Dark Mountain at The Cube 2020
Sun 19 April // 09:30
Tickets: £55 / £45 unwaged - Weekend Ticket
Day Three of Dark Mountain's weekend at The Cube. Workshops, human rewilding and participative performance, and a song to see you on your way.
Wild Inks in the City
Bar 10:00-11:30 am
Join Caroline Ross in making foraged ink and paint from the roads, verges, parks and environment around the venue. Feel free to bring rusty nails, oak galls, nutshells, acorn caps, bark, bright flowers or bits of brick that you may find on your travels before the workshop. You'll go home with a small bottle of unique local ink and learn how to make simple foraged inks and paints easily at home. All materials provided.
The Body and the Story
Peoples Republic Stokes Croft (next door to Cube)
An introduction to the powerful and complex art of the contemporary storyteller. Jo Blake will lead a workshops on how to nurture a relationship with myth and fairy tale from a place of authentic personal experience. Working with and through the body as the primary medium, we will explore how our own personal mythology interacts with cultural mythology, using the spoken word, dance and music as methods to deepen the relationship.
The City is Nature Adventure
Where does nature reside? Is it out there – something to gaze, or touch, or long for, far away? Or is it inside us – a way of feeling or being. Or is it everything? Ancient traditions would say that nature is all things that arise in a moment, before they fade away. Through this adventure, Andres Roberts – a guide to nature connection – will help to explore these ideas before inviting us to venture into the city and explore the great, wild mystery from the cracks of Stoke Croft’s streets. (90 minutes with time outside – bring warm and waterproof clothes).
Theatre, 10.00 - 11.30am
De-domesticate yourself and explore the wilderness within through play, movement and conversation with Dark Mountaineer and professional rewilder of captive humans Steve Wheeler. Steve's workshops have been a feature of Dark Mountain events since the first festivals, and use a unique mixture of games and discussion to build a bridge between the world of ideas and the experiential reality of the body. Come prepared for gentle movement, interaction with other humans, and exploration of the unexpected.
Finding the Words When the Story is Over
Lounge, 10:00 - 11:30am
What is the role of storytelling in a world when happy endings are no longer guaranteed? What tools do we need as writers to make meaning and navigate collapse? Explore how to forge a writing practice, bear witness, speak on behalf of the non-human world, among other approaches, in this word-making workshop with Dark Mountain editors, Charlotte Du Cann and Nick Hunt. Bring your memories, skills and ideas to share (and a notebook!).
Walking Through the Fire
Hosted by Darla Eno and Dougie Strang, we’ll end the weekend with reflection, participative performance, and a song to see you on your way.
More info here: https://dark-mountain.net/events/how-we-walk-through-the-fire/