The Origin: Canbury Gardens Performances

The Origin: Canbury Gardens Performances

3 July 2021 from 3-7pm
Boat moored at Canbury Gardens

As part of Ben Judd’s Stanley Picker Fellowship project The Origin, a series of workshops, performances, talks and tours will take place at Stanley Picker Gallery, a boat moored in Kingston Upon Thames and online throughout June and July 2021.

The last day of the public programme on 3 July features a series of performances hosted by Canbury and Riverside Association (CARA) for visitors in the park to enjoy. No booking required, all welcome.

3pm Spring Grove Fringe

The Spring Grove Fringe will be performing texts produced during Jim Dunk’s Creative Writing Workshops of fictional characters inspired by the true history of the inhabitants of Kingston who lived and worked along the Thames and Hogsmill River. No booking required.

Spring Grove Fringe is an amateur, community drama group, founded over 30 years ago, based in the Spring Grove area of Kingston, with members from a wider area. The group stages four productions a year alongside occasional play-readings and workshops.

5pm Live Music

CARA are organising the opportunity for live music to return to the Canbury Riverside, next to The Boaters pub, after an almost two-year absence. No booking required.

Ben Judd’s Stanley Picker Fellowship project The Origin reflects on Britain’s island status, both literal and metaphorical, and how islands shape the communities that live there. The Origin brings together the communities surrounding the Stanley Picker Gallery – from Kingston University students and academics to local networks, charities and residents – and asks them to imagine a classless, stateless, humane society based on common ownership. A temporary community, an experiment in living, a fictional island group. This collaborative project culminates this summer with an installation at the Gallery, a boat on the River Thames and a series of performances, workshops and events – a rehearsal for an alternative future.