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HOLY CREATRIXXX

HOLY CREATRIXXX

New York based Go Push Pops inaugurate the premier issue of CREATRIX MAG with their story about their 2014 residency in Manchester's Alex Park and their final performance HOLY CREATRIXXX. Commissioned by Alexandra Arts for Pankhurst in the Park 2014, HOLY CREATRIXXX – ritual gathering, divine incantation and mystical neo-shamanic coven – was Go! Push Pops’ first work overseas and most comprehensive public project to date. I got a little mention too, read all about here

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Women have been circling up since the beginning of time. The circle is the declaration of sacred ground and a container of energy raised. Drawing together in a circle formation, we call on the Goddess as a channel of power. Through incantation, movement, mantra and the transformative power of free play, we honor the fierce fighter spirit of the Pankhurst lineage that has been culturally erased from the territory in which she was born and raised. Sometimes called “raising a cone of power” or “drawing down the moon,” in the center of our circle lies the crystallization of our combined energies. It is through taking on the archetypal power of the Goddess that we root into the earth, expanding our auras until they loom large as the Creatrixxx.
— Go Push Pops via CREATRIX MAG

Pankhurst in the Park 2016

Pankhurst in the Park 2016

I am am absolutely thrilled that Alexandra Arts have been awarded funds from Grants for the Arts for Pankhurst in the Park! Kicking off in spring 2016. Thank you Arts Council England!

'Pankhurst in the Park' 2016- takes inspiration from Alexandra Park's rich heritage connected to Iconic Suffragette, Emmeline Pankhurst; this years programme includes a International Artist Residency (AiR), artist commissions and age friendly engagement opportunities. Accompanied by an integrated Arts Awards educational program with St Mary's Primary School in Moss Side.

This year Alexandra Arts will do things a bit different with the Artist in Residency – it will be done by invitation only. We secured our funding later then expected, hence running out time to do a open call for this years AiR.

We will continue to strengthen our ties with New York,  connection made during 'Pankhurst in the Park' Arts Basel Miami 2014 as well as the Maverick Expo in late 2015. In the pipe line is a series of transatlantic exchanges and an exhibition in New York. So watch this space......

The full park programme, including the Artist in Residency and New York venue will be announced on Friday the 29th of February 2016.

Gifs by  Pablo Melhor

Gifs by Pablo Melhor

Dig The City - Pankhurst in the Park

Dig The City - Pankhurst in the Park

11AM COFFEE MORNING TALK: PANKHURST IN THE PARK

When: Mon 3rd August, 11.00am until 12.00pm

Where: Dig the City Den @ St Ann Square

Free Talk

Join Dig the City Coffee Morning Talk and hear about Emmeline Pankhurst’s links to Alexandra Park and how she inspired the Park’s artistic regeneration.

Alexandra Arts is an artist-led collective based in Manchester’s Alexandra Park, founded in 2010 by Artist Lotte Karlsen. During Autumn 2014, Alexandra Arts curated the widely successful Pankhurst in the Park programme and are currently planning for its return in 2015.

Pankhurst in the Park is an Arts Council England funded programme of free events, artist commissions and an international artist residency. It celebrates Alexandra Park’s rich historical connection to the iconic leader of the Suffragette Movement, Emmeline Pankhurst, who was born and bred only yards from the Park in the neighbouring Moss Side estate.