Join poets of different faiths and no faith to explore their experiences of conflict and the role of religion in war. See if such weighty topics can be challenged by humour – a vital weapon for survival.
The University of East Anglia hosts a festival ‘losing and finding home: refugee history, memory and culture’. These events are spread over various dates (between 17th – 25th November), times, and locations in East Anglia.
A young man, Twistov, has gone missing in London. Inspired by Charles Dickens’ OLIVER TWIST and the experience of migrant communities currently living in UK cities, TWISTOV explores identity and home and who we become if both are taken away from us
The past few years have seen an unprecedented rise in war and natural disaster accompanied buy a worldwide surge in far right politics. This has resulted in an estimated 21 million forced migrants worldwide. How can we respond to this as artists and scholars? This session aims to highlight the links between displacement and art and discuss the challenges of creating work about an on-going crisis.
Gresham’s Wooden Horse is a project by artist Isabel Lima that brings together people from communities living in Gresham, central Middlesbrough. The project is inspired by the ancient Greek myth of the Trojan Horse, built by Greek soldiers as a means of infiltrating and taking control of the city of Troy. Lima uses this symbolism to stimulate a collaborative action among Gresham’s community.
‘The Xenophobia of Time?’ is a week-long exhibition curated by Ying-Hsuan Tai exploring the pertinent issues of migration. It takes place in Clerkenwell Gallery, London from 30th May to 4th June 2017. Works by the artists Edwin Mingard, Nele Vo*, Shao-Jie Lin and Ting-Ting Cheng examine the intricacies of a particularly uncertain future created by the processes of obtaining entry to a state, renewing a visa or gaining citizenship.
50 Rooms is a new performance by Natasha Davis about the lives, spaces and times between breaking and repairing, about ageing and about being ‘infected’ – with new thoughts, utopian dreams and an arrival of something different in a space already claimed by others.
Who are We? is a week of drop-in activity, dialogue, artist-led workshops, debate and lively disruption, asking what it means to belong – across and within borders. This event is programmed by Tate Exchange Associates: Counterpoints Arts, Loughborough University, The Open University, University of Warwick.
“We need a place for healing and community in times of grave injustice and inequality. The week is defined by UK premieres by renowned international artists telling of lost communities, languages and culture; a search for homeland.”
Yorkshire and Humberside
The Art of Migration – new work from six regional artists celebrating Refugee Week June 2016. A vibrant and topical showcase of new work commissioned from six talented emerging regional artists with refugee & migration backgrounds.
The Home Is Project is a multimedia multi-arts exploration of the impact of physical, emotional and psychological displacement on people’s concepts of home. Building on stories collected from a selection of interviews and workshops recorded as part of the project, five acclaimed poets Tolu Agbelusi, Tshaka Menelip Imhotep Campbell, Russenї Fisher, Jemilia Wisdom and Belinda Zhawi will create new poems which will be developed into new pieces of work by an array of visual artists.
Following a successful screening of Eyes with No Barriers at the Exhibit in Balham, the Paper Project are back with an evening screening of short films, discussion and networking. All the films have been made with the support of individuals and organisations that focus on support, empowerment and training for migrants and refugees.
Responding to one of the greatest humanitarian issues of our time, this collection of new works features artists from Germany, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Syria and the UK as they uncover the stories of people forced to leave their homes.