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18th September 2019

A new podcast series has been designed and developed by the Finnish Institute to open debate and discussion around the practice of working with migrant communities. London-based community artist Arji Manuelpillai meets some of the inspiring people working with migrant communities in London and Helsinki and discusses with the guests about issues and challenges, practical […]

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5th September 2019

By India Rose from Yellow Projects 27 – 29 September 2019 School of Fine Arts, Athens The Yellow Days is a three-day cultural festival, inviting members of Athens’ refugee community to participate equally with Greek and international contributors. As newcomers, visitors and locals share music, dance, art-making, and meals, they bond beyond linguistic and social barriers. […]

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25th July 2019

By Amy FW Corcoran and Isobel Roele On 10th June this year, an artist, and academic, and about thirty 12 and 13 year-olds from Mile End in East London pitched up at Tate Modern, all set to make a giant Snakes & Ladders board. This might sound like the beginning of a joke, but its […]

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By Shivaji Das In the context of growing political and social antagonism towards refugees and lower wage economic migrants, the Migrant Poetry Competition was first held in 2014 in Singapore, in 2015 in Malaysia, and in Kenya in 2019. These events have since been held every year and in December 2018, similar platforms in Taiwan, […]

Finals of Migrant & Refugee Poetry Competition Malaysia 2018

5th March 2019

By Anrike Piel Peace in Exile is a book consisting of a collection of portraits and personal statements of young women refugees. It debunks myths by stating verified facts while as well explaining and highlighting the hard work of grassroot non-governmental organisations working in some of the most difficult circumstances. In times of circulation of […]

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27th September 2018

Mary Chater on ‘Rhymetime’ with East Sussex Libraries at the Links Project, St Leonard’s on Sea, Hastings Five little ducks went swimming from July 2017 to March 2018 in the company of Incy Wincy Spider, Dingle Dangle Scarecrow, See The Little bunnies and Humpty Dumpty. Last year East Sussex Libraries set up a weekly ‘Rhymetime’ […]

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1st August 2018

Platforma Manifesto: A guide to good practice for the arts, refugees & migration. Our times are marked by unprecedented levels of displacement and human flow. This has forced us to face many soul-searching questions about who we are and what kind of society we want to live in. Unsurprisingly, artists have had a lot to […]

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A new opportunity with CARAS, a community outreach charity that supports people of refugee and asylum-seeking background who live in South-West London. Full details: http://caras.org.uk/job/administration-communications-trainee/ >> Responsible to: Development Manager Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours Salary: London Living wage: £19,890 Location: CARAS Office, Tooting, SW17 Contract: One year Application deadline: 6 August, 12pm (noon) Interviews […]

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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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5th February 2018

By Megan Barford Maps and Refugee Journeys – Collecting at the National Maritime Museum A new collecting project at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich revolves around understanding the ways in which maps are part of, implicated in, and reflect on, refugee journeys in the twenty-first century. This includes digital, hand drawn and printed maps; maps […]

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3rd December 2017

The Party Somewhere Else are a maverick collective of female artists, promoting and showcasing creative performance work that is female led. They are hosting a festival in Nottingham, primarily based at Nottingham Playhouse, from 19-25th March 2018. Our stages and spaces will be exploding with excitement, energy and equality, fuelled by women with the power […]

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By James Easey This post is a response to one of the many exciting events currently happening for Platforma Festival in Newcastle. Seeing 100 Newcastle Primary school children, dressed in the colours of the United Nations, perform a musical about refugee acceptance and treating all people with respect was a hugely uplifting and heartwarming day. […]

As Free As a Bird

By James Easey This post is a response to one of the many exciting events currently happening for Platforma Festival in Newcastle. Visiting the Vane Gallery in Newcastle for the Launch of Juan delGado’s exhibition ‘Common Ground’ was a thought-provoking and powerful experience. Seeing delGado’s film use vivid nature imagery to portray the emotions of […]

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20th September 2017

A new development programme for emerging storytellers, from Filotico Arts Do you enjoy telling stories and have some experience of performance? Are you a 1st, 2nd or 3rd generation migrant? Do you want to reimagine and perform myths, folklore and fairy tales but also ghost stories, epics, fantasy and sci-fi narratives from around the world […]

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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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