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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 […]

encounters

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 […]

Three Suns

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 […]

no direction home

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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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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