NOT HOME

MARCH - SEPTEMBER 2022

Following on from the first NOT HOME workshops, David Dykes and Lyrici Arts are continuing their partnership in 2022 to bring a further set of community workshops exploring collaborative poetry and “home” in 2020s Britain.

Project Details

“Not Home” is a series of online workshops aimed at exploring the idea of collaborative creativity, specifically relating to collaboration in poetry, running from March to September 2022.

As a grounding force, the theme of the workshops is Home, but participants will look across all aspects of this theme: security and insecurity, nostalgia and hopes, moving away from home and staying home.
As the workshops draw to a close there will also be an opportunity to create a final project. While the series does focus on poetry the workshops are open to including other art forms.

The overall driving force is David Dykes’ interest in the UK housing crisis and the growing generational divide in home ownership. However—like any good collaborator—the interests and focus of the later workshops will be led by group consensus. David and Lyrici Arts hope that through these workshops—aside from what art participants create—there is also a greater understanding of the importance of home.

After the final NOT HOME workshop the work created by participants will combine to create a closing poetry piece. What this entails specifically will depend on the course of the workshops but it may be a printed collection of poems, a public installation or one singular unifying poem.

Associate Poetry Producer: David Dykes

 

David Dykes is a practicing poet and spoken word artist. He has been living in Medway and performing across Kent and the UK since 2016. He has published two chapbooks with his first collection forthcoming.

David, with his partner, has been producing spoken word nights in Medway with their night Big Trouble and believes in supporting a wide range of poets and poetry styles and giving artists the space to develop their individual practice.

Events

NOT HOME: AN INTRODUCTION TO COLLABORATION

Workshop One
Saturday, 5 March 2022
7:00 – 9:00 PM

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NOT HOME: GETTING CO-CREATIVE

Workshop Two
Saturday, 26 March 2022
7:00 – 9:00 PM

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NOT HOME: THE CLASSICS

Workshop Three
Saturday, 23 April 2022
7:00 – 9:00 PM

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NOT HOME: BACK TO HOME

Workshop Four
Saturday, 21 May 2022
7:00 – 9:00 PM

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NOT HOME: THRESHOLDS

Workshop Five
Saturday, 18 June 2022
7:00 – 9:00 PM

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NOT HOME: FINALE

Workshops Six to Eight
Saturday, 23 July, 20 August, 17 September 2022

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Supported By

  • Medway Council - Serving You - Logo
  • Lottery Funded Arts Council England Logo
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  • Glasbox Theatre Logo