Thursday 30th May

Speke Up: Past-Present-Future 
Venue: Tate Exchange Liverpool, Albert Dock, L3 4BB
Time: 11am-4pm.
Tickets: Free, just turn up.

Join young people from Speke, artist and educator Ruth Dillon, community activist Michael Carey and Paula Shaw to embark on a journey of activism and empowerment. Kids become curators guiding you through a landscape of words and image exploring Speke, identity, social inclusion and art.

A vision of hope back in the mid 1900s, today Speke is home to some of the most deprived neighbourhoods in the UK. Statistically suffering from higher than average levels of multiple deprivation and now an island isolated by industry and road networks. Home to a strong and proud community Speke has a voice to be heard.

In 2018, Speke adventure playground commissioned Ruth Dillon to deliver a year-long residency. Art as activism and art as empowerment became the themes which would enthuse the community to create artworks and platforms to transcend spaces both internally and externally.

Identity, community, sexuality, alienation, dysfunction and the polarisation of political perspectives became departure points for practice and activism. Our connection became our strength and art became the means of communal exploration and experience.  Images and words became activism manifest.

Please note: Speke Up: Past-Present-Future is made up of a series of workshops running from 27th May to 2nd June. For the full programme visit Tate Exchange Website.



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