Lok Virsa: Good Vibrations-Buttons, Beads and Birds

Sonia Sabri Company are running a workshop on Saturday 20th February at 3pm. Using the rich colours & shapes of birds & other animals depicted in Persian Folk art, we’ll be making our own bold, bright & sparkly craft!

Using the rich colours and shapes of the birds and other animals depicted in Persian Folk art, we will making our own bold, bright and sparkly bird, and abstract shape hangings that we can display in our windows; hopefully bringing a bit of colour and sparkle into our homes.

Please have a look around your house, and gather any scraps of material (felt or cotton is best- but anything will do) wool, ribbon, string, beads, old bits of broken jewellery, sequins you can find. You can use old tea-towels, socks or anything that you know is no longer needed- the more colourful the better. If you have any old bangles or empty rolls of sellotape please hang onto them too- they will come in handy! You will also need a fork.

Workshop will be delivered on ZOOM Pro. All times are GMT.

Please could you ensure that you provide the correct email for us to contact you on to send the link to the workshop. You will receive an email from us at 5pm GMT the day before the workshop. If you do not receive an email in your inbox please check your junk and spam folders.

Any problems please email info@ssco.org.uk

Thank you.

Events may be subject to change.

We also have fantastic dance workshops for all ages on our Facebook page across the week so make sure you check the full festival schedule, join in and have fun!

YOU WILL NEED:

Please have a look around your house, and gather any scraps of material (felt or cotton is best- but anything will do) wool, ribbon, string, beads, old bits of broken jewellery, sequins you can find. You can use old tea-towels, socks or anything that you know is no longer needed- the more colourful the better.

  • Scissors
  • Scraps of ribbon or string
  • Sewing thread
  • Needle
  • Old bangles or empty sellotape rolls
  • Beads (the bigger the holes the better)
  • Sequins or anything sparkly
  • You will also need a fork.

Commonwealth Co-design

The Gap Arts Project are working with 3 local arts organisations, Craftspace, Ort Gallery and Celebrating Sanctuary, to plan a large scale project in 2022 which will feed into the Birmingham’s Commonwealth Games cultural programme.

To to kick it off they will be conducting 2 online sessions where we want to hear from you things such as what common wealth means to you, and what you would want to see as part of an arts project that looks at the themes that common wealth brings up. They will take all that information and co-design a project that you want. It will be a great opportunity to have a real say in the activity that happens in your area!

Session dates and times:

Monday 25th January 2021, 5 – 6.30pm

Monday 8th February 2021, 5 – 6.30pm

​A great opportunity to get involved in shaping a large scale future project in Balsall Heath!

​Want to get involved, drop a line to arron@thegapartsproject.co.uk with your Name, Age, Post Code, and a short sentence of why you want to get involved!

Sound Tapestry Creative Workshop Series

The Gap Arts Project are inviting 12 – 18 year olds in Birmingham to join artist Meera Shakti Osborne and producer A.G. in a FREE creative workshop series exploring self-expression and healing through sound.

Through 6 fortnightly online sessions, you will work with the artists and other young people you meet on the programme to create a Sound Tapestry. This Sound Tapestry will be a collaborative artwork made during the Zoom sessions through sound recordings based on our feelings. The work will be exhibited at The GAP later in 2021 as part of a touring exhibition.

Sound Tapestry is an opportunity to be part of a collaborative art making process, to learn about sound art, and to meet new people.

Who: 12 – 18 year olds living in Birmingham. We especially welcome young people from working class backgrounds and/or who are Black or a person of colour.

Where: Online via Zoom

Date: 13th January – 24th March 2021

When: Every other Wednesday

Time: 5 – 6.30pm

Interested?
Drop an email to ella@thegapartsproject.co.uk with your Name, Age, and Postcode
Spaces are limited so get in touch soon to reserve your spot!

Funded by Arts Council England Project Grants.