HOW TO BECOME A RED ROOMER
There are no strangers here;
only friends you have not met yet – W. B. Yeats
Red Room began with the first Stage Time & Wine in November 2009, a monthly event that has become a cornerstone among Red Roomers, each carrying a communal bottle of wine and a small portion of something to add to the ‘stone soup’.
During Red Room’s seven years of existence, it has expanded from its core platform, Stage Time & Wine to other events like Red Room Radio Redux, Aside @ The Red Room, Stage Time & Juice, Sunday Afternoon@the Red Room, Spirits of the Night and Visual Dialogues.
Red Room is not a community, an idea or a venue. It is all of those things. The Red Room provides a place to share and truly be heard; to experiment and be truly supported; to come in a stranger and find friends.
“Dedicated to those who….continuously [create] the space that holds those who came and those who will come, brimful to explore their own creativity and share in the joy of listening.” – Co-founder, Ayesha Mehta
The Red Room opens its doors to all who are seeking a place to explore and find a home at the same time. Over the years people of different nationalities and artistic interests have stepped onto the red rugs that adorn Red Room’s floor and we all benefit from what they have created. The Red Room accommodates them — accommodates us– because together we are the Red Room. Together we innovate. Together we build new spaces for those who will come.
So how does one become a Red Roomer?
It’s simple: Be present, Be open, Be welcoming. After that, well, we can all create together.
by Leah List, Editor for the Red Room
Red Room is a not for profit, predominantly volunteer run organisation.