A 6-week winter programme of workshops for young people with experience of migration to express their creativity and explore what local means to them. 

Each fun, interactive session will be delivered by an experienced artist and will lead to the publication of a Zine featuring the participants’ creative ideas and responses. 

The workshops will run every Saturday from 5th November – 17 December 2022 (ideally participants would join us for all sessions, but if you can’t make it to all of them, that’s fine too!)

If you would like to get involved, please email Khadija to book your place.


Who is it for?
Young people aged 12-16 who are first, second or third generation migrants.

Dates: 5th November – 17 December
Time: Every Saturday morning from 10am
Location: Greenhalf Studios, 7-11 Market Street, St Leonards, TN38 0DG

Cost: Free to attend and all materials provided
Deadline for booking:  21 October 2022

Overview for Participants 

What does it mean to be local? 

Do you think you could share your experiences of St Leonards through photography, sound walks and other forms of making and writing? 

Remote…Local is a space for young people who are first, second or third generation migrants to think and write about experiences of St Leonards. 

We want to explore who and what counts as local and investigate how cultural differences shape our relationship to place

YOU, will work with local artists and makers to document and map the migrant and international stories of the town. 

ARE doing this through writing, sound walks, photography and other forms of making and writing. 

REMOTE….LOCAL! is a space to think and write about your experiences of St Leonards. 

So, if you are aged 12-16 and are first, second, third or more generation migrant, then get in touch by emailing Khadija to book your place.


5 November | 10am-2pm (double session): Welcome! Migrants!
Getting to know each other through collective creative activities – sharing stories, songs and our favourite places in town or elsewhere. 

12 November | 10am-12noon: I speak me
Playful multilingual writing session exploring our relationship with localness. 

19 November | 10am-12noon: Hearing It All
Capturing the sounds of the town we are in and connected to. 

26  November| 10am-12noon: We’re making a zine!
Self-portraiture photography workshop celebrating us, and who we are. 

3 December  | 10am-2pm (double session): We’re still making a zine!
Collating materials and thinking up a visual identity for our publication and visiting printers to see how our Zine will be printed. 

10 December | Publication Launch!
Publication launch where we celebrate all of our work. 

The Remote…Local programme is devised by local residents with support from Critical Interruptions. It is part of Good Stuff in St Leonards, a creative programme of activities and events led by local residents.

Critical Interruptions is a Serbo-Romanian critical cooperative founded by Diana Damian-Martin and Bojana Janković. Collectively, they talk, perform, write and think about migration, borders, internationalism and Eastern European identities and diasporic cultures.

Good Stuff in St Leonards is funded by Creative Civic Change, a partnership between Local Trust, the National Lottery Community Fund, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. Additional funding for this exhibition has also been received from the Chalk Cliff Trust.


  • When Deadline:  21 October 2022

Back to Top