From Runnymede to Westminster: A Walk In Solidarity with Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Detainees
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.
Guests including authors Marina Lewycka, Stephen Kelman, AL Kennedy and Roma Tearne, and singer and artist Haymanot Tesfa read from a new anthology of writings on asylum seekers by some of Britain and Ireland’s finest writers, edited by Lucy Popescu
DARE is a festival of in-development performance, giving artists a platform to share bold new ideas with audiences at the earliest possible stage. This year, we’re working with artists from across the country and beyond to present work themed around ‘crossing borders’. We dare you to join us!
Hosted by author and experienced immigration expert, Tim Finch, the event will feature leading writers and question whether literature can really move us to act and engage with experiences of refugees. What can writers add to the efforts of their journalist colleagues?