Presented by leading arts development agency (and Platforma Hub for the East Midlands), ArtReach, Journeys Festival International (JFI) returns for its fifth annual event in Leicester
The discourse of race in contemporary performance falls apart when whites try to understand black performance. This manifestolecture offers strategies for acknowledging how artists of colour and their collaborating audiences of colour operate in several keys simultaneously, but are compelled to reduce their work and experience to the unknowable, shameful category of ‘race.’
Michael Essien I want to play as you… is a powerful and explosive football-dance-theatre performance exploring the line between hope and desperation for young African footballers who migrate to Europe to play professionally. Six West-African footballers invite an audience into their world of training, politics, visas and contracts.
Southbank Centre is welcoming Good Chance to this year’s Festival of Love. Having set up a temporary theatre of hope at the Calais ‘Jungle’ refugee camp, Good Chance presents their series Encampment as just that: a space of welcome and expression, housing a daily programme of theatre, art, music, discussion and workshops, with special guests and performances.
Yorkshire and Humberside
The Art of Migration – new work from six regional artists celebrating Refugee Week June 2016. A vibrant and topical showcase of new work commissioned from six talented emerging regional artists with refugee & migration backgrounds.