🗓 August-October 2020
What happens when you team up a group of local residents with a pair of incredible artists (one from Gloucester, one touring)? That’s what ‘Gloucester presents…’ will find out!
We put a community producer and two brilliant artists in a room together, with some money and some time, and asked them to dream up some creative events or activities that local residents would love. They’re making plans right now, and we’re excited to see what they come up with!
Community producer: Michelle Macfarlaine
Michelle is a hairdresser based in Barton & Tredworth, where she’s also involved with the running of the fantastic All Nations Community Centre.
Gloucester artist: Valerie Simms
Valerie has worked as a fashion designer in Gloucester and Gloucestershire, organising and participating in fashion exhibitions both as a performer and as a choreographer. She has also designed costumes for a wide range of local production organisations.
Touring artist: Yomi Sode
Yomi Sode is a Nigerian British writer, performer and facilitator. Shortlisted for a Jerwood Compton 2017 Poetry Fellowship, his show Coat has been programmed at the Southbank Centre, the Roundhouse and here in Gloucester to sold-out audiences.
His writing has been published in Rialto Magazine, Bare lit and 10: Poets of the New Generation.
Where’s it happening?
There are community meetings planned to take place at the All Nations Community Centre.
Want to get involved?
If you’re a resident of Barton & Tredworth, we’d love for you to be part of these conversations. Just drop us a line!