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The House of Weaving Songs

07/07/2023 12:00 PM to
09/07/2023 04:00 PM
Trinity Gardens, Trinity Centre
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0117 935 1200
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The House of Weaving Songs

An outdoor interactive artistic installation celebrating Somali culture featuring 360 audio and tapestry

dhaqan collective invites you to enter The House of Weaving Songs.

The House of Weaving Songs is a domed steel structure based on an Aqal, a Somali nomadic home found in the arid landscapes of Somalia. Here you will be surrounded by a series of beautiful woven tapestries that when touched ignite the stories and musicality of Somali women’s weaving songs.

The sound installation is part of the Playable Cities programme happening across Bristol this July 2023.

dhaqan collective is a Somali Feminist art collective led by Ayan Cilmi and Fozia Ismail. Their practice seeks to find ways of building imaginative futures that support Somali people here and in East Africa to resist the threats over our cultural heritage.

"We say a special thank you to the elders in our community, Somali Kitchen and Easton Community Centre and collaborators on the project Jack Stiling, Ibrahim Hirsi, Rowan Bishop, Jen L Roxburgh and Thimali Kodikari." - dhaqan collective

Opening Times:

Friday 7th July 12pm - 7pm

Saturday 8th July 11 am - 6 pm

Sunday 9th July 11 am - 4 pm

The House of Weaving Songs is a prototype that has been developed as part of Playable Cities, an arts & creative technology programme funded through My World at Bristol University and Watershed.

About Trinity Presents:

Trinity Presents is our in-house programme of music and combined arts, bringing world-class artists and emerging talent to inner-city audiences.

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