Our next exhibition: I AM - The Exhibition presented by verd de gris

An exhibition of images by Kaye Martindale celebrating our work in communities in Calderdale in 2017.

In early July 2017, as part of verd de gris's #creativecommunities initiative, Sharon, Natalie and Amy-Rose from verd de gris spent an extraordinary two days at Whitestone Arts near Haworth.

Bringing together 24 Calderdale women from very different social, economic and cultural backgrounds - to share something of their lives and life experiences through song, writing poetry, dancing - encouraging them to dare to DREAM!

“I will take away from the group Love and Belonging. Hearing the whisper in my ear from the group of beautiful women, I will treasure the memories created. I will remember the many smiles that were shared and the singing was just WOW! A truly grateful, an amazing gift.” DEBBIE

It is impossible to underestimate what can happen when you create an environment that is safe and secure: a space that holds no judgement and is led by creative, passionate and compassionate workshop leaders.

As part of the retreat verd de gris invited local photographer Kaye Martindale to record the experience. The resulting photographs will form the next exhibition on show at Hebden Bridge Town Hall, capturing something of the love and energy that filled Whitestone for those two Summer days! 

Please join verd de gris and come and see the exhibition.

This event is part of Year III of verd de gris's element of Creative Communities (Stronger Together): a community outreach programme delivered in partnership with Square Chapel, verd de gris and Orangebox.

This programme is supported with funding from the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund.