There are times in all of our lives when we need other people to remember that we are human. You may be at the Home Office or the Post Office; talking to a bailiff or to a bus driver.
How do we do it? and more importantly why and how is it that people are so quick to treat others as if they are not the same as them?
These are the questions at the heart of the Humanise Community Club.
Established in 2019 by One September, a Performance Production Company led by Deborah Wintle-Escott and Aleasha Chaunte and based with us at Edge Hill Station, the project was initially conceived as part of Aleasha Chaunte’s Time and Space residency.
In 2020, supported by PH Holt Foundation and the Tesco Bags of Help COVID-19 Communities Fund, we held a series of film screenings and Zoom discussions during our Lockdown Film Festival, focussing on themes of discrimination, human rights and community education. We also worked with families in our local neighbourhood to grow flowers, vegetables and learn about local wildlife and bee-keeping. Each week we delivered activity packs that were followed up with creative sessions led by local artists.
In partnership with Writing on the Wall we will be publishing an anthology of the poetry written by Humanise Club members later in 2021.
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The project has received generous support from PH Holt Foundation, the Co-op Local Community Fund, LCVS Community Impact Fund, Tesco Bags of Help COVID-19 Communities Fund, Arts Council England and Film Hub North, proud to be a part of the BFI Film Audience Network.