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Performance and Live Art

23rd April 2019

Belen L. Yanez & Plutonyka are looking for venues to perform its new participatory video installation ‘Encounters’ during the Refugee Week 2019. They write: Plutonyka is currently starting the tour of ‘Encounters’ and is looking for venues to perform this participatory video installation. The tour is starting at the Migration Museum end of May and […]

encounters

11th April 2019

‘Ongoing Journeys’ by Rich Wiles – Available for hire during UK Refugee Week Exhibition Details: Ongoing Journeys is a touring photographic and multi-media exhibition by award-winning artist Rich Wiles. The exhibition includes 32 framed photographs and an accompanying film installation, and is available for hire including during Refugee Week. *The exhibition has been touring since […]

Ongoing Journeys

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 […]

Three Suns

A photographic installation showing life as it was in the Calais Jungle and the Dunkirk refugee camps. A moving documentation before they were razed to the ground. By Jacky Chapman and Janine Wiedel. “Despite the prominence of the camps in liberal and reactionary media alike, the fate of their one-time inhabitants is now slipping from […]

in transit

18th February 2019

Nathaniel White introduces his new exhibition that is available for venues, including during Refugee Week. Most of those who die in settled societies have some form of grave, marker, headstone or memorial. We continue to remember the dead in part by having them occupy physical space. Physical reminders of the dead confront us almost every […]

routes

8th February 2019

By filmmaker Zenia Selby In 2017, artist Hannah Rose Thomas went to Northern Iraq and ran an art workshop with a group of Yazidi women who had escaped ISIS captivity. She encouraged them to express their identities and tell their stories by painting self-portraits. Many of the women had never picked up a paintbrush before, […]

Hannah with Yazidi woman

12th June 2018

Lucy Popescu introduces a new collection of writing: A Country to Call Home  People have moved across land and sea for thousands of years whether in search of food or to trade. Over time, the reasons for migration have evolved. War, cultural or religious persecution, drought and famine are just some of the reasons people […]

country to call home

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 […]

hawiyya

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 […]

tessa bide

3rd May 2018

Isobel Cortese presents her new work, available for exhibition during Refugee Week As an artist I am fascinated by the way life in miniature evokes feelings of wonder and enchantment, I like to create scenes replicating daily life but with a dark twist. I love working on such a tiny scale because I think small […]

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Generating spaces to explore and reflect on the art of refugee aid, advocacy, awareness-raising and solidarity By Hari Reed Since the beginning of the ‘refugee crisis’, a huge amount of material has been generated about refugees in Europe. The urgency of the crisis led to widespread and rapid outputs in refugee communications across multiple sectors, […]

imagine

17th August 2017

By Kerry Tuhill, Action Factory. Since 2015, we have collaborated on a children’s visual art project as part of Refugee Week. Initially it was run by Mukhtar Ghebirrebbi with colleagues and volunteers from The Children’s Society Family Safe Project in Blackburn. Volunteer artist Urmila Chowdhury ran the sessions. We helped access extra funding, find, promote […]

my new light