#BeTheChange - Seeking Young Writers and Spoken Word Artists
08/09/2018; 15/09/2018; 22/09/2018; 25/09/2018
PROJECT 1: PLASTIC SOUP
Whilst attending a beach clean-up event to save the only nesting site for the endangered green sea turtle on Lamma Island, choreographer Desiree Ho and writer Becky Proudfoot were shocked to find that the beautiful white sandy beach was not in fact a "white sandy" beach, but a shore covered up in a deceiving plethora of tiny styrofoam balls.
Plastic particles are found in the flesh of common fish we eat and sprinkled into our table salt, thanks to the 8 million tonnes of plastic we dispose into our oceans every year. And who ends up ingesting these plastics? We do.
The arts can be a powerful medium to bring about social change--and the aim of this project is to raise awareness of that the convenience of plastic comes with a price. Every individual can easily replace the single-use plastic bottles, straw and plastic bags with their own reusable bottle, by saying no to straws and bringing their own bag!
Becky Proudfoot from Elephant Community press will be working with a group of young writers to produce a spoken word performance based on plastic reduction, which will in turn be converted in to a dance film by choreographer Desiree Ho.Finished
Writing Session #1
Date: 08/09/2018 (Sat)
Writing Session #2
Date: 15/09/2018 (Sat)
Writing Session #3
Date: 22/09/2018 (Sat)
Date: 25/09/2018 (Tue)
Venue: YAF Studio
Fee: Free admission, online application with writing sample submission required
Registration Deadline: 31/08/2018 (Fri)
Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org / 2877 2656
Suitable for: aspiring writers aged 12 to 25 with an interest in spoken word
Note: Conducted in English; Dance film to be rehearsed and recorded in September/ October 2018
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