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By Annie-Marie Akussah In 2017, I was part of the team that curated Art Quest’s Artists’ Pavilion during the 57th Venice Biennale. During my time in Venice, I visited the ‘Green light’ public workshop conceived by Olafur Eliasson. Olafur described the workshop as ‘’an act of welcoming, addressed to both those who have fled hardship […]

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New work by Laurence Payot, produced by ArtReach. Available for booking Autumn/Winter 2019 – 2020 By Maddie Smart Angels is an artwork by Laurence Payot that celebrates the courage and optimism of displaced people. From sweet lullabies remembered from childhoods spent in another country, to the things that they makes them feel happy in their […]

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A photographic installation showing life as it was in the Calais Jungle and the Dunkirk refugee camps. A moving documentation before they were razed to the ground. By Jacky Chapman and Janine Wiedel. “Despite the prominence of the camps in liberal and reactionary media alike, the fate of their one-time inhabitants is now slipping from […]

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5th March 2019

By Anrike Piel Peace in Exile is a book consisting of a collection of portraits and personal statements of young women refugees. It debunks myths by stating verified facts while as well explaining and highlighting the hard work of grassroot non-governmental organisations working in some of the most difficult circumstances. In times of circulation of […]

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26th February 2019

Human migration is the movement of people from one place to another. But what is European identity and how do artists feel when they move to Europe? Can art go beyond the borders? by Zoi Pampouki Europe’s history has been shaped by migration. For centuries, people from every field crossed continents to start new lives. Today, […]

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By Caroline Hamson, Heritage Collections Officer, The Scouts. In 2018 the Scouts Heritage Service received a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant to run an exciting and innovative heritage project, ‘Moving Connections: Scouting and Displaced People’. It has led to a new generation of young people developing empathy skills and a deeper understanding of the challenges […]

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18th February 2019

Nathaniel White introduces his new exhibition that is available for venues, including during Refugee Week. Most of those who die in settled societies have some form of grave, marker, headstone or memorial. We continue to remember the dead in part by having them occupy physical space. Physical reminders of the dead confront us almost every […]

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8th February 2019

By filmmaker Zenia Selby In 2017, artist Hannah Rose Thomas went to Northern Iraq and ran an art workshop with a group of Yazidi women who had escaped ISIS captivity. She encouraged them to express their identities and tell their stories by painting self-portraits. Many of the women had never picked up a paintbrush before, […]

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Rachel Shapcott from PositiveNegatives introduces‘Ola’. Co-created with young migrant activists, ‘Ola’ is a unique comic following the love story of two teenagers facing the challenges confronted by thousands of young people in the UK who are undocumented and have irregular immigration status. Despite being smart, outgoing and popular Ola is desperately trying to keep a […]

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18th January 2019

Nicolas Salazar Sutil outlines Dance For Life, a project led by the School of Performance and Cultural Industries (University of Leeds), in partnership with Ndamsena Association (Chad) What is Pas en Avant? Arguably it is a pedagogy of life, for life. Developed by Chadian social artist and choreographer Taigue Ahmed, Pas en Avant is the […]

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Welcome to the UK, the new show by the team that made the brilliant Borderline satire on the Calais Jungle, opens at the Bunker Theatre on 22nd Jan. Check out the BBC News interview with Baraa Halabieh and Sophie Besse Photo by Jose Farinha

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12th December 2018

Initiatives of Change present a training course starting in February 2019. The Refugees as Re-Builders course aims to empower them to contribute to rebuilding their countries of origin by giving them access to knowledge and skills regarding nation-building that they may not otherwise receive through academic studies or work experience. The course will cover three […]

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By Stephen Burke My theatre company recently researched and mounted an inaugural tour of a new play. Commissioned by Migration Yorkshire the play is called How to be Lucky and it is the result of research carried out with Syrians being resettled to the UK, specifically Yorkshire. The production had been designed with age 15-19 […]

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Head of Public Engagement The Migration Museum Project is looking to reach and engage new audiences through their exhibitions, events, workshops and outreach work. They are seeking a Head of Public Engagement to scope, design and work with their existing team and partners to deliver a public engagement strategy. They are looking for someone with experience […]

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