Migration and Settlement: extending the welcome

By Jessica Bradley 

New funding success…

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded funding for a second project linking to our original Connected Communities ‘Migration and Home: welcome in utopia project’. This will allow us to continue our collaboration with Faceless Arts and with RETAS and to develop a co-produced performance.

The funding comes from the University of Leeds Social Science Institute (LSSI), from the Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) and we have been granted £15,000.

The project will take place over the course of 2016-17, starting in the Autumn. The School of Education announced the project here: http://www.education.leeds.ac.uk/news/2016/new-funding-for-continued-tlang-project

Other news…

Bev Adams, Sam McKay and I met to debrief the first stage today. We’ll be putting up a report about the Migration and Home: welcome in utopia project very shortly on this blog page as well as some photos from our preview which took place at the University of Leeds in June and the Utopias fair at Somerset House.

I presented a paper about the project at the University of Sheffield’s Language, Literacy and Identity conference on 1st July 2016. The details of the conference are here and the slides are downloadable from my academia.edu site here. I’ll be writing the paper up over the next few weeks.

And finally congratulations…

Joe, who volunteered for the project, graduated today with a First Class degree in French. We are all delighted for him!