KAB Gravesend: Singing and Dinging, guest post by Tania Holland Williams

Tania, Opera Singer and Musical Director comments on our first joint meeting. Singing and Dinging, a first meeting of the KAB Gravesend Art group and RiverVoice Community choir.  Around 12 people involved in the Reaching Out project met up on Saturday 12th March – a mix of visual artists from the art group and singers from RiverVoice Choir. Several very adventurous bods belong to both groups. We met together to find out more about each other, our areas of work and specifically about how we were going to be working together over the next few months towards the final exhibition and concert.

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KAB Gravesend; Guest post from Sharon Manship

We’ve been very fortunate to meet so many new people over the course of ‘Totally Touchable’ and are happy to share a guest post from Sharon Manship.

I became involved in the ‘Totally Touchable’ project with Wendy and the KAB Gravesend Art Group as a result of my job as a Researcher at Canterbury Christ Church University where I work in the School of Public Health, Midwifery and Social Work.  My particular area of interest is ‘arts and health’ since I know from my own experiences that creative arts can have a very positive impact on an individual’s health and wellbeing, and I’m therefore keen on exploring the experiences of others. Continue reading

KAB Gravesend; ‘Totally Touchable’

‘Totally Touchable’ follows on from ‘Exploring Tactile Art’. We’re still meeting at Gravesend Library, we’ve got to know each other, thrown some questions in the air, “how do you make art if you’re blind or partially sighted?” “why do you make art?” “how do you view it?” and so, so much more. We hope to answer these, share our findings and art work at our exhibition to be held at The Blake Gallery, Gravesend, during November. Continue reading