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Dance and Theatre

By Stephen Burke My theatre company recently researched and mounted an inaugural tour of a new play. Commissioned by Migration Yorkshire the play is called How to be Lucky and it is the result of research carried out with Syrians being resettled to the UK, specifically Yorkshire. The production had been designed with age 15-19 […]

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When every citizen is ordered to return to their place of birth, Where We Began examines where we could end up. The UK’s first Theatre Company of Sanctuary, Stand and Be Counted present a wild and vivid vision of the future, combining storytelling, movement and live music. Five performers from across the globe challenge existing notions […]

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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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By James Easey The United Nations’ We The Peoples Youth Day at the British Film Institute, on the 18th November, was a hugely important and celebratory day. I was lucky enough to see Lucrezia Pollice’s film I-DENTITY, a film celebrating refugee and migrants contributions to the UK, but also valuing their individual identities as human […]

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30th October 2017

By Zsuzsi Soboslay I say to you, my friends,..there are certain things in our..world which I am proud to be ‘maladjusted’.. I say very honestly that I never intend to become adjusted to segregation and discrimination..to religious bigotry… to the madness of militarism… It is no longer the choice between violence and nonviolence. It is […]

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  Monthly Exiled Lit Cafe: Monday 6th November 2017 at 7.30 pm Arts Across Borders On Stage. Poetry: Abol Froushan, Afsaneh Gitiforouz, Alev Adil and Alemu Tebeje. Theatre: Performance from ‘Evros: The Crossing River’ by Seemia Theatre plus discussion with the director and actors. Music: Song and accordion by Grace. Film: Clips from ‘Football Dream’ […]

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From coming to the UK in the back of a lorry to performing at The Pleasance By Syed Najibi, Emirjon Hoxhaj, Awet Mohamed Ali and Kate Duffy of Phosphoros Theatre Company ‘Can you bring the play to Brighton, Bradford, Sheffield, NEW YORK!’ Here’s five thousand dollars to make Dear Home Office the Movie!’ That is […]

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Call out for submission for an International Performance Lab with Dash Arts. Dash Arts have announced the launch of an International Performance Lab supporting UK-based migrant artists (the Migrant Artists Programme). In late November, Dash Arts will offer an artistic and professional development opportunity exploring performance in the unique Dash Arts style – across art- forms, […]

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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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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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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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1st March 2017

Thanks to everyone who presented and participated in the dance/movement, refugees and migration event on 28 February. And many thanks to Greenwich Dance for hosting. We’ve set up a special mailing list so that we can stay in touch. If you weren’t there but would like to be added to the list, email tom@counterpointsarts.org.uk It […]

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Casting Workshop – Call out for Performer/Deviser/ Puppeteers for The Interlude by Maison Foo Maison Foo are in the middle of making a new show…THE INTERLUDE….a show about a new place, a place that exists in between where you once belonged, a place faraway, a place unknowable. The interlude is a new devised piece of […]

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