We are delighted to be back in the Lee Bank/Park Central area for Re:connections (part II), our creative place-making project exploring how dialogical arts can be a way of capturing our sensory connections with where we live.
The project is supported by Birmingham City Council through Culture On Our Doorstep funding, and we are grateful to Edgbaston Community Centre for their amazing support
Activities will start with a series of artist led walks around the Lee Bank/Park Central area
Artworks were exhibited at the AHRA International Architecture Conference: Architecture and the City, Birmingham City University
An event took place in Moonlit Park on 15thJuly where the artists shared artworks with residents and users of the park. Artworks were created in response to the artists conversations with residents about their connections to the area.
Justin Wiggan is a sound artist. He will be talking to residents about the sounds they remember from the past, sounds they notice in the area now, and sounds they would like to hear more of. He will then create a sound piece that will be installed around Sunset and Moonlit Parks on 15th July 2017. We will keep you updated!
Jess May Davies is interested in using creative writing as a platform to provide power and insight into the viewpoints of other people. The UK’s spoken word scene is constantly evolving and making room for more voices, with it’s consistently growing community. She will be spending time in the Lee Bank, getting to know the residents there and providing the foundations for them to say what it is that they themselves actually want to say about the area.
Jess will be engaging young families at St. Thomas’s Children’s Centre and groups at Edgbaston Community Centre.