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Join us to share and celebrate the rich history of arts, refugees and migration projects in Kent and to explore how we might work collectively to bring this archive to life.

23 October 2019  -  23 October 2019

A four day festival bringing together artists and creative practitioners to present a diverse programme of art, events, workshops and talks about the poetics of food, the politics of its migrations and the ways in which our bodies hold these stories.

03 October 2019  -  06 October 2019
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Platforma 5 Launch event at Kent County Council, Maidstone 17.00-18.30 : A special event in partnership with Kent County Council for the official launch of the 5th Platforma Festival, produced by Counterpoints Arts.  Advanced booking required. If you would like to attend, please contact

31 August 2019  -  31 August 2019
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In partnership with Ideas Test, Woodville Theatre, Cohesion Plus No Direction Home, produced by Counterpoints Arts & Camden People’s Theatre, has been running since September 2018, with free coaching and paid performances for new stand-up comedians from refugee & migrant backgrounds. Led by award-winning comic Tom Parry, the group have performed at 10 gigs in […]

24 September 2019  -  13 October 2019
No Direction Home

An exhibition of artwork created by textile artist Anna Ray and a group of mothers living in Ashford ­ long term residents and recently resettled Syrian women.

14 September 2019  -  13 October 2019

Join us at the Huguenot Museum for a networking event leading up to Platforma 5, the fifth Platforma Festival, taking place across Kent and Medway in October 2019.

29 April 2019  -  29 April 2019

Folkestone Quarterhouse, Mill Bay Folkestone Kent CT20 1BN 11.00-13.00 Free Join us at The Quarterhouse in Folkestone for a networking event leading up to Platforma 5, the fifth Platforma Festival, taking place across Kent and Medway in October 2019. The event is open to all and will feature updates on plans so far for performances, exhibitions, […]

21 January 2019  -  21 January 2019

North East

Working across Europe, Juan delGado has focused his recent practice on gathering and presenting stories from newly-arrived communities. For Common Ground, he has curated a short artist moving image programme by and about refugees and migrants. From the every day to the cataclysmic, the films and animations are tender, funny and heart rending.

19 October 2017  -  21 October 2017
reflections - common ground