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Yorkshire and Humberside

6 Million + present the climax to Platforma 6, a parade of giant puppets in Dewsbury (11am) and Batley (2pm)

With representatives from Kirklees Syrian community, local refugees and local volunteers of all ages working together, 6 Million + are creating a giant puppet 4 metres tall of a Syrian refugee based on Najma, who is a Syrian woman re-settled in Kirklees. #Platforma6

06 November 2021  -  06 November 2021
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London

Online: A short film from Xameleon Theatre, documenting the creation of a newly commissioned play by Russian playwright Evgeniya Palekhova, based on Jean Annuih’s and Sophocles plays about Antigone.

04 November 2021  -  04 November 2021
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Yorkshire and Humberside

Online: Transforming with Poetry presents a free online poetry translation event open to all, that seeks to build bridges in a divided world. #Platforma6

08 October 2021  -  08 October 2021
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Yorkshire and Humberside

Online: A free seminar for organisations wanting to move to a more sustainable long-term fundraising strategy. #Platforma6

13 October 2021  -  13 October 2021
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Opera North’s very first Theatre of Sanctuary Open Mic Night, a celebration of collaboration and connection featuring musicians from around the world who are now based in the region, plus a special performance from Stone Flowers. #Platforma6

26 October 2021  -  26 October 2021
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Yorkshire and Humberside

Rafiki Jazz are a group of musicians and singers from Africa, India, the Middle East, South America and Europe, bound together on a mission to share their borderless music. #Platforma6

23 October 2021  -  23 October 2021
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Join Rich Wiles and artists Taysir Batniji, Ala Buisir, Gohar Dashti and Andrew Jackson, as well as writer Anan Tello and Raghad Mardini, founding director of Litehouse Gallery, for an international symposium inspired by In Which Language Do We Dream? #Platforma6

16 October 2021  -  16 October 2021
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Yorkshire and Humberside

Tea, Textiles and Time by Kate Dunn and Matilda Velevitch – presented in Harrogate as part of #Platforma6

16 October 2021  -  16 October 2021
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Yorkshire and Humberside

Online: A free seminar led by Anna Nyburg exploring the contributuon of refugees, primarily Jewish, to the British textile, fashion and design industries in the 1930s and beyond, with a particular focus on those who settled and worked in Yorkshire. #Platforma6

12 October 2021  -  12 October 2021
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Yorkshire and Humberside

Mafwa Theatre’s first cohort of Associate Artists will be each developing and delivering a digital version of their work as part of Platforma 6 with support from Counterpoints Arts. #Platforma6

04 October 2021  -  31 October 2021
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Yorkshire and Humberside

Compass Collective joins Leeds Playhouse and the British Red Cross to deliver an exciting new project. Over the course of a month, Compass will bring two groups of young people seeking sanctuary together in Leeds to develop a dramatic audio piece. #Platforma6

04 October 2021  -  31 October 2021
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Yorkshire and Humberside

Online: Sharing practice, ideas and questions about connections between the arts and ESOL. #Platforma6

07 October 2021  -  07 October 2021
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Yorkshire and Humberside

Online: “Suitcases: Telling Textile Travels” is an online exhibition which will incorporate over 20 international textiles from the Conflict Textiles collection focused on global displacement, both historical and current, its multiple impacts and the experiences of refugees both before and after they arrive and settle in their host country. #Platforma6

01 October 2021  -  07 November 2021
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Yorkshire and Humberside

A multi-stranded exhibition at The Impressions Gallery in Bradford presenting an intimate perspective on the lives of displaced people: one in which displaced people themselves tell their own stories. #Platforma6

24 July 2021  -  30 October 2021
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