Walking Reading Group at Whitstable Biennale 2018 as part of the Ash Project. Image by Rosie Lonsdale

Ania Bas with Sally O’Reilly & Kit Caless
A New Career In A New Town


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Monday 24th September - Monday 1st October
Ebbsfleet Garden City

***Please note that the deadline for applications to participate has now passed.

A New Career In A New Town is a two-day workshop exploring the performative potential of co-produced text in the context of a new town being built on the banks of Thames in North Kent.

The workshop offers an opportunity to explore question of relocation and through text examine some of the ‘what-ifs’ that cross the mind of those who question life and practice in the metropolis. What if I left city? What if I bought/rented my own place? What if I got to know my neighbours? What if I worked less? What if I prioritised my wellbeing? What if I commuted?

Participants, selected through an open call, will go on a guided tour of the Ebbsfleet Garden City development, work with archival and promotional material related to the area, take part in guest sessions run by writer Sally O’Reilly and writer, publisher and editor Kit Caless, write, co-write, edit and co-edit their texts.

A New Career In A New Town is part of DIY:15, a Live Art Development Agency Project. DIY is an opportunity for artists working in Live Art to conceive and run unusual training and professional development projects for other artists.

Ania Bas with Sally O’Reilly & Kit Caless