This is my home now

Steve Brine dropped into a wonderful exhibition called 'This is my home now' at Winchester Discovery Centre on Friday 13th January.

The show, based at Cityscape is an oral history project about people who have sought refuge from conflict or persecution in their homeland and who now live in the area.

The Winchester & Chandler's Ford MP was delighted to meet the team behind the project, including artist Fang Gleizes, and take some time to discuss the work.

Centrepiece is the Talking Globe, handmade by Lucy Gill, which is an interactive piece which enables the viewer to find out more about participants of the project and trace them back to their original location.

Steve said: "I am really glad I was able to find the time to pop in and take a good look around. Once again, the creativity the city holds has really come to the fore, with a remarkable exhibition from some exceptionally talented artists."

There were over 20 participants, aged from 20 to 90, from countries such as the former Czechoslovakia, Vietnam, Uganda, Iran, Iraq, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan and Somalia.

Steve added: "I know this is free of charge, and running until Sunday 5th February, and I truly recommend the good people of Winchester & Chandler's to come in and find out more."

Pictured; Steve joins artist Fang Gleizes at the Talking Globe

More information...

Visit the website to learn more at www.myhomenow.org.