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Toyland is at war. Written by children in response to the refugee crisis, Cut the Cord presents Beyond the Blue.

15 February 2018  -  17 February 2018
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beyond the blue

London

Alien Land is a devised solo show inspired by The Secret Life of Saeed the Pessoptimist, the first science fiction novel in the Middle East. Performed in Arabic with English surtitles, it is a dark comedy which looks at life under occupation and the contemporary refugee experience from a radical new perspective.

24 January 2018  -  28 January 2018
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Alien Land

North West

Rasa and Contact present: Handlooms. Written by Rani Moorthy. Directed by Alan Lane A love of saris leads a man to discover himself within the folds of the sensuous fabric.

12 March 2018  -  24 March 2018
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A comically absurd and quietly shattering journey to the heart of our tolerant and fair society. Serge stands before us. He has a performance to give. But why is he here? What is he claiming has happened to him? And what has Willy Wonka got to do with it?

22 November 2017  -  31 January 2018
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the claim

Explore the Sukkot: Seeking Shelter installation after hours and enjoy art installations, crafts and talks inspired by themes of journeys, migration and shelter.

22 November 2017  -  22 December 2017
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What the f**k is a ‘national identity’? And what exactly constitutes a ‘nation’?

11 November 2017  -  12 November 2017
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Xavier De Sousa

A young man, Twistov, has gone missing in London. Inspired by Charles Dickens’ OLIVER TWIST and the experience of migrant communities currently living in UK cities, TWISTOV explores identity and home and who we become if both are taken away from us

30 October 2017  -  18 November 2017
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Twistov

Umma Hamido’s On Akka’s Shore is an audio visual artistic reflection of one person’s journey from a Palestinian Refugee Camp to London.

02 November 2017  -  02 November 2017
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On Akka's Shore

The Croydon Avengers unique style blends comic book visuals with action-packed martial arts to tell a funny, powerful story of terrorist threats, heroism and true friendship in an England that seems frightened of anyone who’s different.

03 November 2017  -  04 November 2017
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Three Women, Two Children, One Story… A compelling and uplifting story about motherhood, homeland and the power of love, told with insight, warmth, and humour.

31 October 2017  -  12 November 2017
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Yorkshire and Humberside

An impassioned call to arms, a play and a campaign: ‘TANJA’ is a dramatic meta-theatrical exploration of immigration detention centres starring Emily Ntshangase-Wood – a former Yarl’s Wood detainee.

07 November 2017  -  23 November 2017
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tanja

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

In a radical reimagining of Charles Dickens’ classic novel, we follow one refugee’s journey, buffeted between borders and bad company. Twist transforms Oliver’s struggle for sanctuary into a modern tale framed by the global crisis fast defining the 21st century.

14 September 2017  -  21 November 2017
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