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Pensioners connect with farmers in Ghana for community arts project

Pensioners in Bournville have been connecting with farmers in Ghana on Zoom as part of an exciting community arts project.

Residents at Rowheath House met the farmers on 15th January and there were lots of questions, much conversation and even some singing.

The online get-together is all part of an exciting community arts project for people living in Bournville and Stirchley which has also involved creative workshops including poetry and crafts.

The project is being led by Birmingham-based theatre company The Bone Ensemble who have been working with communities living and working near the Cadbury factory as well as communities in Ghana.

We’ll be able to share more about the project and how you’ll be able to see it and get involved soon, so please keep an eye on our website and social media pages for more updates.

Lesley Taylor, Manager of Rowheath House, said: “The group of residents who decided to take part in the project have thoroughly enjoyed it. They got to eat chocolate and talk about their first memories of tasting it, and to connect with farmers in Ghana is just amazing. It’s great for residents to be involved in something outside of the ordinary.”

If you would you like more information about the community arts project, please email Jill or Adam from the Bone Ensemble at jill@theboneensemble.com / adam@theboneensemble.com

The Bone Ensemble is a Birmingham-based theatre company with particular interests in creating new work, music, song and site-specific performance.  For details, go to www.theboneensemble.com

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