I met Shamshad Khan in Manchester last week and we discussed and planned how Different Moons would develop this year. Shamshad had a copy of a lovely anthology of poems inspired by the moon, ‘To The Moon’, edited by Carol Anne Duffy. Once we finished I went straight out and ordered my own copy.
We talked about starting work soon with two Haslingden-based groups. One would be the Rossendale Islamic Supplementary School and the other the youth group who meet at Haslingden Library on Monday and Tuesday evenings. Both would start work inspired by poetry, particularly one poem in the anthology ‘Speech Balloon’ by Imtiaz Dharker, who was born in Pakistan but raised in Glasgow. To help things along with the young people we will tie this in with computer-based animation.