Fashioning a City

St Matthew's

Located in the inner city, the St Matthew’s estate is an area of incredible diversity, home to a number of small factories and a large amount of history.

Curve worked with students from Moat Community College and explored the life of Joseph Merrick, ‘The Elephant Man’, who lived in what is now St Matthews, including a spell in the Victorian Workhouse – the site of which the school now sits upon.

The group worked with Curve Breakthrough Artist Seetal Kaur and Jo Mungovin, author of ‘Joseph-the life, times and places of The Elephant Man’