TURNING POINT: Bristol exhibition until 5th March

18.01.2023

Huge thank you for the wonderful feedback we are receiving from visitors to TURNING POINT’s video installation at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery… There’s still time to see it…! The exhibition is free. Our video installation plays continuously throughout the day on a loop, so you can walk in at any time.  Bristol Museum &...

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Holiday greetings…

27.12.2022

2022 has been an amazing year! Being back in person unleashed glorious moments and stunning work with everyone in the Sweet Patootee Arts community – your support has made all of this year’s accomplishments possible: Thank you to our amazing team and board; Love and respect to our dazzling creative team;  Goofy grin and big...

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TURNING POINT is breaking new ground for schools learning and teacher development…!

13.12.2022

Our schools working group has started trials of new lessons inspired by TURNING POINT’s stories, themes, imagery, and Caribbean folksongs (like the “Barbados Slaves’ Work Song” c. 1780) In 2023, the finished lessons and resources will be available on our website and shared with our UK and international partners.  Meanwhile TURNING POINT’s gallery exhibition is...

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TURNING POINT: Production complete (autumn 2022) – prep for public launch in Bristol…

15.11.2022

It’s done! Production of TURNING POINT – our Black heritage video installation staring Suzette Llewellyn, Paterson Joseph, Veronica Beatrice Lewis, and Ashley D Gayle – is now complete (and available with English language subtitles). Please share this information with your family, friends, and networks. A national programme of public engagement begins now, with the first...

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TURNING POINT: Production stories (summer 2022) – singing workshop completes studio recording for our sound design…

15.11.2022

On 3rd September, our singing workshop became pioneers; we’ve made our own little piece of history with two original interpretations of the unique, scarcely known, and deeply poignant “Barbados Slaves’ Work Song” (c 1780) Our two versions of the song will feature at the start and end of TURNING POINT’s sound design.  These interpretations will...

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TURNING POINT: Production stories (summer 2022) – Bajan voices for our sound design

15.11.2022

Another week another milestone: with filming complete, our focus is now on creating TURNING POINT’s sound design. Here’s Andrew Alleyne smashing every take to the boundary. Our off-screen performers are all non-professional volunteers. Some have never done anything like this before. But their quality and commitment is immense every time – they’re delivering wonderful takes...

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TURNING POINT: Production stories (summer 2022) – introducing Sweet Patootee Arts…

23.08.2022

Islington-based Sweet Patootee Arts have brought together a top-notch production team of acclaimed creatives in every discipline. We’re all agreed: we want to continue as members of a collective who continue with other work; but when opportunities present we’ll come together as Sweet Patootee Arts production team. Our aim is to go on producing high-quality...

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