Jemma Bailey, Edi Rogers, James Harper
An afternoon of tea and cake will be held in the Broadwalk shopping centre, Knowle, Bristol. Monday 19th October 2009.
t is an art ‘happening’ - an event designed to get the people of the Broadwalk Shopping Centre together, talking and sharing in a cuppa tea and a nice sit down.
James Harper and Edi Rogers both work in the realm 0f art as performance or interaction. Their social interjections, whilst acknowledging the question of the position of live art in contemporary culture; simultaneously dismiss the ‘overthinking’ of such trivial matters in order to enjoy the experience.
Harper has prepared a cake gifting rite, in which participants are asked to take away a piece of cake hand baked by James to give to someone who has imparted knowledge or wisdom to them.
Rogers will engage participants in an experience entitled ‘Relax Me’ which he has described as ‘A de-stressifying environment to be experienced by anyone who so wishes.’
We have been very lucky in that the tea has been kindly provided by Yorkshire Tea, the cups by Ely Scout Group and the furniture on which you must enjoy your ‘nice sit down’ has been generously provided on loan from Re:Work.
Curated by artist Jemma Bailey.
Many thanks to our volunteers!
t was a massive success - we all had a great day! Thanks to our volunteers Meg Rubleow, Tom Hemsley and William Woon.
We had lots of visitors stop for a cuppa and a chat, covering topics ranging from the size of Tom Jones' face to WW2 submarines.
It was wonderful to see people relax and open up over a cup of tea, breaking down boundaries eliminating stereotypes and connecting on a personal level. The volunteers were phenomenal - drawing people out of their shells and helping them to feel at ease.