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The Mic Drop

2nd Sep 2019

The Mic Drop is a collaborative podcast with the sole purpose of creating a space ‘for migrants by migrants’ exercising agency and exchange through a shared space of collective thinking, storytelling and debate. It is created through a long-term collaboration between members of Many Hands One Heart and Larry Achiampong.

Project Details
  • Collectivity
Creative Team
  • Creator & Collaborator: Adrian
  • Creator & Collaborator: Ali
  • Creator & Collaborator: Ariane
  • Creator & Collaborator: Bella
  • Creator & Collaborator: Jansie
  • Creator & Collaborator: Kevin
  • Creator & Collaborator: Manono
  • Creator & Collaborator: Margarita
  • Creator & Collaborator: Sam
  • Lead Artist: Larry Achiampong
  • Project Assistant: Arthur Britney Joestar
  • Support from Sahir House: Shereen Cowley
  • Support from Mersey Care (Liverpool Community Development Services): Mohammed Taher

Across the episodes The Mic Drop will detail a range of subject matter from personal experiences relating to seeking asylum whilst being LGBTQ+ through to critical conversations relating to the arts and culture.

Many Hands One Heart is a support and wellbeing project for people from the LGBTQ+ community who are seeking asylum in Liverpool. The group have been working with London-based artist Larry Achiampong. We’ve collaborated with Larry before as part of our Take Over 2018 festival, where we shared Sunday’s Best, Larry’s contemplative film on faith and colonial histories.

We are releasing Season One through weekly postings here on the Heart of Glass website and via our social media. This is the first season of podcasts in The Mic Drop series, Many Hands One Heart have a lot more to say so we'll be developing more in the next phase of the project, so keep listening and we'd love to hear your feedback.

The Mic Drop is created in collaboration with:

Find out more about Many Hands One Heart from Sahir House's Shereen Cowley

Larry Achiampong