Alastair Hill, Director of Public Health at Brighton and Hove City Council whose annual report in 2018 The Art of Good Healthputs the case for community wide participation in all forms of creativity.
Workshops and case studies will include collecting stories whilst making, basic and not so basic lighting for processions, establishing a ritual, musical accompaniment, one-to-one solutions and wheelbarrow kiln culture.
The symposium will be running from 10 till 4 ish and we hope some of you will like to join us in a 7pm outdoor celebration to mark our 30 years. If you’ve come a long way you may like to stay with us between 4 and 7 for drinks and chatter! or have a nice walk in stanmer park.
Same Sky is the creator of two of Brighton’s major events: The Children’s Parade and Burning the Clocks, invented rituals that have become firmly embedded local traditions.
Through their vast body of work across the South East of England they have spread creativity and joy; influencing the development of the individual child through workshops in schools, and shaping communities through public events like fire festivals and lantern parades. As art education in schools decreases and digital playgrounds dominate, this work becomes more and more important, as our future requires creativity and resourcefulness, our communities’ coherence and new meaningful rituals.