This summer, Savera UK will be hosting free art, poetry and photography workshops for young activists in the Liverpool area aged 11-25.
Each year Savera UK Youth members take part in creative workshops with facilitators where they’ll develop skills like team-working and creative thinking as well as learning about art, poetry, and photography.
The project will focus on the impact of ‘honour’-based abuse (HBA) and harmful practices, including forced marriage, virginity testing and breast ironing. During the sessions you will learn more about the issues from the CEO of Savera UK, a charity which works to end HBA and harmful practices. You will also have the opportunity to speak with survivors to discuss their experiences and ask questions.
Members will then take part in art, poetry and photography workshops with facilitators Ali Harwood and Andrew ‘AB’ Abrahamson, where they’ll learn how to tell a story creatively and technical skills of the craft.
You’ll work with like-minded young people to join together and create an exhibition of work, which will be toured across schools in Merseyside from September 2023 to help raise awareness of ‘honour’-based abuse and harmful practices.
The workshop is perfect for those in the Liverpool area who are interested in social activism and art, poetry and photography.
If you would like to join us, please find a timetable for the projects below:
|Thursday, 3rd August||Introduction to HBA, discussion with survivors||6pm|
|Tuesday, 15th August||Introduction to storytelling through art||2pm – 4pm|
|Thursday, 17th August||Art and Poetry||2pm – 4pm|
|Tuesday, 22nd August||Art and Poetry||2pm – 4pm|
|Thursday, 24th August||Photography||2pm – 4pm|
|Tuesday, 29th August||Photography||2pm – 4pm|
Workshops will take place in Liverpool, and the location will be confirmed once you have registered.
To register, please complete this form. We hope to see you there!