English Accent Irish Soul 2012 / by Claire Farrell

English Accent Irish Soul

Digbeth, Birminghm, 2012

WERK supported the Irish Welfare (Birmingham) with the creative development of an Anglo Irish visual and oral history project in 2012, culminating in an exhibition co curated by Claire Farrell (WERK) and Ian Richards.

'The project was a fantastic opportunity to explore Irish history in the city during the last 50 years through the personal experience of many people. It has been a hugely participative and enjoyable project, led by Michelle Aucott from Irish in Birmingham, that's involved superb and committed volunteers, artists, teachers and most especially those who have shared their personal histories and memrobolia with us. The project outcomes will help influence future learning and greatly extended the achive material of the Irish in Birmingham held by Birmingham City Council' - Hugh Tibbits CEO of Irish in Birmingham

The final exhibition also featured work by Birmingham based photographic artist Helen Sweeting, Gary Wood and 'pop & crisps' installation by Claire Farrell.

In partnership with The Irish Welfare funded by the Heritage Lottery.