This ongoing series of micro-events hosted in people's homes will celebrate the home as a place of action. Each event will bring together new groups of people, creating spaces to engage with contemporary arts practices, through workshops, making, film screenings and shared spaces for conversation.

We want our programme of Home Actions to build relationships with the places where people live, and explore the intersections between communities, homes and ecologies. It will bring together artists and residents in the space of someone’s home through issues of shared interest, and create a discursive space for artists and the public.

All Home Actions are free but places are limited because they are hosted in peoples homes.Booking is essential. They can be booked through Eventbrite using the links below

 

 

Making Kombucha: from food waste to bio-leather
with Roxana Caplan


Come and learn how you could use food waste to make Kombucha and grow your own bio leather material. Roxana invites everyone to take part in the process of making kombucha batch from seasonal food wastes or surplus, and shares her experiences of testing working recipes and the bio-material outcomes from her research with the Hub for Biotechnology and the Built Environment at Newcastle University.

 

 

Writing the Sea
with Martha Lane


Right there, on our doorstep, is an endless source of inspiration. Stormy, calm, murky or clear - explore the ocean as a living, churning idea machine with local writer Martha Lane.

 

 

Tea Universe
8 October
with Giles Bailey


I am terrified by the beautiful things that are going to be created. Giles Bailey 2022. Photography by Martin La Roche

A practical workshop, led by artist Giles Bailey, that looked at links between performance-making and domestic rituals, guiding participants though the process of writing their own performance scores.

 

 

Slowly Stitching for Change
24 October
with Rosie Stronach


Slowly Stitching for Change was an evening to re-examine activism through mindful craft with local artist and environmental activist Rosie Stronach

 

 

Tiny Zines, Big Ideas!
1 October
with Melody Sproates

Artist & Zine-Maker Melody Sproates led a session of creative, collaborative, experimentation in Zines. Exploring themes of activism, passions and issues that are important to peopel living in WHitley Bay.

 

 

Clothes as Living Landscape
21 September
with Laura Harrington

Artist Laura Harrington and ecologist/ethnobiologist Meredith Root-Bernstein explored and unpicked a hosts’ wardrobe of clothes. Through exploring these items together we will found out about landscapes, past lives, climates, memories and experiences.

 

 

Making Colour from the Garden: A Beginners Guide
30 August
with Marjolaine Ryley and Ana Margarida Araujo

Artists Marjolaine Ryley and Ana Margarida Araujo led an introductory workshop in making botanical inks, photo emulsions and using plants for contact printing to create eco-prints, hosted in a garden in Whitley Bay

 

 

EATING THINGS IRL
13 August
with Sneha, Rasa and Sona Solanki

Participants joined Sneha, Rasa and Sona Solanki on a foraging walk around Whitley Bay to ‘search’ and ‘gather’ wild or non-cultivated plants and fungus around Whitley Bay.