Dwell Time Launch
20th – 22nd March 2019
Huddersfield – Penistone – Sheffield
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.
Dwell Time is an arts publication of selected contributions reflecting on mental wellbeing, published for the Penistone Line Railway in Yorkshire. An open call for art, poetry and real life stories was issued in 2018 and the resulting submissions published on the Dwell Time website. A curated selection of work feature in a free publication distributed along the Penistone Line in Yorkshire with a programme of launch events for Pensitone Art Week (16th – 24th March), International Day of Happiness (20th March) and World Poetry Day (21st March). Keep a look out for Dwell Time art installed at selected railway stations along the Penistone Line.
Featured artists: Amber Agha, Anna-Maria Amato, Teri Anderson, Mr Anon, Amelia Baron, Ben Barton, Chloe Belcher, Sue Bevan, Simon Bolton, Alice Bradshaw, Elise Broadway, Geoff Brokate (dir.), Spencer Brown, Emma Burleigh, Robert P. Clarke, Bob Clayden, Donna Coleman, Klara Cservenka, Paula de Sousa, Lita Doolan, Eddy Dreadnought, Oliver East, Roderick Huw Evans, Donald Falconer, Ben Gaffrey, Sue Gardiner, Vanessa Haley, Laura Harris, Andy Hollinghurst, Hannah Honeywill, Brian Horton, Janice Howard, Janina Karpinska, Saima Kaur, Brian Kielt, Mel Kirkham & Yasmin Baddley, Mary Lee-Slade, Alison Little, Nicolette Loizou, Make DO Theatre, Christopher Marsh, Nick Maynard, Patti Mckenna-Jones, Gill Melling, Nazanin Moradi, Cynthia Morrison, Diane Murphy, Ben NCM, Debbie Nicholson Wood, Henry Noyes, John O’Hare, Susan Plover, Laura Potts, Greg Przybyszewski, Andrew Pullan, Anak Rabanal (dir.), Bobbi Rae, Tania Robertson, Damian Robin, Katya Robin, Robert Roth, Amy Rowe, Robert P Ryan, Rachele Salvini, Rebecca Saunders, Jessica Russo Scherr, Julie Shackleton, Richard Shields, Lucy Simm, Marnie Simpson, Jackie Smith, Michael Szpakowski, Lenny Szrama, The Train Lady, Danny Verno Smith, Victor, Kate Walter, Brain Webster, Dan Weatherer, Emilia Wilson, Jon Wilkins.
Curated by Alice Bradshaw, Vanessa Haley and Lenny Szrama in collaboration with the Penistone Line Partnership.
Dwell Time http://dwelltimepress.wordpress.com/
Penistone Line Partnership http://penline.co.uk/
Penistone Art Week https://www.facebook.com/penartsweek/
International Day of Happiness https://www.dayofhappiness.net/
World Poetry Day http://www.un.org/en/events/poetryday/
Dwell Time Launch Programme
Join the Dwell Time team along the Penistone Line for a series of art, film, theatre and poetry events for the Dwell Time launch during Pensitone Art Week (16th – 24th March), International Day of Happiness (20th March) and World Poetry Day (21st March).
Huddersfield: Wednesday 20th March (International Day of Happiness) Dwell Time Publication Launch (Huddersfield) with Bob Clayden – Pinhole Camera at Huddersfield Railway Station
Penistone: Thursday 21st March (World Poetry Day): Dwell Time Publication Launch (Penistone) with Performances, Film Screenings & Discussions at The White Hart, Penistone
Penistone Line: Thursday 21st March (World Poetry Day): Dwell Time Poetry presented by Marnie Simpson and launch of Dwell Time Art Trail at Penistone Line Railway Stations
Sheffield: Wednesday 20th – Friday 22nd March: Dwell Time Publication Launch (Sheffield) with Amelia Baron – Take 10 at Sheffield Railway Station
Huddersfield: Wednesday 20th March
Dwell Time Publication Launch (Huddersfield) with Bob Clayden – Pinhole Camera at Huddersfield Railway Station, 10am-4pm
Bob Clayden has been turning unusual spaces into pinhole cameras for the last 15 years. He has used a camera shop, hospital kitchen, Victorian summer house and now a railway carriage.
Working with Platform 1, Bob and Rose Knight will use a section of the railway carriage overlooking Huddersfield Railway Station to make a pinhole camera as part of the Dwell Time project. This is slow photography, using traditional processing of silver based materials in a darkroom and only a pinhole as a lens. This photography is slow, and as far away from the modern day selfie as possible. To be in the picture you have to stay still for around 10 minutes, anyone moving just disappears into a blur.
On 20th March, Bob and Rose will be at the Huddersfield Railway Station on Penistone Line Platform 2 and, with the help of willing participants, will make photographs which reflect the time spent waiting for trains.
Bob Clayden https://sites.google.com/site/livingeyester/
Pick up your free copy of Dwell Time from Huddersfield Railway Station to take with you on your journey.
Penistone: Thursday 21st March
Dwell Time Publication Launch (Penistone) with Performances, Film Screenings & Discussions at The White Hart, Bridge Street, Penistone, S36 7AH. Doors 7:30pm.
Dwell Time present a free event at The White Hart in Penistone featuring a performance by make Do Theatre and two short films about mental health with audience discussion afterwards.
Extracts for Little Change by Make, DO Theatre performed by Jak and Melissa
Make, DO Theatre’s debut show Little Change aims to give a voice to people living with homelessness in West Yorkshire; changing perspectives, building bridges and offering practical and actionable advice to our audience on what we can all do to help. Using a mixture of poetry, verbatim storytelling, and physical choreography, the ensemble presents the audience with a collage of real-life experiences taken from interviews with the homeless community and the people who support them. On Thursday 21st March, the Make, DO cast present some extracts from the script, taken from real interviews, looking at how mental health can be affected by homelessness and the benefits system.
Let The Memory on the Vine Stay Sweet (2018) dir. Geoff Brokate, 31:21
After the death of her husband by suicide Gillian Brooks tried to make sense of the events and preserve memories for her children. So she wrote it down as a story. Now her words have inspired a film made by Gillian and her family with the help of award-winning filmmaker Geoff Brokate.
Dwell Time (2014) dir. Anak Rabanal, 15:00
Plagued by undiagnosed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and disconnected from family ties, U.S. Army Special Forces Captain Johnny Mayweather takes the final steps towards yet another deployment.
Dwell Time Trailer: https://vimeo.com/154106795
Join the Dwell Time team to discuss the performances, films and the issues they raise and pick up your free copy of Dwell Time to take with you on your journey.
Book your free ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/dwell-time-penistone-art-week-19193491497
Penistone Line: Thursday 21st March
Dwell Time Poetry presented by Marnie Simpson on the Penistone Line for World Poetry Day
Take a moment from your scroll to work,
To hear from people on a different ride,
Take a moment to look beyond the blur,
And maybe then you’ll look inside
Join artist Marnie Simpson on the the Penistone Line trains as she presents recorded and performed poetry from Dwell Time. Dwell Time Poetry presented by Marnie Simpson https://soundcloud.com/user-193270158
Pick up your free copy of Dwell Time from Marnie to take with you on your journey.
Dwell Time Art Trail at Penistone Line Railway Stations
From Thursday 21st March, look out for Dwell Time art installed at selected railway stations along the Penistone Line by Hannah Honeywill, Emilia Wilson, Richard Shields, Sue Gardiner and Dianne Murphy.
Sheffield: Wednesday 20th / Thursday 21st / Friday 22nd March
Amelia Baron – Take 10 at Sheffield Railway Station, 10:30am – 4:30pm
Dwell Time Publication Launch (Sheffield)
“Take 10” is an interactive performance piece by Amelia Baron which invites passers-by and users of the railway station to take 10 minutes of their day to pause and have a face to face conversation. Amelia’s work primarily deals with mental health in modern society and through “Take 10” she hopes to engage with the audience on a 1:1 basis, enhancing their wellbeing through an everyday (non-clinical) conversation whilst also reducing the stigma of mental health issues, in particular depression and suicide. Working alongside Dwell Time and Penistone Art Week, Amelia brings her performance to Sheffield Railway Station on the 20th – 22nd March.
Pick up your free copy of Dwell Time from Sheffield Railway Station to take with you on your journey.