- 9th November, Dewsbury Town Centre
3:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Dewsbury Town Centre
BLINK is a free, walk-through experience that invites people of all ages to see peace differently.
Enter the five eyes of BLINK to play with a giant kaleidoscope, work with others to build a giant boat and record your messages of hope for the future.
Researched and produced by young people in Dewsbury, Stoke, Peterborough and Sheerness, BLINK draws on our local and national history of peace to ask you what kind of future you want to see.
Peace is a doing word. What are you going to do?
This event is free and suitable for all ages – you can book a time slot if you want to enter at a certain time, or walk up from 3.30pm.
A team of 48 young producers (18 – 25 yrs) around the country have been working for a year on training and heritage programme Paper Peace.
Here in Dewsbury, Iqra, Alicia, Hamish, Jonny, Corrie, Chris, Josh and Shazia have been taking time out from school, college and work to work with Creative Scene to uncover the history of peacebuilding, activism and community in West Yorkshire.
All their hard work will culminate in BLINK – a free event that will take over Dewsbury’s town square, streets and marketplace on Saturday 9 November 2019 and go on to tour the country.
If you would like to read more about the nationwide project click here.
Created by Emergency Exit Arts in association with national partners: B Arts, Ideas Test and Vivacity. The national partnership have co-produced this project, each organisation leads the group of young producers in their area and will host BLINK when it tours to their town or city.
BLINK is created with Chloe Osborne, Director of BLINK and Associate Producer of the Young Producer Programme
BLINK is designed by Nina Dunn and Rūta Irbīte
The Brick Box is a Creative Partner and are creating a new commission as part of BLINK as well as shaping the project and working with the young producers at our first symposium.
Leading artist and poet Robert Montgomery created the Peace Poem with Emergency Exit Arts and remains closely connected to the project. The Lead Heritage Partner is The Peace Museum, Bradford who hold an unparalleled collection of the UK’s peace heritage.
Peace Bird artist: Anna Bruder
Additional heritage partners for Paper Peace include: Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery and Mid Staffordshire Military Appeals Tribunal Index
This project is supported by Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund and the Roddick Foundation. We cannot thank you enough for your guidance and support throughout this project. Not forgetting, of course, everyone who plays the National Lottery Players for making this possible.