Michelle Hubbard, the Senior Creative Engagement Practitioner from the Nottingham based National Justice Museum, has asked us to circulate details of the project she is developing called ‘Ingenuity’, based around exploring an historic collection of beautiful objects crafted by people in prison.
Some of these objects will have been made in prison workshops, some will have been made illicitly with crude materials and items to hand. for example there are several beautifully made little soap carvings that the maker would have whittled away at (probably late at night) to fill the hours of emptiness and loneliness, using just their government issue soap ration, and maybe a finger nail or matchstick to carve it with.
In October 2020 the United Families and Friends Campaign (UFFC) annual protest & rally moved online with a powerful video tribute that remembered the victims and heard from some of the families affected.
UFFC extended their thanks to Ken Fero of Migrant Media for compiling the film. It will remain online permanently for viewing at any time.
RAAH. Fest is an online festival streaming via YouTube on the 24 October 2020. It is a charity music festival to amplify the voices of young people affected by migration displacement, human trafficking and racial discrimination.
RAAH.Fest is 100% run by volunteers and supports people and charities in the youth sector.
The eight-hour festival will feature performances from 30 artists including Inoxia, Poppy Ajudha, Joy Crookes, and Gabrielle Aplin.