Exploring the learning city through art and storytelling

We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded seed-corn funding by the Brigstow Institute for a collaborative project with Dhek Bhal.

For three decades, Dhek Bhal, a community-based charity, has been working with the ageing South Asian population in Bristol experiencing social isolation and vulnerability. This project is building on their unique legacy of culturally responsive services to collaboratively explore the use of participatory art methods, ethnography and storytelling in enhancing Dhek Bhal’s work in health and wellbeing, and share it with broader audiences across the city.

The project will involve a combination of storytelling workshops and art production. Produced in collaboration with local artists, the artworks will explore how the city acts as a medium for learning as seen from the perspective of the ageing South Asian respondents.

Watch this space for more details about the initiative and the exhibition dates!

Brigstow Institute: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/brigstow/

Dhek Bhal: http://www.dhekbhal.org.uk/

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