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“Slowness as a Bridge” Creative Writing Workshop, with Elgan Rhys

2nd December 2023 @ 10:30 am 1:00 pm

Tickets can be booked here.

“If your grief was a river, how fast would it flow? Are you sitting by this riverbank, listening?”
(Rithika Pandey, “Questions from your Emissary Moth”)

This autumn/winter, gentle/radical is running a series of creative writing workshops, as part of our Slowness as a Bridge project.

Slowness as a Bridge is a project working with 7 artists across Riverside, to include visual artist/painter Rithika Pandey. Rithika has created a brand new painting for Riverside, and her project invites residents across the neighbourhood to collectively host and steward this painting, household by household, a fortnight at a time, for months and years to come. As different households host and engage with the artwork in their own homes, the idea is for the painting to become a catalyst for conversations, gatherings, and creative explorations between neighbours.

Rithika’s Publication
Alongside her painting, Rithika has produced a small printed publication titled Questions from your Emissary Month, touching on themes of grief, mourning, loss, memory, ancestry, the body, the earth, our human and non-human ecologies, and the healing potential of our present, and our future.

Creative Writing Workshop with Elgan Rhys
Saturday 2nd December, 10.30am – 1pm
Through a series of creative prose writing prompts, this workshop will invite participants to consider the relationship between grief and friendship, via themes both in Rithika Pandey’s publication, as well as through the sharing of Elgan’s own work.
Book tickets here


Bangladesh Centre, Machen Place, Riverside, CF11 6ER