Different Voices, Shared Lives…at Halton Lea

Do you live in the Borough of Halton? Are you a member of a Black, Asian, or other racial minority community?

Are you interested in being creative and learning new skills? Do you have a story to share?

If so, please contact mikey.dunne@writingonthewall.org.uk or call 0151 703 0200.

Writer Charlie Lea Leads Creative Writing Sessions for Participants from Black and other Racial Minority Communities at Halton Lea Library in Runcorn

Different Voices – Shared Lives, is a new collaboration from Writing on the Wall (WoW) and Liverpool City Region (LCR) Library Services.

The project develops and showcases writing from the regions Black, Asian, Irish, Roma, and other racial minority communities.

Funded by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, and taking place in Halton, Liverpool, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens, and Wirral, the project sees the combination of WoW’s acclaimed What’s Your Story? and their Creative Heritage work.

Different Voices – Shared Lives will provide platforms, pathways, and creative opportunities for underrepresented communities across the LCR to express themselves, raise awareness of their histories and explore contemporary experiences of living and working in the region.

Halton Borough Council’s Executive Board Member for Libraries, Cllr Paul Nolan, said: “In Halton Borough, participants will take part in a series of creative writing workshops with writer Charlie Lea of Read Now, Write Now, at Halton Lea Library in Runcorn; creating work that places diverse voices at the forefront for the benefit of future generations.”

These stories will be showcased in a variety of settings across the region, including the borough libraries.

Writing on the Wall Co-Director Madeline Heneghan said: “Offering the region’s Black, Asian and other minority communities the opportunity to share their stories, enriches all of our lives across the region.

“It educates, creates community and combats racism. This is a unique City-Region wide collaboration that will work with diverse communities to offer them the space and a platform to relate, discuss and share their experiences, and their stories with support and guidance to develop their own creativity.

“We are looking forward to meeting new people and to discovering the histories and heritage of communities whose stories have been largely undocumented and neglected and to creating new writing, poetry, publications and performance, for everyone to experience and enjoy.”

For further information contact Mikey.Dunne@writingonthewall.org.uk
Writing on the Wall www.writingonthewall.org.uk Tel 0151 703 0020







This six-week writing programme will take place every Friday 11am – 1pm from Friday 8th April at Halton Lea Library in Runcorn.


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For further information contact Mikey.Dunne@writingonthewall.org.uk
Writing on the Wall www.writingonthewall.org.uk Tel 0151 703 0020

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Writing on the Wall (WoW) the Liverpool City Region’s current Arts Organisation of the Year (2020), is a dynamic writing charity that celebrates individual and collective creativity across Merseyside. Working in diverse communities, WoW delivers an annual month-long writing festival and a year- round programme of creative projects and activities.

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