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With Ruth Ben-Tovim, Anne-Marie Culhane and Lucy Neal

This course is back by popular demand.

Are you looking for effective ways to bring groups of people together and maintain their involvement?
Are you trying to encourage people to respond to the social and ecological challenges of our time and become active in the world?
Would you like to explore more creative ways of engaging communities?
Do you want to find out about inspirational ways to reach and include more diverse groups of people?
Do you want to learn about the craft of making things happen?
Would you like to explore how making art together can accelerate change?
Activating participation is an essential craft, and the course leaders looked at a range of approaches to invite people to join in. Participants on the course have learned by doing and left having developed their own plans, activities and skills for change for their own projects, organisations and communities.

The course facilitator’s work spans creative projects in formal and informal spaces, working with communities, activists, politicians, policy makers, service providers, educators, seeking to develop and create change.

Join us for a week of creative exploration. Each day will include sessions focusing on inspiring case studies, specialist workshops and presentations from contributors. This will be combined with practical group work, celebration, solo reflection time, and 1:1 mentoring to develop your own practice and process.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own project ideas, plans and experiences as material to develop within the course. At the end of the week you will come away with new creative tools for change that can resource you and the projects, communities and organisations that you are involved with and give you the confidence and skills to create new ones.

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Walking from Beer to Sidmouth this past Tuesday and Wednesday while enjoying and contemplating the landscape, the mind-boggling weather and inspiring talks by among others Professor Tim Lenton, Professor of Climate Change, Earth System Science, at the University of Exeter; Tom Powell, Researcher, Land Use/Earth Systems Interactions, University of Exeter and Dr Ceri Lewis, Marine Biologist, University of Exeter (photo), Anne-Marie CULHANE‘s Earthwalking event has clearly been a success with about thirty participants. An experience to treasure and which will hopefully lead to more of these walks and gatherings.


wassailbowlrd Anne-Marie CULHANE takes part in the exhibition Soil Culture at create in Bristol, Green Capital of Europe, that is opened this Saturday by Alys FOWLER. The exhibition is a summer celebration of 2015 UN International Year of Soils. Since last summer, the Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World (CCANW) has supported twelve artist residencies with different hosts across the South West and at the Royal Botanic Gardens. The exhibition shows the work that was developed during these residencies.

Anne-Marie CULHANE worked in conjunction with staff and students, creating activities and carrying out research and exploring the potential of planting new edible fruit and nut trees on campus. The project also reached out to the local community with events which welcomed the public onto the Campus.

Soil Culture at create runs until 26 August and is open Monday to Saturday. Find more information about the programme here and about Anne-Marie’s residency here. _______________________________________________________________ Like what you read? You can now support Bureau Doove by clicking this work by Stefaan QUIX. YDM,SR_#577_11JUN15_S


On 14 and 15 July Anne-Marie CULHANE devises the event Earthwalking, a two-day journey walking the East-Devon Coast.

This event is part of an Exeter Enquires residency co-ordinated by Arts & Culture at Exeter University and supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. For this residency Anne-Marie Culhane has been working with Tim Lenton (Professor of Climate Change), Dr.Luke Mander and Tom Powell in Earth System Science at the University of Exeter.

Earthwalking reflects Anne-Marie Culhane’s passion for designing creative, interdisciplinary projects. Her practice includes creating events that bring people together to share experiences and different perspectives in response to places and ecological concerns or questions, in order to bring us closer to the land and each other. The shape of this event has emerged from conversations, discussions, reading and shared time on the coast path with the academics and with people who live and work in the area.

Tickets are £25 (this includes camping, vegetarian evening meal and breakfast). The cost is £15 if you are not staying at the campsite. This sum is not refundable.  Click here to book your ticket online.

A high demand for places is expected so please book early to ensure a place. Once you have booked you will receive further information by email about what to bring, transport etc. via the initiative.

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