Alex Mckechnie, Adrian Newton + David Rogers
Lucy Stein + Shana Moulton
*** This page archives Force 8’s summer programme at the Methodist Chapel ***
Our pilot project is an informal think tank to explore the holiday experience alongside relevant contemporary issues for our community. A curiosity shop, a place of thoughts and dreams, to conjure up ideas, to inspire and share with others…. an off-line place of potential.
Check out our programme, collaborate with us, bring your ideas, knowledge, holiday snaps and stories:
We are open 23rd July – 4th September 2016
The Methodist Chapel, West Bay, Bridport, DT6 4EN
Wednesday – Sunday from 12 noon – 4 pm
6 – 8 pm for one-off events
Opening Event – Saturday 23rd July 6-8pm
with mocktails by the Venner Bar
ARTISTS / EVENTS
Saturday July 23rd 6-8pm
Beatty Hallas video screening
London Fieldworks video screening
Wednesday July 27th 2-4pm
Children’s Anti-Art Workshop: 5-16 yr olds. £5/£2.50 siblings
Turn up on the day, no need to book
Thursday July 28th 6-8pm
Local Creatives Networking Social
Wednesday August 3rd 2-4pm
Children’s Anti-Art workshop: 5-16 yr.olds £5/£2.50 siblings
Thursday August 4th 6-8pm
Local Creatives Networking Social
Artist, Siobhan Davies will discuss walking as art and her recent project in Epping Forest which involved working with crows.
Friday August 5th 12-4pm
Jo Burlington – after all night drawing
Friday August 5th 6-8 pm
Jo Burlington will exhibit her 12hr drawing at the Chapel until Sunday 8th Agust.
Claudia Dharamshi – The Gig Drawing Machine will be on East Beach
Saturday August 6th 6-8pm
Animation screening. A selection of short animations from around the world including Georges Schwizgebel, Alastair Graham & Sherbet Animation Studio.
Sunday August 7th 12-4pm
A 12 hour, 10m drawing completed in the Chapel overnight.
Last chance to see this extraordinary drawing.
Tuesday August 9th 10am-12 noon
“Oops! Wow!” Messy art workshop for children aged 2-5
Limited places. please book via email: email@example.com
Wednesday August 10th 2-3pm
Christine Turner – music workshop: 5-16 yr.olds £5/£2.50
Turn up on the day, no need to book.
Thursday August 11th 2-3.30pm
Flock & Swarm Dance Workshop
Inspired by Nature’s systems we will follow simple rules as part of a group, whilst responding to our environment and movement patterns unfold.
Led by experienced teacher and choreographer Jane Turner, this accessible workshop is open to all ages and abilities and promises to be fun and refreshing.
Please wear comfortable clothing. Contribute what you can.
Thursday August 11th 6-8pm
Local Creatives Networking Social
Friday August 12th 6pm
Suky Best – artists talk
Saturday August 13th 12 noon + 3pm
Tim Gough – An Architectural Tour of West Bay – 12 noon
Tim Gough – a talk about Football, Architecture and Deleuze 3 pm
Sunday August 14th 2.30 pm
Helen Robertson performance with objects and dancers (drop in event, duration 30-40 minutes)
Wednesday August 17th 6-8pm
Claudia Dharamshi – Live Gig Drawing at The Chapel
Thursday August 18th 1-3pm (closed event invite only)
Art club (Bridport) networking event with Somerset Art Works ‘Prospectus’ faculty
Thursday August 18th 6-8pm
Alex Mckechnie ( Barbed )and David Rogers (DIVA Contemporary) will be improvising with sound after our weekly Local Creatives Networking Social.
Friday August 19th 12 noon – 4pm
Money No Money Symposium – Anna Best, Alex Murdin, Janet Osborne, Bevis Fenner – all welcome to join listen to short presentations, join discussions through breakout groups.
Saturday August 20th 12-4pm
Anna Lucas, Judith Dean, Adam Chodzko – video screenings from artist’s who were part of Road For The Future, a project from 2011 on Powerstock Common, aiming to help create a cycle path from Maiden Newton to Bridport – RFTF FLYER
Saturday August 20th 6-8pm
Kayla Parker & Stuart Moore present a programme of short films by artists responding to their experience of the sea. 82 minutes.
Sunday August 21st 12-4 pm
Anna Best – video screening of Time + Energy, a film made locally about woodland living
Helen Iles – film maker – Two films from www. livinginthefuture.org about intentional, sustainable communities.
Wednesday 24th August 12-4pm
Singing at the Chapel. Come along to sing and enjoy the wonderful acoustics at the Chapel. Open Floor. Sing what you like. Hosted by John Butler.
Wednesday 24th August 6-8pm
Lester Cowling – A Dorset Revolution – talk
Local journalist, historian and writer will share his research into social and european history, politics and the agricultural revolution that preceded the Tolpuddle Martyrs direct action in 1834.
Friday August 26th 2-4pm
Judith Dean – ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’ artist’s talk about West Bay, and the world we all inhabit, as a ‘total work of art’. Followed by informal discussion and screening of the 2011 video piece Guide to Powerstock Common.
Saturday August 27th 12-4pm
Sandra Sterle – ‘Utopia’ video screening + screening of video you may have missed on request.
Saturday August 27th 6-8pm
Rona Lee – Rona will be showing a selection of her video work and will perform a reading based on Guidance on Ensuring the Safety and Security of Seafarers and Rescued Persons – Second Edition 2015. This participatory reading is approx 30 minutes long, readers are cordially invited to join in.
Sandra Sterle – ‘Utopia’ video screening
Sunday August 28th 12-4pm
Neil Chapman + David Stent – live writing, reading and internet broadcasting
Sunday August 28th 6-8pm
Simon & Leon Bayliss – ‘Cornucopia’ video screening
Lucy Stein & Shana Moulton – ‘Polventon’ video screening
Wednesday 31st August 6-8pm
Steven Eastwood – artist/film/maker will screen his unique documentary BURIED LAND and take questions from the floor following the screening.
See Projects for more info.
Thursday September 1st 12-4pm – event – 2pm
Neil Chapman + David Stent – Writing as Occupation
Having written over several days at the Mothership and within the Chapel, Neil and David will be reading extracts from their text, which was based initially on the local library books about West Bay, and hosting a discussion about the writing and their collaborative working process. This will start at 2pm.
Thursday September 1st 6-8pm
Local Artists Social. Come along meet local local artists and find out more about Force8’s plan for future projects
Friday September 2nd – Saturday September 3rd 12-4pm
Martha Moopette presents a series of photographs shot in and around Bridport & West Bay.
Behind Closed Doors…. lies a story.
Friday September 2nd 6pm
Karen Guthrie – artist and film maker – screening THE CLOSER WE GET multi award winning film portrait about her family. www.thecloserweget.com
Saturday September 3rd 6pm
Lise Autogena & Josh Portway – Foghorn Requiem – video screening
Saturday September 3rd 8pm
Frolic – Salty Sea Dogs closing party @ The Salt House. £5.
Come and join us at Bridports very own all inclusive nightclub event. Fancy dress encouraged!
Ongoing Drop in activities
- Evolving collections: pebbles, plastic, seagull feathers, shoes etc
- Alternative treasure trail
- Photo trail – kids take photos
- Public donation of artefacts for an evolving exhibition.
- Webcam on the roof of the chapel for public to view
- A story booth to collect stories
- An alternative history trail of West Bay
- Skype with residents of St. Johns New Foundland
- Holiday snap online album
- Luxury foodbank
Ongoing through the summer holidays –
Thursdays 6-8 pm
Local Creatives Networking Social – a weekly event
Children’s Anti-Art workshop: 5-16 yr.olds £5