I work frequently with two amazing women - Iona and Daisy - who run Art Eat Events CIC - a Suffolk-based organisation that develops and delivers creative arts events and projects that focus on community, participation, learning, creativity and inclusion.
Most recently they unveiled a new wall mural on the Ipswich Waterfront entitled Your Story, Your Power, created by wonderful artists, Edward Ofosu and Raul G. Loya with residents from a nearby prison. The mural is not only a timely piece of art which highlights the need for greater representation in the local area, but it's also one of the projects included in the Aspire Black Suffolk programme.
Both the mural and Aspire Black Suffolk are inspired by the Power of Stories exhibition.
Launching soon, the programme is rooted in Suffolk’s Black community. We’re a community-led initiative encouraging positive discussion around and engagement in African-Caribbean heritage and culture. We aim to bring positivity, unity, understanding and celebration in times of divisiveness, loss and change.
Find out more about the mural: arteatevents.com/projects