Have Your Say

(Three Video Poems for Jouneys Festival International 2020)

As projects coordinator and producer for the Olympias Music Foundation (OMF) I was in charge of the collaboration, composition, and video production of Have Your Say — a multi-media workshop project culminating in three video-poems being presented at the Journey’s International Festival.

I ran several of the workshops and invited other members of Manchester City of Sanctuary, Artreach's Roots Group, and OMF service-users to collaborate with artists working in spoken word, music and visual arts to produce collaborative creative interactions, and fun social get togethers during lockdown.

The responses collected respond to each of the festival’s three themes: The World We Live In; How We See the World; and Hope and Celebration.

With thanks for creative contributions from the wonderful people at Manchester City of Sanctuary, Olympias Music Foundation Children's Voices Choir, the Journey’s Festival International’s Roots Groups and our artists and poets: Toreh O'Garro, Xia Leon Sloane and Eleanor Austin - read about the poets here.