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 3-8 November 2015

Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London, SE1 9PH

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3-5 November: Waterloo people and place

Workshops and local creative community events

Draw Waterloo –  A week long drawing event,  focusing on local sketching 

Our Waterloo – with Lyndon Arts. A big collage exploring the history and story of Waterloo – people and place

Mapping Waterloo – with Robin Whitmore. Draw a map together, annotated with stories of local history and people.

Drop In ‘n’ Draw – A one day drawing event, with models, still lives, dressing up costumes, and Hints and Tips stations, with advice from local artists and students.

Tune In – local voices. We All Can Sing!

Circle Singing –  with Sheena Philips. Just bring your body – and a bunch of friends or workmates

Drawing Growth  close observation to track the growth of a plant, using drawing and video

Sky Lark Mudlarking  – walk along the river and collect little treasures, bring them to Bargehouse and make a collaborative collage, sculpture, drawing or photograph with what we find

With Jennifer Duttonupcycling workshops for families, face painting and creative play for all ages up to 130 yrs

Yoga Nidra for Creativity – Uma Dinsmore-Tuli & Nirlipta Tuli

Celtic Yoga – introducing a new paradigm, connecting traditional Celtic and Indian practices

With Kathleen Dutton – artist run project. Photography and drawing each day on a blog for the week long event

 

BOOK TICKETS HERE for all events

 You can book to attend events and workshops individually, or purchase day/ half day tickets, which entitle you to attend ALL the sessions available in Bargehouse during that time.

Half day: 11am-2.30pm / 2.30pm-6pm

Tuesday 3rd November

Day ticket £35

Half day £20

11am – The Festival begins! 

Join Robin Whitmore, at the start of his week long map drawing project.

1pm – 4pm Map Drawing Workshop

200 years ago the Southbank was a very different place. What would it have looked like? Who lived here? What happened here?

Join Robin Whitmore to make a giant map drawing of Lambeth Marsh, the area surrounding the Bargehouse 200 years ago. We will be using copies of old photographs, paintings, drawings and maps to attempt to recreate a detailed drawn reconstruction of the neighbourhood.

Throughout the rest of the week Robin will be inviting members of the public to contribute their own anecdotes and images to a parallel map telling the more recent history of Lambeth Marsh. What goes on here now? What sights have you seen? Who are the new residents? What are peoples’ living memories of this area? What connections are there with the past?

BOOK NOW £15

12.30pm-1.20pm Visualization and Drawing – Exploring our Inner Garden

with Artist Illustrator Kathleen Dutton

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If you like the idea of combining meditation with drawing and collage then join Kathleen. “We will go on an inner journey, an exploration with pencils. It’s fun and easy to do. Come and join me.”

BOOK NOW  £15

3.30pm-5.30pm Yoga Nidra for Creativity

with Yoga Nidra Network Founders Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and Nirlipta Tuli

Yoga Nidra literally means ‘the sleep of the yogis’, and it is the queen of all relaxation techniques, the origin and source of all deep relaxation and self hypnosis systems currently in use. It is also a potent and nourishing source of inspiration for creativity that has been utilised by many great poets, artists, writers and musicians. Yeats described the practice as the space in which ’the soul,purified of all that is not it, comes into possession of its own timelessness.’

Yoga Nidra requires no physical movement at all – simply lie down, relax, snuggle under a blanket, and listen to the sound of the voice which guides you through a series of simple instructions to foster a sense of well being and a deeply creative sense of profound rest and rejuvenation. 

This afternoon’s workshop is led by the founders of the Yoga Nidra Network, an international network of teachers sharing yoga nidra in many different forms and schools. The workshop irelaxed and friendly, suitable for those who are new to yoga nidra, and fascinating also also for those who have experience of this practice and are looking to find out more about its application to creativity. 

There will be a number of yoga nidra practices, and we will also explore the theories and explanations behind how yoga nidra works to support all creative endeavours. Looking for inspiration? Stuck on the last chapter of your novel? Needing to be re-inspired to complete your current paintings, or drawings, or garden designs? Or simply, are you looking for the chance to re-charge your source power and resume life revitalised and re-inspired? Then yoga nidra is the answer.  Come along and enjoy this remarkable and nourishing practice.  Bring a blanket and a mat if you can – we will provide some, but if you have your own, its nice to bring them along. Expect to emerge restored and revived!

BOOK NOW  £15

 4pm-5.30pm London Letterbox Money Box – Up cycling workshop

(Ages 6+)

with Jennifer Dutton

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Transform Pringles/Breadsticks tubes into your own amazing London Letterbox Money box. All materials supplied. Just bring a old shirt (you may get messy!)

BOOK NOW  £15

4.30pm-5.30pm Visualization and Drawing – Exploring our inner Child

with Artist Illustrator Kathleen Dutton

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If you like the idea of combining meditation with drawing and collage then join Kathleen. “We will go on an inner journey, an exploration with pencils. It’s fun and easy to do. Come and join me.”

Meditation and illustration http://www.facebook.com/pages/Being-Myself/121105538018634

BOOK NOW to attend this session. £15

Wednesday 4th November

Day ticket £35. Half day £20. BOOK NOW

All Day  Drop in ‘n’ Draw

Wander around, find a quiet corner, a noisy thorough fare, strike a pose, see what occurs…

1-2pm Circle Singing

with singer and composer Sheena Phillips.

Find your voice and feed your spirit by singing in harmony with others.   Experience the joy of creating beautiful sounds using simple interlocking patterns and other techniques.  All welcome.  Knowledge of music not needed.  Just bring your body – and a bunch of friends or workmates.  Have a snack beforehand so that you’re not running on empty. Sheena Phillips (www.sheenaphillips.com) is an experienced song leader, music director and composer.  She is available to bring improvisational music, songwriting and/or group singing to your workplace on a regular basis if you are interested. Sample workshop menu: Body Percussion workout – combining claps, stamps, and vocal sounds, Instant Vocal Harmony – based on interlocking ostinatos (repeated patterns), Blue Grooves – 12 bar blues bass with tunes and harmonies on top, Tallis Tweaked – harmonies based on the famous ‘Tallis canon’, Yemaya Asesu – Yoruba chant, The Earth Is Turning – a three-part round, City of London – riffs representing the river, the traffic, Westminster chimes, sky and people.

BOOK NOW £10

2.30pm-3.30pm  Monoprint Drawing Worshop

with Jennifer Dutton

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Explore the really simple, yet effective techniques of Monoprint Drawing. Come and be free to experiment. Bring your own sketches to work from (optional). Bring an old shirt to protect your clothes.
All materials supplied. Open to all ages.

BOOK NOW £20

4pm-6pm Spirited Bodies women’s session

with Esther Bunting

Spirited Bodies creates a sacred space for people to reconnect with their physical and spiritual selves through the medium of life modelling and drawing. Participants may be accepting and celebrating their bodies post-illness/pregnancy/operation, getting older, or marking a milestone that aligns with self-acceptance for example. The group are guided through the techniques and demands of life modelling and to create poses together (some guidance may also given for drawing). The aim is to honour our bodies and share in the liberation that nudity offers through this particular means.

A chance to free yourself and experience the liberation of shared nudity. We will let go of judging ourselves and each other, and honour ourselves with a compassionate gaze. Each person’s journey is unique, and participants have a chance to share their experience through talking afterwards which helps to debrief before going back into the world. Modelling is optional; you may come just to draw, and full nudity is not required for the modelling, it is up to individuals. This is a women only event and all are welcome who define themselves as women. We want to create a space which welcomes all women’s body types, including those of trans women. It is not always possible to be so open, as different groups have different needs. It is however important that women who were not born in a female body have spaces to be together with other women, so we collectively embrace the complete variety that women are. Gender is of course a much more varied beast than the binary model most of us grew up with. We want to actively challenge the dualistic convention and celebrate our differences, and yet a women’s space is still necessary in order to reconnect women together positively after such long oppression.

The workshop can be a meditative experience, with some stretching and breathing exercises plus a lot of stillness. Differently-abled people are welcome and we hope we can accommodate you. Everyone has their own way to pose, and we can help you find yours. Modelling places are limited for each event and an application procedure is required in any case to discover your intentions so we may understand what kind of group is coming together. No previous modelling or drawing experience is necessary. Poses last from 1 – 20 minutes and whilst new models are encouraged to challenge themselves, equally this is not an endurance test and we want you to be comfortable. We may suggest poses to you, but ultimately you choose. Please bring a robe to wear when not posing (this can be a dressing gown, loose dress or sarong for example). Some cushions will be provided, as well as drawing materials.  Due to the nature of this work it is important that participants arrive by the start time as we will have to lock the doors then, and we do not want to interrupt the session with late arrivals.

For any questions or to apply for a place please email Esther at info.spiritedbodies@gmail.com

BOOK NOW £15

Thursday 5th  November

Day or half day tickets do not include The Liberation Project workshops.

11am We All Draw – 2 Exhibitions

A curated exhibition, showcasing drawing by staff and students from all departments of the University of the Arts London, and an international juried exhibition of ‘drawings that think’, curated by Erin Wiersma.  FREE

12.30pm – 1.20pm Meditation, Visualisation and Drawing

with Artist Illustrator Kathleen Dutton

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I Hope you will come along to this workshop where we will go on an inner journey, inspired by the Tibetan Meditation of the heart. This time we will explore using pencils and pens as we go. See you there.

Book Now £15

3-6pm International Drawing Circles Convention £15 / FREE with symposium ticket

Brew Drawing Circles meetup / get together. People from all over the world have been sharing sketchbooks via air and snail mail during 2015. They will convene at Bargehouse with their sketchbooks, to meet up in person and review the collaborative drawings.

BOOK NOW  £15

3.30pm-5.30pm Celtic Yoga – What is the Celtic School of Yoga?

Uma Dinsmore-Tuli & Jack Harrison

Uma Dinsmore Tuli and Jack Harrison have been developing a new yoga school: Celtic School of Yoga. They have some very special launch events and kirtan concerts happening in Dublin 30th October & 1st November and in London 5th, 6th November & 7th November. 

What if we as Westerners do not have to look to India for inspiration? What if we realise that, in many cases, the universal dreams which make up the foundation of our practice are variants of stories which have been with us all our lives? Even if we have never heard these stories, they have shaped the minds and hearts of our fathers and mothers. What if we realise that the gods and goddesses of the Celtic and pre‐Celtic pantheon are still very much alive and active in Ireland and other parts of the Celtic world? And that, because they have lived within us, and in our parents and their parents, for so long we may feel their presence closer and more intimately?

To practise Celtic Yoga is to be fully rooted in the earth and enraptured by life. The purpose of this school of yoga is to re‐establish a balance between East and West, between what we look for outside of ourselves and what we find when we come home, through elementally integrated yoga for body, heart and soul, incorporating movement, breath, story, poetry and myths drawn from the indigenous spiritual treasure house of our Celtic heritage.

Celtic Yoga en-chants: it calls us to be fully alive, and to voice the song of the breath in the life of the body, in deep connection with the earth, and in honour of her. Celtic Yoga invites us to come home to taste the honey of our own spirit’s knowing: to be nourished by the stories and poetic traditions that grew from our own islands, in in celebration of life here. It is an approach to yoga as an experience of hospitality. Celtic Yoga invites us to rediscover how to live a life that is fully alive in a very practical sense to the spiritual wisdom of the Celtic world; to encounter a life in which in everything is celebrated as sacred: each breath, every movement, each feeling of heart, and the thoughts and flights of mind and soul, are welcomed into this yoga of homecoming. This is a yoga of reconnection.

Book Now £15

6pm-8.30pm

Private View – We All Draw

Launch of Sky Lark Arts

Book Launch – new book about Celtic Yoga, by Uma Dinsmore-Tuli & Jack Harrison

FREE. But you do need to RSVP to  brewdrawing@gmail.com

Friday  6th November

11am- noon Zen of Voice

with Stefan Cartwright

Free-up and use your singing voice as a simple creative Yoga practice. The approach engages the whole body-mind instrument while inviting a deeper connection with sound, silence and the music within. Open to all.

Book Now £15

1pm-6pm  We All Draw symposium

3 day international drawing symposium, by Thinking through Drawing. Masterclasses for educators, students, researchers and professionals.

BOOK NOW to attend the symposium. 3 days £210

Saturday 7th November

10am-6pm  We All Draw symposium

Sunday 8th November

10am-6pm  We All Draw symposium

11am-6pm Face Painting 

With Artist Jennifer Dutton 

In Welcome Foyer

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  £10 Full Face, £5 Half Face, £3 small size. Book at the door

1.30pm-3.30pm Spirited Bodies

with Esther Bunting

Spirited Bodies creates a sacred space for people to reconnect with their physical and spiritual selves through the medium of life modelling and drawing. The group are guided through the techniques and demands of life modelling, and to create poses together. The aim is to honour our bodies and share in the liberation that nudity offers. Each person’s journey is unique, and participants have a chance to share their experience through talking afterwards which helps to debrief and go back into the world! The workshop is a meditative experience with some movement and breathing exercises plus a lot of stillness. Differently-abled people are welcomed and we hope we can accommodate you – unfortunately this space will not be wheelchair accessible, being up stairs, however there will also be a women’s session on in an accessible space. Everyone has their own way to pose, and we can help you find yours. Modelling places are limited for each event so an application procedure is required and in any case to discover your intentions so we may understand what kind of group is coming together. Let us know if you would just like to come to draw – for this you must buy a ticket. We look forward to sharing this beautiful transformative space with you.

For any questions or to apply for a modelling place please email Esther at info.spiritedbodies@gmail.com

In attic, 5th floor.

Book here £15

Monday 9th November

Wind down / creative afterglow. Wander around, buy art work, take photos of walls…

All week long events:

THE HISTORY OF WATERLOO People and place

MAP DRAWING PROJECT with Robin Whitmore. Throughout the festival you are invited to contribute to a giant collaborative map drawing focusing on the South Bank – add your own stories and illustrated anecdotes to a richly textured map that will investigate the fascinating range of experiences and personal histories of the local area. 

Drawing Growth with Angie Brew

A week long collaborative drawing project, to closely observe and follow the growth and movement of one plant. Brew will outline the project, and seat everyone in a circle around the plant, ready to draw it from multiple perspectives. Over the week we will make hundreds, even thousands, of drawings together, and animate them to show 360 degrees of the plant and one week of growth and movement. This first session will include some guided drawing and instruction. Slowing down and giving sustained attention to one single growing thing allows us to see growth and change happening in front of our eyes.

Lyndons Arts Trust will be displaying a large collage created with artists, community volunteers from a local London primary school.

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Sky Lark Arts people and partners

Esther Bunting http://spiritedbodies.com/

Skylark Galleries www.skylarkgallerries.com

Uma Dinsmore Tuli and Jack Harrison have been developing a new yoga school: Celtic School of Yoga.

Uma and Nirlipta Tuli run the Total Yoga Nidra Foundation

http://www.yoganidranetwork.org/

https://www.facebook.com/yoganidranetwork

Kathleen Dutton has been practicing meditation for over 30 years, exploring meditation from different cultures and faiths around the world. Her focus is now Raja Yoga. A visual artist who loves mediation, visualisation and mindfulness working for corporate companies, charities and community groups. This November 2015 she will combine art and mediation in a series of workshops at the Southbank Festival of Creativity.

www.kathleenduttonart.com 

www.skylarkgallerries.com

Jennifer Dutton, Artist who has a passion for gardens, health and wellbeing, and who also specializes in workshops with children of all ages.

jennyslittlestudio.wordpress.com

jenni4dutton.wix.com/portfolio

www.skylarkgallerries.com

Sheena Phillips is an experienced song leader, music director and composer.  She is available to bring improvisational music, songwriting and/or group singing to your workplace on a regular basis if you are interested.

www.sheenaphillips.com

Robin Whitmore is interested in making local history accessible and exciting through the creation of detailed hand drawn maps which reveal social patterns of change. His latest maps have been generated at two Kennington libraries with input from the local communities. Throughout the Festival he will be showing one intricate map which illustrates how the modern day nature of the iconic LGBT pub, the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, has been informed by the history of its environment. 

He is project leader for 19Plus, an arts program in Cambridge House Camberwell, for artists and learning diverse adults. He is also currently working with the arts collective Duckie on a 5 year project in wet hostels for homeless people in Vauxhall. 

2015 Festival of Creativity participants

Lyndons Arts Trust was formed as a charity in 1996 by a group of artists working in the community, who focused their projects on supporting children and young people in socially deprived areas of London. Over time the Trust has been involved in many initiatives, including work with prisoners, projects for children and adults with learning difficulties, collaboration with street dance and theatre groups, and a Jubilee Celebration exhibition at Kensington Palace. Currently the Trust focuses on working with children and young people, focusing on three main subjects: “Identity”, “Conservation” and “The History of the City”, which, brought together, help children and volunteers learn about themselves, their community and their cultural heritage.

http://lyndonsartstrust.com/our-projects/

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