Local Stories / Global Times (2002-06)

From 2002 to 2006 Banner worked on this major project exploring the impact of globalization on different communities in Britain.

Phase One, Migrant Voices, was based on residencies with Iranian and Iraqi Kurdish asylum seekers in two of Britain’s older industrial communities – Sandwell in the West Midlands and Salford in Greater Manchester.

Phase Two, Burning Issues, was a project with former mining communities in the Midlands, Lancashire, Yorkshire and South Wales, exploring the legacy of the 1984/5 Miners Strike and looking at global changes in the coal industry.

Phase Three has been Wild Geese, a show based on stories of exile and migration as they have affected Irish, African/Caribbean, African, South Asian and Chinese migrants and refugees.