Within the Altered Project we have always worked closely with communities by providing workshops with the Altered artists for local schools and groups. For the Altered Festival one of these workshops will take place at Grasby All Saints CoE Primary School focusing on poetry and ran by performance poet Ash Dickinson. His website can be found here: http://www.ashdickinson.com/. Ash’s workshop is linked to the installation ‘When will our fields be seen, our church bells heard?’ by Lynn Dennison and Gen Doy. The aim of this workshop is to allow pupils to access their creativity to produce interesting and fun poetry and to encourage its use. Ash will take inspiration from Charles Tennyson’s poetry that is featured in their work and combine it with his own unique style.
‘When will our fields be seen, our church bells heard?’ will be shown at All Saints Church, Grasby as part of the Altered Project from Saturday 23rd May till Monday 25th May. For details follow this link: http://alteredartsproject.weebly.com/events.html
Ash has performed around the world for theatre stage, festivals, competitions, radio and many others. The uniqueness to his work is that it twists the traditional medium of poetry into something clever, fresh and funny and adds youth and a modern edge. Featured in a wide array of magazines, newspapers and poetry presses, Ash comes with a track record of experience and high recommendations from many:
"A very cool combination of rap, rhyme, repetition and wry wit...Dickinson proves not only to be an incredibly gifted poet, but also a great comedian with a sharp eye for social commentary" - Winnipeg Free Press
Performing for various sizes of crowd and venue Ash’s versatile experience means that his workshops are exciting and engaging from start to finish.
'When will our fields be seen, our church bells heard?' Will be exhibited at All Saint's Church, Vicarage Lane, Grasby, DN38 6AU.
Dates: Saturday 23rd May - 10.00 - 19.00
Sunday 24th May - 11.00 - 19.00
Monday 25th May - 11.00 - 19.00