Peshkar has received £49,400 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project, Where are you from – our teenage years?” which will run in Oldham and Burnley from January until December 2015 supported by Great Places Housing and led by volunteers from the local communities, across generations the project teenage experiences throughout the decades of people living in Oldham and Burnley with specific focus on White British and South Asian communities...
It is with great sadness that we share the sad news of the passing of our friend and colleague, John Doona.
John worked with Peshkar in 2008 on our production of ‘Siege’ by Tajinder Singh Hayer, which he directed for a cast of young people from Oldham, Manchester and Cheshire, where he was the advisory teacher for Drama.
We’re so chock-a-block on various projects that we’ve barely had time to capture all the amazing things that we’ve been up to in the first half of 2014. What with our Safe Young Women’s project, our Bespoke Open Mic at Oldham Festival in partnership with Somewhere To, our ongoing Arts Award success stories and not forgetting some REALLY exciting news to share about two fantastic upcoming funding successes, we’ve hardly had the chance to draw breath.
While Claire is away in Brazil, both developing her own practice and making links with artists and organisations that share an ethos with Peshkar, we thought you might like to see the footage from the research trip we made in Bangladesh in preparation for our FutureDesh project.
Trapped. On a crammed bus, between two hysterical, bra-less transvestites, a blind sweet seller and a very hairy man in speedos. This is not the start of an un-pc joke but my first experience of Salvador Bahia. My name is Claire and im a 31 year old Arts Manager and dancer from deepest, darkest Oldham. (England) I have come alone to Salvador, Bahia for 5 weeks to begin a journey of artistic discovery.
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In mid June, Peshkar held the third in a series of events under the ‘Hideout’ banner at the People’s History Museum in Manchester. Entitled ‘Hidden Heroines’ the evening explored issues facing young women often in the margins of society and how organisations such as Peshkar can help support them through culture to make a change in their lives for the better.