The Move into Life Project Group
Performance Programme - September 2021
10th - 12th September – Movement-Based Events
This is the sixth time, over the past 9 years, that the Move into Life Project Group has offered a weekend of indoor and outdoor events and performances in Wootton Fitzpaine, on Stonebarrow and on Charmouth Beach.
Each group member begins with a movement-based project that they long to materialise and, over the year, support one another to make that project a reality.
The group meets every 8 weeks or so to try out ideas, locations, scores and themes. The rest of the time they work on their own or in pairs, or meet informally to witness each other’s process and to give feedback. Plans change, projects evolve, disintegrate, reform and it is all held respectfully by the temporary ‘community’ of the group.
All our attention is given to supporting the creative process of the others without losing the thread of our own project. Each participant consciously engages with the others’ projects through the lens of their own work and often we have been amazed by the resonances that appear over time between very disparate projects.
In September each project is shared with a wider public audience.
The culmination of this year’s Move into Life Project Group is on 10th-12th September. All events are free. Please see the full programme below (which may be subject to minimal time changes nearer the date).
This year we have a guest event from Crab & Bee (who are not part of this Project Group). Crab & Bee is an artist collaboration (Bee is visual artist Helen Billinghurst and Crab is writer/performer Phil Smith) based in Plymouth.
With 30 years combined experience, Crab & Bee explore and address spaces of exclusion, amnesia, crisis and marginalisation by creating site-specific walking-based artworks, handbooks, readings, exhibitions and performances to facilitate others to connect to their terrains.
In the course of their own, wider project, starting from the Blockhouse Hill in Plymouth, they are visiting a number of sites in the southwest, including Westhay Garden, to perform ‘Around The Hills’ - a journey between different viewpoints, sinking down into stories, searching for patterns in the terrain and flying with moths.
Come and spend a weekend by the sea and treat yourself to a wide variety of events. Of course, you're free to come and go as you like and attend just one event or several.
Limited accommodation possibilities can be found on www.charmouth.org or on Airbnb. Camping is always possible.
Some events may have restricted numbers or need particular seating -- so PLEASE LET US KNOW IN ADVANCE IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND.
Download the programme as a pdf
Friday 10th September ~ Afternoon ~ Westhay Garden
Meet from 1.30pm at Westhay Farm, DT6 6SD. If you arrive later, please just walk into the garden quietly. Please park in the National Trust Stonebarrow car park and walk down. See map.
2.00-3.00 pm ~ Guest Event: Crab & Bee ~ Around the Hills
3.30-4.30 pm ~ Hayley Marshall ~ The Return of the Erotic – Letters to my Father
Friday 10th September ~ Evening ~ Charmouth Beach
Meet from 6.15pm outside the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre DT6 6LL See map
5.15-6.15 pm ~ Judy Cole ~ Beached
Saturday 11th September ~ Wootton Fitzpaine Hall DT6 6ND
There is ample parking at the village hall. See map.
10.00-12.00 noon ~ Project Group Exhibition
2.00-3.00 pm ~ Kristina Bourdillon ~ Inner Landscape
3.15-4.15 pm ~ Keith Miller ~ Greening
6.15-7.15 pm ~ Ditty Dokter ~ Fluid Borders
7.45-8.30 pm ~ Andrew Carey ~ Whose Tongue in my Mouth?
Sunday 12th September ~ Westhay Garden ~
BY INVITATION ONLY
Meet from 10.30am at Westhay Farm, DT6 6SD. If you arrive later, please just walk into the garden quietly. Please park in the National Trust Stonebarrow car park and walk down. See map.
11.00-12.00 noon ~ Joy Kearney ~ Wild Card
12.15-1.15 pm ~ Sian Alcock ~ Fire, Fury … and Forgiveness?
2.00-3.00 pm ~ Jenni Mears ~ A Tale of 2. A Tale of Many
3.30-4.30 pm ~ Hana Kende ~ Talking Hands
For more details, contact: 07734 138942 or firstname.lastname@example.org