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Poetry / Spoken Word

Exiled Writers Ink presents: Creative Writing Poetry Workshops for refugees, migrants and exiles. Led by Yvonne Green, experienced tutor and widely published poet. Learn poetry techniques Create a range of exciting, good quality poems – improve your poetry Free lunch each week Six Sundays from 11.00 to 1.30 – 15th May – 22nd May – […]


Emma Lee introduces a new anthology from Five Leaves Publications. “Over Land Over Sea poems for those seeking refuge” is an anthology of 101 poems that explores issues around being a refugee from what prompted people to leave their country, the journeys undertaken, issues faced on arrival in a new country, the traumas and difficulties […]

over land

The first performance by Bards Without Borders at Hackney Showroom on 3rd December was a sell-out success. London poets from refugee and migrant backgrounds combined music and spoken word to present new and exciting responses to the work of William Shakespeare. Following three workshops led by theatre director Arne Pohlmeier (Two Gents) and poet/facilitator Laila […]


Artists’ collective Virtual Migrants are setting out on an ambitious tour with their new production Continent Chop Chop exploring the connections between austerity, migration and climate change. And it’s coming to the Platforma Festival in Leicester! Learn more about Continent Chop Chop in the short films below. Full details and booking for Continent Chop Chop […]

virtual migrants

3rd September 2015

Last month in London eight poets and performers from a variety of backgrounds came together to help shape a new project exploring Shakespeare and migration: Bards without Borders. Working in partnership with Counterpoints Arts and Platforma, the session was run by Arne Pohlmeier (artistic director of Two Gents Productions) and the poet and facilitator Laila […]