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Yarn Spinning Workshop

19 February 2022

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Tales of Care and Repair: Upcycling Workshop

12 February 2022

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B4Biodiversity: Interactive workshop on using hive by products

13 March 2022

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Liverpool Arab Arts Festival: 22

19 January - 13 February 2022

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Hope and Fear: Environments and Stress

30 March 2022

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Hope and Fear: Climate Change and the Arts

22 March 2022

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Hope and Fear: Narratives of Extinction 1850-2050

7 March 2022

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Hope and Fear: Art, Photography, and Extraction

1 March 2022

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Hope and Fear: China’s Environmental Values

15 February 2022

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Hope and Fear: Colonial Interventions

8 January 2022

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Hope and Fear: Indigenous Perspectives

1 February 2022

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Hope and Fear: Climate Crisis

25 January 2022

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Are You Living Comfortably?: Creating a Culture of Energy Efficiency In Our Homes

28 January 2022

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Peloton: Joy Ride

18 February 2022

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Read Now Write Now: Climate Champions Reading Event

17 March 2022

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Read Now Write Now: Climate Champions Young People’s Writing Workshop pt.2

6 February 2022

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Read Now Write Now: Climate Champions Young People’s Writing Workshop pt.1

30 January 2022

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Read Now Write Now: Climate Champions Writing Workshop – Adults part 2

27 February 2022

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Read Now Write Now: Climate Champions Writing Workshop – Adults part 1

20 February 2022

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Climate Cafe: Session 3

9 March 2022

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Climate Cafe: Session 2

16 February 2022

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Climate Cafe: Session 1

26 January 2022

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Land Art – How to approach Environmental Photography Projects with Hanna-Katrina Jędrosz

23 February 2022

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Mersey Green Map Workshop 2 – Finding Green Local Businesses on Merseyside

16 March 2022

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Mersey Green Map Workshop 1 – Finding Green Local Businesses on Merseyside

9 February 2022

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Mersey Green Maps: Start-ups and new Voluntary Groups Workshop

4 February 2022

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Land art – Messages and Manifestos: Photography as Activism with Louis Quail

10 February 2022

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Growing Sudley CIC: Nature’s Apothecary Workshop 3

6 March 2022

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Growing Sudley CIC: Nature’s Apothecary Workshop 2

13 February 2022

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Growing Sudley CIC: Nature’s Apothecary Workshop 1

23 January 2022

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LOOK Climate Lab 2022

13 January - 20 March 2022

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DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: Today, Tomorrow and Somewhere In-between

10 November - 12 December 2021

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DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: Make It Snappy

1 December - 12 December 2021

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My Message to You

1 December - 17 December 2021

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EXHIBITION LAUNCH: MY MESSAGE TO YOU

3 December 2021

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Open Rooms #19: Moral Turpitude

9 December 2021

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Open Rooms #18: FireHawks

18 November 2021

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3 November - 30 November 2021

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VR: Whose Land Is It?

8 July 2021

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18 October 2021

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Collective Matters: Meet and Greet

22 October 2021

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Holding Time: Launch Event

19 November 2021

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The Mutual Respect Manifesto by Glow Creative Learning

25 October 2021

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Joseph Lee: Mindful Photo Workshop

11 December 2021

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Who’s Left Behind? Part 2: Tadhg Devlin, staff from Community Integrated Care, and Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust in association with Liverpool SURF group

25 November 2021

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Who’s Left Behind? Part 1: Liverpool Cares and MA SEP graduate Vilija Skubute

24 November 2021

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Open Rooms # 17: Today, Tomorrow and Somewhere in between

11 November 2021

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One Day at a Time Boys: Introductory talk and workshop

6 November 2021

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DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY: CROSSING SECTORS

30 September - 7 November 2021

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Just Between Friends: Runcorn Public Realm

30 September - 12 December 2021

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Firehawks

Firehawks: new research project exploring children who set fire 

Firehawks are an Australian bird who create bushfires by dropping already burning sticks in an attempt to direct prey fleeing an original blaze. They actively transform their landscapes to ensure their nourishment, and are a key cause of bushfires in Australia. Adopting the name of these unique birds, artist Stephen King is embarking on the project Firehawks, a research project exploring parallels of the firehawk phenomenon to children who set fires. 

Children start 25% of deliberate fires in the UK. Research has identified the main causes of fire setting behaviour, often not uncovered until adulthood: play, peer pressure, a cry for help (due to stress) or a child who has been affected by traumatic experiences.  Children use the power of fire due to feelings of helplessness. King wishes to reflect his personal experience alongside the experience of others about this use of natural element as a form of control. 

The aim of this research phase is for King to create a new series of landscapes of his firesetting locations to facilitate a wider discussion with others who have a history of firesetting or who work in this field with children or adults eg Fire Service, mental health services, academics. Through this people will be invited to take part in a longer term project.

Firehawks will also be working with a writer to respond to the development process and connect the narratives uncovered throughout the research project.  

Firehawks has been part funded by Arts Council England and part funded by Open Eye Gallery. 

Stephen King

Stephen King is a socially engaged photographer with over 20 years experience of working across cultural, educational and community sectors. His practice is varied but always involves collaborations with people and how they navigate society as individuals or part of a community. Moving from documentary and editorial work to more personally instigated & collaborative work, he has since collaborated on projects with industrial workers, miners, prisoners, LGBTQ+ communities, veterans, retail workers, universities, people with dementia, homeless, young people, travellers, sporting clubs, medical institutions, artists, writers & academics. He lectures at Glyndwr University in Wrexham. 

www.stephenkingphotography.co.uk

@skingphoto

Get involved in this project

Were you a child who fireset? Have you worked with children who fire set? We would love to have a chat with you about the possibility of being involved in this project. All you have to do is phone or text Angy, the producer of the project, on the number 07547 154 916 or email angharadwilliams1979@gmail.com,  where she will have a chat with you and ask a little about your experiences and give you more information about the project. We fully appreciate this can be a very sensitive subject and all conversations will be kept confidential.

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