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At a time of strife and civil war in the Kingdom of Kongo, a young woman leads a mass movement calling for unity and an end to Portuguese dominance. Ne Kunda Nlaba’s biopic documentary explores her legacy, revealing how powerful African kingdoms were invaded by the West and suffered slavery and exploitation.
16-03-2018  -  16-03-2018

West Midlands

A concert featuring the premier of I am Swimming by composer Nigel Osborne, with accompanying film, that charts the journey of a refugee using the words of child refugees that Nigel has met and worked with through his work with SAWA, a charity in Lebanon working with Syrian refugees.
03-03-2018  -  03-03-2018
Looking out onto the same Mediterranean Sea, but from opposite sides of the coast, Turkish-Kurdish poet Bejan Matur and Italian jazz pianist Stefano Battaglia have synthesised their art in an exploration of the recent refugee crisis. With the Mediterranean as their stage, Matur and Battaglia have created a one-off performance inspired by its culture, history and mythology, uniting their poetry and music to question the meaning of home for all of humanity, past and present.
01-03-2018  -  01-03-2018
the sea
Toyland is at war. Written by children in response to the refugee crisis, Cut the Cord presents Beyond the Blue.
15-02-2018  -  17-02-2018
beyond the blue
Welcome Cinema + Kitchen kicks off 2018 with a screening of Oscar winning boxing documentary, WHEN WE WERE KINGS. The evening begins with Welcome Kitchen’s infamous supper club. Dishes from Africa to Asia make up a ‘world food plate’.
31-01-2018  -  31-01-2018
When we were kings
Alien Land is a devised solo show inspired by The Secret Life of Saeed the Pessoptimist, the first science fiction novel in the Middle East. Performed in Arabic with English surtitles, it is a dark comedy which looks at life under occupation and the contemporary refugee experience from a radical new perspective.
24-01-2018  -  28-01-2018
Alien Land
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