Why we’re not ready yet

Posted on Jul 16, 2021 in Uncategorized | No Comments

We’ve decided to remain closed to public events for the foreseeable future in order to continue to protect our artists, participants and audiences. People’s safety is always at the front of our thoughts and, until we are fully convinced it is safe to do so, we are not prepared to risk the health or wellbeing […]

Job Opportunity – Executive Assistant now closed

Posted on Jun 9, 2021 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Friction are seeking someone to fulfil the  role of Executive Assistant to work closely with the senior management team to support the successful delivery of its core operations. This is a new and integral role within the organisation that will help us to realise our ambitious plans over the next few years; the duties and […]

Culture Club, Week 10: Animation 2

Posted on May 24, 2021 in Uncategorized | No Comments

After a few hundred photos and a broken pencil or two, we have come to the end of the pilot for Culture Club. There were a few tears and an extended session due the young people not wanting to log off. I am so proud to see the personal progressions that came from exploring so […]

Culture Club, Week 9: Animation 1

Posted on May 5, 2021 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Last week was the penultimate week of Culture Club and I can hardly believe it. Where has the time gone? After eight weeks of exploring an array of art, week nine of Culture Club brought it all together: the members chose their favourite week from the programme and began to interpret their theme (self-portraits, extinct […]

Culture Club, Week 8: Portraits

Posted on Apr 28, 2021 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Last week was great and not just because of how much the young people loved the session but also because of the weather! As we approach the final weeks of Culture Club, we took a closer look at ourselves, which really helped with the theme for this week: portraits! We started off the session by […]

Culture Club, Week 7: Photography

Posted on Apr 23, 2021 in Uncategorized | No Comments

What a coincidence that we had picture perfect weather this week as our young people take a look at photography! Photography is what some of us would call the greatest human invention: the ability to capture moments and memories with the simple click of a button. It means that people from all across the world […]

Bringing Politics to Life: Shakespeare and Applied Theatre

Posted on Apr 23, 2021 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Today is Shakespeare’s birthday (and deathday). Friction Arts’ Placement Student Mia Walters talks about Shakespeare, her area of expertise Applied Arts, and why the two are more closely interlinked than you might think…   Applied Theatre is an umbrella term used to describe theatrical practice and creativity that pushes its audience and participants to interrogate […]

Culture Club, Week 6: Fashion

Posted on Apr 15, 2021 in Uncategorized | No Comments

This week was about Textiles and Fashion and our learners who made family prints learnt the importance of representation in fabric and design. The first part of the session looked at traditional clothing from all over the world. As pointed out by an eager learner, we see some of them every day. From the sarees […]

Culture Club, Week 5: Spoken Word

Posted on Apr 12, 2021 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Culture club marked its halfway point this week. And we celebrated it by looking at spoken word. Week Five was fantastic and Savhanha and I took a leading role by giving our young members an introduction to spoken word. The session started off with me leading an activity called “impostor” developed from the wildly popular […]

The Edge Remains Closed

Posted on Apr 6, 2021 in Uncategorized | No Comments

We sadly closed The Edge on 4th January 2021 for three months because of the rising number of coronavirus cases. We were really pleased to hear the government’s plans for a phased re-opening for community organisations, from as soon as Monday 12th April. We have looked at the advice and have discussed it with our […]