‘Moving Horizons’ Kite Project With Young Refugees

Run by locally based arts charity, Articulate, The Moving Horizons project has enabled a number of vulnerable and displaced young refugees to create large, celebratory kites to be flown during the Brighton Kite Festival this coming Saturday the 8th July 1.30-2pm.

Working through a series of creative workshops the activity has encouraged young participants, from diverse cultures to engage with professional artists over a period of time to create kites that are bold and bright, celebrating home, identity and culture.

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The creative process have led by the young people facilitated by the artists, using a variety of artistic mediums, including screen printing, painting, textile and mixed media approaches to create a section of brightly coloured kites. This creative, multi-layered approach and outcome will celebrate fusion of culture and life experience and flown as part of Brighton Kite Festival for all to see.

Nour says: ‘I have never flown a kite before and I cant wait to fly one that I have designed.’

Saturday 8th July
1.30-2pm (depend on wind conditions)
Brighton Kite Festival
Stamner Park, Brighton

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England

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Articulate Organisation Background:

Articulate is a UK based arts charity that works internationally, supporting disadvantaged children and young people’s personal and social development through art and creative participation. This is achieved by providing creative opportunities for young people to explore, express and enjoy. Articulate has worked in partnership with partner organisations in the UK, India and Latin America since 2001 working with over 1200 beneficiaries. In addition to their international programmes, Articulate has also run UK initiatives and has
previously worked collaboratively with the Tate Modern’s Tuberine Generation
programme and Creative Junction as part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad.

In 2012 and 2013 Articulate received grants from the British Council’s ‘Youth in Action’ programme, supporting them to organise ‘Lives through Lenses’ project, working in partnership with the Clock Tower Sanctuary, a project that supports young homeless people. Articulate also ran two large-scale projects with Allsorts Youth, Brighton, an LGBTU support network, resulting in large-scale exhibitions at: Jubilee library’s Foley gallery, B-Fest 2015: Brighton Youth Centre and Brixton East, London.

Articulate’s ‘Being Human’ project with Allsorts engaged with a group of
transgender young people and resulted in an exhibition and publication as well as a resource pack for teachers and youth professionals to use within their practice. The group also showcased their artwork within youth workshops to articulate their stories to offer a greater awareness of the trans gender experience.

Articulate’s projects place importance on sharing outcomes within local
communities as well as nationally and internationally through exhibitions and
virtual exchanges.