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Dance and Theatre

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

30th October 2017

By Zsuzsi Soboslay I say to you, my friends,..there are certain things in our..world which I am proud to be ‘maladjusted’.. I say very honestly that I never intend to become adjusted to segregation and discrimination..to religious bigotry… to the madness of militarism… It is no longer the choice between violence and nonviolence. It is […]

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16th October 2017

Ahead of the Platforma Festival later this month, we are using the Platforma blog to introduce some of the people who will be attending .     Salma Zulfiqar writes: Art is an important vehicle to raise awareness of the humanitarian scenes I have witness over the passed 15 years while working with the United Nations […]

16th September 2017

As part of the 4th Platforma Festival, Katia Kameli has been commissioned by Art and Christianity Enquiry to create a new installation at St John the Baptist Church in Newcastle. The work will be launched at a special event on 21 October and will be available to view throughout the Festival. Katia Kameli is French-Algerian […]

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18th August 2017

Artist Alice Kettle is embarking on an ambitious new arts project, Thread Bearing Witness, seeking to connect concerned communities and individuals across the UK, inviting them to get stitching, showing solidarity and raising funds for displaced people around the world. Simultaneously, Alice is working on a local level to connect personally with individual women and […]

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17th August 2017

By Kerry Tuhill, Action Factory. Since 2015, we have collaborated on a children’s visual art project as part of Refugee Week. Initially it was run by Mukhtar Ghebirrebbi with colleagues and volunteers from The Children’s Society Family Safe Project in Blackburn. Volunteer artist Urmila Chowdhury ran the sessions. We helped access extra funding, find, promote […]

my new light

Henna Asikainen is a mixed-media artist born in Joensuu, Finland. She uses different mediums to explore issues concerned with nature and the environment. Her work contributes to the debates around complex ecological issues and explores the poetics of our fundamental relationship with the world around us. She also examines the aesthetic value of nature and […]

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Isabel Lima is a Newcastle-upon-Tyne-based artist whose most recent work titled Gresham’s Wooden Horse aims to brings together disparate communities living in Gresham, central Middlesbrough. The project is inspired by the ancient Greek story of the Trojan Horse, built by Greek soldiers as a means of infiltrating and taking control of the city of Troy. […]

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30th June 2017

House of Illustration is planning an exhibition for 2018-9 that will show how illustration has been used to document the refugee crisis and share human stories. The exhibition is still in its early stages, but the aim is to humanise the refugee crisis and show the importance of illustrators in helping the public understand political […]

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31st May 2017

By Who is? Project. The Who is? Project has been made to ask the public to question the way we think about each other: our neighbours, our co-workers, our families, those we see living on the street, those we see struggling, those who are complete strangers to our particular community, those of a different nationality […]

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An installation by Kazzum is available for suitable venues in London. Kazzum’s Pathways programme has been engaging young asylum seekers, refugees and new migrants for over a decade. We use multi arts to support creative expression, professional and personal development and raise awareness. Kazzum are collaborating with 5 groups across London to create a public […]

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By Steph Goodger. The Twilight Kingdom is series of seven paintings, all oil paint on canvas, made by me in 2017. The series was inspired by the last few weeks in the life of the refugee and migrant camp at Calais, the Jungle. Signed, limited edition, archival quality, giclée (digital) prints of the seven paintings, […]

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Look Up is a high impact, outdoor gallery, produced by ArtReach as part of Journeys Festival International. Artworks are scaled up to large format and exhibited high up on the exteriors of buildings across the city. Journeys Festival International aims to celebrate and highlight the extraordinary and powerful artwork, music, creativity, culture and experiences that […]

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13th March 2017

By Pablo Dilet. “Welcome”, simple and intense at the same time, is the word I used to start an artistic project about migration. Living in Sicily, this is one of the central themes because we are like a pot where all cultures, coming in particular from Africa by Mediterranean Sea, meet their difference for the […]

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