Reflections

The role of arts for peacebuilding initiatives has influenced major research and civil society organisations both nationally and internationally. Some of the benefits of arts-based approaches includes the opportunity to create innovative approaches for community dialogue alongside the development of skill building in the performing arts more generally. Mobile Arts...

Written by Nour Al Tarsha. Part of our #YoungChangemakers series. It’s not just about politics and war. There is more to Syria than what we see behind a TV screen or what we read in a newspaper. Throughout history, sport has always been used to symbolise unity and equality between...

Kicking off ‘Changing the Story’ in Kosovo Kick-off Workshop The Kosovo strand of “Changing the Story” kicked off the phase I project called “ACT – Arts, critical thinking & active citizenship” with a workshop bringing together artists, academics and activists from Kosovo and the UK. The workshop, organized by the University...

Earlier this month, as part of Changing The Story’s sister project CARAN – Community Solutions to Antibiotic Resistance using Arts in Nepal – I travelled to Kathmandu to take part in the project’s ‘pretesting’ phase.   CARAN asks if participatory filmmaking and other arts-based approaches can be used to find,...

By Mailies Fleming Mailies Fleming, a student intern on the Changing the Story project and University of Leeds exchange student at University of Cape Town, reflects upon her experience of being involved in youth-focused participatory development in South Africa, using this to respond to what she learnt as a delegate...