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Lockdown Compositions & Crafted Conversations

LOCKDOWN COMPOSITIONS At Collage Arts, young people and music are very close to our heart! Many of you will already know of the work we do with young people through Collage Voices and Collage Works. We are delighted that through Collage Community project, Creative Futures, we designed a musical strand…

The Blue Sky Makes Me Hopeful by Lola Clinton [Lockdown Diary 1]

On November 25, 2020, Posted by , In Blog,Collage Community,Creative Futures, By ,,,, , With Comments Off on The Blue Sky Makes Me Hopeful by Lola Clinton [Lockdown Diary 1]

Lola Clinton reflects shortages of toilet roll and compost that nearly derails her gardening.  She places George Floyd’s death in the context of 400 years of exploitation.  But, the smell of freshly picked herbs makes her smile and the blue sky makes her hopeful.  Listen to a short extract voiced…

How does a community arts group respond to Covid-19?

On November 13, 2020, Posted by , In Blog,Collage Community,Creative Futures,News, By , With Comments Off on How does a community arts group respond to Covid-19?

Preeti Dasgupta heads up the Collage Community team and explores how Arts Council England investment has created 8 videos revealing the genuine lived experiences and insights of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black lives matter movement In March 2020, Collage Arts in London’s Wood Green asked itself some searching questions…

Dawn Walton reflects on the Collage Arts Lockdown Monologues

Dawn Walton is a creative associate at Collage Arts.  She has been working on a Collage Community project called Lockdown monologues. We asked women that self-designated as black women and/or women of colour from North London to tell us what they were thinking. What emerged was that lockdown had given…

Latest e-quarter is published (July 20)

Our third publication of the year is available now.  You can read and watch some of our highlights, successes and some things to look out for over coming weeks. As we are emerging from lockdown this month, we are all trying to figure out the meanings of the safe new normal. Behind the…

Angry Black Woman, poem in lockdown

COLLAGE ARTS have been working with the local black, asian and ethnic minority community for a long time, helping them find a voice.  We are asking a number of our artistic associates to share their creative outputs which shine a light on Black Lives Matter, from their experience and perspective….