Hosted by communities, cross sector partners and their collaborating photographic artists from across the city region, in partnership with Open Eye Gallery.
A collection of works in progress from a series of current collaborative projects will be on display throughout the week inviting you the audience to respond. Each day one of our community groups or partners will take over the space with workshops, presentations and provocations about their projects. Please see below for a full schedule of events:
Tuesday 20 November 10.00-16.00: Creativity in the Care sector
Community integrated Care, Age Exchange and Widnes Vikings Rugby Club will be discussing their approaches to active social mobility and creative in the care sector.
Morning: A showcase with Widnes Vikings Golden Generation and the Chemics Café project, followed by a workshop on arts and reminisce with Age Exchange.
Afternoon: Living well – a workshop exploring models of support for living well with Dementia, followed with a workshop by Age-Exchange.
Wednesday 21 November: My Clubmoor
Local residents from My Clubmoor (a big local) initiative will be taking over the TATE Exchange space to demonstrate how they are working towards creating a community of committed, active and inspirational people to make Clubmoor the best it can be.
11-13.00: Shared reading session
14.00-15.30: Alternative Line Dancing!
Thursday 22 November: Kirkby Futures
Northwood Golden Years group and fellow Kirkby residents are discussing their new photography and film project Kirkby Futures with photographic artist and filmmaker Tony Mallon and Jemma O’Brien. Join them for a game of Boccia or take part in their conversational portraits, offering portraits of the public in exchange for conversation about their new project exploring the regeneration of there area.
11.00-12.00: drop in boccia
13.00–14.00: conversational portraits
14.00-15.00: drop in boccia
15.00-16.00: conversational portraits
Friday 23 November: Know thy Neighbour
Residents of Windmill Hill and the wider Runcorn area present an afternoon of performances, based on their on-going collaboration with photographic artists and filmmaker, Gary Bratchford, Robert Parkinson and Adam Mead.
12:00–12:30: Provocation by local resident Irene - How the estate has changed since we began
12:45-14:00: Artist discussion – where were up to now – residents’ thoughts?
14:15–16.30: Live portrait studio sound tracked by local resident, Peter Moore
Saturday 24 November: From Past to Present
Our Saturday programme will be split between two projects, Ferry Folk and From Past to Present
10.00-11.00 and 11.15–12.15: Screenings
Local Over60s group, Digital Ambassadors worked in collaboration with photographic artist Liz Wewiora to explore and re-animate the history of our Mersey Ferries and the surrounding areas. With thanks to North West Film archive the group has created their own unique filmed narrative of the city’s rich history.
14.00-16.00: Now things make sense
An open room discussion with photographer Tadhg Devlin and project partners. This event will help to discuss a new and on-going project, Now things make sense, using photography to explore how dementia is perceived in BAME communities in the North West.
Partners including: Mersey care NHS Foundation, SURF, Al Rajma mosque, Kuumba Imani Centre, Steve Biko HA, Irish Community Care, Chinese Wellbeing, African elders, One Voice – Blackburn, Al Ghazali Centre and Liverpool Arabic Centre
Sunday 25 November: A summary of social mobility
The morning will present a selection of screenings from the entire week’s events.
13.30- 16.00: Open Eye Gallery creative writer in residence Pauline Rowe will be delivering a free creative writing workshop responding to the themes of each of the week’s projects to date, with social mobility at their core. Book a place on the workshop
This project is part of the Young At Art programme in partnership with FACT and Happy Older People's Network, supported by Celebrating Age fund by Arts Council England and Baring Foundation.