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Nettles: How to disagree?

Workshop led by Sonia Hughes and Jo Fong

A Radar workshop for artists where Sonia Hughes and Jo Fong explore how to disagree well

Sonia Hughes and Jo Fong

This is an invitation for folk to hear themselves think, to listen to another human.

We’ve got shards of thoughts and we’ve been thinking these things in one form or another for a long time:  
Getting rid of the nettles, the weed person, the benefits of the bad fairy
Picking your battles
Success? Really?
Beyond survival?
Nice level of awkward?
How to disagree well?
How to prepare the soil?

The thing about nettles is they can give you a nasty sting, they can take over or you can make soup or tea, or fix the nitrogen in the soil with it. With bindweed, you just have to kill it, or Jo leaves it in a black bag for two years and uses it as mulch. It’s all mulch.

Bring a notebook and some snacks. Invite someone you’re slightly scared of.

Who is this workshop for?
This workshop was created specifically with artists, theatre makers, filmmakers, co-creators and community leaders in mind. 

This event is now sold out and the waiting list full. Follow us on social media to keep up with our events @artsadm.

Artists Sonia Hughes and Jo Fong have been working together for 10 years. Recent collaborations include Ways of Being Together, Neither Here Nor There, To Tell You the Truth, and The Sun’s Come Out. They describe themselves as middle-aged, provincial, international artists. Jo’s had a helluva career in the dance world and Sonia’s been propping up her end of the contemporary theatre scene. 
So far, so good
What now?

Twitter: @NHNThere | @JoFong

Facebook: @NeitherHereNorThere 

If you are interested in what these artists get up to behind the scenes and would like to support Jo and Sonia, you can donate here.


  • Closed captions will be provided with
  • BSL interpretation is available on request. When you book, please book a ‘BSL user’ ticket so we know if BSL is required.
  • The event takes place on Zoom. We recommend that you download Zoom on to your device prior to the event. Please see this easy read guide to Zoom put together by our friends Access All Areas.
  • We will have a guardian in the call at all times, so if you ever feel unwell or unsafe, they will be able to support you.
  • Please email if you have any further access requests

This workshop is supported by The National Lottery Community Fund.

The National Lottery Community Fund logo in black

Date and time

4 March 2021
Closed captioning provided with and BSL interpreted on request; please book a 'BSL user' ticket.
There will be a short break halfway through the workshop.

Please note
This is now a past event.