Working with Students from Calderdale College

Posted by on Sep 27, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Over the last 12 months verd de gris arts have been working to support two young teenagers who fled their homeland in the Mazarin Sharif region of Afghanistan to find safety and sanctuary here in the UK. Their story is remarkable! Leaving their village to escape the Taliban (who had murdered one of the boy’s […]

Artwork for ‘5000 Miles’ Book!

Posted by on Sep 27, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Over the last 12 months verd de gris arts have been working to support two young teenagers who fled their homeland in the Mazarin Sharif region of Afghanistan to find safety and sanctuary here in the UK.   Their story is remarkable! Leaving their village to escape the Taliban (who had murdered one of the […]

‘Baabul’ – the story of a daughter’s hero!

Posted by on Sep 20, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

BAABUL is the story of a daughter’s hero! This Autumn verd de gris arts are supporting amazing young writer and performer Sameena Hussain with her original theatre piece ‘Baabul’. Sameena says: “BAABUL is a tribute to a father from his daughter. A daughter’s appreciation and gratitude to a father who raised his daughters as a […]

#suicidepreventionmonth

Posted by on Sep 9, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

September is #suicidepreventionmonth. Here is some background to Mary Brooks’ workshop performance devised in partnership with verd de gris arts. It highlights the need for dialogue and understanding and the need to reduce the stigma around mental health and in particular, suicide. “Let the memory on the vine stay sweet … This performance originates from […]

verd de gris arts nominated for Calderdale Community Spirit Award!

Posted by on Aug 24, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

verd de gris arts are very pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted in the Arts & Culture category at the Calderdale Community Spirit Awards 2017 organised by the Community Foundation for Calderdale. We feel this is recognition for all the hard work, love and commitment of our arts team, our volunteers and the […]

‘I AM – The Exhibition’

Posted by on Jul 20, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

I Am – The Exhibition Hebden Bridge Town Hall 7th – 24th August 2017 In early July ‘17, as part of our #creativecommunities initiative, Sharon, Natalie and Amy-Rose from verd de gris spent an extraordinary two days at Whitestone Arts near Haworth in the South Pennines. We brought together 24 Calderdale women from very different […]

Dreams – A Creative Retreat

Posted by on Jul 11, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

An extraordinary two days up at Whitestone Arts last Thursday and Friday. Sharon, Natalie and Amy-Rose from verd de gris brought together 24 women from very different social, economic and cultural backgrounds to share something of their lives and life experiences through song, writing poetry, dancing and to daring to DREAM! It is impossible to […]

5000 miles – BCB Radio Interview World Refugee Day 2017

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

As part of World Refugee Week 2017 Sharon from verd de gris will bring two young Afghan boys to Bradford BCB Radio to talk about their incredible and harrowing 5,000-mile journey from their homeland. After witnessing their fathers being killed by the Taliban the boys walked alone, at the age of 13, from Afghanistan to the […]

Dreaming of the Daylight Days – Poetry Book Launch!

Posted by on May 17, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

It is National Dementia Awareness Week 2017 – in Hebden Bridge! A wonderful evening last Thursday at Hebden Bridge library for the launch of our ‘Dreaming of the Daylight Days’ poetry book. Every Tuesday verdegris run uplifting and inspiring creative sessions at Hebden Bridge Town Hall for people living with dementia. We focus on the […]

5000 Miles – Book Illustration Competition!

Posted by on May 16, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Working with staff and students at Calderdale College Art & Design Dept. As part of our new project 5000 miles verd de gris will be producing a book mapping the journey of two boys who fled their homeland in Afghanistan and found sanctuary in the UK.  Working with staff at Calderdale College Art & Design Dept we […]