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Handsworth Creative is trying to change the image and reputation of an area blighted by a legacy of gangs and gun-crime. It is a small Community Interest Company made up of local artists who care about their community, using art and community activities to bring different communities together.
The workshops will be held in the Park itself (using the community café) as it is a space that is very well used and ‘loved’ by all communities and is seen and perceived as both a safe space and one that is neutral and genuinely shared by all communities.
Handsworth is a very diverse neighbourhood, however there is very little social interaction between White, Caribbean, South Asian and newly arrived communities and these Workshops and Activity Days are specifically designed to bring people from different ethnic and religious backgrounds together to design and make temporary pieces of art that will be displayed on the ‘Plinth’.