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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WESTON ARTSPACE

We have taken over an empty shop on Weston-super-Mare's High Street. Weston Artspace is a studio, meeting place, workshop venue and hub for sharing skills and ideas.

Anyone is welcome to become a member and use the space. So far we have a brilliant group of painters, writers, photographers, producers and designers… and there’s room for plenty more.

TERRESTRIAL TAKEOVER - 4th & 5th MAY

We are planning a series of surprise events and pop-up encounters over the bank holiday weekend.

Head down to Weston Artspace (73 High Street) for spy adventures for families, pop-up exhibitions, dance workshops and more.

We’ll be publishing more details very soon.

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GUERRILLA MEDIA UNIT:
WILD DOCUMENTARY MAKING

The Guerrilla Media Unit is a group of artists that gather together to create extraordinary stories using contemporary media. All are welcome - you don’t need any experience to take part.

Over the course of four Saturdays, we’re going to create a radical documentary film. Each session will involve a skills workshop from a world-class artist (including drone photography, film editing and sound design) followed by an exploration into the town.

Saturdays: 13th April, 20th April, 27th April & 4th May
2-6pm meeting at Weston Artspace.

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 movement artists Ania Varez & Clare Reynolds.

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.