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Experiences you can enjoy right now
– made in Gloucester

Gloucester Presents… SheSpoke

A small group of women took part in writing workshops to express themselves in poetry – which was then turned into a hand-sewn textile banner 🔥


Fresh new projects currently in the works


Dates for your diary

The Robert Wedderburn Project

🗓 Fri 5 Feb, stream online for free
A dance theatre piece inspired by the story of anti-slavery activist Robert Wedderburn

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Let Artists Be Artists: Expression of Interest

Below you can submit an expression of interest for Let Artists Be Artists.

Please let us know:

  • Which of Strike A Light’s 7 principles do you particularly connect with and why?
  • One example of your work – this could be a website, gallery or video (please ensure we have access rights & passwords to any links you provide)

You can share this with us below:

  • No more than half a page of writing
  • Maximum 90 second video or audio file

If you have any questions about the application process that aren’t covered in the callout and FAQs, or if you would like to apply via a different format, please get in touch: info@strikealightfestival.org.uk

Deadline for expressions of interest: Sunday 24 January (midnight)
We will let you know by 28th January if you have been invited on to Stage 2 of the application process.

We will be holding informal information sessions on Thursday 7 and Tuesday 12 January 2021 where you will be able to ask any questions you may have. You can book a place at these now.


Expression of Interest Application Form

    Contact details


    Part 1: principles

    Which of Strike A Light’s 7 principles do you particularly connect with and why?

    You can send us a written response (half a page of writing max) or a video/audio file (90 seconds max) – whichever you prefer. You can upload your response as an attachment, or you can paste in a link if that's easier.

    If you would prefer to apply via a different format, please get in touch.


    Part 2: your work

    Please provide us with a link to one example of your work – this could be a website, gallery or video (please ensure we have access rights to any links you provide!)

    If you would prefer to apply via a different format, please get in touch.


    Monitoring information

    We believe that diversity in the arts is vitally important - providing your information below is really helpful to us to ensure we are reaching a wide range of people with this opportunity.

    If you would prefer to not provide this information then please choose 'prefer not to say'.

    Ready to go?

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    Youth Theatre: 16+

    for 16 year olds and up in Gloucester.

    Find your voice.
    Get heard.


    Make
    things
    happen.

    £70/term
    Free places available

    where we meet

    Wednesdays, 7.30pm-9pm.
    City Works, Alfred St, Gloucester, GL1 4DF. Online during lockdown

    This is Charlene. Charlene looks after all of our Youth Theatre activity.

    you can
    work with pro artists

    Like Conrad. This is Conrad Murray. He’s just finished making a BBC TV version of his beatbox show ‘Frankenstein’. He’s one of the artists who’s going to run a guest session with us in 2021.

    you can
    make new friends

    ‘I have learnt to be me’

    ‘I love being part of Strike A Light because i feel like im on an adventure’

    in partnership with:

    Bristol Old Vic logo
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    Youth Theatre: 7-11s

    for 7-11 year olds in Gloucester.

    Find your voice.
    Get heard.


    Make
    things
    happen.

    £70/term
    Free places available

    where we meet

    Tuesdays, 4.30pm-5.30pm.
    Matson Baptist Church, Gloucester, GL4 6LA. Online during lockdown

    This is Charlene. Charlene looks after all of our Youth Theatre activity.

    you can
    work with pro artists

    Like Conrad. This is Conrad Murray. He’s just finished making a BBC TV version of his beatbox show ‘Frankenstein’. He’s one of the artists who’s going to run a guest session with us in 2021.

    you can
    make new friends

    ‘I have learnt to be me’

    ‘I love being part of Strike A Light because i feel like im on an adventure’

    in partnership with:

    Bristol Old Vic logo GL4 logo
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    Youth Theatre: 11-16s

    for 11-16 year olds in Gloucester.

    Find your voice.
    Get heard.


    Make
    things
    happen.

    £70/term
    Free places available

    where we meet

    Wednesdays, 6.30pm-8pm.
    City Works, Alfred St, Gloucester, GL1 4DF. Online during lockdown

    This is Charlene. Charlene looks after all of our Youth Theatre activity.

    you can
    work with pro artists

    Like Conrad. This is Conrad Murray. He’s just finished making a BBC TV version of his beatbox show ‘Frankenstein’. He’s one of the artists who’s going to run a guest session with us in 2021.

    you can
    make new friends

    ‘I have learnt to be me’

    ‘I love being part of Strike A Light because i feel like im on an adventure’

    in partnership with:

    Bristol Old Vic logo
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    Gloucester Presents… Communities in Conversation

    What happens when you team up a group of local residents with a pair of incredible artists to come up with their own creative event?

    Well, this…

    The end product: Communities in Conversation 🤩
    A panel show discussion about life in Gloucester

    Check out the trailer


    Watch the full discussion

    Or listen to the podcast version of the conversation 👆

    the community

    Michelle Macfarlaine
    Community producer: Michelle Macfarlaine

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    the artists

    Gloucester artist: Valerie Simms
    Touring artist: Yomi Sode

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    the idea

    A filmed panel discussion, where the guests are all Gloucester residents – sharing their stories of what life is really like in the city.

    See more ‘Gloucester Presents…’ events

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    Gloucester Presents… SheSpoke

    What happens when you team up a group of local residents with a pair of incredible artists to come up with their own creative event?

    Well, this…

    The end product: SheSpoke 😍🎉
    Poem performances and hand-sewn textiles

    Watch the finished film

    Read all the poems


    And check out some of the amazing steps along the way

    the community

    Community producer: Aysha Randera
    Local Gloucester women

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    the artists

    Gloucester artist: Halima Malek
    Malaika Kegode
    Touring artist: Malaika Kegode
    Photo credit: Chelsey Cliff

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    the idea

    A series of workshops for a small group of women to find their voices and express themselves in poetry – which will then be turned into a hand-sewn textile banner.

    See more ‘Gloucester Presents…’ events

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    Gloucester Presents… Fashion Show

    What happens when you team up a group of local residents with a pair of incredible artists to come up with their own creative event?

    Well, this…

    The end product: Fashion Show 🤩🎉

    the community

    Ambitions Dance
    Local young people and volunteers

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    the artists

    Dani Harris-Walters sits on marble stairs looking down the camera lens.
    Choreographer Dani Harris-Walters
    Designer Valerie Simms
    Producer Philippa Smith

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    the idea

    A choreographed fashion show using dance, wearable art and music to tell a story of a journey through time – beginning with the Windrush and ending with life as we know it today.

    See more ‘Gloucester Presents…’ events