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By Tory Davidson For many who work at the intersection of art and refugee and migrant experiences, the engagement with and the building of communities is key. Therefore it is only appropriate that a community for the artists, practitioners, academics, and advocates engaging with this subject is built and maintained. The Platforma Conference (part of […]


The third Platforma Festival will be getting under way from 2 November, with a launch party at LCB Depot for the Journeys Extra programme run by ArtReach and Leicester City of Sanctuary. The art exhibitions are being set up and the participatory programme, Photoworks (pictured) exploring self-portraiture and identity, led by Anna Sherbany with local […]


The third Platforma Festival will take place in Leicester across the first week of November. Following events in London (2011) and Manchester (2013) this year the Festival will, for the first time, have a special event for international delegates – Platforma International (4th November) The central event of the Festival will be the Platforma Conference […]


In the run-up to the third Platforma Festival in Leicester this November, we’re presenting some highlights from the first two events. This is Didier and Remie from Birmingham-based group The Redeemed playing at The Martin Harris Centre in Manchester 2013. Fabulous.