Little Lost Robot demystifies creative & digital tech in its new creative spaces
Studio resident, Little Lost Robot has launched a ‘Creative People and Places’ programme which offers free, creative drop-in sessions in Bath and Radstock. The aim of this initiative is to demystify the creative and tech industry, and give underrepresented communities the chance to gain hands-on experience of making. Disused buildings in both locations have been selected as creative hubs, giving these spaces a much-needed new lease of life.
I visited the Twerton creative space in Bath and felt immediately at home. There is a real sense of community amongst the people who work there, and those who drop in. Creativity is in abundance! It felt like a safe space for adults and children to flourish and develop their creative skills, using both practical and digital mediums. All tools and materials were provided, as well as free refreshments and lots of toys. Adults were on hand to help entertain children, so parents of preschoolers could join in.
These drop-in sessions are relaxed, fun and accessible with the aim of building confidence and developing skills. The initiative offers training, and participants are encouraged to try out a variety of techniques. In addition to this, more direct routes into further training, volunteering and employment are on offer. This includes Artists as Leaders training, residencies and freelance opportunities, as well as short courses for anyone who wants to continue.
Creative Twerton is open Tuesday to Friday, 12 noon to 5pm. The Radstock sessions are on Tuesdays at 9am – 11am in Trinity Methodist Church and for people aged 15 to 19, and Wednesdays in the YCSW building from 7pm – 9pm. Keep an eye on the website to find out more. No need to book, just turn up.
Written by Studio intern, Sean Gilligan.