#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 […]

Behind the Mask in Blackburn

Posted by on Jan 15, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments

… 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 …

Posted by on Dec 21, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

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

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 […]