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This project was for young people between the ages of 10 and 16 years, and was designed to help deepen their understanding around the impacts of global warming, through sustainable making and crafting.

At Artcore community hub, polymer clay artist and silversmith, Fiona Adamson led the sessions. The group have investigated different body adornments, headwear and costumes from around the world including those from theatre, carnivals, festivals and other performance art forms. Children were introduced to items and packaging that we usually consider to be litter and were tasked with an activity to make props from it using minimal to no fixtures. Sessions continued with storytelling opportunities and an opportunity to design their ‘Derby City Saviour’. It was amazing to see the imaginative ideas children came up with and the features they added to their character profiles. Key ideas around Reduce, Reuse and Recycle were explored.

Reimagine sessions also took place in 3 primary schools with artist Chris Wright: Zaytouna Primary School, Pear Tree Junior School and St James Junior School. All the schools worked hard to produce some incredible and imaginative outcomes.

The outcome of these workshops will be documented on film and be screened at Derby Theatre on May 9th 2023.

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