Nilupa Yasmin tells us about her Here and Now Project with Midlands Arts Centre, and how it connects her to her grandmother.
“One night, after singing an Iranian song to send my son to sleep, I was looking out of my window and imagining how many others might be singing songs in different languages.”
The story of the process of creating the Albany’s Here and Now project, led by artists Louise Mari and Nigel Barrett
“To create a real sense of place, people must be able to look at gallery walls and see themselves.”
Artists Jade Spranklen and Siobhan Hogan held a consultation session with young people at their local Neighbourhood Centre to start preparations for their interactive online space which will showcase people’s hidden artistic talents.
Annabel Turpin says Here and Now will strive to represent the whole of England – read more in this article from The Stage
“In the aftermath of the general election, one story has been told again and again: towns across the UK – and particularly in the midlands and north – had been neglected and overlooked by a London-focused culture that simply did not listen to what was happening beyond its line of sight…”