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'A Memory Box': Project with Spectrum Centre Women's Book Group & Art Club

Last night saw a special performance to bring to a close a project with the Spectrum Centre's Women's Art Club and Book Group.

Over the past few weeks, we have been involved in a series of workshops with the Women's Art Club and Book Group which meets in the Spectrum Centre on the Shankill Road. Musicians Jonathan Simmance and Aisling Manning and UO Marketing & Communications Manager Miriam Crozier have worked with creative writer Shelley Tracey, visual artist Sally Young and group members to explore the theme of 'memory'. Under Shelley Tracey's guidance the participants wrote their own poems, which then guided the creation of specially composed music and a group Memory Box.

On the evening of 28 January 2020, we were delighted that Malvern Primary School opened their doors to welcome the project participants and their friends for a final event titled 'A Memory Box', at which the group's pieces of creative writing were read for the first time, along with a performance of the accompanying music, and the memory box was on display.

Our huge thanks to all the participants, and our gratitude also goes to the Tampon Tax Community Fund, administered by The Community Foundation NI, which supported the project. 

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