I had some exciting news last week. Arts Council granted funding to support a tour of free improvisation trio Les Diaboliques in November 2016.
As part of the project I will also create an archival blog that will include scans of material from the artists’ archives. This will be launched end of June.
Full details will be posted when I have them.
For now, enjoy this lovely picture from last November, when the trio performed in Moscow.
In other news, plans for Emergenc(i)es are coming together nicely.
I created a tumblr site for exhibition, as there was so much happening it was easier to manage this way.
The exhibition takes place between 6-17 June at Trinity Centre, Bristol, and features visual art, performance, installations, educations, film, music and more.
My dear friend Alix Hyde, who is also displaying their art at the exhibition, made the flier.
Learning, Transforming, Technique II, a weekend of exploring experimental learning methods, took place at the start of April in Drefach Felindre as part of Create-Ahh’s Resilient Communities Through Informal Education project, funded by Awards for All.
It was a really amazing, and genuinely transformative experience that I will write up in detail soon.
We hope to run it again next year. Here are some pictures of the collective drawing we made.
This year has also been pretty busy for HammerOn Press, the publishing company I run.
On Monday we publish our latest title, Life is War: Surviving Dictatorship in Communist Albania, by Shannon Woodcock. It really is a fantastic book, and I feel incredibly proud to be publishing it.
At the start of the year we published Charlotte Cooper’s Fat Activism: A Radical Social Movement, a book which has been received very well by critics and fans of Charlotte’s work. Rightly so, it’s fabulous.
We are holding various events and tabling at a few bookfairs in the coming months, so come and say hi.