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THREE RIVERS IS LOOKING FOR PEOPLE BASED IN BEXLEY WHO ARE INTERESTED IN ARTS AND CULTURE TO JOIN OUR NEW CRITICS CLUB

We want to hear from people who enjoy thinking about the culture they spend time with. Art, exhibitions, TV, film, video games, music, books, dance, performance and theatre. If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at writing about these things - maybe you’ve started already - we’d love you to get in touch.
























Three Rivers have teamed up with professional critics Gabrielle de la Puente and Zarina Muhammad (The White Pube) to create Critics Club, a way for people in Bexley to come together and voice their opinions about arts and culture in the borough – in their own way.

We are looking for 8 founding members to join the club and commit to the following:

1. To attend 6 online training sessions led by Gabrielle and Zarina with special guests. 

These facilitated sessions will support you to start producing your own reviews by introducing an approach to criticism based on what you feel about local arts and culture in relation to your own experience of life, rather than how much you know about it. 

A Creative Maintenance Allowance will be offered to all 8 founding members of Critics Club to cover time to attend the sessions and do some homework in between. The amount is set at £40 per session – £240 is the total amount available for attending all 6 sessions.

Online sessions will take place on the following dates;
- 7pm-8:30pm Monday 5 July 2021
- 7pm-8:30pm Monday 12 July 2021
- 7pm-8:30pm Monday 19 July 2021
- 7pm-8:30pm Monday 26 July 2021
- 7pm-8:30pm Monday 9 August 2021
- 7pm-8:30pm Monday 16 August 2021

Please ensure that you are available to attend all online sessions before applying.

2. To produce 2 reviews of Three Rivers activity that can be published on our website between now and October 2024.

Reviews can take any format, for example written, video, podcast or spoken word and will be paid at a rate of £250 per review.

No experience or specialised knowledge of art is necessary, just an opinion on what matters to you and what kind of culture is relevant to the communities you are part of. 

Three Rivers is committed to learning and acting on the honest views expressed by Critics Club, which we hope will start a public conversation in Bexley about what we are doing well, and more importantly what we could be doing better. 

Following the pilot we will work closely with members to further develop Critics Club across the duration of the Three Rivers programme. 

How to apply

To be eligible to apply you must be an individual aged 18 or over and currently living, working or studying in the London Borough of Bexley.

To apply please complete our application form https://forms.gle/MQUfbk2r8A4ykjceA by 12pm Monday 31 May 2021.

If you would prefer to send a video of your responses to the questions, please send the link to scott@threeriversbexley.org with the subject line: Critics Club Application.

Gabrielle de la Puente, Zarina Muhammad and Scott Burrell, Executive Producer of Three Rivers will be selecting the successful applicants, who will be chosen on the basis of creating a thoughtful group that is, together, representative of Bexley.  

All applicants will be informed by Friday 18th June.

Three Rivers strives to be an inclusive programme that represents a broad range of experiences and perspectives. We welcome applications from people who are underrepresented in the arts because of ethnicity, socio-economic background and/or disability. 

For any questions, or to talk to us about the project please sign up to one of the information sessions we are holding below or to arrange an information session for a specific group you are working with please contact scott@threeriversbexley.org

Online info session: 7pm-8pm Wednesday 5 May 202. Sign up for free here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/three-rivers-critics-club-info-session-tickets-150934889317

About The White Pube
The White Pube is the collaborative identity of Zarina Muhammad and Gabrielle de la Puente through which they write about exhibitions, video games, the art world and more on www.thewhitepube.com and across social media as @thewhitepube. They are based in London and Liverpool respectively. 

About the Creative Maintenance Allowance
This project will trial a Creative Maintenance Allowance inspired by the Educational Maintenance Allowance that supported students and those undertaking unpaid work-based learning in England between 2004 and 2010. Unlike the original scheme our Creative Maintenance Allowance will be open to learners of all ages and will not be means tested. The top weekly amount of £30 offered in 2010 has been adjusted for inflation to £40.

November 2020

Introduction to the world of Podcasts with Clare Lynch - Online workshop

Sunday 29 November 2020, 11am – 1.30pm and 12th December, 11am - 1.30pm

Online meeting via Zoom - book a place here:
https://rtm.fm/training/

Hosted by
RTM.FM

Ever wanted to make a podcast? Led by leading podcaster Clare Lynch this introduction to podcasts will give you the necessary background and confidence to get started in making and planning your own podcast series, for eventual broadcast and distribution.

Clare has worked on many Podcast projects including with her local community of Soho. In 2019 she produced a podcast series with the The Photographers Gallery, London - including her own Soho Then a photo-based podcast series where she documented peoples memories and experiences of living and working in Soho from 1920-2000, featured in Observer newspaper, Time Out and BBC Radio 4 Extra. It was also included in 'Shot in Soho’ exhibition.

Clare is currently working with her local radio station Soho Radio producing and presenting talk show The Soho Hour - helping the community of Soho stay connected during this time (that was recently featured in the Observer). Alongside her work at Soho Radio she produces podcasts for campaigners, activists and arts organisations. Recent series, Sculpting Lives, produced by Clare for the Paul Mellon Centre for British Art, was selected as Art podcast of the week in Guardian in March 2020.

Clare is an advisor and trainer for RTM.FM (Radio Thamesmead) and hosts talks and workshops including Accumulate, The Art School for the Homeless, at Ravensbourne University, Shout Out festival and Goldsmiths University.

What will we cover?

  • Podcasts - what, where, who, when, why?
  • Programme formats for Podcasts
  • Developing your ideas
  • Creating and producing podcast content
  • Media Law and Ethics
  • Where to find funding for your podcast
  • Distribution and promotion of your podcast
  • Online resources for further learning

December 2020

Development Lab - Find out more event

Wednesday 9 December 2020, 7pm 

Online meeting via Zoom, sign up here:
https://www.theexchangeerith.com/event-registration

Hosted by
The Exchange

Have you got an idea for a project or social enterprise, but not sure how to develop it? Then this event might be for you.


The Development Lab at The Exchange is a space and programme that supports local people to develop ideas for projects, programmes or businesses that have a social cause. This programme will include support in ideas development, training workshops like fundraising, business plan development, marketing, and networking / social events to encourage new local collaborations. If you are interested in joining the Lab or just to find out more, come to this online event to discover some of the amazing projects already in development.

Introduction to the world of Podcasts with Clare Lynch - Online workshop

Sunday 12 December 2020, 11am – 1.30pm

Online meeting via Zoom - book a place here:
https://rtm.fm/training/

Hosted by
RTM.FM

Ever wanted to make a podcast? Led by leading podcaster Clare Lynch this introduction to podcasts will give you the necessary background and confidence to get started in making and planning your own podcast series, for eventual broadcast and distribution.


Clare has worked on many Podcast projects including with her local community of Soho. In 2019 she produced a podcast series with the The Photographers Gallery, London - including her own Soho Then a photo-based podcast series where she documented peoples memories and experiences of living and working in Soho from 1920-2000, featured in Observer newspaper, Time Out and BBC Radio 4 Extra. It was also included in 'Shot in Soho’ exhibition.

Clare is currently working with her local radio station Soho Radio producing and presenting talk show The Soho Hour - helping the community of Soho stay connected during this time (that was recently featured in the Observer). Alongside her work at Soho Radio she produces podcasts for campaigners, activists and arts organisations. Recent series, Sculpting Lives, produced by Clare for the Paul Mellon Centre for British Art, was selected as Art podcast of the week in Guardian in March 2020.

Clare is an advisor and trainer for RTM.FM (Radio Thamesmead) and hosts talks and workshops including Accumulate, The Art School for the Homeless, at Ravensbourne University, Shout Out festival and Goldsmiths University.

What will we cover?

  • Podcasts - what, where, who, when, why?
  • Programme formats for Podcasts
  • Developing your ideas
  • Creating and producing podcast content
  • Media Law and Ethics
  • Where to find funding for your podcast
  • Distribution and promotion of your podcast
  • Online resources for further learning

Coming in 2021

Polaroid Dog Portraits

Around Lesnes and Southmere
Dates TBC
Hosted by Peabody

Come and meet photographer Lisa Drew and have a polaroid portrait taken of you and your dog to take home. Chat to us about your local area, what activities you already take part in and what you would like to see in the future.

Introduction to Sounds Editing - Online Workshop
Date TBC, 2.5 hours

Online meeting via Zoom
Hosted by
RTM.FM

How do you edit sound to make a podcast or a pre-recorded radio show? Led by musican and RTM resident broadcast Raevennan Husbandes this introduction to sound editing covers the basics in how to digital edit sound files, layer sounds, adjust levels and get a high quality sounding audio file from the process.

Participants will learn how to use a free editing software called Audacity that works with PC or Mac.

What will we cover?

  • Editing, what is it and why you need to learn how to do it
  • Layering and adding Beds - putting music or sounds underneath spoken word or talking
  • Adding jingles
  • Cutting and Splicing
  • Cross Fades and Mixing
  • Correcting Sounds and adjusting levels
  • Formats and Exports

Speaker Building Workshops!

Monthly online discussions, online workshops and planning
Email
info@taco.org.uk to get involved
Hosted by
RTM.FM

Join the RTM Community Broadcasters and help co-design and build an entirely bespoke sound system that will be toured and played to communities across Bexley!

We’re looking for people who want to get involved and help make the RTM Touring Sound System come to life.

RTM are hosting a free series of workshops led by invited experts and artist Dani Smith. The workshops will give all participants the skills and confidence to build the sound system and plan a series of events that brings big sounds to Bexley.

By participating in the workshops you’ll learn technical and practical skills about how to build sound system speakers

Workshops are scheduled to commence in January 2021, within Covid H&S guidance.

A series of online discussions, online workshops and planning events are scheduled monthly and new contributors can join at any time.  If you would like to get involved please email info@taco.org.uk .

Youth Workshops in Slade Green

In the new year we are working with a local artist to engage the young people of Slade Green to get involved in art and culture, find out what it means to them and what they want to see in their area. Some of the activities involved will include the use of photography to create photos of the area and discuss the sense of belonging. Discussions about what it means to be a young person in Slade Green and encouraged to use poetry or song to express this. Painting a piece of art built from their ideas to create a temporary mural wall.