Category Archives : Charity


Conversations with older people from Asian backgrounds

SGSU director and artist Ellie Shipman was invited to facilitate a series of creative workshops exploring life with older people from Asian backgrounds for Savannah Development Foundation. SDF supports work which benefits Black, Minority and Ethnic communities in Bristol and the charity wanted to find out more about how older people […]


Floodtide Navigates: SGSU’s yacht residency for Big Green Week

In July 2015 SGSU Director Ellie Shipman was invited to take part in an week-long creative residency aboard the 14ft yacht the Jacomina as part of composer John Eacott’s project Floodtide Navigate. ‘Floodtide makes music from the movement of tidal water. Floodtide Navigate is currently touring aboard sailing vessel Jacomina around Europe, the […]


St. Luke’s Creative Consultation

  We were invited by St. Luke’s Community Centre to run two days of community consultation stalls at the Whitecross Street Party this July. The event was to decipher which of St. Luke’s proposed priorities for their programme should be focused on: helping people into employment, tackling disadvantage and building […]


something good, something useful – our official launch

On Thursday 1st May 2014 something good, something useful officially launched. Huge thanks to those of you who came along to our launch, and everyone who helped make it an incredible evening! We presented our background, team, toolkit, featured projects and portfolio and had a ‘Cakes for Change’ workshop, locally grown and […]


Sustrans: Experiential Landscape Mapping with Pocket Places Peckham

SGSU was invited by sustainable transport charity Sustrans to carry out ‘Experiential Landscape Mapping’ (ELM) around their project ‘Pocket Places Peckham’ – a new initiative in urban design, putting “unused pockets of land to community use”. ELM is a subjective mapping process developed by Dr Kevin Thwaites, focusing on gathering qualitative […]