'U are here' Project

Address details
Organisation U Island CIC
Address 318 Summer Lane
B19 3RH
Contact details
Email uislandinfo@gmail.com
Phone 07530043390
Opening hours 9 am - 5 pm
Accessibility details Fully accessible.

With funding from Arts Council England (£15,000) and SCVO’s 2030 Community Grants fund (£5000) we have launched our new project ‘U Are Here’ in January 2020. The project explores, celebrates and presents the culture, lived experiences and journeys of people who have migrated to the UK from Eastern Europe, making a new home in the Black Country and wider West Midlands. It will also highlight the shared experiences that exist between the UK and Eastern Europe now and historically. Using the metaphor of bird migration, those taking part will help inform, develop, design and create a series of sculptural birdhouses depicting elements of folklore, architecture, language and wildlife from a number of Eastern European countries including Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, Romania, Slovakia, Czech Republic and the UK.

Service details
Categories Social Activities, Children and youth activities
Staff Qualifications U island CIC director board: Irina Oshenye (Master degree in linguistics), Olena Yanchuk (Master degree in Economics), Julia Zerihun (Photography award level 4). We are working with professional artists to deliver this project.
Gender both
Quality standards Staff subject to Disclosure & Barring Service
Ethnicity focus Eastern European
Last updated: Jun 30, 2021 16:03
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