Food and bar
- All day - organic vegetarian food and drink, galleries,
teas and coffees
assembly - discussion about culture at the ESF. This
discussion will be facilitated by Laura Sullivan (Spirit
Matters) and (TBC)
Groups - space will be made available for anyone to
suggest a favoured subject for a break off group.
celebration and entertainment - theatre, poetry, mime,
music, dance, juggling, photography, film making, painting,
life web-streaming, video-making, large screen VJ-ing and
Who or what
is Area 10?
Area 10 an arts collective and our host venue. Situated
in the heart of Peckham, South East London, Area 10 is a
multi-disciplinary creative hub, with members and guests
fusing practices of dance, music, installation, painting,
sculpture, sampling, photography, circus and live art.
What and who
are the Artivists?
The artivists is an event that will be happening parallel
and in conjunction with our event. it will be held in Peckham
square directly outside area 10. Marking the launch of University
of the Arts London - the new name for the London Institute
working group was set up at the last meeting including Richard
from this list, Rachel and Becca from the ECF and I am told
that Ron from Area 10 was included. We should try to get
as good a programme as possible by the next cultures meeting
on next Tuesday 27th April (on floor 6 of the Royal Festival
Hall). That will then leave us just over ten days to promote.
In fact promotion should start now. If you have any performances,
workshops art etc please send to the list or contact Richard.
We in the cultural working group put together a massive
list of supports from the arts and cultural community. We
should now start inviting them, firstly to be a part of
the assembly and discussion group and secondly to perform,
help or put on a workshop
The assembly will be focused around a question posed by
the Cultural Working Group and we'd need a first draft of
the question so as to promote the Assembly and get all relevant
people along.. I can't remember exactly but I think the
question we posed on April 10th was "what space can
we create for artistic, creative and cultural projects in
the run up to and beyond the ESF??"
tried to incorporate much of what has been discussed on
the CWG list and at the meetings. Previous conversations
of what the CWG want from the 8th of May include things
1. theatre, poetry etc as a platform
2. oppressed communities and cultures as and important theme
3. promoting culture at the ESF as an objective
4. a meeting
5. celebration and entertainment
probably missed some stuff here so please add ideas and
make the idea happen. as simply suggesting stuff will is
a little late. We have lotsof performances and workshops
that we're already trying to program but our network has
made little or no contact with people from oppressed communities
so please invite and add to the pot. the same with theatre.
The day will have a diverse program of activities but needs
more theatre, dance, poetry etc.
and we have no funding so every performer or workshop holder
should be self-sufficient. Last time we just about broke
even. There will be a big meeting after the event where
all who sailed in her can decide where the money goes. In
general we've been promoting the idea that money raised
will go to support artists with transport and accommodation
during the ESF.
added the idea of video, computers and web-streaming as
a way of juxtaposing people and technology without in load
amplified music, some acoustic and perhaps some amplified
sound. So the theatre and dance etc takes centre stage.
Tor this event we should team with WTF (What's The Future)
and Indymedia. Life real-time streaming between us and another
event, we should fill the place with 50 people with lap
tops for virtual link up and documentation, as well as 50
people with video cameras filming everything. This could
take the form of a workshop before the assembly and that
continues as the films are being made throughout the day.
People can feed videos through the tens of projectors and
upload on to indymedia as well as some being used for the
streaming. These videos could make up some promo material
for the COG.
theatre and spoken word etc, develop the ideas of how art
and performance can help with social problems eg urban regeneration
or mental health or other types of therapy - each piece,
song or poem etc should be followed by a discussion or workshop
or talk. And all being video'd as part of production workshops.
It will be interesting to see just how we promote "Culture
at the ESF" and if methods used can become a template
for our outreach and integration work in other events in
the build up and beyond the ESF...many have said in the
meetings that of course we need to take this beyond a three
day event. This will be one of our testing grounds..
have a mammoth and challenging task. So if anyone can help
or has someone they want to invite let's be active and get
it going. At the same time I have no doubt that the event
will be a magical success. What with the artivists, area10,
COG, ECF and a whole bunch of other groups already working
with the ECF I'm sure we'll place culture on the ESF map
whilst reminding the ESF community that this all can be
fun and we've got a lot to celebrate.