May 9, 2016
17-19 Tontine Street Studios
Touchbase Care LTD, Nicholas Houghton, Luke Jones, Martin Posnett, Philippa Wall
A community group where people with physical disabilities, mild learning difficulties, neurodiversity and sensory impairment are supported in arts, education, access to work, recreation, health and well being. Their goal is to bring people, who may suffer from isolation, together in a supportive setting. To encourage and support members with achieving personal goals. To use arts and creativity in a therapeutic setting and to support clients in accessing events and places of interest in the wider community. They work to increase opportunities for employment, work experience or voluntary opportunities. To raise disability awareness and promote disabled people’s rights. The centre offers a cafe, art studios, a sewing room, therapy rooms and an IT suite. Touchbase is open: Mon- Fri 10am- 4pm
Artist based in London and Folkestone working in a variety of media, the most common being lens-based accompanied by text, through which he tells stories.
Luke is a visual artist who explores conceptual visual arrangements. His practice is formulated by the concept of formal decision-making of objects and imagery. He has recently been expanding his entrepreneurial skills through his involvement with Threads and the Student Makers Markets. Check out his beautiful hand bound books under the name of Cramped Hand.
Philippa’s current work stems from a continuous exploration and development into camera-less film making. She uses techniques formed during printmaking and exposure. Her focus has always centered around the process of making. Philippa started Threads, a DIY Gallery in January 2015 since then has curated video art screenings, pop-up exhibitions and artist critiques.
Martin has been involved in the performing arts for the over twenty years both as an actor and a musician, playing lead roles in the West End as well as TV, film and Fringe appearances. In that time he has gained experience and a working knowledge, of the performing arts industry and it’s requirements. He has gained experience of directing both musicals and plays in the UK and New York, working with professionals and amateur actors. For the last 8 years he has focused on singing teaching. His students have gone on to gain college places and some onto perform in the West End. He believes everyone has a voice…they just have to find it…. He is happy to help anyone try!