Recently sent info about this exciting new organisation Lifting the Lid, set up in Manchester by Kooj Chuhan and colleagues, exploring “radical ideas, approaches, histories”. Seems like some potentially close links to SHAKE! here. See the first two of Lifting the Lid aims:

To develop and practice project activity through which:-

  • people can understand where the issues they have to deal with come from
  • people can explore possible tools to act on those issues by looking at examples from other places, histories and heritage….

Kooj was also a founder of artists’ collective Virtual Migrants and has a long history of working on issues of race, asylum and refugee issues,  and grass-roots cultural projects. PLATFORM worked with Virtual Migrants on our C Words season at Arnolfini in 2009. Exciting!

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