A Room of Their Own / 16 days of Activism

25th November 10:00 am - 10th December 5:00 pm

During 2015 and 2016, we collaborated with Magnum photographer, Susan Meiselas and women who were living in a Black Country refuge. The resulting publication, A Room of Their Own, shares the women’s experiences of domestic abuse.  To mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November 2017, and the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence (25 Nov – 10 Oct) we have teamed up again to develop a ‘pop-up’ exhibition accompanied by a series of events, workshops and talks. Download a flyer detailing a full programme of events  or see below.

A ROOM OF THEIR OWN – POP-UP EXHIBITION
25 Nov – 10 Dec 2017 – West Bromwich Indoor Market

(open daily 10am – 4pm, except Sunday) – FREE
A ‘pop-up’ exhibition showing a selection of digital narratives
from A Room of Their Own by Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas.

AN EVENING WITH SUSAN MEISELAS AND GUESTS
Fri 1 Dec 2017, 6.00pm – 8.00pm – West Bromwich Town Hall

Places are free but must be booked (details below)
Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas will introduce
A Room of Their Own, her latest work with Multistory. After the talk
there will bea panel discussion with project collaborators; a Q&A;
and food and music.
Book your place here via Eventbrite.

SUSAN MEISELAS’ A ROOM OF THEIR OWN – BOOK SIGNING
Sat 2 Dec, 11.30am – 12.30pm –
West Bromwich Indoor Market
Workshops – places are free but must be booked (details below)
10am – 12.30pm: artist Sarah Taylor Silverwood will lead a workshop
to make your own tote bag using DIY printing techniques to create
slogans to empower, to inspire activism and to send a message of hope.
Book your place here via Eventbrite.

1.30 – 3pm: go beyond a ‘selfie’ in a self-portrait workshop with Alex Nelson,
photographer and manager at the Susan Meiselas studio. Participants will
make a self-portrait using photography and expand upon the basic
image using collage,  writing and drawing to represent their many selves.
Book your place here via Eventbrite.

A ROOM OF THEIR OWN WITH EMMA PURSHOUSE
Mon 4 Dec 2017, 3.30 – 4.30pm – West Bromwich Central Library

Free entry; no need to book
Wolverhampton-based writer, poet and storyteller Emma Purshouse
will read extracts from A Room of Their Own with Priscilla, a project
participant.
Click here for more info & to show your interest. 

FEMINIST ART WORKSHOP WITH FEMINISTS WORK FOR CHANGE
Tues 5 Dec 2017, 11am – 3pm –
West Bromwich Indoor Market
Free, drop-in event.
Using a range creative techniques, artist Sarah Taylor Silverwood will
lead this drop-in workshop so you can make your messages into flyers
and posters, inspiring, solidarity, hope and change.
For more info & to express your interest click here.

POP-UP PORTRAITS
25 Nov – 10 Dec 2017 – West Bromwich Indoor Market

(open daily 10am – 4pm apart from Sunday) – FREE
Have a free portrait taken by photography students at Sandwell College
& leave a ‘message of hope’ to be part of the ongoing conversation around
domestic violence.

To donate to our campaign and receive a copy of A Room of Their Own click here.

Visit us at West Bromwich Indoor Market between 25 Nov – 10 Dec to buy / drop off items of need and to find out more about the exhibition and events.

Sandwell Libraries will act as information hubs over the 16 Days and will also display A Room of Their Own and other books written by women or about domestic violence.

If you are effected by domestic violence please call the national helpline on 0808 2000 247 or visit a Sandwell Library near you during 25 Nov to 10 Dec.

#16DaysofActivism #OrangetheWorld