FOR SOLIDARITY – Storytelling and Collaborative Writing Workshop

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FOR SOLIDARITY – Storytelling and Collaborative Writing Workshop

Thursday 5th September, 6-8pm

The NewBridge Project : Newcastle, Co–Work Space
Free and All Welcome

Have you ever wanted to incorporate multiple voices into your writing?
Are you experiencing a bit of the old ‘Writers’ Block’?
Or do you want to spend some time taking part in some fun writing activities?

If so then come and join us at The NewBridge Studios Co-Work Space where local poet and artist Midge Ryall will be talking about the power of storytelling and encouraging people to connect with others through the processes of collaborative writing and art making.

FOR SOLIDARITY
The NewBridge Project and the Solidarity Economy Association have been collaborating to create a useful tool that can make visible and strengthen all of the organisations, projects, initiatives and individuals in the region who are offering an alternative to the extractive and oppressive mainstream economic system.

In short, we’re creating a map of everything that is helping people to meet their material and social needs in ways that don’t harm people or the planet, and in ways that are contributing to building a more just and sustainable world. Around the world, this type of activity is known as the solidarity economy.

We believe that the first step to strengthening our solidarity economy is to help people understand it better and to help those working within it to support each other. We’re collecting information (data) from grassroots organisations, informal meetings, neighbourhood projects, local community groups, co-ops, and associations that share the values of the solidarity economy and using it to create a digital map and directory.

The map will be launched in September as part of For Solidarity, an exhibition presenting new collaborative artist commissions and a series of events that explore the map and respond to themes of Solidarity.

For now, please be sure to save the date and Get on the Map!

Please spread the word about the work we are doing, and in particular, invite any initiatives you feel should be represented on the map. It’s very easy to get involved, and you can get on the map by completing this short Survey (it will take 5-10 minutes to complete!) telling us some information about what you do.

Or if you would like to have a chat, please call us on +44 (0)191 477 1884 or email Niomi Fairweather.

Midge Ryall is a poet and performance artist based in the North-East. She is fascinated by boundaries and identity, sharing workshops and stream-of-conscious pieces that explore ownership and community through storytelling.

Accessibility: NewBridge Newcastle has limited accessibility, this event will take place in the Co-Work space of NewBridge Newcastle. 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