Category: Their stories

Meena Centre brings refugee women and the local community together

At their “Breaking Bread and Boundaries” event last Saturday, Meena Centre announced the opening of a new space to support refugees and asylum seekers. The centre will open in Birmingham on June 20th. At last week’s event, refugee women shared their stories with locals from Handsworth and members of different ethnic local group.  Originally from Ivory Coast, Agnes Tanoh…

How the studio session went: a shared passion for photography

Recently, I had my first studio photo shoot with my friend, photographer Gareth Reed. Gareth is working on his MA final project and focuses on portrait photography. As for me,  I grew up with photos taken of me at every possible occasion. This time, I could put myself in front of the camera in a completely…

MapMyCV: a coding team as diverse as it gets

The School of Code presented their first Bootcamp recruits mid-January, with a Demo Day to show off their projects. Out of the five teams, MapMyCV stood out through its diversity and the practicality of their product: a visual, digitized CV. The team members came from as different backgrounds as it gets. All the 19 code…

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Karen Price teaches belly dance in the West Midlands

I met Karen Price last year at her RaqsW6 event, the annual belly dance show in the Wolverhampton area. Professional artists from around the UK and from abroad perform at Karen’s shows, together with her local students and her Shikidim dance troupe. Watch Karen teach her new beginners class in Perton. She talks about how the life long…