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Chalk drawing and art workshops set to help raise awareness of modern slavery

12:00 pm, Thursday, 15th February 2024 - 2 months ago

Culture, events and tourism

A range of children and adult art workshops are hoping to raise awareness of modern slavery and exploitation.

The events are to coincide with Uncovering Modern Slavery, being held at Grimsby Minster. The exhibition tells the history of slavery and explains how the trade of slaves was abolished in the 1800s, but that it exists in a different form in modern times. The event will be running from Saturday, 3rd February to Saturday, 16th march, at Grimsby Minster.

The activities, coinciding with the Uncovering Modern Slavery exhibition at Grimsby Minster, include chalk drawings (weather permitting), art workshops on what freedom means to you and talks held by Hope at Home.

Hope at Home is a registered charity, operating a UK-wide hosting scheme specifically for survivors of modern slavery and human trafficking. Those attending the talk will be given information about the training and support the charity provides hosts and learn how they can get involved.

To find out more about Hope at Home, visit their website here. To join the session follow the zoom link on the day–

The children and adult art workshops will be run by local artist Sarah Palmer and are all drop in sessions with no need to book. The full list of activities include:

  • Children’s art workshop – Thursday, 15th February, 10am-1pm at Grimsby Minster
  • Chalk art session – Friday, 16th February, 11am-1pm outside Grimsby Minster
  • Hope at Home Zoom meeting – Tuesday, 20th February, 1pm-1.30pm
  • Adult art workshop – Monday, 11th March, 10am-1pm, Grimsby Town Hall
  • Hope at Home Zoom meeting – Wednesday, 13th March, 1pm-1.30pm

For further information, please contact [email protected].

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