Round up of Activities in March
Our Monday evening online meetings continue to be popular and it is heartening to welcome new participants, some of whom we hope will become members.
Our usual drill..
Check if we are all managing to cope with lockdown…
Offer mutual quality peer support…
That done…if there’s no guest speaker…we then set the world to rights and have a good laugh.
Amongst the topics that regular crop up are books read and films or TV programmes watched. The new series of Line of Duty seems to have caught the attention of most…and practically everyone has seen Russell T Davies TV series IT’S A SIN which continues its success across the pond in America. You can catch up with the cast and the writer in a Frameline Forum hosted by Russell Tovey click here
OLGBT PROJECT – Brazilian Movement & Rhythm
Our sessions with Mika ended this month with a most enjoyable session on ciranda…a form of community dance popular in Recife in northeastern Brazil . In a ciranda you can come in or leave as you please, and the dancing can go on all night long. So people eat and drink whilst children fall asleep on their parents’ or grandparents’ laps
OLGBT PROJECT – Drama Workshops
This is the first time we have run drama workshops in a funded project. With the bubbly enthusiasm of Kat Hughes from the New Vic Theatre and the eager participation of members of Ages & Stages…the three well attended sessions proved to be a great success. Lots of fun games and bags of laughter.
Moving Stories Dance Workshops
Rachael Lines from FRONTLINEdance secured funding for a series of online workshops, one of which was targeted at us. Each Friday afternoon in March we explored and developed dance movements inspired by music from a wide range of styles. The sessions provided a rigorous physical work out as well as the chance to use our imaginations. Fantastic!
Stoke Makes Plates
The OLGBT Group has established firm links with local ceramic artists like Jo Ayres. It was Jo who invited us to take part in Stoke Makes Plates project. Over three workshops in March we have enjoyed plate making from lumps of clay and creating designs for a slip under-glaze as well as making drawings or cut out collages for the final layer. The completed plates will be fired and form part of the British Ceramic Biennial Festival 2021. This will be the second time our group has exhibited in this prestigious event.