Majestic March – 6 weeks in Scotland!

Hey hey! It’s cooking up to be a busy March!

I’ll be back in Scotland for 6 weeks from next Monday for a few events I’m drawing/participating/co-organising. If you fancy something drawing based, alternative and involving, cast your eye over these.

First up – 3rd March, Sound Thought Festival, The Arches, Glasgow/7th March, Videolab, Edinburgh

Three Lines: Improvised Drawing/Music/Dance

Jenny Soep, Jer Reid, Monica de Ioanni

Two improvised drawing/music/dance performances I’m part of with experimental musician Jer Reid and the beautiful dancer Monica de Ioanni as part of Sound Thought in Glasgow, and Videolab in Edinburgh.  I’ll be creating projected drawings inspired by Monica de Ioanni’s dancing which will then inspire Jer Reid’s music which will then inspire my drawing.  A chain of influential actions.  Get tickets for the Arches performance here.

Second Up – 4th March, The Old Hairdressers, Renfield Lane, Glasgow 6pm until Midnight

Exhibition Launch – 28 Drawings Later

Glasgow based artist Victoria Evans is the brainchild behind this fantastic project to get anyone and everyone drawing. As it says on the poster, ‘What happens if 200 people draw everyday for a month?’

It’s been such a great project to be part of – confidence boosting, inspiring, enlightening, educational, frustrating, fun, and above all gratifying.

The exhibition of originals will be upstairs for one night only, with the copies downstairs being exhibited until the 7th.  The copies will become part of a recycled drawing workshop at the International Women’s Day event. (Info below!)

Third up – Thursday 8th March, The Old Hairdressers, Renfield Lane, Glasgow 12pm until Midnight

The Garterstitch all day event for International Women’s Day, which you might be interested in (it’s going to be pretty awesome by the way!!)  Following on from last year’s gloriously colourful celebration of the centenary of International Women’s Day, Loop|Garterstitch100 has organised a day of events in the Old Hairdressers to be enjoyed by the women, men and children of Glasgow. Browse the pop-up Glasgow Women’s Library, participate in a drawing workshop, watch and dance, try out some alternative crafting with the Garnethill Women’s Institute, eat some cake, listen to music, reflect on talks and information, participate in a sound project, browse and bid for the art works of illustrator Jenny Soep…

Check out more info on what exciting artists/musicians will be performing and what workshops you can participate in here.

Myself and Emma Hagen have a workshop in particular between 1-3pm. Details as follows –

WORKSHOP – DRAWING LIVING THEATRE with Emma Hagen and Jenny Soep

Think of a woman in your life. She could be you.

What’s your least favourite thing about her? What’s your favourite?

Drawing Living Theatre is an interactive workshop using drawing, drama and creative action methods to explore a chosen topic.  At this particular event, the 101st year of International Women’s Day, we look at one negative aspect of a woman in your life, the possibility to accept this, and celebrate the positive. There are always at least two sides, and it can be good to take a fresh look at the flip side.

Thursday 8th March, 1-3pm, upstairs at The Old Hairdressers (opposite Stereo) Renfield Lane.

Fourth up – 19th-25th March – 360 Narrative Residency with playwright Lynda Radley

I’m going to be part of a pretty cool residency in Stirling with the pretty fantastic playwright Lynda Radley. It’s going to be about a couple of sisters called Snow White and Rose Red who are midwives in a strange and alternative possibly post apocalyptic Earth.  Having been a fan of Lynda’s previous work (Birds and Other Things I Am Afraid Of, The Art of Swimming, Futureproof) it’s been a boon to get involved.  The project is part of the 360 Narrative initiative to find other platforms for theatre/playwrighting and there are 5 other groups/partnerships involved.  Have already looked at the itinerary for this intensive creative blowout week, and as much as I feel super privileged to be a part of it all, I’m super excited to get stuck in.  There’s also going to be a darts tournament!!!  Need I say more…

I’m also – completely separately from all of the above – going to be walking the Great Glen Way with my boyfriend. First every looooooong walk. Looking forward to it. Might be cold, but there shouldn’t be any midgies at this time of year.

Apart from all that, I’ll be creating my ‘documentary’ style drawings at various artsome and quality musicsome events as usual.  Keep updated on my Facebook page – Drawing The Experience.  Perhaps I’ll see you somewhere with your own sketchbook!

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