Our audiences are at the heart of what we do. That’s why we strive to give them experiences which get them closest to the things they love.
So whether you’re taking a breather between acts or an early bird with a free morning before starting, we have some exceptional workshops planned for you to get involved with! With those that aren’t drop in’s around the festival, information with how you can register your interest and book a place can be found below…
Saturday 12:00 – 1:30 (£7) BUY TICKETS
Sunday 12:00 – 1:30 with live soundtrack by AYN S0F Paddy from Gnod (£10) BUY TICKETS
Centrala | Unit 4 Minerva Works | 158 Fazeley St | Birmingham | B5 5RT
Spaces are limited and tickets must be purchased in advance
Great music is a synthesis between sound and silence . The greater the synthesis the deeper the music goes .The sound creates the silence and the silence creates the receptivity to receive sound . You become centred, rooted . The earth and sky meet. The body and soul are no longer separate They lose their definitions.
Do.omYoga is a slow vinyasa based yoga practice with a strong emphasis on connecting deeply connecting ‘passive postures’. Practiced alongside loud atmospheric Doom/ Drone/ Ambient/ Avant-garde/ Psychedelic music, the intensity of the music acts as a driving force invigorationg strength, yet at the same time complimenting the pace of the practice, unlocking the capacity to aid releasing tension and help sustain holding asana postures for longer through its emotive nature.
A selection of music from the slower, heavier, vibrational and at times ambient end of the music spectrum, acts and is chosen to serve as the ‘active’ principle balancing the energy of the practice into a harmonious integrated whole resulting in an immersive experience. ALL LEVELS WELCOME.
PECHA KUCHA- SUPERSONIC SPECIAL
Sunday 5:30- 6:30 I Supersonic Market Place
PechaKucha is the snappy presentation format where speakers have just 20 slides and 20 seconds per slide to get their point across. What started out in Tokyo is now in 900 cities across the world. Themes for PechaKuchas can include nearly anything, but for Supersonic we’re inviting you to share your music obsessions, record collections, sonic adventures and live experiences. That could mean your top 20 metal albums, rarest band memorabilia, best album sleeves, 20 heaviest riffs, backstage encounters or moments from your own band’s on-the-road anecdote repertoire. Surprise us! PechaKucha works best when audiences don’t know what’s coming.
It will be an informal set up – it’s all about the fun of sharing rather than a slick, rehearsed presentation.
Get in touch by emailing email@example.com with ‘PechaKucha’ in the title if you have an idea and we’ll just ask you for 20 slides in advance of the day (which will be the afternoon Sunday 24th June). Slides will be on a timer, so all you’ll need to do is talk along to the slides to a compact audience and we’ll do the rest.
Modern Ritual: Workshop
Sunday 24th June I Supersonic Festival Workshop
Ahead of their performance on the Sunday evening, there is an opportunity for the audience to attend a free short participatory workshop and to take part in one of the new commissions, this piece is called:
THESE WE HOLD CLOSE, THESE WE HOLD DEAR
Workshop Led by Charles Hayward & Laura Cannell
Make a mental list of the names of people you love, of neighbours and work colleagues, of friends far away, of long lost friends. We will move through different zones, vocal spaces, using these names as lyrics.
The Workshop 30 – 40 minutes
Participants will be invited to perform the piece as the finale of the evening [Modern Ritual] performance. Music by Charles & Laura.
Spaces are limited to 15 to book your place email firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘modernritual’ in the title
DENNIS MCNETT: PROCESSION PREPARATION
Saturday 12 pm- 4 pm
Sunday 12 pm – 4 pm
2018 is a monumental year for Supersonic. This June, we bring to the back streets of Digbeth the FIRST EVER major project in the UK from prolific artist, Dennis Mcnett. Our Artist in Residence, Dennis will produce a NEW large-scale work to embody the beating heart of this year’s festival, using Supersonic musicians and audience alike.
Work alongside Dennis and help bring the Supersonic beast to life! You will be creating a series of large-scale masks and costumes that will form part of our procession- the heart of this year’s festival.
“It’s easy to be cynical in this world. For me, it’s not always easy to walk through life with positivity and try to offer that positivity back to the world. I find it fun and effective to offer it with characters, story telling, collaboration, made-up myth and meditation.” Dennis Mcnett.
Conjurer of the colossal, Dennis doesn’t just exhibit work in galleries, he parades it down the street. Sculpting full scale temples or engineering viking ships inspired by Norse mythology to cruise through New York City. Birthing a 16ft puppet operated by 20 people in elaborate masks with costumed dancers and caterwauling musicians. Whatever the setting, the results are astounding.
Combining design roots in traditional wood cuts with the raw high-energy imagery pouring out of the early 80’s skateboard and punk rock scene, Dennis has carved an intricate tribe of mythical entities and tales. His Wolfbat moniker, a symbol for rebellion against authority, brings to light our animalistic rituals, he brings to life our beasts.
Limited to 15 people
Book your place by emailing email@example.com with ‘dennis_masks’ in the title
DEVIATION: A SURREAL LIFE DRAWING EXPERIENCE
Saturday 5 pm – 6:30 pm Supersonic Market Place
From the strange and abnormal, to the beautiful and repulsive, Deviation aims to give people the chance to experience drawing models, environments, situations and installations which offer different and interesting shapes, textures and lighting that aren’t usually encountered within a normal life drawing class.
FAT OUT’S ONE STOP TRANSFORMATION STOP
Saturday 8 pm – 9:10 pm Supersonic Market Place
Do you dream of a Lionel’s Tash or to reveal your third googley eye? Do you see your real self as Ozzy, The Mitchell brothers, a Polar Bear or Rihanna? Does your already beautiful face need a touch of glittery sparkle? Well you can live all of the above and so much more in ‘Fat Out’s One Stop Transformation Shop’. Come as you are. Leave as your your most fabulous party self, fully prepped to rip up any Supersonic dance floor! And if your band schedule is too militant to make a visit to our stall then look out for the Glitter police, doing on the spot makeovers so everyone can transform into their most party confident selves.
Sunday 3 pm – 7 pm Supersonic Market Place
In addition to their spot within the festival Market Place, Shelanu will also be running a stamped key ring workshop. Come along to decorate your own copper key ring with your favourite bands or Supersonic memories.
Sunday 3 pm – 7 pm, Supersonic Market Place
A Percussive Instrument workshop by Juneau Projects
Join this drop-in workshop with Juneau Projects to create your own wooden percussion instrument to use as part of Dennis McNett’s procession piece. Select an instrument shape from a range of animal-based designs created by Juneau Projects and then assemble and customise it to create your very own unique ‘Spinal Tapper’.
Limited edition badge
Juneau Projects have created a range of lasercut badge designs to allow you to build and customise your own unique wooden badge.