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.
Sink Without Trace will be the first exhibition to deal specifically with the subject of migrant deaths at sea, with a focus on works by migrants and refugees. A number of the works have been specially commissioned for the exhibition and it will be the first time that many of the works have been exhibited in the UK. The exhibition includes a number of found objects from shipwrecked migrant boats.
Tate Liverpool Explore the stories of migration and the refugee crisis in Serbia, Macedonia, and Greece This project raises questions about the lived experiences of refugees on the Balkan Migration Route and will present a series of activities that will encourage you to think more deeply about what it means to be a refugee fleeing […]
Thread Bearing Witness is a major new series of large textiles, and other works, to be shown at the Whitworth, that considers cultural heritage, refugee displacement and movement, while engaging with individual migrants and their creativity within the wider context of the global refugee crisis.
Newcastle City Library Previewing on the 22nd June at 6pm ISIS Arts will present Delicate Shuttle, a newly commissioned artwork by Henna Asikainen for Newcastle City Library. ISIS Arts works with both local and international artists to look into our communities and out to the world to produce work that captures and reveals the stories […]
Literary Natives curates events to celebrate and discuss writers of colour, literature, and the road to becoming a published author. The third event will take place at the Migration Museum in Lambeth, a museum dedicated to showcasing Britain’s history of migration. This event will be part of the nationwide programme of events for Refugee Week 2018.