Visit Our New ‘Change The Story’ Art & Poetry Exhibition

Three women standing next to the mannequin that has been dressed as part of an exhibition called Change The Story about stopping men's abuse of women. They are smiling and holding a framed poem and poster about the event.

Here at Broxtowe Women’s Project we have unveiled a new exhibition featuring poetry and art pieces created by survivors of domestic abuse.

A series of creative workshops, funded by Broxtowe Borough Council’s UK Shared Prosperity Funding, were led by poet Penny Hughes to creatively explore themes of ownership, discovery and transformation. The workshops were run for survivors of domestic abuse as part of the White Ribbon Wellbeing Service.

White Ribbon is the UK’s leading charity engaging men and boys to end violence against women and girls. White Ribbon Day takes place on the 25th November annually, although the campaign to engage everyone to end violence against women and girls is a year round mission.

In 2023, White Ribbon encouraged both individuals and organisations to make ongoing actions and choices to #ChangeTheStory for women and girls. With the aim that violence can be prevented and they can live their lives free from the fear of violence of whatever form.

The exhibition compellingly reflects this 2023 theme by giving them a voice and creative expression to share their experiences and powerfully engages visitors to contemplate how we can ALL ‘Change The Story’ for women and girls.

You can visit the exhibition now at the D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum in Eastwood until April 7th 2024 during the museums normal opening hours of Thursday – Saturday between 10.00am and 4.00pm.

Find out how to visit the exhibition here:

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