Getting ready – for the Apna 2016 and our book launch.

While we’re waiting for the completion of the Apna refurbishment there’s still much to do. On Friday we visited Maryam Golubeva to return some of her gold paper cuts that we’re had since the Apna closed. Sad to see these go back home, but it’s always a pleasure to visit Maryam’s house in Lancaster and see her work (photos).

Meanwhile we’re putting the final touches to the Different Moons book, which will soon be at the printers and which we’ll be launching at Haslingden Library on Saturday March 12th. The cover features one of Maryam’s paper-cuts:

This 100-page, hard-back book contains 58 poems and writings by women, young people and children from Haslingden. It’s illustrated and also has an essay on the history and background of the local South Asian community, plus some short essays about the Different Moons project. Everyone who has been involved with Different Moons will receive a free copy at the book launch.