Brave New Words: Hello 2021 [Online]

Brave New Words returns for its ‘not quite a fresh new beginning because nothing seems to have changed’ special 2021 January lockdown edition! To return we’re inviting submissions on the theme of ‘Let it all out’, because if you can’t vent on the internet, where are you going to go?
We’re moving from our regular wee spot on the social media interweb and moving to the delightful Stove Network YouTube channel – so everyone is welcome!
Video submissions are now open! Deadline is 5PM on January 27th.
Videos to be no longer than 8 minutes in length. Submissions to be sent via www.WeTransfer.com to martin@thestove.org
As always, be brave.

How to Watch

Brave New Words: Hello 2021 will go live on youtube at 7pm on Friday, 29th January. Click the link below to view!

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Musings

Thank you Blueprint100!

Our current Blueprint100 team, Jordan Chisholm, Kyna Hodges, Claire Bell and Blossom McCuaig are all coming up to the end of their year with us and we’d like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to the team for all of their contributions this past year. It has been an incredible 12 months working with Jordan, Claire, Blossom and Kyna and we’re excited to see what the future holds for these talented individuals.

The current team have been reflecting on their time with the Stove and are sharing their highlights, their triumphs and what they have learned on their year-long journey with us.

Jordan Chisholm

After a 4 week university placement at The Stove, Jordan joined the Blueprint100 team in August 2018 for an initial 6 months and continued for a further year with the new Curatorial Team. Jordan’s practice stems from both an interest in care and a performance art background and is deeply rooted in having conversations.

“My time with blueprint100 and The Stove Network has been incredible. It has been testing, eye-opening, uncomfortable, safe, uplifting and warm. I have been given the opportunity of a lifetime, to try and fail and try again and get some things right whilst learning how to respond to the things that don’t go how you once wanted them to.

Some highlights, for me, were being given the lead artist role for the Nithraid 2019 Salty Coo Parade; this project allowed me the opportunity to pay many young artists to contribute to this day (some from my own uni class, which felt liberating!)”

Read Jordan’s ‘Looking Forward’ blog post by clicking here.

Claire Bell

Claire joined the Blueprint team last year after hosting a series of Life Drawing classes as part of the Blueprint100 regular programme of activity. Claire’s creative practice is grounded in drawing and mark making, as she observes, captures and plays with these to uncover the hidden patterns and connections within.

“A big part of my experience, for me, has been the huge amount of varied learning experiences I have had; through getting involved with a great variety of events and activity. There was Nithraid, in which I assisted the running of workshops such as flag making, as well as making costumes for the procession, which I also took part in through the town centre. Other events I’ve contributed in both big and small ways, are: Drawing Queer, Behavin? Festival, Mental Health Week and our monthly ‘Open Studio’. Although brilliantly varied, this work was very different to previous experience I had had. I felt at times that my overall ‘journey’ lacked focus, however, I ultimately found such value in not thinking too much about ‘is this exactly what I want to be doing’ but just doing it anyway. I encountered so many interesting moments along the way and learned much more than I ever would have by staying with what I already knew.”

Read Claire’s ‘Looking Forward’ blog post by clicking here.

Brave New Words *NOW AT HOME*

“The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” (Maya Angelou)
In light of recent events (you may have read about it), we obviously won’t be going ahead with this Friday’s Brave New Words or its sister play, Lowland. But, in line with our theme (which, by the way was strangely decided ages ago – before all this kerfuffle) of ‘Home’ we’re inviting YOU to share any poetry, music or words with us over the coming week (from yer hooses mind). This can be a poem, a short story, flash fiction or a video! Fire your submissions via facebook direct message to The Stove Network or Brave New Words or email martin@thestove.org.
We will then share your submissions via social media from 7-9PM this Friday. Feel free to fire anything over during the night as well – should ye feel all tingly and brave.
Also, we know you all love a party on the last Friday of the month so why not have your own Brave New Words at hame via all this new fangled technology? Or, like me, you could gather the neighbourhood cats and perform your one man show ‘Living With Edith’ (A Memoir).
Solidarity, insight, open-heartedness and perseverance is at the core of Brave New Words – exactly what we need right now, eh?
So – fire those words over!
For words spoken, sung, shot, signed, silenced and isolated.

Brave New Words *NOW AT HOME*

“The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” (Maya Angelou)
In light of recent events (you may have read about it), we obviously won’t be going ahead with this Friday’s Brave New Words or its sister play, Lowland. But, in line with our theme (which, by the way was strangely decided ages ago – before all this kerfuffle) of ‘Home’ we’re inviting YOU to share any poetry, music or words with us over the coming week (from yer hooses mind). This can be a poem, a short story, flash fiction or a video! Fire your submissions via facebook direct message to The Stove Network or Brave New Words or email martin@thestove.org.
We will then share your submissions via social media from 7-9PM this Friday. Feel free to fire anything over during the night as well – should ye feel all tingly and brave.
Also, we know you all love a party on the last Friday of the month so why not have your own Brave New Words at hame via all this new fangled technology? Or, like me, you could gather the neighbourhood cats and perform your one man show ‘Living With Edith’ (A Memoir).
Solidarity, insight, open-heartedness and perseverance is at the core of Brave New Words – exactly what we need right now, eh?
So – fire those words over!
For words spoken, sung, shot, signed, silenced and isolated.

Brave New Words *NOW AT HOME*

“The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” (Maya Angelou)
In light of recent events (you may have read about it), we obviously won’t be going ahead with this Friday’s Brave New Words or its sister play, Lowland. But, in line with our theme (which, by the way was strangely decided ages ago – before all this kerfuffle) of ‘Home’ we’re inviting YOU to share any poetry, music or words with us over the coming week (from yer hooses mind). This can be a poem, a short story, flash fiction or a video! Fire your submissions via facebook direct message to The Stove Network or Brave New Words or email martin@thestove.org.
We will then share your submissions via social media from 7-9PM this Friday. Feel free to fire anything over during the night as well – should ye feel all tingly and brave.
Also, we know you all love a party on the last Friday of the month so why not have your own Brave New Words at hame via all this new fangled technology? Or, like me, you could gather the neighbourhood cats and perform your one man show ‘Living With Edith’ (A Memoir).
Solidarity, insight, open-heartedness and perseverance is at the core of Brave New Words – exactly what we need right now, eh?
So – fire those words over!
For words spoken, sung, shot, signed, silenced and isolated.

Brave New Words *NOW AT HOME*

“The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” (Maya Angelou)
In light of recent events (you may have read about it), we obviously won’t be going ahead with this Friday’s Brave New Words or its sister play, Lowland. But, in line with our theme (which, by the way was strangely decided ages ago – before all this kerfuffle) of ‘Home’ we’re inviting YOU to share any poetry, music or words with us over the coming week (from yer hooses mind). This can be a poem, a short story, flash fiction or a video! Fire your submissions via facebook direct message to The Stove Network or Brave New Words or email martin@thestove.org.
We will then share your submissions via social media from 7-9PM this Friday. Feel free to fire anything over during the night as well – should ye feel all tingly and brave.
Also, we know you all love a party on the last Friday of the month so why not have your own Brave New Words at hame via all this new fangled technology? Or, like me, you could gather the neighbourhood cats and perform your one man show ‘Living With Edith’ (A Memoir).
Solidarity, insight, open-heartedness and perseverance is at the core of Brave New Words – exactly what we need right now, eh?
So – fire those words over!
For words spoken, sung, shot, signed, silenced and isolated.

Brave New Words *NOW AT HOME*

“The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” (Maya Angelou)
In light of recent events (you may have read about it), we obviously won’t be going ahead with this Friday’s Brave New Words or its sister play, Lowland. But, in line with our theme (which, by the way was strangely decided ages ago – before all this kerfuffle) of ‘Home’ we’re inviting YOU to share any poetry, music or words with us over the coming week (from yer hooses mind). This can be a poem, a short story, flash fiction or a video! Fire your submissions via facebook direct message to The Stove Network or Brave New Words or email martin@thestove.org.
We will then share your submissions via social media from 7-9PM this Friday. Feel free to fire anything over during the night as well – should ye feel all tingly and brave.
Also, we know you all love a party on the last Friday of the month so why not have your own Brave New Words at hame via all this new fangled technology? Or, like me, you could gather the neighbourhood cats and perform your one man show ‘Living With Edith’ (A Memoir).
Solidarity, insight, open-heartedness and perseverance is at the core of Brave New Words – exactly what we need right now, eh?
So – fire those words over!
For words spoken, sung, shot, signed, silenced and isolated.

Brave New Words *NOW AT HOME*

“The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” (Maya Angelou)
In light of recent events (you may have read about it), we obviously won’t be going ahead with this Friday’s Brave New Words or its sister play, Lowland. But, in line with our theme (which, by the way was strangely decided ages ago – before all this kerfuffle) of ‘Home’ we’re inviting YOU to share any poetry, music or words with us over the coming week (from yer hooses mind). This can be a poem, a short story, flash fiction or a video! Fire your submissions via facebook direct message to The Stove Network or Brave New Words or email martin@thestove.org.
We will then share your submissions via social media from 7-9PM this Friday. Feel free to fire anything over during the night as well – should ye feel all tingly and brave.
Also, we know you all love a party on the last Friday of the month so why not have your own Brave New Words at hame via all this new fangled technology? Or, like me, you could gather the neighbourhood cats and perform your one man show ‘Living With Edith’ (A Memoir).
Solidarity, insight, open-heartedness and perseverance is at the core of Brave New Words – exactly what we need right now, eh?
So – fire those words over!
For words spoken, sung, shot, signed, silenced and isolated.

Brave New Words *NOW AT HOME*

“The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” (Maya Angelou)
In light of recent events (you may have read about it), we obviously won’t be going ahead with this Friday’s Brave New Words or its sister play, Lowland. But, in line with our theme (which, by the way was strangely decided ages ago – before all this kerfuffle) of ‘Home’ we’re inviting YOU to share any poetry, music or words with us over the coming week (from yer hooses mind). This can be a poem, a short story, flash fiction or a video! Fire your submissions via facebook direct message to The Stove Network or Brave New Words or email martin@thestove.org.
We will then share your submissions via social media from 7-9PM this Friday. Feel free to fire anything over during the night as well – should ye feel all tingly and brave.
Also, we know you all love a party on the last Friday of the month so why not have your own Brave New Words at hame via all this new fangled technology? Or, like me, you could gather the neighbourhood cats and perform your one man show ‘Living With Edith’ (A Memoir).
Solidarity, insight, open-heartedness and perseverance is at the core of Brave New Words – exactly what we need right now, eh?
So – fire those words over!
For words spoken, sung, shot, signed, silenced and isolated.

Brave New Words *NOW AT HOME*

“The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” (Maya Angelou)
In light of recent events (you may have read about it), we obviously won’t be going ahead with this Friday’s Brave New Words or its sister play, Lowland. But, in line with our theme (which, by the way was strangely decided ages ago – before all this kerfuffle) of ‘Home’ we’re inviting YOU to share any poetry, music or words with us over the coming week (from yer hooses mind). This can be a poem, a short story, flash fiction or a video! Fire your submissions via facebook direct message to The Stove Network or Brave New Words or email martin@thestove.org.
We will then share your submissions via social media from 7-9PM this Friday. Feel free to fire anything over during the night as well – should ye feel all tingly and brave.
Also, we know you all love a party on the last Friday of the month so why not have your own Brave New Words at hame via all this new fangled technology? Or, like me, you could gather the neighbourhood cats and perform your one man show ‘Living With Edith’ (A Memoir).
Solidarity, insight, open-heartedness and perseverance is at the core of Brave New Words – exactly what we need right now, eh?
So – fire those words over!
For words spoken, sung, shot, signed, silenced and isolated.