In partnership with ChangeMakers Resettlement Forum we are delivering a weekly creative wellbeing class for a new social group of women from Afghanistan. Opportunities to play, to laugh and experience joy have been truly welcomed by this fabulous group of women.
We have been awarded a Creative in Schools grant to work this year at Wellington East Girls College developing an inter-generational devised theatre project looking at cultural identity. Working with year 12 and 13 students, along side former students now in their 70’s and 80’s we will be exploring what’s changed over 6 decades when it comes to expressions of cultural identity.
Entering it’s third year our multi-cultural mothers support group continues to thrive. Supportive, creative, joyful.
Forging a shared identity, this wonderful group has named themselves The DCC, (the dramatic, chaotic club.)
Exploring through improvisation and drama the experience of growing up kiwi when you or your parents where born somewhere different.
In response to Covid19 we’ve discovered that joy, creativity and social connection can be facilitated online.
Playing with language is learning language. Our weekly classes for former refugees and new migrants at MClass are a huge hit. Learning, connecting and developing.
It has been a very special journey working in partnership with Wellington East Girls College to support a diverse group of young women to explore the history and future of Parihaka. Voice Arts was privileged to host Maata Wharehoka from Parihaka in Wellington to spend time with the group, sharing with them her knowledge. We are now in the process of editing our final film documenting the experience and we will take that back to the Marae in the coming months.