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Breathing Fire Free Workshop at Spike Island

A Bristol-based African Caribbean Women’s theatre company, will be at Spike Island this coming weekend, for a workshop celebrating creative expression.

Described as an ‘exciting and dramatic’ event, company Breathing Fire will be at the contemporary art centre for a workshop based on current exhibition – Asmaa Jama with Gouled Ahmed Except this time nothing returns from the ashes.

The free workshop uses drama, games and physical activities to focus on the concept of storytelling through creative expression. Participants are invited to explore ideas of character and status. This is through methods such as posing, as well as reflecting on the importance of their own stories both as individuals and as a collective.

No experience is necessary and the workshop will be suitable for all ages and abilities.

Breathing Fire is made up of a group of Black women of Afrikan / Caribbean descent. They are the UK’s only Black Women’s Playback Theatre company and are committed to the empowerment of those who have historically been denied a voice.

As well as working at Spike Island in the past, Breathing Fire have created performances and workshops for different communities and organisations including Bristol Old Vic and Arnolfini.

The workshop takes place on Saturday 08 July 2023 from 10.30am – 12.30pm. It’s free to take part but booking is essential.

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