(Mar 24) My Escape from North Korea

KCL Amnesty International will be hosting a panel discussion with Young-II Kim, a North Korean refugee and founder of PSCORE Organisation (People for Successful Corean Reunification). He will give a talk about his story of escape from North Korea, human rights abuses in the country, and a background to PSCORE. When: Friday 24th March   18:00 … Continue reading (Mar 24) My Escape from North Korea

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(Mar 20-25) Listen: Giving a Voice to Refugees

A pop-­up sound installation exhibition, dedicated to giving a voice to refugees whose voices are not heard, by allowing the community to listen to the individual stories of why people are migrating from a migrant’s perspective. The personal stories of refugees will be transmitted through 20 suspended headphones; and later the audience can share their … Continue reading (Mar 20-25) Listen: Giving a Voice to Refugees

(Mar 16-17) Uncomfortable Conversations in a Foreign Land

Foundation for  Women's Health, Research & Development (FOWARD) is holding a community based theatre production that looks at the stories of African migrants in the UK who are having conversations for the first time about the challenges of integration, identity and abandoning Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) as a traditional practice. Each performance is followed by a panel discussion … Continue reading (Mar 16-17) Uncomfortable Conversations in a Foreign Land

(Mar 16-19) #FancyATeaWithARefugee – Who Are We?

Who Are We? reflects on identity, belonging, migration and citizenship through arts and audience participation in the back of a tail lift van. Conceptual Artist Alketa Xhafa Mripa’s Refugees Welcome seeks public participation, recreating the welcoming feeling she experienced when she was new to the UK. The interactive exhibition is curated by Tate Exchange Associates: … Continue reading (Mar 16-19) #FancyATeaWithARefugee – Who Are We?

(Mar 15) Conceptualising Fashion and Culture: A Cultural & Historical Studies Research Showcase

Department of Cultural and Historical Studies (CHS) at London College of Fashion will showcase the extensive research done and on-going by the department as part of the UAL Research Fortnight 2017. The research projects include: Labour, Creative Practice and the Performance of Self Online chair: Agnès Rocamora, Reader in Social and Cultural Studies Immigration, Ethnicity, and … Continue reading (Mar 15) Conceptualising Fashion and Culture: A Cultural & Historical Studies Research Showcase

(Mar 14) Better Lives Lecture Series 2017: SOCIETY – We Are All Migrants

Centre for Sustainable Fashion at London College of Fashion is hosting a panel discussion on the dynamics of refugeehood around the world today with the stories by  Helen Storey, Loukia Constantinou and Liz McLafferty of their recent experiences during visits to the Za’atari Refugee Camp in Jordan and the inspirational young women they met there. When: … Continue reading (Mar 14) Better Lives Lecture Series 2017: SOCIETY – We Are All Migrants

(Mar 14) Diversity Matters Beyond Borders – A Launching Showcase at UAL

A launch event by Diversity Matters - Beyond Borders - including music, art, film and presentations on the on-going projects, a showcase by  ArA, Pianist Without Borders, FX (Efe Ikeuseu) and a mini market selling head wraps and accessories by Wrap Star Accessories.  The on-going projects include (check out their Facebook for more details): Thumbs Up … Continue reading (Mar 14) Diversity Matters Beyond Borders – A Launching Showcase at UAL

Events Next Week (Feb 27-Mar 5)

Here are the coming up events in London which are carefully picked by us, on the criteria of passion-driven! Monday 27th Spoken Word for Refugees #Identity - the event will be exploring the theme of identity in increasingly divided societies in the format of Spoken Word – performance poetry and storytelling style. Tuesday 28th Our Voices - A bit … Continue reading Events Next Week (Feb 27-Mar 5)

(Mar 5) Migrant Connections Festival

This day-event is a creative, community- and connection-building for migrants and refugees in London. Throughout the day, there will be films, talks, live music, spoken music and inclusive workshops for everyone interested. This is an inclusive safe space, open and to people from all backgrounds created to celebrate diversity. When: 5th March 10:00-17:00 Where: Praxis … Continue reading (Mar 5) Migrant Connections Festival