17 September 2022

GLISTEN provided a fabulous opportunity to join acclaimed artist Tom Hicks (aka Black Country Type), the award-winning poet Liz Berry, and sensory artist Kaye Winwood for a unique, creative workshop fusing together photography, food and poetry.

This three part event focussed on the overlooked objects and architecture that we walk past every day; tuning our senses to the neglected beauty that can often be found in abandoned things if only we hold our nerve and gaze.

Starting in a secret location, guests were taken on a photo-walk around the historic Jewellery Quarter led by artist Tom Hicks. The participants then headed to Gulp – a private dining room founded by artist Kaye Winwood – where Kaye Winwood presented a sensory response to the Jewellery Quarter and talked through these interpretations, inviting participants to taste and smell together.

Finally, Liz Berry led a poetry workshop, using maps, words and image to create new meanings.

GLISTEN was a feast for the eyes, minds and senses. No previous experience of photography or creative writing needed for this event, just a curious appetite.

This three hour workshop is available to book by festivals and organisations wanting to explore their location in new and unexpected ways. Email for further information.