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The Cubicle

You’ve got a perfect body. Yes, you! Your eye-lashes catch your sweat; you gag when you swallow a fish-bone; you laugh when you get tickled. Step inside The Cubicle – a space where you’re perfect just the way you are.

 

Developed in collaboration with University of Bath body image researchers, The Cubicle plays host to a programme of approaches to build resilience to marketed ideals of ‘the perfect body’. It doesn’t matter if you’re tall, short, bulging, skinny, hairy, bald, fresh-faced or wrinkly – you can still enjoy all your body has to offer! Sing! Stretch! Dance! Laugh! Dream! Breathe!

 

At the heart of the pop-up shop is a private walk-in changing cubicle as you would find at the back of any high street clothes shop. However, this is a cubicle with a difference: the site of a short compelling participatory performance starring hiccups, toe-nails, goosebumps and hairy armpits.

 

Also featuring cafe discussion events with cutting-edge researchers and activists, a programme of free workshops, and an exhibition of work by artist Hollie-Ann Hart – all celebrating our unique and perfect bodies!

 

The Cubicle installation has been designed and built by visual artist Molly Hawkins.

 

Programme

The Cubicle will be popping up at FaB 1, 94-96 Walcot Street, Bath from 31 May – 7 June 2018 during the Fringe Arts Bath (FaB) Festival and the Bath Fringe Festival.

The Cubicle installation and the exhibition of artwork by Hollie-Ann Hart will be open from 10am to 6pm from Thursday 31 May – Thursday 7 June, with a programme of events and workshops taking place from Thursday 31 May – Sunday 3 June (see below for timings).

 

All events and workshops are free or pay what you can. To book online, follow the links below. Pre-booking is advised but any remaining tickets will be available on the door.

 

Thursday 31 May 2018

11am-1pm – The Cubicle performances by Kilter

1-6pm – Installation and exhibition open

2.30-4pm – Singing workshop (bring your baby!) with Katie Stone-Lonergan

7-9.30pm – Your Body and You! Body Positive Cafe presentation and discussion with researchers Dr Melissa Atkinson & Dr Jessica Alleva and guest speaker TBA

 

Friday 1 June 2018

10am-6pm – Artist Hollie-Ann Hart in residence

10am-12pm – The Cubicle performances by Kilter

12-6pm – Installation and exhibition open

2.30-4pm – Social Dreaming workshop with Sue Krzowski & Sue Walker

7-9.30pm – Positively Next Gen! Body Positive Cafe presentation and discussion with researchers Dr Melissa Atkinson & Dr Jessica Alleva and artist Hollie-Ann Hart

 

Saturday 2 June 2018

11am-1pm – The Cubicle performances by Kilter

1-6pm – Installation and exhibition open

2.30-4pm – Yoga workshop with Krissy of PriyaWorks Studio

7-9.30pm – Media Onslaught! Body Positive Cafe presentation and discussion with researchers Dr Melissa Atkinson & Dr Jessica Alleva and guest speaker TBA

 

Sunday 3 June 2018

11am-1pm – The Cubicle performances by Kilter

1-6pm – Installation and exhibition open

2.30-4pm – DISCOrobics class with Carly of Project HB

7-9.30pm – To Infinity and Beyond! Body Positive Cafe presentation and discussion with researchers Dr Melissa Atkinson & Dr Jessica Alleva and guest speaker TBA

 

Project

The Cubicle is part of a year-long collaboration supported by the Public Engagement Unit at the University of Bath.

 

Dr Melissa Atkinson, lead Body Image Researcher at the University of Bath, studies and develops world-leading community resilience programmes aimed to change the focus from Body Aesthetic to Body Functionality.