In August this year a five metre-tall puppet Aura travels through Crawley seeking welcome as part of Creative Crawley’s summer programme Enliven: You’re Welcome celebrating Crawley New Town’s 75th anniversary.
We are offering two different workshop programmes in the run up to August (from mid-July) to give Crawley residents a chance to make something to welcome Aura. Some sessions are specifically for the Chagossian community in Crawley (with BRiGHTBLACK) and some are for for women and non-binary people that live in Crawley (with Communitas Dance & Lorraine Yu).
For members of the Chagossian community and other displaced people.
What’s behind the massive rise in interactive culture like gaming? How do you create virtual worlds? Build 3D objects? Sculpt, rig and animate characters? Light landscapes, underground tunnels, make audio that echoes through them?
Come along to these sessions where BRiGHTBLACK will be showing you how to work with real and digital materials and software to create digital art, video games & immersive stories to welcome Aura to Crawley.
No experience required | Refreshments will be provided.
Location and dates: tbc in Crawley
Email [email protected] for more info
For more information download the PDF.
Explore your experiences of living in Crawley through dance, movement, and sketching in a friendly, fun, and creative environment. The sessions will hold a safe space for women and non-binary people to share stories and translate them into different art forms. Dance and drawings created in the workshops will form part of an artwork to be presented to a larger-than-life puppet when she visits Crawley this summer.
No experience required | Refreshments will be provided
Location and date: tbc in Crawley
This workshop is for adults only
For more information click here: AURA’S ODYSSEY DANCE AND ART WORKSHOPS FOR WOMEN AND NON BINARY PEOPLE
Both workshops are completely free to attend and will begin in mid-July. Places are limited. Please email [email protected] to book your place and for more info.
Funded by Crawley Town Centre BID and Arts Council England. Supported by Crawley Borough Council.
Find out more about Aura here.