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Saturday 7th December 2019

Make Some Space: Documenting Your Culture

— Friendly Records Bar
Workshop exploring the different ways/ mediums we can document culture; what is a cultural story and how to ensure the right person tells it
price: entry is free


3-5pm FREE- Document Your Culture workshop

This free afternoon workshop is for anyone of all ages and backgrounds interested in documenting culture through writing, audio, video, photography or any other form. Emma Warren will run it. It explains what a cultural story is, talks about how to ensure the right person tells the right story, and helps you develop your ideas collectively. 15 places available.

About Emma Warren:

Journalist, critic and interviewer. Emma has been writing about music since her founder member contribution to Jockey Slut magazine in the mid nineties.

Her new DIY published book 'Make Some Space: Tuning Into Total Refreshment Centre' tells the story of London venue Total Refreshment Centre which ran under the radar for six years and which became a key location for what became the new London jazz explosion. They provided space before the outside world was interested. Culture was generated.

Praise was wide for Emma's book. It's just been included in Mojo's Top Ten books of the year following a great reception.

“A thoughtful, political paen to that precious sense of transformative belonging that club and musical cultures can provide” — The Wire

“A considered and optimistic rebuke to the forces that seek to oppress street-level creativity.” Richard King, Original Rockers

“This book makes us feel like we can do it too” — Gilles Peterson

A reading from Make Some Space and panel discussion will follow the workshop from 630, free and open to all. For this Bristol edition Emma asks how we can collectively support venues, community centres and clubs in the fightback against closure? And why do we need them anyway? The panel takes a look at Bristol's storied spaces that generated culture in the past and continue to do so now and looks at how physical spaces can help us come alive as a community too?

Follow the link to register your place

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