Have we got an exciting project brewing here at MOOL HQ! We are launching Stage One of Moving Stories during Refugee Week and we’d love you to be part of it. We know that people come to our beautiful area for a wide range of reasons, and we would love to hear your story and weave them into something wonderful. To this end, we’ll be recording interviews with anyone who has migrated to the region over the next few months, starting on June 21st and 22nd at The Stove Network. This will become the basis of a beautiful soundscape which will form part of the backdrop to a wonderful photographic exhibition featuring portraits taken by the amazing Kim Ayres Photography, which, when juxtaposed, will challenge the presumptions we all make when we judge a book by its cover.
Now, we are aware that some people who find themselves here might not want their photos taken and that’s just fine, you can be interviewed anonymously; we’ll remove all names and just share pieces of your story.
You can PM us, leave a message or email hello [@] mool.scot to book an interview slot and, even if you don’t want to be featured, please pop by and say hello. You’ll get to see the last caravan (painted by school children) that was destined for Calais before they sadly demolished the camp, and the winning entries of the regions schools poster competition will be proudly displayed inside!
Please spread the word – and if you fancy dropping off some leaflets and posters across D&G then we would love you even more than we already do.
The crisis hasn’t gone away just because it’s not in the news any more. Please help us keep it in the spotlight and work towards a resolution.
MOOL will also be working in partnership with The Stove Network for this months Brave New Words on June 3oth. It will reflect the idea of refuge, so please come along and share your poems, prose or songs around this provocative topic.
Full details here.