Posted by Platforma.editor on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 10:08
Posted by Platforma.editor on Friday, May 27, 2011 - 09:54
Update (15 June 2011): This funding stream is now closed and applications are no longer being accepted From the British Red Cross: Grants of between £50 and up to £1000 are available to help to support youth action activities that promote more positive attitudes towards vulnerable migrants and awareness of development issues. Through the Positive Images youth action competition funded projects can also nominate a young person to take part in the Austrian Youth Red Cross international youth camp, 13-17 July 2011. Grants are for schools, colleges, universities, youth groups and student groups working with young people aged 12 to 25. If you are a group of older young people, aged 18-25, such as a youth group or student group, you can also...
Posted by YorksHumber on Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 21:40
REFUGEE WEEK 2011 TEXTILE ROAD EXHIBITION As part of this year’s Refugee Week celebrations, we are creating a Textile exhibition in Hull City Centre and we would like you to get involved! Do you sew, knit, weave, embroider or appliqué? We would like people to create textile artworks for the exhibition inspired by the idea of journeys, culture and traditions. The pieces will be on the scale of a Prayer Mat (approx 95cm high x 65cm wide), and you can use any fabrics and techniques you like... If you would like to meet other makers and share fabric and ideas, TEXTILE WORKSHOPS for the project will be held at Artlink, the Community Enterprise Centre, and Hull History Centre from 23rd May to 11th June. Contact Artlink by 7th June to register...
Posted by Platforma.editor on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 14:43
Posted by YorksHumber on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 14:34
Sierra Leone's fantastic Refugee All Stars band are on tour in UK in June and have a spare night on Tuesday 21st June www.myspace.com/therefugeeallstars They play: Liverpool on 19th June London on 20th Free date on 21st (pref Midlands or North England) Hull on 22nd Any promoter/venue or organisation interested in booking them...please contact as soon as possible Paul Gower from Northern Refugee Centre Office: 01482 214 178
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 10:36
Celebrating Sanctuary Festival Birmingham’s Celebrating Sanctuary Festival is a world music festival with a diff
Posted by W.Midlands on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 10:36
Celebrating Sanctuary Festival Birmingham’s Celebrating Sanctuary Festival is a world music festival with a difference. Focusing on the music of refugee-producing countries and showcasing and promoting artists-in-exile, the festival celebrates the contributions that refugees and forced migrants have made to Birmingham. At the core of our events is a shared awareness of the issues affecting refugees in the city, the UK, and across the world. Our music is about cross-pollination, fusion, revolution and resistance. This is music that has crossed continents, faced unspeakable challenges, and embraced new cultures. This is the music of the survivor; the sound of cultural openness, personal courage, and resilience forged through struggle...
Posted by Platforma.editor on Friday, May 13, 2011 - 10:28
Posted by Wales on Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 11:57
The Cardiff sleep-out to raise awareness about destitution among refused asylum seekers on 25th February was a great success with over 40 people coming down over the evening to show their support of the sleep-out, its aim to raise awareness against the government’s unfair policy of forcing refused asylum seekers into destitution by stopping financial and accommodation support 21 days after their claim for asylum has been turned down. Watch a fantastic short film made by Simon Bartlett about the sleep-out. To see more photos from the night, go to our facebook fan page.
Posted by Wales on Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 11:50
Refugee Week 2011 is well on its way. We are very busy planning and organizing the week long of activities from June 20 – 26, 2011. This year, the launch will be held in Wrexham and will include music and cultural activities to kick start this wonderful event. The theme will be in keeping with the 60th Anniversary of the Refugee Convention, dubbed “60 years of Contribution”. For more information visit www.refugeeweek.org.uk We will be updating our site soon on all the upcoming events. If you wish to get involved, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by London on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 12:34
Are you a passionate singer, musician or dancer? Would you like to get involved in an innovative and cross cultural dance and music project? Luca Silvestrini (renowned Artistic Director & Choreographer) and Andy Pink (Composer) have been commissioned by Greenwich Dance to create Crossroads; a dance and live music performance involving a cross-generational, diverse, international cast. The project uses ideas of crossing generations, crossing styles of dance, crossing cultures and of course crossing spaces with movement and music. The idea of travelling whether that is in the everyday, through life or migrating to another country is central to the project. Crossroads will be staged outdoors within the stunning Royal Naval College and...
Posted by Platforma.editor on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 10:25
Posted by Platforma.editor on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 10:10
Posted by London on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 16:36
Posted by London on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 18:11
REFUGE IN FILMS 2011 @ the BFI Southbank On 24th, 25th & 26th June 2011 Refuge In Films is a 3 day festival created by young people from around the world working together to make positive change and challenge the negative media stereotypes about refuge and migration. This year the theme of the festival is 1951! -to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the UN Convention on Refugees – so please feel free to join us in dressing 1950s style with an international twist! It will be a wonderful weekend full of films, workshops, discussions, Q&A sessions with directors and curators, inspiration, aspiration and celebration! Highlights include: Friday 24th: Launch party – join us for rock’n’roll dancing & a...
Posted by Platforma.editor on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 11:48
Posted by London on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 11:44
Posted by London on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 09:49
Posted by Platforma.editor on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 10:55
Posted by Platforma.editor on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 15:54
A great article by writer Peter Mortimer in The Journal about how he and colleagues travelled to West Beirut to work with Palestinian refugees. The children in the refugee camp performed one of Mortimer's fables, Croak The King and a Change in the Weather, and subsequently came to England to perform it on Tyneside. Mortimer and others have now established the Shatila Theatre Trust "to broaden cultural links between the camp and this region's artists" See: http://www.journallive.co.uk/north-east-news/todays-news/2011/03/31/the-croak-that-is-being-heard-all-over-the-world-61634-28433521/