How’s everyone feeling today?
In these uncertain times and with a hectic time of year coming up, this week’s newsletter is all about self-care. Self-care is a priority and a necessity. Here are some suggestions to keep you feeling like number one. It’s important to make someone happy, starting with yourself.
Feel It Festival takes place this week at Circomedia. The Elizabeth Blackwell Institute and Life of Breath present four exciting days of events investigating pain, breathlessness, and the experience of being human. Expect talks, workshops and discussions, along with dancers, theatre makers, visual artists, aerial performers and musicians.
Take some time out to read our latest showcase, an interview with Submerge Festival director Mike Pony. Mike tells us about his brand new Bristol based festival of audiovisual arts, live performance and electronic music. Submerge kicks off this Friday with Dive at Colston Hall.
Treat yourself to some live performance this week. Impermanence Dance Theatre present their latest show SEXBOX this Friday and Saturday at Jacobs Wells Baths (formally Bristol Dance Centre). The future of the building is up in the air so please join Impermanence for this special performance. Theatre West brings you Stomping on Shadows at Hamilton House until the 26th and don’t miss An Invitation by Jo Fong tonight at The Trinity Centre.
Book onto The Expressive Body on November 27th with Kate Hilder. This workshop is open to everybody, whether you want to discover new forms of self-expression, enhance performance skills or develop presence in your everyday life. Fen Theatre are also hosting two workshops on Translating Anglo-Saxon: Poetic Rhythm & the Female Body. Explore the history of the female voice through poetry and choreography. Book for the 1st or 10th December.
Join Laila Diallo at Tobacco Factory Theatres for a Monday morning dance social and collective roll about! Tobacco Factory Theatres invites those working in dance to meet up weekly, have a cuppa and move into the studio when it’s not in use.
Applications for the EVOLVE graduate dance platform are now open. This is an open call to artists who have graduated in the last five years to try out new ideas in front of an audience. Post Evolve graduates will have optional access to individual CDD/mentoring support to reflect and review their feedback and inform their practice.
Or why not wind down by listening to a BBC radio drama. Apply to the Norman Beaton Fellowship 17, a chance to win a five month contract with the BCC radio drama company in London. Applications close next Friday!
Right I’m off to do some yoga!
Sophie for TB Team