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Events

West Midlands

A concert featuring the premier of I am Swimming by composer Nigel Osborne, with accompanying film, that charts the journey of a refugee using the words of child refugees that Nigel has met and worked with through his work with SAWA, a charity in Lebanon working with Syrian refugees.

03 March 2018  -  03 March 2018
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Looking out onto the same Mediterranean Sea, but from opposite sides of the coast, Turkish-Kurdish poet Bejan Matur and Italian jazz pianist Stefano Battaglia have synthesised their art in an exploration of the recent refugee crisis. With the Mediterranean as their stage, Matur and Battaglia have created a one-off performance inspired by its culture, history and mythology, uniting their poetry and music to question the meaning of home for all of humanity, past and present.

01 March 2018  -  01 March 2018
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Join poets of different faiths and no faith to explore their experiences of conflict and the role of religion in war. See if such weighty topics can be challenged by humour – a vital weapon for survival.

05 November 2017  -  05 November 2017
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Children from three east end primary schools in Newcastle have been hard at work in their schools, singing, dancing and rehearsing to put together a performance of a brand new musical ‘As Free As a Bird!’ for the start of the Platforma festival.

19 October 2017  -  19 October 2017
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North East

Ritournelle (once more, from the top) is the result of Katia Kameli’s artist-residency at the Church of St John the Baptist, Newcastle upon Tyne, which is programmed in collaboration with Platforma.

21 October 2017  -  15 January 2018
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Amharic singer and traditional krar player Haymanot Tesfa was born and raised in Ethiopia and is emerging as a rising star on the world music scene. Her music is inspired by deep reflection on the dramatic ancient landscapes and meditative social & religious music of her Ethiopian roots, the sound of Haymanot’s voice is t he true song of a free spirit, fearless and intensely experimental.

24 September 2017  -  24 September 2017
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London

A unique collaboration between puppet theatre company Box Tale Soup and refugee music collective Stone Flowers.

24 September 2017  -  24 September 2017
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Gone wide

Welcome Cinema & Kitchen invite you to an amazing day filled with gorgeous cuisine, fabulous films & plenty of fun at their Summer Food & Film Festival, 19th August, Dalston Roof Park in London

19 August 2017  -  19 August 2017
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Performance focusing on the life and work of the celebrated 13th century Persian poet Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, who rose to prominence among English-speaking readers following the publication of his translated works in the United States. He was hailed as the supreme poet of love and his collected works topped best-seller lists for poetry for several years.

11 November 2017  -  11 November 2017
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North West

African arts, including live music, storytelling, face decoration, dance and workshops, thus enriching the local arts scene. Food and related cultural traders stalls will also be on site.

22 July 2017  -  22 July 2017
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A fortnight of exhibition, films, theatre, live music,
talks by writers, panel discussions and interactive art workshops exploring Syrian arts and culture before and after 2011.

10 July 2017  -  23 July 2017
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