When: 21st October 2017
Where: Corn Exchange, Leeds
What is it?
Calling all 21st Century Humans! Want to help change the world, one smile at a time? Join the team from Tea & Tolerance on Saturday 21st October at the Corn Exchange in Leeds for a free day of activities and conversation.
The Tea and Tolerance project is designed to bring people together through conversation and the arts. The aim is to slow down, listen and share some time together over tea. This is about exploring the possibilities of friendship and connection between people.
Over the past year the Tea and Tolerance team have been working with community groups and artists in Leeds to develop a resource that can be used by anyone as a catalyst for conversation and connection.
On Saturday the team will be testing their brand new tool kit for conversation, and they would like your help. The tool kit is essentially a play kit/game to help facilitate meaningful discussions in a fun and engaging way. What makes for a great conversation?
Activities at the event will include creative conversations, playkit games, design your own play board, badge making, design your own teapot, tea and cake (very important), tea leaf readings with Miss Fortune and the chance to add your hopes and dreams to T&T’s wishing line.
The team will be trying out their proto- type conversation playkit with the public over the afternoon and asking people to help design the final version. The event will culminate with a group discussion at the end of the day.
Tea and Tolerance is a participatory live art for social change project… conversation is the glue that keeps us all together.
The Tea and Tolerance project was inspired by the York Mosque, who invited the EDL (English Defence League) to drink tea and play football in 2013, after they were protesting outside the mosque. T&T wanted to create a piece that combines interactive performance and an open forum for conversations. Create a safe space for people to exchange, to re-visit their thoughts and how they feel and create connections rather than conflict with their fellow humans.
More info: www.facebook.com/TeaTolerance