Manchester Jewish Museum

Introduction and workshop with Len Grant
Creative Activists

When

Where

Manchester Jewish Museum
Learning Studio

Fee

FREE!

This September we are resuming our Creative Activists project and are looking for enthusiastic, creative people, aged 16-30 to join us and work with us towards a special event for Holocaust Memorial Day 2023. It’s a great opportunity to meet new people, work with professional mentors and learn new skills, whilst exploring lesser-heard stories from the museum collection.

During our first session this autumn we will introduce the co-creation project and talk about the final event in January 2023. We will then be joined by Len Grant, a Manchester-based award-winning photographer and writer, who will share with us two interesting projects from his portfolio.

The first case study involved telling the life story of Frances, a young mum, determined to give her daughter a different childhood to her own. The second project involved migrant communities and was aimed at exploring how to capture people’s diverse stories. In his artistic practice, Len tells stories with sketches, photographs, and words. He focuses on the stories that are often unheard or forgotten. As he says: ‘Most satisfying is being able to give voice to those who are infrequently heard: asylum seekers, recovering addicts, those on low incomes’.

See more of Len’s works on his Instagram @len_grant

What you need to know
This is the first session of our regular creative meetings, during which we will be working with spoken word, textiles, music and performance to uncover hidden stories and explore how Holocaust continues to affect people to this day.

The meetings are informal, with tea, coffee and a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere. No previous experience necessary, just bring yourself and an open mind!

If you have any questions about the Creative Activists project, e-mail dara@manchesterjewishmuseum.com