Joy’s Unicorn Masks

Joy France has multiple unicorn masks which she uses both for her own performances and to engage with people in her local green spaces and at her residency at Afflecks. Each of her unicorn heads have different features and personalities, some are fluffy, colourful and glittery, others are more worn, damaged or ‘punk’. Joy uses […]

Clarendon Park, Salford

Salford Arts Theatre is located next to Clarendon Park and Langworthy Park, both of which have been neglected for some time. What used to be the heart of the local community is now a walking route to get from one place to another, with little meaningful engagement. Joy France spends time in these spaces to […]

Joy’s Rocking Chair

Joy uses her rocking chair to symbolise her concept of ‘ageing playfully’. Reflecting on her childhood, Joy remembers thinking old age was something you reached as early as 40, stuck in a rocking chair knitting and crocheting! When discussing this idea with local all male group ‘Brews not Booze‘, she realised that this may have […]

Joy France enjoys a cuppa

Joy France

Joy France is a poet, spoken word artist, all round creative influence and co-researcher on the Who Cares? project. She is currently using her creative practice to reflect upon the social value of Langworthy and Clarendon Parks in Salford. Follow Joy on Twitter: