OPEN15: Family & Community Day

OPEN15: Family & Community Day


Saturday 23rd May. 11am-4pm.  All activities are free and open to all.

Live at LICA's Family & Community Day
11am-4pm (Free)
Wheelchair accessible and open to people of all age groups and abilities

Bring all the family for fun including…

Community Picnic
You are warmly invited to join our unrestricted celebration picnic to take a stand against the narrowing of our social worlds!

Arm yourself with sandwiches and squash join us in a really-open OPEN15 picnic from 11am -2pm.  This event was conceived in collaboration with the Centre for Disability Research to combat the ways in which children and young people with disabilities often find themselves excluded from Birthday parties and other social occasions. The event is wheel chair accessible and open to everyone of all ages and ability.

Talks and Discussions

12.30pm: A Decade With Mars (Talk)
Join artists Ella Good and Nicki Kent to discuss their current project, working with people who want to be astronauts. Further Details

2pm: Northern Art Carbooty (Talk)
Helen and Elizabeth Wewiora lead an open discussion on delivering art projects that put audiences at the heart of programming and take art outside of expected environments into nomad spaces focusing on Northern Art Carbooty.Further Details

Performances and Creative Craft Activities

Homemade: Le Bistroquet
While you’re sipping on lemonade or tasting a delightful piece of quiche, why not contribute your own recipe for this establishment’s chef to consider? Whether you’d like to share a taste of home, or discuss your latest culinary experiment, this chef is prepared to feed you in exchange for yours and your grandmother’s kitchen secrets! Pop in anytime, have a natter and when you’re ready, add your own recipe to our collection of publicly donated dishes! Further Details

Post a Drop of Brilliance
Decorate one of our lovely postcards and address it to someone you think is brillant! Pop it in our mailbox and cards will be posted free of charge by Live at LICA.

Clay and Collage: Sensory Art
Explore tactile and sensory ways of making art and challenge the notion of what art can be.  This activity is led by local artist Danielle Ash who will be drawing upon her experience working with blind and visually impaired communities to engage with art in meaningful and relevant ways.

Knitting with Plastic: Making and Collective Fractal
Bring along a plastic bag and learn how to knit with it!  Artist Macarena Rioseco Castillo invites you to contribute to her project to make a ‘Granny Square’ quilt using plastic bags.  Join Macarena’s workshop to learn how to transform them into a wonderful knitted patch.

Eat, Drink, Watch, Talk, Take Part.