A Digital Fringe

Lockdown Activities brought to you by Reading Fringe

In the run up to the launch of the Digital Fringe in July (see here for more info!), join us for some online creative action!

The Potting Shed

Visit The Potting Shed for your chance to quiz our resident horticulturalist Chris Lambert! In partnership with BCA.

CREATIVE COFFEES

Monday June 1st, 9.30am (BST) – Creativity and Mental Health, with Mary Genis of Culture Mix (Reading)

Credit: West & East Berkshire Camera Club

Entrepreneur and performance artist Mary Genis will lead a discussion on why the arts are so important to our human sanity.

Please note we will be streaming this event to our Facebook page via Facebook Live. If you do not wish to appear on the Facebook Live feed then please join with your camera turned off.

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Monday May 18th, 9.30am (BST) – The Importance of Play, with jelly (Reading)

Now more than ever play in all forms is essential – we need to learn how to play again. Join Kate Powell and Suzanne Stallard of Reading based award-winning arts charity Jelly to discuss the importance of rediscovering the joy of play in these challenging times.

Please note we will be streaming this event to our Facebook page via Facebook Live. If you do not wish to appear on the Facebook Live feed then please join with your camera turned off.

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Monday May 4th, 9.30am (BST) – Rebuilding a New Normal, with Fiona Leonard (D├╝sseldorf)

In this second Creative Coffee morning, Fiona Leonard (Blue Goat Theatre) will talk about why grass roots collaboration is critical for rebuilding a new normal in a post-pandemic world, the questions we need to be asking about leveraging digital platforms and how to find a vampire hunter in Prague. Fiona started the 24 Hour Festival online as a response to the impact of COVID-19 on global artists and to challenge the notion of social distancing.

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Monday April 20th, 9.30am (BST) – Empowering Creatives, with Helen Hopcraft (Australia)

Join Creative Coffee concept founder Helen Hopcroft (My Year as a Fairy Tale) as she leads the discussion on the importance of empowering creatives. In 2017, Helen spent the year dressed as Marie Antoinette – 24/7!

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