I was invited to a gathering yesterday evening of creative people and so off to the Tower of Love in Palma I went! Matthew Clark, one of the founders and organisers of the event, works in the film industry and having known him for some time now, I knew I would be in for an interesting evening. His co-host for the evening was the young and very charming Sally Fenaux Barleycorn who presented each and every speaker with contagious enthusiasm and excitement! I thought I was a puppy dog extraordinaire, but here I have met my match!
This is the second gathering of Kreakolektiva and the idea is that twelve creatives talk for 5 minutes each about their work, any projects or just general lives. There were of course twelve very interesting people speaking – amongst them a fashion designer, musician, yoga teacher, writer and artist. There was also a woman who produces her wine with biodynamic principals, another couple who combine theory and practice in their vegetarian/vegan cookery courses and yet another couple who produce films and documentaries, touching upon fascinating subjects. They are presently looking to crowdfund and finish a documentary on those Spaniards who were held in concentration camps in Germany during the second world war (will post link below). Two more guys explained how they bring music and pieces of old films to create their own film experience and there was a guy working on the creation of a cultural centre in Inca, the town just next door to where I live. A young woman presented her passion about olive oil and bringing that to the table literally by encouraging people to learn more about the benefits of using good olive oil.
It was an exciting evening to see what is happening in Mallorca. The big plus to me of course is that I now have a good three months worth of guests for The Happiness Café radio show! Added to the evening of course was catching up with old friends and meeting some new ones. It was a pleasure to sit next to a young stylist and then find out she knows first-born, it’s a small island!
I sat with a huge grin on my face for most of the evening, absorbing new information about people and their projects. I was delighted that Matthew invited me and look forward to the next gathering of Kreakolektiva – I believe I shall be sharing some words about what I do then too!
For more information about this interesting initiative: http://www.kreakolektiva.com and http://12x5bykreakolektiva.tumblr.com/
Help crowdfund “Mauthausen, L’holocaust espanyol” http://www.verkami.com/projects/11131