The Triumph of Love is an ambitious new art project by people at Wur Bradford.
Inspired by the creative energy and collective love that has been springing up in our city over the past few months – from the ‘Bradford Says Everyone Stays’ vigil in July which people at Wur created banners, posters and placards for, to the successful #LoveBradford world record attempt which created a chain of 2,331 people making the heart-shaped hand gesture, The Triumph of Love is a statement of intent, hope and imagination.
It is a creative celebration of our love and ambition for Bradford, and will take many forms including artworks, creative interventions, happenings and discussions, which will be popping up around the city over the coming months.
The Triumph of Love will be a truly collective venture – and we invite people to bring ideas and get involved. If you have an idea for something we would love to help you make it happen!
We will be springing up in a variety of spaces and events over the coming weeks and months, including at ‘Reflections’ creative event in Lister Park on 15th October part of the Listers Lantern Parade and also at The Wild Woods Bradford after dark adventure events in Darley Street in October with our friends at Brickbox
To warm us up we will be running some creative workshops at Wur artspace in Kirkgate Market over the next few weeks:
Saturday 24nd September:
The Triumph of Love: Lantern making
Join theatre designer and Wur Bradford artist Uzma Kazi to make special ‘3D light zines’ celebrating DIY Bradford creativity, and featuring Bradford places and people we love. These will become part of our Triumph of Love interactive installation space at the Reflections event and will join the Listers Lantern Parade
Thursday 29th September
The Triumph of Love: Make Your Message
Join Wur volunteer Dilwar and artist Jean McEwan in a collage session to make images containing messages, quotes and inspirations of love and hope. These will become part of our mobile Triumph of Love decorations which we’ll be adding to and taking around the city in the coming months. Bring your own message or stories or take inspiration from ours!
Thursday 13th October
Triumph of Love: The Big Make-In
Join artists Uzma Kazi, Chemaine Cooke and Jean McEwan in a massive love themed make-in session – to create lanterns, banners, decorations and costumes in readiness for our outings to The Wild Woods and Reflections events in October
All the sessions are free and everyone is welcome! Feel free to come for the whole sessions or to drop in. You can find us at the back of Kirkgate Market, opposite Home From Home Cafe
Saturday 15th October
4 – 6.30pm
‘Reflections’ in Lister Park
Join us at the Reflections creative event Lister Park in our specially created Triumph of Love installation space – a place to feel connected, welcomed and creative.
– Get involved in a making light collages with an overhead projector with cutout words and images, transparencies and objects
– Be captured in movement through photography and collage yourself into one of our ‘3D light zines’ along with Bradford places and people and messages to become part of Listers Lantern Parade.
– Come and tell us your own stories about The Triumph of Love
There will also be a host of other creative people, happenings and activities happening, including dance, music and creative workshops , before we all take part in Listers Lantern Parade at 6.30pm.
We look forward to seeing you at the workshops and events! To get in touch with us email firstname.lastname@example.org