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By Ambrose Musiyiwa and Emma Lee. Journeys in Translation is looking for people to translate 13 poems from Over Land, Over Sea: Poems for those seeking refuge (Five Leaves Publications, 2015) from English into other languages. Anyone interested can join the Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/316952552020172/ or contact one of the organisers or download the 13 poems […]

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9th November 2016

By Tolu Agbelusi. At 14, I moved to the UK from Nigeria with my family. The dream was far more exciting than the reality of attending school with a different accent, in a different country, with people who thought and verbalised various assumptions, including that I must have been living in trees because that’s what […]

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7th July 2016

By Hannah Pillai, ArtReach. As part of Refugee Week 2016, ArtReach hosted a live music and spoken word event – VOICED – to showcase the talent of the East Midlands refugee community, in association with the Platforma Network. The basement of The Exchange in Leicester became a glittering lair where the audience sat back, relaxed […]

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20th April 2016

Sasha Dugdale, editor of Modern Poetry in Translation introduces their latest issue. Last year we decided to publish a refugee issue of Modern Poetry in Translation. It was the only practical response we had to the situation in Europe and the media coverage of the situation: to publish poetry by refugees and poems about the […]

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Exiled Writers Ink presents: Creative Writing Poetry Workshops for refugees, migrants and exiles. Led by Yvonne Green, experienced tutor and widely published poet. Learn poetry techniques Create a range of exciting, good quality poems – improve your poetry Free lunch each week Six Sundays from 11.00 to 1.30 – 15th May – 22nd May – […]

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Emma Lee introduces a new anthology from Five Leaves Publications. “Over Land Over Sea poems for those seeking refuge” is an anthology of 101 poems that explores issues around being a refugee from what prompted people to leave their country, the journeys undertaken, issues faced on arrival in a new country, the traumas and difficulties […]

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The first performance by Bards Without Borders at Hackney Showroom on 3rd December was a sell-out success. London poets from refugee and migrant backgrounds combined music and spoken word to present new and exciting responses to the work of William Shakespeare. Following three workshops led by theatre director Arne Pohlmeier (Two Gents) and poet/facilitator Laila […]

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Artists’ collective Virtual Migrants are setting out on an ambitious tour with their new production Continent Chop Chop exploring the connections between austerity, migration and climate change. And it’s coming to the Platforma Festival in Leicester! Learn more about Continent Chop Chop in the short films below. Full details and booking for Continent Chop Chop […]

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3rd September 2015

Last month in London eight poets and performers from a variety of backgrounds came together to help shape a new project exploring Shakespeare and migration: Bards without Borders. Working in partnership with Counterpoints Arts and Platforma, the session was run by Arne Pohlmeier (artistic director of Two Gents Productions) and the poet and facilitator Laila […]

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