Do you feel the need to do something practical while at a festival? Want to exercise your creative energy between bands? Enjoy meeting new people with creative ideas? Then 'roll up your sleeves!' join us and create part of the festival, this workshop is where you need to be. We will be building 4 constructions with 4 teams in 4 days and hosting a fantastic Sunday performance. Buy your RAW #3 ticket.
What is roots architecture about?
World architecture is as diverse as world music and across the globe there are humanitarian practices, groups and organisations dedicated to working with communities in need. The roots architecture exhibition showcases the work of some of these organisations global and local groups. Participants in our workshop teams will be lead by specialist makers and builders working in this field. Together you will take on this years challenge!
Materials will be reclaimed, re-useable or sourced from Charlton Park itself. The finished structures will become part of the festival, hosting live performances during WOMAD's Sunday evening finale.
Whether you're an experienced self-builder, or a practical newcomer, come and join our convivial workshop led and guided by experienced specialists. Learn about; low-tech to no-tech building techniques and traditions from Britain and around the world. Sessions generally run from 10am - 4:30pm, so you'll still have plenty of time to enjoy the music.
Workshop price is £245 (£195 with student id) and limited in availability. The price includes full festival access from Thursday to Sunday and the roots architecture 4 day workshop challenge. All you need to bring is yourself, sturdy boots and a few of your favourite tools. Your ticket also includes very tasty lunchtime meals. Tickets can be purchased at the Reading Box Office or by telephone on 0118 960 6060.
'Tangentfield cic' is a UK based architectural studio working in the field of education and community consultation through creative events. Roots architecture is developed in collaboration with Fourth Door green cultural review.
Previous years special guests have included:
Here's what some participants from raw 2010 and 2011 said:
“Thanks for having the vision and energy to put on the workshop, hope you found it as rewarding and enjoyable as i did, it was great to spend some time with such interesting and interested people, yourselves and the other participants.”
“Just wanted to say thanks again for a fantastic workshop, it was a very special experience and i hope it will run again?”
“I had a brilliant time, met some great people and learnt lots of new skills. The quality of the stages and the acts on the final night far exceeded my expectations.”
“Thanks for all your hard work to create the workshop. I found it a very worthwhile experience and it reminded me that there are some committed students out there.”