Back in October we visited The Gallery, Kenilworth for the first time, to enjoy the opening of the Curious Boys Club exhibition for Black History Month. This featured a photographic collection of work that glimpses into the lives of first, second and third generation migrants in the Midlands. The exhibition gave you an insight into the Curious Boy’s family history and how this helped them form the values to which they now live by. The boys put on a cracking event! There was a great atmosphere on the night and it ended with a beautiful live performance by singer/songwriter Erin Jae Golding.
What brought you all together to form Curious Boys Club?
Tell us more about the 9 core values of the Curious Boys
For people to by into your ideals you have to understand who you are and so we developed 9 values that are at our core as boys, men or as human beings.
Those values are AUTHENTICITY CHALLENGE – COMPASSION – CURIOUSITY – HONESTY – MINDFULNESS – RESPECT – RESPONSIBILITY – TRADITIONAL These values speak clearly to our past, present and future and the legacy that we will leave behind.
What led to you putting on the exhibition at The Gallery?
“Cool” we replied!
Thank you to Cara and Ben at The Gallery for being so supportive and giving us this opportunity along with everyone that attended
We didn’t have time or the insight to fully research black history so how do we make this work? How do we make this meaningful?
We tell our story, that’s the honesty value. We began collating all our family images and had the hard task of editing that down to 8 images each of which would speak to the past with 2 images of the present shot of the 3 of us by photographer and friend of the club Chris Ward-Jones.and Videography by new member Jack Cole.
Who and what inspires your own creativity?
Life inspires us. Our children inspire us and together that drives and sparks our imagination further.
What’s next for the Curious Boys Club?