We are getting into planning the exhibition for November. You still have a few weeks if you would like to submit a letter. You can write a poem, prose or haiku about what home means to you and it will be added to the exhibition. Please email us your submission by 30 September.
‘Letters Home’ is a project curated by Sam, which invited residents of Medway (and further afield) to write a letter to the place they think of as home, this has resulted in a collection of evocative and emotional writing, forming the basis for the exhibition. Local photographer Nikki Price, who regularly works with ME4, has taken images of home to as part of the exhibition, and a selection of local artist Heather Haythornthwaite’s atmospheric scenes of Rochester streets will also feature.
In words, artwork and photos, the exhibition takes you on a journey from the internal (the letters), to the external (Heather’s prints), then back again (Nikki’s photos).
‘I hope that visitors to the exhibition will be inspired to look again closely at where they live and find the beauty in the little things we like about our homes,’ says Sam.
Sam is also running some writing workshops, where you can come along and contribute your own letter to the exhibition.
A launch event where writers will read their work will take place at Rochester Community Hub on 10 November from 1.30pm to 4pm.
Exhibition: Letters Home
Saturday, 3 November – Saturday 15 December: Rochester Community Hub
Saturday, 10 November – Friday, 7 December: Walderslade Village library
Get involved: Workshops
Wednesday 7 November 2-4pm. Rochester Community Hub.
Letters Home: Writing workshop for adults.
Wednesday, 21 November 3.45-4.45 pm. Walderslade Village library.
Letters Home: Workshop for 8-12 year olds.
For more info on the workshops please visit: http://www.whatsonmedway.co.uk/libraries