7th November 2015

Firing the Generator begins

STEALTH.unlimited's commission, Firing the Generator, will get off to a flying start with a series of three workshops with key figures of the local community. The workshops will take place on Wednesday 25th, Thursday 26th, and Friday 27th November in Fearon Hall and will see Ana Džokić and Marc Neelen of STEALTH.unlimited collaborate with Borut Šeparović, Performance Director at Zagreb-based arts collective MONTAЖ$TROJ.

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As outlined in more detail on their project page, STEALTH.unlimited's commission for Market Town will see them contribute to the development of a new creative enterprise hub in a disused building on Frederick Street, eventually to be known as the Generator. The redevelopment of this building is being undertaken by a partnership of local institutions including Loughborough University, Love Loughborough, Charnwood Arts, Twenty Twenty, Creative Leicestershire, Loughborough College and the County and Borough Councils.

STEALTH.unlimited's aim - to experiment with different ways of using the space - is in reality as much theoretical as it is practical: they want to discover not only how the building should appear physically, but also the place it should occupy in the community. The purpose of the workshops, therefore, is to find out exactly what the local creative community wants from the venue. The views and information gathered will be vital in the project development, and ultimately in securing the funding necessary to make the Generator a reality. The hope is that the workshops will come together to produce a commonly identified idea of what the Generator stands for, what makes it unique, what it will achieve, and for whom. The workshops will increase in capacity by 8 people each time, creating a balance between continuity and fresh perspectives, and will bring the organisations involved in the redevelopment into contact with local creative enterprises, community groups, and other interested parties.

Workshop One -  Wednesday 25th November
This session will bring together 8 members of The Generator Loughborough CIC.

Workshop Two - Thursday 26th November
At this session, the CIC members will be joined by 8 of the project's close supporters, such as those who were engaged in making proposals and decisions via surveys and the dedicated Facebook group.

Workshop Three - Friday 27th November
This session will see the first 16 participants joined by another 8 people comprised of additional staff members from the organisations involved, representatives from local organisations that represent community interest (e.g. young people, local authority, ethnic minorities), and local creative businesses in various stages of development.

If you would are in the creative sector, based in or around Loughborough, and would like to attend the Friday workshop please email luarts@lboro.ac.uk with 'Firing the Generator' in the subject line. If not don't worry, as there will be plenty of opportunities to get involved in Firing the Generator as it develops. Why not join our Radar mailing list on main page to keep up to date?

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