#5000Miles in the Bookcase and in libraries
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
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 […]
Behind the Mask in Blackburn
… every Monday for the past couple of months we’ve been delivering this amazing project with our community health partner Waj Bashir in Blackburn. “For many individuals this project is a first step to seeking help. It provides a non-threatening environment and in turn a more natural pathway to building social networks. Alongside the physical […]
From the 5000 Miles Book Launch …
Today we are sharing something beautiful from the #5000Miles book launch which took place at Square Chapel Arts Centre last month … At this time of year it’s important to remember those families who live with conflict, separation and fear and Desmond from Yr 6 Beech Hill Primary gives his poetic thoughts on migration, flight […]
Working with Students from Calderdale College
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!
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!
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 […]
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!
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’
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 […]