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13th June 2019

‘Routes to Peace?’ is an artwork created by International Artist and Activist, Salma Zulfiqar, which brings to life the stories of ten refugee women from Syria and Africa. The artwork highlights the dangerous journeys the women made when crossing the Mediterranean Sea to reach safety in Europe and calls for safe routes for migration. In […]

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3rd June 2019

Ava Hunt explains the story behind a new play coming to Derby for Refugee Week As we will all remember, the summer of 2016 was a series of shocking events, when; Joe Cox, Labour MP, was murdered, when Brexit was decided, Cameron resigned, Theresa May was elected against a backdrop of images of 10,000 refugees […]

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As part of the Counterpoints Arts progamme for Refugee Week Festival 2019, they commissioned the celebrated photographer Jillian Edelstein to respond to this year’s theme of the festival – ‘You, me and those who came before’. The result is a stunning series of portraits featuring first and second generation ‘refugees’, many of whom public figures who are not normally […]

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The London Migration Film Festival (LMFF) will hold its fourth annual edition from 28 November-4 December 2019. The aim of LMFF is to challenge the rhetoric on migration that often frames migrants in binaries, as enemies or victims. In 2018 LMFF contained 30 films, 21 events, three workshops, panel discussions, comedy, theatre, music, and more. […]

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By Vandana Hart The UNHCR has reported that more than 1 million Syrian refugees have been registered in Lebanon since 2016. Many of these youth do not have access to education, arts, or sports activities in the camps. Through the power of dance, we seek to unite people, transform lives and promote social change. Offering […]

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Thanks to everyone who came to our third Platforma 5 networking meeting, working towards the fifth Platforma Festival that will be taking place across Kent in October. And many thanks to the Huguenot Museum for hosting us and providing a fascinating tour of their collection. In the coming month or so, we will publish the […]

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By Shivaji Das In the context of growing political and social antagonism towards refugees and lower wage economic migrants, the Migrant Poetry Competition was first held in 2014 in Singapore, in 2015 in Malaysia, and in Kenya in 2019. These events have since been held every year and in December 2018, similar platforms in Taiwan, […]

Finals of Migrant & Refugee Poetry Competition Malaysia 2018

23rd April 2019

Belen L. Yanez & Plutonyka are looking for venues to perform its new participatory video installation ‘Encounters’ during the Refugee Week 2019. They write: Plutonyka is currently starting the tour of ‘Encounters’ and is looking for venues to perform this participatory video installation. The tour is starting at the Migration Museum end of May and […]

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16th April 2019

Laura Miles outlines the work of Outside In, an award-winning charity that provides a platform for artists who face significant barriers. Outside In was founded in 2006 by Marc Steene at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, West Sussex. Its aim then, as it is now, is to provide a platform for artists who face a significant […]

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11th April 2019

‘Ongoing Journeys’ by Rich Wiles – Available for hire during UK Refugee Week Exhibition Details: Ongoing Journeys is a touring photographic and multi-media exhibition by award-winning artist Rich Wiles. The exhibition includes 32 framed photographs and an accompanying film installation, and is available for hire including during Refugee Week. *The exhibition has been touring since […]

Ongoing Journeys

8th April 2019

By Isabel Lyster In the kitchen three children are cooking up a storm, as they cook they remember familiar flavours and begin to unravel magical folktales from around the world. Weaving together innovative puppetry, storytelling and live music Three Suns tells three stories from three different continents- from the Caribbean, to Europe, to the Middle […]

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Since autumn 2018 Camden People’s Theatre, Counterpoints Arts and award-winning comedian Tom Parry (Pappy’s; Badults; The Lost Disc) have been running the No Direction Home stand-up programme for aspiring comics from refugee and migrant backgrounds. The project is free and open to anyone, with regular evening workshops and performance opportunities. No previous experience required. If […]

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27th March 2019

By Shereen Perera Take Refuge is a sociopolitical experiment initiated by a group of activists at Goldsmiths University who wanted to call attention to our C21st obsession with self care and the idea of “switching off” at a time when we desperately need to “switch on” when speaking about the experiences of refugees and asylum seekers, […]

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