The After Party: Cocktail Hour

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The After Party Cocktail Hour June 2020

Each month, Magic Me and our lead After Party Artist will host Cocktail Hour – an opportunity for Cocktails volunteers to catch up and get creative together.

Here are the upcoming dates:
Thursday 30th April with Artist Mia Harris
Thursday 28th May with Artist Kathy Horak-Hallett
Thursday 25th June hosted by Magic Me (Stay Tuned for Shepherd Manyika’s Summer Sound Selecta DJ set– date tbc!)
Thursday 23rd July TBC

If you’re a Cocktails Volunteer and would like to join us for any of these sessions…
Please RSVP to to be sent link and details.
Spaces limited. We’ll be in touch closer to the date with further details.

This is a monthly online session for Cocktails volunteers using the online conferencing platform Zoom, using both audio and visuals.
Magic Me provides step-by-step  support and guidance setting up the platform on your devices – do let us know if you have any specific access / support needs and we’re happy to help. We are very flexible to accomodate the way you’d like to join the session ie. audio only / video only.

At April’s Cocktail Hour with Mia Harris, we explored portraiture, party games and enjoyed an After Party from within our Colour Mood Scenes.

At May’s Cocktail hour with Kathy Horak-Hallett and guest artist Kweku Sackey – we explored our Dream Dinner Parties together (with outfits inspired by our dream party guests.) We explored collage, sound and storytelling together, with a special performance from Kweku, all the way from Sheffield! Participants were invited to ‘Raise a Toast’ to a fellow party go-er with audio files contributing to an interactive artworks produced by Kathy. (Listen to Kweku’s toast below, accompanied by a collage by Kathy, of Kweku at a party!) Follow Kweku’s projects here.


At June’s Cocktail Hour hosted by Magic Me’s Sarah and Phoebe, we thought we’d catch up on After Party Artists Creative Actions so far, from the great outdoors! Joining from our mobile devices, we went foraging together in our gardens, patios and outdoor spaces looking for materials to create an invitation to our Dream Garden Dinner Parties, inspired by artist’s Kathy Horak-Hallett actions. While foraging, we used our phone cameras to document our journey, sharing different textures and making a collaborative video collage in the zoom window. We finished off the session with some more ‘Toasting’ to residents / care staff and song dedications, which will be shared in artist Shepherd Manyika’s Sound Selecta playlist later this summer.

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