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Join multidisciplinary artist Anna-Maria Nabirye for a POP-UP event at Afri-Co-Lab space.

The census is a ‘snapshot of society’ organised by the Office for National Statistics every 10 years. The results of questionnaires sent to households inform the way local authorities and the government plans and funds local services including education and healthcare provision. Many people feel alienated by government structures, or don’t want to take part – what does this mean for society?

Anna-Maria will be taking over the space to invite you to ask: is a census really the best way to capture information about a country’s citizens? Is there a way that population surveys can provide a more empathetic way of knowing who we are as individuals and as a community?  What are the alternatives? Can publicly funded cultural and creative institutions better serve us and our needs by asking different questions?

POP-IN between 11am and 4pm on Saturday 17th April & Sunday 18th April to have your say and share your dreams for an alternative!


WHEN: Tuesday 20th April 7pm & Wednesday 21st 7pm (exclusively for Black and People of Colour)

WHERE: Online via Zoom 


WHAT: The workshops last 90 minutes and there will be no more than 12 people per session.  We will be exploring the ideas behind a census, the questions they ask and how we would like to describe who we are and how we live our lives. The information from a census is used to make decisions about local amenities, funding etc. Thinking about cultural and creative institutions, we will question how publicly funded places can better serve us and our needs.  

WHAT YOU NEED TO PARTICIPATE: A zoom account & wifi, a quiet private place to be. 

WHAT TO BRING: Pen & Paper, Hopes, Dreams and Frustrations

ATTEND: Booking is essential and spaces are limited, so secure your place now by clicking BOOK HERE below and we will be in touch to confirm your place and with more information on taking part. 

BOOK BY: Midnight on Sunday 18th April

ACCESS: Is there anything you need or would like me to know to help make it easier for you to participate? I cannot guarantee I will be able to support your needs but let's have a conversation.

Coming to Our Census is part of the Care & Citizen commission by the De La Warr Pavilion

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  • These online workshops are for the communities of Hastings, St Leonards, Bexhill and the surrounding areas

  • The workshop on Monday 19th April is a space for Black and People of Colour community members exclusively

  • All attendees have to be 16 and above

  • The Workshops will be filmed and audio recorded however you can request for your information and comments not to be shared.

SHARING Event with The De La Warr

WHEN: Sunday 25th April 4pm

WHERE: Online via Zoom 


WHAT: On online event to sharing the findings and opening the conversation further with an invited panel. 

If you have questions about any of the above, don’t worry get in touch via:​

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