We were delighted to partner with Ignite Imaginations and Migration Matters Festival to deliver an online arts project for young people in June 2020.
Working with 19 young people in two Sheffield schools and with community groups Chillypep, creative workshops were led by Suzanne Gorman, Sile Siband and Gevi Carter. The young people explored themes of family history, heritage, place, culture, migration – and their own experiences of lockdown- through creative writing. We were delighted that Sile, who participated in the project last year as a young artist, was part of the facilitation team this year.
Routes to Roots is part of Maya’s project, Benny and the Greycats, our new musical in development. The story is inspired by Artistic Director Suzanne Gorman’s family history and tells the story of a group of Anglo-Indian musicals who swap playing in a swing band in India, to embark on a new life in Sheffield in the 1960s.