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Lo-fi Music Poetry Workshop and Happening

Thursday 6 April, 2023 @ 18:00 - 22:00

An evening of creativity, fun, experimentation and surprising noises, involving a Lo-fi Music and Poetry Workshops Happening. Join either or both of the workshops or just sit in the middle and be entertained.

6-7pm // Come get creative at this low-fi music and poetry workshop from Kat Martian.
This low-cost workshop will involve making music with contact mics, and will stimulate your creativity with poetry writing prompts.
At the “Lo-fi music workshop” we’ll be making contact mics and learning how to put audio outputs on musical childrens’ toys, Learn how to make music without fancy kit. No excuses! Anyone can do it. This workshop will intermingle with a poetry workshop in the sidelines.
At the “Poetry Workshop” we’ll explore various approaches to writing, and new ways to share accompanied by strange noises..
Both will spill over into spontaneous performance.
Special guests will be providing some occasional inspiration and ambience.

7-10pm // Jam session and happening hosted by Brainbeau.
The workshops will be followed by a chance to make experimental noises using your new funky instruments (or you are welcome to bring your own instruments), and to perform your poetry, or just sit back and enjoy the noises of others.

Optional but advised:
* Bring some musical childrens’ toys or other strange “instruments” if you like.
* Dress up “fancy”, wear a funny hat or at least a smile.
* Donation for the host and supplies provided.

Hosted by Kat Martian with other creative guests tba.

Recommended price of £4 but no-one turned away for lack of funds – book in advance or pay on the door.

People's Art Fair: Spring // Friday 31 March - Sunday 9 April 2023

The People's Art Fair (PAF) is a ten day long cultural festival providing a platform for visual artists, poets, musicians and workshop leaders to show off their talents. PAF is kept free for artists to take part in, and all ticketed events apply the principle 'no one turned away through lack of funds'.  PAF is a natural extension of our work to break down barriers and increase inclusion and voice, and is a direct challenge to the exclusionary idea that 'real art’ is exclusive and only created by, and relevant to a small cultured, wealthy elite. PAF promotes creative cultural practice as an essential tool for people to challenge or highlight social injustice and to galvanise change.

Throughout the fair we collaborate with local social-minded creatives to offer workshops; a poetry open mic; and a music jam session, inviting everyone to share and celebrate their talents during the fair. The net result is a visually diverse and culturally rich event featuring hundreds of artworks from over 70 artists; and the emergence of a confident, mutually supportive creative community that is joyful to be part of.


Thursday 6 April, 2023
18:00 - 22:00
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17-25 Jamaica St
Bristol, BS2 8JW United Kingdom
0117 214 0029