SALON: SOUL

Date:Wed 30 Oct
Time:6 - 7pm
Venue:J3
Price:Pay What You Feel

On the eve of All Hallows Eve, and before a performance by legendary performance artist Ron Athey, we invite you to join us for Salon: Soul. We’re interested in talking about the spiritual value of the arts, and about the ritual and shared experiences that bring us together. What stirs and feeds your soul? What are the things that move you and how can the arts express something that’s its impossible to put into words?

SPEAKERS

Anna Millward
is a creative producer and programmer. She is currently Arts & Culture Programmer for The Book Club Shoreditch, Queen of Hoxton, Colours Hoxton and Patterns in Brighton where she curates everything from Drag Shows and spoken word nights to vulva craft workshops, sex and body positive events, experimental film screenings and rooftop raves. She has previously worked as a freelance producer for Arts Council NPO’s The Poetry School and Index on Censorship, has worked on festivals including Reykjavik Fringe Festival, Reykjavik International Literature Festival and was previously Festival Manager of Cambridge Literary Festival. In her other hat, she researches and writes about Icelandic and Scandinavian literature, folklore and poetry.

Jenny Gaskell
Jenny Gaskell is an Artist and Celebrant. She gathers people here today.
Jenny creates projects which are a combination of performance, participation, producing and pratting about. She used to work extensively as a theatre producer, until two years ago when she took an 18 month sabbatical to become the leader of secular congregation which celebrates life (it wasn’t a cult). Since then she’s been obsessed with connection, non-religious spirituality and where we can create space for those rituals in everyday life.
Her work has been supported by Leftcoast, Contact, Lancaster Arts, People’s History Museum and MIF – she’s made projects in parks, parties, trams and cafes, and right now she’s co-designing a bedroom for Art B&B in Blackpool.  

You are also invited to stay afterwards to see Ron Athey’s new work ACEPHALOUS MONSTER (separate ticket required).

Salon is a new project produced by Cambridge Junction. The concept is to hold space for the exchange and sharing of new ideas between people working in the arts, games, digital media and technology, research and academia. Our hope is to help foster cross-sector and interdisciplinary collaboration. At each event there will be a series of short presentations, discussion and sharing using a form of Open Space technology, and a chance to network with a bunch of interesting and interested people.

* Ticket price includes a free drink.

Jenny Gaskell photo credit: Layla Sailor

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