Literary Natives curates events to celebrate and discuss writers of colour, literature, and the road to becoming a published author. The third event will take place at the Migration Museum in Lambeth, a museum dedicated to showcasing Britain’s history of migration. This event will be part of the nationwide programme of events for Refugee Week 2018.
The Old Church, Stoke Newington, London N16 0JR “I like to close my eyes when I’m talking serious things” A polyphonic work-in-progress by members of the Akwaaba Storytelling Group. Akwaaba is a social centre for migrants in Dalston. Every Sunday we come together to build community over a shared meal. Akwaaba’s storytelling group is a […]
An evening of celebration and discussion in recognition of Dawit Isaak being awarded the 2017 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize.
Lucy Popescu presents an eve of readings from A Country of Refuge, her critically acclaimed anthology of writings about asylum seekers, refugees and migration, with contributors Hassan Abdulrazzak, Amanda Craig, Stephen Kelman, Courttia Newland and Ruth Padel.
Exiled Writers Ink Exiled Lit CafePresents “ OUT OF THE ASHES ” 7.30PM Monday 5th DecemberBetsy Trotwood, 56 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3BL£5 or £3 2016 Exiled Writers Ink members and asylum seekers With poets: Wafaa Abed Al Razzaq, Gregory Spis, Hmdi Khalif, Peter Godismo, David Clark Wafaa Abed Al Razzaq (pictured) is an Iraqi poet and […]
For the 2016 Being Human Festival, the research team of the Paris Centre for Migrant Writing and Expression (University of London Institute in Paris) has coordinated a series of translation laboratories with asylum seekers living in France and unable to complete their intended journey to Great Britain.
Southbank Centre is welcoming Good Chance to this year’s Festival of Love. Having set up a temporary theatre of hope at the Calais ‘Jungle’ refugee camp, Good Chance presents their series Encampment as just that: a space of welcome and expression, housing a daily programme of theatre, art, music, discussion and workshops, with special guests and performances.
Refugee Tales 2016 will open with a Day of Thought, Performance and Action on the subject of Being Detained Indefinitely. Speakers will include: Ali Smith, Angie Hobbs, Ben Okri, Carol Watts, Cornelius Katona, David Herd, Jerome Phelps, Marina Warner, Maurice Wren, Sarah Turnbull, Patrick Kingsley, Shami Chakrabarti and Steve Collis.