IzwiLethu: Our Voice Exhibition Launch

Posted by Martin Keat

On Saturday 8th June 2019 the Bishop Simeon Trust will launch its ‘IzwiLethu: Our Voice’ exhibition in Hebden Bridge.

The exhibition will showcase innovative artworks produced by the children the Trust works with in South Africa. These will include comics and films created entirely by children in townships to the East of Johannesburg who want to share their stories. Through our programmes, we use this creative approach to help them to deal with the problems they’ve faced in life. By helping them to express their views and experiences, we support young people to raise awareness and lead campaigns for change in their communities.

The charity has invited Hebden Bridge’s own storyteller Ursula Holden Gill, to perform stories written by children from the townships that the Bishop Simeon Trust supports. In addition, Professor Paul Cooke – a project collaborator from the University of Leeds - will present his award-winning short film ‘The Born Free Generation, Phendulani’s Story and Me’, filmed in the township of Katlehong.

The IzwiLethu: Our Voice exhibition launch will take place from 6-8pm. There is an open invitation to the launch but the Trust recommends that those interested register via the following Eventbrite link:

IzwiLethu Eventbrite 

We hope that you can join us there for what will be a fantastic opportunity to explore the continued story of change in South Africa through the voices of children who live there. 

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A big part of our work here at the Bishop Simeon trust is committed to assuring that children and young adults in South Africa are able to challenge and conquer those obstacles in their lives that prevent them from accessing education and assuring that they can  make the most of the potential they possess to thrive and build a positive future.