This last set of workshops have been an interesting journey across the West Midlands, across the different libraries, with the young people, Tony White and the librarians.
We are now at the stage where we really put or pull it all together and we have tried out three twenty minute sections out of the nine hours with the young people and tested two forty minute sections with the live streaming in the studio, so things are moving in the right direction.
But we have a long way to go.
We have watched each other reading, interviewed librarians, played the ukulele, discussed what it means to be judged and saved, inhabited the libraries and more.
We’ve been talking about filters through which to see the whole work and trusting processes. Throughout the last 10 days, we have witnessed a lot of hearts worn on sleeves and a lot of real bravery by the young people. For many this is the first chance to work on a big artwork and this is a strange and unnerving thing to do.
But, this is the really exciting time for us and we haven’t done anything quite like this before either.
So let’s see what happens – keep watching and don’t forget the work is live for one night only on 29th October 3pm – Midnight at aplacefreeofjudgement.co.uk.