‘A community is only as strong as the stories it tells about itself.’
I love this quote from Tarell Alvin McCraney, the writer of award-winning Moonlight. It typifies much of my work, no more so than the blog I launched for Forever Manchester.
Another Music highlights the great community work in Harpurhey and Moston in north Manchester, an area that’s had its share of negative headlines.
I’ve been reporting on youth projects, health and wellbeing initiatives and arts and crafts activities. And I’ve been getting local people involved too. For me this commission is over but local people who I’ve mentored are now taking it forward. View the blog here: www.anothermusic.org
Commissioned by: Forever Manchester for their Spirit of 2012 Fourteen programme