We are here! - whats your story?

ChalleNGe Nottingham

2020-21  

Managing a film project about the experiences of young people's (aged 12 to 24) life in lock down.  Working with filmmaker Ben Harriott we will capture the voices of young people online or in person.  Everyone who takes part will be invited to a public screening of “What’s your story” projected outside in Nottingham.

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Bright ideas Nottingham, Legacy Makers.

Spring/Summer 2021

Co-producing an interactive schools resource with The Legacy Makers about the UK’s cotton industry’s involvement in the transatlantic slave trade. The Legacy Makers are a community-led history group who have been, visiting and encouraging tourists attractions and heritage sites to acknowledge their links to slavery. 

Film still "Blood Sugar" Newstead Abbey Nottinghamshire, by The Legacy Makers.

Artwork from Power: Freedom to Create exhibition.
Artwork from Power: Freedom to Create exhibition.

Photography:B.Olawoye.

"Power" zine project prompt cards
"Power" zine project prompt cards

Photography:B Olawoye

Women are powerful. By Helen
Women are powerful. By Helen

Broxtowe womens project Photography:B.Olawoye

Artwork from Power: Freedom to Create exhibition.
Artwork from Power: Freedom to Create exhibition.

Photography:B.Olawoye.

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Power:Freedom to Create

National Justice Museum

Spring/Summer 2021

Co-producing a printed zine created by Browtowe Women’s Project and Heya Nottingham (empowering Arab women), through a series of interactive conversations. Together we will explore the power of creativity within us all.  The zine will include participants creative responses to artwork made by people in the criminal justice system as featured in the "Power" exhibition. Working in collaboration with Chiara Dellerba.

BLM protest signs
BLM protest signs

Photography: B.Olawoye Nottingham 2020.

BLM protest signs
BLM protest signs

Photography: B.Olawoye

BLM protest signs
BLM protest signs

Photography: B.Olawoye

BLM protest signs
BLM protest signs

Photography: B.Olawoye Nottingham 2020.

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CATALYST

City Arts Nottingham

2020-21

Chairing a series of conversations with a steering group of black and PoC creatives, discussing their experiences of racism in the arts and the barriers and opportunities they have faced. Read my blog post Black Lives Matter - Action not Words about these discussions. This resulted in the development of CATALYST - a new support programme for artists of colour, that I am currently evaluating.

 

Community is strength
Community is strength

Photo by John Cameron

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“I know we can make it”

National Justice Museum

October 2020

Designing four creative cards with activities for people at home to share their experiences of 2020.  Who are the people and places doing great things in your community? Has anything changed since the BLM protests? Where’s your favourite green space? What have you learnt about yourself during lock down?

#MakeItYours workshop in an envelope

St Ann's Allotment
St Ann's Allotment

St Ann's Robin Hood Chase
St Ann's Robin Hood Chase

Photography: B.Olawoye

St Ann's Robin Hood Chase
St Ann's Robin Hood Chase

Photography: B.Olawoye

St Ann's Allotment
St Ann's Allotment

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St Ann's Stories

The Renewal Trust

January - March 2020

Producing a community-led newspaper that celebrates St Ann's Nottingham. Current and past residents donated images, poems and memories of the area. Creative writing drop in sessions took place at St Ann’s Valley Centre Library and The Afro Caribbean National Artistic Centre (ACNA) led by writer and poet Panya Banjoko.  Read a copy here.