‘I am Leah’ is created by Jo Ingabire Moys, Laila Sumpton and Maja Milatovic-Ovadia, and is inspired by the stories of survivors of the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda.
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.
The Migrant Dramaturgies Network is looking for first-generation migrant theatre and performance makers based in Bristol and the South West for a one-day ideas’ exchange to meet, discuss and share perspectives on artistic and creative practices informed by migration to the UK.
LegalAliens’ powerful and evocative production features the cast rotating through the roles of migrant, politician, citizen, CEO and a VIP bot, all part of a perverse and random mechanism. A live camera projects part of the action on screen, as our lives become increasingly part of a gigantic video game in which even the most dramatic situations – boats crossing the Med, border control techniques, the selling of weapons – can be sold to the public as glamorous products.
As award-winning theatre-makers Border Crossings create their new play about these indentured migrations, the company of actors from Mauritius and the UK begin to feel the weight of history in their own lives and their responsibility to the past. Join them as together they question who has the right to tell a story and who has the right to be heard.
This event is a chance for theatres and non-profit organisations supporting refugees and asylum seekers in London to come together to discuss how we can build on the work already being done to create theatres of welcome.
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.
Welcome to the UK sets Britain in a wild funfair, led by an accordion-playing ringmaster/prime minister who rules this place with her hostile environment policy. With satirical songs, clowning and vibrant ensemble performance, the show raises awareness in the alarming absurdities of the refugee crisis, Brexit and global politics.
From the precinct of a pizza shop we embark on a journey across time and continents to explore how they got here, where they’re going and what they’ve learnt along the way. It’s a story of male and cultural identity, of family and fatherhood, a lyrical collage of memories,hopes, dreams and imagined realities.