TERRESTRIAL

TERRESTRIAL:
socially engaged arts projects, community events and wild adventures in the West of England.

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Weston-super-Mare

Over the course of the next year, we are producing a series of ambitious arts projects in Weston. We’re gathering innovative artists and local community groups to build these projects together and develop new creative ideas for the town.

There are loads of ways you can get involved.
Our latest opportunities are listed below.
This website is growing, so please keep checking back for the latest news.

 
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ARTIST STUDIOS - LAUNCH EVENTS

We have recently taken over an empty shop on Weston-super-Mare's High Street, which we are opening as Community Artist Studios for anyone in the town to use.

To launch the space, we are running series of fun, open-to-all events. Please drop in and join us for free workshops, pop-up events and general creative mayhem.

From photography to printmaking to sound design, there’s a whole range of things going on and we’d love to say hello.

GUERRILLA MEDIA UNIT

The Guerrilla Media Unit is open to all. We gather together to create wild stories for Weston using contemporary media - from street poster campaigns to viral videos to underground podcasts. Led by John Norton (award-winning theatre maker, DJ and sound artist), the Unit meets every Tuesday to share ideas, learn new skills, and uncover new stories around the town.

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LOCAL ADVISORY GROUP

We are lucky to be supported by a growing group of local champions - people who help us ensure that TERRESTRIAL’s work has the strongest possible impact in Weston. We meet every few weeks to share stories from our projects and discuss ideas for creative collaboration across the town. Maybe you’re a community organiser? Maybe you run a local business? Maybe you have connections with family groups, social clubs or sports teams? Or maybe you simply want to help support some wild arts activities?

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EMBEDDED ARTISTS

At the heart of TERRESTRIAL’s programme in Weston is co-creation: we have invited innovative artists from around the UK to collaborate with local groups to devise projects together.

So, alongside the public events listed here, we are bringing together:
Addaction North Somerset and choreographer Clare Reynolds (Co-Director of Restoke, makers of explosive dance work in surprising spaces).

Extend Learning Academies Network of primary schools and maverick theatre duo Nigel Barrett & Louise Mari (of legendary underground collective Shunt).

Big Worle Community Hub, Verity Standen (renowned composer and creator of enchanting music experiences) and Adam Laity (film-maker).

And we’re collaborating with University Centre Weston to work with John Norton (of Give It A Name, winners of The Space Prize for Innovation) to recruit members to the Guerrilla Media Unit.

Large photos of launch event by Tilly May. Studio clean-up photo by Paul Blakemore.

Large photos of launch event by Tilly May. Studio clean-up photo by Paul Blakemore.