Sefton – The Atkinson
Sefton’s Festival of Hope 2020
Like a caterpillar, we’ve eaten and consumed so much. Now we are forced to slow down, forced to reflect on the things that matter to us most. What do we want to be when we come out of our shell again, what shape and colour will our wings take when we open them again, as if for the first time?
When COVID-19 interrupted the original plans of festival production, the team of Young Producers invited artist Laurence Payot to work with them to develop a digital aspect of the project called ‘Butterflies in the Chaos’.
By working with a team of Young Leaders – Lisa McGrady, Greg Hodge, Sally Dugmore, Max Regan and Shannon Weekes – together with a group of Sefton-based 14-18-year-olds, the team is imagining new ways of living together in a different kind of society.
The workshops are taking place online via Zoom, with each exploring a different theme art form and/or artworks in The Atkinson’s collection, including:
- Portrait making in the age of selfies
- Everyday ‘alive’ Still Life
- Landscapes, from your window and beyond
- Reimagining the world through narration and film-making
- Collective online soundscapes