Creating the Self: Youth Artists Workshop

Calling all Creative Minds between the ages of 16 and 25!


Are you interested in the history of Central and Eastern Europe, communism, 1989 and migration to the UK?

Then come along to the Youth Artist Workshop being held at Centrala in Digbeth, Birmingham on Saturday, 21 September, 10.30-5.30. The workshop is being held as part of the project Testimony in Practice, being led by the University of Birmingham and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

The event coincides with the display of a sound-art installation at Centrala, created by Polish artist Maciek B?czyk and local artist Emma Lockey and based on the stories, anecdotes and memories of Central and Eastern Europeans living in the UK – gathered as part of the project.

At the workshop you will hear from the theatre companies La Conquesta del Pol Sud, and Little Earthquake, the Romanian and German novelist Banciu Carmen-Francesca, and the artists Emma Lockey and Jakub Ceglarz about their work with real-life stories and on the theme of Central and Eastern Europe. You will then have the opportunity – with the support of the workshop leaders – to respond artistically to these stories and histories. You might paint, draw, craft, write, or perform.

There are 20 slots available and places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. To snag your spot, send an email with your name, age and preferred art form to: . Registrations will close when all 20 spots have been filled or on the 16 September.

The workshop and its creative outputs will form the basis of an exhibition at the University of Birmingham as part of the Green Heart and Arts and Science Festival’s autumn theme of Change. To find out more about the project and the workshop leaders visit: