image courtesy of young people at FOCUS charity Leicester 2019
What does it means to be British?
A creative arts youth project directed by Artist Boseda Olawoye
The project invites ethnically diverse young people and community groups to creatively explore their experience of “Britishness” producing artistic work for their own newspaper. Three groups from Nottingham, Birmingham and Leicester will each take part in three 6 week projects facilitated by locally based artist educators using multiple art forms to each develop and produce their own full colour newspaper.
Using the medium of newsprint is an accessible art form and gives people the opportunity to become their own creative directors, editors and distributors. Activities will include creative poetry, free writing, photojournalism, collage, drawing, banner making, spoken word and performance. Once the newspaper is published three launch events will take place in each location to celebrate and share amongst their friends, family, community and beyond.
Participants: Young people (aged 13 to 25) from Concord Youth Centre, Birmingham; Focus Charity, Leicester and Global Sistaz United, Nottingham.
Artist educators: Emily Warner (Birmingham) Panya Banjoko (Nottingham) and Mita Solanky (Leicester).