Workshops & Courses

The Come Together Weekender Day 2: Making It Sensory

Four events, where you can join us to imag­ine our own sen­so­ry utopias and con­nect through smell, taste and conversation.

How can we make digital experiences sensory, warm and engaging?

10:30 – 11am: Listen, I’m here for you
Take some time to have a cup of tea whilst listening to this audio experience designed and created by artist Michelle Roche.

This sound piece is accessed by calling the free number 01473943589 and is paired with a postcard made by digital illustrator Mary Flora Hart. If you would like to receive a postcard in the post.

We dedicated this time to have a cup of tea together at the same moment in mind of everyone listening and resting at the same time. The audio is available from 15 November for 30 days.

11.30am – 12.30pm: Building a Multi-Sensory Utopia with Jae Tallawah from Maia group (online via Zoom with BSL & captions)

Join Jae Tallawah from MAIA group for a micro workshop exploring our individual sensory needs and desires. Grounded in wisdom from disability rights movements, we explore the question ‘if we could build a multi-sensory utopia what would it be and feel like?’

1.30 – 3.30pm: Tools For Tea with Linda Brothwell
@KWMC + online, plus tea-strainer packs delivered to you (optional).

Come Together commissioned artist Linda Brothwell invites you to connect over tea. Learn how to make your own tea-strainer by receiving a pack in the post and/or join us to learn more about the project and taste a new blend of tea made in collaboration with local Knowle West gardeners at a special tea event with Linda Brothwell.

Make your own tea strainer:
Sign up to receive a free bespoke tea-strainer pack in the post that you can make from home. You will be guided step by step by an accompanying ‘how to video’. (Duration to make your own strainer: at a leisurely pace 3 hours, or across short bursts)

We recommend to order your pack by 12 November and try completing your strainer by 19 November, to share during the event on 19 November with the group (this is optional).

Join us at KWMC or online to connect over tea:
On 19 November, join Linda Brothwell (online or at KWMC) to share tea whilst we talk about our gardens, what we grow and how we can connect through drinking tea. This event will be a chance to find out more about how Linda worked with the local Knowle West gardening community and developed the tea-strainer. There will be a making demonstration, opportunity to drink local tea blends and space to share what you have made. You are welcome to join the event without making a tea strainer.

3-5.45pm: No Such Thing – The Bristol Edition

30-minute slots available at 3pm, 3.45pm, 4.30pm and 5.15pm.

When was the last time you had a conversation with a stranger? Join Quarantine for a one-on-one conversation over a cup of Knowle West tea. Places are free but limited and booking is essential.

No Such Thing is hosted by Quarantine, a Manchester-based ensemble of artists and producers who have been running the event monthly since 2012.

6-8pm: A traditional Japanese Cook-a-long with Grizedale Arts
On Zoom

Through their work with communities in rural Japan, Grizedale Arts have learnt how to cook delicious and nutritional everyday dishes far removed from the sushi most people associate with Japanese cuisine.

During this digital cook-a-long, Grizedale Arts Associate Artist Motoko Fujita will teach you how to cook a basic Japanese chunky dumpling soup called ‘suiton’ from your very own kitchen. A popular rural recipe often containing meat, Motoko will demonstrate her own vegetarian version for you to make at home.

We can deliver free ingredient packages to anyone living in BS4 who would like to join. Limited spaces available.

To view the other days in the Weekender, follow the link below: