It's that time of the month again! There's lots going on this July, especially in our local area, including some gems from this years Summer Streets Festival. Whether you're looking for workshops to attend or something to apply for, we've got you covered!
Firstly, July is International Zine Month! Check out this years daily prompts/activities here.
The amazing Summer Streets Festival have announced their 2021 programme. There's loads to get involved in, from streamable performances to workshops. Speaking of which..
As part of the festival, we're putting on an interactive, online workshop called HOME, which will guide you through the process of making your own creative journal. It'll be accessible on our website from the first day of the festival, July 16th, and you can sign up for a free pack of resource materials here!
Another favourite of ours from the Summer Streets programme - Born Lippy are putting on two poetry slam events, one for young people (11-17 year olds) and another 18+. They're still looking for people to perform!
If you're in the York area on July 31st, York Zine Fest have organised a Picnic Zine Club in Rowntree Park.
The Cultural Spring are working on their Autumn 2021 programme and looking to update their database of artists and creative practitioners. Give them your details here!
Glasgow Zine Library have some great stuff going on this month, both zoom and face-to-face events. The now sold out Ink Making workshop sounds amazing!
Writer Bridget Hamilton is running some free grief writing workshops for people living in Newcastle who have lost someone to Covid-19. These look really great, and there's no writing experience needed.
Thought Bubble presents: a queer zine making workshop by Holly Casio from Queer Zine Library! July 10th, all skill levels welcome.
Curious Arts are partnering with Baltic to put on a wonderful weekend of workshops, storytelling and play called Curious Families Weekend. Including zine-making and hula hooping workshops, this looks absolutely bloody glorious and I just wish my daughter was old enough for drag storytime.
Join Lilith Cooper on July 12th for their digital zine workshop, exploring how to use online archives to make digital zines! More info here.
Earlier this year, Washington Mind's Young People's Project made a creative wellbeing resource with young people in the Coalfields area. It's now back from print and contains art and photography from 11-25 year olds plus some helpful, local service information. If you're from Sunderland/the Coalfields and surrounding areas and would like some free copies for your school, youth or community group, drop me an e-mail at jenny @ washingtonmind. org.uk
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