Upcoming highlights at God's House Tower
Our new arts and heritage venue, God’s House Tower, continues its artistic programme into 2020 with an exciting range of events coming up this January.
Thursday 16th January is the last chance to see (and hear) Keith Harrison’s exhibition, Bloom. The audio visual show will then be replaced by two new exhibitions from 25th January.
Island Room by Amy Scott-Pillow sees the artist’s new installation recreate the interior of a luxury cruise liner’s ballroom. The work is inspired by her family history – Amy’s grandfather, worked as a coach-trimmer for P&O Cruises in the 1960s and 70s.
Running concurrently will be Moylin Chong’s exhibition. Children of Ancasta is inspired by oral histories, myths and folklore about deities and guardians which protect our land and coast.
Arts organisation Arts & Heritage will be joining us on Monday 20th January from 10am for an artist workshop on how to develop expressions of interest and proposals for artist opportunities. This is highly recommended for any artists interested in working on public art projects, including our own public art open calls.
Then on Friday 31st January we welcome audiences to hear from three artists, Claudia Friend, Asten Holmes-Elliott and Laurence Rushby on their recent Research Fellowships to Venice where they spent time invigilating the British Pavilion as part of the Venice Biennale while developing their own projects and exploring the city. The Venice Sharing Event starts at 6pm.
Meanwhile, A Glass of Art continued this month, the regular informal evening of discussion about the exhibitions will next meet on Tuesday 18th February.
On Friday 21st February we welcome dub poet d’bi.young anitafrika (pictured). We’re lucky to be joined by the Jamaican born, London based artist, who will be running a poetry workshop from 10am – 2pm. Then at 7pm she’ll be performing as part of a book launch for her latest book, dubbin poetry: the collected poems of d’bi.young anitafrika.
If you’re interested in volunteering at God’s House Tower then get in touch with our Venue Manager Hannah Preston.