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Art in The Market: artist talks with Jean McEwan and Chemaine Cooke, Thursday 29th September

Thursday 29th September
Art in The Market: Artist talks with  Jean McEwan and Chemaine Cooke
Wur Bradford  artspace
Kirkgate Market (opposite Home From Home cafe)
3 – 4pm
Join visual artist Jean McEwan  and dance artist Chemaine Cooke in an informal talk about their recent residencies at  Wur Bradford artspace in which they each responded creatively to the environment, people and history of Kirkgate Market, via mapping and movement,  research, games, interviews, and donated objects from market traders. To see some of Jean’s activities see her blogpost here. Chemaine has been documenting her work with movement and objects via her Twitter feed here

Jean and Chemaine will also talk about their ideas plans to develop new art events and interventions in Kirkgate Market over the coming months.

 

All are welcome, refreshments provided

Wur Bradford is a participatory art project (‘Wur’ means ‘our’ or ‘we are’) based in a a stall in the city’s Kirkgate Market. All are welcome to get involved. It is supported by Bradford Council, Bradford Markets and Two28

Wur Bradford Season of Change: call for participation

Wur Bradford ‘Season of Change’ : call for people to get involved

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Do you have a skill would would like to share, an idea or workshop you would like to try out, a conversation you would like to have, or a campaign you would like to see happening, relating to the theme of change?

If so we at Wur Bradford would love to hear from you. We can offer a vibrant creative public space in our market stall in Kirkgate Market, as  well as  help and support in making your idea to happen. Wur Bradford is a collective,  inclusive arts and social space open to the public and to anyone who wants to get involved. We are interested in exploring how through imagination and connecting with each other, we can make our city a better place.

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We have done all kinds of different things in the year we have been running: from creative workshops in pinhole cameras, collage, model-making  and painting for kids to name but a few, as well as special themed events such a mini self-publishing festival, a utopian human rights day, zine making sessions for women,  a Bradford food foraging walk and map-making session, to campaigns and conversations around workers rights, food and community and climate change. To find out about these and other events we’ve run visit our blog at www.wurbradford.wordpress.com

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We are keen to involve as many people as we can in our ongoing explorations and would love to hear from anyone who is interested in  exploring any aspect of change – personal, political, local, global –  in a creative or collective way with other people.

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How to get involved:

If you would like to talk to us about an idea, or to find out more about Wur Bradford, you can

1. Visit us at our stall – we are open every Thursday between 12-3pm. You can find us at the back of Kirkgate Market, above Kirkgate Shopping centre, opposite Home From Home cafe.

2. Email us at wurbradford@gmail.com

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

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Wur Bradford is generously supported by Bradford Council, Bradford Markets and  Two28

Wur Bradford video

The lovely Jenny Eells from ‘My Bradford’ made us this wonderful little film about Wur Bradford, featuring some of the people who have been involved with the stall, and some of the things that have been happening here.
We are so delighted with it – thanks to Jenny, and to all the amazing people who have come down to the space to make it what it is over the past 3 months, and to the people and organisations who have made the project possible – Two28, Bradford Council (especially Rashmi Sudhir) and Bradford Markets – your support is so much appreciated.

We are looking at ways which we can continue the project beyond September – watch this space!