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...
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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...
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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/
Posted by Platforma.editor on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 10:12
The Knowing Ways Conference, held on the 8th 9th & 10th of September at the Edinburgh North Arts Centre, will bring together international partners to investigate and disseminate knowledge about critical learning in arts practice through the following four strands of inquiry: Arts & Human Rights Arts & Health Artists and Critical Learning Developing international practice - no mean model The conference provides a forum for reviewing recent economic, political and policy agendas and considering the challenges, dilemmas and opportunities they present to arts practitioners and the related professional fields. Contributions are invited from artists, educators, health practitioners, social and...
Posted by W.Midlands on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 10:10
Celebrating Sanctuary Birmingham Committee Members Needed! Celebrating Sanctuary Birmingham, the charity which runs the annual Celebrating Sanctuary Festival and events for Refugee Week, is looking for new committee members, particularly those with an arts and arts management background. CSB runs music, arts and awareness-raising events across Birmingham, provides workshops in schools, and works to develop musicians from refugee backgrounds and affirm the message that seeking sanctuary is a human right. (See www.celebrating-sanctuary.org.uk) Skills needed The organisation has expanded its activities in recent years and is looking for members who can bring more expertise in the following areas: Organising arts...
Posted by Platforma.editor on Monday, January 31, 2011 - 12:58
Negotiating the class system, learning to love the weather and enduring the loss of status… They're just some of the challenges that await refugees arriving in Britain. Read the article here.
Posted by Platforma.editor on Monday, January 31, 2011 - 11:49
A British archeologist whose team has discovered a spectacular array of prehistoric cave paintings in Somaliland, in the Gulf of Aden, has warned that they are in danger of being destroyed. The paintings, thought to be between 3,000 and 5,000 years old, depict male hunters and female dancers surrounded by animals ranging from turtles to giraffes and elephants. The works are among about 100 ancient sites uncovered by the team led by Sada Mire, 34, a Somali-born archeologist working with University College London. Hear an interview with Sada here.
Posted by Alko on Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 12:21