Just as the past two months have been full of creativity, with the creation of a series of short films featuring 25 local artists as part of the Stronger North Stonehouse project, April is also shaping up to be a busy month for Plymouth-based word and performance group WonderZoo!
Firstly, on 9th April, we’ll be running our regular online Cosmic Storytelling session, a workshop designed to guide aspiring writers and help them explore their own story. Run in conjunction with Plymouth and Devon Racial Equality Council, this month’s workshop will explore what influences us when we create.
Next, our radical book/film group will meet up online on 21st to watch the 1992 adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s groundbreaking novel exploring gender, Orlando, followed by a lively discussion.
The end of April will also see the beginning of a series of workshops for a range of groups with WonderZoo, the Conscious Sisters and Fuse Dance coming together to teach writing, art and dance with a focus on historical minority figures in Plymouth, which will also form the theme of this year’s virtual Respect Festival and parade.
Our regular performance event takes place on 29th from 7pm and will be a hybrid live/online event, with several performers together in a garden. As well highlighting fantastic performers including dry observationalist Matt Thomas, stalwart performer Brian Herdman and the outstanding electronica/spoken word act Oddstep Deployment Unit, the event will also launch ‘Lost Time’, a weekend of events organised by WonderZoo in conjunction with Imperfect Cinema, Fotonow, Soapbox Culture and POP+.
On 30th April, Fotonow will run an online session 11am – 12pm on how to take your own photos using whatever you have around you, which will be followed by an evening session when people can get together to share the photos taken during the day and discuss them.
Imperfect Cinema will follow this up on 1st May with two online events exploring film making (11am-12pm) and sharing short films made during the day (7pm-9pm).
To wrap up an amazing weekend, join WonderZoo from 12pm – 2pm for a writing workshop and then share what you write at Soapbox Culture’s online open mic from 7pm.