CARLIOL HOUSE CO-WORK SPACE
Join us for an evening of dining and informal artist presentations!
In mid-19th century America, “potluck” gained a new meaning, that of a communal meal where each guest brings a dish to be shared.
It’s FREE but bring a dish to share for the Potluck!
We’ll run a donations bar too.
Arrive at 5:30 to set up the food, ready to dine from 6pm.
As well as socialising over dinner, Grace, Dan, Lesley and Hope will be casually re-presenting the things they learned this summer as NewBridge’s representatives at the Artists Jamboree in Devon.
This may include but not be limited to:
Developing your own Artists’ Terms and Conditions, activating your five year plan and making a manifesto.
They’ll also be answering questions about how you can get involved in future Jamborees.
There’s more information about what Jamboree was here.
Here’s what we thought about it:
Jamboree was one of those great experiences where you go into it with nerves, not knowing what to expect, but once you arrive you realise it’s a welcoming, interesting, thoughtful package of things you didn’t realise you needed. Exploratory sessions based on pertinent topics, group making, guided walks, an ongoing programme of bite-size artist talks, swims in the river, dancing on the last night, and all on the most beautiful site that was a pleasure to inhabit for a little slice of the summer.
I wasn’t 100% sure what to expect from Jamboree. I knew it was a big camping meet up for 150-odd artists from around the country, and I knew it was geared around professional development. I’d read about it then forgotten about it until a friend from Manchester asked if I was going as the programme was shaping up nicely. NewBridge arranged some bursary places and I drove a car-load of artists down. It was a meticulously planned weekend of talks, walks and workshops, which you could opt-out of when you needed to relax, chat and make new friends. Would recommend.
Jamboree was an excellent opportunity to connect with friends and other artists in an open and relaxed environment. It was planned out like a conference or festival with enough different activities – talks, seminars etc to make it interesting without too much pressure of choice. I got to meet artists, curators and thinkers from parts of the country that I don’t stay well connected with usually so I gained knowledge about what’s going on. I’ve come away with new ideas and motivation to be more organised and active. I also had lots of fun out in the sunshine camping and swimming with my buddies.