Making Home: A series of community listening conversations – WILLESDEN

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St Matthews Church, St Mary's Rd, NW10 4AU

Saint Matthew's Row


E2 6DT

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Making Home: A series of community listening conversations – Willesden

About this event

How do you and your family and community make yourself at home, in Brent or wherever you live? How is art and creativity a part of your experience of home?

Join us for a community listening event co-organised with Brent Citizens. We will visit artworks by Sarah Rose and Katarzyna Perlak and hear how they reflect the artists’ experiences of making home. We will talk about how we make home in Willesden, what gets in the way of this and how creativity is or might be part of creating the place where we want to live.

This second conversation will take place in Willesden, and we welcome Willesden community members and anyone else who wants to be part of the conversation.

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  • Making Home: A series of community listening conversations – Kilburn

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Saturday 6 August - click here to find out more.

A final event in September will draw all three conversations together and help us shape the future of Metroland Cultures' work in Brent.

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About Brent Biennial 2022 & Metroland Cultures

The second edition of the Brent Biennial, In the House of my Love, brings together artists and community groups whose work explores the many meanings of homemaking. This exhibition asks how, and why, the act of making home can be a form of resistance and survival within the context of hostile environments—including those of racism, homophobia, ableism, climate catastrophe and political austerity.

Drawing its title from a line in poet Ezra Green’s A Poem to the Nationalist Marcher (For the Queer People of Warsaw), In the House of my Love takes as a point of departure the various histories and legacies of migration that have made Brent the second most ethnically diverse borough in London, and a local authority with one of the highest numbers of first-generation migrants in the country.

The Brent Biennial is delivered by Metroland Cultures. Our mission is to build, share and support art and culture in Brent: supporting communities to amplify ongoing stories of Brent life, and working with artists to tell new stories as they come into form. Our work sits at the intersection of art and community, and we are committed to testing new approaches that centre partnerships, strategies and approaches for community and artist collaboration. 

Brent Biennial 2022: In the House of my Love is open and free for all to visit every Thursday – Sunday, 12 – 6pm between 8 July - 11 September.

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