Here’s Your Seat socially distanced event
A compilation of artworks created during lockdown has been projected from St Michael’s Cafe window, bringing together photos, songs, and stories created as part of Here’s Your Seat with residents in Byker and The Bostey in Walker, Young Artist Collective and Echo Artists.
Social distancing measures were in place to enable the audience to enjoy and view the projection in total safety.
Who coudn’t attend the event in person, was able to see the artworks and film (below) on Skimstone Arts’ Facebook Skimstone Arts Ensemble, Twitter, Instagram and here on the website.
Grab some pop corn, take a seat and enjoy!
HERE’S YOUR SEAT – FILM:
- 00:00 min Here’s Your Seat intro
- 03:00 min Voices from Lockdown Madam Teatro, Portugal and around the world Part 1
- 08:25 min Voices from Lockdown Young Artist Collective and Echo Artists:
- 08:34 min Invitation by Philip Melody. Video: Quinn Green
- 10:12 min Preservation by Ho-Yin Wong. Audio: Peter Saaremets
- 11:23 min Clap for Carers by Ben Chilcott. Editing: Sheryl Jenkins & Ho-Yin Wong
- 14:32 min Time Share by Thomas Spence & Jess Johnson
- 17:50 min Life Key by Hadi Bikini. Video: Quinn Green
- 20:15 min The Fallen by Magpie T’Gai. Performed by: Magpie T’Gai & Quinn Green. Music by: Thomas Spence. Video recordings by: Magpie T’Gai and Claire Webster-Saaremets. Video edited by: Magpie T’Gai. Audio recording by: Thomas Spence, Peter Saaremets, Quinn Green & Kema Sikazwe.
- 24:00 min Let’s Celebrate by Thomas Ewart. Vocals & audio: Liz Corney. Video: Jessica Johnson
- 26:05 min Voices from Lockdown Madam Teatro, Portugal and around the world Part 2
- 29:12 min Voices from Lockdown Byker Community with artists Kema Kay and Peter Saaremets:
- 29:22 min Please Sir Can I Have Some More? by Penny Walters
- 30:20 min Travel the World by Loretta, Kema Kay, Peter Saaremets. Backing vocals by Claire Webster Saaremets
- 33:11 min Miracle of Life by Steven
- 35:53 min My Summer Day by Indra and Angel
- 39:24 min Voices from Lockdown The Bostey with artist Sheryl Jenkins
HERE’S YOUR SEAT – GALLERY
“I enjoyed the song ‘My Summer Day’. It told me how to leave my life and not to worry about a thing in life, just enjoy it. Not think about what other people say, just be you. You don’t have to be scared to be you .” Natallia – audience member
“We are absolutely delighted with everything that Skimstone Arts does. You click with a whole range of people in Byker – so quickly you land and be such loving people and build relationships with people. It was brilliant what you did with the Here’s your Seat event in Byker in June and see so many people involved.” Dave Johnson – Senior Youth Leader
“Fabulous! More projects like these are needed all over the country. I’m loving how you’re just putting yourselves out there in so many interesting ways. Well done all! ” – Sharon B. – audience member
“Fabulous stuff. Connecting communities – Mesmerising! This looks great!” – Oliver H. – audience member
“Keep being creative.” – Wendy B. – Board Member
“You guys are awesome” – Claire M. – audience member
“Beautiful” – Arun B. – audience member
30th June 2020
Square outside St Michael’s Cross Cafe, 2 Raby Street, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 2AL
Flyers of the event: