Participant Call Out – Greg Wohead’s Marching
Sign up to participate in a free workshop with artist Greg Wohead to explore ideas around his new project, Marching.
I’m looking for a wide range of people aged 16+ to take part in friendly, relaxed, creative workshops. This workshop might be for you if:
- you feel like you belong to a part of a group based on your occupation, political beliefs or identity
- you’ve been marching in events, protests or demonstrations (or have been curious about it) and would be interested in talking or thinking about why
- you have an interest in the ways people might come together to accomplish something
In these we will exchange thoughts and experiences around why and how individuals might come together around shared beliefs. This will be followed by some more active work including moving around the room and exploring those ideas physically. A willingness to engage openly with the ideas explored in the workshop is all that is required, no-one will be put on the spot.
These are research workshops at the beginning of a creative process, which will eventually help me to develop a participatory art project and a performance.
About the Workshop and how to sign up
There are three opportunities to get involved – you are invited to attend one or all. All workshops will happen at The Place, 17 Duke’s Road, London WC1H 9PY. The Place is a short walk (less than 5 minutes) from Euston
- Monday 7th August, 2.30pm-5.30pm
- Wednesday 9th August, 7pm-9pm
- Thursday 10th August, 7pm-9pm
If you’re interested, please contact Anne Langford on firstname.lastname@example.org with a few sentences introducing yourself, any access needs you might have and which session(s) you’d like to come to. We will send you all the information you need to join us. Feel free to contact Anne if you have any questions.
A bit more about the Project
Marching takes its inspiration from the spirit of my personal experiences playing the trumpet in an award-winning Texas high school marching band between 1997-2001, precision walking competitions in Japan and a desire to march, to protest, to stand up and be counted.
This early research part of the process is supported by The Place and will focus on how individuals find power in coming together, what me might compromise by doing so and how those ideas might manifest in moving visual images. I’m looking for people who feel they might get something out of a workshop that explores those ideas.
A bit more about Greg
I’m an artist working in theatre and performance. I make and tour theatre performances, one-on-one pieces and audio works in the UK and internationally. Through my work I have explored things like morbid curiosity, Elvis re-enactments and Come Dine With Me fan fiction.
I’m now researching a new performance about people moving in formation called Marching, and I’m looking for people to take part in workshops as part of the process.
* Images copyright Greg Wohead (Japanese precision walking competition)