School of Sociology and Social Policy

Young Lives in the Spotlight: Poverty, Place & Belonging in Balsall Heath

Dr Lee Gregory will be a panellist for the Festival of Social Sciences event organised by the University of Birmingham. This event, which combines participatory interactive art and a panel discussion, is both an exploration of poverty and a celebration of place and belonging. 

The evening will be delivered in collaboration with young people living in Balsall Heath, a deprived, inner-city Birmingham neighbourhood which has a higher population of young people than the national average and is home to many communities with diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Presented in collaboration with the GAP Arts Project, a community-based youth arts organisation based in Balsall Heath, this event will showcase the work of local young people participated in an art workshop exploring the themes of poverty, place and belonging and how these themes relate to their lives. Performances will be followed by a panel discussion consisting of academics, a member of the GAP and a young participant. The audience will be encouraged to share their own views on poverty, place and belonging. 

Full event details can be found on the Festival of Social Science website,

Posted on Thursday 27th October 2022

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