Something Good

28th Nov 2016 - 2nd Dec 2016, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

at Peace Hub, Birmingham

Something Good (Measures of Us) with Birmingham Cathedral

“As winter approaches, we invite you to take part in a unique creative experiment.  We’re asking you to answer one question a day for five days and find out how others in your neighbourhood feel as well.”

In 6 areas around the city, a total of 24 little black boxes will be hosted by shops and community spaces such as the hairdresser, hardware shop, post office and library as well as cafe pubs and faith venues: including here at Peace Hub! There will be a question displayed on this box, which you can answer by pressing one of three smiley buttons.  There will be a new question each day, for 5 days from Monday 28th November to Friday 2nd December.

All the questions are about how you are feeling at this time of year: pop by Peace Hub between 11am and 2pm Mon* to Fri, to take part – all it takes is a touch of a button!

The (anonymous) results will be publicly displayed, outdoors in a central place in each area. From dusk onwards each day: use your phone, camera flash or torch to light up the display.

On Saturday 3rd December, come to the Cathedral square between 4 and 8pm to see the whole city story in the form of a beautiful outdoor illuminated artwork by Redhawk Logistica.  Fill in the gaps, tell us the questions you would like to ask in your neighbourhood, have a warm drink and some cake, and help us create the first ever Measures of Us questionairre for Birmingham.

What is Something Good all about?

Peace Hub took part in the Something Good celebrations of Birmingham Cathdral’s 300th Anniversary last year, so we’re very pleased to be one of the participating venues for this follow up project: Measures of Us.  The Cathedral is collaborating with University College London (ICRI Cities and UCLIC) together with churches and individuals of all faiths and none, in different neighbourhoods plus the city centre.  They are working with artistic director Orit Azaz, artists Redhawk Logistica and Researcher Lisa Koeman.

The aim is to build on the relationships established with people of all faiths and none, through the 300th anniversary programme.  The Cathedral feels that now, more than ever, is a time to find more opportunities to talk and be with our neighbours, to celebrate our common values and openly acknowledge, discuss and respecto ur differences.  This fits perfectly with Peace Hub’s current theme We are Powerful, encouraging us to share kindness and build more compassionate communities.

*yes we will be specially open on Monday 28th November, so that we can take part in all 5 questions!

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41 Bull Street
B18 5NB


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