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What Words Are Ours?

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A Deaf inclusive poetry cabaret

What Words Are Ours?

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Created and hosted by the sublime and distinctive Talia Randall, this BSL interpreted and captioned poetry cabaret features a kaleidoscope of performances, from comedians to sign language artists and rising stars of the spoken word scene.

 

 

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Dizraeli: The Unmaster

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An electrifying performance by award-winning rapper and composer Dizraeli

Dizraeli: The Unmaster

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Exploring madness, masculinity and how to recover from both. The Unmaster is in a genre of its own: an honest gig; a dance; an unflinching poem; a story of a mental breakdown assembled from Dizraeli's own diary entries and frightened scribbles. Featuring the new Dizraeli band, playing music from Dizraeli's album of the same name. Visuals from Chris Allen of The Light Surgeons (The Orb; Splice Festival) and direction from Stef O'Driscoll (Nabokov Theatre) and Nina Santes (Hymene Hymne; La Fronde).

 

 

This is brought to you by Trinity Presents. Click here to see more arts, community, well-being and education content or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Trinity are working with external artists, partners and organisations as part of Trinity Presents Online to provide exciting content, relevant to Trinity's diverse audiences and in line with our Equal Opportunities and Free Speech Policies. Click here for more information about our Policies. While we endeavour to ensure content we share is relevant and appropriate, Trinity is not responsible for individual content created by third parties.

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IGNiTE Young Audiences Commission

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Applications open for £6,000 Research and Development commission

IGNiTE Young Audiences Commission

by sarah last modified 25/11/2020 03:34 PM

Applications are now open for a brand-new £6,000 Research and Development commission

Thanks to the Cultural Recovery Fund we are inviting Bristol based organisations or artists to apply for a new commission  to support a Young Audiences Research and Development project. The successful company/artist will work toward creating a live performance or experience made for Young Audiences aged 3-10 years. We welcome artists of any practice and working in any art-form to apply.

Trinity is a cultural-hub for the city, where people of all ages and backgrounds come together. As well as hosting 600 capacity live music performances we also programme theatre and dance in our flexible studio space.

Our building sits at the meeting point of three distinctive and diverse Bristol wards - Easton, Ashley (St Pauls) and Lawrence Hill - whose residents make up Trinity’s local community. In these difficult times, we believe that the arts can bring together communities and we want to commission a piece of work that will do just that.

We’re looking for a Bristol based (within a 20 mile radius of Trinity Centre) artist or organisation, who will Research and Develop/ Create an experience for young audiences that is welcoming and accessible to people from all walks of life including young audiences who may not speak English as a first language and young audiences with disabilities.

The Research and Development period must take place before 12th March 2021.

This commission is for R&D but we expect that the results of the R&D will be shared or showcased in some form.

We will provide:

-£6,000 commission fee (Please note that you must have a bank account in your organisation’s name or be registered as self-employed)

-Opportunity to use our Trinity building space as in-kind support to develop the project

-Advice and guidance from relevant members of staff at Trinity and relevant partners

-Opportunity to share progress of the project with community members, industry professionals and other artists. We particularly welcome applications from artists whose experiences are less visible in 'mainstream' arts programming.

Please note.

All work carried out as part of the commission must adhere to current Covid-19 regulations and guidelines.

Download the full brief here

We will be hosting a Zoom call on 8th December at 4pm for an informal Q&A session around the commission. You can sign up here

 

 

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Making Tracks' Youth Led steering group launches

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Led by Rising Arts Agency, Amber Watson

Making Tracks' Youth Led steering group launches

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Making Tracks is a life-changing music making project for young people, aged 16-25, delivered by Trinity in partnership with ACE and Basement.

The first Steering Group meeting was held on Thursday 15th October. The Steering Group gives Making Tracks participants a chance to share their opinions to help shape the programme and opportunities to connect with others on the programme.

The meeting was led by Steering Group Producer, Amber Watsonn, who is on a work placement through BE IT - a radical leadership programme run by Rising Arts Agency.

Amber is dedicated to improving representation in thearts sector and is bringing her passion for empowering and championing young people's voices into the steering group.

With the help of project intern, Thomas Meadley, Amber invited four young people to take part in this meeting that aimed to be an accessible space and allow for all voices to be heard.

The first part of the session focused on understanding the purpose and aims of the steering group. The session was briefly joined by Dave Thomas, Trinity’s Youth Activities Manager. His contagious enthusiasm for Making Tracks and Youth Music helped spark young people to share their love for the programme.

Young people shared their thoughts on how the Making Tracks project is accessible to them; how it caters to everyone no matter their skill, home life or musical interests. The group shared how much taking part in the project helps support mental health and confidence building. They also commented on the supportive staff that show how much they want to be there and help in any way they can.

Amber then supported the group to share how they may want to shape the project in the future. This included:

- an online forum for young people to network, share their music, and see news and project updates

- more studio access to record music

- more online resources

- how they can help support the project

The meeting ended, as all good meetings should do, with pizza and an opportunity to discuss the next meeting's agenda.

Want to get Involved?

The steering group is always open to new members. Please email amber@trinitybristol.org.uk if you would like more information or have any questions.

Making Tracks is supported by Youth Music and using public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England, as well as support from match funders.

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IGNiTE Support In-kind

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Trinity launches its new support in-kind offer for local artists and artist companies

IGNiTE Support In-kind

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IGNiTE Support In-kind

Trinity Centre Support In Kind

 

As part of our IGNiTE programme, we are piloting a new scheme from January - March 2021 to offer free or subsidised space to artists for rehearsals, workshops and performances.

We want to support artists who have community participation and audience development at the heart of what they do or artists who represent the diversity of the UK.

We want to offer this in the fairest way possible and ensure that everyone has the opportunity to ask for support from Trinity. We ask that you fill in our short form that gives us all the details we need to make a decision on whether we can offer you free or subsidised rehearsal space.

Every month our Creative team meet with a selection of Trinity Members to review the applications and award as much free or subsidised space as we have capacity to offer.

To apply please make sure you have read the FAQs below and then click here to fill out our online application

If form filling isn’t your thing, we can arrange for you to answer the questions by sending us a video or audio file or via a phone call with one of our team. If you’d like to do this then please email info@trinitybristol.org.uk with ‘Support In Kind’ in the subject title or call us on 0117 935 1200.

FAQS

What kind of artists do you support?

We believe in diverse arts for a diverse city and we want to support artists that represent the diversity of Bristol and the UK.
We are open to artists who work in every type of art-form, even if we haven’t worked with that artform before.
We want to support artists who are developing work with our community in mind. We love ideas that incorporate our community, whether that be people that use our building as a community centre or a local community who we haven’t worked with yet.

How much Support-In-Kind will you provide?

We are aiming to provide 25 days of Support-In-Kind each quarter (3 month period) that’s 100 days a year of free or subsidised space for artists.

When is a good time for me to apply?

We have meetings at the end of each calendar month. Where possible we try and work 3 months ahead, so in December we’ll be reviewing people who are asking for support in March, but we will review applications that ask for space up to 6 weeks in advance.

Is there any cash available to help my project?

If we have commissioning or opportunities with money available to artists these will be detailed on our website. The Space-In-Kind application is purely for people who need physical space to help them kickstart their project and no fee is associated with this opportunity.

What is the difference between free and subsidised space?

Free space is when there is no cost to the artist. Because it costs us to run our building, we can’t offer this to everyone so we also offer subsidised space, this is when we offer the space at a rate that is reduced compared to our usual hire rates.

What is the benefit of Support-In-Kind to an artist?

Rehearsal and performance space can get expensive quickly. We want to try and alleviate some of that expense so artists can concentrate on being artists. Support-In-Kind (both free and subsidised space) also helps when artists are applying for funding as it shows partnership and support with Trinity.

Who decides which applications are successful?

We endeavour to make our decision making as transparent and fair as possible. That’s why we ask our members to get involved with making key decisions on who gets offered free or discounted space. To find out more about Trinity membership click here.

What can you provide?

We can provide access to our Main Hall, Fyfe Hall or Graffiti Room, a duty manager if necessary, use of our PA system and access to our lighting equipment. Please note that a technician will not be provided so you will need to provide suitable personnel to operate this safely and responsibly. All users of the space will be expected to adhere to our standard T&Cs and provide risk assessments in advance, which we can support with.

 

If you have a question that isn’t answered here, then please get in touch with us on info@trinitybristol.org.uk with the subject title: Support-in-Kind and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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New Equipment for Making Tracks

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Bristol's Noods Radio raised funds for the life-changing project

New Equipment for Making Tracks

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Making Tracks Fundraiser

Trinity's Dave Thomas and Noods Radio's Leon Patrick and Jack Machin take a socially distanced delivery of the new equipment

Noods Radio, the independent radio station broadcasting from Bristol's Stokes Croft, have raised money for new equipment for Trinity’s life-changing music making programme, Making Tracks.

The release of the 11 track Hypha compilation CD, earlier this year, saw all profits being donated to the youth music project; with South West cider Thatchers providing match funding for the purchase of mic stands, mics and other technical equipment.

The new equipment means the young people who take part in the project have access to professional equipment to gain skills and confidence through music making.

We are really grateful to Leon Patrick and Jack Machin, owners of Noods Radio, who contacted us to offer their support to the project.

Making Tracks is supported by Youth Music, using funds from the National Lottery

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Playing and Exploring in the Garden

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Welcoming people back to our garden, one family 'bubble' at a time

Playing and Exploring in the Garden

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Playing and Exploring in the Garden

Trinity Community Arts' Family Garden

 

Over the summer we welcomed local families back to our community garden.

Working in partnership with St Pauls Children Centre and Up Our Street, we invited local family 'bubbles' to take part in nature sessions aimed at learning, play and exploration.

In total, 45 people, aged 0–80, took part in activities that included sensory scavenger hunts, bug hunts and potting up fresh flowers. Trinity’s Associate Artist, Roxana Vilk, led lullaby workshops around a campfire whilst the children learnt how to whittle and toast marshmallows.

“We live on the 7th floor in our flat. I was scared to come as I don’t like bees but I love it here now, I can’t wait to come back!” Abdir, age 7

During lockdown, the garden team, with help from a small team of wonderful volunteers, created and distributed activity packs to local schools. With additional funding from Children In Need we were able to pack and send out an extra 121 ‘Nature To Your Door’ activity packs to our surrounding schools and community organisations; including working in partnership with organisations such as St Pauls Adventure, May Park Primary and Rosemary Nursery.

Our Summer Family Garden Days were made possible through funding from Children in Need.

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New Outdoor Gallery at Trinity

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New public art gallery as part of The Art of Resistance project

New Outdoor Gallery at Trinity

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New Outdoor Gallery at Trinity

Outdoor gallery at Trinity

As part of Heritage Lottery Funded project, The Art of Resistance, we are launching a new outdoor gallery.

Artworks from protest movements will be displayed on the railings of the centre in A0 boards.

The gallery launches in October, a month that marks ten years of the Equality Act 2010 and Black History Month; with images captured by Khali Ackford during the iconic Black Lives Matters protest in Bristol. These protests saw the toppling of the statue of Edward Colston. The artworks feature words from poet and performer Solomon OB and design by Joshua James.

The gallery is accessible to the public and is displayed on Trinity Road, BS2 0NW.

We have more events planned to celebrate Black History Month. Find out more in our What’s On section.

The Art of Resistance is a two year project, exploring protest movements in Bristol through the ‘art’ that is created. We currently have a call out for people to submit material to our archive, you can find out more about this here.

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Commission for Disabled Artists Announced

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Neurodivergent artist, Tink Flaherty wins with Bed Blocker project

Commission for Disabled Artists Announced

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Commission for Disabled Artists Announced

Tink Trinity Centre Resident Artist

Following a competitive open-call for applications, we are very excited to have commissioned Neurodivergent, queer artist Tink Flaherty as part of our Trinity Presents programme. Tink will develop a brand new idea for an online audience called ‘Bed Bloggers,’ a performance aiming to challenge the stigma associated with spending a day in bed, by starting a series of intimate performances directly from their bed.

Tink applied along with 38 other artists to our joint commissioning opportunity delivering in partnership with Cambridge Junction, made possible using Arts Council England’s Covid-19 Emergency Respond Fund.

“I am delighted to be the recipient of the Trinity and Cambridge Junction commission for my project Bed Blogger: Bed Blocker is a person who occupies a hospital bed long-term, the suggestion being they might be overstaying their welcome, blocking the bed from being used by other patients. I am particularly interested in working with neurodivergent artists and engaging neurodivergent audiences, those with long term health conditions and those who experience disability.” Tink Flaherty

Tink will be working with Efi Ntoumouzi, a multimedia artist to design and curate a brand new online experience /exhibition space and artist Katy Baird, who will work alongside Tink to devise and develop the performance element of the work.

The panel that had the tough decision on which artist to award the £3,000 commission to included community partners and participants from both Trinity and Cambridge Junction. Panel member Sam Ross said “Tink’s project is a worthy commission, and promises to fully exploit the creative demands and possibilities of digital performance, in order to rewrite the social narrative around chronic invisible illnesses and the act of being bedbound.” Other panels members included TV scriptwriter and playwright Jane Carter Woodrow, MAYK Co-Director Kate Yedigaroff, Troop member and Performer Sam Ross, Total Arts participant Mary Ellen and Director and facilitator Gavin Dent.

You’ll be able to check out Tink’s project by following us on our social media channels and keeping an eye on our news page. To find out more about Trinity’s Arts programme head here

*Neurodivergent is a person whose brain does not work as generally expected or accepted by society (Oliver, 2019:3)

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Dance Connect Call Out

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Apply now for a funded residency as part of Bristol Dance Futures' Moving Bristol Project

Dance Connect Call Out

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Lady Like Ella Mesma

Lady Like by Ella Mesma, programmed as part of IGNiTE at Trinity.  Photo @Jessica Bartolini

Bristol Dance Futures are offering £8,000 for four Dance Connect Artist residencies. The residencies will see artists work in collaboration with Bristol based organisations, with the aim to see how dance practise could enrich a working environment and to exchange learning.

Dance Connect is an initiative by Bristol Dance Futures and aims to nurture talent, provide continuing professional development opportunities for dancers, and create a vibrant dance ecology so people of all ages can engage with high quality dance.

The Dance Connect initiative will embed four dance artists in Bristol’s arts, cultural and community organisations for 40 days, over a period of up to 11 months from November 2020

To apply now* please complete the Full Partnership Application form addressing the aims and the assessment criteria below.

(*Please note applications will only be accepted from those who have completed an Expression of Interest form. You can also download the Full Partnership Application form as a PDF here and the Guidelines and Assessment criteria here)

For more info please contact Deborah Baddoo - dancefutures@theatrebristol.net

Dance Connect Aims:

  • Raise the profile of dance within individual organisations and more broadly within the cultural sector
  • Embed the value of dance and the contribution dance artists can make within and across organisations - strengthen Bristol’s dance ecology and lever more support for dance
  • Better equip organisations to work with dance artists
  • Create opportunities for critical dialogue between organisations, dance artists and audiences
  • Provide opportunities to test, grow and change the practice of individual dance artists, people working within organisations and the wider sector
  • Create models of working which can be sustained beyond the period of this initiative

 

Criteria for Assessment:

  • Experience in working within their chosen field of activity
  • Imaginative and ambitious nature of the application
  • Specificity of ideas
  • Potential for impact of the residency
  • What difference the residency will make to the artists' and organisations' practice
  • Potential for legacy after the residency has ended
  • Ideas on how they might share the impact of the Dance Connect residency

 

Full Partnership Application deadline 5pm 13th November 2020

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Jamell's story

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With the DWP's announcement of their new Kickstart Scheme, we catch up with our Venue Manager, Jamell, who started at Trinity on a similar scheme back in 2010

Jamell's story

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Jamell's story

Venue Manager Jamell and PJ

Trinity Presents

Jamell has shaped a career in event programming at Trinity over ten years, including Benjamin Zephaniah as part of Trinity Presents.

Jamell joined the Trinity team in 2010, as part of the Future Jobs scheme, starting in an entry level role, as Events Assistant. Ten years later, as Venue Manager, he reflects on the importance of the opportunity.

“2009, I was fresh in Bristol and fresh out of university.

I had come from the city of Plymouth, where I studied Fine Art and recorded some of the infrequent club events. I wanted to continue my new passion within the arts. I refused to get a job I had no passion for.

One day, I passed Trinity. I loved the look of the place and had to find out what happened there. Luckily for me, Trinity was involved in a 6-month Future Jobs Fund programme through the Job Centre.

I started my journey as the Events Assistant and helping with the Youth Music Programme. During this time, I learnt so much about the amazing work that Trinity does and the passion the team has for each project.

I didn’t want this dream job to come to an end and was elated to be given the opportunity to stay on. I learnt so much from the team; from community bookings and weddings, to developing my skills enough to organise our own NYE events and annual Garden Party - which is the most notable accomplishment, growing the audience every year, with a diverse line up of Bristol talent.

With the development and progression of the role over the years, I am honoured to say I am now the Venue Manager of this wonderful organisation and look forward to what the future holds for the Centre.”

Jamell was able to pursue a career in the creative industries through the Future Jobs Fund. Opportunities like this, and the newly announced Kickstart Scheme, work towards diversifying the workforce in the sector.

We continue to create internships and employment opportunities as part of our project activity. Through our youth programme, Making Tracks, young people enhance their employability through music making. With the economic impact of Covid-19 still to be fully experienced, opportunities like this are even more important.

Read more on our thoughts about the importance of creating opportunities in the creative industry here.

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Diversifying the workforce, one job at a time

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With the DWP's announcement of their Kickstart Scheme, Trinity explores what such jobs might mean for the Creative industries

Diversifying the workforce, one job at a time

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Trinity Centre Youth Music Bristol

Students and professionals take part in a Making Tracks sector sharing day. Making Tracks is a  life changing music making project delivered by us, in partnership with leading youth services providers Basement Studios and ACE. Photo Paul Blakemore

With the DWP's announcement of the Kickstart Scheme, Trinity explores what such jobs might mean for the Creative industries

People from lower socio-economic backgrounds make up just 12% of the workforce in the creative industries, despite being 44% of the UK population and the Creative Industries Federation highlight the inherent inequality within the creative and cultural workforce across almost every protected characteristic.
Covid-19 will mean high unemployment for young people, as well as having profound impact on the cultural and creative industries.Diversifying the creative industries remains high on the agenda with the Creative Industries Federation citing lack of diversity still a persistent failing across the sector.

Possible redundancies may only serve to harm representation through the loss of junior workforce.

At a time when we need to do more to create alternative pathways, the challenge has been compounded by the pandemic with more experienced people willing to volunteer time or remain in lower-paid roles and less job-mobility at senior or executive level.

The announcement of more detail about the Government's Kickstart Scheme in September 2020 offers some hope - with opportunities created for paid employment for unemployed 18-24yr olds.

But it is by no means a magic bullet and must be accompanied by strong youth provision to ensure that those who stand to gain most from such placements are given every opportunity to access and succeed in any roles created.

Though many will know Trinity as one of the most loved and iconic music venues in the city, what many don't know is that Trinity has delivered youth arts training since 2005, providing creative courses for young people, with a focus on working with those Not in Education Employment or Training (NEET), in partnership with Education Unlimited, City of Bristol College, Weston College, as well as Bristol’s wider youth sector.

Personal development through creative expression can be a critical factor in a young person's success.

Since 2018 we have led a Youth Music funded consortia with Basement Studio and Aspiration Creation Elevation working with 250 young people from challenging circumstances annually, giving them a chance to realise their potential through participation in arts and culture, giving access to free music-making which has truly been a life-changing opportunity for those who come through our doors.

Through our a decade of delivery, we are now part of a network of specialist providers who support with referrals, pastoral care and progression. Being part of this network who work to support the needs of NEET young people is a combined effort it is clear that, in most cases, multiple cross-sector agencies are involved in supporting a young person on their journey. The success of Kickstart in really changing the lives of those who need this chance the most rests on the ability to mobilise a cross-sector approach and support employers to help them realise the potential of a diverse young workforce.

Trinity has been part of a number of youth education and employment schemes historically, including The Future Job Fund, cited by NIESR as one of the most successful back-to-work schemes in history. Schemes such as FJF and the Creative Employment Programme have meant that we have been able to provide 33 young people aged 18-24 through with paid-internships since 2009, providing alternative pathways into creative industries.

Though not always perfect, they show us that this investment can provide a critical pathway into the creative workforce - over 1/4 of young people taken on via an internship remained employed at Trinity beyond the grant-funded post, including our Venue Manager Jamell, who started with us in 2010 on a 6mth FJF placement.

Read more about Jamell's story, here.

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Art of Resistance launch

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Two-year project funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund about art and activism in Bristol

Art of Resistance launch

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Art of Resistance launch

Extinction Rebelion. Copyright Colin Moody


Image of park street protest

The toppling of the Colston statue has put Bristol under the global spotlight.

“2020 could not be timelier for the launch of Art of Resistance: we’re really pleased to be able to launch this two year project, made possible by National Lottery players, at a time of great public movement in the city. We will work with people across the city to document the unofficial histories that are often lost over time and capture Bristol’s creative and activist spirit by exploring the art that underpinned movement that have shaped our diverse city and country.”
Edson Burton, Heritage & Engagement Curator

This, along with the wider Black Lives Matter movement, has led to an outpouring of creative responses - from poetry, to illustration to performance. But this is by no means a new occurrence in Bristol, which has been a city noted of radical art and activism for decades.

Capturing that spirit, The Trinity Centre, Old Market, are launching the Art of Resistance project - awarded funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund in March 2020, prior to lockdown toward a two year programme - will explore the history of protest and activism in Bristol and the art that underpinned each movement.

Over a two year project, the project team, led by local historian, writer and director Dr Edson Burton, will celebrate the creative responses of key movements over the last 100 years - including Women’s Equality, Workers Rights and Anti-Fascism.

A grant of £150,000 will support a broad programme of research, talks, events, artist commissions, exhibitions and the creation of an online archive to chart these untold stories.

Trinity will be working with a number of research partners to realise the project.

From Bishop Wulfstan to Jen Reid, Bristol has had a long and distinctive tradition of calling out injustice. The arts and music have helped to rally differing groups to ally together against self-serving privilege and callous greed. Given its own history, Trinity is especially well placed to showcase the many ways in which the city and the nation can come to know itself in a more honest and dynamic way.” Dr. Madge Dresser, Honorary Professor of History with Department of Historical Studies at Bristol University.

If you have digital material you can upload it here: Art Of Resistance Submission form, or if you have interesting content, artefacts or stories you would like to share to help us build this picture of movements over the ages, please click here for more info.

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Making Tracks launch new podcast series

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Leading musicians to feature on new podcast created by young people on life changing music making programme

Making Tracks launch new podcast series

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Making Tracks launch new podcast series

Thomas Kam Meadley performing at Making Tracks Showcase 2019

 

The Trinity Centre, Bristol is to release a new podcast series created by young people who take part in the life changing music making project, Making Tracks.

“Thomas explores the roots of creativity, ways of seeing the world, ways of connecting, in his own sensitive, playful way... Thanks so much for having me!” Eli Carvajal

The podcast features interviews with leading musicians about their musical and personal journeys. Upcoming guests include Dizraeli (World Music Awards nominee), Sam Brookes (Sunday Times ‘Breaking Act’) and Kathryn Williams (Mercury Prize nominee).

The Making Tracks Podcast is hosted and created by project participant Thomas Kam Meadley. Diagnosed with leukaemia in 2017, Thomas Kam Meadley spent 9 months in isolation, during which time he took part in a Making Tracks outreach session in hospital.

“My experience made me realise the important of music in our lives, how it helps through hard times and how it connects us to others” says Thomas. The podcast will be released and available to listen to on Anchor FM, Spotify, and all other major podcast platforms, from 14th August 2020 with the trailer available to listen to now via Anchor FM.

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Day Of Dance

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Celebrate dance with a Vogue Workshop and one-off performances from amazing dance companies

Day Of Dance

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We are proud to be the programmers of the Bristol Dances stage at the annual Bristol Harbour Festival. This year, as we couldn't celebrate and dance with you in person, we hosted a special day highlighting some of the UK's most exciting dance and circus artists with premiere streams excerpts from shows and especially curated short performances. Watch part of it again here.

Vogue workshop

Don your sparkles and warm up those voguing muscles and start your day right with Darren Pritchard Dance's Vogue workshop! Darren will take you through a gentle warm up followed by a beginners workshop on the five elements of Vogue Femme including Hand Performance, Catwalk, Spins and Dips, Floor Performance, Duck Walk.

 

This is brought to you by Trinity Presents. Click here to see more arts, community, well-being and education content or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Trinity are working with external artists, partners and organisations as part of Trinity Presents Online to provide exciting content, relevant to Trinity's diverse audiences and in line with our Equal Opportunities and Free Speech Policies. Click here for more information about our Policies. While we endeavour to ensure content we share is relevant and appropriate, Trinity is not responsible for individual content created by third parties.

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Balance of the Cosmos

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Cirque Bijou's outdoor spectacle, celebrating artistry from across the globe

Balance of the Cosmos

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We teamed up with leading Circus Company, Cirque Bijou, to bring you a premier streaming of their outdoor spectacle Balance of the Cosmos. This show was originally created for the Taiwan Lantern Festival 2020 and was attended by over 160,000 audience members across 16 shows.

 

Balance of the Cosmos streamed on Facebook, Sat 18 July and now you can watch it right here. The show started a special day of live-streaming, celebrating Bristol Harbour Festival, and highlighting some of the UK's most exciting dance and circus artists, with streams, excerpts from shows and especially curated short performances.

Make sure you head over to Facebook and like Trinity and Cirque Bjiou.

 

About the show

Balance of the Cosmos was created for the Taiwan Lantern Festival, held in the City of Taichung in February this year through a UK / Taiwan co-production.

The show featured over 80 artists and was a true multi-cultural collaboration, celebrating artistry from the UK, France, USA, and Taiwan. It tells a simple story of the need to balance our desire to live interesting and exciting lives with our respect for the environment.

The show was performed by high wire and FireWire artist Jade Kindar-Martin, high wire artist Chris Bullzini, and aerialists Karine Kindar-Martin and Abby Evans. The music was performed by Michael Fergie, Aelfwyn Shipton, Muniyu Saliljan and Lady Nade. Balance of the Cosmos was devised, choreographed and created by the cast and creative team; written and directed by Billy Alwen and produced by Cirque Bijou, in collaboration with Yangling Company. Choreography by Yu yen Fang and Grace Willow, with music composition by Martha Tilston and Diana Yukawa.

Photo Credit: Lin Chunyung. Film Credit: Cultural Affairs Bureau of Taichung City Government

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Refugee Festival: The Fantasy Orchestra

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Celebrating sanctuary at home

Refugee Festival: The Fantasy Orchestra

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As part of the Bristol Refugee Festival we hosted the Festival Finale with The Fantasy Orchestra performing their own arrangement of music shared with them by refugees living in Bristol.

 

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Opportunity to apply for paid dance residencies

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Meeting to find out more about the Dance Connect residency

Opportunity to apply for paid dance residencies

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Opportunity to apply for paid dance residencies

Uchenna Dance workshop Trinity Centre

Uchenna Dance workshop at Trinity Photo @ Khali Ackford

Through the Dance Connect project, Bristol Dance Futures, are pleased to announce the open call for four £8,000 residencies for dance practitioners.

The residencies will embed a Bristol based artist in a cultural, health, education or public 'setting' in order to create opportunities to get to know how these settings operate and, understand how creative practice can take place within the organisations priorities. Further to this artists are encouraged to find out how these spaces could understand more about the potential of dance.

On 24 Sept 2020 organisations and artists are invited to join a Zoom meeting to find out more about the opportunity including:

  • Hear about experiences of artists who have co-designed residencies within both arts and non- arts based settings
  • Hear from organisations who have hosted an artist residency
  • Hear about the interests of other artists and organisation
  • Explore synergies between what artists would like to do and what organisations would like to host Artists and organisations will have an opportunity to discuss their values, interests and the focus of their work, with the aim of forming partnerships between independent artists and venues/organisations.

Following the meeting there will be a call out to artists and organisations to submit a joint application for a residency idea to be part of the Dance Connect project by October 30th 2020.

About Dance Futures

Bristol Dance Futures - is a consortia of South West arts organisations and practitioners - to develop the city’s dance offer. The group is working together to grow investment in dance, and includes Emily Williams (Theatre Bristol), Rhiannon Jones (Trinity Community Arts), Kieran Swann (Arnolfini), Nic Young (Circomedia), Helen Cole (In Between Time) and independents Gabbie Cooke, Deepraj Singh, Katy Noakes and Lauren Scholey. Deborah Baddoo, Dance Futures Producer will lead this development and develop Bristol’s regional and national profile as home for dance.

Dance Futures supported by Arts Council England using public funding by the National Lottery.

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Trinity Presents: Day of Dance

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Special day of live-streaming highlighting some of the UK's most exciting dance and circus artists

Trinity Presents: Day of Dance

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Trinity Presents: Bristol Dances Stage at Bristol Harbour Festival 2019 Photo @KoLAB Studios

We are proud to be the programmers of the Bristol Dance's stage at the annual Bristol Harbour Festival. This year as we can't celebrate and dance with you in person, we will be hosting a special day of live-streaming highlighting some of the UK's most exciting dance and circus artists with premiere streams excerpts from shows and especially curated short performances.

Get involved on the day by tuning in and sharing your best memories of #Harbour Festival on social media.

Balance of the Cosmos - 18th July - 12:00 noon

We have teamed up with leading Circus Company Cirque Bijou, who programme the Circus area at HarbourFestival, to bring you a premier streaming of their outdoor spectacle Balance of the Cosmos. The show featured over 80 artists and was a true multi cultural collaboration, celebrating artistry from the UK, France, USA, and Taiwan. It told a simple story of the need to to balance our desire to live interesting and exciting lives with our respect for the environment.

Balance of the cosmos will be streamed on Facebook and there will be opportunities to talk with the creative team and artists behind the show in the comments section.

Vogue Workshop - 18th July - 3pm

Don your sparkles and warm up those voguing muscles and start your afternoon right with Darren Pritchard Dance's Vogue workshop! Darren will take you through a gentle warm up followed by a beginners workshop on the five elements of Vogue Femme including Hand Performance, Catwalk, Spins and Dips, Floor Performance, Duck Walk.

Celebrating Dance - 18th July - 7pm

Join us for this special one off livestream, celebrating dance artists from around the UK. With short performances from amazing companies  Ella Mesma Company and Gerry's Attic and excerpts of shows from Toussaint To Move and Uchenna Dance

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BURD Beatbox

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Beatboxing masterclass with 2 time UK Champs

BURD Beatbox

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Beatbox Champions, Bellatrix and Grace Savage, taught us the basics of beatboxing and brought amixture of live individual performances and videos of their award-winning duo material. Pick up the lesson here and dance around your living room to their live set (as seen at Glastonbury, Shambala and WOMAD).

 

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