As a grande finale to the CAS ‘Bureau of Exchange‘ project, artist Peter Driver will be running workshops in schools and at 2b Union Street in Andover to encourage children, young people and shoppers to reflect on what makes us optimistic about where we live, our lives, our community, our town, our world, our future.
Optimism doesn’t have a price, but its effect in making a difference can be powerful and profitable… money can’t buy it, and yet it’s available to all of us, even when it seems elusive.
Peter will lead the ‘March for Optimism’ on Saturday 20th June from 4pm.
The community procession through Andover town centre will form a festival of optimistic slogans generated by the public.
Peter is interested in the way we interpret our world and is fascinated by the idea of Optimism. His work encourages us to experience self-reflection as we consider what it is that makes us feel optimistic. After organising a successful march in Winchester City Centre last year, he is looking forward to leading an even better one in Andover and hopes to see many local people involved.
Join the March for Optimism procession on Saturday 20th June.
The Bureau of Exchange – Placard Workshops:
Placards/signs/banners can be made at the shop on Thursday 18th and Friday 19th June. Artist Peter Driver will also be running placard-making workshops in local schools.
You can see what makes Andovarian’s optimistic on Twitter – @BureauOExchange
Take part on social media
What makes you feel optimistic? Post a photo on Twitter today!
#ReasonsforOptimism and #MarchforOptimism
For more information in how to join in online click here.
The Bureau of Exchange can be found at the top of Union Street in Andover town centre, and will be open Wednesday to Saturday 9am to 5.30pm.
For more information about ‘Bureau of Exchange’ activities and events check out our program!
Supported by: Test Valley Arts Foundation and Arts Council funding