Monday, 20 July 2015

Penny Sessions

After a slight delay, my most current project, Penny Sessions has finally started.

Boseda Olawoye the Learning Manager has been working full on to ensure these sessions have had a take up.  Quite often with free opportunities people just don't see the value in what is being offered and then miss out on a great experience.

Over the next few months I will be working with a variety of groups that will access creative workshops that have been inspired by little known philanthropist, Samuel Morley.

So a little about the project.  

The Backlit Gallery in Nottingham is running a creative project inspired by the the life of Victorian textile manufacturer, Samuel Morley.  This man was truly ahead of this time - he supported women's rights, the anti slavery movement, he gave money to charity and gave rights to local employees who worked in his factories in Nottingham. Some of which we take for granted in the 21st century.

In 1889, he set up one of the first Adult Education Centres in the United Kingdom which was named, Morley College which offered 1d (old penny) talks for the working people in London.

The project is a series of 18 creative sessions that will be run in Sneinton and St Annes; sessions may includes activities such as pattern cutting bookmaking, poetry, embroidery etc.

If you are interested and would like to take part, please contact Bo Olawoye, Learning Manager by email

The first session will be Wednesday 22nd July, 10am to 12pm at Backlit Gallery, Sneinton which will include bookmaking and poetry.