This was my first time meeting the 'Explore Your Storyteller' participants and it's safe to say that we were all in the same boat. We were all feeling shy and didn't know what to expect.
It is always incredibly difficult to know where to begin, especially with something as broad as visual arts. How can you know what everyone will like, find exciting or have a feel for without knowing anything about them? So I took on this first workshop as means of discovering more about the participants and not to put too much pressure on them to bring out masterpieces.
Our latest project, Explore Your Storyteller, which begins in Leigh this month, is to be funded by the Lottery Community Fund.
Explore Your Storyteller will bring workshops to Leigh, Wigan and Bolton that engage with women from refugee, migrant and asylum backgrounds in diverse, creative projects ranging from music, drama, creative writing and visual arts.
Sheba Arts is excited to bring our projects out into new areas of Greater Manchester with the help of the Lottery Community Fund.
Stay up to date with Explore Your Storyteller's progress via www.shebaarts.com/explore-your-storyteller