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21st June 2017

There’s a great new article in Directors Notes about how Majid Adin won a YouTube competition to make a video for Elton John’s Rocket Man. The resulting animation, made with Co-Director Stephen McNally and Blinkink, has been viewed seven million times…and counting. Here’s the film and a lovely “making of”.

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By Andrea Jones.  The shadowy, shape-shifting possibilities of Brexit and the Trump administration have had some positive effects – in publishing at least. Diversity is a must. Agent and Editor calls for ‘own voice’ narratives are frequent. Some observers call it a trend, and that’s the wrong word. The movement is more well-intentioned than ‘trend’ […]

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By Cat Looby. Theatre Delicatessen have curated a week-long festival from 17th to 24th June, at the Old Library in Camberwell, to celebrate Refugee Week 2017. The festival programme will include numerous theatre performances, dance, live music, discussion panels, participatory workshops, family activities and much more. What does it mean to be at home? How […]

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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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Communication workshop with Anima Theatre Company, by Henry Anima. The Workshop As part of our current project, /The Sleeper/, we are looking to run two days of workshops for refugees on the theme of ‘Communication’. The workshop will be practical and explore how we speak without language. We have experienced workshop leaders and an Arabic […]

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17th May 2017

An Invitation to  Primary Schools to Perform ‘As Free As A Bird’ as part of the Platforma Festival 2017 By Caroline Hoile. I write songs and musical plays for primary and early years education which many schools throughout the UK and around the world perform every year. They’re mostly published by Grumpy Sheep Music. Having […]

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By Amy Lineham from Disposable Perspectives. At the end of 2016 I spent 5 weeks volunteering in the then newly opened Porte de la Chapelle refugee camp in Northern Paris. During my time there a number of journalists visited to take photos. Some spoke to one or two residents for a couple of minutes, most […]

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Brand new materials are available to order free of charge (you just pay postage) from the Refugee Week online shop. The bold and colourful 2017 designs feature four stories of people who are building Our Shared Future: Fashion designer Faith Gakanje, whose designs blend Western and African styles Musician Mina Salama, who adds a Middle […]

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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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Call to artists: A supported artist residency at St John the Baptist, Newcastle, with A+CE (Art and Christianity Enquiry) and Platforma Festival http://acetrust.org/files/ace/pdf/residence_calltoartists.pdf Overview A+CE and Platforma seek proposals from artists who would like to take up a supported four week residency based at St John the Baptist Church in Newcastle this summer. Programmed in […]

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CALL-OUT FOR WRITERS White Rabbit: The Future In line with this year’s Refugee Week theme of ‘Our Shared Future’, White Rabbit are hosting an evening of new short stories responding to the theme of The Future. In a rapidly changing world, they are inspired to explore what utopian/dystopian futures lie ahead. White Rabbit are looking […]

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From Australia, performance-maker Zsuzsi Soboslay writes: In November 2016 I created The Compassion Plays to honour the experience of refugees. I based its structure on the medieval Passion Plays, where Death calls Everyman to take the journey (‘towards judgment’) we all share. But perhaps in our century, the shared journey is into exile: There is […]

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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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For refugees, migrants, asylum seekers and their friends. By Tess Berry-Hart. “We are like birds when they fly and sing together. We say to the world; we are one, we are citizens of the world.” – Sonia, from Iran, choir member “Everyone can sing!” promises our musical director, Becky Dell, to the members of the […]

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