On Saturday 23rd June, poet Matthew Clegg led a poetry workshop, Moving With Thought, hosted by plastiCities in collaboration with the Longbarrow Press.
You can now listen to some of the workshop participants read their poems (in a range of urban landscapes) on the Moving with Thought SoundCloud site.
You can also read poems by the participants by clicking on the links below:
plastiCities will be hosting a free photography workshop exploring urban wildspaces on Saturday July 21st.
The workshop will be led by photographer and artist Matthew Conduit.
More details will be published her shortly, but you can register your interest and reserve a place by emailing Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org
Places are free but will be limited.
Please note that in order to participate, you will need to bring your own camera.
On June 30th, artist Victoria Lucas ran a book making workshop as part of the occursus/plastiCities summer programme of events.
Here are some photos from the day.
On Saturday June 30th, /occursus plastiCities hosted a workshop by Matthew Clegg, followed by an evening poetry reading in which Matthew was joined by Fay Musselwhite.
These are some photos from the two events.
On Saturday June 30th, artist Victoria Lucas ran a fantastic book making workshop, commissioned by occursus/plastiCities.
These great photos were taken by Anthony Wood over the course of the day.
On Saturday June 30th, artist Victoria Lucas is running a plastiCities workshop on book making at Bloc.
Following the workshop, at 4pm, there will be a small exhibition of artist books, featuring works by Victoria Lucas and Isla Badenoch, as well as workshop participants. We will also be showing a selection of pamphlets made by people in Sheffield about the city in which we live.
For more information, please email email@example.com
A walk and poetry workshop with Matthew Clegg and 16 attendees in Sheffield, Saturday 23 June 2012 (part of the occursus / plastiCities summer programme). The walk began at 7 Garden Street and continued through Shalesmoor and Neepsend to Parkwood before returning to 7 Garden Street (where the attendees would develop a series of poems based on their observations during the walk). Script and narration by Matthew Clegg. Filmed and edited by Brian Lewis for Longbarrow Press.
For more information about last night’s event with Homeland, Analogous Frequencies, please visit
ART AND WORK
occursus/plastiCities in conversation with Art Sheffield
Friday June 29th, 10am-4pm, with music and drinks at 4pm
Jessop West Exhibition Space, 1 Upper Hanover Street, University of Sheffield, S3 7RA (for a location map, please click here)
Art Sheffield and The University of Sheffield are collaborating on a new series of participatory symposia and workshops reflecting on art in the city. The aim is to generate debate around different aspects of contemporary art practice. It is intended that these discussions will feed into the planning and rationale for the next Art Sheffield Festival, which will be launched in October 2013 and will cohere around the central theme of new and old models of social and civic participation and work.
The first symposium, to be held at the University of Sheffield on Friday 29th June, will provide an opportunity for contributors from a wide range of interests and backgrounds relating to this broad field of enquiry to tease out strands to be used as ‘provocateurs’ that, over the course of the next year, will encourage debate and dialogue.
The symposium will adopt a non-traditional format, interspersing speakers with performances, readings, screenings, a city walk and a collaborative roundtable discussion. As part of the programme, we will also be offering a free lunchtime picnic, during which participants will have the opportunity to meet and talk informally. The resulting content will be documented and available online.
The themes we would like to explore on June 29th include (but are not limited to):
- works: the architecture of historic workplaces around the city
- craftsmanship and sites for creative activity
- spaces that have been taken up by both artist communities and developers
- devotion and vocation
- the reconnection with meaningful labour and talents; work removed from economic gain, as a counter to a meaningless, boredom or inertia – ‘waste of time jobs’ all relating to the shifting economy of the city
- social cohesion within the city; the construction and perpetuation of class systems preventing solidarity and new media as an alternative model
- the architecture and social and economic history of the city
Please register here for a place and free lunch.
- 10am – introduction by Amanda Crawley Jackson
- 10.20am – Bhavani Esapathi
- 10.40am – Bryan Eccleshall
- 11am – Simon Marginson
- 11.20 – break and informal discussions
- 11.40am – Dan Smith
- 12pm – Florian Kossak
- 12.20pm – Luke Bennett
- 12.40pm – SKINN
- 1pm – Lunch, walk (depending on weather), informal discussions
- 2pm – Angelina Ayers
- 2.15pm – Rachel Genn
- 2.30pm – Cristina Cerulli
- 2.50pm – Carolyn Butterworth
- 3.10pm – Matt Cheeseman
- 3.25pm – Discussion led by Laura Sillars and Lesley Guy
- 4pm – music, wine & informal discussions
- 5pm – close
On Saturday Matthew Clegg ran a plastiCities workshop at 7 Garden Street. He and the participants explored the tanka form, writing poems inspired by a walk led by Matthew and Brian Lewis from Longbarrow Press earlier in the day.
An account of the day’s activities will be published here shortly, along with some examples of the poems produced by the participants.