Our thoughts are with the Yemen today …

Posted by on Nov 17, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Thinking about the situation in the Yemen, I came across this quote from our time spent with the Yemeni community in Salford around 10 years ago … ‘We want to celebrate our culture; ours is a very old, unique culture and we have to demonstrate it to the wider community. It is so important that […]

New Mums & Daughters creative project in Halifax

Posted by on Nov 12, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments

“There should be a friend who walks with you till the end!” Last week we started a new creative project with Mums & Daughters from Beech Hill Primary School in Halifax! The Mums come from different backgrounds and represent the diverse cultural mix of Calderdale communities … #FRIENDS Here’s a bit of feedback from one of […]

One Voice participant Theresa shares her Dance of Liberation

Posted by on Nov 5, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments

One Voice participant Theresa shares her ‘Dance of Liberation’ with Manchester-based arts company Quarantine. Wallflower is a show about dancing by Quarantine​. Live on stage, four performers try to remember every dance they’ve ever danced. In 2018/19 it will tour to seven locations across the UK, including Square Chapel Arts in Halifax. Alongside this tour […]

What Remains – suicide bereavement sessions

Posted by on Sep 21, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments

‘What Remains’ is a workshop-based project that brings together local people affected by suicide loss and bereavement. This small intimate session meets every Saturday morning at Northlight Art Studios in Hebden Bridge to articulate somehow the emotional legacy of suicide using creative expression. Over the course of the project we will be posting up some […]

What Remains – The Creative Group Sessions

Posted by on Jun 21, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments

WHAT REMAINS – a package of Creative Group Sessions begins in September 2018 WHAT REMAINS is a unique workshop package that will use a combination of film and creative activity to support people experiencing loss through suicide. We are offering a 6-week course working with facilitator Sharon Marsden and bereavement counsellor Gillian Brooks. These sessions will showcase […]

MANY VOICES – 3-year programme of creative engagement work in Calderdale

Posted by on May 2, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Many Voices – 3 years of creative cohesion work in Calderdale CREATIVE PARTNERSHIP FUNDING FOR VERD DE GRIS & SQUARE CHAPEL ARTS CENTRE Together with our partners Square Chapel Arts Centre, we have been awarded a total of £115,674 in funding to support and deliver ‘Many Voices’ – a new three-year community project for Calderdale. The total amount […]

What Remains – the Film Premiere

Posted by on Apr 26, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments

A FILM BY GEOFF BROKATE After the death of her husband by suicide Gillian Brooks tried to make sense of the events and preserve memories for her children. So she wrote it down as a story. Now her words have inspired a film made by Gillian and her family with the help of award-winning filmmaker […]

Why making ‘Baabul’ was so important …

Posted by on Feb 18, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments

The wonderful Sameena Hussain speaks about why making ‘Baabul’ was so important for her and her community: Having the opportunity to create and share ‘Baabul’ was very empowering for me and gave me the confidence to share my work as an artist. I felt like an artist and felt appreciated by my peers and my […]

#5000Miles in the Bookcase and in libraries

Posted by on Feb 14, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Why it’s so vital and important to develop projects like #5000Miles with young migrants – to dispel myths and empower these amazing courageous young people … “We are so proud of all of it. We speak in front of all those people, people are reading our book and listening to our story. I want people […]

#behindthemask in Blackburn

Posted by on Jan 23, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments

A quick update on the exciting developments on this special project we are delivering in Blackburn with Darwen. The project is being supported by Wajid Bashir and his Community Restart Team at BwD Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust. Over the past 6 months we have met and worked with 15 local women through partnership work with two […]