Scouse Soul Stew
Wed, July 01, 2009 @ until November 2009
The Bluecoat, School Lane , Liverpool, L1 3BX (map)
Liverpool PCTM Metal, UHC, culturepool and local residents
FREE to all
Over the last six months culturepool has been working on the Scouse Soul Stew project with the Ultimate Holding Company
and Metal. Commissioned by Liverpool PCT, the project setout to ask ‘in life, what ingredients are important to us all, what do we need to enrich our lives and nourish our souls?’ and lots has happened since its launch.
During the summer the project hosted 6 community-led discussions in Clubmoor, The Life Bank, The Picton Children’s Centre, Stephenson Court, The Picturedrome-Wetherspoons Pub and The Williamson Tunnels. The ideas and thoughts from the people who took part were sewn onto large banners and woven together to create a large art installation to represent the project. Portraits of some of the participants, along with their ‘ingredients’ for an enriched, soulful life also formed the Scouse Soul Stew recipe book.
On Friday 23rd October 2009 as part of The Living Sketchbook exhibition, the Scouse Soul Stew project came together to undertake the weave of all the banners into one large ‘blanket’, which was displayed in The Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool City centre. Everyone was welcome to join in with the weave itself as to keep the dialogue going between local residents, Liverpool PCT staff and the general public.
For more information about the project and additional photos check here
A second weave took place on Thursday 19th November at The Life Bank, Kensington, where the banners are currently displayed.
Vinny - Thank you very much for leading on the discussion element of the session. I felt.... the event demonstrated our commitment to making health improvements in Alt Valley, and that is something we should all feel proud of. Shane Knott, Public Health Neighbourhood Manager - Alt Valley
I would like to re-iterate Shane's thanks. ...everyone who spoke to me enjoyed the event and everyone was fully engaged. Cllr Roz Gladden, Labour Councillor for Clubmoor ward
All details correct at the time of publishing.
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