Opening Doors – The first INTO the BARN Event!

Saturday 24th March 2018, 7.30 pm, Doors open 7.15 pm. Tickets £5 on the door

This Spring we are opening the doors of the 15th century Bishop’s Barn in Wells, Somerset, to an intimate evening with two very special women.

Helen Ottaway and Melanie Thompson have been working across multiple arts disciplines all their professional lives.  They would like to share an evening with you where you will find yourself immersed in their stories from two residencies located in two very different parts of the world.

Through film, sound installation, demonstration and specially prepared talks, Melanie and Helen will take you through the fascinating process of creating original site-specific work in response to Sri Lanka and Denmark.

Helen Ottaway – Six weeks, Hikkaduwa, sea sounds, drawing music on the beach and a magical musical box.  Helen was sponsored by Inside Out Dorset to take part in the Sura Medura  International Artists Residency in Sri Lanka.

helen

Melanie Thompson – Two years, Aarhus, two solo performances in one night and a film about drowning. Melanie was invited to collaborate with Reflektion Teatre, Denmark and its director, Bjarne Sandborg.

melanie solo 2

Ten years ago Melanie and Helen created Palace Intrusions, a two year public art project, for Wells. They are now returning with the intention of creating a new work for the city and its community.

This event is part of the Into the BARN project 2018. https://thebishopsbarn.wordpress.com/

https://helenottaway.blog/

https://helenottaway.bandcamp.com/

www.melaniethompson.me.uk

Bishop’s Barn, Silver Street, Wells, Somerset, BA5 1US 

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