The Place I Call Home is a photography touring exhibition curated by David Drake, Director of Ffotogallery Wales and commissioned by the British Council in partnership with Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyah and National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters .This cross-cultural exhibition presents the work of 15 artists, each using photography, to experience the idea of home through the experience of people living in the Gulf and the UK at a time of rapid change and social mobility. All 15 have at some time called the Gulf ‘home’.
As part of 2019 Kuwait-UK 120 Years of Friendship celebrations and as a companion to The Place I Call Home exhibition we held a one-of-a-kind evening at Dickson house , Former home for the British Colonel Harold Dickson and his beloved wife Dame Violet . The guests enjoyed a dynamic theatrical performance by the well-known actress Alison Shan Price MBE and actors from one world actors centre. Audiences were Dame Violet’s guests, as she welcomed them to her home, introduced them to her world and brought the era of Violet’s to life based on records and stories of their long and interesting life in Kuwait. At the evening’s conclusion, guests were led to the courtyard to enjoy live traditional Kuwaiti music played by the traditional Kuwaiti band Sultan Al Muftah.