We are looking for a group of local LGBTQ+ people to meet together with writers at Charleston. You would explore the House, Garden, and surrounding South Downs landscape with photography, creating a series of ‘Unexpected Delights’ that will come together in a scrapbook style book – or zine. The project will also draw inspiration from Small Wonder, Charleston’s short story festival, and Orlando at the present time, the first exhibition in our newly-built galleries.
If you identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community and are interested in working together with others to create a short scrapbook/zine, get in touch. You do not need any specific experience – just enthusiasm and a willingness to learn or share skills.
This project will take place on four Mondays in September and October 2018.
We are are also very keen to find ways we can work with local LGBTQ+ communities, as an established museum and arts organisation. We would like to have discussions about how Charleston can be useful, and hope that ‘Unexpected Delights’ might lead to the creation of LGBTQ+ Forum to advise Charleston on future programming.
Working with a group of people with learning disabilities, we will use the statues that are in Charleston’s garden to create stories – and bring them to life using dance and drama.
Mark, our Community Engagement Officer, has been running drama and theatre projects together with people with learning disabilities for over 30 years and is really excited about working on this project.
If you like acting and dancing then get in touch!
This taster project will take place over four Thursday afternoons in October 2018, at The Hillcrest Centre in Newhaven. You can come to all of them or just some of them.
Apply for ‘The Stories of the Statues in the Garden’ by the 18th of September.
The Small Wonder 2018 website is now live – visit the festival website for full information. More
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