2016 is the year Safe Ground turns 21!
To celebrate Safe Ground’s legacy over the years and journey into adulthood, we are marking this keystone year with a host of events throughout the year:
Wandsworth Arts Fringe (Saturday & Sunday, May 14th & 15th 2016)
Inspired by the GROUNDation Poetry Project, Bite Size Poets is a series of mini poetry workshops led by renowned spoken word poets Joelle Taylor and Sara Hirsch. The workshops will make participants poets in 45 minutes! Workshops will take place at Battersea Library, Winkworth Estate Agents and Pump House Art Gallery.
At the end of each day, participants will have the opportunity to showcase their poetry at a performance event, Bite Size Poets Mic Night. These performance events will be led by Deanna Rodger and will take place from 6pm (on the 14th) at Waterstones and from 5pm (on the 15th) at Pump House Art Gallery.
We will also be hosting a Criminal Justice Treasure Trail. This exciting opportunity will allow participants to follow poetic clues whilst bringing fresh new perspectives to local landmarks along their journey. Participants will be racing against the clock as they have 1.5 hours to complete the trail to be in with a chance to win special prizes such as tickets to an immersive theatre experience with Handmade Mysteries and free yoga classes at Battersea Yoga!
For full details, prices and to buy ticket click here.
Open House (Tuesday, July 19th 2016)
To mark Safe Ground’s inauguration day, there will be an Open House day event at our Battersea offices. This will be a fantastic opportunity for the public to drop in and learn more about the organisation’s history. Hear first-hand accounts of the impact of Safe Ground’s programmes from Alumni members and delivery staff, watch film screenings from our archives, visit the pop-up gallery space where Alumni art work will be on display and listen to insightful historical talks from local historian Sean Creighton and attend an object handling session with Stewart McLaughlin from Wandsworth Prison Museum.
This event will be free to attend but capacity is limited. To confirm your place please book your tickets here.
Symposium: MOVING. HOME. (Thursday, September 8th 2016)
An annual policy event with a difference, this year’s theme will be groundbreaking and captivating. Following on from the success of last year’s participatory and interactive debate, Safe Ground will look to ask the difficult questions that are often avoided. This year’s event will be held at the National Theatre, Southbank. Book your tickets here.