It’s messy, difficult, compromised—but at its best community art can be joyously emancipatory. It shows us that we will only find pathways to a better place if we work together. We need each other. And we need to keep asking questions we can’t answer.
For several weeks, I’ve been facilitating creative writing workshops in Leicester. The project, commissioned by Writing East Midlands with the
Now that I don’t have to write, I’m rediscovering the pleasure of reading, especially around the subject that has occupied
Too long; didn’t read? Fair enough: so here’s a quick summary of the ground covered in the book: 80.000 words reduced to about 1,350
Valleys Kids shows how close community art and community development can be, especially when work is rooted and sustained. The
Sometimes you miss the obvious thing, even when you’ve been looking at it for years. Yesterday, as I walked along
The idea that everyone can be an artist has always underpinned my work. It seems straightforward to me, but some
Making a book is enjoyable but demanding too, especially as the deadline for sending digital files to the printer approaches.
On Tuesday, I spoke about participatory art at a conference in Valletta. The questions people raised afterwards were mostly the
Today, I got to speak at the European Parliament, at a conference organised by the Progressive Alliance of Socialists &