Current Events

 

Prince Lee Boo of Palau and Rotherhithe

Tue, 11 May 2021                                   14:00 – 16:00 BST

Local history workshop inspired by the story of a prince from the Pacific who came to Rotherhithe in the C18th and whose tomb is still there. Prince Lee Boo was one of the first people from the Pacific Islands to visit Great Britain after the China trader Antelope was shipwrecked on his island in 1783 and he then returned with Captain Wilson to Rotherhithe. Come and find out about their story of mutual co-operation and respect and the sad ending to it. Session 1 : For People’s Company with Southwark Pensioners Centre on May 11th 2-4pm Find out what happened to Prince Lee Boo and his lasting legacy in Rotherhithe and have an opportunity to discuss his importance to people there and in his home island of Palau. Register here

 

Life Drawing with Contemporary and Ballet Dancer Thomas McCann

Fri, 14 May 2021                                     19:00 – 20:30 BST

We would love to invite you to Art in the Park’s next ONLINE dance life drawing session! Posing live for us we will have dance performer and teacher Thomas McCann. Thomas graduated from London Contemporary Dance school in 2010. Since then, he has worked mainly in the field of contemporary dance doing tours throughout Europe including Spain, Bulgaria, and Switzerland. Thomas has also performed in Ballet most recently in a production at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Register here

 

Prince Lee Boo: Heritage explored through Art

Tue, 18 May 2021                                    14:00 – 16:00 BST

Workshop using art to further explore the story and heritage of Prince Lee Boo, who came to Rotherhithe from the Pacific in the C18th. Prince Lee Boo was one of the first people from the Pacific Islands to visit Great Britain after the China trader Antelope was shipwrecked on his island in 1783 and he then returned with Captain Wilson to Rotherhithe. Session 2: For People’s Company with Southwark Pensioners Centre: May 18th 2-4pm A session using Art to explore members’ own heritage and the journeys we have had to Southwark and elsewhere. Please have paper and some drawing materials such as pencils, pens, crayons, charcoal etc to hand for use during the session. Register here

 

Movement Life drawing with Vero Leopoldino

Fri, 21 May 2021                                      19:00 – 20:30 BST

Movement drawing session with a professional dancer, Vero Leopoldino who will perform live for us, and pose for us to draw. We would love to invite you to Art in the Park’s ONLINE Movement Life Drawing session! Posing live for us we will have professional dancer, Vero Leopoldino, who will be clothed. Vero Leopoldino is a dance artist, yoga teacher and mobility specialist. She has trained in a variety of movement disciplines including Afro-Brazilian dance, West African dance, yoga, Capoeira, ballet, Latin American and Ballroom and functional mobility. Her studies have led her to travel across Europe, and to Brazil, Senegal, India and Bali. Register here

 

Movement life drawing with IRIE! Dance theatre

Fri, May 28, 2021.                                       7:00 PM – 8:30 PM BST

Movement drawing session with a professional dancer, Alicia, from IRIE! who will perform live for us, and pose for us to draw. We would love to invite you to Art in the Park’s ONLINE Movement Life Drawing session! Posing live for us we will have professional dancer, Alicia, from IRIE! Dance Theatre, who will be clothed. Register here

 

Art In The Park Wood Wide Web

Ongoing

Virtual Exhibition

We want to create a similar network to the Wood Wide Web in artwork and we invite you to send us a photo of your art with a ‘tree’ theme. It can be in any art form; whether drawing, embroidery, poem, video, painting or anything else you can think of that we can add to a virtual exhibition, which you will be able to see grow online.

Send your creations to:  studio.artinthepark@gmail.com

tag us using:  #aipwoodwideweb

 

 

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