January 16, 2019

We are delighted to announce that of our Artist Commission project Home will be shown next week on Monday 21 January 2019 on BBC 1 Inside Out South East at 7:30pm.

Inside Out came to the opening of our exhibition in Ashford and interviewed artist Anna Ray and some of the amazing women involved with the project.

Home – commissioned by People United, the Diocese of Canterbury and Ashford Borough Council in 2018, and funded by Arts Council England – saw award-winning textile artist Anna Ray work with a group of recently resettled Syrian women, along with long term Ashford residents, for six months last year.

The project asked the women to consider what ‘home’ means to them and to think about the processes of making a home, feeling at home and how to move home. In addition to making, the women shared food and stories, assisted by translators. The project brought two communities together, crossing language barriers and cultures, through art and creativity!

If you don’t live in the BBC’s South East region there are still plenty of ways to watch: Sky Channel 983, Freesat 959 and you can watch BBC One live on iPlayer (just make sure the region is set to the South East in the bottom corner).
Photo: Matt Wilson

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