of the Studios. We regret, due to the age of our building and its change of use we do not have a functioning lift. Please contact us prior to visiting if you require additional information regarding access and facilities.

The NewBridge Project : Gateshead is fully accessible.

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