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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 expression of interest form addressing the aims and the assessment criteria below.

(You can also download the expression of interest form as a PDF here)

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

 

Expression of interest deadline 12 noon 5th October 2020

If invited to complete a full application final deadline is 30th October 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

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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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.

 

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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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

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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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).

 

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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Open Call for D/deaf or Disabled Artist

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£3,000 commission to create work for an online audience

Open Call for D/deaf or Disabled Artist

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Open Call for D/deaf or Disabled Artist

Trinity Centre Bristol open call work for an online audience

In these challenging times, Trinity and Cambridge Junction have come together to offer a £3,000 commission to a D/deaf or Disabled Artist(s) to create work for an online audience.

We will commission one new piece of work and want the brief to be as open as possible, so you can respond in a way that best suits you as an artist. We welcome artists of any practice, working in any art-form, to apply.

 

We want to commission:

  • A brand-new online performance/exhibition that can remain available to experience for a set period of time – we want people to be able to experience your work safely from their homes

  • One artist who identifies as D/deaf or Disabled, or a collective of artists where at least 50% of the collective identify as D/deaf or Disabled

  • Work that will be completed and distributed online before the end of October 2020

 

We expect applications to include:

  • A consideration of audience access within the commission fee

  • Confirmation that artist access costs are covered by the commission fee or by Access to Work or similar

 

We will provide:

  • A commission fee of £3,000

  • Producing support: we don’t want anyone to be put off if they don’t have producing capacity at the moment

  • Marketing and digital content support: we want your work to reach far and wide

  • The platform for sharing your work: Trinity and Cambridge Junction’s social media platforms and those of our partners are readily available to platform your work

 

At Trinity we programme using a ‘Programming Forum’ which you can find out more about here. The final decision on who receives the commission will be made by a forum made up of local artists and community members from both Trinity and Cambridge Junction.

 

To apply:

Applications for this opportunity have now closed.

 

 

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Making Tracks Showcase

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Livestreamed showcase of Bristol's rising stars

Making Tracks Showcase

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Making Tracks Intern and musician Thomas Meadley introduces some of Bristol's rising stars, in this Making Tracks Showcase. The Making Tracks programme is brought to you by Trinity, ACE and Basement Studio.

 

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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The Fantasy Orchestra

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Bristol Refugee Festival: Celebrating sanctuary at home

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. Watch again in two parts here.

 

Pt 1: Har Kurd Abin (Ibrahim Ahmad)

 

Pt 2: Zor Qiji Zerd (Slemany University Band)

 

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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Nature Packs & Fire Pits

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Find out how funding from Children in Need is helping local children

Nature Packs & Fire Pits

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Nature Packs & Fire Pits

Trinity Community Arts Family Garden

 

 

Funding from BBC Children in Need is supporting a three year programme of activity in our Community Garden to engage, educate and connect local school children (aged 18 and under) to a green space and to each other.

In the first year of the project, the garden team have worked in partnership with local schools and charities to welcome over 140 children to weekly Forest Schools and Gardening Days, as well as inviting families and friends from our local community to Summer Holiday Family Days.

Sessions are tailored to help support social and emotional development as many children and families who take part in the programme experience economic and social hardship.

During a Forest School/Gardening Day children take part in fire making, identifying plants, sowing seeds, and team building games as well as natural craft activities and free play in the garden.

Family Days, delivered in partnership with St Pauls Nursery & Children's Centre and Julian House charity, include storytelling activities, music workshops, natural craft workshops, insect hunts, and games.

Nature at Home Packs & Gardening Tips

"@HannahMorePri huge thanks to you and @TrinityBristol for the fantastic kit for the windowsill grow challenge! Tate really enjoyed potting them. We will keep you posted on their growth" Charlene L. Twitter

Since the Covid-19 lockdown, we have been working closely with local primary schools and Up Our Street to find ways to reach out to young people in the community who can no longer access our community garden and may have limited access to green spaces during this time.

The first batch of activity packs, filled with simple DIY windowsill gardening ideas and craft activities for families, children and carers to get busy with at home, went out in May/June 2020. Activities include sowing seeds, making bird feeders, scavenger hunts and more. A digital version of the pack is downloadable from our website.

“I think the biggest benefit is that it gives children and families who might not be able to get outside, the chance to engage in nature-based activities. Being around nature and doing tasks like planting and looking after plants are great for mental health and well-being and get children engaged in the world around them!”

Natalie Barker, Deputy Head, St Nicholas of Toletine Primary, June 2020

The garden team are also creating videos on everything from handy gardening tips to fun activities you can do at home - keep up-to-date with these on our social media channels or catch up here.

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Hugh Hardie Live Stream

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D&B producer and DJ Hugh Hardie

Hugh Hardie Live Stream

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Hugh Hardie Live Stream

DJ Hugh Hardie

Hospital Records' Hugh Hardie jumped on Minirig's Lockdown Festival for a livestream set. Watch it again here.

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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Top Tips for Sowing Peas

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Garden facilitator Claire gives you top tips for sowing peas

Top Tips for Sowing Peas

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Here is Claire, one of our brilliant Community Garden Facilitators, with a top tips video on sowing peas at home.

 

You may have seen that we're giving away free "Nature To Your Door" packs, for young people who are currently unable to visit our garden due to lockdown.

These exciting activity packs are filled with DIY windowsill garden ideas and craft activities for you and your children to get busy with at home!

Find out more about the packs here.

This project response to Covid-19 has been made possible from our funders Children in Need, Power to Change & Awards For All.

 

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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Dizraeli Live Stream

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Mad Love livestream

Dizraeli Live Stream

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Dizraeli joined us for some music, stories and dancing.

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What is Rhythm of The Night?

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We asked our friends over at Misfits to let you know

What is Rhythm of The Night?

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We asked our friends over at Misfits to let you know all about their Rhythm of The Night events.

 

We usually hold regular Rhythm Of The Night events here at Trinity, and are really missing the great tunes and vibes during lockdown. We can't wait to get them back in the future

For more information about Rhythm Of The Night and to hear some brilliant playlists, check out Misfits Theatre Company.

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Practise Your Drum Skills

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No drum kit needed for this lesson with Oli Cocup

Practise Your Drum Skills

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Making Tracks tutor, Oli Cocup, shows how to practise your drum skills without using a drum kit.

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