FESTIVAL31 is a month long grassroots festival celebrating refugee arts and culture and raising awareness of the refugee discourse.
The beautiful images of Sebastião Salgado, the Brazilian photographer and former refugee, so captured the imagination of acclaimed director Wim Wenders that he teamed up with Salgado’s son Juliano to tell the story of this global wanderer’s life in this award-winning documentary.
Refugee Week is a UK-wide programme of arts, cultural and educational events and activities that celebrates the contribution of refugees to the UK and promotes better understanding of why people seek sanctuary. Anyone can take part by organising, attending or taking part in activities.
Featuring over 40 artists working across visual art, film, photography, Live Art, performance and design, dis/placed considers the experiences of people who are ‘staying temporarily’, sometimes for generations, in stateless limbos, detention centres, refugee camps or urban settlements.
The headline act for Celebrating Sanctuary London 2015, as part of Refugee Week, will be Akala. Akala has an eminent reputation, as a renowned MOBO award winning MC on the UK hip hop scene – but also as the founder of the Hip Hop Shakespeare Company which bridges together the themes and prose of Shakespeare […]
CAN and Filmonik invite you to First Person, a screening of powerful and surprising digital portraits created by 16 artists over 5 days. The event will take place at The Wonder Inn, one of the most exciting new arts & events spaces to pop up in the centre of Manchester.