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Slow Boat Events, Ikon, Birmingham

Date uploaded: October 24, 2012

Slow Boat Events

Slow Boat is Ikon’s three year project (2011-2013) aimed at engaging young people with contemporary artists and the local heritage and history of the Inland Waterways.

The Ikon Youth Programme (IYP) is a group of young people aged 15-19 from Birmingham who meet regularly to make artwork, meet other young people, host events and develop their own projects.


The Cognitive Radio: Screenings and Artist's Talk
Thursday 1 November
Screenings and In Conversation event: 5.30-6.30pm - FREE
Events Room, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

Sunday 4 November
Screenings: 11am-6pm - FREE
Events Room, Ikon Gallery

Slow Boat’s 2012 lead artist Sarah Browne completes her year with Ikon Youth Programme members by screening a new film work The Cognitive Radio (2012) made collaboratively with IYP.  We screen the film and host a talk with Sarah Browne. No need to book, just drop in.

Please click here for more information

Ikon Youth Programme Presents
Friday 14 December, 5-7pm - Launch event - FREE
Saturday 15 December, 12-4pm - FREE
Warwick Bar, Minerva Works, Fazeley Street, Birmingham B5 5RS

To mark the end of Slow Boat’s second year, members of Ikon Youth Programme organise a special event. Wrap up warm and join us to celebrate an incredible year. For one night and a day IYP present artworks and material created by them throughout the year.

Please click here for more information


Scarcity Radio

While Slow Boat sailed to London and back again over the summer, IYP and members of Chisenhale Gallery's youth group Propeller worked with artists Sam Belinfante and Benedict Drew to record their journey.

Listen to the sounds of the summer - www.scarcityradio.org


Join IYP

New IYP members are being sought to join Slow Boat 2013. Next year's lead artist is Navin Rawanchaikul and Ikon are planning a voyage to the East. If you're aged 15-19 and like the idea of working collaboratively with other young people to plan and deliver a creative programme get in touch! Contact Kate Self by email: [email protected]

Click here to visit the blog to read about this year's activities.