“Only if we free ourselves from the existing held view on art and disability in our society, can we be part of the creative process more successfully.” Wolfgang Stange

Disability Arts Festival

Wolfgang Stange has an international reputation for creating integrated performance involving artists with and without disabilities, creating stunning work together. With this commission, any artist of any age with a disability living in the Borough will be invited to an open workshop. Wolfgang will choose participants at random and work with them over the next few months to create a 30 minute piece of theatre, dance and circus inspired by 400 years of Hammersmith United Charities.

This will be premiered at the ArtsFest in June. Finally, at the end of September, JOY will hold a weekend of celebration to rejoice the efforts of the project in the past year. This will be held over 2 days at the end of September in the ballroom of the town hall.

This grand event will bring together all the work across the whole spectrum of JOY (work in schools and adult community groups) and ArtsFest 2018 to be curated and programmed into a spectacular celebration.

Hammersmith reflections

This time a guest blog by Sian Alexander (Lyric Hammersmith)

Welcome back to our blog “Hammersmith Reflections” where our Trustees share with us their thoughts about Hammersmith United Charities and our local area. This time we have a special guest writing for us: Sian Alexander, Chief Executive of the Lyric Hammersmith. Keep on reading to find out more about the Lyric (more…)

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Aunt Esther’s Story – Enigma Event

Last Saturday we had our second Enigma Event in partnership with “Women Make Change” who put together a great event for International Women’s Day. Women Make Change is a charity that promotes and protects the health and safety of women and girls affected by domestic violence.

Melanie Nock took the chance to introduce Aunt Esther’s Story. Esther Bruce’s autobiography written by Stephen Bourne tells the story of a black London Seamstress from 1912–1994 and provides a first-hand account of the life of a black Londoner in the pre-Empire Windrush years. When Esther Bruce was born in Fulham in 1912 only small black communities exited in Britain.

Another big announcement was the launch of the “Agents for Change” Women’s Leadership Programme that we founded in partnership with the H&F Council, the Imperial College and the Lyric Hammersmith.

Applycations are open now, find more information here: http://www.agentsforchange.wixsite.com/agentsforchange 

 

 

 

 

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Call out for disabled Artists!

JOY is a new strand to the Hammersmith and Fulham Arts Fest celebrating local disabled (more…)

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Women Make Change – International Womens Day Event

Where: White City Community Centre
When: Saturday, 10.03.2018 starting at 3.30 (more…)

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