WHEN: 18:30 - 23:00 on 16th November 2023 at Staffordshire Street Gallery, London
As the event is being hosted as a fundraiser we have implemented a “pay what you can'' system for tickets. Our suggested donation* ticket amounts are:
£5 basic donation ticket
£10 if you’re feeling extra charitable
£15 super supporter donation ticket
After you have left your donation please leave your name/the names of anyone else you are also purchasing a ticket for and contact details so that you can be added to the guest list.
*all proceeds will go to Surfers Against Sewage (Registered No. 2920815. Registered Charity No. 1145877)
WHAT IF I CAN'T COME BUT WANT TO SUPPORT? No problem! If you aren't attending the premiere event but would like to support us by leaving a donation please do. Just make sure you leave a note in the comments saying 'donation only' when you get the option too.
Accessibility: There is step-free access to the gallery via the door to the left hand side of the main entrance. There is a wheelchair accessible toilet. The event will be taking place in the exhibition space, which is a large open room with bright lighting and some seating available.
Zipping Up, Stepping In, Wading out…
Join us as we take the plunge and share The Water Series films on the big screen for the first time ever in support of the charity Surfers Against Sewage!
Expect an evening full of connection and reflection, cold water and refreshing drinks. The evening will begin with an introductory conversation, followed by a screening of the film series. Afterwards there will be a Q&A with the artists and special guests.
WHO ARE THE GROUNDING PROJECT?
The Grounding Project is a multinational dance collective working within the environmental arts sector that shares the stories of our planet and its people. The collective aims to encourage wellbeing through dancing and reconnecting with nature whilst galvanising support for climate activism through their art. The Grounding Project was founded by Ruby De Ville Morel, Mila Fernandez and Melissa Heywood in 2020 during their time studying together at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
WHAT IS THE WATER SERIES?
The Water Series consists of three experimental documentary style dance films that engage with the current climate crisis, commenting on our collective relationship to water and why we should be protecting it. Our goal is to bring dance practice and water rituals to audiences who might have never experienced them. The films mix storytelling, conceptual movement, and first-hand experiences of water from across the UK. The Water Series captures moments of togetherness with individuals and communities across England and Scotland; featuring adrenaline seekers, social swimmers, and eco-warriors.
WHO ARE SURFERS AGAINST SEWAGE?
Surfers Against Sewage is a grassroots environmental charity that campaigns to protect the ocean and all it makes possible. Over the last 30 years Surfers Against Sewage has grown into one of the UK’s most successful marine conservation and campaigning charities.
With Thanks Too...
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance for their support through the Innovation Award 2022/23,
Citymoves Dance Agency for the residency opportunity,
Studio Wayne McGregor for the studio space,
DanceBase for the guidance/mentorship,
And Staffordshire Street Gallery through the in-kind-support for this event. Staffordshire St is an independent project space in Peckham, South East London. The venue facilitates arts and cultural events and provides affordable studios for artists, makers and designers. As a not for profit Community Interest Company, they aim to provide a programme with an artist-led approach, building a platform where innovative ideas can be discussed and emerging voices are heard. For more information on upcoming events visit http://www.staffordshirest.com or follow them on instagram @staffordshirest
We are so grateful for all of your support throughout this film-making adventure!