2nd Day In Creative Camps

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We had another great day in Creative Camps, there were less children but no less enthusiasm! The children are given a Tshirt each to dye and also told to bring something into dye. We reckon one child had raided her mums white line basket !!! They once again did stencilling, screen printing batik and dyeing. Some lovely work was created. As before by experimenting and getting a feel for the materials when it comes to their final pieces they make more informed choices. Its only a pity we only have a day because we are just scratching on the surface of fabric manipulation. However the children have a full week of fashion design learning sewing, pattern making and design as well as my day of fabric manipulation! The course is enjoyed by both the children and the teachers.

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‘Showcase Smoothie’ anthology launch as part of National Poetry Day

As I’ve mentioned before I am currently very fortunate to be project managing ‘Showcase Smoothie’, an Arts Council England funded, literature and music based project, targeting predominantly young black men with experience of mental health problems.

The project is championed by John Short CEO of Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, Professor Lord Kamlesh Patel of Bradford and Dr Mohammed Al-Uzri and partnered by The University of Leicester, Akwaaba Ayeh, renaissance one, BrightSparks (Arts in Mental Health Group), Beauty and Utility Arts, The Y Theatre and Leicester Adult Skills and Learning College.

This National Poetry Day (October 4th) ….

Come to ‘Lyric Lounge Leicester’ for a stella line up of one-off appearances…From the Emmy award winning, Kwame Dawes to Pauline Black – and THIS – the really, really exciting launch of ‘Poems to Read – before u die’ – The Showcase Collective’s’ already much lauded, debut anthology. Come down, get involved and discover new opportunities for…

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