This November (8 – 11), a new festival called KIN will be taking place at Arnolfini - it promises to be a multi-room extravaganza of music, conversations, games, skills -sharing and theatrical exploration, with activist meet-up, live art and wandering provocateurs.
The weekend has been designed for participation and connection and as part of making those connections Watershed's team from Rife Magazine will be delivering several events. At the launch party on Thu 8 Nov, Rife will host The Link - their regular networking event for under 24's - where they will announce this year's “24 Under 24” list which celebebrates the incredible young talent in this city. Rife will also present creative hands on workshops put together by our MA Creative Producing students, plus one of our Rife alumni - illustrator Jazz Thompson - will be running the Empower Yourself Zine workshop.
Victoria Tillotson at Rife says:
'Rife are thrilled to be participating in the first ever KIN event. The festival is sure to be a great way for us and our audiences to make new connections and generate ideas. We can’t wait to see how it evolves.'
The team behind Shambala Festival sparked the idea for the event. Against a backdrop of Trump and Brexit, there has been a rise in interest in political workshops and talks, especially amongst younger people. And this event has been created to cater to the increasing demand. As nations begin to flounder and big business gets ever bigger, KIN is a gathering for those longing for a kinder world.
Sidharth Sharma, event co founder says:
‘We’re offering the opportunity to reflect on how we could live differently but through a prism of art, creativity and fun – the opposite of a dry and dull political party conference! And Bristol being such a hot bed of social justice and environmental activism is the perfect place to launch it.'
Expect board games with Paul Mason, film premieres, new tracks and discussions from DJ Krust, body positivity champion Chidera Eggerue and a chance to play in the dark imagination of cult animator David Firth - creator of Salad Fingers. There’s also a Post Human Party with performatix Miss HerNia & Co - KIN is set to be a hive of the cerebral and silly.
Rife are excited to be amongst the numerous Bristol organisations involved: Arnolfini; The Rules; University of West of England, the Museum of Happiness and Bristol Psychedelic Society.
See the full programme at www.kin.world