'I come from' 17 November 2020 - 17 March 2021

Howard, F. ORCID: 0000-0002-8493-5721 and Bromhall, R., 2021. 'I come from' 17 November 2020 - 17 March 2021. Nottingham: Nottingham Community Artist Network.

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The 'I Come From' project worked with a diverse range of people from Nottingham and beyond in order to provide a platform for their stories through creative writing and performance poetry. Through poetry and story-telling we have creatively engaged three diverse groups in a series of workshops led by Trekkah Benjamin, Ty Healy, Plentiful Poet and Joe Andrews, with guest workshops from Joshua Judson and Jake Weaver. Using the form of poem 'Where I Come From' written by world-famous poet Elizabeth Brewster, three 5-week workshops, produced a series of anthologies empowering our participant’s voices and developing their confidence. The work was then illustrated by Raphael Achache and pressed in preparation for an online showcase event, which offered a performance opportunity. By recording and presenting these stories we can address misconceptions and views that create barriers in our society. As part of the legacy for this community project digital resources packs were created from the anthologies which aimed to open up a forum of discussion between our participant's stories and the wider audiences that engage with them. These resources was targeted at groups from the Refugee forum, Framework and Outburst where these personal stories may have a most impact.

Item Type: Research report for external body
Description: Commissioning Body: Nottingham Community Artist Network
Creators: Howard, F. and Bromhall, R.
Publisher: Nottingham Community Artist Network
Place of Publication: Nottingham
Date: 30 April 2021
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 23 Jun 2021 08:57
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2021 08:57
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/43159

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