Oct ’18 – March ’19 – Re:connections (part II)

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


Dan Burwood

Do you like photography? Would you like to work with professional photographic artist Dan Burwood to make a book and exhibition about Lee Bank?
He’ll be running a workshop at the breakfast club, making a photo book about how we see and feel about our neighbourhood.
Develop your skills, learn about photography, meet people and get free copies of your photos, old and new, at a family portrait studio session, details to be confirmed.
Dan will be at St Luke’s Drop-in breakfast on Friday 23rd June

Jess May Davies

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.

Hickey+Warner and Make/Shift/Space


We are Birmingham based artists Claire Hickey and Emily Warner, who work in collaboration to produce self and site responsive artworks using performance, film, collections and multiples, printed media, and sculptural objects. We work across diverse public platforms, creating live spaces and performative sites for public interaction. Using socially engaged practice and action-research methods that fuse historical, social and cultural references, we establish alternative narratives about people and place. Make/Shift/Space is our recent venture supported by Arts Council England and mac Birmingham. The mobile structure acts as a studio, workshop and gallery space; connecting the mechanics of everyday space with the process of artistic production, giving visibility to the work that artists do.



For Re:Connections H&W are turning the MSS structure into a live feed, which will act as a tangible collection of material generated from their interactions with the LEEBANK site. Layering historical references, maps and site plans, with snippets of conversation, and illustrated observations, they are inviting members of the public to engage physically in-situ. For the first half of their time spent on the LEEBANK site, they will be collating material using hand-drawn illustrations, manipulated clay objects and information updates on social media platforms. This will form the basis of the design of further small-scale structures that will invite participants to deposit further layers of responses in a sculptural site-specific way.

Hickey+Warner with Make/Shift/Space