Syllabus V will be at The NewBridge Project, Newcastle, over the weekend of 6 to 9 December. Please note, we have already selected the participants for Syllabus V.

Syllabus V artists Sophie Blagden, Juliet Davis-Dufayard, Yuxin Jiang, Hwa Young Jung, Sarai Kirshner, Jack Lewdjaw, Sarah Maple, Duncan Poulton and Aliaskar Torkaliaskari are visiting Birmingham for their third retreat themed around the question "How can art help us generate energy and imagine alternatives?"


On Thursday, there will be 1:1 tutorials with Artist Advisor Barby Asante, an opportunity to explore exhibitions in the city and an Open Deck at Earnest.


Friday will begin with an introduction to the NewBridge thematic approach, 'Deep Adaptation' and a communal meal with participants from the 'For Solidarity' project. In the afternoon, artist Ciara Lenihan and Lesley Guy will lead performance workshops and the group will take part in quickfire 'Show and Shut Up' crits.


In the morning, NewBridge Director, Rebecca Huggan, and Programme Director, Niomi Fairweather will give an introduction to the 'For Solidarity' strand of NewBridge's programme from. After lunch, the group will spend time discussing the 'Show and Shut Up' crits from Friday.


In the morning, there will be time for a Syllabus planning session. This will be followed by a guided deep-listening excercise from Nicola Singh.