The Kitchen Circus Project, our wonderful collaboration with Travelling Light Theatre Company and Knowle West Media Centre will be starting again in June.

We have lined up three exciting local artists to work with a family living in each of our Bristol neighbourhoods; Megan Vaughan-Thomas, a physical theatre artist, will be working with a family from Easton, Mike Akers, a storyteller, working with a family from Barton Hill and Megan Clark-Bagnall, a visual art maker, working with a family from Bishopsworth.

I’m so excited to meet my family inside their castle…and explore together what home and nesting means to us all. What are the crown jewels within their home? I’m looking forward to listening and sharing with the groups.’ Megan Clark-Bagnall

Within the current lockdown, we will be enabling our artists and families to explore their thoughts, stories, and connections with the place they call home.

The idea behind the project is to co-create thoughtful, play-filled time, investigating ideas and hidden stories.  The heart of it is forming important connections between people and their homes – navigating creative ways to be together while physically apart. This involves tapping into the skills, ideas, and specialities of each company, artist and family, and sharing this knowledge amongst us. We can’t wait to see the creativity and connections grow.

Helping us bring everyone and everything together will be Tim Kindberg and Lily Green with their platform Grapevine, and Leeza Awojobi, a wonderful poet.

Watch the video of our Kitchen Circus Project in Hengrove in 2015.

Kitchen Circus is supported by funding from Arts Council England and Bristol City Council.