City of Sanctuary
Different Pasts, Shared Futures’ documents the reality of those in flight from persecution and war and the creative resilience of individuals forced to start their lives again in a foreign country. It challenges us to rethink our often casual take on freedom and review the critical importance of welcome.
Themes of identity, migration, integration and welcome are explored throughout the exhibition with work from established Wolverhampton artists, newly arrived artists, community groups and local schools.
Funding from Creative Black Country and Barrow Cadbury Trust has enabled us to purchase resources for newly arrived artists, mentor learners and facilitate both artist led and member led workshops. We believe that artistic expression and community arts play a pivotal role in the rebuilding of lives and bringing together of communities. The exhibition, ‘Different Pasts, Shared Futures’ is testimony to this.
Since the inception of City of Sanctuary in 2005, engendering the culture of hospitality has always been its founding principle. The exhibition offers us the chance to reflect on how 'simple acts' of welcoming can impact on those new to our schools and city. Our launch on Saturday June 4th at 7pm is a celebration of welcome with international music, dress, food, and live art from the Dead Pens Crew. It is an opportunity to meet and welcome those new to our city.
Runs from June 20th-26th
SATURDAY 4 - THURSDAY 30 JUNE 20❘6
L I G H T H O U S E M E D I A C E N T R E ❘ T H E C H U B B B U I L D I N G S
F R Y E R S T R E E T | W O L V E R H A M P T O N ❘ W V 1 1 H T
WOLVERHAMPTON CITY OF SANCTUARY
Download and print an A5 version of the Different Pasts, Shared Futures exhibition flyer (see image above).
Map by: Mental Spaces CIC