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"Change is not always a battle, it can be joyful, persuasive and silly"


Hounslow resident Niina Moliere-Palapa writes about her experience of coming to the People Place Power conference with CPP Hounslow

People from Creative People and Places Hounslow at the People Place Power conference

Niina Moliere-Palapa reflects on her experience of the People Place Power conference.

Beautiful people, beautiful places, are nothing but the power given unto us daily. Do you see them? 

If we understand this process, we the people, will have an impactful, transformational and a renewable place in this world. 

Hi, my name is Niina Moliere-Palapa, I know, it’s a mouthful but you can call me Niina. I am in love with people who are creative because according to my findings, anyone who creatively does something, has just creatively created power. 

On the 14th and 15th of June 2018, I was given the opportunity of a life time; I attended the CPP Network Conference in Wolverhampton. Now, upon arrival there was a full English breakfast, which did set me up for the day and I was charged up, ready to receive while networking with creative minds like myself. 

The theme for the conference was People, Places, Power. 

I discovered that CPP Network uses art to communicate to the PEOPLE, and the PEOPLE will create places so that they can in return empower people and places in their creative world they have created. When I decided to join CPP, couple of years back, I never really did understand how they were using art as a mean of communication to the world, but when I saw people coming from as far as Italy, Sweden and Indonesia, I saw how art is a very powerful tool to change the whole world! Why?

Art is life. Art is people’s life. Art is places people live. 

One of the most important things I took with me is ‘ Co-creating with people’. As much as it is good for me to be in my own creative world, I learned that allowing another creative person to bring an idea in my world is not a bad thing. There were other things I learned, and they were: 

  • Our stories are our art which we can communicate to the world 
  • I have the capacity to change anything that is not working in my life 
  • I must nurture unpredictable outcomes 
  • Change is not always a battle, it can be joyful, persuasive and silly. 

Now, although the conference has come to an end, I on the other hand have started living my life by using art to communicate and not logic any more. I am focused and I am very selfish with my time as the result of attending the conference.

Four days, after the conference, I have written a book and finished the first draft and it is titled ‘A Woman Like Me’. I decided to use art and tell my story, and this is because I networked with PEOPLE where POWER was made available.

"We grow through what we go through" and we change when PEOPLE in PLACES give us POWER to change our own lives.

Niina Moliere-Palapa

Nina is an Actress, Author, Life Coach, Singer, Mumpreneur and Activist who has been living in the United Kingdom since 1993. Born in DRC Congo, Niina believes that writing is the missing ingredient for the world. She got involved with CPP Hounslow because she wanted to learn and remain in her artistic mind.

Niina Moliere-Palapa is a long standing member of the Heston & Cranford Local Advisory Group which programmes arts workshops and events on an estate in Hounslow West as part of Creative People and Places Hounslow. Recent events programmed by this group include weekly Bhangra workshops, exhibitions and events at Salisbury Cafe Community Gallery and a day long drumming, storytelling and movement workshop.