Dwell Time is an arts publication reflecting on mental wellbeing produced in collaboration with Penistone Line Partnership.
We have had to postpone our launch events in light of the COVID-19 pandemic but we are opening another call for a special COVID-19 edition and we will also be offering postal delivery of Issue 2 in the near future.
Dwell Time Special COVID-19 Edition
Open call for art, writing and poetry reflecting on mental wellbeing in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dwell time: The time a train spends at a scheduled stop without moving. Typically, this time is spent boarding or alighting passengers, but it may also be spent waiting for traffic ahead to clear, or idling time in order to get back on schedule.
In these are unprecedented and worrying times, our mental wellbeing and creativity is paramount. Whilst we are confined with limited social interaction, we want to offer online space to explore our responses to the pandemic and social isolation. It’s OK to not be OK and anyone who has any reflections about this is welcome to send them for inclusion on our website https://dwelltimepress.wordpress.com/
Email: [email protected] with your images and/or text in editable format. Please include what name/pseudonym you wish to use or whether you would like your contribution to be anonymous. If you would like a link to your website or blog please also include this.
Dwell Time is an award winning, not-for-profit arts publication reflecting on mental wellbeing. Produced and curated by Alice Bradshaw, Vanessa Haley & Lenny Szrama in collaboration with Penistone Line Partnership. Founded in 2018. Currently funded by Penistone Line Partnership, Community Rail Network, Northern & CrossCountry.
We’re delighted to share with you our video documenting Train Ticket Thoughts on the Penistone Line:
We also have a new Youtube channel which features recent interviews:
All of our videos are available via our website here: https://dwelltimepress.wordpress.com/interviews/
We have also had a film made about Dwell Time by Smith Davis Media, commissioned by one of our funders Cross Country Trains:
We hope you enjoy watching!
Dates for your diaries:
Dwell Time Poetry Train: Thursday 19 March, Penistone Line: 19:12 – 20:28 Huddersfield to Sheffield and/or 20:35 – 21:50 Sheffield to Huddersfield
Dwell Time Issue 2 Launch Huddersfield: Monday 23 March 2020, 1-4pm at Dwell Time Central and 6-8pm at Huddersfield Railway Station
Dwell Time Issue 2 Launch Sheffield: Thursday 26 March 2020, 10am – 2pm at Sheffield Railway Station
Dwell Time Issue 2 launch Handforth: Tuesday 31 March 2020 at Handforth Railway Station
We did a full day of filming today at Huddersfield Railways Station and our new space Dwell Time Central. CrossCountry are making a short film about Dwell Time the videographer was over to shoot various sections. Artists Amelia Baron and Debbie Nicholson Wood joined us along with one of our workshop participants who wants to remain anonymous and spoke about their work with Dwell Time. Everyone was great and got through the nerves of being on film (I was probably the most nervous!) Huge thanks to everyone involved.
Dwell Time delivered our Train Ticket Thoughts workshop on the Penistone Line on Thursday 23 March. This workshop was a reflective drawing and writing journey using blank train tickets, inspired by Railism by Richard Shields featured in Dwell Time Issue 1.
We’re currently shortlisting for Issue 2. There’s so many really excellent work and it’s going to be extra hard to select this year!