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Moving Hearts – procession and spiral installation
WhenMar 24, 2018 - Mar 25, 2018
Migration Museum at The Workshop,
26 Lambeth High Street,
London, SE1 7AG
Saturday 24 March 2018
10.00–11.30am, meet at River Terrace, Kings College London Strand Campus
London WC2R 2LS
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Installation and events:
Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 March 2018
11am–5pm at Migration Museum at The Workshop
Migration Museum at The Workshop
26 Lambeth High Street, London, SE1 7AG
During March 2018, more than three hundred Londoners from all backgrounds have come together in workshops to make 1,000 small human hearts in clay. As they made the hearts, they shared their thoughts and feelings on migration and belonging. The stories they shared helped to shape the hearts they made.
On Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th March at the Migration Museum at the Workshop, the thousand hearts will be wrapped in white cloth and laid out in a spiral. Audiences are invited to walk the spiral, pick up a heart to unwrap it and, if they want, write on the cloth something expressing their own connection to those forced to migrate. The installation will also include a tent made of messages written by Australians voicing their own connection to people seeking asylum.
Saturday 24 March
Procession (10–11.30 am)
Take part in a procession of the hearts at 10 am (Riverside Terrace: access via Waterloo Bridge, King’s College London WC2R 2LS – Temple or Embankment tubes), where they will be walked to the Migration Museum at the Workshop, Lambeth (SE1 7AG, Vauxhall or Waterloo tubes).
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Talking Hearts forum (2–4 pm)
Walk the Moving Hearts installation and then join in Talking Hearts. This is an open forum for people to share thoughts, questions, feelings, experiences, ideas, stories, and work related to migration and belonging. Talking Hearts will also include several very short invited talks. Through Talking Hearts, you will grow new connections to re-imagine and create an open world where all belong.
Upstairs from the Moving Hearts Installation, the Migration Museum’s No Turning Back: Seven Migration Moments That Changed Britain will be open from 11-5 pm. Museum staff will give free tours of the exhibition at 3pm and 4pm. Places are limited to 15 per tour and you can sign up at the Museum on the day.
Sunday 25 March
The installation will be open 11am-5pm.
From 3-5 pm, the hearts displayed will be offered for audiences to take home with them. A donation of £5 for each heart will be requested, with proceeds going to the Migration Museum Project.
Upstairs from the Moving Hearts Installation, the Migration Museum’s No Turning Back: Seven Migration Moments That Changed Britain will be open from 11-5 pm. Museum staff will give free tours of the exhibition at 1:30pm and 3:30pm. Places are limited to 15 per tour and you can sign up at the Museum on the day.
About Moving Hearts
Moving Hearts is a collaboration between Australian artist Penny Ryan and Professor Anna Reading and Dr James Bjork from King’s College London. Moving Hearts builds on Penny’s Connecting Hearts Project, which has involved 1000s of people in Sydney reflecting on their connection with people seeking asylum, particularly those in detention.
Moving Hearts links King’s College London with the Migration Museum at The Workshop and our current exhibition No Turning Back, Seven Migration Moments that Changed Britain. Clay Time is supporting Moving Hearts by providing clay and firing the hearts.
Moving Hearts is funded through an international social justice grant from the PLuS Alliance. This project has ethics approval from King’s College London- MR/17/18-207