Each season we try to organise a colaborative event with one of the many other creative organisations in King’s Lynn and the wider region. We often showcase film or music, or both, at special events in their own right or as part of exhibition openings or events. Highlights, past and forthcoming, are below. Sign up to our email list to be the first to know about future events at GroundWork.

What Language Do You Speak?

The documentary film "What Language Do You Speak?" shows the universal nature of identity defined by language. 

Thursday March 14, 4 - 6.

Brazil - 2017, 65 min Director: Elisa Bracher

Main Language Portuguese, English sub-titles. The film includes interviews or fragments also in English, Somali and many other languages.

The artist-director Elisa Bracher

About Elisa Bracher:

A native of São Paulo, Elisa Bracher graduated in Fine Arts from Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado (FAAP) and specialized in metal engraving with Evandro Carlos Jardim and Cláudio Mubarac. In 1997, she founded Instituto Acaia, a nongovernmental organization which welcomes children and teenagers from communities surrounding her studio, in West Side of São Paulo, for workshops and courses. Works of hers are in public spaces in Brazil, England and Germany, as well as in various public and private art collections. She is a multimedia artist and works with different languages, as wood and metal engravings; drawings; sculptures and photograpy.


 
 
 

King's Lynn Festival

July 15-28 2018

Pop-up taster concert, a collaboration with King’s Lynn Festival of arts and music, July 2018

 
 

 

 

King’s Lynn Festival pop up concert, 2017

 
 

What Language Do You Speak?

We were lucky to be able to welcome the renowned artist from Brazil, Elisa Bracher on 14th March 2019, and we showed her very moving and timely film about language and inter-cultural communication as part of a joint initiative with King’s Lynn Community Cinema Club. http://www.klccc.uk/ It attracted much interest and we have no doubt that this will be a programme which we will continue to be involved with. Please get in touch if you would like to know more, or would like a link to the film.

Shot in Brazil and England, the film addresses the great migratory movement in the world today, with millions of people fleeing from wars, natural disasters or social circumstances that hinder their survival. Facing many risks to reach the places they think are habitable, or even where they have been sent by international aid programs, people try to overcome traumas and sorrows to start over. This way, children and adults who have had to adapt to an environment where their own language is not understandable, tell about their experiences in Brazil, Britain and India. Each experience is unique, but learning the language appears to be the key to being treated as an equal.

At that time people didn’t understand us. Kids would laugh at you in class, if you said the wrong thing, or if you spoke differently. Because of that there was no other option than to stay quiet. And you had to try hard, try hard to be invisible
— A girl from Somalia, emigrated to UK
 

King's Lynn Festival Pop-up concert 26 July

Cellist in residence, Marcin Zdunik gave a wonderful lunch-time half-hour of cello music as a pop-up event in the gallery.

Summer 2017

King's Lynn Festival

The exhibition Bird after Bird formed a very appropriate setting for  a wonderful pop-up concert one afternoon, organised by King's Lynn Festival. Flautist Annabel Knight played bird-related music to an enthralled audience.  Look out for another pop-up event in the course of being planned for 2018.  http://www.kingslynnfestival.org.uk/