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Platforma Festival 2015
22nd May 2015

The third Platforma Festival will take place in Leicester across the first week of November. Following events in London (2011) and Manchester (2013) this year the Festival will, for the first time, have a special event for international delegates – Platforma International (4th November)

The central event of the Festival will be the Platforma Conference (5-6 November)  in partnership with De Montfort University and ArtReach. The Conference brings together artists in all disciplines, organisations, academics and anyone with an interest in the arts by, about and with refugees. This year, in a mix of plenary sessions and workshops, subjects will include: – arts and activism – approaches to participatory work and performance – how organisations can attract audiences from refugee backgrounds – Roma culture in the context of migration and exile – climate change, refugees and the arts – art therapy – photography with young people – crafts – social media for artists and organisations.

More details here:

Booking is now open:

Details of the full range of events and performances taking place across the city will be published shortly.