This year we ran a series of workshops in collaboration with Hackney Migrant Centre exploring the connections between solitude and migration. This online exhibition showcases the poetry, artworks, performances and storytelling created by people with lived experience of migration during this project.
Akshi Singh, Nisha Ramayya and Tasha Pick reflect on the workshops and the artworks that emerged from them.
The series began with a set of three workshops facilitated by the poet, Rachel Long and ended with a poetry workshop facilitated by the poet and novelist, Olumide Popoola.
Click here to read our zine, ‘Raging Sea’, featuring creative writing and poetry written during and after these workshops.
The artist, curator and art educator, Dima Karout, facilitated a writing, reflection and print-making workshop. Click below to see the prints and read more about the workshop.
The art collective, Migrants in Culture, facilitated a poster and zine-making workshop at Rabbits Road Press. Click here to read more about the workshop and view the posters and zine templates made using the Risograph machine.
Performance and Storytelling
We invited the project, Stories in Transit, to hold a workshop facilitated by Wafa’ Tarnowska, Debsey Wykes and Sophie Herxheimer. Click here to read more about the workshop and view the performances.
Raging Sea Event
In July, we held a celebration event to mark the opening of the Raging Sea exhibition. The evening featured poetry readings and performances by Stories in Transit and Singing Blankets. The event took place at the Old Church in Stoke Newington, where many of the workshops were held. Scroll through the gallery below, and read more about the evening here.