Growing Cultures – Burslem Jubilee Project

Film by Thea Stallwood.

Project led by artist Jo Ayre and writer Anjum Malik.


Growing Cultures was a collaborative art/science project, with artists, local health organisations, community groups and schools working together using clay to explore the history of penicillin and the impacts of antibiotic resistance today.

The Burslem Jubilee Project provides support, companionship and activity for asylum seekers and refugees who are currently living in Stoke-on-Trent. In Growing Cultures we explored health and wellbeing, connected to a public health campaign around AMR. The group worked with ceramic artist Jo Ayre and writer Anjum Malik.