The Long Way, a workshop with artists Go Happen

Image Credit: Navigate - Go Happen

Venue TBC

Friday 28 September 2018 – Sunday 30 September 2018
Opening Hours: 10am - 4pm (TBC)

Go Happen will be running a workshop exploring the story of the sailor Bernard Moitessier during his one and a half time circumnavigation of the world in 1968-69. Alongside this we will be collectively exploring stories, turning points and adventures from our own biographies through creative writing, storytelling, anecdotes and reminiscence work.

Together we will then find ways to develop and record elements of our stories. These will become part of a travelling audio installation on a boat for the Plymouth Art Weekender.

The workshop will also explore sailing and the sea as an analogy of life experiences: Moitessier’s major decisions during the race (detailed in his book The Long Way). His tension of holding control of the boat while relinquishing to the sea and weather.

–Control and unpredictability in a biography

–Flow and Control in life

–Responding to unpredictability and the unknown

–Internal and external changes

We’re creating the workshop as a playful, open and supportive space to share stories and develop skills in writing, recording, editing and storytelling.

Anyone interested in participating in the workshop please contact Colette and Jacob at

Go Happen develop micro expeditions and platforms for new stories. These are participatory happenings which explore adventure and human perception. w

The Long Way is a Visual Arts Plymouth commission for Plymouth Art Weekender, supported by Horizon, a collaborative two year programme of visual contemporary arts, funded through Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence fund and supported by Plymouth Culture.


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