Arts & Culture

Pen to Print: A Tale of Two Islands Bound by Water

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm | 20 October 2020
Online | Free

A crossing of the Atlantic over centuries. Untangling the narratives caught in the net of history, so that we can unpick our individual and shared stories and unpack them into our collective contemporary. Using fine art as storytelling and a bridge to heritage and legacy. Iesha Denize as an artist explores identity through her artistry and extends a warm invitation to you to join her on the journey .

Following an absence of 35 years from the Arts, Iesha Denize responded artistically to the myopic Wilberforce Abolition Bicentenary celebration in 2007 out of frustration. The death of her father blew fresh impetus into her work as she recognised the significant link between the two events. A 10 year journey of artistic voice recovery followed, slowly emerging from its cocoon, punctuated by her mother’s recent death which sealed the loss of a generation.

Iesha Denize’s passion for social change and innovation in art is reflected in everything. She studied at Croydon College of Art and Design, City Lit, Putney School of Art, Kofi Arts and The Essential School of Painting. Iesha Denize is a recipient and alumni of Global Women Inventors and Innovators Network British & European awards for creativity and social change, a British Innovation Society award recipient and a former Fellow of the RSA.

Iesha Denize’s work has been accepted for presentation at a number of academic conferences both in the UK and abroad and she contributed to the final chapter of the Handbook of Postcolonial Politics which was published by Routledge in 2018.

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Once you have signed up for this session you will receive an email confirmation containing instructions and guidance on how to set up and join the live session.

Booking is essential. Pen to Print and our partners reserve the right to remove participants who are found not to have booked a place for this session.

Pen to Print and our partners reserve the right to remove participants who are disruptive to a session.

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About Pen to Print

Pen to Print is working to build a network of support for aspiring writers in Barking and Dagenham.

We identify local writing talent and provide them with opportunities to produce quality writing for publication.

The programme is funded until 2022 and features the Pen to Print Competitions:

  • The Book Challenge
  • The Poetry and Short Story Competition
  • The Michael Feld Creative Writing Competition for Young People (7 to 14 years)

In addition to the main competitions, there are a series of on-going author events classes, workshops and other activity supported by established creative writing experts, authors and artists.

These events are open to everyone and are designed to inspire and encourage aspiring writers, as well as providing entertainment to the wider reading public.

Pen to Print has been made possible with funding as a National Portfolio Organisation from The Arts Council, England.

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