Show & Tell series
Coming together to share, inspire and celebrate our creative core
A live, online monthly series of talks with guest speakers in conversation with Dr RyyA. Bread. Coming together to discuss artistic expression, embodied practices and wellbeing.
Based on the success of the My Daily Bread Show & Tell talks in 2020, featuring my own recent textile artwork, I thought it would be great to extend the format into a series that could focus on other wonderful people that I know; and allow for conversations with them about their creative processes and practices across a range of disciplines, and how these are integrated into daily living.
For me, the interdisciplinary aspect of the Show & Tell remit is really important because it enriches and expands our understanding of creativity through a diversity of perspectives and contexts. It also reflects the methodology that underpins my own approach to facilitating creativity: using simple writing, making and body awareness techniques in a dynamic interplay with one another.
The Show & Tell talk series is an opportunity to build community, introduce people to one another and expand all our networks. It provides a platform to showcase specific projects, as well as to have more general conversations on a range of meaningful and inspiring topics.
Sadly, the first talk in the series, with artist Lucy Willow, had to be postponed until later in the year, but it will be worth the wait. Lucy's long-term interest in themes connected to bereavement is reflected in her artwork, her academic research and in her recent creation of a 'death' shop in Penzance, Cornwall UK: Dust Ltd.
Thus the 'first' talk of the series now falls to the February guest speaker, a long time friend and fellow feminist, Delpha Hudson. Delpha and I share an interest in defining and understanding female Subjectivity and ways of 'writing the Self'. She too has an interdisciplinary method of creating. She is a very practised performance artist and painter, among other things. We will be focusing on the new publication of her small book set that documents her Theatre of the Self project. Please join us for the talk on Sunday 21 February at 4pm GMT/UK. It is by donation and all are welcome. Book your place here.
In March I am looking forward to being in conversation with Stephanie Jackson, MD - General Practitioner, Yoga and Mindfulness Instructor. We will be discussing her embodied practices and related themes such as one of my favourite, the continuum of 'gentleness' and 'discipline' in living our intentions. Book your place here for this talk on Sunday 21 March at 4pm GMT/UK.