Looking for schools to join The Friend Ship project: HumaniTea Party

The Friend Ship are looking for schools interested to take part in the HumaniTea Party project.

Particpating schools will take part in an art workshop at Norwich Central Library in April or May and the project will culminate in an art installation during Refugee Week in June.

The HumaniTea party aims to challenge stereotypes and change people’s perceptions of displaced people by focusing on a selection of famous refugees to ‘invite’ to our tea party, celebrating their contributions to our world with a place setting made representing them, including ceramic plates, glass bowls, lanterns, woven placemats, photographs and other artwork (inspired by Judy Chicagos ‘The Dinner Party’ celebrating womens’ contributions to society).

Invited refugee ‘guests’ will have place settings at the main installation – Albert Einstein, Mika (musician), Lomana Lua Lua (footballer), Alf Dubs (politician), Marina Lewycka (author), M.I.A (musician), Hong Dam (film maker) and Maryam Hashemi (artist).

School workshops with four Norfolk schools (30 children per school Yr5/6 and Secondary) will help create work to be part of this installation as follows:

  1. Designing and painting posters for these 8 and many others
  2. Creating miniature books about these 8 and other local refugees and migrants to go in the installation as a mini library
  3. Exploring the Millenium Library Archive to learn about famous refugees and migrants who found a new home in Norfolk and then write letters from them to their families about life in Norfolk

School Workshop Dates:

24th April, 1st May, 8th May or 15th May 2019

Each of those days will run 10am-2pm with 3 x 50 minute workshops rotating so groups cover all workshops (plus an hour for lunch)

Venue: Millenium Library, The Forum, Norwich

Please email Jake at info@norwichschoolsofsanctuary.org if you are interested in participating.

More information about the project can be found here and to find out more about  The Friend Ship and their work visit their website.