TERRESTRIAL
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TERRESTRIAL TAKEOVER
4th - 6th May

A weekend of pop-up events, secret adventures and wild workshops in Weston-super-Mare.

Join us at Weston Artspace, our new community artist studio at the heart of the High Street, and venues around town.

All events are ‘Pay What You Decide’.

 
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WESTON ARTSPACE

A new home for Weston’s creative community.

We have taken over a 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.

For the TERRESTRIAL TAKEOVER weekend, the walls of Weston Artspace will be filled with the work of local artists - so drop in and explore.

 

SPY ADVENTURES

Create a secret identity, build a disguise, and head out undercover…

Maverick theatre duo Nigel Barrett & Louise Mari are working with 500 children from across 8 primary schools in Weston to create a mystery adventure this summer. Now, for one day only, families of all ages are invited to take part in some of games that have been invented along the way.

Suitable for children of all ages and their big people.

Sat 4th May | 12noon - 5pm | Weston Artspace

 
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VOICES OF WORLE

An exhibition of personal stories.

Over the course of this year, a group of Worle residents are collaborating with filmmaker Adam Laity and composer Verity Standen to record personal histories, and create a film that offers a unique perspective on the local area. Come learn about the process so far, chat to the team involved, and watch some early footage.

Sat 4th May | 11am - 1pm | Weston Artspace

 

A GATHERING

Come celebrate with us!

Terrestrial’s work in Weston wouldn’t be possible without the support of brilliant local artists, groups, clubs, charities, businesses and supporters. We’d like to bring everyone together for a bit of a party. We’ll share news from our projects, you can enjoy exploring the work of local creatives, and we can raise a glass together to arts adventures in Weston. We’re running a guest list, so please make sure you sign up to the event.

Sat 4th May | 7pm start | Weston Artspace

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DAY OF DANCE

A dance workshop open to all.

Artist Ania Varez is currently in residence at local addiction charity Addaction. For the Terrestrial Takeover, Ania is offering a day-long public dance workshop suitable for adults with all levels of experience – from first time movers to trained dancers. Explore patterns as a group, leading to a pop-up ‘sharing’ at the end of the day for anyone who’d like to take part.

Sun 5th May | 11am - 4pm | Vintage Community Church

 

GUERRILLA MEDIA UNIT

Wild documentary making.

The Guerrilla Media Unit is a group of artists that collaborate to create original myths using contemporary media: Weston’s very own alternative news channel. This weekend sees the final session of filming for a playful documentary. Drop in to Weston Artspace anytime over the weekend to find out more and suggest your own ideas for their next story.

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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.