Coming November 2022…
From poets and theatre-makers to tenants’ associations, rent strikers and everyday activists, we will share the stories of a community that has always fought hard to make its own voice heard. The exhibition will take place in a specially-created ‘living room archive’. This is a shared space for anyone to come and add their own stories and memories, swap tales across a cup of tea, and make sure the tale of Easterhouse continues to be written.
Across the Year of Stories, writer Joey Simons and artist Keira McLean will work with local residents in the Greater Easterhouse area. Creative writing, oral history, walking inquiries and radical education will weave the community's many histories together in unexpected ways.
Mining seams and drawing wells is about celebrating these interconnecting histories and sharing our stories. Like the coal seams and ancient wells that run beneath Easterhouse, we want to unearth the myths, legends and hidden histories that have shaped the community.