An Imagine Commission with Breakfast Club and Women for Refugee Women

Project Champion – Rachel Smith
Project Lead – Anna Casey
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December 2020 Convening Connections Creative Citizenship

Metamorphoses

About the Project

Between October and December 2020, Culture Mile commissioned musicians collective Breakfast Club to collaborate with a group of 26 female participants from Women for Refugee Women (WRW) to explore the concept of identity and change, inspired by sharing stories and experiences of change, transformation and becoming.

Via weekly Zoom sessions, the group explored portraying individual and collective narratives of change, while voicing the struggles and strengths of living during a challenging time. Working with poetry, drawing, improvisation, singing, group composition, video and photography, Breakfast Club and WRW collaborated with the group participants on five original music compositions.

Alongside the process, drama and performance facilitator Rebecca Hayes Laughton and video editor Deryn Ellis also responded to the written and visual material that the women  contributed to throughout. The result, was  among other things, three short films of songs written by the group during this period.

Woman Power


15 women took part, all with lived experience as a refugee or of the asylum system

I am Here