Lore for Action

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Free workshops to showcase the wealth of knowledge that exists in our neighborhoods. Explore and share individual and collective knowledge held by people living in the area and learn how communities can come together to develop Community Charters.

Date & time

Ongoing from 5 November 2019 to 3 December 2019

Lore for Action
Day Date Start & end times

Event Details

Address:Queensborough Community Centre
Scovell Road

Post code:SE1 1PX

Tickets:No tickets needed

Open hours:18.30 - 20.00


LORE FOR ACTION: The Lore for Action is part of a temporary art project The Lore of Blackfriars developed by artist collective Public Works in collaboration with local residents and taking place in Blackfriars during the autumn of 2019. Lore refers to the traditional and anecdotal knowledge held by locals. It also refers to a way of learning and sharing this local know-how. Against a background of music, tea, and biscuits artist collective Public Works and local residents invite you to gather and record the social wealth, knowledge and skills in the local community. This wealth is an important part of protecting community identity and will be recorded and shared through the workshops to provide a useful record for local community organisers. SESSION 1 Introduction to Community Charters Tuesday 5 November. 6.30–8pm This session explores how other communities have been developing community charters to develop productive relationships between residents, local authorities and elected decision-makers. We have invited. Mothiur Rahman to talk about community charters in Wales and Scotland that have been passed.

18.30 Tea, coffees, biscuits and community stories

19.00 Mothiur Rahman: Community Charters in Wales and Scotland SESSION 2 Maps of Blackfriars Tuesday 19 November.

6.30–8pm This session focuses on documenting memories, practical tips, historical accounts of what community means in the area, favorite recipes, etc.

If you missed the first session or you have more to say join us.

18.30 Tea, coffees, biscuits and community stories 19.00 Tom Dobson: LJ works – Evidencing different forms of capital. SESSION 3 Fault-Lore Tuesday 3 December.

6.30–8pm Conflicts, rifts and arguments are and have always been part of community organising . It is important we talk about them, see why they arise and how we can try and avoid them in the future towards building stronger and more cohesive communities.

18.30 Tea, coffees, biscuits, and community stories

19.00 Torange Khonsari: Competition and conflict, An untold story from Stratford. MORE ABOUT THE LORE OF BLACKFRIARS Throughout October and November, local groups and residents are invited to participate in workshops and community events that will showcase the wealth of knowledge that exists, yet are rarely recorded, in our neighbourhoods. Residents can take part in a complaints choir, listening workshops, pop up presentations by residents on a repurposed milk float, a tea trolley dance, a High Tea imagined and produced with local cooks, and much more.

Then, join us for two public celebratory events that will bring to life the Lore of Blackfriars on 30th November at Boyfield Street, and 6th December at the community garden on Peabody’s Blackfriars estate. For full details visit: www.loreofblackfriars.cargo.site The Lore of Blackfriars is a public art commission by Southwark Council, funded by Section 106 contributions for public art connected to the Barratts Homes development at 128-150 Blackfriars Road, and developed and delivered by Public Works in collaboration with local residents. If you want to contribute to the events, join any of the workshops or want to find out more please get in touch: Andreas Lang, public works E lore@publicworksgroup.net P 07866566162 or visit our website: www.loreofblackfriars.cargo.site



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