Events

Arts Events at B-Wing
From 21st Sep 2019 to 5th Oct 2019

B-Wing is an exciting multi-disciplinary arts event involving 6 artists and 2 writers making site-responsive works, leading to an exhibition and performances in the unique spaces of B-Wing at Shepton Mallet Prison to take place during Somerset Art Weeks Festival.

B-Wing is offering a range of free workshops, talks and tours to local residents, plus a free ‘get-into-prison’ ticket for anybody who takes part! They’re really keen to reach people living in or around the Shepton Mallet area, especially those who might not normally benefit from these opportunities. 

Upcoming workshops include:

Saturday 21 September.
1.45pm-5pm Andrew Miller Writing Workshop. Advance booking essential. Free.

Sunday 22nd September
11am - 1pm Ex-prison Art teachers: Artists-in-conversation with Geoff Dunlop chairing: Fiona Hingston, Adam Grose, Lucy Willis, Candace Bahouth, Jo Taylor, Erika Flowers (ex-prisoner), Elaine Culley (ex-police officer, Police & Crime Commissioners Crime Award). Free 

Thursday 26th September 
11am-12noon Join in the Conversation, Lou Baker & Fiona Campbell
2pm-3pm Art Tour with artists Lou Baker & Fiona Campbell

Saturday 28th September 
10.30am-11am Special Guest Speaker John McCarthy (renowned writer and broadcaster) & Introductory Talk
11am-12noon Join in the Conversation, Lou Baker & Fiona Campbell
12.30pm-1.30pm Artist talk, Lucy Large
2pm-3pm Cleansing Ritual Performance, Luminara Star
3pm-4pm Poetry Reading, Rosie Jackson. Free.

Sunday 29th September
11am-12noon Ian Keys Talk on Shepton Mallet history & geography in context. Advance booking essential. Free.

Tuesday 1st October
2pm-4pm Alice Maddicott Writing Workshop. Creative writing in response to memory and place. Advance booking essential. Free.

Thursday 3rd October: National Poetry Day
10.30am-12.30pm Poetry Writing Workshop, Rosie Jackson. Max 15. Advance booking essential
2pm-4pm, 18 Poets in B-Wing Poetry Performance, 14 female & 4 male poets from the South West, led by Rosie Jackson. Ages 12+. Free.

​Saturday 5th October 
​10am-1pm, Family Sculpture Workshop, Fiona Campbell.  Constructing soft sculptures from recycled and found materials using a range of 3d techniques: twisting, wrapping and weaving. Advance booking essential. Free.
 
Email bwingsheptonprison@gmail.com to book your place.