An article on the Cultural Collaboration Workshop and the organisation written by the Bristol Post
Upcoming Workshop: Salaam Shalom: Cultural Collaborations
Salaam-Shalom invites you to take part in a workshop series:
What: A space for Muslims and Jews in Bristol to come together and explore our experiences of culture, faith and identity, using creative arts and media.
Who is it for? This workshop is for anyone who identifies as Muslim and/or Jewish in any way, whether that is through heritage, upbringing, and/or religious practice. We welcome an equal balance of Muslim and Jewish participants. Spaces are limited to 16 participants.
What will we do? We will explore our experiences of culture, faith and identity, looking at the commonalities as well as the differences and tensions between and within our communities. Over the course of the workshop we will produce a short video involving poetry, music, interviews and/or acting. All levels of skill and experience are welcome, and there is no need to have any particular creative skills or experience to take part.
This will take place over three sessions:
Sundays 6th, 13th & 20th March 2022
11am – 4pm
Lunch will be provided on each day.
Malcolm X Community Centre, 141 City Rd, St Paul’s, Bristol BS2 8YH
These workshops are financially supported by the Salaam Shalom charity, so there are no costs for the participants. All of the workshop facilitation, space hire and lunch on each day are provided for by Salaam Shalom – participants are required to provide their own travel to and from the venue, and to give their focussed time and energy to attending all three of the workshops.
The venue has step free access and a wheelchair accessible toilet.
Food provided will be vegan, halal, and kosher.
There will be time and space set aside during the workshop for prayer.
Day 1: Identity – exploring what our identities as Muslims and Jews means to each of us, what are we proud of and what do we find challenging.
Day 2: Exploring what is common between our cultures/religions/communities, and what are the tensions and differences?
Day 3: To delve further into what came out of day1 and day2, and to collaborate on a small artistic project based on these themes – for example, to make a short video involving music, dance, poetry and/or acting.
Through these workshops we aim to identify future projects for Salaam-Shalom that we hope you will choose to be involved with!
Salaam Shalom is run by a small part-time team. To contact us, simply follow the link and complete our contact form. We’ll get back to you as soon as we can.