Be//Longing

Tonight team Sundae are off to the PR Moment Awards at the Hilton Hotel with our clients, collaborators and friends from Be//Longing; a project that we are so very proud of and a campaign that has been nominated for the Best Use of Creativity Award.

As well as Caroline Boyd and Dr Tanja Müller from the University’s of Manchester’s Migration Lab we will be joined at the table by the inspirational Take Back Theatre collective; actor Julie Hesmondhalgh, writer Becx Harrison and visual artist Grant Archer.

Manchester Migration Lab was formed in January 2017 and brings together more than 70 researchers across the University’s Schools and Research Institutes that focus on migration issues as part of the University’s research expertise in addressing global inequalities.

The Lab came up with the amazing idea of using writing, theatre, and live events to ignite and inform debate in local, national and global communities to support and communicate its work. After a lot of work and planning from ourselves, Take Back and UoM, Be//Longing came to life.

Be//Longing was an immersive production at Hope Mill Theatre with proceeds going to migration charities, it used installations, an exhibition, music and video alongside scripted theatre, to create an experience that boldly addressed perceptions of migration and expose myths.

So as we get dolled up for the evening’s events in the office, we are nervous, excited yet hopeful that we will bring the award home for a project and a subject matter that is so close to all of our hearts.

Fingers crossed x

(Images: Sebastian Matthes)

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It used installations, an exhibition, music and video alongside scripted theatre, to create an experience that boldly addressed perceptions of migration and expose myths.

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