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Mind the Gap

MIND THE GAP CONNECTS

Creative challenges for over 60s

Mind the Gap is our regular performance and creative arts group for older people. As part of Wiltshire Creative Connects, we’re offering everyone the opportunity to get involved from home. We’d love you to get creative by responding to our weekly suggestions and then sharing your creations with us, we’ll then showcase your work on our website and via social media.

MTG lines

 MIND THE GAP Creative Inspiration is focused on ARTIST OF THE WEEK - Sally Firino

Watch the interview with Sally Firino here and then take part in out Mind The Gap Connects activity inspired by Lines.

Click here to download the activity sheet

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MIND THE GAP CONNECTS her naked skin

 MIND THE GAP Creative Inspiration is focused on ARTIST OF THE WEEK - Her Naked Skin Community Cast

Reflecting on our 2018 production of Her Naked Skin and the Exhibition of Our Naked Skin we want you think about activism and what it means to you.  What really matters to you? What would you stand up for?!

Click here for more information about HER NAKED SKIN

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mind the gap connects congress

 MIND THE GAP Creative Inspiration is focused on ARTIST OF THE WEEK - CONGRESS COLLABORATORS

Watch the collection of videos from Congress and explore and create an imagined future. 
Films available to view from 10am Tuesday 18 August.

Click here for more information about CONGRESS

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Friday 31 July
Olu Mind the Gap

MIND THE GAP Creative Inspiration is focused on ARTIST OF THE WEEK - Olu Taiwo

Olu Taiwo collaborated with local members of the community to share thoughts, feelings and experiences to generate a personal response to the provocation ‘How do you feel about technology?’. You can watch the interactive experience they created over the last month here

Your challenge is to respond yourself to the provocation ‘How do you feel about technology?’ in any creative medium you desire. Please share a picture of your creations with us!

Click here to view their response to technology

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Friday 24 July
Harriet Mackenzie Mind the Gap

MIND THE GAP Creative Inspiration is focused on ARTIST OF THE WEEK - violinist Harriet Mackenzie

Get creative by sending us your creative responses to composer Deborah Pritchard's MARCH 2020 performed by Harriet Mackenzie which was created in response to Maggi Hambling's painting. 

We want you to pick a section of the piece and whilst listening to it paint or draw one continuous line letting the music guide your hand. Once the music stops let your creativity continue by adding colour or texture.

Click here to view MARCH 2020 

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Click on the image below for our Mind the Gap activity

Pick and Mix

Send us your creative responses to The Salisbury Museum's online exhibition PICK and MIX found here.

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Click on the image below for our Mind the Gap activity

MIND THE GAP CITY

 

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MIND THE GAP FAMILY

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Click on the image below for our Mind the Gap activity

Mind the gap salisbury 2020
 

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Responses to MOVEMENT
Responding to the theme of movement our Mind the Gap group have continued to stay creative at home by working on this project.  Recalling memories of travel, moving through life and moving as a concept we have generated a range of responses through a variety of art forms including voice recordings, poetry and illustrations. This project has encouraged the group to stay creative by working with a shared brief individually but also pushing technological boundaries. 

 

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FAQS 

Who is Mind the Gap Connects for?  
Mind the Gap Connects is a creative challenge open to anyone, aimed at over 60s but any adult can have a go.  

  

Who is Mind the Gap for, and can anyone join? 
Mind the Gap is aimed at anyone over 60 it in an inclusive group no audition or experience needed. If you fancy getting creative and socialising with like-minded people then you would be more than welcome into the group.  

  

When do Mind the Gap meet?  
On a Friday morning at Salisbury Playhouse 10:30-12pm during term time.  

  

Do I have to pay? 
There is no charge for Mind the Gap Connects however regular sessions are £5 Per week and there are 10 weeks in a term 

   

Do I have to come to every session? 
No, you can come along when you are free however we do encourage that you try to attend as many as possible, so you don’t miss out on any of the amazing skills or work with our artists.  

  

Where do I sign up to become a member of Mind the Gap?  
Email takepart@wiltshirecreative.co.uk to get in touch about becoming a member.