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06/01/20

Today was the first Art Lab of 2020! We had 3 presentations already booked otherwise we would’ve moved to the new format which is 2 presentations and then a kind of ‘marketplace’ informal/unstructured show and tell where anyone can bring […]

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01/01/20

10 years ago. Still on with Blah Blah Blah. Installation at South Square Centre, Thornton, January 2010.

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19/12/19

I making a contribution to FLASK publication inviting people for conversations with their flask of favourite beverage. Conversations about flasks, art, life, etc. If you’re up for a chat (Huddersfield/surrounding areas) get in touch!

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17/12/19

Dwell Time picked up the keys to 9 Market Avenue in Huddersfield today. This will be Dwell Time Central and a base for us to run the project from. Plans are still in progress but dialogue will feature large…

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16/12/19

Talking rubbish… I borrowed The Literature of Waste: Material Ecopoetics and Ethical Matter by Susan Signe from the library and a previous reader had pencilled in a kind of index or glossary of terms into the back pages.

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13/12/19

I met with a friend for a coffee and in the aftermath of the elections and doom and gloom of more austerity, he showed me this book he’s reading. Published in 1941, Orwellian dystopia is now.  

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06/12/19

I was at a lecture in Leeds today about older people’s mental health and alcohol misuse (NHS Leeds & York Partnership / Forward Leeds). One of the main risk factors to alcohol misuse is social isolation: Lack of human contact […]

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05/12/19

Dwell Time interviewed Doug Dennison and Logan Bonham Smith of Unmasked Mental Health: https://dwelltimepress.wordpress.com/2019/12/29/dwell-time-interview-with-doug-dennison-and-logan-bonham-smith-unmasked-mental-health/ (Content Warning: Discussions about suicide and child death) https://unmaskedmentalhealth.co.uk/ Their app is designed to get people talking, with the option of anonymity, to provide peer support […]

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04/12/19

Yesterday Dwell Time interviewed one of our HOOT workshop participants Mary. We discussed in advance that she would talk to us about her bereavement of her son who “walked in front of a train 16 years ago” in her words. […]

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03/12/19

Art Lab at Dean Clough had our festive party which had a different format to usual. Usually I programme 3-4 speakers/presentators with Q&A each but for the social festive party I invited everyone to bring a bottle/dish and some art […]

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02/12/19

I went to the opening of the WI-FI Road to Recovery exhibition and had a couple of conversations with the artists. I was thinking afterwards about how important layout and seating is conducive or not to dialogue and how some […]

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29/11/19

Sense-Perception: Sculpture, Drawing & the Influence of Classicism Conference 29 November, Henry Moore Institute Leeds   …ontological categories… …thematic classification… …radically non-unified… …heterogeneous elements within the series… …archetypal categorisation… …classical aesthetics as categorisation (Greek)… …gallery as container… …naming as principally […]

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28/11/19

I collected my Cap Stories work from Elland Library today as they are closed for refurbishment and the exhibition came down. The work had stayed pretty intact with only minor deterioration which was impressive. The next Cap Stories project I’ll […]

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27/11/19

Dwell Time delivered a workshop at HOOT today. We had some great conversations which ranged from the weather and what we were having for tea tonight to suicide. Reflecting on how we as a team run workshops and connect with […]

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26/11/19

Conversations for Change, 26/11/19, University of Huddersfield Dwell Time were invited to attend a conference on Creative Minds peer-led evaluation of their Community Reporter programme #softandfluffy There were presentations and workshop elements which encouraged group dialogue and critical feedback. The […]

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25/11/19

White Ribbon Day https://www.whiteribbon.org.uk/white-ribbon-day aiming to end male violence against women. Plenty of men are victims of DV too but statistical it’s many more women (https://www.womensaid.org.uk/information-support/what-is-domestic-abuse/domestic-abuse-is-a-gendered-crime/?fbclid=IwAR1UCtDaaCHC_UiGKUBZaG02CkEMg6rqgGji1cYjD_5Cjq39lP6XirmVqDk/ ) Domestic abuse is a gendered crime. It can be physical, emotional, financial or […]

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