RS: - While the rest of us eagerly awaited the governments plans for the covid restrictions over Christmas Lima Al-iskalachi was focusing her energies elsewhere, here she describes her activity to raise awareness about press freedom and why she chose trees as her allies in doing so. Lima Al-iskalachi: I believe Julian Assange the founder of wikileaks has been tortured for acts of service to our world and its inhabitants. This case will also set precedence for a society that
My twice daily walks in Baguley Park Wythenshawe, have been a constant way for me to keep well and mindful during the restrictions of the pandemic, and have been a source of inspiration for my art. I enjoy watching the changes in the trees there in the morning and evening light, and over the days, weeks and months of lockdown. A friend had given me a small encaustic art kit, which had remained unused. One evening, following a walk in the park, I decided to have a go at using
In the autumn our project was contacted by allFM local radio station about a project they were doing with people aged 50+ in Levenshulme to create some radio shows. Alison contacted Bernadette O'hanrahan - one of our participants who fitted their criteria and invited her to join in a recorded conversation on a topic of her choice. Bernadette chose to talk about art and mental health The recording also features a short interview with Adele Fowles, who also shares her own exper
I keep hearing this phrase - that we are on 'thin ice' with the Virus, with the Climate, with so many things, the world feels very precarious at the moment. So when I went for a new years walk to Hough End Playing Fields and I saw some thin ice, I couldn't help but record myself walking on it... I love the way metaphors come to life when you embody and enact them!