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Film and Multimedia

10th November 2017

By James Easey Yesterday I attended Welcome is a Radical Act: presentations, screenings, workshops & performance, exploring the impact of welcome in the lives of migrants and refugees at Goldsmiths University. Sue Mayo began the day by reflecting on last year’s conference, re-drawing attention to the metal health of those seeking, or attempting to seek, […]

Welcome is a radical act

From coming to the UK in the back of a lorry to performing at The Pleasance By Syed Najibi, Emirjon Hoxhaj, Awet Mohamed Ali and Kate Duffy of Phosphoros Theatre Company ‘Can you bring the play to Brighton, Bradford, Sheffield, NEW YORK!’ Here’s five thousand dollars to make Dear Home Office the Movie!’ That is […]

dear home office

13th December 2016

We’re delighted to be supporting this great new track and video from the brilliant Op Sa! Balkan Band with Azza (who has been part of the Platforma Network in the South East). You can buy the track here, with all proceeds to the Hummingbird Project Embrace – Op Sa! Balkan Band + Azza Written by […]

Azza

A Christmas present to Members of Parliament hopes to change the tone of the debate on refugees and seeks a more compassionate response to a worldwide issue. On Tuesday 13th December 2016 from 2.15 – 4pm at an event in the House of Commons, MPs will be given a copy of A Country of Refuge. […]

country of refuge

A new documentary by London teenagers sees the refugee crisis through the eyes of a group of London teenagers as they encounter activists, artists and those directly involved. Featuring Syrian refugee and activist Ahmad al-Rashid, AOI World Illustration award winner Olivier Kugler, the Jewish Museum, ice&fire theatre and campaigner Onjali Rauf who has been organising […]

ahmad

After 46 days of events between August and October, 180 cans of spray paint, 110 metres of gaffer tape, 15 pop-up performances, a theatre world premiere of Belarus Free Theatre’s Burning Doors, a UK moving image premiere of Sanctuary/Sustenance: The Story of Many Journeys in the ethereal setting of Portsmouth Cathedral and an epic #JourneysFest […]

journey-mcr

A guest post by Pam Dawes. VOKIM (Voices of Kosovo in Manchester) is Manchester Aid to Kosovo’s oral history project. Manchester Aid to Kosovo (MaK) produced the VOKIM ‘Voices of Kosovo in Manchester’ project between September 2014 and March 2016. The aim was to record and preserve the story of the Kosovar community in Manchester. […]

vokim

Created by the British Red Cross, The Long Road highlights real-life experiences of refugees and asylum seekers in the UK and across the world. The  record features the likes of Grammy Award-winning group Tinariwen and spoken word poet Scroobius Pip and Congolese-born musician and singer Didier Kisala. It is produced by Brit Award winner Ethan […]

didier

by Tom Green  Inspired by her participation in the Platforma Festival Conference in Leicester last year, Valentina Zagaria convened an event in Paris on 10 January 2016. Bringing together artists who have worked in Lampedusa, Calais and Choucha refugee camp in Tunisia, it was a great opportunity to explore common themes and experiences. It was also a […]

lampedusa

During the second half of 2015, the ‘refugee crisis’ was accompanied by incredible acts of welcome by communities and individuals across the UK and Europe. Some were getting involved in refugee rights for the very first time, while others were continuing the volunteering and campaigning they are committed to all year round, year on year. […]

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20th May 2015

Created by Counterpoints Arts and funded by UNHCR, Traces Project is the first digital timeline to tell the untold history of arts and culture contributions by people who have sought safety in the UK from conflict and persecution. It features biographies, photos and videos of musicians, writers, film-makers, architects and invites users to contribute their […]

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