Fantastic Artwork Raises Awareness of Malaria

Last night was the official opening of the fantastic Art4Action exhibition at MAC in Birmingham.

Art4Action is the brainchild of Faiths Act Fellows, Immandeep Kaur and Steve Hirst who have been based at the Springfield Centre working both with the centre and with The Feast since last September.

Faiths Act Fellows are part of the Tony Blair Foundation and as part of their work they are asked to raise awareness of and raise funds for the fight against malaria. Steve and Immy’s response has been Art4Action – a competition to engage children and young people in the issues and to develop creative and imaginative responses.

Steve and Immy have worked tirelessly delivering workshops about malaria is schools, nurseries and colleges across Birmingham. Through the workshops they have interacted with around 2,500 children and young people and ended up with 400 entries into the competition.

Yesterday we were privileged to see a selection – they were really fantastic. I am afraid the photos from my phone really don’t do them justice. The exhibition runs at the MAC til April 28th and there is a special family fun day this Saturday. You can find out more at

The special photobook is a real gem and my congratulations goes to the inter-faith judging panel that managed to make some really hard decisions.

We are really pleased that Near Neighbours could fund this project – fantastic work, Immy and Steve.

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