#SpringsCalling was an online event celebrating the Spring Equinox, new beginnings and hope on 20 June 2021, a year after direct access to audiences was disrupted.
#SpringsCalling, led by the West Midlands Culture Response Unit (WMCRU) featured 3-5 minute-long audio based artworks of spoken word, podcasts, music and singing from artists across the region. Coinciding with the Spring Equinox, the event focused on nature, spring, outdoors, reflection, restarting and growth; as the cultural sector started to look ahead to returning to live events, re-opening venues and welcoming back audiences.
Work featured here was commissioned by Severn Arts and Worcestershire County Council working in partnership with Autin Dance Theatre. Contributions from across the region can be seen on Culture Central's website.
A collaboration of film, music and dance - examining the role of improvisation in each of these art forms and exploring themes of growth, circular motion and balance in response to the Spring Equinox.
A collaboration between musician and composer, actor and creative and filmmaker - highlighting the natural associations we have when we hear the word Spring and focusing on our hopes right now.