Saturday 27 November 2021

We have made the longlist! 

Our project “A Different LENS” has been selected for the second round of the Digital Culture Awards in the Digital Storytelling category and we want to say thank you to all who have contributed to Thread and Word throughout 2020/2021. 

We are longlisted in the Digital Storytelling section:

"Use of digital for impactful storytelling to engage audiences. Achieved by the use of one or several connected narratives across digital media platforms with a strong audience-focused voice and story."

We are in good company :

  • Chinese Arts Now and Two Temple Place – CAN X Two Temple Place Digital Exhibition and Immersive Performance
  • Dante or Die Theatre – User Not Found Video Podcast
  • Everything is Music (A collaboration between Crack Magazine and Landmark) – Everything Is Music – a new location-based digital tour for mobile
  • Extant – Flight Paths
  • Focal Point Gallery and South Essex Homes – Contemporary Elders: Digital Connectivity
  • Horniman Museum and Gardens – Afro Historyscapes
  • M&C Saatchi x The Commonwealth War Graves Commission – CWGC – War Graves Week
  • Manchester International Festival – MIF21 Online
  • Rural Media – Rural Media’s Point Of View Project
  • The Margate Bookie – A Different LENS
  • Wild Rumpus CIC – Sounds of the Forest
We are proud to be included with so many incredible organizations that we admire and look forward to celebrating with you all.

Our project A Different Lens 

This is a collaborative project by twelve artists who co-created an interactive walking digital map of Margate in 2020. Each artist was asked to choose an author who is blind or became visually impaired during their lifetime. The initial project brief asked the artists to respond through a story presented as walks. These are located in Margate, Broadstairs, Ramsgate, and Seasalter in Kent. You can connect with these through a geolocative map.

 The initial project brief design was to create walking experiences that might illustrate how storytelling makes the inaccessible accessible. You can access the map through this link

This link takes you to our web page and provides an introduction to the project.

The connection to locative media was initially designed to widen access to the walking experience to enable disabled artists to participate. However, the lockdowns caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic meant that the co-creative experience for all contributing artists shifted from being a hybrid experience to a completely digital one.   

Our artists:

Virginia Fitch
James Frost
Phoebe McIndoe
Clare Jackson
Amy Johnson
Amanda Jones
Diana Lane
William Lewis
Jack Lowe
Sonia Overall
Elspeth Penfold
Sara Trillo

Catch up with Bookie events here:Margate Bookie

At Thread and Word, we acknowledge the sustaining impetus of creativity and the renewed interest in the health benefits of walking throughout the challenges of 2020/2021. 

We are grateful for our partnership with Margate Bookie.   

We were at The Ageless Thanet futures Fair last week.

Throughout lockdown, opening up and locking down again Thread and Word artists have been working hard in partnership with The Margate Bookie. 

It has been a rollercoaster ride for us all, and sadly it's not over yet. However, creativity and community projects have sustained us and will keep on doing so. 

Thank you for supporting us!

A Digital Box Set of Creative Walks by Thread and Word

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