Peshkar were delighted to welcome Tony Lloyd, Greater Manchester interim Mayor and Police Crime Commissioner, as the guest of honour at a special event marking culmination of their year long Heritage Lottery funded ‘Our Teenage Years’ project in Oldham and Burnley.
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.