‘A Forgotten Dream’

Posted by on Mar 19, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

“Once upon a time … there was a little girl and she dreamed of standing on the highest hill, using a giant wooden spoon to stir up the dark clouds and let in the light … forever!”

Think carefully …What did you dream of?

Come and join ONE VOICE, a group of amazing women for their debut pop up performance with Carolyn Mendelsohn and verd de gris arts! Share in this creative conversation about life, hope and dreams.
An informal work in progress.


At the heart of our 3-year MANY VOICES project is the ONE VOICE group: a creative steering group of local women representing the various cultural, ethnic and social backgrounds of women in Calderdale.

All these women are passionate about creative self- expression and what they can do together to increase opportunities for local women through creative engagement.They want to work together to give ‘voice’ to the thoughts and concerns many local women face in our communities?

ONE VOICE meets once month at Square Chapel Arts in Halifax, to talk, to share, to create.They also go on visits to cultural events across the region: to theatre shows, exhibitions and ‘happenings’.

This year ONE VOICE are working with commissioned artist Carolyn Mendelsohn, to develop a pop-up theatre event.This will feature the women themselves in an interactive workshop event at the Copper Space at Square Chapel Arts Centre. It will be the first time the group have had the chance to engage directly with a commissioned artist, creating work for an ‘audience’, and shaping a conversation about things that really matter to them.

The ONE VOICE group will run over the course of the 3 years of the MANY VOICES initiative. Find out more about their journey on the website:


Carolyn Mendelsohn is an artist who uses photography, film and performance to realise creative ideas rooted within the lives of individuals, their story and location. Her work is crafted through a rigorous process of social research and collection of material. It follows a visual narrative and has emotional content.

Alongside this she works on personal commissions and commercial briefs, lifestyle and fashion, and she runs site specific creative arts and photography workshops, and also lectures and mentors as well as working collaboratively with other artists.


Supported by Square Chapel Arts, Community Foundation of Calderdale & the National Lottery Community Fund