October 12, 2018

It was great to hear more about how @sarahtaylorsilverwood ‘s @multistory commission ‘The Women’s Honour Award’ is coming along yesterday, and meet with one of the participants to have a conversation about potential settings for their portrait. . . The Women’s Honour Award will be launched in December 2018, and will celebrate the many and varied roles that women who live and / or work in Sandwell do as care-givers, supporters and more. . . . . . #autumnwalks #multistory #commissionedart #womenshonouraward #sarahtaylorsilverwood #portraits #visualart #sandwell #multistory #communities #womenpaintingwomen

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October 11, 2018

Yesterday’s ‘Out of the Shadows’ half-day symposium led to many important and urgent discussions regarding the inequalities faced by people with autism and learning disabilities in and out of the criminal justice system. A massive thank you to Polly Braden and Sally Williams, to Jessica Litherland @mac_birmingham , speakers Tracy Hammond, Sophie Khan, Derek Lee, Danny McDowell, Jenny Talbot and Lynda Teagle, and above all a heartfelt thanks to the project participants Roy and Lindsey for contributing to the conversation with their personal experiences. Keep your eyes peeled for an article on the project coming out on 27 October in the @guardian . . . #macbirmingham #outoftheshadows #multistory #prisonreform #criminaljusticesystem #learningdisabilities #symposium #artsymposium #CJS #NHS #supportedliving #birmingham

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October 9, 2018

Last chance to RSVP to Out of the Shadows #Symposium @mac_birmingham tomorrow. Hear from people who’ve experienced the #criminaljusticesystem, #photographer Polly Braden, Journalist #SallyWilliams, Lawyer Sophie Khan, Jenny Talbot from Prison Reform Trust and Lynda Teagle Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) discuss the power of photography in storytelling and what needs to change for people with learning disabilities in the criminal justice system. . . BOOK HERE: http://bit.ly/2yedqQ0 . . Image: Out of the Shadows, 2018 Polly Braden

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October 7, 2018

Tune into #blackcountrymatters on Black Country Radio today at 2pm to listen to our latest #podcast all about #westbromwich Town Hall. The lovely @emmacase will be introducing the episode. The podcast will be available on #podbean from tomorrow. . . . . . #podcast #radio #multistory #sandwellstories #west bromwich #sandwellcouncil #ACE #audiostories

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October 5, 2018

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, so join us and many others by wearing purple and donating to help fight domestic abuse #gopurple @bcwomensaid This is a photo from @susanmeiselas project ‘A Room of Their Own’, which culminated in a multilayered, visual story comprised of Susan’s photographs, first hand testimonies and original artworks from women in refuge. Over the course of 2015 and 2016 Susan worked with the women through a series of collaborative workshops to explore their experiences of domestic abuse and resettlement. Image credit: Susan Meiselas

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October 4, 2018

In celebration of World Poetry Day, we’d like to share Brendan Hawthorne’s poem ‘Angling For Narrow Boats’ with you, which will be published in ‘Tipton Tales’- a book of newly commissioned poetry focusing on the Sandwell town of Tipton. . . The book will contain commissioned work by poet Emma Purshouse, and poets that Emma has invited to take part. Each of the poets featured have deep-rooted connections to and a respect and love for Sandwell. Link in bio to read the whole poem! . . . . . #worldpoetryday #poetrybook #sandwell #tipton #emmapurshouse #multistory #literaturequotes #poetryquotes #commissionedwork

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Angling For Narrow Boats

October 4, 2018

In celebration of World Poetry Day, we’d like to share Brendan Hawthorne’s poem ‘Angling For Narrow Boats’ with you, which will be published in ‘Tipton Tales’- a book of newly commissioned poetry focusing on the Sandwell town of Tipton.   Angling For Narrow Boats Floats bob on lazy eddies piercing meniscal surface tension now clear from […]

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October 4, 2018

Our symposium in association with Out of the Shadows is on 10 Oct, 10.30-2.30pm @mac_birmingham . . The event will bring together artists, professionals in the field & people who have experienced the #criminaljusticesystem. More info & how to RSVP on the Events page on our website. . . Speakers include photographer @pollybraden, journalist #sallywilliams, Prison Refom Trust’s Jenny Talbot. . . This project would not have been possible without the support of Sandwell Council and @aceagrams . . . Image: Roy, Out of the Shadows by @pollybraden . . #OutoftheshadowsCJS #multistory #prisonreform #learningdisabilities #autism #CJS #dewilewis #macbirmingham #pollybraden #sallywilliams #prisons #artinprison

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