Arts

Blog Stories

How artistic expression is helping towards my healing process

16th June 2022

Josephine Apira tells us how she began to release by sharing her journey from Uganda to the UK as a refugee through artistic expression, and how it has helped her to communicate some of her experiences. What happened to her family 30 years ago is still happening now in Uganda and her hope is to empower other refugees to use art to tell their individual stories this World Refugee Day and beyond.

Your network is your ‘net worth’

19th November 2021

In 2019, Param Singh, who is part of our School for Changemakers alumni, was awarded an MBE for his outstanding business contributions. He tells Emma Brown and Gemma Perkins about this moment and how he believes a major key to his success was growing a network that would go on to become his ‘net worth’… 

Education doesn’t just happen through the education system

9th November 2021

Gemma Perkins is the Founder of the Self Leadership Initiative and has been volunteering with Initiatives of Change UK since the age of 21. She shares her deep affiliation with the School for Changemakers and how it has shaped her development path, more than her school years did...

Reaching a wounded generation

2nd August 2021

Rumbi Mukoyi’s experience of not belonging spurred her to create African Youth Arise. She talks to Mary Lean.

Prayer Rug Selfies

9th September 2020

Marwan Bassiouni explores the relationship between photography, faith and the passing of time by photographing his prayer rug on a daily basis.

Centre stage for social reform

6th December 2019

Pamela Jenner tells the story of a theatre which reached out to the factories and mines of post-war Britain.

Painting from within

6th December 2019

For over 20 years, Su Riddell has been painting in silence with friends and strangers.

Where only puppets can go

6th December 2019

Raven Kaliana uses puppets to raise awareness of child trafficking and aid recovery from trauma. Lucy Patterson interviews her.

Dancing to freedom

6th December 2019

Indian arts helped Rupal Maru weather a painful childhood. Now she offers their power to others. She talks to Davina Patel.

Islamic windows on the west

5th December 2019

Marwan Bassiouni’s powerful photographs capture the diversity of Islam in the Netherlands. He talks to Davina Patel.