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Workshop/Course, Tue 24 Oct 2017, free entry

Join Laura Sorvala and help create an illustration

Join Laura Sorvala and help create an illustration


Nick Slater


34 Carillon Court,
LE11 3XA


Artist Laura Sorvala invites you to join her in creating an illustration that collects and draws acts of solidarity and kindness that individuals have experienced in their everyday life, be it in the local neighbourhood, school, workplace or on public transport. Outside the Box is a project in which people are asked to share their stories by collecting responses on social media and by building these stories into a colourful cardboard box sculpture, reminding us of empathy that crosses borders and of the power of small, positive actions. Laura will be in the Carillon Court shopping centre, just outside WH Smiths, on Tuesday 24 Oct and will be working with passers by to draw on their personal experiences turning them into a colourful narrative display.

Laura Sorvala is a Finnish illustrator and artist based in Cardiff, Wales. She is interested in mapping individual stories and experiences into visual group narratives; she uses graphic visual style and comic book language to uncover shared experiences and different viewpoints.

Laura’s work is often inspired by interactions between everyday people and the current social climate. She has done commissions and residencies for Art Across The City, Chapter Arts Centre, Transeuropa Festival, Counterpoint Arts / Tate Exchange and Cardiff Contemporary.

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Dates Times
Tue 24 Oct 2017 11:00 to 16:00


Free entry


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See location of Carillon Court on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 535196  Lat: 52.77172 Long: -1.20786

The shopping centre is accessed from either Swan Street, the Market Place or Market Street.

Parking: with charge