Faith, Photo, Walsall, Action!


Free Photography Workshop for those interested in the subject of Faith

Black Country Near Neighbours in partnership with The Hindu Christian Forum and The Map Project Walsall are running a FREE photography workshop.

This is for any budding photographers out there or people who want have a go for the first time. The course is aimed at beginners; don’t worry if you don’t have much experience. All you need to do is bring a camera (a phone will do) and come along.

This will be held on Wednesday 11th February 10am-3pm The MPV, 1 Intown Row, Walsall,WS1 2AD.

Expert trainers will be present including Faith Through A Lens organiser Margaret Slater and judge Hazel Thompson.  

There will be an opportunity for some on location work at GhosiaQasmia Trust Mosque and Central Methodist Church Walsall

Key Facts:

Multi-Media Arts Project Walsall

The Multi Media Arts Project (the MAP) are a local Charity whose main aims are to support the reintegration of  young people and vulnerable adults back into employment, education and training, through the use of the arts and sport as engagement tools.  They provide a range of musical workshops including guitar, DJ-ing, recording studio and art sessions both visual are through the use of Photography.

Hindu Christian Forum

Their vision is Hindus and Christians working together with mutual respect to strengthen relationships, understanding and learning of each other’s faith.

Black Country Near Neighbours

The idea is to bring people together who are near neighbours in communities that are diverse, so they can get to know each other better, build relationships as people and collaborate together on initiatives that improve the local community they live in.

Near Neighbours has two key objectives:

Social interaction – to develop positive relationships in multi-faith areas i.e. to help people from different faiths get to know and understand each other better.

Social action – to encourage people of different faiths, or no faith, to come together for initiatives that improve their local neighbourhood.

They have a local coordinator based in the Black Country called Ruth Burgess who is helping to develop a network of people who want to improve life in the area and can help provide money for local groups who will work together to build bridges across the barriers of culture, nationality and faith.  She also has links with some national agencies who can provide special expertise and training so that we can be effective and make a positive impact long into the future.

Grants between £250 and £5,000 are available, providing seed capital for local groups and organisations who are working to bring together neighbours, to develop relationships across diverse faiths and ethnicities in order to improve their communities.

Near Neighbours is funded by the Government Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG). It is administered through the Church Urban Fund.

For more information visit

Walsall Central Methodist Church

Ablewell Street, Walsall. WS1 2EQ

Minister Rev John Davies 01922 628723

GhosiaQasmia Trust Mosque

34 Mount Street, Walsall WS1 3PJ

01922 634862

Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Contact Black Country Near Neighbours Coordinator Ruth Burgess for further information:


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