Between September 2015 and February 2016 Leaveners ran the project ‘Displacement: Stories of Hope and Humanity’, building upon a collection of poetry at their Poets’ Corner.
Under the curatorship of Pete Stones, 11 poets from around the world published work about their experiences of and with displacement. Refugee women from Restore Befriend responded to the work by exploring themes present in the poems and their own experiences of displacement and created textile prints, which have been exhibited at P Café and the Peace Hub Birmingham, UK (December 2015 – February 2016).
During an art and philosophy event in collaboration with P Café, local community members were invited to respond through inter-cultural dialogue reflecting on the poems and textiles and to discuss topics around community and displacement. See the film here: