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Hear Here Her Story

Come and join us to celebrate women and their stories 2 to 4pm on Saturday 25th November 2023

Hear Here has been a series of arts and well-being workshops for women and girls taking place across Birmingham and Solihull leading to our live performance at the Library of Birmingham on 25th November 2023.

Working with Lead Artist Joanne Tremarco and the Friction Arts team, participants were introduced to textile and printing techniques to create a fabric patch that tells their story. This will then be stitched together along with stories and artwork of 100’s of other women to create a cloak of power that will be processed through the Library of Birmingham on 25th November, which is the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

Our exhibition has been touring libraries in Birmingham and a stand display has now returned to the Library of Birmingham Floor 2 in preparation for our event 25th November.

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This project is about listening and hearing the voices of Birmingham’s women, documenting their stories, and supporting women to creatively represent themselves through the arts. These sessions will also include an introduction to wellbeing practices such as meditation, aromatherapy, and herbalism. 

As well as creating art, poems and possibly performances together we want to add your voice, your wisdom and the stories of the women you admire, and think should be remembered in the Birmingham Archives at the Library of Birmingham.

We have hosted several drop-in workshops at various libraries and community centres around Birmingham and Solihull the summer and autumn. If you want to find out more contact fliss@frictionarts.com .

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