Neither Here Nor There

Neither Here Nor There

are creating profound ways of listening

2

patrons

$5

per month
“Neither Here Nor There started life in the live-art arena, it’s a small place with lots of passionate people doing daring and humane things but essentially to small audiences. We’d like to take this out further to places where the words live-art has never ever been uttered but still it is necessary.”
See our first post below, Spending Time

When was the last time you made time to talk?
Life is hectic, and real human connection feels increasingly rare. Artists Sonia Hughes and Jo Fong champion the power of slowing down and having real conversations in the performance, Neither Here Nor There. Audiences have found this to be ‘inspiring and heartfelt’, this experience engages different voices, perspectives and lives to pose the question, ‘how can we live together?’.

“A rare experience” - Arts Scene in Wales

Complexity takes time, it requires multiple voices, many levels of expertise.


Neither Here Nor There at Chinese Arts Now Festival, London, January 2019. Photo by Lidia Crisafulli.

What we’d like to do...
Neither Here Nor There is an ongoing project and we’d like to take it to more people, more places, to widen the conversation and encourage deeper connections, throughout Wales, the UK, Europe, the world!


We are particularly interested in encouraging more conversations between people who wouldn’t ordinarily meet and between people who would not normally go to arts events. We want our audiences to more closely reflect the places we are visiting. We want to mix it up and hear a diversity of voices.

By becoming a patron of Neither Here Nor There you are helping this “movement” that values the simple idea of people coming together.

“A leap of faith” - Culture Colony Quarterly magazine

Any donations large or small will go towards:
  • Audience development and supporting attendance for those for whom ticket prices are a barrier
  • Future performances, workshops and tours of Neither Here Nor There, paying performers and expenses
  • Training other performers to deliver the show in other languages. (We have recently developed a Welsh language version hosted and performed by artists Eddie Ladd and Sara McGaughey)

Neither Here Nor There is created and hosted by Jo Fong and Sonia Hughes.
Two middle-aged, international, provincial artists who live in Cardiff and Marsden, UK.

http://www.jofong.com/portfolios/neither-here-nor-there/
https://www.mattocksandhughes.com/


Neither Here Nor There at Chinese Arts Now Festival, London, January 2019. Photo by Lidia Crisafulli.

What we will share...
  • The workings of this project, backstage, rehearsal and preparation moments 
  • An inside eye to the process
  • Updates and news from our encounters
  • Footage and images
  • And interactive questions you can try at home or with friends
The kind of places we’d like to share and connect this work with...
  • Newport Chinese Community Centre, Wales
  • Windrush Cymru Elders, Wales
  • Barry MEMO - inviting the local community to be a part of this work, Wales
  • Gentle / Radical’s gatherings and events, Cardiff, Wales
  • Z-arts an arts centre in the heart of Hulme, Manchester
We’d also appreciate your voice on where Neither Here Nor There should and could happen.

What people said...
“Quirky, challenging, inspiring and ultimately heart-warming event - I definitely came away with an inner glow”
“Really unusual and involving, worth taking a risk and step into the unknown” 
"Holding space in a way that created empathy and intimacy amongst strangers” 
“Surprising, challenging, rewarding, beautiful, moving”
”The opposite of fascism”
Neither Here Nor There was commissioned by Chapter and LAUK Diverse Actions, an initiative which champions culturally diverse ambition, excellence and talent in Live Art.

This project has been inspired by research undertaken by Frank Bock and Katye Coe.


Neither Here Nor There at Scare the Horses, Exeter, April 2019. Photo by Benjamin J Borley.
Tiers
Patron
$3 or more per month

 Donate $3 or more per month to receive:

  • Quarterly newsletter about what Neither Here Nor There is doing, achieving and discovering
  • Quarterly personal blog from Jo or Sonia
  • Quarterly behind the scenes video
  • Quarterly Slow TV - a 6 minute video update from Jo or Sonia on the state of the world and the state of their back gardens
Goals
2 of 200 patrons
When we reach 200 patrons, we will host an open kitchen table in our homes once every six months. 
We will share food, banter, small talk and engage in some challenging questions. We want to make new connections and perhaps discover or realise something.
1 of 1
“Neither Here Nor There started life in the live-art arena, it’s a small place with lots of passionate people doing daring and humane things but essentially to small audiences. We’d like to take this out further to places where the words live-art has never ever been uttered but still it is necessary.”
See our first post below, Spending Time

When was the last time you made time to talk?
Life is hectic, and real human connection feels increasingly rare. Artists Sonia Hughes and Jo Fong champion the power of slowing down and having real conversations in the performance, Neither Here Nor There. Audiences have found this to be ‘inspiring and heartfelt’, this experience engages different voices, perspectives and lives to pose the question, ‘how can we live together?’.

“A rare experience” - Arts Scene in Wales

Complexity takes time, it requires multiple voices, many levels of expertise.


Neither Here Nor There at Chinese Arts Now Festival, London, January 2019. Photo by Lidia Crisafulli.

What we’d like to do...
Neither Here Nor There is an ongoing project and we’d like to take it to more people, more places, to widen the conversation and encourage deeper connections, throughout Wales, the UK, Europe, the world!


We are particularly interested in encouraging more conversations between people who wouldn’t ordinarily meet and between people who would not normally go to arts events. We want our audiences to more closely reflect the places we are visiting. We want to mix it up and hear a diversity of voices.

By becoming a patron of Neither Here Nor There you are helping this “movement” that values the simple idea of people coming together.

“A leap of faith” - Culture Colony Quarterly magazine

Any donations large or small will go towards:
  • Audience development and supporting attendance for those for whom ticket prices are a barrier
  • Future performances, workshops and tours of Neither Here Nor There, paying performers and expenses
  • Training other performers to deliver the show in other languages. (We have recently developed a Welsh language version hosted and performed by artists Eddie Ladd and Sara McGaughey)

Neither Here Nor There is created and hosted by Jo Fong and Sonia Hughes.
Two middle-aged, international, provincial artists who live in Cardiff and Marsden, UK.

http://www.jofong.com/portfolios/neither-here-nor-there/
https://www.mattocksandhughes.com/


Neither Here Nor There at Chinese Arts Now Festival, London, January 2019. Photo by Lidia Crisafulli.

What we will share...
  • The workings of this project, backstage, rehearsal and preparation moments 
  • An inside eye to the process
  • Updates and news from our encounters
  • Footage and images
  • And interactive questions you can try at home or with friends
The kind of places we’d like to share and connect this work with...
  • Newport Chinese Community Centre, Wales
  • Windrush Cymru Elders, Wales
  • Barry MEMO - inviting the local community to be a part of this work, Wales
  • Gentle / Radical’s gatherings and events, Cardiff, Wales
  • Z-arts an arts centre in the heart of Hulme, Manchester
We’d also appreciate your voice on where Neither Here Nor There should and could happen.

What people said...
“Quirky, challenging, inspiring and ultimately heart-warming event - I definitely came away with an inner glow”
“Really unusual and involving, worth taking a risk and step into the unknown” 
"Holding space in a way that created empathy and intimacy amongst strangers” 
“Surprising, challenging, rewarding, beautiful, moving”
”The opposite of fascism”
Neither Here Nor There was commissioned by Chapter and LAUK Diverse Actions, an initiative which champions culturally diverse ambition, excellence and talent in Live Art.

This project has been inspired by research undertaken by Frank Bock and Katye Coe.


Neither Here Nor There at Scare the Horses, Exeter, April 2019. Photo by Benjamin J Borley.

Recent posts by Neither Here Nor There

Tiers
Patron
$3 or more per month

 Donate $3 or more per month to receive:

  • Quarterly newsletter about what Neither Here Nor There is doing, achieving and discovering
  • Quarterly personal blog from Jo or Sonia
  • Quarterly behind the scenes video
  • Quarterly Slow TV - a 6 minute video update from Jo or Sonia on the state of the world and the state of their back gardens