Friday 7 February 2014

Matchbox City is Go!

We are delighted to announce that we have been successfully awarded funding from Arts Council England for our latest project Matchbox City!

Matchbox City is an ambitious participatory project using sculpture, animation and storytelling to explore ideas about the current housing crisis and notions of home. Engaging people from across the North West and collaborating with people affected by homelessness, a series of sculptural installations will spring up in unexpected places each with their own story to tell.  

Connecting Threads will collaborate with clients from the Booth Centre in Manchester, Crisis Skylight Merseyside, James Lee House in Warrington and Petrus in Rochdale to create sculptures as backdrops for stop-motion animation and both indoor and outdoor installations. Through a series of public workshops, people will be invited to contribute
their own sculptural buildings and figures to the growing Matchbox City

After a year of planning and making connections with partner organisations, we are just about to start the first workshops to get the building of Matchbox City underway. We are so excited about the possibilities of our most ambitious project to date!

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