Instagram – it’s a funny old thing . I think I’m called a lurker .I don’t post anything , but I look at stuff .
I hooked up after having a drink with some of Rosies’ friends in a pub in Shoreditch ( did I get carried away by the hipster vibe ?) after seeing a viewing of Jacob’s film ( arty vibe ?) .
They were all talking about Holly’s amazing drawings , and I was kindly told ,that to see stuff like that , it is best to go on Insta . I did as I was told , signed up , logged on , fell in love with Holly’s pictures and…then started following other stuff which made me feel in awe / inadequate /a looser/ a voyeur / happy/ bored / impressed / envious /shocked/ etc etc .
Anyway , recently I have been working with other special schools on the WLIAF – West London Inclusive Arts Festival , and through this collaboration , I have met up and have been working with a wonderful parent of a SEN student from a different school . This parent is a photographer and as part of the Festival , has been meeting with other parents and carers of SEN young people , taking photos ,hearing their powerful stories and presenting them in word and photographic form .
With their permission , they are to be displayed at The Lyric Theatre , and also on Instagram .
So please , please look at Portraits of Grit
as it is a project very close to my heart and one , of which I am very proud.