the art of living
Events organised by the big room cic further the exploration of what makes a community resilient: what keeps us apart? What brings us together?
The events below continue to explore the relationships we wish to nurture with ourselves and the communities in which we live.
Future Events 2023/2024
25 November 2023 (starts 6pm)
Screenings at the big room: Koyaanisqatsi - life out of balance
Welcome to the second of our Autumn season of films exploring the rich and complex theme of belonging. Follow the link for more information and to register.
'The big room cic' is delighted to host the second Authentic Artist Asylum (AAC northern hub) on Saturday, 25 November 2023 for a day of sharing work/ideas/ community/support.
Sunday, 26 November 2023 (11am to 2pm)
big room community meeting: the future
In November 2019 the big room cic opened its doors. The opening event, 'Dancing our way home', held by Laura Shannon and Kostantis Kourmadias would prove to be more prophetic than we could ever have imagined. Despite a tumultuous 4 years, the big room cic is still dancing its way home.
To mark the big room cic's fourth anniversary we would like to take this opportunity to invite you to a celebration and an exploration of what next. Follow the link for more information and to register.
Saturday/Sunday, 6 & 7 Jan 2024 (10am - 6pm)
Exploring belonging with Kath Burlinson
In this workshop, the theme of ‘belonging’ will be explored through a range of expressive possibilities and invitations: you may find yourself writing, moving, drawing, sounding, singing, storytelling, or some combination of these. Or you may have another way you wish to explore the theme.
Kath will be taking the same approach as she does in her Authentic Artist workshops guiding the group and individuals to focus on and discover what ‘belonging’ means to you? Do you feel you belong in your body? In the place you call home? In your community? In/on the land?"
You do not need to be a professional artist/performer/singer to attend this workshop. It is open to all. Kath's approach is to create a secure and nurturing space, honouring each person on their singular journey to be/long.
Follow this link to a video about Authentic Artist workshops that may be of interest.
There will be a maximum of 10 participants.
Contact us for more information and to register your interest.
Past Events (2023)
Belonging: continuing the conversation
Saturday, 30 September 2023
Screenings at the big room
An invitation to see the world anew...
My Octopus Teacher - March 2023
Friday, 26 May 2023 to Sunday, 28 May 2023
Saturday, 14 January 2023 (2pm - 5.30pm)
Eldership in the Community - end of programme
The final half day of the 9 month eldership programme invites the wider community - members of the public - to hear from participants about their experience of the programme, the projects they have initiated and their changing understanding of eldership and community.
Be More Squirrel; Coffee & Chat; Body Conversations; An Immersive weekend for 20 men; Belonging; Drumming in the woods... these are just some of the community projects which programme participants have undertaken to benefit their community's.
Register your interest
Eldership in the Community
9 Month Programme: May 2022 to January 2023