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THE STARLING PROJECT

The Starling Project works in collaboration with local people to develop interesting and new projects that are socially engaging - bringing art forms, themes and issues in that are relevant and invite exploration. We have a creative collaborative approach to making art that facilitates dialogue between displaced people and local communities, Estbl. 2016

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The Starling Project was founded in 2016 by HCPC registered art therapists and local artists experienced in working with displaced people, who have been forced to find safety in Europe and the U.K. due to fleeing political conflict, persecution and social upheaval at home.

The Starling Project facilitates art workshops that create shared social spaces which offer a chance to get to know new people and places in Sussex, build community relationships and address the trauma of individual lives. Our art practice is an innovative way to encourage participation and encourage further positive changes. It also offers a safe space to build resilience and realise your potential. With the opportunity to work through difficult experiences and be supported to better understand some of the symptoms linked to this where of interest/ of relevance, for example: sharing experiences of low mood; exploring stress, sleeplessness, anger, low self-esteem, grief; accessing practical tools for coping.

We work with all ages and welcome families and adults to our latest project.

The Starling Project receives REFERRALS, REQUESTS and COMMISSIONS from community leaders, tutors, social workers, family workers, mentors, PAs, key workers. We are experienced in thinking about possible emotional and social support for individuals and helping to refer on to a great established network in the local area. Referrals can be made via a short email. We do not require full history of a person. 

CURRENT PROJECT, 2018:

THREADS OF LIFE, MEMORY & RESISTANCE (ARPILLERAS)

Weekly art workshops to support the making of memory quilts (arpilleras) and brokering new relationships and dialogue between people. Skill sharing across generations as well as between artists and local collaborators. Introducing people to a range of new skills as well as encouraging creativity and a sense of worth, achievement and an ability to contribute to society. 

 CONTACT INFORMATION

Please feel free to contact us to find out more about the current or future projects:

 brighton.referrals@hummingbirdproject.org.uk (we have developed a care pathway in partnership with our sister project The Hummingbird Project)

 https://www.facebook.com/thestarlingprojectsussex;

 07834 686838 (Jess, The Starling Project Founder)

WHEN & WHERE

EVERY THURSDAY FROM 4PM @  THE COWLEY CLUB, 12 London Rd, Brighton BN1 4JA 

GETTING THERE / ACCESS

NEW PROJECT FOR APRIL 2018 @ THE COWLEY CLUB, 12 London Rd, Brighton BN1 4JA 

MSG/TXT/ CALL Jess for more details - you are welcome to drop-in to sessions when it works for you rather than commit to weekly session. 

THE COWLEY CLUB is a safe space run by members to ensure that there is a sense of community and welcome. New members can talk to The Starling Project about support with travel including costs of getting to and from sessions if they have not already got this through social services/ community organisations.