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17th August 2017

By Kerry Tuhill, Action Factory. Since 2015, we have collaborated on a children’s visual art project as part of Refugee Week. Initially it was run by Mukhtar Ghebirrebbi with colleagues and volunteers from The Children’s Society Family Safe Project in Blackburn. Volunteer artist Urmila Chowdhury ran the sessions. We helped access extra funding, find, promote […]

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Henna Asikainen is a mixed-media artist born in Joensuu, Finland. She uses different mediums to explore issues concerned with nature and the environment. Her work contributes to the debates around complex ecological issues and explores the poetics of our fundamental relationship with the world around us. She also examines the aesthetic value of nature and […]

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Isabel Lima is a Newcastle-upon-Tyne-based artist whose most recent work titled Gresham’s Wooden Horse aims to brings together disparate communities living in Gresham, central Middlesbrough. The project is inspired by the ancient Greek story of the Trojan Horse, built by Greek soldiers as a means of infiltrating and taking control of the city of Troy. […]

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30th June 2017

House of Illustration is planning an exhibition for 2018-9 that will show how illustration has been used to document the refugee crisis and share human stories. The exhibition is still in its early stages, but the aim is to humanise the refugee crisis and show the importance of illustrators in helping the public understand political […]

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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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