THE FANDANGOE SKIP
THE FANDANGOE SKIP *ON TOUR*
Alternative spaces to explore grief, loss + mental health
We are delighted to be working with Brookfield Properties to bring The Fandangoe Skip *on tour* to the waterfront at Brookfield Place, Battery Park City from 6-10th October 2022. With a full therapeutic programme to offer spaces to create, connect, move and share as well as free ice cream each day to help spark conversations. Check out more details over at partner Brookfield Place.
The full programme and booking details will be released sometime in the week of 19th September so watch this space!
SMASHING THE TABOOS AROUND MENTAL HEALTH AND LOSS
THE FANDANGOE WHIP 2021
Following 2021’s successful UK tour of The Fandangoe Whip, Annie Nicholson, AKA The Fandangoe Kid has partnered with Skip Gallery and CAUKIN Studio to present The Fandangoe SKIP, an ice cream kiosk made from a re-purposed skip in London and New York. The original project toured the UK offering ice cream and mental health support to diverse communities as we began to emerge from the global pandemic and all of its challenges. Founded by artist Annie Nicholson, this project seeks to smash taboos around grief and mental health and offer spaces to open up.
The project is especially important to Annie, following the loss of many of Nicholson’s family members in 2011 in an accident in New York City, she wishes to build upon the success of the original Fandangoe Whip to mark the ten year anniversary of the tragic bereavement that has shaped the course of her creative practice, and her life.
THE FANDANGOE SKIP 2022
The Fandangoe Skip is powered by The Fandangoe Kid, CAUKIN studio, the Skip Gallery and The Loss Project. The new commission brings together the additional experience of architectural practice CAUKIN Studio and itinerant art space, Skip Gallery who previously worked together to create The Feelings Library in central London. The London project happened from July - August 2022 in Peninsula Square, Greenwich and as part of Canary Wharf’s Festival14. More than 1500 people accessed a full therapeutic programme over the 12 dates of the installation, curated by The Loss Project, offered participants free ice cream (made by A Portuguese Love Affair, Hackney) + chats, hand massage, movement and dance, creativity, tarot and opportunities to talk. You can find out more about our facilitator team by clicking on their links below:
The Loss Project
FANDANGOE SKIP NYC
We are currently laying plans to bring the skip in dumpster form to NYC in October 2022. Watch this space for updates on the latest!
We've had some great coverage throughout the project, including from BBC, Arch Daily and Architello which you can view below:
The BBC World Service have also confirmed they will be commissioning a documentary of the process with the artist and team.
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We want to make sure that you all have access to our follow up resources. Click on the button below to download the document including blogs, podcasts, free online workshops/downloads, and other organisations who can help.
If you’re needing a bit of extra help, there’s lots of places you can look at:
General mental health support:
Samaritans - call for free 116 123 or https://www.samaritans.org/
The Blurt Foundation - https://www.blurtitout.org/
Online therapy app - https://www.betterhelp.com/get-started
Grief and Loss support:
Untangle, online grief support - https://untanglegrief.com/
Grief Case, sharing stories of grief - https://www.instagram.com/thegriefcase
The Good Grief Trust - https://www.thegoodgrieftrust.org/
Supporting young people with grief - https://letstalkaboutloss.org/
National Bereavement Charity - https://www.cruse.org.uk/
Muslim Youth Helpline - https://www.myh.org.uk/
Jewish Bereavement Counselling service - https://jbcs.org.uk/
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide - https://uksobs.org/
Supporting children with grief - http://www.childhoodbereavementnetwork.org.uk/
Grief support - https://whatsyourgrief.com/
Black & minoritised communities support - https://www.ubele.org/our-work/bamestream