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Painting Silk Around the World: An evening with Ali Pretty
August 30, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm£5.00
An event as part of Nairn Book and Arts Festival, join Ali Pretty to hear about Kinetika’s extraordinary work from international carnivals to community festivals and their latest highlight, The Thank You Dance, presented on The Mall at the Platinum Jubilee Pageant.
This will be followed by an interactive discussion on ideas for future projects and events in Nairn. The beautiful ‘Stories of Nairn’ flags, created by Kinetika in collaboration with Lizzie McDougall and community groups across Nairn as part of this year’s festival will form part of the presentation.
Kinetika is an internationally renowned company, specialising in creating large-scale hand-painted silks. For over 20 years they have been combining world-class design with community projects to produce spectacular outdoor commissions that engage diverse audiences wherever they work.
Founded by artistic director Ali Pretty in 1997 and inspired by her training in carnival arts in Trinidad and India, Kinetika now has an unrivalled reputation for working with local communities on projects that change the way people feel about where they live. From local community walks in Essex to high streets and city squares across the UK, out to the Great Wall of China, Ethiopia and West Bengal.