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London

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.

30 July 2016  -  07 August 2016
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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.

03 July 2016  -  03 July 2016
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refugee tales

On July 2nd, London-based arts and human rights charity Sandblast will join forces with acclaimed UK music academy Stave House for a multi-arts Mid-summer Western Sahara Festival.

02 July 2016  -  02 July 2016
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East Midlands

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.

23 June 2016  -  23 June 2016
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voiced

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.

24 June 2016  -  24 June 2016
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rich mix

DARE is a festival of in-development performance, giving artists a platform to share bold new ideas with audiences at the earliest possible stage. This year, we’re working with artists from across the country and beyond to present work themed around ‘crossing borders’. We dare you to join us!

30 April 2016  -  30 April 2016
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Dare

London

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.

29 June 2016  -  29 June 2016
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home-is

Platforma WM is holding a networking event on April 12th from 6-8pm, to coincide with the launch of Gap Arts Project “Beyond Borders” exhibition. This will be an opportunity to find out more about Platforma and some of its members, and to see what’s happening across the region.

12 April 2016  -  12 April 2016
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Afro Mio

Counterpoints Arts is collaborating with Southbank Centre in London for the launch of Refugee Week on 19 June as part of their world famous Meltdown festival – curated this year by Guy Garvey and featuring Robert Plant.

19 June 2016  -  19 June 2016
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guy garvey

​​London poets from refugee and migrant backgrounds combine music and poetry to present a new and exciting response to the work of William Shakespeare. With over ten languages between them and from countries ranging from Bosnia to Somalia, the Bards have a truly global response to Shakespeare which is fun, thought provoking and powerful.

01 February 2016  -  01 February 2016
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BWB

Five friends from four continents bring you songs, sounds and spoken word from Ethiopia, Palestine and beyond. Featuring Haymanot Tesfa, Leila Seguin, Duncan Mortimer, EbsilBaz, Emily Zaraa.

16 January 2016  -  16 January 2016
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platforma-jam

Bards Without Borders (BWB) brings together poets from refugee and migrant backgrounds to create new writing and performance in response to the work of William Shakespeare. This free performance supports the run of Nine Lives by Zodwa Nyoni.

30 January 2016  -  30 January 2016
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