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Sent: 17 October 2017 09:24

Subject: Porridge & Knowledge returns this Saturday!


Porridge & Knowledge continues
THIS SATURDAY - 21st October 

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Porridge & Knowledge
Melissa Harrison | Arcola Theatre | Lleuwen Steffan
Doors Open 9:45 to 13:00 _at_ St Mark's
St Mark's Church Hall - E8 
Advanced Tickets ?4-?15 online


Following our brilliant launch show earlier this month, Porridge & Knowledge returns this Saturday, for our brand new community come all ye to eat drink and celebrate 

With eye-opening talks from David Babbs (38 Degrees) and Hackney's Core Arts, as well as a stunning performance from cellist / singer Ayanna Witter-Johnson, our inaugural Porridge & Knowledge gathering had us hungry for more. Fortunately we're back in action this Saturday - 21st October from 9.45 onwards (when the porridge is hottest)

The nature journalist and writer for The Guardian and The Times Newspapers Melissa Harrison will be sharing her experiences with creativity and productivity, providing essential insights into how to successfully transfer thoughts and ideas from pen to paper. Nick Connaughton from Dalston's Arcola Theatre will also be joining us, arguing that in this post-capitalist age, theatre stands as an increasingly crucial tool in uniting communities and promoting social engagement. There'll be another dose of tranquil live music, this time courtesy of Welsh / Breton folk composer Lleuwen Steffan. And as ever, will be dishing out an ?Eat (and drink) As Much As You Like' breakfast feast to our wonderful audience, all included in the cost of your ticket!

For a limited period we're offering a buy three get one free deal on tickets for this weekend's Porridge & Knowledge. just choose the group discount option when booking on Design My Night!


Check out Ayanna Witter-Johnson's stunning live performance, from our inaugural Porridge & Knowledge gathering earlier this month

Melissa Harrison

Are writers born or made? Is creativity innate, or can it be taught?

In this relaxed and informal event, which will include plenty of time for questions and group discussion, novelist Melissa Harrison will talk about the internal transformation necessary to become a writer (or an artist of any kind), why she doesn't believe in ?writing tips', and the highly personal creative process by which she turns elusive ideas into finished works. If you want to make something and put it out into the world, whether in words or otherwise, this talk is for you.

Nick Connaughton

Can Theatre ever meaningfully create Community?  - Arcola Theatre's Community Performance Company approach.

Britain was a pioneer in the early development of Community Theatre and Participatory Arts Practice across the globe, mainstreaming what began initially as a social and political response to reclaim art and performance by the groups of disenfranchised people. Over more than 50 years latter, the practice and methods of community theatre remain core to British Theatre practice, but has the intention, focus and impact been blunted by shifting interpretations of what exactly Community means? Are arts organisations mistaking audience, for community?

Lleuwen Steffan

Lleuwen Steffan was raised up to the sound of words and music, being the daughter of singer-composer Steve Eaves and she sang on some of his recordings as a young girl. She also gained valuable experience at Ysgol Glanaethwy, the school at Bangor renowned for its choirs, but Lleuwen was always keen to broaden her musical horizons and develop her own unique voice. This she did with the jazz group Acoustique and her first solo albums ?Duw a wyr' and ?Penmon', all of which were critically acclaimed.

She moved to Brittany, where she became engrossed in the musical traditions of that Celtic country, and learnt the Breton language. She worked with songstress Norwen Korbel, and also with the bassist Vincent Guerin, and together they composed songs and experimented with new sounds which resulted in the album "Tan", released simultaneously in Brittany by Keltia Musique and in Wales by Sain.


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