In Summer 2019, Tameside based artist/writer Hafsah Bashir began CAV MILL WRITES. The project was developed to bring residents of the apartment block together and connect with each other.

It began when Hafsah posted brightly coloured envelopes through the doors of each flat. The letter was an invitation to meet the artist and to meet each other – it also included poetry and quotes and was the first step in connecting residents.

Over 90 residents responded and across three days met with Hafash to share ideas and thoughts. From this she developed a poem using their words and conversations which was projected onto the side of the Mill for 3 month.

It was launched with a Christmas get together of food, songs and a reading of the poem.