Home in Ealing Shaping Identities through the Arts


Home in Ealing
Shaping Identities through the Arts
Saturday 2nd December 2017, 1-4 pm
Dominion Centre & Library, 112 The Green Southall, Middlesex, UB2 4BQ

A collaboration between Artists, Creatives and local Residents creatively exploring the role of the arts in placemaking.

Ealing is a place of diverse narratives where communities come from all over the world to make their home. They bring with them their distinct cultures and expressions that are unified in a common desire to create a home for themselves and their families. Migration, settlement and home are universal themes for life in the city and a focus for Ealing Libraries is ‘a library in your living room’. ‘@home in Ealing’ seeks to imaginatively address this theme through our creative programme, culminating in the Shaping Identities through the Arts event.

Here, we will exchange ideas concerning the framework of Home and migration; the personal and political narrative concerning power and status; the role of Arts in shaping Identity, placemaking and the making of community.

On Saturday 2nd December The Dominion Centre and Library will become the focus for The Story Continues, where you are invited to explore and engage in The Story Continues…

1 – 3pm: Be a part of the ‘@ Home in Ealing’ film
1 – 3pm: Visual arts exhibition, displays, workshops and activities.
2 – 3pm: Performance & Film screening
3 – 4pm: Conference with presentations and debate around the concept of identity & place.

Celebrating Ealing’s multicultural vibrancy through the real and imagined sense of place develops Ealing’s artistic offer. Expressing perceptions of ‘@home in Ealing’ fits with current debates about belonging and has the potential to find common ground between our disparate communities.
The Story Continues… is an Arts Council partnership project between Ealing Council, Ealing CCS Libraries, ARTification and the arts community that continues to explore and express important narratives concerning identity and belonging.
Participating groups including:
Somali Sideways: Changing perceptions of Somalis & book launch
Hikayetna, ‘Our Story’ on Syrian refugee experiences with Poetry from Amir Darwish & Farrah Akbik.
Tuup: The Story Continues… stories from the Roving Griot
Centre for Armenian Information & Advice: Film screening – documentary on UK Armenians and WW1 experience. Exhibition – Save the Children archive of turn of century Armenian genocide/ Refugee experience.
ARK Space: Exile and the Art of Emotions.
DrumCam: Be a part of the ‘@ Home in Ealing’ film
ARTification: Citizen 2020 exhibition & presentation
Double Helix: Identity & Belonging
Afghan Academy International: Art and culture of Afghanistan, group art activity & photo shoot.
Carl Gabriel: Carnival, sculpture & culture
WAPPY: Writing workshop exploring ‘Who I am?’
Yonescat: www @ Home in Ealing
Green Prospects: Arts identity research
Bollo Brook Youth: Young peoples identity exhibition ‘The Globe’
Stories in the Street: Richard Neville Story telling for children
Spiritual Flavours: Faith & Food film & exhibition (tbc)
Southall Library: Children’s Craft activities
& more…….

For more information & updates, check: the ARTification website, facebook page or email info@artification.org.uk

Established in 2003, Registered charity 1152149. ‘Celebrating Art, Culture, Community.’ We create engaging, quality arts initiatives, leading in the delivery of innovative, accessible arts experiences. Our proactive partnership approach creates empowering arts opportunities.

Ealing Council:
The Story Continues develops and resonates with the Borough’s Cultural, Library and Economic Regeneration Strategies. It has the overarching aim of celebrating Ealing’s artistic vibrancy, cultural diversity, locates libraries as cultural focus and links to festivals by initiating opportunities for innovation through diversity.



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