Slate Weekender Masterclass: A discussion with clay - What Does It Mean To Be Human?

Taking place as part of Black Arts World: Slate Weekender - a showcase of the new wave of Black* artists in the North.

Led by Aleasha Chaunte, this session is an invitation to explore what working with clay can teach us about who we are.

Wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty. No special skills or knowledge necessary, just a willingness to discuss.

Aleasha trained in theatre sound design and has a Masters in acting techniques from award winning Polish company Teatr Piesn Kozla (Song of the Goat Theatre). She now works as an independent performance artist based in Liverpool. Her focus is on making work that challenges the established order, is inclusive and innovative, but also grounded in the necessities of life.

To book for this masterclass, click here.

Supported by City of Ideas and Slate – an Eclipse movement

Curated by: Melanie Abrahams

Producing Team: Melanie Abrahams, Sai Murray, Asher Jael, Grace Lee

City of Ideas is a partnership of major cultural organisations in the Cultural Industries Quarter area in Sheffield, led by Site Gallery. Through ambitious public art commissioning, collaborative events and talks programmes, and a critical exploration of the value of public space in contemporary cities, City of Ideas will make tangible the international impact of Sheffield's home-grown cultural talent and radically influence how city centres will look in the future.

City of Ideas Partners: Site Gallery, Yorkshire Artspace, Showroom Workstation, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Children's Media Conference, Eclipse Theatre, Forced Entertainment and Artworks. Funded by Arts Council’s Ambition for Excellence fund.

*To Eclipse, Black includes anyone who is marginalized for their race or ethnicity.



Slate Weekender Masterclass: A discussion with clay - What Does It Mean To Be Human?