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Who do you REALLY chat to? Is it the same group of people, maybe those with similar tastes as you, from the same area, the same views? Do you REALLY know them, or do you just know a bit about them? Or perhaps you’re someone who seeks out those with different, even opposing, views to challenge your own.

Metal has received money from the City Council’s Integrated Communities Fund for a new project called Consequences that aims to help people to get to know each other better and gently challenge assumptions.

What is Consequences?

Consequences is a project that brings together women* from across Peterborough to talk about what is important to them (houses, families, histories, culture, democracy, work, the environment, the future, and the present). It’s about getting to know a city through the groups of women* that meet and about not assuming we know each other. It’s also about sharing and passing these conversations between these groups to create a stronger picture and voice for the city.

The workshops are FREE and will be led by artist Kate Genever and Metal. Participants are supported to draw and doodle their responses to conversations on sheets of paper which will be passed between groups, adding and layering responses as we go. Participants don’t have to be good at drawing to take part. It’s about the conversations we have together as we draw, doodle and colour collectively.

Following these workshops Metal will invite all of the participants to become part of an optional core group. This group will create a new artwork based on the workshop imagery and discussions. The original drawings and this new artwork will then form a city centre exhibition in May / June 2020, one which celebrates their lives, ambitions and concerns.

How can I get involved?

There are already a great range of female identifying groups taking part (Peterborough Women’s Association, Women’s Institute, Bretton Youth Group, Roller Derby and Netball groups). There are still opportunities to host a workshop if you are part of a group and want to join in. Just get in touch and tell us that you are interested in hosting a workshop and a little about your group. Your workshop would need to take place between end of January to mid-March but we can come to your venue and it could be daytime, evening, weekday or weekend.

You can contact Sarah or Ruth on 01733 893 077 or email to register your interest or ask any questions before the end of January.

Keep up to date:

To hear about updates you can check out Kate’s blog here or follow us on facebook.

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*any individuals who identify as female.

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