8th November 7PM (with follow-up sessions)
The Explore Your Archive workshop at Ceredigion Archives will be a practical exploration of the collections and the creation of a response in any form to information in the archives. The workshop will be led by Sandra Bendelow and will offer an introductory session to the archives followed by a practical creative workshop and will take place on 8th November 7PM – 9:30PM. Participants will be supported in having their work performed or presented as part of an event on the evening of 23rd November during Explore Your Archive week.
At Ceredigion Archives they have 500 years of Ceredigion history. A vast wealth of stories; lives, places, events, recorded in image and words.
A few chosen samples from the archive are available on the following link to give you a small taster of the incredible resource available to delve into
We are looking for creative responses in any form; visual art, film, performance art, music, poetry, prose, film, movement, song, photography, craft and dance and we will support collaborations of any art form. We also welcome participants to the workshop who would just like to explore and be inspired creatively by the archive.
Sandra Bendelow is a writer and arts producer creating platforms for new writing and new writers. For several years she has been producing a cross-artform project Response Time; a performed response to art, space and environment at The Gas Gallery, and also at National Museum Wales Artes Mundi, Aber Arts Centre to Tim Shaw. She was selected by National Theatre Wales as an Emerging Producer and a mentoring producer.
She runs the PlayPen project for Aberystwyth Arts Centre which is supporting 7 writers to write full length plays and teaches scriptwriting courses at Aberystwyth University’s Lifelong Learning Department.
The workshop will take place at Ceredigion Archives which is housed on the first floor of Old Town Hall (the same building as Aberystwyth Town Library). The event during Explore your Archive week will take place throughout the Library & Archives.