There is so much going on for Artlink Working Together, our Moving On steering group, that it’s going to take two blog posts!
We’ve been busy creating lots of artwork, including writing, directing and animating the film ‘Migration’, so that will take up a blog post of its own. So firstly, here’s a brief post about how members of the steering group have been busy getting out and about being ambassadors for the project.
As mentioned in AWT’s post from last year, we’ve been looking at the following aims for the group;
- Work in different spaces
- Visit cultural venues and reflect on those visits
- Ask and answer questions
- Represent the Moving On experience
C has been experiencing working in different spaces by visiting other Moving On groups. He started with a visit to the Morley/Middleton group that L also attends. He brought back the poem they have written to share with us all and for us to respond to.
Georgie visited us to share the work that the LiLAC group are doing on their piece ‘The Song of the Secret Seas’. This was a chance to add to their story and play instruments along to their song.
The work that the Moving On groups have been creating also got out and about. AWT’s film ‘Migration’ was screened at not one but TWO festivals this summer. Along with ‘The Song of the Secret Seas’ it screened at Words in City festival, at the CarriageWorks.
Both of these films then screened at Beyond Arts Festival launch in Mabgate, and then at Artlink, along with Naburn’s installation ‘Connections’. F visited this event, proudly telling the audience about how it was made, her role as sound recordist and responsibilities, and recognising the story elements in Songs for the Secret Seas developed with Georgie.
Sylvie overheard a discussion between F and an audience member and commented – ‘I understood the film in a different way. He really related to it through his own experiences of changes’. Exactly as the film should do!
S excitedly reported to us about going to the Beyond Arts Festival Performance day at Kirkgate Market and seeing A performing as a clown. A clearly loved the performing but was relieved we have no photo of this!