Leon Clowes

Nan Kids

11 June — 25 June
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Art / Exhibitions - Free Event - Spoken Word (Poetry) / Books - Workshops

Leon Clowes, Nan Kids installation at Ipswich Art Gallery, SPILL Festival of Performance 2021, Photo by Guido Mencari

Artist Leon Clowes invites you to come and hear the hidden stories of people like him, who had to be brought up by his grandparents. For the first 90 minutes, you will hear the stories of people who were raised in kinship care. Drop in for a few minutes or stay longer and watch, chat, and listen.

During this time, Leon will be building a ‘Nan-tervention’ installation. You are welcome to help Leon to do this if you want to get involved. Come along with things that remind you of your grandparents. Leon will be arranging flowers and you can join him and paint the flowers in watercolours, or you can paint or make something that reminds you of your grandparents. This will take place around the old radio set where everyone will listen to the Nan Kid stories.

Please note, some of these stories are sad and difficult. There’s never a good reason a grandparent has to bring their grandkids up. But these too are tales of courage, hope and strength.

For the last half hour, Leon will read his own story: ‘The Last Five Days of Sandra’. This spoken word piece includes adult related themes and you may not consider this suitable for your children.

'Nan Kids' is supported by a WAF Grant through Wandsworth Grant Fund.

Event Dates Live in Venue

Balham Library
16 Ramsden Road, London, SW12 8QY
11 June, 2.00pm — 4.00pm Remind me
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Putney Library
5/7 Disraeli Road, London, SW15 2DR
18 June, 2.00pm — 4.00pm Remind me
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Roehampton Library
2 Danebury Avenue, London, SW15 4HD
20 June, 4.00pm — 6.00pm Remind me
Free, no booking required

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York Gardens Library
34 Lavender Road, Winstanley Estate, Wandsworth, SW11 2UG
25 June, 2.00pm — 4.00pm Remind me
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Event Information

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Art / ExhibitionsFree EventSpoken Word (Poetry) / BooksWorkshops

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Live Indoor

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Tel: 07796503550
leon.clowes@gmail.com
Leon Clowes, Nan Kids installation at Ipswich Art Gallery, SPILL Festival of Performance 2021, Photo by Guido Mencari
Leon Clowes, Nan Kids installation at Ipswich Art Gallery, SPILL Festival of Performance 2021, Photo by Guido Mencari
Leon Clowes, Nan Kids installation at Ipswich Art Gallery, SPILL Festival of Performance 2021, Photo by Guido Mencari

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