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1st November 2021

Mafwa Theatre Associate Artists present Flock: Short Stories from Women on the Move. Flock is a collection of digital pieces created by six migrant artists based in Leeds. Collaborating with illustrators, animators and filmmakers, each Associate Artist has crafted a short digital piece which responds to the themes of movement and change. The varied programme […]

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Phosphoros are looking for trustees, an associate artist and a new core member of the team. Full details: Associate artist Work within the creative team on the Research and Development for a brand new show. The role includes workshop design and delivery, supporting trainee facilitators, and collaborating to create new work with the hope of […]


28th May 2021

By Ornella Mutoni Created by Jo Ingabire Moys, Laila Sumpton and Maja Milatovic Ovadia, I Am Leah is a new theatre performance and radio play about a Rwandan refugee, embarking on a journey of self- discovery after facing a life changing movement. Leah, the protagonist uncovers painful family secrets as she reconciles multiple identities as a […]


Brand new website Performing International Plays has launched, with 20 plays in 15 languages from across 6 continents showcased on the website. From actors and directors to academics and teachers, over 150 people have been involved in bringing the website together. The project is funded by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council as part […]

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10th March 2021

Bristol-Based Mechanimal’s award-winning theatrical exploration offers a deeper insight into animal (and human?) migration. ‘Zugunruhe’ (zoo-gun-rue): an ornithological term for ‘migratory restlessness in birds’ is a one-man, physical, immersive journey exploring the incredible flight of a Marsh Warbler, the world’s only bird species whose song echoes* its migration route from East Africa, through Arabia into […]


Ahead of the launch of thee new podcast from Legal Aliens theatre company, Things I Am Not, Ana Maria Monjardino talks to their artistic director Lara Parmiani and writer/performers Emmanuela Lia and Yasmeen Audisho Ghrawi.     Things I am Not features 10 original audio monologues, each written and performed by a female artist who […]

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Mafwa Theatre is a community theatre company which brings refugees, asylum seekers and settled communities together. We use drama and the arts to create work that celebrates our similarities and differences, brings women together and speaks truth to power. They use their platform to highlight and enable development opportunities for artists and theatre makers from migrant […]


Compass Collective look towards a new year. As we closed our workshops and the year came to an end, it is hard to believe that we have been meeting online, on zoom, for the majority of 2020. A year that at the beginning marked the new decade and for Compass Collective, a year of exciting […]

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Are you passionate about making changes in your community? Are you creative and interested in drama? Are you confident, friendly, and a team player? Are you aged 18-30 with a refugee background? Phosphoros Theatre keen to hear from London-based people who would like to join their workshop delivery team, with opportunities for involvement in our […]


11th June 2020

By Fernando Battista I’m a dancer, dancemovement therapist, choreograph and I work with migrants people, asylum seekers and Italian high schools students in Rome. My research at Roma Tre University concern the educational field. In particular, I use dance, dance, movement therapy, theatre and artistic languages to bring Italian student’s and migrant people, coming from […]

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29th January 2020

Marlborough Theatre in Brighton are hosting This Is Who I Am by the theatre company ice&fire next Friday 7th February at 7.30pm as part of their New Queers on the Block programme. This Is Who I Am interweaves first hand accounts of LGBTQIA+ people’s experiences of the UK asylum process – collected over many months […]

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3rd June 2019

Ava Hunt explains the story behind a new play coming to Derby for Refugee Week As we will all remember, the summer of 2016 was a series of shocking events, when; Joe Cox, Labour MP, was murdered, when Brexit was decided, Cameron resigned, Theresa May was elected against a backdrop of images of 10,000 refugees […]


By Vandana Hart The UNHCR has reported that more than 1 million Syrian refugees have been registered in Lebanon since 2016. Many of these youth do not have access to education, arts, or sports activities in the camps. Through the power of dance, we seek to unite people, transform lives and promote social change. Offering […]

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8th April 2019

By Isabel Lyster In the kitchen three children are cooking up a storm, as they cook they remember familiar flavours and begin to unravel magical folktales from around the world. Weaving together innovative puppetry, storytelling and live music Three Suns tells three stories from three different continents- from the Caribbean, to Europe, to the Middle […]

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18th January 2019

Nicolas Salazar Sutil outlines Dance For Life, a project led by the School of Performance and Cultural Industries (University of Leeds), in partnership with Ndamsena Association (Chad) What is Pas en Avant? Arguably it is a pedagogy of life, for life. Developed by Chadian social artist and choreographer Taigue Ahmed, Pas en Avant is the […]

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