With less than a month to #CNIConf this weeks email update focuses on the Interacting with the LGBT community workshop...
As Street Angels we go out with a bag, full of resources for all whom we meet. We also may go out with those space blankets but what we really would like to hand out is a thick quilt...
So if we are to work closely with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community how might a QUILT and a BAG help us? Come to our workshop to find out!
We can fill that bag with more tools to help you engage.
This workshop is presented by Bob and Mandy Stoner from Sleaford StreetSource and Jessica White from the LGBT Foundation, Manchester.
Have you ever had your portrait painted? A visual artist will seek to create an image of the person who sits before them. It takes a really gifted and skilled artist to capture a true likeness. We believe that it’s possible to paint pictures with music as well as with the brush or pen. With our instruments and voices we use improvised music as the means of creating a 'sound portrait' of the people we play for.
We don’t pretend to be able to capture an exact likeness of a person as an artist would on canvass, but simply allow ourselves to be guided by impressions that we get of a person (or couple), inspiring us to play a certain motif, chord structure or melody, interwoven to produce a piece of music that we believe captures some aspect of that person’s identity. Like a reflection in a mirror, the image is reflected back in music. The person whose portrait is being played may see themselves portrayed as they have never been before!
Presented by Epiphany Musical Portraits (as seen at the Ideal Home Exhibition!) on Saturday between the afternoon and evening sessions.