We were at the Northern Community Rail Conference at the Hilton Leeds on Monday promoting the project to the rail sector and potential future partners. The response to the project was really positive and we made a lot of great connections there. We are currently discussing the potential to begin rolling Dwell Time out across the Northern network in Year 3 and beyond!
Next week we are due to attend the Northern Community Rail Conference 2019 in Leeds. We’ve had to order a Dwell Time Issue 1 reprint to have at the conference as we’ve practically run out of copies! It’s due to be a full day of talking about the project and showing off the brilliant contributions we’ve published.
We are super excited to announce Dwell Time has been shortlisted for the Community Rail Awards 2019!We are in the 3b category: Community Art Schemes: Renewable and Smaller Projects – sponsored by Transport for Greater Manchester.
Our partners Pensitone Line Partnership have been shortlisted for four different projects across four categories – well done PLP!
I’ve been at the Piece Hall Wellbeing Festival today and yesterday, talking and interviewing people for Dwell Time. I didn’t want a stall and opted for milling around talking to other practitioners who had stalls and visitors. I met some fantastic people and totalled 22 interviews in the course of the 2 day festival! They were short 2-3 minute interviews in the main but we spent a lot of time chatting inbetween. It was a really great atmosphere and lots of activities to get involved in. We’ll be editing the audio interviews (minimally) and uploding them onto our website, Youtube and Vimeo channels in due course. Thanks to all involved!
Thank you to everybody who came to our exhibition opening and Issue 2 open call launch last night – we had a fantastic evening!
After our exhibition opening downstairs in the main concourse waiting room, we went upstairs for a few speeches by Penistone Line Partnership, ACORP and CrossCountry representatives, a brief artist talk by featured artist Bob Clayden and then some brilliant poetry readings by Dwell Time Co-Curator Lenny Szrama, Issue 1 contributor Rob Clarke and the amazing Emma Bolland. We premiered our new film which will be online shortly.
Issue 2 Open Call is now live and we will upload each submission to this blog as they come in. The Huddersfield Railway Station exhibition featuring Issue 1 artwork, Bob Clayden and Rose Knight’s pinhole camera portrait exhibition entitled Suitcase and Lenny Szrama’s frames poems will remain up as a permanent display.