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Beverley Bennett – Simon Says/Dadda

3 October 2019 - 1 November 2019

The NewBridge Project : Gateshead

Please note that these are closed workshops, and you must apply to participate – see more information below

Simon Says/Dadda is a collaborative research and development project by Beverley Bennet, working towards the production of a new film, working with a community of black women across 3 regions in the UK. This film will collect testimonial experiences of patriarchy from over 20 women of colour. The workshops will encourage creativity and the sharing of the personal and political. It will establish a nurturing and supportive network of women across the UK that will platform under-represented voices and bodies in the art world. A public sharing event will take place in each regional location following a series of 8 workshops which will look at film, music, drawing, poetry and cooking.


WORKSHOP DATES: 03 October – 01 November 2019

Beverley is looking for 8 participants to take part in Simon Says/Dadda, which is part of an ongoing research project working towards the production of a new artist film of the same name.

She is looking for women of colour to share stories with her about their family relationships with men and how living in a patriarchal society effects their day to day. You will be invited to cook, draw, read and listen to music collectively over a 4-week period within a relaxed friendly environment. The workshops will result in an open sharing event at The NewBridge Project : Gateshead.

Workshops will run from 3 October – 1 November 2019.

If you are interested in getting involved please email and with the subject heading ‘SS/D NewBridge’, participants will receive confirmation on 16 September. For more information about the project please visit Beverley Bennet.

The NewBridge Project : Gateshead: 232-240 High Street, Gateshead, NE8 1AQ


Workshops - must apply to participate