A vision of hope in the mid 1900’s, today Speke is home to some of the most deprived neighbourhoods in the UK. Statistically suffering from higher than average levels of multiple deprivation but home to a strong and proud community Speke has a voice to be heard.
In 2018, Speke adventure playground commissioned artist Ruth Dillon to deliver a year long residency. Art as activism and art as empowerment became the themes which would enthuse the community to create artworks and platforms to transcend spaces both internally and externally.
With a programme of films, drawing sessions, word jams and discussions, Tate Exchange will become a refuge for art activism. Young members of the Speke community will become curators, guiding you through a landscape of words and image, encouraging visitors to explore beliefs about Speke; crime, identity, people, social inclusion and social exclusion, share your memories and thoughts and add content to the debate and dialogue.
Tuesday 28 May, 15.30-17.30
An open forum and discussion led by young people exploring issues of culture and diversity with specially invited guests including Culture Liverpool, Merseyside Police, Liverpool City Council.
Wednesday 29 May and Friday 31 May, 12.00 and 15.00
Play an interactive art game which will explore your beliefs about crime, police, identity, social inclusion and social exclusion. An open fun forum for debate and dialogue.
Thursday 30 May, 11.00-16.00
All day drop in sessions, led and co created by young people with community organisation Writing on The Wall.
Saturday 1 June, 12.00 and 15.00
Share stories and histories in this open community consultation on culture and diversity.
Sunday 2 June, 11.00-16.00
All day drop in. creative activities including creative writing, spoken word jam and a discussion on identifying and understanding the impact of crime.