@HyperHyperPhoto here finishing up an #OEGtakeover from this past week, these are the last few images to share from the Class Action Weekend parties exhibited as part of Open 3: Affecting Change. All images have been produced in collaboration with community group Between The Borders. Pictures from the parties are also presented in 'I WANT TO SEE ALL MY FRIENDS AT ONCE' a zine available at Open Eye Gallery for £3.00. Between the Borders as an active collective communicates asylum seeker and migrant experiences through long term community projects; creative and music events, exhibitions, film screenings and workshops. I became involved with Between the Borders after attending parties that were thrown by contributors of the zine at an inhabited former bakery which was regularly full of people dancing well into the morning; everything from Salsa and Afrobeat to Soul and Disco classics. You could find people watching short films, documentaries and shows in one room and dancing in the next, upstairs sometimes people talking, eating, playing chess and on more than one occasion napping. Working the door duties were shared, decorations were handmade and BYOB was encouraged. The parties were intended to fundraise for Asylum Link Merseyside and Calais Migrant Solidarity Fund and provide a safe space for a diverse group of people to come together and to create a community. These images were taken over the past few years at the parties, which later moved to music and arts space Meraki (3 Dickson Street). #affectingchange#openeyegallery#nononeisillegal #35mm#filmphotography #BetweentheBorders #liverpool


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