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27th July 2018

By Sarah Pickstone It’s become a daily occurrence that we read about refugees experiencing hostility in our country, about struggles for them to integrate into society and their inability to secure work that suits the limitations relating to their current ‘status’. Often the talents of refugees aren’t celebrated or even acknowledged. We at Young Orchestras […]

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23rd July 2018

Community Arts Northwest (CAN) is seeking to recruit the following position: Creative Director CAN Creative Director and Co-Founder Cilla Baynes will be stepping down from Community Arts North West (CAN) in the Autumn of 2018. So they are looking for a new Creative Director to join the CAN team. Community Arts North West (CAN) is […]

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21st June 2018

The Warth Mills Project is funded through the Heritage Lottery Fund and tells the story of one of the largest internment camps in wartime Britain. Summer, 1940. With Northern Europe quickly falling into Nazi control, Churchill instructed the authorities to intern all Italians, Germans and Austrians resident in Britain. These ‘enemy aliens’ included Italian chefs […]

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19th June 2018

Look Up is a high-impact series of temporary artistic interventions in key public locations across Portsmouth, produced by ArtReach as part of Journeys Festival International, 19th-28th October 2018. This year, we are inviting an artist working with video or digital art to exhibit on screens across the city, celebrating migration and cultural sharing & diversity. […]

Journeys

19th June 2018

Alexander Day and Brian Carufe introduce “New Together” “We’ve all been new once.” While the unknown can be exciting, it can also be terrifying. It can be overwhelming. And more than that, it can be isolating. Our lives are very clearly shaped by these fresh experiences. But why face them alone, when we can face […]

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14th June 2018

Stephan Bookas and Tristan Daws introduce the multi-award winning documentary poem “Refugee Blues” free online for Refugee Week 2018 Synopsis Set to the verses of W.H. Auden’s 1939 poem, ‘Refugee Blues’ charts a day in ‘the jungle’, the refugee camp outside Calais. More intimate and unlike much of what has been seen in the mass […]

Refugee Blues

12th June 2018

Lucy Popescu introduces a new collection of writing: A Country to Call Home  People have moved across land and sea for thousands of years whether in search of food or to trade. Over time, the reasons for migration have evolved. War, cultural or religious persecution, drought and famine are just some of the reasons people […]

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Do you want to get some skills in storytelling and performance, practice your English and have fun?  Would you like the chance to tell your story at the Walthamstow Garden Party or our next supper club in autumn? Stories & Supper is a refugee supper club project based in Walthamstow. We are running a six […]

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Are you an amateur crafts person; a ceramicist, woodworker, metalworker, weaver, artist or a sewer? Do you want to be immersed in the world of arts and crafts? Would you like to use traditional methods to restore an arts and crafts house? If so this opportunity is for you! Lion Television Scotland is looking for […]

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From Journeys Festival International Call out: Artists and Workshop leaders engaging with issues of Asylum and Refuge Journeys Festival International celebrates the creative talents of exceptional refugee and asylum seeker artists, sharing the refugee experience through great art and culture. For more information go to www.journeysfestival.com We are looking for artists from a refugee or asylum seeker […]

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Women only dance workshops – call for participants, London The workshops will be led by members of Hawiyya Dance Co. and are open to all women in support of refugee women. Food and travel costs will be covered for refugee women. Please get in touch to register as places are limited. The workshops will take […]

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9th May 2018

An interview with Tessa Bide about her new one-woman show ahead of its UK tour How did you come to start making A Strange New Space? I got the idea for the show when I saw the horrific scenes of the refugee crisis in our media in Autumn 2015. I wanted to use my skills […]

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3rd May 2018

Isobel Cortese presents her new work, available for exhibition during Refugee Week As an artist I am fascinated by the way life in miniature evokes feelings of wonder and enchantment, I like to create scenes replicating daily life but with a dark twist. I love working on such a tiny scale because I think small […]

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30th April 2018

Introducing a new exhibition at York Art Gallery (4 May – 2 September 2018) Eleven international artists including Nidhal Chamekh (Tunisia/France), Taus Makhacheva (Dagestan/Russia), Shahram Entekhabi (Iran/Germany), Brian Maguire (Ireland), Mohammed Sami (Iraq/UK), Vanessa Vozzo (Italy), Vladimir Miladinović (Serbia), Halil Altindere (Turkey), Varvara Shavrova (USSR/Ireland/UK), Nick Ellwood (UK) and Susan Stockwell (UK) use their work […]

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27th April 2018

In My Bubble In my bubble l see love I see unity I see peace In my bubble there’s no separation In my bubble there’s no colour I see humans, just humans, Under one sky Oppression pressing on my bubble Discrimination, denting my bubble Plastic smiles, pricking my bubble Marginalisation, mounting my beautiful bubble Double […]

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