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Journeys Festival International is an annual arts Festival that celebrates the creative talent of exceptional artists from sanctuary seeking backgrounds and shares experiences of refugee and asylum-seeking communities through artistic and creative encounters.

28 September 2020  -  18 October 2020
TWITTER As far as isolation goes

Move across Tate Exchange through commissioned installations, symposia, and participatory workshops exploring living archives, the power of popular culture and crossing borders; migration, mobility and citizenship; and the politics of cultural policy, language diversity and translation.

21 May 2019  -  25 May 2019

his June will be the 21st Refugee Week, taking place across the UK. It’s one of the biggest arts festivals in the country, a nationwide programme of arts, cultural and educational events that celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK, and encourages a better understanding between communities. There are also international events in Australia, Europe and beyond.

17 June 2019  -  23 June 2019
Refugee Week

Join the Migration Museum for an evening of music and spoken word from artists responding to the migration moments and themes in our exhibition No Turning Back: seven migration moments that changed Britain. Featuring: Stanza da Tre headed by singer Maddalena Ghezzi, the Repeat Beat Poet and John Blood and the Highlys. There will also […]

05 July 2018  -  05 July 2018

Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2H 9BX (Nearest tube: Covent Garden or Leicester Square) 7.30 pm Hostile Environment – in words and music with amazing writers: Inua Ellams – Amir Darwish – Zita Holbourne – Shamim Azad with translator Selim Jahan – visiting poet Salah Faik. Guitarist/Singer Sheik Rana Inua Ellams Born in Nigeria […]

02 July 2018  -  02 July 2018
innua ellams

V&A,  Gallery 4 – The Globe, Cromwell Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL Four members of Freedom from Torture’s creative writing group ‘Write to Life’ share their moving, surprising and darkly humorous stories in prose and song. A musical journey to London from Cuba, Burundi, Uganda and Iran, with stories of what was lost and gained on […]

17 June 2018  -  17 June 2018
lost and found

A fortnight of exhibition, films, theatre, live music,
talks by writers, panel discussions and interactive art workshops exploring Syrian arts and culture before and after 2011.

10 July 2017  -  23 July 2017

A creative postcard session to protest against the Border Wall between the US and Mexico. Open Mic to follow.

08 May 2017  -  08 May 2017

Arab Women Artists Now (AWAN) is an annual festival and celebration of Arab women in the arts across a wide spectrum, as creatives, producers, writers, filmmakers, performers, musicians and artists.

This year, RichMix hosts exhibitions across both gallery spaces, an opening party, two days of talks and events, and two evening concerts – all showcasing the best in contemporary Arab women’s art.

01 March 2017  -  12 March 2017

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 […]

05 December 2016  -  05 December 2016

Bards Without Borders are a group of poets and performers from refugee and migrant backgrounds. The Bards combine music and poetry to present a new multilingual and exciting response to the work of William Shakespeare. The Bards are speaking back to Shakespeare and challenging him and are from countries ranging from Bangladesh to Tanzania, they have a truly global take on Shakespeare which is fun, thought provoking and powerful.

13 November 2016  -  13 November 2016

Transmutable voices: new aesthetics of citizenship, is a mixed media “performance exhibition” with multi-faith women’s group and choir Migrant Artists Mutual Aid (MaMa) developed by performer and director Jennifer Verson, multimedia artist and psychotherapist Lorena Rivero de Beer and social psychologist and photographer Pamela Mastrilli. It is based around the use of digital methods to combine singing with photography and performance art.

12 November 2016  -  12 November 2016