It’s a busy time for the Different Moons programme, and for the Apna Drop-In Centre in Haslingden in particular. 

Today there’s a meeting with the designers who will help us put together the Different Moons website. There’s also work beginning on a performance that will grow out of the DM project, particularly the stories that we’ve recorded from the first immigrants to Rossendale from South Asia.  Bob Frith and Shamshad Khan are working together on various approaches and ideas to develop this.

But the main current focus is on the Apna, where master calligrapher Hst al-Awaidi (above) has arrived this morning from Oman. This weekend we’re planning to hang a selection of his calligraphy work, and over the next month Awaidi will be holding masterclasses in Liverpool, Manchester and at the Apna. 

The Apna classes are planned for the weekends of the 24/25th October and 31st Oct/1st November. For more information contact 01706 210335.