The book is based on the experiences of members of the Loughborough based Dreamers Group in the UK. The Dreamers were established by youth workers in Loughborough as a means of meeting the needs of unaccompanied young asylum seekers who were arriving in increasing numbers in the locality.
The images in this book originated as part of an East Midlands regional initiative between a number of arts organisations and academic partners. The programme was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and led by Loughborough University, it culminated in an exhibition at the Bonnington Gallery in Nottingham. The wooden, painted panels, which are the subject of this book, were also exhibited at the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester.
Charnwood Arts contributed to this process in many ways but the heart of our contribution was the work undertaken with members of the ‘Dreamers’ youth group in Loughborough.