Participants invited to attend Woven Stories Workshop

Posted by er134 at Sep 28, 2016 03:45 PM |
Women invited to engage in project by Artist in Residence Kajal Nisha Patel

Participants are invited to take part in a project with Leicester's current Artist in Residence Kajal Nisha Patel by attending a Woven Stories Workshop on Tuesday 11 October, from 1-5pm in the Attenborough Arts Centre Studio 4.

Kajal is currently the 2016 Leverhulme Artist in Residence at the University of Leicester.  As part of her project, Kajal is developing research on British South Asian women’s working and domestic lives. The project focuses on women who arrived from the Indian subcontinent during the late 1960s/70s and have spent the majority of their working lives in Britain. Kajal is contrasting the lives and aspirations of these women with those of younger South Asian women, who are guided by their parents’ generation yet strive to identify their own position within an evolving range of social and cultural values.

Kajal is interested in bringing together women from a range of backgrounds to engage with her project, and has invited participants to attend a workshop which will combine reflective writing, arts and crafts to explore questions of culture, identity and heritage.

She said: "The project aims to generate important discussions around culture, race, identity and belonging in a diverse world. Together, we will explore issues that individuals face today as we discover who we are and adapt to a changing Britain. We recognise that lack of empathy and understanding brings fear and breeds hostility so we decided to facilitate a creative learning initiative in which art, stories and delicious food can be experienced, shared and celebrated. This is a call to overcome differences and to participate in community activities where ideas & knowledge can be exchanged."

The outcomes of this workshop will form part of Kajal's final installation, to be hosted in the Charles Wilson lobby in November. More information about Kajal's project aims and research objectives.

To register your attendance, please email Dr Jessica Bain at: jessica.bain@leicester.ac.uk

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