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Libraries Connect Project will develop a website to connect refugees and communities around the world. The website will encourage and focus on creativity, literature, learning and arts. Initially, the website will showcase artwork and text based work done by groups of refugee children in Hull and Ghana, as part of a Wilberforce 2007 project called Libraries Connect Communities. The website will invite and encourage input from refugees around the world, and will link their various websites and blog sites. The website hopes to highlight the creative, and aspiring part of people that is often ignored at the expense of the politics of being a refugee.
The Libraries Connect Project is a Libraries Services initiative that aims to develop and improve access to services for Hull's refugee communities. Intended for those aged between 13 and 30 the project involves events held at libraries, schools and community/support centres, and includes language, arts, information, education and training initiatives.
The Libraries Connect Project is funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.
Fragments of collected material from journeys in Ghana, with a particular focus on the legacy of transatlantic slavery. The material includes collections of still and moving images, written text, sound, spoken words, interviews, proverbs, sayings, poems, dance and music.
Critical to the idea is the freedom of experimentation, and engaging with the process of creating video montages from pieces and 'fragments'. Sometimes ordered, sometimes random. the pieces will be shown on the Humber Mouth 2007 websites at www.humbermouth.org.uk and www.myspace.com/maggiehannan
Presented by Isaac Acheampong
Arts in Mind:
The 'Exploring Slavery' project will be run by the Hull and East Yorkshire Mind 'Arts In Mind' project. Arts In Mind uses the arts to promote good emotional wellbeing, confidence and selfesteem in children and young people aged between 5-13 years. This project will give asylum seeking and refugee children from Endeavour High School the opportunity to create a text based artwork exploring the issues of language and identity and their relationship with slavery. The young people involved will work with a professional poet and sculpture artist to create a textual sculpture piece that will link in with the Wilberforce 2007 celebrations, as well as creating a powerful piece as part of the Humber Mouth Literature Festival.
Four half-day project workshops will take place at Endeavour School during the Humber Mouth Literature Festival period (16th June - 1st July). Two of these workshops will take place in the week beginning 11th June, and two in the week beginning 18th June 2007. The finished text based artwork will be prominently displayed within Endeavour school.
Organised by Bobbie Morgan at Arts in Mind 01482 336860
ArtLink ExChange & Adult Day Services
A Year of Arts:
As part of the ongoing Year of Arts project, adults with learning disabilities who access Day Services in Hull have been invited to work with renowned Hull based novelist Daphne Glazer on a creative writing project.
These sessions follow on from a range of other arts activities, including shadow puppet theatre, Samba drumming, lantern making, and modern dance. The project has been linked with a number of organisations in Hull such as Hull Truck Theatre and the Ferens Art Gallery, in an endeavour to develop greater creative opportunities and cultural links in the city for people with learning disabilities, and the Creative Writing workshops will tie in closely to literature events and environments during this period.
The pieces of writing created during the workshops will be recorded by the group and played on the new West Hull Community Radio station at the end of June.
For further information please call the East Hull Resource Centre on: 826871 or contact Sarah Pennington at ArtLink on: 345104.
20th June, 1-4pm
Alli Bullivent and team use African instruments, song, rhythm and dance in a workshop for volunteers and staff working with children and families in the HU6 area.
Aimed at aiding the creative development of all children and parents in Orchard Park and North Hull, those working in nurseries and with 'early years' groups will be encouraged to explore their creative talents.
thursday 18th october 8pm
Linton Kwesi Johnson
tickets £5 from pave
Linton Kwesi Johnson will be reading at pave