The Rest Experience, Brighton with Akila Richards

Date: Thursday 11 July
Time: 9.30am – 11.30
Price: £10
Draw Breath
Yellowave, 299 Madeira Dr, Brighton BN2 1EN

The Rest Experience Brighton – With Akila Richards

THE REST EXPERIENCE is a creative response to an exploitative system that was born at the time to the killing of George Floyd, Black Lives Matter and Covid. It is an activist and artistic resistance, a long term practice to counter a culture where we are never enough, exhausted and robbed of our humanity and connection to ourselves. THE REST EXPERIENCE believes that creating restful encounters internally and externally is a necessary disruption – to re-align with our purpose in imaginative and intentional ways, to remember our wholeness in every aspect of our lives. Creative writing in combination with dreaming, resting, music and reflection is to create a joyful and explorative space for all genres of writers and artists.

About Akila Richards

Akila M Richards is an award winning published fiction writer, poet and spoken word artist. Her recent poetry pamphlet ‘Ritual For A Mango’ was launched in February 2024 at Goldsmith University. Performances and readings take place in artistic, cultural and community settings and feature in theatre, film, audio, visual arts and on digital platforms. Her work led to collaborations in Liberia, The Gambia, St Lucia, Berlin and UK. A yearlong residency at Brighton Dome led to the development of The Rest Experience. Akila’s portfolio includes coaching and mentoring as well as facilitating creative projects. She currently writes a novel.

Low cost places available

We believe the price of our courses should never be a barrier to your learning. If you are unable to pay for a place on this event, you can apply for a bursary place.