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We work with women and girls to share and celebrate our commonalities and differences  through participation in music and wellbeing activities

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Donations needed please!

10th August 2020



In Her Shoes are collecting resources to share with Syrian women and children, we have a small amount of money for basics but would love to suppplement to make the packs extra special. Can you help us by donating any of the following?


Art materials - pens, colouring pencils and books, paper.


Games, small toys and puzzles for children (not electronic please).


Donations can be dropped for 'In Her Shoes' c/o Moseley Exchange (behind the main Moseley Post Office) by 21 August.


Please share and spread the word


Many thanks


In Her Shoes.

‘Syrian Song and conversation café'

A Taste of Birmingham

10th August 2020


In Her Shoes are delighted to announce that their project ‘Syrian Song and Conversation Café – A Taste of Birmingham’ has received funding from Syrian Vulnerable Peoples Resettlement Fund through Birmingham City Council. 


The project will encompass a series of eight bespoke taster workshops for Syrian women and girls living in Birmingham, giving them access to new activities alongside facilitated conversations, singing, dancing and cake! A final project sharing, with invited guests and speakers will take place at Birmingham City University in Summer 2021.




These monthly sessions, which (when COVID restrictions allow) will take place in Erdington’s Six Ways Baptist Church, will be a women and girls only space. Women from the Syrian community of Birmingham will be encouraged to express their thoughts and ideas, telling us what they need from their new communities.


Participants will be involved in sharing and creating songs, having a chance to talk and be listened to.


Over the eight sessions participants will experience a variety of taster workshops including drumming, song writing, dance, group singing, and songs to share with children.


Due to the uncertainty of current times, the project begins with an initial online ‘session’ in July 2020 in partnership with The Navigator Project.


This project builds on the success of our recent Lottery-funded project ‘What Community means to me.’ For this project, In Her Shoes led two workshops with a group of Syrian women and girls, exploring ideas of community and creating original lyrics and songs to express these ideas. The women took part in singing and song writing activity, dancing and drumming. Their response was overwhelming, as they told us it was the best thing they had yet participated in! They were enthusiastic, engaged, and full of ideas.


Many of the women and girls involved took part in our final sharing event at BCU which happened in early March, prior to the UK COVID-19 Lockdown. Many of these women and girls said they wanted to do more - which is why this new project came about!

'What Community Means to Me'

International Women’s Day Celebration

(part of Xchange Festival 2020)

Womens Song Writing Workshop

7th January 2020

'What Community Means To Me'

2nd December 2019


We are delighted to announce that we have received a National Lottery Community Fund grant to run a Community Arts Project for women, What Community Means to Me.


We will be offering a mix of one-off workshops and series of participatory song writing workshops from January to March 2020 in Birmingham. We will create new songs to be shared on-line and in workshops. You don’t need any previous musical experience to take part – just come along to meet new women and talk and sing together.


Our partners include:

Anawim

ASIRT 

George Dixon Primary School

Malachi

Moseley Community Hub at The School of Art

The Real Junk Food Project

Refugee Action in the West Midlands

South Birmingham Women’s Enterprise Hub

St George’s school, Ladywood.


Working with our community partners will enable us to offer workshops to women who are disadvantaged: women experiencing domestic violence and abuse; women who are asylum seekers or refugees; women with mental health issues; women who feel lonely and socially isolated; and mothers in deprived communities in Birmingham.


The project will culminate in a sharing event in Birmingham City Centre to celebrate International Women’s Day in March 2020, showcasing the voices of disadvantaged or isolated women and girls from the city. At this event, participants from the workshops will share their lyrics and songs with each other and with members of the public.


Please get in touch with us if you would like to support the project or introduce us to women who would like to participate. Contact Lou Atkin lou.atkin@inhershoes.org.uk or through our website http://inhershoes.org.uk and follow us on Twitter @InHerShoes5


Moseley Folk Festival


https://www.moseleyfolk.co.uk/element/in-her-shoes/


August 2019

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496 Moseley Road
Balsall Heath
Birmingham
B12 9AH

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