Man singing into mic - Photo used with permission from Tim Mitchell/Heart n Soul

Heart n Soul

Boys at DJ decks - Photo used with permission from Tim Mitchell/ Heart n Soul

True Colours continues to support Heart n Soul’s core costs, and has also provided support for its ‘BIG 30’ project which took place in July 2017 at locations across Deptford, in south east London in recognition of the organisation’s 30th birthday. 30 groups and individuals have shared their stories and had their portraits taken. The list of contributors, whose engagement with the organisation ranges from 2 to 30 years, include artists, bands, musicians, founders, trustees, freelancers, current and previous staff members, participants and participants’ family members, volunteers and original Heart n Soul company members.

The project has had immense success and was very well received in the community. Here’s a short film which tells the story of the Big 30 project.

The project also included a weekend event at the London Metropolitan Archive in June, a re-imaging of its Good Times summer event and display of the Big 30 portraits at the Southbank in September, an installation at Lewisham Library also in September and then at Goldsmiths University Special Collections Library in November. Heart n Soul has also launched a new Big 30 website which features the oral histories of contributors on the project. The whole archive will be permanently added to the Wellcome Collection in 2018 so everyone can learn more about this rich and diverse culture.

Further information on Heart n Soul can be found on its website.