In The Front Room, the settee offers a place of sanctuary; a place where you can take a load off. On ours, you’ll discover conversations that will slot into your day like a catch up with an old friend, or your favourite song – something that makes you feel at home, open, yet vulnerable and connected through the stories we tell ourselves and one another.
Storytelling is a powerful means of fostering connections among people, between ideas and experiences. When it comes to our countries, our communities, and our families, we understand intuitively that the stories we hold in common are an important part of the ties that bind us, as well as the importance of space for many viewpoints and ideas to meet.
In this series, we will be connecting with people who use the art of narrative throughout their work to connect, educate and share the experience of themselves and others, steering away from monolithic narratives by sharing celebration, pain, love and everything in between.
Documentation plays an important role in this process, and this series of conversations moves us between still image, moving image and the written word to consider different ways that stories can be archived and shared, as well as who feels that they are able to do this.
Shifting The Gaze Through Photography with Alison Baskerville - Saturday 13th February
Reclaiming Representation In Film with Rico Johnson-Sinclaire - Saturday 27th February
Exploring The Local Environment with Zakiya Mckenzie - Saturday 13th March