We have been busy behind the scenes working on the programming of the Arts Soak… With the terms ‘soak’ and the idea of ‘immersing’ ourselves into our local arts scene, we have arrived at a literal interpretation of the theme, and thus you should expect some odd venues being used as a part of this day of arts activity.
We believe that art is a part of our everyday lives… and it can be hidden anywhere, whether it be on a bus, along the pavement, or in a disused building, as well as in your leisure centres, community halls, working mens clubs and parks. So the idea of the Art Soak is to celebrate arty things that already happen locally, and to have a bit of creative fun, and artistic experimentation!
Highlights will include a workshop with the CBSO and performances by the popular Selly Oak Constituency Community Choir; a family craft activity on board the mobile art unit; a nature inspired arts activity to accompany The Valley Riverside Project environmental activity on Billesley Common; a poetry happening in Selly Oak (including our #takeawaypoem on twitter); some other zany things, and evening entertainment and social with the Kinda Dukish All Stars, plus a local short film screened downstairs at TASCOs social club, Stirchley.
As well as Arts Forum Selly Oak Arts Soak programmes events, there will be a whole host of other arts activities that will be taking place throughout the day across Selly Oak Constituency, and into the evening, so look out for a programme and wordpress/ facebook/ twitter updates!