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Sanctuaries

Project Dates
2019

Heritage Ambassador
Jimmy

Organisation
ArtReach

Sanctuaries: Looking for Safe Spaces was funded by Y Heritage through the national Kick The Dust programme. For this project ArtReach worked alongside an amazing group of young people from Leicester Y and Attenborough Arts centre, matching them with some incredible creatives, towards producing a series of immersive installations in the church as part of Refugee Week 2019.

Throughout the project they sought out heritage venues in Leicester with a link to the history of Sanctuary. They learnt about the concept of Sanctuary itself and shared ideas about what makes a place a sanctuary for us as individuals. Then, in the final stage, they built the young people’s Real and Imagined Safe Spaces in the Church and shared their vision with the public.

Find out more about the project:

  https://artreach.biz/
  Read Jimmy’s Heritage Story