Exhibition: Culture Bridge: Our Stories

Culture Bridge: Our Stories

A celebration of cultural collaboration in Stockport at Arc at Hat Works

Saturday March 26th – Saturday May 28th

Stockport group Culture Bridge will be celebrating cultural collaboration in Stockport by exhibiting their personal stories of integrating into a new community at Arc. Culture Bridge is a group led by multiculturally diverse asylum-seeking refugee and migrant women from around the world, who have found their way to Stockport. The group comes together to share their stories and experiences in a variety of languages, as well as organising sessions that all are welcome to attend. They encourage women to work together, nurturing community over isolation.

Culture Bridge’s Creative Director Chinnar Najib said: “I believe in a multicultural world where we can all live happily and share our hopes and dreams to create a better future for everyone”.

From January to March 2022, members of Culture Bridge took part in a series of creative workshops over 3 months supported by micro-funding from Arc and SMBC. The workshops were led by women from different cultural backgrounds who shared their stories and led activities in sewing, flower arranging, yoga, drawing and pottery. These workshops provided an opportunity to talk about group members’ journeys to Stockport and the difficulties integrating into a new society. ‘Culture Bridge: Our Stories’  will take visitors on a journey to inclusion and togetherness, through personal testimonies, photos and multidisciplinary artworks, Arc is proud to provide a platform for Culture Bridge to share their mission and journey through this exhibition.

If you have come to live in the UK from another country and would like to meet others who have lived similar experiences, please email Chinnar at chinar@culturebridge.uk

“I believe in a multicultural world where we can all live happily and share our hopes and dreams to create a better future for everyone”.

Culture Bridge: Our Stories will launch alongside our Saturday Art Club on March 26th 2022. Exhibition text will be translated into Kurdish and Farsi, please come along to find out more about this fantastic organisation. We’ll have two activities to explore on the day inspired by the artwork on display, so all ages are welcome to try their hand at some art! Activities TBC, please follow us on Facebook for updates.

The exhibition will then be open to the public from 10:00-16:00 on Thursdays and Fridays until 15:00 on Saturday May 28th. It will also be open from 11:00-15:00 on Saturday April 30th for our Saturday Art Club.

Find out more about Culture Bridge at www.shebaarts.com/culturebridge.html
on Facebook www.facebook.com/culture.bridge.3
Instagram @CultureBridgeMCR
Twitter @CultureBridgeUK