May 8, 2017

Spring Report: The F Word on London's South Bank

(c) The Forgiveness Project
(c) The Forgiveness Project

 In March 2017 we launched the new version of our exhibition, The F Word: stories that transform, at the Oxo Gallery on London’s South Bank.

 

‘A phenomenal, moving exhibition’

‘Moving and refreshing in a time when hate is so prominent’

‘Captivating, eye-opening and enlightening’

‘Powerful and necessary. Thank you.’

-          Quotes from Visitors

 

We were lucky to have our storytellers Arno Michaelis, Shad Ali, Jacob Dunne and Jude Whyte with us at the launch.  Arno’s interview on BBC Radio’s Today programme the following day certainly helped to draw in the crowds but many more just stumbled across the exhibition as they were strolling down the South Bank.  One woman told us: “I had no idea The Forgiveness Project existed. It has made me a better person. Thank you!”

 

To coincide with the launch we also held a number of events to showcase some of our projects.  Events included an opportunity to meet storytellers from our RESTORE prison programme; workshops with school students to explore the consequences of a single action, and the journey of one of our younger storytellers. We held a restorative circle, and we premiered ‘The Meeting,’ a film we’ve made which tells the story of how Shad Ali met and forgave the man who brutally attacked him.

 

The exhibition was a fantastic opportunity for all The Forgiveness Project team to meet with the public, hear stories from our visitors about their own journeys, and to further our understanding of how our work impacts people.

(c) The Forgiveness Project
(c) The Forgiveness Project
(c) The Forgiveness Project
(c) The Forgiveness Project
(c) Dan Thompson
(c) Dan Thompson
Feb 13, 2017

The F Word on London's South Bank, 8 - 12 March

We are excited to announce the arrival of our brand new exhibition!

The F Word: stories that transform offers a dynamic and challenging exploration of forgiveness through real life stories. The exhibition also considers some of the questions and thoughts we have grappled with as we work to understand this complex and fascinating subject.

To mark the launch we will be taking over the gallery@oxo on London’s South Bank!

  • Date: 8 – 12 March 2017
  • Time: Open daily, 11am – 6pm
  • Venue: gallery@oxo, Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse St, South Bank, London SE1 9PH

This is a big milestone for us as the original F Word: Images of Forgiveness exhibition was launched at the same gallery in 2004 and its success led to the founding of The Forgiveness Project!

The exhibition will be open to the public from 11am – 6pm and The Forgiveness Project team will be on site throughout the week so do come down and say hello.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of events to showcase other aspects of our work, including presentations from our RESTORE prison programme, our new Education Resources, restorative circle work and film screenings – a festival of forgiveness on the South Bank!

We’ll be publishing details of the full programme soon and we do hope you can join us

 
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