Hello everyone, and welcome to our February 2021 Wycombe Arts Centre wrapup post!
Despite the fact that we’re still in a national lockdown, we’ve still been keeping ourselves busy and working hard behind the scenes so that we can be in the best possible shape once we re-open. That includes filing funding bids, undertaking inclusivity training and working on a new look and feel for our website.
And so without further ado, let’s take a look at what we’ve been up to.
Wycombe Arts Centre News
We’ve spent most of February working on funding bids, carrying out inclusivity training and working on a new look for our website. As a part of that, we’ve been meeting regularly over Zoom to develop ways that we can be more inclusive with our offering, whether that’s by improving our physical access routes or whether that’s by getting to better understand the unique needs of different visitors. If you have any feedback to share on how we’re doing, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!
We’ve also signed ourselves up to BuyMeACoffee.com, where you can make small donations and pick up tickets to some of our paid for online events. We’re also encouraging our artists, musicians and performers to sign up so that when we host free live streams, people can use them as a virtual tip jar.
In other news, our online programming for the spring has launched, with our weekly Roundabout Creative Theatre sessions on Wednesday along with our writing workshop and a creative sign workshop from Peter and Isolte at our company-in-residence, Signdance Collective. Read on to see what events we have coming up!
Spring Online Events Programme
Roundabout Creative Theatre: Weds 24th Feb, 7:30 – 9 PM: Roundabout is an inclusive theatre group for anyone over the age of 17 who wants to have fun exploring and creating original local theatre.
@KalkalataSoundz Presents: Screenprinting Live Demo: Sat 27th Feb, 4-5 PM: Join local artist Kalkalata for a screenprinting live demo and an interactive Q&A. Get to know some more about the screenprinting process and ask any questions that you have.
Simple and Mess Free Puppet Making: Sat 6th Mar 2021, 5-6 PM: This workshop will focus on designing and constructing simple tabletop and simple marionette puppets using easily sourced materials and tools. The techniques taught can be adapted to many different types and sizes of puppets, as well as realistic and stylised designs.
Writers’ Workshop: Emma Rosen: Sat 13th Mar 2021, 7-8:30 PM: Come along to our second online writers’ workshop, featuring special guest children’s author, non-fiction writer and musician Emma Rosen.
Don’t Fear the Reaper: Create Your Own Memento Mori: Sat 27th Mar 2021, 5-6:30 PM: In this workshop, participants will be introduced to the philosophy of memento mori and examples of memento mori in art, followed by a series of practical demos on ways to use simple sculpture techniques to create your own.
We’re always looking for people who are interested in volunteering or helping out, whether you’re interested in hosting events or whether you’re just looking to get more involved in the local artistic community.
Please do get in touch if you have anything to share! In the meantime, you can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for further updates. We look forward to seeing you again soon!