We Are All Made Of Stars was a multi art form project involving Slough based artists and local residents co creating work that was shared, including at non arts venues across our town.
Rob Harris worked with the local AGE UK choir and The Curve choir to co-create a piece inspired by the music of William Herschel and his sister and soloist Caroline, both distinguished, talented musicians as well as astronomers.
Anna Jones worked with the resident Herschel Arms writers group to co-create performance poetry inspired by astronomy, the universe and female scientific pioneer Caroline.
In addition to the work with the choirs and writers group, Creative Junction created a two day pop up festival as part of Voluntary Arts Festival on a ‘found’ verge on Herschel Street. Activities, as well as music, poetry and photography included instrument try outs with the Music Education Hub, exploring the Herschel sensory box with Slough Museum and taking part in astronomy inspired art and craft activity with the Physics Department of Royal Holloway University of London.
We shared all resulting artwork at the NFER Grounds and The Herschel Arms pub on 17th and 18th June. This was timed for twilight attendance so people observing Ramadan could take part in the national initiatives of The Big (Lunar) Lunch and The Great Get Together in memory of Jo Cox MP – events about togetherness and that there is more that unites than divides us, or that ‘We are all made of Stars’.
We Are All Made of Stars was supported by Arts Council England through Grants for the Arts.