Our Signs of Welcome series of ten local workshops is continuing now over the next two weeks.
Click here to read about the first five events and what we experienced together with our project partner CARAS.
We created these participatory workshops to provide a vivid, simple and accessible opportunity to imagine how to welcome people new to the community and then make decorative signs to take away.
The workshops are for all ages and are free, fun, thoughtful and creative.
Each workshop runs in a great local venue which offers the space for all comers to join in. Thank you to all the venues for partnering with us and supporting the project.
|Signs of Welcome workshops in diverse places!|
The remaining workshops (all details on the TTT Events Calendar here on the blog):
> Paradise Co-operative Garden, Earlsfield
Sat 9th June, 10:00-12:00
> St Mary Magdalene Church, Trinity Road, Tooting
Weds 13th June, 4:00-5:30
> Sprout Community Arts, Furzedown
Fri 15th June, 4:00-5:30
> The Migration Museum, Vauxhall
Thurs 21st June, 6:00pm-7:45pm
Part of a drop-in evening of events at the Museum,
all celebrating Refugee Week
As we’ve run the events, new features have emerged.
Recently we offered the workshop at a Family Visit Day in Wandsworth Prison. With four walls surrounding participants, the signs they created became a way to imagine new welcomes and relationships. One adult’s sign simply stated ‘Kids Matter’. A family created a sign together, a graphic recording of a live and positive conversation between themselves.
Our introductory script has developed.
Now we’re also saying “you can create signs to put up in the city spaces where you live – signs that don’t just label places or limit us (‘keep off the grass’ or ‘no ball games’). They’re about welcoming people and what we value when we get together”