‘It was quieter than usual in the day centre which was thought to be due to the dispersed nature of people across the Calais area as well as people’s fear of leaving their shelters. There is now clear evidence that when police are doing clearances there is no chance of individuals collecting their belongings.
In response to the sun we set up a table outside in the large courtyard space with covered areas to one side. Here we introduced our box of found objects and cyanotype (sun-print) paper to capture the strong sunshine. Young men joined us one by one, the individual attention required in the printing process leading to some touching interactions and making together. A box of toy vehicles proved very popular. We could see the great potential for creative activity in this large outdoor space.’ .
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