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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
Join ArtReach (East Midlands Co-ordinators of the Platforma Network) to celebrate Refugee Week 2016. VOICED will showcase talented musicians and spoken word artists from across the East Midlands, all coming together in support of the refugee community.
Logic, one of the UK’s leading voices in political hip hop, will be heading up the first of two special Counterpoints Arts evenings for Refugee Week featuring artists and activists calling for action and awareness for refugees in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and beyond.