Kingston Connections – R&M at the Stanley Picker Gallery

Rhythm & Muse is delighted to be collaborating with the Stanley Picker Gallery again as part of this year’s Kingston Connections Festival. Come and write at the Gallery, come and join the audience at the Rose! Full details below and at www.stanleypickergallery.org

Streetscape Flower Planter 2015  (Located at Fairfield South & Avenue Road, Kingston) Photo: ellielaycock.co.uk

Complex Spaces: Creative Writing inspired by Fabien Cappello’s Streetscape
Workshop Wed 20 May 6-8pm / Performance Thurs 25 June 7.30-9.30pm
Free (Booking Advised)

Stanley Picker Gallery are please to be collaborating with Kingston-based poetry collective Rhythm & Muse on Complex Spaces – a new creative writing project contributing to Kingston Connections: Festival of Stories 2015 and inspired by Streetscape, a Gallery-based and offsite installation of prototype street furniture and film, by Stanley Picker Fellow in Design, Fabien Cappello.

Activity, led by Alison Hill and Natalie Kay, will include a poetry and creative writing workshop (Wednesday 20 May 6-8pm) followed by live readings with projected visuals at the Rose Theatre during the festival week in June (Thursday 25 7.30-9.30pm). Participants are also encouraged to book to join a special Streetscape walk with Fabien Cappello on Saturday 16 May 2-4pm.

Cappello is inspired by the everyday and how we physically and psychologically negotiate our urban spaces and for his Stanley Picker Fellowship has researched the provenance, uses and contexts of street furniture around Kingston town-centre – from bollards and bike stands to public benches and bins. Navigation of the exhibition, and later the town will in turn form the starting point of the Rhythm & Muse poetic explorations, and complement Festival of Stories theme, The Untold Story.