A SENSE OF HOME
Storytelling workshop with Gauri Raje
Sunday 23 October 11am - 4pm
The Koppel Project (93 Baker Street, W1U 6RL)
Tickets £10 (limited number of £5 tickets available)
A Sense of Home is a storytelling workshop where participants are guided in exploring their own histories and narratives.
Lead by Gauri Raje, this workshop aims to share experiences of migration, displacement and life in the UK across varied cultures and heritages. Though it ties into a previous workshop with Latin American participants it is not necessary to have been involved in the first workshop.
Gauri's workshop will facilitate and guide in unearthing stories and sharing experiences (both common and unique). Anyone may participate in this workshop.
The price of the workshop includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day. This workshop was made possible by the generous support of The Rose Foundation.
The workshop is located on the 1st floor of The Koppel Project in the large meeting room.
About Gauri Raje
Gauri Raje holds a PhD in Anthropology, diploma in film editing and trained in storytelling with tribal communities in India and UK. Since 2012, she has trained and worked with Theatre of Witness in Northern Ireland and England, a performance approach that focuses on biographical storytelling by people who have no experience with theatre. She conducts annual storytelling modules in India. Since 2007, she has been working with refugees and immigrant communities in the UK on various funded projects relating to urban land and storytelling as a way of understanding the process of settlement among immigrant groups in cities. She has worked with Fusion Arts, Oxford in developing storytelling as a way of creating city-level dialogues between immigrant and host communities. Currently, she runs a year-long storytelling project 'Long Journey Home: True Life Migrant Tales', with monthly storytellings by first generation migrants in Birmingham, UK.
Her projects include directing 'East of the Sun, West of the Moon' a collection of stories for adults from around the world translated and told in 3 different Indian languages, and 'Badlands', a storytelling of folk stories of the land and rivers of central India. She has also been touring in Oxford, Stockholm and London with 'Tales of Exile and Sanctuary', stories from all around the world exploring the themes of exile. She is working on a performance that combines stories of her ancestors, traditional folk tales and tales of the land from India.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
The workshop is recommended for those over the age of 15.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
The venue is located a short walk from Baker Street tube station (5 minutes) and frequent buses stop outside the venue http://content.tfl.gov.uk/bus-route-maps/baker-street-310813.pdf
As the event takes place on a Saturday there is no congestion charge, parking on Baker Street costs around £4.50/hour.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
We ask that no one films or photographs the event unless all partipants consent.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Your ticket is transferrable, please email email@example.com to provide us with the information about who you wish to transfer it to.