Introducing “Tundun’s Stocktake”
8th Mar 2023
The practice months are over and the year is well and truly underway. How about a new segment?
Introducing “Tundun’s Stocktake,” written by the “non-writing,” new-ish Operations Assistant, Tundun!
As part of my slow and subtle spread into every facet of Stockroom, I have commandeered this space on our site and will essentially be using it as a second journal (with the occasional mention of things going on with the company. Maybe).
We have most likely met but nonetheless – hello, I am Tundun; recent Fine Art graduate (with no drawing or painting ability), community-driven commuter and – this is a quote from my boss – “instrumental in the running of the No.38 office”.
My background in art practices and customer service has honed a deep passion for the bonds between creativity and community and, in this very varied & multifaceted role, I (attempt to) bring a calming and caring presence as I help facilitate the work of our amazing team.
The four months I have spent at Stockroom have flown by with theatre writing, accounting reconciliations and general revelry.
In a role like this, at a company like ours, no two days are the same. From helping plan and create a vibrant, action-packed, child-friendly interactive Halloween experience in the first 2 weeks of the role to the very recent R&D week the team took in Bolton that investigated The Battle of Bamber Bridge.
There is a real satisfaction in being part of a company like Stockroom: being part of new writing, having a space for fellow creators, working with a diverse community of people, having valued input on creative projects, even some event planning, producing, directing & content creation.
One of the areas of Stockroom that I am responsible for is our Hot Desk/Free Space area. I love being able to meet new people, being able to show them around the space, get to know a bit more about their work and help facilitate their work too via mini eggs and portable radiators.
Our free desk space also acts as a way freelancers, writers, creatives and makers can meet and work amongst each other, building networks and relationships doing the type of work that can often happen in isolation.
Watch this space for upcoming events for our “deskers” including a freelance writers feedback session where regular deskers can present their work and receive feedback from their fellow deskers.
We also have The Den, our podcast studio, that is being finished up and will soon be a space that people can hire and use for their own creative projects.
Find out more about our Studio and Free Desk Space
Facilitation is the aim. To have and to share. Helping people in their journey and building a creative community in the process.
Along with the events and the facilities, we have lots of exciting things in the pipeline at Stockroom in terms of projects so keep an eye on our socials and make sure to stop by the office whether it is just for a quick tour or to use one of our desks in the Atrium.
Speaking of the Atrium…
If you have been at No38 you may have noticed the Whiteboard in the Atrium, highlighting a few of my team’s (recent & upcoming) likes and interests – I thought it might be nice to end these new segment pieces with something similar.
Lets start with some theatre: For Black Boys Who Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy and Gone Too Far! are two productions I am very much looking forward too seeing and, as a medium-sized ballet fan, Akram Khan’s Creature was an obvious “take my money” moment. Will report back on all three.
As I have done for the past couple of years, I am attempting to listen to 500 albums (I haven’t listened to before) this year. Currently lagging a bit behind schedule (somewhere in the sixties) – recommendations are very welcome and this blog will feature an update on how this attempt is going.
Sun June’s Somewhere and Kilo Kish’s AMERICAN GURL are albums I have been loving at the moment. Also cannot stop listening to Slow Pulp and am very ready for the new Daughter album.
Beginner weekend pottery classes at our local Islington Arts Factory just up the road did mean making my commute 7 days in a week rather than the usual 5 but were so worth it. The pieces that weren’t good enough to take home are dotted around the Stockroom office.
Also the Stockroom Garden Project™ – A slow moving endeavor that is gradually finding traction… Fingers crossed that by Spring, we have something that doesn’t resemble a baby forest.
About the Author
‘Tundun’s Stocktakes’ is by Tundun Obidipe, Operations Assistant at Stockroom, host of our No.38 desk space and facilities.
Stockroom is a writers room for theatre, and the Stockroom Artists produce new work for stages around the country. We are a creative hub, with over 25 years experience finding some of the nation’s most influential writers. Meet the Stockroom Artists
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