Collage Arts is hosting an intercultural dialogue to share the learning from the HIT project

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Collage Arts is hosting an intercultural dialogue to share the learning from the HIT project – which developed campaigns designed by young people to stop hate speech being directed at migrants and asylum seekers. The Hate Interrupter Teams Creative Tool allows users to generate content, mainly based on storytelling and…

Does it make sense for schools to address anti-bullying from a single-issue perspective?

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Last week we learned that the government has not renewed its funding for the school’s LGBTQ+ anti-bullying programme. The press has shared moving and sensitive stories about bullying within schools of young people whose process of coming out has been met with peer hostility and institutional indifference. As a creative…

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

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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 honoured

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Collage Arts was delighted to hear that our collaborator on the Lockdown Monologues, Dawn Walton has been recognised in the Birthday honours. Dawn Walton was made OBE for her services to theatre. Steve Medlin, Collage Arts artistic director said: “I have collaborated with Dawn on a number of occasions over…

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…