6 November to 26 November 2010
Did you know that over 60 languages are spoken in Gloucestershire, including Welsh and Tibetan?
This exhibition features the voices and stories of those who live and work in Barton Street, Gloucester, the most ethnically diverse area in Gloucestershire. Creative workshops in the community produced animation, photo narratives, sound recordings (including folksongs in Kurdish, Tibetan and Welsh) and more, reflecting universal themes and experiences - family, loss and joy.
Digital Cirencester, a community workshop, took place in Cirencester providing a chance for local people to reflect on what their town means to them. The work created, including audio recordings and photographs, will be shown as part of We are Barton Street.
We are Barton Street Launch event
Sat 6 November 1.30 - 4.30pm
ALL WELCOME - JUST DROP IN
On 6 November, New Brewery Arts launches this community exhibition with an Indian Dance performance, an animated film about life in Barton Street, bi-lingual poetry readings and an interactive digital 'booth' where you can share your own stories about life in Cirencester!
Come along and record your thoughts, listen to bi-lingual poetry readings featuring ‘We Are Barton Street’ participants and watch the free Indian dance performance by Dipisha Patel.
Dipisha hails from Gloucestershire but has performed Bharatnatyam (a classical Indian dance form) in Canada, India and across the UK. The dance-film piece celebrates her own family's journey to the area and the friendships, careers and community that they have built in the county.
Launch Event Programme
Indian dance performed by Dipisha Patel and Tom Simenauer
1.30, 2.25, 3.15, 4.00
We are Barton Street
Film by Tajinder Dhami
1.45, 2.40, 3.30, 4.15
Alireza Babae and Fiona Kam Meadley
2.00, 2.55, 3.45, 4.25
Video booth and interactive corner
2.15, 3.10, 3.55 and ongoing throughout the day
For more information please contact: Thrisha Haldar, Tour Manager, 'We are Barton Street'
Tel. 0789 199 0642
The project is supported by Arts Council England, Awards for All and Gloucestershire Community Foundation.