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    POSTPONED: Fan Fiction Workshop: Reimagining the Future

    March 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Free

    Due to train strikes taking place, this workshop has been postponed. A new date is being arranged with the artists and will be announced once confirmed. We apologise for any inconvenience.

    Join members of Babeworld for a workshop exploring fan fiction* as an empowering tool for transformation and re-imagining futures. 

    As part of our Strong Bonds for a Fragile Planet programme, and inspired by the themes in Sophie K. Rosa’s book ‘Radical Intimacy’, this workshop will look at how we can take mainstream media (books, films, tv shows etc) and create new stories, plotlines and character relationships which champion under-represented and marginalised communities.  

    Babeworld will explore the building of new communities and relationships during the creation of fan fiction, to showcase stories that are not usually represented in mainstream media. They will use creative writing techniques to show why it is important to reimagine popular narratives in a way that represents us. 

    During the workshop participants will be encouraged to create their own fan fiction, either through creative writing or other forms such as collages, painting and voice recording. Babeworld will give prompts to help with character creation, with a chance at the end to share what you have made and to discuss how your fan fiction better represents us.   

    *What is Fan Fiction? 

    Fan fiction is fiction created by a fan of, and often including characters, from an already existing piece of fiction. It often exists as writing but has many other forms including visual art, collage and memes. Fan fiction regularly features plotlines which often wouldn’t be seen in traditional mainstream media and represents marginalised communities. 

    About Babeworld 

    Babeworld seeks to create a more representative art world through the creation of art, fundraising and creating grants, and facilitation of events – for those who are marginalised in the arts. With an emphasis on collaboration and co-creation, Babeworld’s practice focuses on themes of political and societal identity, disability/access, neurodivergence, sex work and race. 

    Strong Bonds for a Fragile Planet  

    Strong Bonds for a Fragile Planet will bring together artists and curious people through walks, talks, dinners and workshops to consider what we need at a time when the world feels fragile in many ways. 

    Inspired by ideas from the book ‘Radical Intimacy’ by Sophie K. Rosa, Strong Bonds for a Fragile Planet will explore the themes of home and refuge, the idea of rest and solidarity, community and connection through a varied series of events.  

    Strong Bonds for a Fragile Planet will take place as a selection of WALKS, TALKS, DINNERS and WORKSHOPS with plenty of ways to get involved.   

    You can find out more about the programme here.

    Details

    Date:
    March 1
    Time:
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Cost:
    Free
    Event Category:
    Website:
    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fan-fiction-workshop-reimagining-the-future-tickets-815605647447

    Organizer

    Metal Peterborough

    Venue

    Metal Peterborough
    Chauffeur's Cottage, St Peter's Road
    Peterborough, PE1 1YX
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    Phone
    01733 893 077