Events happening at the mill this year


A belated happy new year from everyone at Create-Ahh!

We are holding a number of weekend events at the mill this Spring and Summer, and we hope folks will come along to be part of them.

Learning, Transforming, Technique – April

The first, Learning, Transforming, Technique: A Weekend to Explore Transformative Educational Practices, will take place from 10-13 April.

The focus of the weekend is to open up time and space for learning and collective dialogue/ making.

It is an environment where people can be experimental and try new things out, using noise, words, silence, space, time, film, images, movement, singing, marking, stitching, laughing and talking…

Please write with an expression of interest and/ or a proposal if you want to be involved by 1 March 2015.

The Challenge of Simplicity – May

The Second event, The Challenge of Simplicity, a weekend to experience the joy and liberation of mindful music making with Maggie Nicols will take place May 22-25.

Maggie explains that ‘many of us have been socialised to believe that the simple is beneath us and that we must strive to be clever and impress, however, simplicity can take us into depths of our personal and collective being that we never imagined possible.

Over the weekend, we will sound out different approaches to free improvisation. Using a variety of strong, simple starting points which liberate the imagination, we will create a musical weaving of improvising voices and other instruments.’

A room with instruments an a performance practice space for dancers

Variegated Women – June

Our final planned event (so far!) on 19-21 June is a weekend of singing and performance with Variegated Women, a feisty, folky, five-piece female voice and instrumental ensemble with a passion for singing to promote change.

Variegated Women features pioneers of voice and traditional song – Frankie Armstrong, Laura Bradshaw, Ruth Bradshaw, Pauline Down and Sarah Harman – who between them have several centuries’ worth of singing experience and songs.

Over the weekend the emphasis will be on women’s songs and those speaking for peace and social justice, both old and new.

The Friday night will be a special performance by the five-piece, while the weekend will be an opportunity to learn new skills and explore the personal, collective and political transformations made possible through song.

More details will follow!

Details of rates and how to book are on the individual event pages.

Proposing events at the mill

We welcome proposals from artists, practitioners and community groups who want to hold residential or day events at the mill.

Get in touch to discuss your ideas – we’d love to hear from you.

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