Hometown has relaunched with a new view to work closely with individuals from Northampton and Corby.
We’re now on the search for local participants to create something new that captures how we feel about the towns that we call home.
We are keen to celebrate the life and breadth of the towns’ different cultural heritages and communities.
If you’re enthusiastic about your community, able to amplify the voices of the underrepresented and are prepared to explore, engage and deliver something creative, whether that’s a poem, a speech, some art, some dialogue then we would like to hear from you.
We’re particularly keen to hear from people underrepresented in the community and the arts.
HOMETOWN Northampton will be led by Subika Anwar-Khan, actress and writer from Northampton.
In 2018, Subika and Andy facilitated a session with Dostiyo Asian Women’s Network focussed on South Asian experiences of moving to the town in the last 50 years. This session emphasised how town heritage is recorded from only certain perspectives, whilst others are less represented or even unrepresented.
As HOMETOWN activities start again in 2021, we want to ensure stories from all parts of Northampton are included and celebrated. And what better way to do this than directly with people from the town!
We would love you to join the group and share your family’s cultural and migration experiences – whether national or international, we want to hear how you came to Northampton.
Hometown Northampton Facilitator
Subika has developed scripts with various theatre companies including Paines Plough for Come to Where I’m From, Northampton. Her play Stateless examined how warfare is perceived during a time of global uncertainty and was produced by Kali Theatre at Tristan Bates Theatre. Subika’s solo show Divided made in association with Warts and All Theatre was performed at Camden People’s Theatre and in Northampton.
Other recent acting credits include: Mephisto (A Rhapsod) (Gate Theatre) 2019; After Love (BBC Films, BFI & Sundance) Aleem Khan 2019; Eastenders (BBC ) 2019; Julie (National Theatre) 2018.
Hometown Corby Facilitator
Ryan is a Northamptonshire playwright and writer of 60 Miles by Road or Rail. He is currently an Associate Artist with Made In Corby and session facilitator at The Core Playwrights Ensemble at The Core at Corby Cube. Most recently, Ryan created ‘The Next 10 Years’, an exhibition exploring the expectations of age amongst Corby residents for Made In Corby’s Time to Takeover.
Most recently, Ryan was commissioned by BBC Arts & Arts Council England to write A Short Story About Time Travel, an audio drama produced by Rural Media and performed by comedian Jonny Donahoe.
I’ve only just moved to the county, can I still join?
Absolutely! This project is welcome to all and we want to know everyone’s different stories and experiences.
Do I have to be an artist to join?
We believe everyone can be an artist! You’ll be working closely with our team to help you achieve what you want to make.