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Interested in migration? Check out these films, plays, exhibitions, talks and other events happening in and around Glasgow this month. And if you're holding an event or spot something we've missed, let us know and we'll add it to our list. Email info@migrantvoice.org.

 

TALKS AND DISCUSSIONS

 

* The Chatty Cafe Scheme, provides space for anyone and everyone to interact and learn from one another: whether you are seeking to improve your English, or looking to create new connections through a cuppa and a chat, every Tues, 10am, free, St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, Castle St, G4.

 

Saturday 2 February

* Stand Up to Racism Scotland Conference 2019, conference seeking to discuss how we can dismantle, or at the very least challenge, institutional racism, 12-5pm, free, Unison, 84 Bell St, G1.

 

Tuesday 5 February

* EU citizens & Brexit: info session with immigration lawyer, EU embassies in the UK - European Commission Representation UK, 6-8pm, City Halls & Old Fruitmarket, G1.

 

Wednesday 6th February

* Glasgow Solidarity Demo for Stansted15 Sentencing, 5.30pm, Buchanan Galleries steps, G1.

 

Thursday 7 February

* Migration and Social Inclusion in Scotland and Europe, a day of discussion on subjects such as social inclusion and asylum policy, 10.30am-6.30pm, The WiSE Centre for Economic Justice, The Lantern, Glasgow Caledonian University, G4.

 

Saturday 9 February

* Never Again! Rock Against Racism and the ANL, Glasgow launch of Dave Renton’s new book on racism in the 1970s. Renton is an activist and will be exploring Rock Against Racism and the Anti Nazi League, in turn discussing how to challenge the far right in contemporary times, 2.30pm, free, Scottish Trades Union Congress, 333 Woodlands Rd, G3.

 

Sunday 10 February

* Faith to Faith, the final discussion in the Faith to Faith series (a collaboration between St Mungo Museum and Interfaith Glasgow) featuring a diverse group of speakers “offering personal insights into topical issues and debates over a cuppa in an informal and friendly environment”, 2pm, free, St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, Castle St, G4.

 

Monday 11 February

* Stories of Greek and Cypriot Migration to Scotland's Largest City, talk by Nicholas Kyriacou of Scottish Hellenic Society (Glasgow) explores the oral history of Greek and Cypriot migrants to Glasgow from the 1940s through to the present day, 6-7pm, free Mitchell Library, G3.

 

Friday 15th January

* Education, Migration and the Urban, delivered by Research Fellow Carli Rowell, this presentation addresses common knowledge regarding education, the global south and development, whilst exploring core issues applicable to education in urban contexts, 12pm, free, Room 201, St Andrew’s Building, University of Glasgow, G3.

 

Sunday 17 February

*The SANE Collective: Nitty Gritty of the City, brings together different organisations, communities, individuals and campaigns to discuss a comprehensive city-focus strategy, described as  “a social movement of different social movements”, free event but ticketed on Eventbrite, 1-5pm, Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow, 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2.

 

Monday 18th February

* Refugee and Asylum Seekers Rights to Housing, a seminar of interest to solicitors (and trainees) working in housing law; to housing advisors and staff, charity workers and advice workers, 10am, £65.27-£97.61, 134 Renfrew St, G3.

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

* Nelson Mandela: The Centenary Exhibition, a touring exhibition marking the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth, and his journey from young freedom fighter to becoming South Africa’s first democratically elected president, free, The Lighthouse (Gallery One), 11 Mitchell Lane, G1.

 

* Lucy Beech: Reproductive Exile, film following a woman engaging in cross-border, assisted reproduction, 12pm-5pm daily, free, Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, G41, until 9 February.

 

* The New Scots, launched in June 2018, this exhibition displays objects chosen or donated by refugees and former asylum seekers who have settled in Glasgow over the past 20 years, and features a film documenting the project and stories told by those involved, free, St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, Castle St, G4, until 28 February.

 

Saturday 2nd February

* A Chinese New Year Celebration, child-friendly celebration of the Year of the Pig with seasonal crafts, from 1.30pm, free, St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, Castle St, G4.

 

Thursday 28 February – Saturday 9 March

* Intermedia: Migrating Eye, Lotte Gertz, a new series of work exploring themes of the everyday, typography and personal histories, free, Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA), 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2.

 

PERFORMANCE

 

Saturday 2 February

* We Stand With the Stansted 15!, a fundraising night to show Glasgow’s unity with the #Stansted15 ahead of their court date, includes four live music acts and a talk delivered by one of the Stansted 15, 7pm, £5-£10, The Rum Shack, 657 Pollokshaws Rd, G41.

 

Saturday 2 February

* Aba Shanti I, a night of inspirational roots reggae, celebrating Aba’s vibe of unity: ‘all races, all creeds, all genders. We don’t segregate, we integrate’, hosted by Bass Warrior Sound System/Saltire Sound System, 11pm-5am, £10/£12, The African Arts Centre, 228 Edmiston Drive, G51.

 

Friday 8 – Saturday 9 February

* The Trojans, a new adaptation of Euripides’ anti-war tragedy, written and acted by a cast of Syrian refugees living in Glasgow, performed in Arabic (with subtitles) and English, £0-£8.50, Platform, The Bridge, 1000 Westerhouse Rd, G34.

 

Friday 15 – Saturday 16 February

* The Dark, explores the journey taken by a four-year old and his mother to escape a war-ridden country, 7.45pm, £13/£17, Tron Theatre, 63 Trongate, G1.

 

FILM

 

Friday 1 February

* CinemaAttic: Colombian Contemporary Animation, brings together a series of rarely seen, classic and contemporary Colombian animated short films, investigating the influence of Carlos Santos, “the father of experimental animation in Colombia” amongst a whole generation of animators in Latin America, £7 (£6) + £1 booking fee, 8pm, Center for Contemporary Arts Glasgow, 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2.

 

Wednesday 6 February

* Piripkura, in Mariana Oliva’s documentary, the last two surviving members of the Piripkura people, a nomadic tribe in Brazil, struggle to maintain their indigenous way of life amidst the region's massive deforestation, 6pm, Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA), 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2.

 

Saturday 9 February

* Les Enfants De Mishwar, a film about life in Lebanese refugee camps for young people, 7pm, tickets by donation, Andalus, 213 New City Road, G4.

 

Sunday 10 February

* UK Jewish Film: Budapest Noir, revisits film noir classics in a stylish reimagining of Budapest shortly before the Second World War, following a reporter’s investigation into the mysterious death of a Jewish woman, £8 + £1 booking fee, 2:45pm, Center for Contemporary Arts Glasgow, 350 Sauchiehall Street G2.

Monday 18 February

* Women’s support project: The Uncondemned, tells the true story of a group of lawyers, activists and Rwandan women’s fight for justice and the recognition of rape as a war crime in Rwanda, £5 + £1 booking fee, 6pm, Center for Contemporary Arts Glasgow, 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2.

 

Thursday 21 February

* Film Screening and Q&A: Tony Romano and Corin Sworn's 'The Coat', a contemporary adaptation of a comedy by ancient Greek playwright Aristophanes, which challenges common presentations of the migrant, through the story of a young man and his daughter and the characters they meet on their journey from Albania to Calabria in search for a better life, free, 6-8pm, Andrew Stewart Cinema, Gilmorehill Halls, 9 University Avenue G12.

 

Thursday 28 February

* Complicity, desperate for a better life, Chinese immigrant Chen Liang (Lu Yulai) is now living illegally in Japan. His phone and fake ID cost him a fortune but when he receives a call and offer of employment intended for someone else, his new life begins in a soba restaurant as the apprentice to an elderly chef, 6pm, Glasgow Film Theatre, G3.

 

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Coventry Media Lab http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/coventry-media-lab-300119124332.html  Migrant Voice - Coventry Media Lab

Following up on our successful Media Training in December 2018 in Birmingham, Migrant Voice is organising a special Media Lab training workshop in Coventry on Monday 18 February, 2019.

Asylum seekers, refugees and migrants from all over the world but living in Coventry, please join us to learn skills that will make your voices heard.

Recognised journalists, media and communication professionals will lead the sessions.

Testimony from a Media Lab participant: "I used to ask myself who are all these non-migrants talking on behalf of us, migrants, asylum seekers or refugees? I had a voice, I've always had a voice but I didn't simply know how to make it heard. Thanks to Migrant Voice and the Media Lab Training, now I feel empowered to tell my story and show the true face of our treatment to the whole world".

Venue: Coventry Peace House, 311 Stoney Stanton Road, Coventry, CV6 5DS.

Date: Monday 18 February, 2019. Time: 11:00 AM to 5:00PM.

Programme:

11:00AM: Welcome & Registration

11:30 - 1:30: first session (How to use mobile phones and cameras to have a voice in a digital world and to have your stories told) – Photo journalist TBC

1:30 - 2:30: Lunch break

2:40 - 4:30: second session: Video Training on Techniques of Communication - Almamy

The two sessions are independent of each other and it is possible to attend only one of them.

This is a free training with Free Refreshments & bus passes will be refunded to those unwaged

For more information or early registration, please contact: Almamy@migrantvoice.org or 07804 634 857

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Media Lab for International Migrants Day http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/media-lab-for-international-migrants-291118121502.html  Migrant Voice - Media Lab for International Migrants Day

We are delighted to invite you to a special Media Lab training workshop in preparation for International Migrants Day 2018.

The Media Lab session will take place on 11 December at Migrant Voice, VAI, 200A Pentonville Road, London N1 9JP

Every year on International Migrants Day, December 18, Migrant Voice joins in the celebrations of the amazing contribution of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees from all over the world but living in the U.K. This year marks the 18th anniversary of the International Migrant Day and a strong reminder for resilience, unity and togetherness at the eve of Brexit.

MV is gearing up for the launch of this special celebration 2018 by organising a special Media Lab. Join us on the 11th for one or both of our sessions:

Session 1 from 4.30-6.00 on writing letters to the editor

Learn how to develop a clear message and put it across in a letter to the editor format

(Facilitated by Daniel Nelson, Editor and freelance journalist. He has worked on and edited newspapers, magazines, news services and online operations in Bangladesh, Hong Kong, India, The Philippines, Uganda, UK and West Africa; trained journalists in a dozen countries including at City University in London.)

Session 2 from 6.30-8.30 will focus on will focus on making videos using your mobile phone

Learn storytelling using film - including structuring, scripting and planning a film

(Facilitated by Simon Whitlock and Reya El-Salahi. Simon works for BBC and was previously a Video Producer for London Live News working on both features and news stories. Before joining the press he worked for NGO's and community organisations

Reya is a journalist and presenter.)

We will be organising other sessions in Glasgow and Birmingham and our various activities for International Migrants Day across the.

For further queries and to confirm your attendance contact: Anne@migrantvoice.org indicating whether you want to attend session 1 or 2 or both.

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Media Lab for International Migrants Day http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/media-lab-for-international-migrants-231118133739.html  Migrant Voice - Media Lab for International Migrants Day

Special Media Lab training workshop for International Migrants Day 2018

When: 4 December 2018

Time: 3.00-5.30pm and 6-8.30pm

Where: Birmingham

Why: every year on International Migrants Day December 18, Migrant Voice celebrates the amazing contribution of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees from all over the world but living in the U.K. This year marks the 18th anniversary of the International Migrant Day and a strong reminder for resilience, unity and togetherness at the eve of Brexit.

MV is gearing up for the launch of this special celebration 2018.

Recognised journalist, media and communication professionals will lead the MV Media Lab Training Sessions to help Migrants’ voices heard in the media.

The first Media Lab Training is organised by MV Birmingham Branch and will take place on the 4 December 2018.

Session 1 from 3.00-5.30pm will focus on making videos using your mobile phone

Session 2 from 6.00-8.30 will focus on writing letters to the editor.

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”

Migrants from the diaspora, from street cleaners, factory workers, taxi drivers, NHS staff, students, military and police forces, lawyers, teachers, engineers, academics to the entrepreneurs and self-employed, and no matter what your beliefs are, let us be united and celebrate our unsung amazing contributions to the UK.

We will be organising other sessions in London and Glasgow and our various activities for International Migrants Day across the country include Media Lab Training in interview techniques, video making, letters to the editor, testimonies, film and videos.

More information will follow.

For further queries Contact: Anne@migrantvoice.org

For early registration (free) please contact: Almamy@migrantvoice.org or 07804 634 857

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launch of PARTICIPATE. iNTEGRATION - a new national integration campaign in the UK http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/launch-of-participate-integration--071118104939.html  Migrant Voice - launch of PARTICIPATE. iNTEGRATION - a new national integration campaign in the UK

Please join us for the launch of a new national integration campaign in the UK: PARTICIPATE. iNTEGRATION.

Migrant Voice, is teaming up with MoneyGram on the national initiative where non-government organisations supporting the integration of migrants and refugees can submit funding applications through the campaign website.

The launch of the initiative will take place on Tuesday 13 November, 6-8pm, at Migrant Voice, 200A Pentonville Road, London N1 9JP.

Migrant Voice and three other organisations around the country will deliver the first projects funded as part of the new national initiative. Migrant Voice’s project involves the production of a series of videos in cities around the country.

PARTICIPATE. iNTEGRATION is the first time we have worked with business organisations but it is a crucially important moment in Britain. Brexit and political upheavals around the world have put migration in the spotlight and whatever happens politically in the next few months the lives of hundreds of thousands of migrants will be affected – and so will the lives of the British people.

The UK campaign originated in Germany with the support of two German organisations, Kalic Media and IT Hilft, which are also backing the initiative in the UK.

To learn more and to submit applications for integration initiatives go to https://www.participate-integration.eu

Please join us to learn more about the new initiative. To confirm your attendance, please email anne@migrantvoice.org

 

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Birmingham Media Lab http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/birmingham-media-lab-071118104749.html  Migrant Voice - Birmingham Media Lab

Please join us at our next Migrant Voice Media Lab training:  Wednesday 24 October 11am till 2pm at the Meena centre, Well street, Birmingham B19 3BG.

This Media Lab session will cover techniques we picked up from the media training run by ITV the week before. It will also be a practical session where we will go online using social media and getting involved in debates around the hostile environment, brexit, and what we as migrants contribute to the UK.

To join, please email or what's app Salman  07758191798 salman@migrantvoice.org

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ITV media training session for MV members in West Midlands http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/itv-media-training-session-for-071118104236.html  Migrant Voice - ITV media training session for MV members in West Midlands

Migrant Voice is offering its members in Birmingham in West Midlands an exciting opportunity:

ITV are looking to run a media training session on Wednesday 17 October in Nottingham 2pm till 5pm.

Women are particularity underrepresented in interviews and the media so to redress the balance ITV are looking for 6 women to train. This is a unique opportunity to develop your media skills.

The session will include mock interviews and how to present your story to a journalist.

The aim is to develop a team of "go to" people so that when ITV (and other news outlets) want a human interest story or viewpoint on immigration in the UK we will have a ready made task force.

As members of Migrant Voice we only know too well that a lot of stories about migration are negative, ITV have given an opportunity to develop some of our members' skills to challenge that.

The pieces of work produced at the training will be presented privately to the Quarterly Diversity meeting at ITV, However we hope that members who participate will be willing to be contacted when needed to speak to the media.

If you are interested in attending please contact Salman either via email salman@migrantvoice.org or whatsapp 07758191798 with a brief outline of why you want to attend including how you hope to apply your new skills to be available to be interviewed in the future by the press on issues around migration.

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Our exhibition from the Changing Lenses, London stories of integration http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/our-exhibition-from-the-changing-071118103223.html  Migrant Voice - Our exhibition from the Changing Lenses, London stories of integration

Our exhibition from the Changing Lenses, London stories of integration project opens on August 29th 7pm and is on until September 21st at the Guardian, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU. The exhibition is open Monday-Sunday 10am-6pm.

This exhibition of photos and writing is the culmination of our ‘Changing Lenses: London Stories of Integration’ project, which brings communities together to creates better understanding amongst the public of migrants’ experiences of integration.

We explored definitions of integration, our own experiences, what helps and hinders integration and what creates a sense of belonging and community. This exhibition is a reflection of some of our experiences and views.

We have only limited spaces for the exhibition opening night August 29th 7pm. These will be allocated on a first come basis and only by confirming your attendance to anne@migrantvoice.org

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External events July http://www.migrantvoice.org//external-events-july-150718190504.html  Migrant Voice - External events July

Talks and Discussions 

Monday 2 July
* Anita Rani In Conversation, 7-8.15pm, £7, Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, SW7. Info: 7591 3000/ www.rgs.org/events
* The “People’s War on Terror” in Xinjiang, Adrian Zenz, 5-6.30pm, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh street, WC1. 
Info: sci@soas.ac.uk/ 78984823
* Ratnaboli Ray and Meenakshi Ganguly, discussion with the founder of Anjali and the South Asia director at Human Rights Watch, 5pm, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh street, WC1.
 Info: ssai@soas.ac.uk
* Decolonial Judaism: Jews, Antisemitism and the Global South, Santiago Slabodsky, 6.30—8pm, Birkbeck, Clore Management Centre, Torrington Square, WC1. 
Info: 7631 6881/ 
pearsinstitute.bbk.ac.uk/

Thursday 5 July
* Improving mental health care in humanitarian crises, Nour Kik, Alison Schafer, Natalya Kostandova, 2-3.30pm, Overseas Development Institute. Blackfriars Road, 203 Blackfriars Road, SE1.
 Info: 7922 0300/ odi@odi.org
* Inspired by India: An evening of Picture Books and Conversations, book launch & panel discussion with Chitra Soundar, Poonam Mistry, Ranjit Singh, Mehrdokht Amini, 6.30pm, Nehru Centre, 8 South Audley Street, W1. 
Info: 74 913 567/74 932 019/ programmeassistant@nehrucentre.org.uk
* A New Politics for an Age of Crisis, George Monbiot, 1pm, Royal Society of Arts, 8 John Adam Street, WC2. 
Info: 7930 5115/ general@rsa.org.uk
* Canning Paper Presentation: the Latin American Pharmaceutical Industry, Andrew Thompson, 6-7:30pm, £15/£7.50, Canning House,126 Wigmore Street, W1. Info: 7811 5600/ events@canninghouse.org/ www.canninghouse.org
* Traditions of Liberation Education, with focus on Palestine, Karma Nabulsi, Hugh Starkey, 6:30-8pm, free, lvin Hall, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way. 
Info: www.arabbritishcentre.org.uk/

Saturday 7 July
* Nigeria: Aspects of Culture and Environment, one-day conference bringing together aspects of the study of Nigerian traditional and modern culture,including film, together with its natural environment, with Graham Furnissand Ini Dele-Adedeji, 10am-5:30pm, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh street, WC1.
 Info: derek.sawyer@btinternet.com
Tuesday 10 July
* Britain Should Rewild its Uplands, debate with Mark Cocker, George Monbiot, Minette Batters, Rory Stewart, 7pm, £20/£10, Emmanuel Centre, 9-23 Marsham Street, SW1. 
Info: www.intelligencesquared.com/

Wednesday 11 July
* Mexico 2018: post-election analysis, Rodrigo Aguilera, Thomas Rath, 6-7:30pm, £15/ £7.50, Canning House, 126 Wigmore Street, W1.
 Info: 7811 5600/ events@canninghouse.org/ www.canninghouse.org
* Social Movement Activist Dialogue, panel discussion with Lin Fei-Fan, Wei Yang, Nai-Chia Chen, Dafydd Fell, 6:30pm, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh street, WC1.
 Info: 7637 2388
Monday 16 July
* Mandela: The Legacy Debate, 7:30pm, free, Southbank Centre, belvedere Road, SE1.
Info: www.southbankcentre.co.uk/ 
* Will Democracy Survive the Age of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, David Wood, Indra Adnan and Lina Dencik, 6.30-8.30pm, £5, Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, WC1.
 Info: 7405 1818

Tuesday 17 July
* Celebrating Nelson Mandela: His Letters, His Legacy, Josette Bushell-Mingo, Gary Younge, Jackie Kay,  Zoe Wicomb, Jay Bernard, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Errollyn Wallen, 6:30—9pm, £15-£25, Union Chapel, 19b Compton Terrace, N1. 
Info: 7226 1686/ www.unionchapel.org.uk
Wednesday 18 July
* London 1938: ‘As much as I have an accent in my language, I have an accent in my painting’: Émigré Artists in Britain after 1933, Monica Bohm-Duchen, 6:30-8pm, free, The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust & Genocide, Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square, WC1.
 Info: 7636 7247
* Venezuela Update, Diego Moya-Ocampos, Carlos Bellorin, Alejandro Arenas-Pinto, 6-7.30pm, £15/£7.50pm, Canning House, 126 Wigmore Street, W1. 
Info: www.canninghouse.org/
Thursday 19 July
* Misr and Mosque: Architectural Splendour and Political Authority, illustrated talk by Ruba Kana’an, 6-8pm, £15, Park Gallery. 
Info: www.eventbrite.co.uk/

Thursday 19 Sunday -  22 July
* Africa Utopia, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1.
 Info: www.southbankcentre.co.uk/
Programme includes
20-21 July, WOKE, play that follows two women’s fight for civil rights
21 July, Presidents of Laughrica, diaspora comedians address issues facing Africa. She Called Me Woman, readings exploring what it means to be a queer Nigerian woman United States of Africa: The Future of Pan-Africanism, discussion. 
22 July, Reverse Colonialism, interactive performance set in a new utopian nation. Pan-Africanism and Me, speakers reflect on how they have been affected by various movements. I/Mages of Tomorrow: Sustaining Black Sci-Fi Futures, an anti-conference that envisions black, POC, disabled, queer, trans and feminist future
Saturday 21 July
* Numbi Festival, celebration of heritage, East and British Somali community, featuring storytelling, films, poetry, music and literature on the theme of Repair and Rebellion, £8-£12, Rich Mix. 
Info: www.numbi.org

Friday 27 July
* Heart of the Race, meet the authors of a book about the collective experience of Black women in Britain, and their relationship to the British state, 7-9pm, £3, Black Cultural Archives, 1 Windrush Square, SW2. 
Info: 3757 8500/ INFO@BCAHERITAGE.ORG.UK/ blackculturalarchives.org/

Sunday 29 July
* Turning the Tide on Plastic, Lucy Siegle, 3-4.30pm, £8/£4, Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, WC1. Info: 7405 1818


EXHIBITIONS
* Lingering Ghosts, exhibition by Sam Ivin about how the UK migration system treats arrivals seeking safety, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, WC2, until 31 August.

* Windrush: Songs in a Strange Land, why did people come? What did they leave behind? And how did they shape Britain?, British Library, 96 Euston Road, NW1, until 28 October. 
Info: (0)1937 546546/ boxoffice@bl.uk

* The Adamah Papers,  exhibition that follows a British-Ghanaian family’s journey in which they rediscover their rich heritage and connection to royalty, and which gives insight into Ghana’s history, British occupation,  resistance to colonialism and many generations of family history, free, Black Archives, Windrush Square, Brixton, SW2. 
Info: blackculturalarchives.org/
+ 12 July, 23 August, Curator's talks, 7-8.30pm
+ Full Black Cultural Archives events programme
 
* No Turning Back: Seven Migration Moments that Changed Britain, art, photography and personal stories,  Migration Museum, 26 Lambeth High Street, SE1, until 9 September + A Polaroid for a Refugee, a project by photographer Giovanna del Sarto depicting points of transition in the lives of individual refugees, until 21 July.
Info: www.migrationmuseum.org
+ Migration moments to remember
* Choose Love, Lakwena’s mural of the Help Refugees slogan, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1, until 4 July.
Info: customer@southbankcentre.co.uk/ 3879 9555
* Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008-2018, free, Design Museum, W8, until 12 August.
 Info: 3862 5900
* Splendours of the Subcontinent + A Prince's Tour of India 1875/6, £12/£10/£6, The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, until 14 October.
* James Cook: The Voyages, British Library, 96 Euston Road, NW1, until 28 August.
 Info: (0)1937 546546/ boxoffice@bl.uk

+ British Library all exhibition events

* Rapid Response Collecting, tiny but fascinating exhibit of new acquisitions that ranges from a Ghanaian "power bank phone" to shoes that show Western designers' belated realisation that the pink colour 'nude' did not apply to all the world's population, free, Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road
+ Burkinis and bullets at the V&A
* London, Sugar & Slavery , permanent gallery at the Museum of Docklands, No 1 Warehouse, West India Quay, E14. 
Info: info@museumoflondon.org.uk
* Atlantic Worlds, transatlantic slave trade gallery, National Maritime Museum, Park Row, SE1.
 Info: 8858 4422/
* Lee Bul: Crashing, painting, sculpture, performance and installation by the South Korean artrist, Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1, until 19 August. 
Info: www.southbankcentre.co.uk / 3879 9555    

from 17 July
* Nelson Mandela: The Centenary Exhibition 2018, exhibition about his fight for equality, 10am-11pm daily, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1, until 19 August.
 PERFORMANCE
* The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives, scandalous, engrossing tale of sexual politics and family strife in modern-day Nigeria. Lola Shoneyin’s bestselling novel bursts on to the stage in a vivid adaptation by Rotimi Babatunde, directed by Femi Elufowoju Jr, Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street, E8, until 21 July. 
Info: 7503 1646
+ Unveiling the secrets of Baba Segi's wives
* The Jungle, originally staged at the Young Vic in 2017, this  is  a powerful dramatic story about life in the former Calais refugee camp, based on the experience in the camp of the production’s two artistic directors who set up the Good Chance Theatre, Playhouse, Northumberland Avenue, WC2, until 3 November. 
Info: 0844 871 7631
* The lore of the Jungle
+ 'We're bringing Calais to the West End'


* Shebeen, a hot, humid summer in Nottingham, 1958. Tempers are flaring and Teddy Boys are on the march. Jamaican couple Pearl and George are helping Caribbean migrants to cut loose at their Shebeen – a forbidden party with drinks, music, food, and carefree attitudes, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Gerry Raffles Square, Stratford E15, until 7 July. 
Info: 8534 8310
 * Spun,  Rabiah Hussain's play looks through the eyes of two British Pakistani Muslim girls from East London, as extremes from all sides take hold of the city, Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street, E8, until 28 July. 
Info: 7503 1646

Sunday 1 July
* Singing Our Lives (SOL) concert, original music that celebrates the strength and resilience of the refugees and migrants, performed by over 200 singers and instrumentalists including the Royal Opera House Thurrock Community Chorus, Mixed Up Chorus, Sing for Freedom Choir, students from Guildhall School and Woven Gold, plus Zena Edwards and Stile Antico, 6pm, £5 in aid of Freedom From Torture, IOM's Refugee Assistance and Woven Gold, Milton Court, Silk Street, EC2.
Info: www.barbican.org.uk/
Monday 2 July
* Soldiers of The Empire, Annapurna Indian Dance pays homage to the forgotten soldiers from undivided India, who fought for Britain during WWI, Nehru Centre, 8 South Audley Street, W1.
 Info: 74 913 567/74 932 019/ programmeassistant@nehrucentre.org.uk

Saturday 7 July
* Palfest in London, Arts Bar and Cafe, day of literature, music, inlcuding contributions from Maan Abu Taleb, Diana Buttu, William Dalrymple, Kassem Eid, Omar Robert Hamilton, Rachel Holmes, Hannah Khalil, Kareem Samara, Kamila Shamsie, Ahdaf Soueif and William Sutcliffe, 2.30-10pm, free, Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, E1. 
Info:  www.arabbritishcentre.org.uk/

Saturday 14 July
* What The River Brings, "brings together performers from across the whole of East London to celebrate the waves of migration that have shaped East London over the centuries, and continue to do so today",  £8/£5 concessions, St John on Bethnal Green, 200 Cambridge Green Road, E2. 
Info: guo.eventbrite.co.uk

 

FILM
Tuesday 3 July
* Taxi Tehran, Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi is banned from making films in his own country, but in this playful documentary he poses as a taxi driver with hidden cameras to talk about the regime that has banned him and to hear about the life stories of the passengers he picks up, 6.30pm, £5-£10.95 - free for refugees and asylum-seekers, Rich Mix

Wednesday 4 July
* Even When I Fall, Sheetal and Saraswoti met as teenager survivors of child trafficking and the film traces their journey over six years as they reclaim their skills as circus artists and begin to build a future against all the odds, 7pm, £12.50/£10, Frontline Club, 13 Norfolk Place, W2. 
Info: 7479 8940/ www.frontlineclub.com/
* Onyeka Igwe - No Dance, No Palaver, three films that are the culmination of Onyeka’s research into the Aba Women’s War of 1929, the first anti-colonial uprising in Nigeria as a entry point to experiment with colonial moving images relating to West Africa during the first half of the 20th century+  Onyeka Igwe, Imani Robinson and Rabz Lansiquot,7-9pm, £5/£3, LUX, Dartmouth Park Hill, N19.
Info: www.eventbrite.co.uk/

Friday 6 July
* ‘Avenge but one of my two eyes, shot in the Occupied Territories by Israeli director Avi Mograbi, this controversial documentary draws parallels between the Israeli-Palestinian situation and the enduring myths of Samson and Masada: film will be presented by Palestinian doctor, activist and writer Ghada Karmi, 7pm, £15, London Review Bookshop, 14 Bury Place, WC1. 
Info: 7269 9045

From Thursday 12 July
* Naila and the Uprising, the story of the Palestinian resistance leader Naila Ayesh + Q&A with executive producer Suhad Babaa, 6.30pm, £12.50/£10, Curzon Bloomsbury

Friday 20 July
* Life is Wonderful: Mandela’s Unsung Heroes, former High Court Judge Sir Nick Stadlen tells the story of Nelson Mandela's co-defendants at the Rivonia Trial, the lawyers who saved them from the gallows, and some of the other brave men and women who supported them in their fight for the freedom of South Africa + Q&A with Sir Sydney Kentridge and director Nick Stadlen, 6.30–8.25pm, £5/£3, British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1. 
Info: 7323 8000/ info@britishmuseum.org

Thursday 26 July
* Life is Wonderful: Mandela’s Unsung Heroes, former High Court Judge Sir Nick Stadlen tells the story of Nelson Mandela's co-defendants at the Rivonia Trial, the lawyers who saved them from the gallows, and some of the other brave men and women who supported them in their fight for the freedom of South Africa + Q&A with director Nick Stadlen, 6.30pm, £12.50/£10, Curzon Bloomsbury, 

Friday 27-Sunday 29 July
* Life is Wonderful - Mandela's Unsung Heroes, the story behind Mandela’s trial, various times, free, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1. 
Info: customer@southbankcentre.co.uk/ 3879 9555
* People's Republic of Desire, China's online streaming stars are put under the spotlight in this portrait of a nation in search of human connection, Curzon Bloomsbury  

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Migrant Voice’s network meeting and summer barbecue in Birmingham http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/migrant-voices-network-meeting-and-050618120240.html  Migrant Voice - Migrant Voice’s network meeting and summer barbecue in Birmingham

Please join us at Migrant Voice’s network meeting and summer barbecue in Birmingham on July 19 at 6.00-9.00pm.
 
Agenda items will include:
Post Windrush and discussion of the impact of immigration policies created under the hostile environment – what do we do now?
 
A full agenda and venue details will be sent to you closer to the date.
 
To allow us to plan for the catering, please confirm your attendance to anne@migrantvoice.orgv

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Migrant Voice’s network meeting in London http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/migrant-voices-network-meeting-in-050618120126.html  Migrant Voice - Migrant Voice’s network meeting in London

Please join us at Migrant Voice’s network meeting in London on July 11 from 6-8.30pm at VAI, 200a Pentonville Road, London N1 9JP. 

This meeting is organised in partnership with Amnesty International UK to look at migrant communities’ experiences of the UK immigration system and what are the biggest concerns.
 
Migrant Voice are working with Amnesty UK on a joint project which will map and analyse the immigration system and look at how migrants’ rights are impeded or harmed in order to call for changes.
 
At this time where the impact of immigration policy is in the political and public debate the links between the experiences of migrants with different immigration paths is becoming increasingly clear. There is an opportunity now to bring to light the various immigration policies, processes and practices and their impact on migrants.
 
This is the first of a series of meetings and interviews across the country.
Please join us to share your experience and your community’s experience with immigration, whether around studying, working, family reunification, asylum, etc. and help us campaign for change.
 
Please confirm your attendance to anne@migrantvoice.org

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Migrant Voice’s network meeting in Glasgow http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/migrant-voices-network-meeting-in-050618120014.html  Migrant Voice - Migrant Voice’s network meeting in Glasgow

Please join us at Migrant Voice’s network meeting in Glasgow on June 26th from 6-8.30pm at a venue TBC
 
This meeting is organised in partnership with Amnesty International UK to look at migrant communities’ experiences of the UK immigration system and what are the biggest concerns.
 
Migrant Voice are working with Amnesty UK on a joint project which will map and analyse the immigration system and look at how migrants’ rights are impeded or harmed in order to call for changes.
 
At this time where the impact of immigration policy is in the political and public debate the links between the experiences of migrants with different immigration paths is becoming increasingly clear. There is an opportunity now to bring to light the various immigration policies, processes and practices and their impact on migrants.
 
This is the first of a series of meetings and interviews across the country.
Please join us to share your experience and your community’s experience with immigration, whether around studying, working, family reunification, asylum, etc. and help us campaign for change.
 
For more information and to confirm your attendance e-mail anne@migrantvoice.org

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2018 06 05 19:00 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
'Changing Lenses,' Glasgow exhibition launch http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/changing-lenses-glasgow-exhibition-launch-050618115416.html  Migrant Voice - 'Changing Lenses,' Glasgow exhibition launch

We cordially invite you to the launch of Migrant Voice’s exhibition from our Changing Lenses, Glasgow stories of integration Thursday June 7th at 7pm followed by a reception. The launch and exhibition will take place at: Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD 

This exhibition is the culmination of our ‘Changing Lenses, Glasgow stories of integration project’: a selection of outstanding photographs by 27 Glasgow-based participants from 24 countries, charting the newcomers' and host communities' experiences of integration and living together in Glasgow.

Photographs are brought together with writing in this exhibition which features work made as part of the Changing Lenses project which delivered a number of workshops and discussions by the photographers Karen Gordon and Robin Mitchell, the Turner Prize artist Duncan Campbell, the writers Ruskin Gammon and Samina Chaudhry and the filmmaker Amparo Fortuny.

This exhibition is presented at Glasgow Centre for Contemporary Arts and will also feature the publication of a book capturing the stories and imagines of the Changing Lenses: Glasgow Stories of Integration project, designed by Vasileios Sempsis and Barbara Vecchione

More information:
www.cca-glasgow.com/programme/migrant-voice-photography-exhibition-changing-lenses-glasgow-stories-of-integration

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2018 06 05 18:54 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Migrant Voice’s network meeting and summer barbecue in Birmingham http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/migrant-voices-network-meeting-and-040618121652.html  Migrant Voice - Migrant Voice’s network meeting and summer barbecue in Birmingham

Please join us at Migrant Voice’s network meeting and summer barbecue in Birmingham on July 19 at 6.00-9.00pm.
 
Agenda items will include:
Post Windrush and discussion of the impact of immigration policies created under the hostile environment – what do we do now?
 
A full agenda and venue details will be sent to you closer to the date.
 
To allow us to plan for the catering, please confirm your attendance to anne@migrantvoice.org

 

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2018 06 04 19:16 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Migrant Voice’s network meeting in London http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/migrant-voices-network-meeting-in-040618101900.html  Migrant Voice - Migrant Voice’s network meeting in London

Please join us at Migrant Voice’s network meeting in London on July 11 from 6-8.30pm at VAI, 200a Pentonville Road, London N1 9JP. 

This meeting is organised in partnership with Amnesty International UK to look at migrant communities’ experiences of the UK immigration system and what are the biggest concerns.
 
Migrant Voice are working with Amnesty UK on a joint project which will map and analyse the immigration system and look at how migrants’ rights are impeded or harmed in order to call for changes.
 
At this time where the impact of immigration policy is in the political and public debate the links between the experiences of migrants with different immigration paths is becoming increasingly clear. There is an opportunity now to bring to light the various immigration policies, processes and practices and their impact on migrants.
 
This is the first of a series of meetings and interviews across the country.
Please join us to share your experience and your community’s experience with immigration, whether around studying, working, family reunification, asylum, etc. and help us campaign for change.
 
Please confirm your attendance to anne@migrantvoice.org

 

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2018 06 04 17:19 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Migrant Voice’s network meeting in Glasgow http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/migrant-voices-network-meeting-in-040618100743.html  Migrant Voice - Migrant Voice’s network meeting in Glasgow

Please join us at Migrant Voice’s network meeting in Glasgow on June 26th from 6-8.30pm at a venue TBC
 
This meeting is organised in partnership with Amnesty International UK to look at migrant communities’ experiences of the UK immigration system and what are the biggest concerns.
 
Migrant Voice are working with Amnesty UK on a joint project which will map and analyse the immigration system and look at how migrants’ rights are impeded or harmed in order to call for changes.
 
At this time where the impact of immigration policy is in the political and public debate the links between the experiences of migrants with different immigration paths is becoming increasingly clear. There is an opportunity now to bring to light the various immigration policies, processes and practices and their impact on migrants.
 
This is the first of a series of meetings and interviews across the country.
Please join us to share your experience and your community’s experience with immigration, whether around studying, working, family reunification, asylum, etc. and help us campaign for change.
 
Please confirm your attendance to anne@migrantvoice.org

 

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2018 06 04 17:07 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
The MiFriendly Cities Launch Event 2018 http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/the-mifriendly-cities-launch-event-040618093812.html  Migrant Voice - The MiFriendly Cities Launch Event 2018

 

Tuesday 5th June 2018 -  4pm – 8pm
Coventry Cathedral, Priory St, Coventry, CV1 5FB

Migrant Voice is one of 11 partners on this project.
 
To celebrate the launch of the MiFriendly Cities project and to officially kick off some of our major innovative activities, we would be delighted if you could join us for an evening of information sharing, cultural performances and light refreshments.

The project is a major initiative that adds to the many recent honours for the region, along with Coventry’s successful City of Culture 2021 bid and the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.  This is an exciting time for the West Midlands!

Please RSVP, so that remaining spaces can be re-allocated. You can book your ticket via Eventbrite by clicking on the link below:

www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mifriendly-cities-launch-event-2018

 

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External events in London in May http://www.migrantvoice.org//external-events-in-london-in-040518114936.html  Migrant Voice - External events in London in May

TALKS and DISCUSSIONS


Tuesday 1 May

* Panel on Undocumented Caribbean Migrants, 4-5.30pm, House of Commons, Committee Room 10. Info: 7377 9222 

* The Syrian Uprising: Domestic Origins and Early Trajectory, Ferdinand Arslanian, Billie Jeanne Brownlee, Raymond Hinnebusch, Omar Imady, Maria Kastrinou, 5:30-7pm, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, WC1. Info: vp6@soas.ac.uk / 7898 4330

* In conversation with Achim Steiner, 4-5.30pm, Overseas Development Institute, Overseas Development Institute, 203 Blackfriars Road, SE1. Info: 7922 0300/ odi@odi.org 

* How to Rig an Election, Nic Cheeseman, Brian Klaas, 6:30-8pm, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, WC2. Info: 7405 7686

Wednesday 2 May

* Good vs Bad Nationalism, debate with Zoe Williams and Eric Kaufmann, 7pm, £12.50/£10, Frontline Club, 13 Norfolk Place, W2. 

Wednesday 2-Thursday 3 May

* Borders, Racism and Harms, symposium with Shahram Khosravi, Alpa Parmar, Frances Webber, Ben Hayes, Lorenzo Pezzani, Gargi Bhattacharyya, Giorgia Doná, Nuria Targarona Rifa, Isabel Meier, Georgi Wemyss, free, Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, WC1. Info: Eventbrite

Thursday 3 May

* Imaging A World Without Borders, Gary Younge, 5.30-6.30pm, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, WC1.

* IDMB: The Real Wolves of Wall St, discussion of Malaysian financial scandal, 6.30–8.30pm, Global Witness, Lloyds Chambers, 1 Portsoken Street, E1. Info: Tickets

* 10 Ways to Fix Our Democracy, Dambisa Moyo argues that democratic capitalism needs to reform in order to meet the threats of income inequality and a stagnant economy, 1pm, free, RSA, 8 John Adam Street, WC2.Info: 7451 6868/ rsa.events@rsa.org.uk 

* Commonwealth, Media and Elections, Martin Plaut, Kayode Samuel, Martin Kasirye, 6.30-8pm, The Court Room, First Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, WC1. Info: olga.jimenez@sas.ac.uk / 7862 8871

* Edge of Chaos: why democracy is failing to deliver economic growth – and how to fix it, Dambisa Moyo, 6:30-8pm, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, WC2. Info: 7405 7686

* Innovating Climate Governance, book launch with Bruno Turnheim, Paula Kivimaa, Frans Berkhout and Fred Steward, 6.30-8.30pm, King's College, Bush House, Strand Campus, WC2. Info: Tickets

* Migrants and the NHS: should they pay, and how?, Ines Campos-Matos, Jessica Potter, Mark Stevenson, Anna Miller, Sue Collins, 6.15pm, free, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 15-17 Tavistock Place, WC1. Info: 7636 8636  

Tuesday 8 May 

* Creative Climate, Zoë Svendsen, Alan Simpson + Lily Hunter Green’s Bee Composed Live exhibition, 10am—8pm, free, Birkbeck Centre for Contemporary Theatre, Birkbeck College. Info:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/creative-climate-tickets-41792394176     

Wednesday 9 May 

* Migration and the Media, Liz Gerard, Jakub Krupa, Abdulwahab Tahhan, 6.30–8pm, suggested donation: £5, Migration Museum at The Workshop, 26 Lambeth High Street, SE1.   

* Refugees and Trees: Why tree leaves are not famine food and natural resources matter, 12.45pm, free, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 15-17 Tavistock Place, WC1. Info: HHCC@lshtm.ac.uk 

* The Archive and Historical Geographies of the Black Presence, using Elsa James’ project “Forgotten Black Essex” as a starting point, James, Caroline Bressey and Ingrid Pollard explore multicultural Britain before Windrush, 7-8:30pm, £5, Autograph ABP, Rivington Street, EC1. Info: info@autograph-abp.co.uk/ 7729 9200  

Thursday 10 May 

* Looking at Looking at Chinese Painting, Craig Clunas examines a range of Chinese images, from the 15th to the 21st century to explain the changing audiences for Chinese painting and to look at the ideal types of viewer these pictures were made for, 6.45pm, Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, W1. Info: 7307 5454/ arts@asiahouse.co.uk  

* The ICC and Israel/Palestine: A Case of Overdetermining the Role of International Criminal Justice?, Valentina Azarova and Triestino Mariniello, 4pm, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, WC2. Info: vp6@soas.ac.uk / 7898 4330  

Friday 11 May 

* Mobility, Speaking Styles and Group Formation Among Polish-speaking Migrants in the UK, Kinga Kozminska, 6-8pm, free, Birkbeck, Malet Street, WC1. Info: 

Saturday 12 May 

* Conflict Cafe: Life After Terror, drop-in to join guests and eyewitnesses in conversations about terrorism, resilience and how people move past trauma, between 11.30am and 4.30pm, free, Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, SE1. Info: 7416 5000   

Monday 14 May 

* Revere or Remove, debate about statues, Peter Frankopan, Afua Hirsch, Tiffany Jenkins, David Olusoga, 7pm, £30/£15, Emmanuel Centre, 9-23 Marsham Street, SW1. Info

* The Global Food System - Urgent Problems: Possible Solutions, Tara Garnett, 6.45-8pm, £3/£2, 70/77 Cowcross Street, EC1. Info: https://www.mondediplofriends.org.uk

* Bridging Digital Divides: Pursuing UK-Africa collaboration for inclusive digital trade, Barbara Birungi Mutabazi, ,'Bosun Tijani, 6.30-8.30pm, Portcullis House, Westminster, SW1. Info: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bridging-digital-divides-pursuing-uk-africa-collaboration-for-inclusive-digital-trade-registration-45647143836 

* China: Art, Power and revolutions: 1950-76, Craig Clunas, 1-2pm, free, Museum of London, 150 London Wall, EC2. Info: 7001 9844/ info@museumoflondon.org.uk  

* Feast 4 Future Theatre, cocktails, dinner, auction and dance £62.89 in support of "theatre projects that celebrate diversity and give a platform to the voices of people who have been ignored, silenced or marginalized", Ceviche Old Street, 2 Baldwin Street, EC1. Info: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/feast-4-future-theatre-tickets-44104947084?utm_term=eventurl_text   

Tuesday 15 May 

* The Global Goals – Intergenerational and Cross-sector Partnerships, Harriet Marshall hosts an event for people looking for inspiration, opportunity and support to help them disrupt traditional thinking, raise awareness, take action and build cross-sector partnerships, 1.30-5pm, £5, Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, WC1. Info: 7405 1818/ https://conwayhall.org.uk  

* Corporate Social Responsibility in Latin America: what potential for new global trends in the region?, Daniela Barones Soares, Cristina Bruce, Anne Lindsey, 6-8pm, £15/ £7.50, Senate House, Malet Street, WC1. Info: 7811 5600/ 7811 5623   

Wednesday 16 May 

* AgTech in Latin America, Andrew Thompson and Horacio Sánchez-Caballero present new report, 6-7.30pm, £7.50, Canning House, 126 Wigmore Street, W1. Info: 7811 5600/ events@canninghouse.org / www.canninghouse.org  

* Fighting Corruption Is Dangerous, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, 6-7:30pm, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, WC2. Info: 7405 7686 

* Humanizing the Inhuman: Photographing Death in Duterte's Drug War, Vicente L. Rafael, Ashley Thompson, Fenella Cannell, John Sidel, Chiara Zambarano, 6-9pm, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, WC2. Info: centres@soas.ac.uk  

* Women in the Wake of May 68, conference keynote speakers Margaret Atack and Rakhee Balaram, 9am-6pm, free, King's College, Strand. Info: https://womenaftermay68.wixsite.com/kclconference 

* Africa Tech Summit, 8.30am-6pm, £180-£350, Grange St Paul’s Hotel. Info: / Registration

Thursday 17 May 

* Cuba: post-Castro challenges, Antoni Kapcia, Emily Morris, Jorge Peña Diaz, Ricardo Torres, 6-8pm, Canning House, 126 Wigmore Street, W1. Info: 

* Health Gains in a Mix of Conflict and Development, Ferozzudin Feroz, Ahmad Jan Naeem, Sayed Saeedzai, Stephanie Simmonds, 5.30-7pm, free, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, WC1. Info: HHCC@lshtm.ac.uk  

* President Rouhani: One Year On, Saeed Kamali Dehghan, Richard Zaghari-Ratcliffe, Azadeh Moaveni,Kasra Naji, 7pm, Frontline Club, Norfolk Place, W2. Info: 7479 8960 

* Making human rights work for everyone in an age of fear and division, Salil Shetty, 6:30-8:30pm, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, WC2. Info: events@soas.ac.uk  7898 4933  

Friday 18 May 

* Durban Meets London, book launch with Ashwin Singh, Shantal Singh and Cheryl Robson, 6:30pm, Nehru Centre, 8 South Audley Street, W1. Info: 74 913 567 

* From mobile citizens to migrants, Bridget Anderson, Leah Bassel, Michaela Benson, Omar Khan, Nando Sigona and Colin Yeo, 2-5pm, Britih Library, 96 Euston Road, NW1. Info: Registration  

Saturday 19 May 

* Nawal El Saadawi in Conversation, 4pm, £15, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, part of (B)old 

* ICAHD UK annual conference, Amnesty International UK Human Rights Action Centre, 17-25 New Inn Yard. Info: 7700 6192/ info@palestinecampaign.org https://icahd.org   

Sunday 20 May 

* Protest in support of Tran Huynh Duy Thuc and prisoners of conscience, 11-12.30pmoutside Vietnamese Embassy, 12 Victoria Road, W8. Info: farnham.amnesty@gmail.com  

* Right of Return, PSC conference, Ghada Karmi, Hazem Jamjoum, Ruba Salih, Eitan Bronstein, Amjad Iraqi, Mohamad Fahed, Sarona Bedwan, Tareq Baconi, Hugh Lanning, Ben Jamal, 9am-4.30pm, £12/38, RADA Studios, 16 Chenies Street  

Monday 21 May 

* Stories From Europe’s Refugee Crisis, Ziad Ghandour, Marchu Girma, Teresa Thornhill, Daniel Trilling, 7pm, £10, London Review Bookshop, 14 Bury Place, WC1. Info: 7269 9030/ bookshop@londonreviewbookshop.co.uk 

* Do we need a new approach to support fragile states?, Charles Collyns, David Carew, Beverley Warmington, Marcus Manuel, 5-6.30pm, Overseas Development Institute, 201 Blackfriars Road, SE1. Info: 7922 0300/ events@odi.org   

Tuesday 22 May 

* Cracks in the Wall: Beyond Apartheid in Palestine/Israel, Ben White,7-10pm, The Human Rights Action Centre, EC2. Info: 7700 6192/ info@palestinecampaign.org  

* Falling Freetown + Urban Nomads – Cities, Tension and Urban Planning, two short films + discussion on making cities places that leave no one behind and that are a joy to live in, 7pm, £12.50/ £10, Frontline Club, Norfolk Place, W2. Info: 7479 8960  

Wednesday 23 May  

* Chicken Scribbles and the Dove that Looks like a Frog, Samah Hijawi takes a playful look at the art and political histories of 1970s Palestine. Her performance weaves fact and fiction to question this romanticised era with it failures, 7:30pm, free, The Mosaic Rooms, Tower House, 226 Cromwell Road, SW5. Info: 7370 9990 

* A History of Love, Pasuk Phongpaichit and Chris Baker examine the treatment of love in three Thai literary classics. 6.45pm, £10/£8, Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, W1. Info: 7307 5454/ arts@asiahouse.co.uk   

Friday 25 May  

* Christopher Hope in Conversation with Gillian Slovo, exploration of race, politics and people in South Africa today, 7.15pm, British Library, 96 Euston Road, NW1. Info: (0)1937 546546/ boxoffice@bl.uk  

The Role of Communications in Africa’s Representation, Eliza Anyangwe, Vera Okeyo, Oyin Solebo, Hanna Ali, Patrick Smith, Rama Salla Dieng, 5.30pm, free, The British Library,  96 Euston Road, NW1 . Info:  Event

Wednesday 30 May 

* The End of Epidemics? Lessons from a century of pandemics, 1918 to 2018, Jonathan D. Quick, 5.30-7pm, free, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, WC1. Info: https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/newsevents/events/end-epidemics-lessons-century-pandemics-1918-2018   

* Political Violence and Generational Change in Latin America: A Research Update, Guillermo Palleta Perez and Ellen Moodie,  5.30-7.30pm, £5, Senate House, Malet Street, WC1. Info: Institute of Latin American Studies

 

 

Wednesday 30-Thursday 31 May 

* Rwandan Perspectives on Post-conflict Reconstruction and Sustainable Peace: Enhancing Research, Influencing Policy, 6pm, King's College, Strand Campus, WC2. Info: lawevents@kcl.ac.uk / 7848 2682    

PERFORMANCE   

 

 

* The Encounter, Simon McBurney’s solo performance of the true story of photographer Loren McIntyre who, lost in a remote area of Brazil in 1969, has a life-changing encounter, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, until 5 May. Info: 7638 8891/ www.barbican.org.uk 

 * Faceless, a suburban Chicago teenager lives her life on the internet but she meets someone online who convinces her to convert from Christianity to Islam and leave home for Syria and she is arrested for conspiring to commit terrorist acts, Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, N4, until 12 May. Info: 7870 6876 + free post-show talks with speakers including playwright Selina Fillinger, John Cameron of the NSPCC, barrister Tunde Okewale and journalist James Fergusson. Info: Park theatre

* Bismillah! An ISIS Tragi-Comedy, hilarious, heart-breaking and compassionate contribution to the vital discussion around the experiences of disenfranchised young people in modern Britain", Pleasance Theatre, Caraenter's Mews, North Road, N7, until 13 May. Info: 7609 1800/ info@plesance.co.uk 

* Rasheeda Speaking, office politics and racism, Trafalgar Studios, 4 Whitehall, SW1, until 12 May. Info: 0844 871 7615  

Saturday 5 May

* Listen to the Conversation, the power of the spoken word with leading British Asian writers and poets, 4:15pm, free; Sharper than a Serpent's Tooth: South Asian Feminist Writing, 7:45pm, Southbank Centre, part of Alchemy

Monday 7 May

* Tez Ilyas: Teztify, slick, smart, subversive stand-up, 7.30pm, £15, Southbank Centre, part of https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/festivals-series/alchemy  Alchemy

 

Tuesday 8 May 

* War Plays Season, to mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a staged reading of seven new plays inspired by women’s experiences of global conflict spanning Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Iraq, Tibet, Bangladesh and occupied France, Tristan Bates Theatre, 1A Tower St, WC2, until 19 May. Info: #WARPlays/ http://www.kalitheatre.co.uk/whats-on/War%20Plays%20Season.html?dm_i=1FX5,5JTKR,C2GK5U,LK3OL,1   

from Thursday 17 May 

* Palmyra, a reflection on Syria and the breakdown of relationships, Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old Street, EC1, until 28 May. Info: 7739 6176/ info@shoreditchtownhall.com

Friday 18 May 

* Rise Like Lions, Ben Okri presents a new collection for which he has selected 100 poems from around the world that celebrate the many voices of politics, from polemics to meditations, from Shakespeare to grime, 6.30-8pm, £10/£7, British Library, Euston Road, NW1. Info: (0)1937 546546/ boxoffice@bl.uk   

Monday 21 May 

* A Change Is Gonna Come: Music for Human Rights, soul singer Carleen Anderson and jazz pianist Nikki Yeoh explore the power of protest songs, 7:30pm, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road

Wednesday 23 May 

* Chicken Scribbles and the Dove that Looks like a Frog, Samah Hijawi takes a playful look at the art and political histories of 1970s Palestine. Her performance weaves fact and fiction to question this romanticised era with it failures, 7:30pm, free, The Mosaic Rooms, Tower House, 226 Cromwell Road, SW5. Info: 7370 9990

* The People vs Democracy,  Yascha Mounk,  1pm, free, RSA,8 John Adam Street, WC2. Info: 7930 5115/ rsa.events@rsa.org.uk

 

 

Wednesday 23-Thursday 24 May 

* Solo for Two, explore cross-cultural identity in production by British-Brazilian choreographer Jean Abreu, various times, £20, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road 

 

From Wednesday 23 May

* I Am Yusuf and This Is My Brother, Palestinian writer and director Amir Nizar Zuabi tackles the aftermath of the British mandate in Palestine in 1948, recalling the loss and separation of his forebears, £10/£6, Tristan Bates Theatre, 1a Tower Street, WC2, until 26 May. Info: 3841 66000/ boxoffice@tristaanbatestheatre.co.uk

 

from Thursday 24 May 

* Leave Taking, play by Winsome Pinnock, “the godmother of Black British playwrights", about a Caribbean mother in UK who calls on the local ‘obeah’ woman for some traditional soul healing and unveils some awkward family secrets - "a moving account of a second generation immigrant family navigating the familial conflicts between generations and cultures", Bush Theatre, 7 Uxbridge Road, Shepherd's Bush, W12, until 30 June. Info: 8743 5050

Tuesday 29 May 

* Half-Breed, Jazmin feels different. She doesn’t want to stay in the village: “I am that mixed raced kid, like 50/50, on the fence, luke warm, in-between maybe. Trust me, around here I’m about as black as it goes…”, 7.30pm, £15.50, Tara Theatre, 356 Garratt Lane, SW18. Info: 8333 4457

 

• FILM   T

EXHIBITIONS

 

* Forensic Architecture, the independent research agency based at Goldsmiths explores their creatively original and deadly serious work tracking human rights crimes in places from Gaza to Germany, ICA, The Mall, SW1, until 13 May. Info: http://www.icaa.org.uk 

* Maqdala 1868, on 13 April 1868 the fortress of Emperor Tewodros II at Maqdala was besieged by British troops. 150 years later this display presents a selection of Ethiopian objects, Victoria and Albert Museum, until 30 June.

* Water Matters, large-scale photos of water taken by Edward Burtynsky around the world, Arup, 8 Fitzroy Street, W1, until 8 June. Info: 7636 1531/ london@arup.com 

* The Adamah Papers, exhibition that follows a British-Ghanaian family’s journey in which they rediscover their rich heritage and connection to royalty, and which gives insight into Ghana’s history, British occupation,  resistance to colonialism and many generations of family history, free, Black Archives, Windrush Square, Brixton, SW2. Info: https://blackculturalarchives.org 

* Agadir, Yto Barrada's installation includes a mural, a film, several sculptures, and live and recorded performances, to consider how a city and its people might address the process of reinvention following disaster, like the 1967 earthquake, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, until 20 May. Info: 0845 120 7511/ www.barbican.org.uk

* Made in North Korea: Everyday Graphics from the DPRK, collection accumulated by documentary-maker Nicholas Bonner, House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, N1, until 13 May. Info: 3696 2020/ houseofillustration.org.uk   

* Deutsche Bose Photography Foundation Prize, the work of one of the four finalists, Mathieu Asselin, is "an investigation into the long history of the global biotechnology corporation Monsanto [which] brings together hundreds of documents and photographs depicting the devastating human, ecological and economical impact of the company’s long and reckless story of growth, and their cynical efforts to change their negative public image", Photographers' Gallery, 16-18 Ramillies Street, W1, until 3 June. Info: info@tpg.org.uk/ 7087 9300

* Retracing A Disappearing Landscape, interdisciplinary art exhibition and events relating to modern-day Libya, Najat Abeed, Mohammed Abumies, Huda Abuzeid, Mohamed Al Kharrubi, Takwa Barnosa, Mohamed Ben Khalifa, Najwa Benshatwan, Alla Budabbus, Malak Elghwel, Elham Ferjani, Yousef Fetis, Hadia Gana, Ghazi Gheblawi, Reem Gibriel, Jihan Kikhia, Marcella Mameli-Badi, Guy Martin, Arwa Massaoudi, Khaled Mattawa, Tawfik Naas, Laila Sharif, Najla Shawket Fitouri, Barbara Spadaro and Adam Styp-Rekowski, 21 Gallery, 21-27 Chalton Street, NW1, until 15 May. Info: Exhibition

* Repetition is Truth - Via Dolorosa, Rachell Howard's abstraction based on the torture of Abu Ghraib prisoners, free, Newport Street Gallery, Newport Street, SE11, until 27 May. Info: 3141 9320

*  Age of Terror: Art Since 9/11, exhibition showcasing over 40 contemporary artists’ responses to war and conflict since the terrorist attacks, from artists including Ai Weiwei, Grayson Perry, Gerhard Richter, Jenny Holzer, Mona Hatoum, Alfredo Jaar, Coco Fusco and Jake & Dinos Chapman, £15/ £10.50/child £7.50/ National Art Pass £7.50, Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, SE1, until 28 May. Info: 7416 5000

+ Art in an age of terror

+ 1 May, Facebook Live discussion about the exhibition with Rebecca Newell and Deter Dalwood 

* John Akomfrah: Purple, immersive six-channel video installation addressing climate change, human communities and the wilderness, free, Barbican, Silk Street, until 7 June. Info: 7638 8891/ Purple

* No Turning Back: Seven Migration Moments that Changed Britain, art, photography and personal stories,  Migration Museum, 26 Lambeth High Street, SE1, until 9 September. Info: http://www.migrationmuseum.org 

+ Migration moments to remember

* Wildlife Photographer of the Year, £13.50/ £12.50/ £8/ £7, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7, until 28 May. Info: 7942 5000

* Theatre of the Natural World, US artist Mark Dion uses specimens – natural and manmade – from his travels through rainforests and rubbish dumps to reveal the wonder and fragility of life on earth, £12.95/£9.50, Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, E1, until 13 May. Info: 7522 7888/ info@whitechapelgallery.org

* Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins, 20 photographers on life on the margins, including the Delhi eunuch, the hyena men of Lagos and transexual Mexican sex-workers, £13.50/ £911/£9, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2, until 28 May. Info: 7638 8891/ tickets@barbican.org.uk 

* Carlos Garaicoa, solo show on the city by the Cuban multi-disciplinary artist who works across painting, photography and architecture, Parasol Unit Gallery, 14 Wharf Road, N1, until 3 June. Info: Parasol

* Foreign Nationals, Aldo Brincat's photos of MaRock, a heavy metal subculture i Botswana and parts of southern Africa, Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, WC1. Info: 7898 4915

* Adapt to Survive: Notes from the Future, seven artists imagine how our world might look and feel in the future, including Julian Charrière’s exploration minerals extracted for use in consumer goods; Rainer Ganahl’s film about a world in which China is the dominant political and economic power, most countries are communist and everyone speaks Chinese; and Youmna Chlala’s evocation of a city in a world of rising sea-levels, where seasons have ceased to exist and the remaining inhabitants have forged new ways to live; free, Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1, until 11 June. Info: Hayward

* Rapid Response Collecting, tiny but fascinating exhibit of new acquisitions that ranges from a Ghanaian "power bank phone" to shoes that show Western designers' belated realisation that the pink colour 'nude' did not apply to all the world's population, free, Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road

+ Burkinis and bullets at the V&A

* London, Sugar & Slavery, permanent gallery at the Museum of Docklands, No 1 Warehouse, West India Quay, E14. Info: info@museumoflondon.org.uk

* atmosphere: exploring climate science, free, Science Museum, South Kensington. Info: Museum

* Atlantic Worlds, transatlantic slave trade gallery, National Maritime Museum, Park Row, SE1. Info: 8858 4422/

from Wednesday 16 May 

* The Trap, Lizzie Sadin's photographs on the trafficking of women and girls from Nepal, free, Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's HQ, King's Road, SW3, until 15 June. Info: 7834 502582  

from Wednesday 30 May 

* Lee Bul: Crashing, painting, sculpture, performance and installation by the South Korean artrist, Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1, until 19 August. Info: www.southbankcentre.co.uk/ 3879 9555    

 

FILM

 

* The Deminer, the story of Major Fakhir, an Iraqi Kurd who, with just wire cutters and a knife, disarms the thousands of mines plaguing Mosul, Curzon Bloomsbury, until 6 May, Picturehouse Central

+ The life and death story of a one-man minesweeper

* The Wound, striking South African tale about love and rivalry during a traditional Xhosa circumcision camp, Barbican, ICA, and Clapham, Crouch End, Curzon, East Dulwich, Greenwich, Hackney, Ritzy, Stratford East Picturehouses and Picturehouse Central, until 3 May. 

+ Wounds too deep to heal

* Another News Story, turns the camera on the caravan of journalists following the refugee crisis, Curzon Bloomsbury, until 3 May.

Tuesday 1 May

* Land of Mine, millions of people continue to suffer from landmines planted 40 years ago + Q&A with Mikael Christian Rieks and James Cowan, 7pm, 13 Frontline Club, Norfolk Place, W2. Info: 7479 8960

Wednesday 2 May

* Sambizanga, on the eve of the Angolan independence war, a desperate wife hunts for her missing husband across villages and prisons to learn of his fate, 8.30pm, BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, SE1

Thursday 3 May

* Raise the Umbrellas, documentary about the Hong Kong protest movement, 7-9:30pm, free, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, WC1. Info; Umbrellas

* Time and Judgement, overview of the African Liberation Movement over 400 years, with a special focus on 20th century struggles, 7pm, £8.50, Bernie Grant Arts Centre

* Vibrations, traces the steps of Zahed Sultan, Kuwaiti multimedia artist and social entrepreneur, whose work in social causes and music are the inspiration for a recording project that takes him to Jamaica + discussion and short performance, 8-10pm, Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1. Info: 7832 1310/ info@arabbritishcentre.org.uk 

+ The life and death story of a one-man minesweeper

 

from Thursday 3 May 

* Chinese Visual Festival, films include 3 May, Old Beast, an elderly man rides around his hometown lying, stealing and cheating his way into trouble; 6 May, Mrs Fang, powerful and provocative study of a dying woman; Alifu, the Prince/ss, a tale of love, equality and acceptance within the LGBTQ+ community in Taipei, BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, SE1 

Saturday 5 May

* The Revolutionary’s Guide to Cinema, afternoon of screenings, talks, debates, practical workshops and more, 11am, £11.50/£9.20/ £6, BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, SE1

* African Odysseys Presents New Wave, 12-1pm, cross-diaspora collaboration and introducing Shola Amoo, whose feature, A Moving Image, received international recognition, £5 per session, BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, SE1

* Hong Kong Fresh Wave, selection of the best new shorts + discussion, mid-day, BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, SE1

 

Monday 7 May

* Sambizanga, on the eve of the Angolan independence war, a desperate wife hunts for her missing husband across villages and prisons, 6.15pm, BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, SE1

• FILM

• Tuesday 8 May

• * The Migrumpies (Die Migrantigen), two unemployed friends pretend to be petty criminals and hard-nosed migrants ofr a TV documentary, creating a second identity for themselves made up of clichés and prejudices + director's Q&A, 7pm, Austrian Cultural Forum, 28 Rutland Gate, SW7

 

Wednesday 9 May 

* Blue Orchids, portrait of two people on different sides of the global arms trade, the doc reveals the duplicity and corruption that keep the industry of war alive + director Q&A, 6.30pm, £12.50/ £10, Curzon Bloomsbury  

 

Thursday 10 May 

* A Petal, the tragedy of South Korea's The Gwangju Massare, taken from the pages of Ch’oe Yun’s short story, There a Petal Falls, 7pm, Korean Cultural Centre, 1-3 The Strand, WC2.  

from Friday 11 May 

* The Poetess, religious extremism and patriarchal structures are confronted through reality television in this documentary  following Saudi poetess Hissa Hilal, a contestant in a televised poetry competition, Curzon Bloomsbury, until 13 May  

* Entebbe, drama based on the story of the hijack of an airliner en route from Tel Aviv to Paris in June 1976, which was forced to land in Uganda, Reel Borehamwood, until 24 May.  

Sunday 13 May 

* The Battle of Algiers, electric portrayal of the Algerian struggle for independence in the 1950s, made in the '60s and still terrific, 2.30pm, BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, SE1   

Tuesday 15 May 

* A Cambodian Spring, portrait of three people caught up in the chaotic and often violent development shaping modern-day Cambodia + Q&A with director Chris Kelly and Buddhist monk Venerable Sovath, featured in the film, 7pm, £12.50/£10, Frontline Clu, 13 Norfolk Place, W2. Info: 7479 8960; 6.20pm, Curzon Soho  

+ http://oneworld.org/2018/03/03/a-bitter-charge-this-generation-is-no-different-from-pol-pot/  A bitter charge: 'This generation is no different from Pol Pot' 

* The Deminer, Picturehouses Clapham, East Dulwich, Greenwich, Hackney, Picturehouse Central, Crouch End, Stratford and Brixton Ritzy  

+ http://oneworld.org/2018/04/22/the-life-and-death-story-of-a-one-man-minesweeper/  The life and death story of a one-man minesweeper  

from Thursday 17 May 

* A Cambodian Spring, portrait of three people caught up in the chaotic and often violent development that is shaping Cambodia. The film charts the growing wave of land-rights protests that led to the ‘Cambodian Spring’ and the tragic events that followed + Q&A with director Kelly and Buddhist monk Venerable Sovath, featured in the film, 6.20pm, Curzon Soho 

+ http://oneworld.org/2018/03/03/a-bitter-charge-this-generation-is-no-different-from-pol-pot/  A bitter charge: 'This generation is no different from Pol Pot'  

Wednesday 23 May 

* Memories of Underdevelopment, 1968 classic in which fiction, photography and documentary footage help tell Cuba’s story in the aftermath of the revolution + discussion, seniors’ free matinee 2pm, BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, SE1  

from Friday 25 May 

* Entebbe, drama based on the story of the hijack of an airliner en route from Tel Aviv to Paris in June 1976, which was forced to land in Uganda, JW3, until 25 May  

 

from Friday25 May

* The Breadwinner, animation drama in which 11-year-old Parvana’s father is taken by the Taliban and she cuts her hair and passes herself off as a boy in order to help the family survive, Rich Mix, until 1 June.

Sunday 27 May 

* The Battle of Algiers, electric portrayal of the Algerian struggle for independence in the 1950s; made in the '60s and still terrific, 5.35pm, BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, SE1

from Sunday 27 May

* Koudelka: Shooting Holy Land, Curzon Bloomsbury, until 29 May.

 

 

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London focus group on the impact of Brexit on families http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/london-focus-group-on-the-130418142815.html  Migrant Voice - London focus group on the impact of Brexit on families

We are looking for families affected by Brexit to share their views, experiences and feelings. Migrant Voice and the University of Birmingham are organising a focus group on Thursday April 26 in London on the impact of the EU referendum on EU families and their children.

If you would like to take part, please let me know asap if you can join us from 6-8.30pm on Thursday April 26 at Migrant Voice, Voluntary Action Islington, 200A Pentonville Road, London N1 9JP.

This small focus group is part of our research into the impact of the EU referendum on EU families and their children. The project is a partnership project led by the University of Birmingham.

The focus group is for: 

• Parents, UK-based, born in the EU or in a relationship with someone from one of those countries
• Children over 16 Born and resident in the UK, where one of the parents is from an EU27 country
• We can also interview parents who were born outside the EU but hold an EU passport 
• We are particularly looking to make sure we also hear from those over 60 and from countries that joined the EU after 2004 (Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Slovenia and Slovakia, Bulgaria and Romania)

We are trying to get as broad as possible a mix of individuals from all different EU countries and a mix of age, gender, income, etc.

Please circulate this to your colleagues and friends to help us find a wide range of participants.

Please get in touch with Anne at anne@migrantvoice.org or 0207 832 5824 for more information.

More info about the project:
This research project  is being undertaken by Migrant Voice in partnership with the University of Birmingham. The project is called: ‘EU families and ‘Eurochildren’ in Brexiting Britain’ (www.eurochildren.info) and is particularly interested in gaining the perspectives and experiences of EU families and their offspring in light of the vote to leave the European Union.  The study is led by Dr Nando Sigona (n.sigona@bham.ac.uk, University of Birmingham) and it is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as part of The UK in a Changing Europe initiative.

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Birmingham Focus group on the impact of Brexit on families http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/birmingham-focus-group-on-the-130418142100.html  Migrant Voice - Birmingham Focus group on the impact of Brexit on families

We are looking for families affected by Brexit to share their views, experiences and feelings. Migrant Voice and the University of Birmingham are organising a focus group on Wednesday April 25th in Birmingham on the impact of the EU referendum on EU families and their children.

If you would like to take part, please let me know asap if you can join us on Wednesday April 25, from 6-8.30pm at a venue centrally in Birmingham TBC.

This small focus group is part of our research into the impact of the EU referendum on EU families and their children. The project is a partnership project led by the University of Birmingham.

The focus group is for: 

Parents, UK-based, born in the EU or in a relationship with someone from one of those countries
• Children over 16 Born and resident in the UK, where one of the parents is from an EU27 country
• We can also interview parents who were born outside the EU but hold an EU passport 
• We are particularly looking to make sure we also hear from those over 60 and from countries that joined the EU after 2004 (Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Slovenia and Slovakia, Bulgaria and Romania)

We are trying to get as broad as possible a mix of individuals from all different EU countries and a mix of age, gender, income, etc.

Please circulate this to your colleagues and friends to help us find a wide range of participants.

Please get in touch with Anne at anne@migrantvoice.org or 0207 832 5824 for more information.

More info about the project:
This research project  is being undertaken by Migrant Voice in partnership with the University of Birmingham. The project is called: ‘EU families and ‘Eurochildren’ in Brexiting Britain’ (www.eurochildren.info) and is particularly interested in gaining the perspectives and experiences of EU families and their offspring in light of the vote to leave the European Union.  The study is led by Dr Nando Sigona (n.sigona@bham.ac.uk, University of Birmingham) and it is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as part of The UK in a Changing Europe initiative.

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External events in London in April http://www.migrantvoice.org//external-events-in-london-in-050418172725.html  Migrant Voice - External events in London in April

TALKS AND DISCUSSIONS


Thursday 5 April
* Costa Rican Election Analysis, Victor Bulmer-Thomas, Giancarlo Morelli, 6-7.30pm, Canning House, 126 Wigmore Street, W1. Info: 7811 5600/ events@canninghouse.org / www.canninghouse.org

Monday 9 April
* Innovation for Social Change: A View from Africa, Gerald Abila, Alloysius Attah, Tonee Ndungu, 5.30pm, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, WC1. Info: Taranjeet.lall@lshtm.ac.uk

Monday 9-Tuesday 10 April
* Race, Mental Health and State Violence, Birkbeck, Clore Management Centre, Torrington Square, WC1. Info: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/law

Tuesday 10 April
* The Open Futures of the Middle East, Lord Green, 6-8pm, Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, W1. Info: 7307 5454/ enquiries@asiahouse.co.uk / http://asiahouse.org / business.policy@asiahouse.co.uk

Wednesday 11 April
* Post-Brexit and the European Union’s Duty to Protect EU Citizens, Dora Kostakopoulou explores the advantages and disadvantages of possible citizenship templates and proposes an ‘EU protected citizen’ status for EU citizens, 1pm, City University, Northampton Square, EC1. Info: 7040 3410
* China: A Nation of Readers, Wang Ruoxu and Li Weichang discuss China's literary scene and how they are helping to develop young authors, 6.45-9pm, £5, Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, W1. Info: 7307 5454/ arts@asiahouse.co.uk

Thursday 12 April
* Journey into sub-Saharan Africa HIV co-infections, TB and CMV, Matthew Bates, 12.45pm, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, WC1. Info: Higina.Fernandes@lshtm.ac.uk.uk
* Resurgent Indonesia – From Crisis to Confidence, book launch, 6-8pm, Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, W1. Info: 7307 5454/ aini.abdullah@asiahouse.co.uk / enquiries@asiahouse.co.uk / http://asiahouse.org /

Friday 13 April
* Monetising Human Rights, Veroniuca Fikfak, Somerset House, East Wing, The Strand, WC2. Info:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/monetising-human-rights-dr-veronika-fikfak-tickets-42567765332 Registration
* Asian Development Outlook 2018, report launch, 9am-noon, Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, W1. Info: 7307 5454/ aini.abdullah@asiahouse.co.uk / enquiries@asiahouse.co.uk / http://asiahouse.org /

Monday 16 April
* The Big Picture on Small States, 1-2pm, Chatham House, 10 Saint James's Square, SW1. Info: 7664 4860/ chri.admin@sas.ac.uk / london@humanrightsinitiative.org
* The Freedom of Expression Awards Curtainraiser, Wendy Funes, Zaina Erhaim on the challenges for local journalists reporting from challenging environments, 7pm, £12.50/£10, Frontline Club, Norfolk Place, W2.
* Choke Point, Immanuel Ness on his new book about the precarious state of global capitalism that explores case studies, from South China dockworkers to dock and logistical workers in Chile, 6:30pm, £2, Bookmarks, 1 Bloomsbury Street, WC1. Info: 7637 1848
* The Fate of Women in Iraq, Haifa Zangana, 6.45pm, £3/£2, Friends of Le Monde, 70/77 Cowcross Street, EC1. Info: https://www.mondediplofriends.org.uk
* Re-engaging with the Commonwealth? Gambia, and Zimbabwe, Alieu Ceesay, Sue Onslow, Knox Chitiyo, Winston Mano, 6-8pm, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, Senate House, Malet Street, WC1. Info: olga.jimenez@sas.ac.u k/ 78628871

Tuesday 17 April
* Freedom of expression and the protection of journalists and human rights activists in Egypt,  representative of Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms, Jodie Ginsberg, Jeremy Dear, 8.15-9.45am, free, Doughty Street Chambers, 54 Doughty Street, WC1. Info:https://www.indexoncensorship.org/2018/03/freedom-of-expression-and-the-protection-of-journalists-and-human-rights-activists-in-egypt/
* A Handful of Dust: a Photography Exhibition by Nish Nalbandian, the photographer talks to Diana Darke about documenting life and war in northern Syria, 7pm, £12.50/£10, Frontline Club, Norfolk Place, W2. Info: 7479 8940/ events@frontlineclub.com/

Wednesday 18 April
* Being accountable to people affected by armed conflicts, Jacobo Quintanilla, Christina Bennett, Rachel Hastie, Anahi Ayala Iacucci, David Loquercio, 2-3.30pm, Overseas Development Institute, 203 Blackfriars Road, SE1. Info: 7922 0300/ odi@odi.org

Friday 20 April
* Independence, Partition and the South Asian diaspora, drop-in gallery talk, 1.15–2pm, free, British Museum. Info: http://www.britishmuseum.org/default.aspx / info@britishmuseum.org

Saturday 21 April
* Israel and the Question of Apartheid, Christabel Gurney, Salma Karmi-Ayyoub, Ronnie Barkan, Ben Jama, 10am-3:30pm, £5/£1, Rivercourt Methodist Church, King Street, Hammersmith, W6. Info: 7700 6192/ info@palestinecampaign.org

Monday 23 April
* Delhi Waters from Mughal to British Rule, Matt Birkinshaw, 5.30-7pm, free, British Library, 96 Euston Road, NW1. Info: (0)1937 546546/ boxoffice@bl.uk
* From Transitional To Transformative: justice for conflict-related violence against women, Christine Bell, Aisling Swaine, 6:30-8pm, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, WC2. Info: 7405 7686

Tuesday 24 April
* Regional and Grassroots Justice in Africa: Hissène Habré and beyond, Celeste Hicks, Thierry Cruvellier and Gaëtan Mootoo on the trial of Habré, the role of grassroots activists, and the future of the fight against impunity in Africa, 7.15–8.45pm, followed by reception, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, WC1. Info: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/regional-and-grassroots-justice-in-africa-hissene-habre-and-beyond-tickets-43695094203 Booking
* Human Rights in Egypt and Tunisia after the Arab Spring, Maha Azzam, Ian Pattel, Melek Saral, 6-8pm, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, EC1. Info: cas@soas.ac.uk
* The Struggle for the Arab World, Fawaz Gerges, 6.30pm, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, WC2. Info: 7405 7686
* The Sustainable Development Goals: ambition or fantasy?, Linden Edgell, 7-8.15pm. The Clothworkers' Hall, Dunster Court, Mincing Lane, EC3. Info: 7591 3000

Wednesday 25 April
* Paraguay Elections Analysis, Gunther Baumgarten and Andrew Nickson, 6-7:30pm, £15/£7.50, Canning House, 126 Wigmore Street. W1. Info: 7811 5600/ events@canninghouse.org / www.canninghouse.org

Thursday 26 April
* The more things change? Labour protection and labour migration under trade agreements in a post-Brexit and Trump era, 12.30-1.30pm, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, WC1. Info: IALS.events@sas.ac.uk / 7862 5800
* How Sustainable is the Chinese Model?, panel discussion, 6-8.30pm, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, WC1. Info: sci@soas.ac.uk / 7898 4823
* Lost Libraries, Abigail Reynolds looks at the sites of 15 libraries lost in conflict and natural catastrophe across two millennia, in China, Uzbekistan, Iran, Turkey, Egypt and Italy, 7.15-8.30pm, £8/£5, British Library, Euston Road, NW1. Info: (0)1937 546546/ boxoffice@bl.uk

Thursday 26-Friday 27 April
* Sight-Unseen Drama Conference, explore the plays of writers from Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, South Korea and the British East Asian community, £25/£15 for entire event, £15/8 for 1 day; £5 for reading of The Prodigal Daughter of Korea, Goldsmiths University, New Cross, SE14 (day one) and Tara Theatre, Earlsfield, W18 (day two). Info: https://www.tara-arts.com/whats-on/sight-unseen-drama-conference

Saturday 27-Monday 29 April
* M Fest, the UK’s first ever festival of Muslim literature, cultures and ideas, British Library, Euston Road. Info: http://mfest.org/ http://www.reemkelani.com/page_calendar.asp

Saturday 28 April
* An Evening with Raymond Ijabla – Atheist in Boko Haram Islamic Terrorist Zone, 6.30-9pm, £10, Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, WC1. Info: 7405 1818/ https://conwayhall.org.uk/organiser/london-black-atheists /
Monday 30 April
* North Korea: Dangerous, isolated & ready for war? The reality behind the caricature, Hazel Smith, 6.45pm, £3/£2, Friends of Le Monde, 70/77 Cowcross Street, EC1. Info: https://www.mondediplofriends.org.uk /

 

 

PERFORMANCE

* Black, Nikki doesn’t think that her Dad is a racist, he just cares deeply about his community: a play that.digs into the heart of racial tensions in the UK, Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, SW11, until 7 April. Info: 7223 2223

* The Great Wave, Japanese sIsters are caught in a storm: one is saved and their mother cannot believe the other isn't alive "and soon family tragedy takes on a global political dimension", National Theatre, Upper Ground, SE1, until 14 April. Info: 7452 3000/ nationaltheatre.org.uk 
+http://oneworld.org/2018/03/21/a-wave-of-the-dear-leaders-hand/  A wave of the Dear Leader's hand
+  https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2018/mar/14/north-korea-great-wave-francis-turnly 'I didn't fancy being stuck in North Korea'
+ 9 April, The Lovers and the Despot, screening, 5.30pm, Cottesloe room, £5/£3
+ 10 April, Inside the world's most secretive nation, 6-7pm, Cottesloe room, £7/£5. Info: nationaltheatre.org.uk/talks

* Sankara, the rise and fall of Thomas Sankara, President of Burkina Faso from 1983 to 1987, £16/£13, The Cockpit, Gateforth Street, NW8, until 14 April. Info: 7258 2925,

* Buggy Baby, Jaden, Nur and Aya didn’t always live here. They needed to escape another country and they’ve ended up in a rotting room in London, The Yard Theatre, Unit 2A,  Queen's Yard, White Post Lane, E9, until 6 April. Info:  3111 0570

* Black Men Walking, three men walk through 500 years of Black British history, Royal Court, Sloane Square, SW1, until 7 April. Info: 7565 5000

from Tuesday 10 April
* Mark Thomas: Showtime from the Frontline, dodging cultural and literal bullets, Israeli incursions and religion, Thomas and his team set out to run a comedy club and put on two nights in the Palestinian city of Jenin - only to find that it is not so simple to celebrate freedom of speech in a place with so little freedom, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Gerry Raffles Square, E5, until 21 April. Info: stratfordeast.com / 8534 0310/ tickets@stratfordeast.com
• + 12, 16 April, post-show talks, free with a ticket

• * A Brief History of Humankind, echoes from across six million years of human history, told from the perspective of a century in which every year is a revolutionary year, New Diorama Theatre, 15-16 Triton Street, Regent's Place, NW1, until 5 May. Info: 7383 9034
• * Gauhar Jaan - The Datia Incident, new play fusing music and dance, inspired by the story of Gauhar Jaan, India’s first recording artist, £15/£12, Omnibus Theatre, 1 Clapham Common Northside, SW4, until 29 April. Info: 7498 4699
• + exhibition in Omnibus Theatre café, free

* Palmyra, a reflection on Syria and the breakdown of relationships,£12.50,  Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, SW11, until 14 April. Info: 7223 2223 (and at at Shoreditch Town Hall  on 17-28 May)

 

from Wednesday 11 April
* Coconut, Rumi is a British Pakistani woman who spends more time enjoying wine and bacon than attending mosque - until she meets Simon, a white guy who decides to convert, £15/£10/£9, Ovalhouse, 52-54 Kennington Oval, SE11, until 28 April. Info: 7582 7680

Thursday 12 April
* European Poetry Festival, contemporary cutting edge poetry, 7pm, Austrian Cultural Forum, 28 Rutland Gate, SW7. Info: http://www.europeanpoetryfestival.com/austria

Friday 13 April
* Sticks and Stones, Welsh-Egyptian satirist Omar Hamdi takes aim at prejudice, racism, Islamophobia, and social and political misdeeds wherever he finds them, 7.30pm, £10-£12, Rich Mix. Info: http://www.artscanteen.com

Friday 13-Sunday 15 April
* Sarab: Palestinian Circus School was set up 12 years ago to bring circus to young people in Palestine. Their new show uses Chinese pole, juggling and acrobatics to reflect on their own history and the plight of refugees worldwide, Jacksons Lane, 269a Archway Road, N6, part of https://www.jacksonslane.org.uk/festivals/circusfest-2018 Circusfest 2018 . Info: 8341 4421

from Saturday 14 April
* The Encounter, Simon McBurney’s solo performance of the true story of National Geographic photographer Loren McIntyre who, lost in a remote area of Brazil in 1969, has a life-changing encounter, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, until 5 May. Info: 7638 8891/ www.barbican.org.uk

Sunday 15 April
* Chinua Achebe: Things Fall Apart, Chibundu Onuzo, Lucian Msamati, Olu Jacobs, Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi celebrate the 60th anniversary Achebe's novel at a live reading event, 2pm, £20, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1. Info: 3879 9555/ customer@southbankcentre.co.uk

from Monday 16 April
* Half Breed, Jazmin feels different. She doesn’t want to stay in the village. She’s got to get out, Soho Theatre, 2 Dean Street, W1, until 21 April. Info: Info: 7478 0100
from Tuesday 17 April
* Faceless, a suburban Chicago teenager lives her life on the internet. However, when she meets someone online who convinces her to convert from Christianity to Islam and leave home for Syria, she finds herself arrested for conspiring to commit acts of terrorism, Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, N4, until 12 May. Info: 7870 6876
+ free post-show talks with speakers including playwright Selina Fillinger, John Cameron of the NSPCC, barrister Tunde Okewale and journalist James Fergusson. Info: https://www.parktheatre.co.uk/whats-on/faceless

Wednesday 18 April
* Mountains: The Dreams of Lily Kwok, Helen has grown up in the UK, but visiting her mother's birthplace of Hong Kong for the first time she is determined to find out who she really is and where she belongs - and discovers shocking family secrets, from £13, Stratford Circus Arts Centre, Theatre Square, E15, until 21 April. Info: info@stratford-circus.com/ 8279 1080/ www.stratford-circus.com


from Wednesday 18 April
*  Moormaid, Berlin art teacher Melissa is about to do something drastic: ex-pupil Mehdi is seeking a place to hide. A new play looks at our own alienated youth to probe the fears of contemporary Europe, Arcola, 24 Ashwin Street, E9, until 19 May. Info: 7503 1646/ www.arcolathetre.com 

 

Thursday 19 April
* Border Tales, a satirical and poignant exploration of the stereotypes about multicultural life in Britain, based on personal experiences, 7.30pm, £14/£10, The Albany, Douglas Way, SE8. Info: www.thealbany.org.uk / 8692 4446
Thursday 26-Friday 27 April
* Sight-Unseen Drama Conference, Southeast Asia and the British East Asian community, see Talks and discussions.

from Thursday 26 April
* Coat, Yomi Sode's play tackles immigration, identity and displacement in a humorous and moving response to the mistakes made by elders that leave the next generation uncertain of what is expected of them, 8pm, £12.50/£10, Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, SW11, until 28 April. Info: 7223 2223 


EXHIBITIONS

 

* The Adamah Papers,  exhibition that follows a British-Ghanaian family’s journey in which they rediscover their rich heritage and connection to royalty, and which gives insight into Ghana’s history, British occupation,  resistance to colonialism and many generations of family history, free, Black Archives, Windrush Square, Brixton, SW2. Info: https://blackculturalarchives.org /

* Agadir, Yto Barrada's installation includes a mural, a film, several sculptures, and live and recorded performances, to consider how a city and its people might address the process of reinvention following disaster, like the 1967 earthquake, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, until 20 May. Info: 0845 120 7511/ www.barbican.org.uk

* Made in North Korea: Everyday Graphics from the DPRK, collection accumulated by documentary-maker Nicholas Bonner, House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, N1, until 13 May. Info: 3696 2020/ houseofillustration.org.uk

* Repetition is Truth - Via Dolorosa, Rachell Howard's abstraction based on the torture of Abu Ghraib prisoners, free, Newport Street Gallery, Newport Street, SE11, until 27 May. Info: 3141 9320

*  Age of Terror: Art Since 9/11, exhibition showcasing over 40 contemporary artists’ responses to war and conflict since the terrorist attacks, from artists including Ai Weiwei, Grayson Perry, Gerhard Richter, Jenny Holzer, Mona Hatoum, Alfredo Jaar, Coco Fusco and Jake & Dinos Chapman, £15/ £10.50/child £7.50/ National Art Pass £7.50, Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, SE1, until 28 May. Info: 7416 5000
+ http://oneworld.org/2017/11/02/art-in-an-age-of-terror/ Art in an age of terror


* No Turning Back: Seven Migration Moments that Changed Britain, art, photography and personal stories,until 29 April, Migration Museum, 26 Lambeth High Street, SE1. Info: http://www.migrationmuseum.org
+http://oneworld.org/2017/09/20/migration-moments-if-not-to-savour-at-least-to-think-about  Migration moments to remember

* Ayurvedic Man: Encounters With Indian Medicine, mapping encounters between medical practitioners, cultures, and continents - across India and beyond, Wellcome Foundation, 183 Euston Road, NW1, until 8 April. Info: 7611 2222/ info@wellcomecollection.org

* African Scribes: Manuscript Culture of Ethiopia, free, British Library, Euston Road, NW1, until 29 April. Info: 0843 208 1144

* Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins, 20  photographers on life on the margins, including the Delhi eunuch, the hyena men of Lagos and transexual Mexican sex-workers, £13.50, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2, until 28 May. Info: 7638 8891/ tickets@barbican.org.uk

* Rapid Response Collecting, tiny but fascinating exhibit of new acquisitions that ranges from a Ghanaian "power bank phone" to shoes that show Western designers' belated realisation that the pink colour 'nude' did not apply to all the world's population, free, Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road
+ http://oneworld.org/2017/01/08/burkinis-and-bullets-at-the-va/ Burkinis and bullets at the V&A

* London, Sugar & Slavery , permanent gallery at the Museum of Docklands, No 1 Warehouse, West India Quay, E14. Info: info@museumoflondon.org.uk

* Atlantic Worlds, transatlantic slave trade gallery, National Maritime Museum, Park Row, SE1. Info: 8858 4422/ 

* A revolutionary legacy: Haiti and Toussaint Louverture, small display of objects associated with Louverture and Haiti from the 18th century to the present day, that looks at the ripples caused by the revolution that spread across the world, British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1

* Retracing A Disappearing Landscape, interdisciplinary art exhibition and events relating to modern-day Libya, Najat Abeed, Mohammed Abumies, Huda Abuzeid, Mohamed Al Kharrubi, Takwa Barnosa, Mohamed Ben Khalifa, Najwa Benshatwan, Alla Budabbus, Malak Elghwel, Elham Ferjani, Yousef Fetis, Hadia Gana, Ghazi Gheblawi, Reem Gibriel, Jihan Kikhia, Marcella Mameli-Badi, Guy Martin, Arwa Massaoudi, Khaled Mattawa, Tawfik Naas, Laila Sharif, Najla Shawket Fitouri, Barbara Spadaro and Adam Styp-Rekowski, 21 Gallery, 21-27 Chalton Street, NW1, until 15 May. Info:  http://www.arabbritishcentre.org.uk/whatson/retracing-a-disappearing-landscape-interdisciplinary-art-exhibition/#ArJ605hUPQ9IPg2F.99 Exhibition


from Thursday 5 April
* Maqdala 1868, On 13 April 1868 the fortress of Emperor Tewodros II at Maqdala was besieged by British troops; 150 years later this display presents a selection of Ethiopian objects, Victoria and Albert Museum, until 30 June.

from Friday 13 April
* Carlos Garaicoa, solo show on the city by the Cuban multi-disciplinary artist who works across painting, photography and architecture, Parasol Unit Gallery, 14 Wharf Road, N1, until 3 June. Info: http://parasol-unit.org/whats-on/carlos-garaicoa /

from Friday 20 April
* Sony World Photography Awards, Somerset House, The Strand, until 6 May.

 

FILM

Wednesday 4 April
* Even When I Fall, the fascinating story behind Nepal’s first and only circus, started by Sheetal and Saraswoti and 11 other young trafficking survivors + Q&A with directors Kate McLarnon and Sky Neal and producer Elhum Shakerifar, 6.30pm, £15/£12, BFI, Southbank
* Another News Story, doc that films migrants fleeing Syria and Turkey but which simultaneously turns the camera on the journalists and the role they play in representing the crisis to the world + Q&A with director/producer Orban Wallace, producer Verity Wislocki, forced migration researcher Ahmad al-Rashid, 7pm, £12.50/£10, Frontline Club, 13 Norfolk Place, W2. Info: events@frontlineclub.com / 7479 8940

from Friday 6 April
* Devil's Freedom, the true horror of Mexico’s drug war through the masked first-hand testimonies of both victims and perpetrators, Curzon Bloomsbury, until 8 April.
* The Island and the Whales, as wildlife populations plummet and mercury levels rise, Faroe islanders must reconsider their tradition of eating whalemeat and seabirds, Curzon Bloomsbury, until 7 April.

Sunday 8 April
* Manila: In the Claws of Light, a young man from the country arrives in Manila in search of work and his missing girlfriend in this raw slice of life during the Ferdinand Marcos era, 3.20, BFI Southbank

from 8 April
* Bye Bye Germany, heartwarming and humorous look at what motivated thousands of Jewish survivors to stay put after the war, JW3, 341-351 Finchley Road, NW3, until 19 April. Info: https://www.jw3.org.uk/events

Monday 9 April
* Even When I Fall, the story of Saraswoti and Sheetal, who were child slaves in Indian circuses and when freed formed Nepal's first circus + talk with directors Sky Neal and Kate McLarnon and producer Elhum Shakerifar, 6.30pm, Barbican Cinema, Silk Street. Info: 7638 8891/ www.barbican.org.uk

Tuesday 10 April
* Through Our Eyes, UK premiere of director and Bosnian refugee Samir Mehanovic's documentary, which offers personal insight into the human catastrophe of the Syrian conflict + director Q&A, 6.30pm, £12.50/£10, Curzon Bloomsbury

from Wednesday 11 April
* East End Film Festival, until 19 April. Programme includes 12 Apr, Murlina the Murderer in Four Acts, "the best Indonesian feminist Western you'll see"; 13 Apr, Pili, 65 per cent of the cast are Tanzanian women taking part in a tale about a mother-of-two struggling to keep her HIV positive status secret as she tries to raise money for a market stall; 15 Apr, Tehran Taboo, animation about transgressive slice of life tale featuring prostitutes, mutes, drug addicts, musicians and mullahs that holds a mirror up to Iranian society; House Without Roof, four German Iraqi Kurds run into difficulties as they visit their homeland; 20 Apr, The Outsider, a shipping magnate with a multi-billion dollar empire is convinced he has been ripped off and is on a mission to bring those responsible to justice; 21 Apr, Sand And Blood, visceral and personal account of the recent history of Iraq and Syria; 22 Apr, One or The Other, visual essay probing the relationship between homeland and creation of a nation state that asks if the Western diaspora's long-distance nationalism has had more influence than responsibility over Israel and Palestine; Another News Story, refugees in Europe - and the media that follows them; Balekempa, subtle Indian family drama; Excavator, ex-paratrooper Kim sets out on his mechanical digger to find why officers sent them to suppress a demonstration in Gwangju; 26 Apr, Brasilia - Life After Design, individual stories amidst the architecture; 28 Apr, London Unplugged, 11 short female-led films by emerging London filmmakers made in conjunction with community groups such as the Migrant Resource Centre. Info: http://www.eastendfilmfestival.com /

Thursday 12 April
* Manila: In the Claws of Light, a young man from the country arrives in Manila in search of work and his missing girlfriend in this raw slice of life during the Ferdinand Marcos era, 8.40, BFI Southbank

Friday 13 April
* Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts, "the best Indonesian Western you'll see this year" + Q&A with director Mouly Surya, 8.25pm, BFI Southbank

Saturday 14, Tuesday 17 April
* Xala, Senegalese director Ousmane Sembène’s mischievous satire about a wealthy man who believes he’s cursed, 5.30pm, BFI Southbank Centre

from Wednesday 18 April
* Nevertheless, She Persisted: Suffrage, cinema and beyond, a season of features and documentaries looking at women’s efforts to gain equality, until 24 April, Barbican Centre, Silk Street. Programme incudes 19 Apr, Rakhshan Bani Etemad’s Our Times portraying the stories of Iranian women campaigning and standing for change in their country’s 2001 elections; 20 Apr, The Divine Order, housewife Nora joins with the women of a sleepy Swiss town to campaign for the vote in 1971; 21 Apr, Heiny Srour’s Leila and the Wolves, a feminist Arab story; 23 Apr, Enemies of Happiness, a portrait of Afghan activist and former politician Malalai Joya. Info: 7638 8891/ www.barbican.org.uk

from Sunday 20 April
* Frames of Representation: Landscape, films include 20 Apr, Black Mother, a film-poem to Jamaica, conjuring up the island in a polyphony of voices, textures and tales; 21 Apr,picaresque story of a man travelling to Cape Verde in search of his father; 24 Apr, Dragonfly Eyes, fictional narrative about a young woman who leaves a Buddhist monastery, which raises issues about surveillance; 27 Apr, Orione, insight into a society, Argentina, filled with contradictions, in which people have their own truths and mores and often live on the boundary of the law; 28 Apr, Cocote, Dominican Republic through a family feud; all films followed by Q&As; ICA, The Mall, SW1, until 28 April. Info: 7930 3647/ www.ica.org.uk

Saturday 21 April
* Africa Goes West: The Black Cowboy, panellists and clips illustrate an exploration of the African diaspora’s take on the classic genre, 4pm, £6.50, BFI Southbank

Monday 23 April
* Machines, with rare access to the guarded world of sweatshops, Rahul Jain brings us into one of the thousands of textile mills in heavily industrialised Sachin, India + Q&A, part of https://www.somersethouse.org.uk/residents/dartmouth-films?utm_source=Somerset+House&utm_campaign=8c02002788-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_03_05&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9504c32e89-8c02002788-15021617Unorthodox . 7pm, £10/£8, Somerset House, The Strand.
+ http://oneworld.org/2017/04/29/god-gave-us-hands-to-work-so-we-have-to-work / 'God gave us hands to work so we have to work'
* Manila: In the Claws of Light, a young man from the country arrives in Manila in search of work and his missing girlfriend in this raw slice of life during the Ferdinand Marcos era, 8.10pm, BFI Southbank

Wednesday 25 April
* The Wound, striking South African tale about love and rivalry during a traditional Xhosa circumcision camp, 8.40pm, BFI Southbank
+ http://oneworld.org/2017/10/13/wounds-too-deep-to-heal Wounds too deep to heal
from Friday 27 April
* The Deminer, documentary about Major Fakhir who, with just wire cutters and a knife, disarms thousands of mines in Mosul
* The Wound, striking South African tale about love and rivalry during a traditional Xhosa circumcision camp
+ http://oneworld.org/2017/10/13/wounds-too-deep-to-heal Wounds too deep to heal

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TALKS AND DISCUSSIONS
 
 
Thursday 5 April
* Costa Rican Election Analysis, Victor Bulmer-Thomas, Giancarlo Morelli, 6-7.30pm, Canning House, 126 Wigmore Street, W1. Info: 7811 5600/ events@canninghouse.org / www.canninghouse.org
 
Monday 9 April
* Innovation for Social Change: A View from Africa, Gerald Abila, Alloysius Attah, Tonee Ndungu, 5.30pm, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, WC1. Info: Taranjeet.lall@lshtm.ac.uk
 
Monday 9-Tuesday 10 April
* Race, Mental Health and State Violence, Birkbeck, Clore Management Centre, Torrington Square, WC1. Info: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/law
 
Tuesday 10 April
* The Open Futures of the Middle East, Lord Green, 6-8pm, Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, W1. Info: 7307 5454/ enquiries@asiahouse.co.uk / http://asiahouse.org / business.policy@asiahouse.co.uk
 
Wednesday 11 April
* Post-Brexit and the European Union’s Duty to Protect EU Citizens, Dora Kostakopoulou explores the advantages and disadvantages of possible citizenship templates and proposes an ‘EU protected citizen’ status for EU citizens, 1pm, City University, Northampton Square, EC1. Info: 7040 3410
* China: A Nation of Readers, Wang Ruoxu and Li Weichang discuss China's literary scene and how they are helping to develop young authors, 6.45-9pm, £5, Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, W1. Info: 7307 5454/ arts@asiahouse.co.uk
 
Thursday 12 April
* Journey into sub-Saharan Africa HIV co-infections, TB and CMV, Matthew Bates, 12.45pm, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, WC1. Info: Higina.Fernandes@lshtm.ac.uk.uk
* Resurgent Indonesia – From Crisis to Confidence, book launch, 6-8pm, Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, W1. Info: 7307 5454/ aini.abdullah@asiahouse.co.uk / enquiries@asiahouse.co.uk / http://asiahouse.org /
 
Friday 13 April
* Monetising Human Rights, Veroniuca Fikfak, Somerset House, East Wing, The Strand, WC2. Info:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/monetising-human-rights-dr-veronika-fikfak-tickets-42567765332 Registration
* Asian Development Outlook 2018, report launch, 9am-noon, Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, W1. Info: 7307 5454/ aini.abdullah@asiahouse.co.uk / enquiries@asiahouse.co.uk / http://asiahouse.org /
 
Monday 16 April
* The Big Picture on Small States, 1-2pm, Chatham House, 10 Saint James's Square, SW1. Info: 7664 4860/ chri.admin@sas.ac.uk / london@humanrightsinitiative.org
* The Freedom of Expression Awards Curtainraiser, Wendy Funes, Zaina Erhaim on the challenges for local journalists reporting from challenging environments, 7pm, £12.50/£10, Frontline Club, Norfolk Place, W2.
* Choke Point, Immanuel Ness on his new book about the precarious state of global capitalism that explores case studies, from South China dockworkers to dock and logistical workers in Chile, 6:30pm, £2, Bookmarks, 1 Bloomsbury Street, WC1. Info: 7637 1848
* The Fate of Women in Iraq, Haifa Zangana, 6.45pm, £3/£2, Friends of Le Monde, 70/77 Cowcross Street, EC1. Info: https://www.mondediplofriends.org.uk
* Re-engaging with the Commonwealth? Gambia, and Zimbabwe, Alieu Ceesay, Sue Onslow, Knox Chitiyo, Winston Mano, 6-8pm, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, Senate House, Malet Street, WC1. Info: olga.jimenez@sas.ac.u k/ 78628871
 
Tuesday 17 April
* Freedom of expression and the protection of journalists and human rights activists in Egypt,  representative of Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms, Jodie Ginsberg, Jeremy Dear, 8.15-9.45am, free, Doughty Street Chambers, 54 Doughty Street, WC1. Info:https://www.indexoncensorship.org/2018/03/freedom-of-expression-and-the-protection-of-journalists-and-human-rights-activists-in-egypt/
* A Handful of Dust: a Photography Exhibition by Nish Nalbandian, the photographer talks to Diana Darke about documenting life and war in northern Syria, 7pm, £12.50/£10, Frontline Club, Norfolk Place, W2. Info: 7479 8940/ events@frontlineclub.com/
 
Wednesday 18 April
* Being accountable to people affected by armed conflicts, Jacobo Quintanilla, Christina Bennett, Rachel Hastie, Anahi Ayala Iacucci, David Loquercio, 2-3.30pm, Overseas Development Institute, 203 Blackfriars Road, SE1. Info: 7922 0300/ odi@odi.org
 
Friday 20 April
* Independence, Partition and the South Asian diaspora, drop-in gallery talk, 1.15–2pm, free, British Museum. Info: http://www.britishmuseum.org/default.aspx / info@britishmuseum.org
 
Saturday 21 April
* Israel and the Question of Apartheid, Christabel Gurney, Salma Karmi-Ayyoub, Ronnie Barkan, Ben Jama, 10am-3:30pm, £5/£1, Rivercourt Methodist Church, King Street, Hammersmith, W6. Info: 7700 6192/ info@palestinecampaign.org
 
Monday 23 April
* Delhi Waters from Mughal to British Rule, Matt Birkinshaw, 5.30-7pm, free, British Library, 96 Euston Road, NW1. Info: (0)1937 546546/ boxoffice@bl.uk
* From Transitional To Transformative: justice for conflict-related violence against women, Christine Bell, Aisling Swaine, 6:30-8pm, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, WC2. Info: 7405 7686
 
Tuesday 24 April
* Regional and Grassroots Justice in Africa: Hissène Habré and beyond, Celeste Hicks, Thierry Cruvellier and Gaëtan Mootoo on the trial of Habré, the role of grassroots activists, and the future of the fight against impunity in Africa, 7.15–8.45pm, followed by reception, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, WC1. Info: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/regional-and-grassroots-justice-in-africa-hissene-habre-and-beyond-tickets-43695094203 Booking
* Human Rights in Egypt and Tunisia after the Arab Spring, Maha Azzam, Ian Pattel, Melek Saral, 6-8pm, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, EC1. Info: cas@soas.ac.uk
* The Struggle for the Arab World, Fawaz Gerges, 6.30pm, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, WC2. Info: 7405 7686
* The Sustainable Development Goals: ambition or fantasy?, Linden Edgell, 7-8.15pm. The Clothworkers' Hall, Dunster Court, Mincing Lane, EC3. Info: 7591 3000
 
Wednesday 25 April
* Paraguay Elections Analysis, Gunther Baumgarten and Andrew Nickson, 6-7:30pm, £15/£7.50, Canning House, 126 Wigmore Street. W1. Info: 7811 5600/ events@canninghouse.org / www.canninghouse.org
 
Thursday 26 April
* The more things change? Labour protection and labour migration under trade agreements in a post-Brexit and Trump era, 12.30-1.30pm, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, WC1. Info: IALS.events@sas.ac.uk / 7862 5800
* How Sustainable is the Chinese Model?, panel discussion, 6-8.30pm, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, WC1. Info: sci@soas.ac.uk / 7898 4823
* Lost Libraries, Abigail Reynolds looks at the sites of 15 libraries lost in conflict and natural catastrophe across two millennia, in China, Uzbekistan, Iran, Turkey, Egypt and Italy, 7.15-8.30pm, £8/£5, British Library, Euston Road, NW1. Info: (0)1937 546546/ boxoffice@bl.uk
 
Thursday 26-Friday 27 April
* Sight-Unseen Drama Conference, explore the plays of writers from Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, South Korea and the British East Asian community, £25/£15 for entire event, £15/8 for 1 day; £5 for reading of The Prodigal Daughter of Korea, Goldsmiths University, New Cross, SE14 (day one) and Tara Theatre, Earlsfield, W18 (day two). Info: https://www.tara-arts.com/whats-on/sight-unseen-drama-conference
 
Saturday 27-Monday 29 April
* M Fest, the UK’s first ever festival of Muslim literature, cultures and ideas, British Library, Euston Road. Info: http://mfest.org/ http://www.reemkelani.com/page_calendar.asp
 
Saturday 28 April
* An Evening with Raymond Ijabla – Atheist in Boko Haram Islamic Terrorist Zone, 6.30-9pm, £10, Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, WC1. Info: 7405 1818/ https://conwayhall.org.uk/organiser/london-black-atheists /
Monday 30 April
* North Korea: Dangerous, isolated & ready for war? The reality behind the caricature, Hazel Smith, 6.45pm, £3/£2, Friends of Le Monde, 70/77 Cowcross Street, EC1. Info: https://www.mondediplofriends.org.uk /
 
 
 
 
 
PERFORMANCE
 
* Black, Nikki doesn’t think that her Dad is a racist, he just cares deeply about his community: a play that.digs into the heart of racial tensions in the UK, Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, SW11, until 7 April. Info: 7223 2223
 
* The Great Wave, Japanese sIsters are caught in a storm: one is saved and their mother cannot believe the other isn't alive "and soon family tragedy takes on a global political dimension", National Theatre, Upper Ground, SE1, until 14 April. Info: 7452 3000/ nationaltheatre.org.uk 
+http://oneworld.org/2018/03/21/a-wave-of-the-dear-leaders-hand/  A wave of the Dear Leader's hand
+  https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2018/mar/14/north-korea-great-wave-francis-turnly 'I didn't fancy being stuck in North Korea'
+ 9 April, The Lovers and the Despot, screening, 5.30pm, Cottesloe room, £5/£3
+ 10 April, Inside the world's most secretive nation, 6-7pm, Cottesloe room, £7/£5. Info: nationaltheatre.org.uk/talks
 
* Sankara, the rise and fall of Thomas Sankara, President of Burkina Faso from 1983 to 1987, £16/£13, The Cockpit, Gateforth Street, NW8, until 14 April. Info: 7258 2925,
 
* Buggy Baby, Jaden, Nur and Aya didn’t always live here. They needed to escape another country and they’ve ended up in a rotting room in London, The Yard Theatre, Unit 2A,  Queen's Yard, White Post Lane, E9, until 6 April. Info:  3111 0570
 
* Black Men Walking, three men walk through 500 years of Black British history, Royal Court, Sloane Square, SW1, until 7 April. Info: 7565 5000
 
from Tuesday 10 April
* Mark Thomas: Showtime from the Frontline, dodging cultural and literal bullets, Israeli incursions and religion, Thomas and his team set out to run a comedy club and put on two nights in the Palestinian city of Jenin - only to find that it is not so simple to celebrate freedom of speech in a place with so little freedom, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Gerry Raffles Square, E5, until 21 April. Info: stratfordeast.com / 8534 0310/ tickets@stratfordeast.com
• + 12, 16 April, post-show talks, free with a ticket
• * A Brief History of Humankind, echoes from across six million years of human history, told from the perspective of a century in which every year is a revolutionary year, New Diorama Theatre, 15-16 Triton Street, Regent's Place, NW1, until 5 May. Info: 7383 9034
• * Gauhar Jaan - The Datia Incident, new play fusing music and dance, inspired by the story of Gauhar Jaan, India’s first recording artist, £15/£12, Omnibus Theatre, 1 Clapham Common Northside, SW4, until 29 April. Info: 7498 4699
• + exhibition in Omnibus Theatre café, free
 
* Palmyra, a reflection on Syria and the breakdown of relationships,£12.50,  Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, SW11, until 14 April. Info: 7223 2223 (and at at Shoreditch Town Hall  on 17-28 May)
 
 
 
from Wednesday 11 April
* Coconut, Rumi is a British Pakistani woman who spends more time enjoying wine and bacon than attending mosque - until she meets Simon, a white guy who decides to convert, £15/£10/£9, Ovalhouse, 52-54 Kennington Oval, SE11, until 28 April. Info: 7582 7680
 
Thursday 12 April
* European Poetry Festival, contemporary cutting edge poetry, 7pm, Austrian Cultural Forum, 28 Rutland Gate, SW7. Info: http://www.europeanpoetryfestival.com/austria
 
Friday 13 April
* Sticks and Stones, Welsh-Egyptian satirist Omar Hamdi takes aim at prejudice, racism, Islamophobia, and social and political misdeeds wherever he finds them, 7.30pm, £10-£12, Rich Mix. Info: http://www.artscanteen.com
 
Friday 13-Sunday 15 April
* Sarab: Palestinian Circus School was set up 12 years ago to bring circus to young people in Palestine. Their new show uses Chinese pole, juggling and acrobatics to reflect on their own history and the plight of refugees worldwide, Jacksons Lane, 269a Archway Road, N6, part of https://www.jacksonslane.org.uk/festivals/circusfest-2018 Circusfest 2018 . Info: 8341 4421
 
from Saturday 14 April
* The Encounter, Simon McBurney’s solo performance of the true story of National Geographic photographer Loren McIntyre who, lost in a remote area of Brazil in 1969, has a life-changing encounter, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, until 5 May. Info: 7638 8891/ www.barbican.org.uk
 
Sunday 15 April
* Chinua Achebe: Things Fall Apart, Chibundu Onuzo, Lucian Msamati, Olu Jacobs, Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi celebrate the 60th anniversary Achebe's novel at a live reading event, 2pm, £20, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1. Info: 3879 9555/ customer@southbankcentre.co.uk
 
from Monday 16 April
* Half Breed, Jazmin feels different. She doesn’t want to stay in the village. She’s got to get out, Soho Theatre, 2 Dean Street, W1, until 21 April. Info: Info: 7478 0100
from Tuesday 17 April
* Faceless, a suburban Chicago teenager lives her life on the internet. However, when she meets someone online who convinces her to convert from Christianity to Islam and leave home for Syria, she finds herself arrested for conspiring to commit acts of terrorism, Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, N4, until 12 May. Info: 7870 6876
+ free post-show talks with speakers including playwright Selina Fillinger, John Cameron of the NSPCC, barrister Tunde Okewale and journalist James Fergusson. Info: https://www.parktheatre.co.uk/whats-on/faceless
 
Wednesday 18 April
* Mountains: The Dreams of Lily Kwok, Helen has grown up in the UK, but visiting her mother's birthplace of Hong Kong for the first time she is determined to find out who she really is and where she belongs - and discovers shocking family secrets, from £13, Stratford Circus Arts Centre, Theatre Square, E15, until 21 April. Info: info@stratford-circus.com/ 8279 1080/ www.stratford-circus.com
 
 
from Wednesday 18 April
*  Moormaid, Berlin art teacher Melissa is about to do something drastic: ex-pupil Mehdi is seeking a place to hide. A new play looks at our own alienated youth to probe the fears of contemporary Europe, Arcola, 24 Ashwin Street, E9, until 19 May. Info: 7503 1646/ www.arcolathetre.com 
 
 
 
Thursday 19 April
* Border Tales, a satirical and poignant exploration of the stereotypes about multicultural life in Britain, based on personal experiences, 7.30pm, £14/£10, The Albany, Douglas Way, SE8. Info: www.thealbany.org.uk / 8692 4446
Thursday 26-Friday 27 April
* Sight-Unseen Drama Conference, Southeast Asia and the British East Asian community, see Talks and discussions.
 
from Thursday 26 April
* Coat, Yomi Sode's play tackles immigration, identity and displacement in a humorous and moving response to the mistakes made by elders that leave the next generation uncertain of what is expected of them, 8pm, £12.50/£10, Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, SW11, until 28 April. Info: 7223 2223 
 
 
EXHIBITIONS
 
 
 
* The Adamah Papers,  exhibition that follows a British-Ghanaian family’s journey in which they rediscover their rich heritage and connection to royalty, and which gives insight into Ghana’s history, British occupation,  resistance to colonialism and many generations of family history, free, Black Archives, Windrush Square, Brixton, SW2. Info: https://blackculturalarchives.org /
 
* Agadir, Yto Barrada's installation includes a mural, a film, several sculptures, and live and recorded performances, to consider how a city and its people might address the process of reinvention following disaster, like the 1967 earthquake, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, until 20 May. Info: 0845 120 7511/ www.barbican.org.uk
 
* Made in North Korea: Everyday Graphics from the DPRK, collection accumulated by documentary-maker Nicholas Bonner, House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, N1, until 13 May. Info: 3696 2020/ houseofillustration.org.uk
 
* Repetition is Truth - Via Dolorosa, Rachell Howard's abstraction based on the torture of Abu Ghraib prisoners, free, Newport Street Gallery, Newport Street, SE11, until 27 May. Info: 3141 9320
 
*  Age of Terror: Art Since 9/11, exhibition showcasing over 40 contemporary artists’ responses to war and conflict since the terrorist attacks, from artists including Ai Weiwei, Grayson Perry, Gerhard Richter, Jenny Holzer, Mona Hatoum, Alfredo Jaar, Coco Fusco and Jake & Dinos Chapman, £15/ £10.50/child £7.50/ National Art Pass £7.50, Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, SE1, until 28 May. Info: 7416 5000
+ http://oneworld.org/2017/11/02/art-in-an-age-of-terror/ Art in an age of terror
 
 
* No Turning Back: Seven Migration Moments that Changed Britain, art, photography and personal stories,until 29 April, Migration Museum, 26 Lambeth High Street, SE1. Info: http://www.migrationmuseum.org
+http://oneworld.org/2017/09/20/migration-moments-if-not-to-savour-at-least-to-think-about  Migration moments to remember
 
* Ayurvedic Man: Encounters With Indian Medicine, mapping encounters between medical practitioners, cultures, and continents - across India and beyond, Wellcome Foundation, 183 Euston Road, NW1, until 8 April. Info: 7611 2222/ info@wellcomecollection.org
 
* African Scribes: Manuscript Culture of Ethiopia, free, British Library, Euston Road, NW1, until 29 April. Info: 0843 208 1144
 
* Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins, 20  photographers on life on the margins, including the Delhi eunuch, the hyena men of Lagos and transexual Mexican sex-workers, £13.50, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2, until 28 May. Info: 7638 8891/ tickets@barbican.org.uk
 
* Rapid Response Collecting, tiny but fascinating exhibit of new acquisitions that ranges from a Ghanaian "power bank phone" to shoes that show Western designers' belated realisation that the pink colour 'nude' did not apply to all the world's population, free, Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road
+ http://oneworld.org/2017/01/08/burkinis-and-bullets-at-the-va/ Burkinis and bullets at the V&A
 
* London, Sugar & Slavery , permanent gallery at the Museum of Docklands, No 1 Warehouse, West India Quay, E14. Info: info@museumoflondon.org.uk
 
* Atlantic Worlds, transatlantic slave trade gallery, National Maritime Museum, Park Row, SE1. Info: 8858 4422/ 
 
* A revolutionary legacy: Haiti and Toussaint Louverture, small display of objects associated with Louverture and Haiti from the 18th century to the present day, that looks at the ripples caused by the revolution that spread across the world, British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1
 
* Retracing A Disappearing Landscape, interdisciplinary art exhibition and events relating to modern-day Libya, Najat Abeed, Mohammed Abumies, Huda Abuzeid, Mohamed Al Kharrubi, Takwa Barnosa, Mohamed Ben Khalifa, Najwa Benshatwan, Alla Budabbus, Malak Elghwel, Elham Ferjani, Yousef Fetis, Hadia Gana, Ghazi Gheblawi, Reem Gibriel, Jihan Kikhia, Marcella Mameli-Badi, Guy Martin, Arwa Massaoudi, Khaled Mattawa, Tawfik Naas, Laila Sharif, Najla Shawket Fitouri, Barbara Spadaro and Adam Styp-Rekowski, 21 Gallery, 21-27 Chalton Street, NW1, until 15 May. Info:  http://www.arabbritishcentre.org.uk/whatson/retracing-a-disappearing-landscape-interdisciplinary-art-exhibition/#ArJ605hUPQ9IPg2F.99 Exhibition
 
 
from Thursday 5 April
* Maqdala 1868, On 13 April 1868 the fortress of Emperor Tewodros II at Maqdala was besieged by British troops; 150 years later this display presents a selection of Ethiopian objects, Victoria and Albert Museum, until 30 June.
 
from Friday 13 April
* Carlos Garaicoa, solo show on the city by the Cuban multi-disciplinary artist who works across painting, photography and architecture, Parasol Unit Gallery, 14 Wharf Road, N1, until 3 June. Info: http://parasol-unit.org/whats-on/carlos-garaicoa /
 
from Friday 20 April
* Sony World Photography Awards, Somerset House, The Strand, until 6 May.
 
 
 
FILM
 
Wednesday 4 April
* Even When I Fall, the fascinating story behind Nepal’s first and only circus, started by Sheetal and Saraswoti and 11 other young trafficking survivors + Q&A with directors Kate McLarnon and Sky Neal and producer Elhum Shakerifar, 6.30pm, £15/£12, BFI, Southbank
* Another News Story, doc that films migrants fleeing Syria and Turkey but which simultaneously turns the camera on the journalists and the role they play in representing the crisis to the world + Q&A with director/producer Orban Wallace, producer Verity Wislocki, forced migration researcher Ahmad al-Rashid, 7pm, £12.50/£10, Frontline Club, 13 Norfolk Place, W2. Info: events@frontlineclub.com / 7479 8940
 
from Friday 6 April
* Devil's Freedom, the true horror of Mexico’s drug war through the masked first-hand testimonies of both victims and perpetrators, Curzon Bloomsbury, until 8 April.
* The Island and the Whales, as wildlife populations plummet and mercury levels rise, Faroe islanders must reconsider their tradition of eating whalemeat and seabirds, Curzon Bloomsbury, until 7 April.
 
Sunday 8 April
* Manila: In the Claws of Light, a young man from the country arrives in Manila in search of work and his missing girlfriend in this raw slice of life during the Ferdinand Marcos era, 3.20, BFI Southbank
 
from 8 April
* Bye Bye Germany, heartwarming and humorous look at what motivated thousands of Jewish survivors to stay put after the war, JW3, 341-351 Finchley Road, NW3, until 19 April. Info: https://www.jw3.org.uk/events
 
Monday 9 April
* Even When I Fall, the story of Saraswoti and Sheetal, who were child slaves in Indian circuses and when freed formed Nepal's first circus + talk with directors Sky Neal and Kate McLarnon and producer Elhum Shakerifar, 6.30pm, Barbican Cinema, Silk Street. Info: 7638 8891/ www.barbican.org.uk
 
Tuesday 10 April
* Through Our Eyes, UK premiere of director and Bosnian refugee Samir Mehanovic's documentary, which offers personal insight into the human catastrophe of the Syrian conflict + director Q&A, 6.30pm, £12.50/£10, Curzon Bloomsbury
 
from Wednesday 11 April
* East End Film Festival, until 19 April. Programme includes 12 Apr, Murlina the Murderer in Four Acts, "the best Indonesian feminist Western you'll see"; 13 Apr, Pili, 65 per cent of the cast are Tanzanian women taking part in a tale about a mother-of-two struggling to keep her HIV positive status secret as she tries to raise money for a market stall; 15 Apr, Tehran Taboo, animation about transgressive slice of life tale featuring prostitutes, mutes, drug addicts, musicians and mullahs that holds a mirror up to Iranian society; House Without Roof, four German Iraqi Kurds run into difficulties as they visit their homeland; 20 Apr, The Outsider, a shipping magnate with a multi-billion dollar empire is convinced he has been ripped off and is on a mission to bring those responsible to justice; 21 Apr, Sand And Blood, visceral and personal account of the recent history of Iraq and Syria; 22 Apr, One or The Other, visual essay probing the relationship between homeland and creation of a nation state that asks if the Western diaspora's long-distance nationalism has had more influence than responsibility over Israel and Palestine; Another News Story, refugees in Europe - and the media that follows them; Balekempa, subtle Indian family drama; Excavator, ex-paratrooper Kim sets out on his mechanical digger to find why officers sent them to suppress a demonstration in Gwangju; 26 Apr, Brasilia - Life After Design, individual stories amidst the architecture; 28 Apr, London Unplugged, 11 short female-led films by emerging London filmmakers made in conjunction with community groups such as the Migrant Resource Centre. Info: http://www.eastendfilmfestival.com /
 
Thursday 12 April
* Manila: In the Claws of Light, a young man from the country arrives in Manila in search of work and his missing girlfriend in this raw slice of life during the Ferdinand Marcos era, 8.40, BFI Southbank
 
Friday 13 April
* Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts, "the best Indonesian Western you'll see this year" + Q&A with director Mouly Surya, 8.25pm, BFI Southbank
 
Saturday 14, Tuesday 17 April
* Xala, Senegalese director Ousmane Sembène’s mischievous satire about a wealthy man who believes he’s cursed, 5.30pm, BFI Southbank Centre
 
from Wednesday 18 April
* Nevertheless, She Persisted: Suffrage, cinema and beyond, a season of features and documentaries looking at women’s efforts to gain equality, until 24 April, Barbican Centre, Silk Street. Programme incudes 19 Apr, Rakhshan Bani Etemad’s Our Times portraying the stories of Iranian women campaigning and standing for change in their country’s 2001 elections; 20 Apr, The Divine Order, housewife Nora joins with the women of a sleepy Swiss town to campaign for the vote in 1971; 21 Apr, Heiny Srour’s Leila and the Wolves, a feminist Arab story; 23 Apr, Enemies of Happiness, a portrait of Afghan activist and former politician Malalai Joya. Info: 7638 8891/ www.barbican.org.uk
 
from Sunday 20 April
* Frames of Representation: Landscape, films include 20 Apr, Black Mother, a film-poem to Jamaica, conjuring up the island in a polyphony of voices, textures and tales; 21 Apr,picaresque story of a man travelling to Cape Verde in search of his father; 24 Apr, Dragonfly Eyes, fictional narrative about a young woman who leaves a Buddhist monastery, which raises issues about surveillance; 27 Apr, Orione, insight into a society, Argentina, filled with contradictions, in which people have their own truths and mores and often live on the boundary of the law; 28 Apr, Cocote, Dominican Republic through a family feud; all films followed by Q&As; ICA, The Mall, SW1, until 28 April. Info: 7930 3647/ www.ica.org.uk
 
Saturday 21 April
* Africa Goes West: The Black Cowboy, panellists and clips illustrate an exploration of the African diaspora’s take on the classic genre, 4pm, £6.50, BFI Southbank
 
Monday 23 April
* Machines, with rare access to the guarded world of sweatshops, Rahul Jain brings us into one of the thousands of textile mills in heavily industrialised Sachin, India + Q&A, part of https://www.somersethouse.org.uk/residents/dartmouth-films?utm_source=Somerset+House&utm_campaign=8c02002788-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_03_05&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9504c32e89-8c02002788-15021617Unorthodox . 7pm, £10/£8, Somerset House, The Strand.
+ http://oneworld.org/2017/04/29/god-gave-us-hands-to-work-so-we-have-to-work / 'God gave us hands to work so we have to work'
* Manila: In the Claws of Light, a young man from the country arrives in Manila in search of work and his missing girlfriend in this raw slice of life during the Ferdinand Marcos era, 8.10pm, BFI Southbank
 
Wednesday 25 April
* The Wound, striking South African tale about love and rivalry during a traditional Xhosa circumcision camp, 8.40pm, BFI Southbank
+ http://oneworld.org/2017/10/13/wounds-too-deep-to-heal Wounds too deep to heal
from Friday 27 April
* The Deminer, documentary about Major Fakhir who, with just wire cutters and a knife, disarms thousands of mines in Mosul
* The Wound, striking South African tale about love and rivalry during a traditional Xhosa circumcision camp
+ http://oneworld.org/2017/10/13/wounds-too-deep-to-heal Wounds too deep to heal
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2018 04 06 00:25 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Migrant communities in the media: telling our own stories-Birmingham http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/migrant-communities-in-the-media--230318111356.html  Migrant Voice - Migrant communities in the media: telling our own stories-Birmingham

I am writing to invite you to join me and other colleagues on Thursday March 22thfrom 11am – 2pm for a working lunch to learn more about the work we do at Migrant Voice and to discuss how we can work with you to get migrant and refugee communities’ issues covered in the media.
 
This is very important at a time where we’re facing increasing challenges as migrant and refugee communities: from the hostile environment to Brexit, while migrant voices are still unheard in 85-90% of stories covering migration.
 
This working lunch is an opportunity for us to share with you what Migrant Voice does, some of our learning from recent work with the media, and to explore with you what are the issues migrant and refugee communities in the West Midlands want to bring to the public attention and in the media.
 
Come along to find out what we can offer in terms of media training, contacts with journalists, etc., and to create a plan together to bring prominence to our communities’ issues so we can take a lead in the conversation about migration.
 
This invitation is only sent to a selected number of organisations and is open to up to two representatives per organisation. Some of you may already have been involved in our Birmingham network over the past eight years, but we feel it is time we meet again to explore how we can step up our efforts in order to face the current challenges.
 
The working lunch will take place on Thursday March 22th from 11am – 2pm, at Unison, 46 The Priory Queensway, Birmingham B4 7LR

 

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2018 03 23 18:13 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Migrant Communities in the Media: telling our own stories- 20 March http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/migrant-communities-in-the-media--230318110944.html  Migrant Voice - Migrant Communities in the Media: telling our own stories- 20 March

On Tuesday March 20th from 12 noon – 3 pm Migrant Voice is organising a working lunch to learn more about the work we do at Migrant Voice and to discuss how we can work with you to get migrant and refugee communities’ issues covered in the media.
 
This is very important at a time where we’re facing increasing challenges as migrant and refugee communities: from the hostile environment to Brexit, while migrant voices are still unheard in 85-90% of stories covering migration.
 
This working lunch is an opportunity for us to share with you what Migrant Voice does, some of our learning from recent work with the media, and to explore with you what are the issues migrant and refugee communities in Scotland want to bring to the public attention and in the media.
 
Come along to find out what we can offer in terms of media training, contacts with journalists, etc., and to create a plan together to bring prominence to our communities’ issues so we can take a lead in the conversation about migration.
 
This invitation is only sent to a selected number of organisations and is open to up to two representatives per organisation. Some of you may already have been involved in our Glasgow network over the past eight years, but we feel it is time we meet again to explore how we can step up our efforts in order to face the current challenges.
 
The working lunch will take place on Tuesday March 20th from 12 noon – 3 pm, at The Poverty Alliance, 3rd Floor, 94 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 6PH

 

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2018 03 23 18:09 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
testing from boss http://www.migrantvoice.org//testing-from-boss-200318140728.html  Migrant Voice - testing from boss

This article is the first of an occasional series by Migrant Voice in which migrants and those interested in migration issues comment on TV and radio programmes about migrants.





The set-up is simple: What happens to four unemployed Brits when an immigrant millionaire becomes their boss?


It seems like a positive approach. For a change, it features a successful migrant - Marwan Koukash, a Palestinian who arrived in the UK in 1976 with £200 in his pocket and is now reportedly a multi-millionaire. He worked as a bouncer, waiter and market trader before getting a PhD in electrical engineering, loves Britain, has a 26-year marriage to a British woman, and is hard-working.


Secondly, the focus is less on him and more on the unpreparedness for work of the four Britons who are given a two-week try-out in his hotel and at his racing stable.


In addition, more than half the hotel staff are migrants, who are portrayed as determinedly and uncomplainingly willing to put in long-hours and to work to the highest standards.


All these points contrast with the British media's often negative image of migrants.


And, indeed, most tabloid coverage of the programme has concentrated on one of the four triallists, 18-year-old Georgia from Merseyside who repeatedly arrives late for work. Put to work cleaning rooms, she half-heartedly wipes a mirror with a lavatory brush and mocks the insistence on tucking in sheets in a particular way. She's the only one of the four who Marwan fires. Some viewers claimed the editing of the programme exaggerated her weaknesses.


It's as though, when faced with two of their favourite targets - migrants and the unemployed - the tabloids chose to lambaste the latter (which doesn't mean that on another day they won't pick on migrants).


Watching the four Brits agonisingly struggling to come to terms with the tasks presented by Marwan is entertaining, but raises the question of how they were selected. Did they get through a proper job interview, or were they handpicked for the programme in order to highlight various weaknesses and attitudes that contrasted vividly with those of Marwan? It looks like the latter, which is a reminder of the many ways that media can keep control of a story, magnify stereotypes and create and influence public images of issues such as migration.


Marwan has benefitted from a hatful of publicity for his hotel and his businesses in general and has been the subject of positive profiles in the Coventry Telegraph, Liverpool Echo and Daily Mail. The only criticism I've seen was that it was crude to invite the four low-paid workers to a meal in his palatial home to lecture them on his rags-to-riches story. He, of course, argues that he was trying to motivate them and underline his message that success is possible if you work frenetically hard.


Like many self-made men, Marwan is confident in his views, assumes success comes from his character and abilities, and that his wealth validates his prescriptions for others. It's easy to see how some bolshie young Brits might not react well. The four Brits selected for this programme have apparently never met anyone like him, and maybe the same goes for most viewers. So there's an element of broadening horizons here, and overall, though the programme set out to make a point and is shallow entertainment rather than solid information, it offers an hour of prime time television that puts a job-creating migrant in the lens.

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2018 03 20 21:07 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
testing from boss http://www.migrantvoice.org/eventnews/testing-from-boss-200318140618.html  Migrant Voice - testing from boss

This article is the first of an occasional series by Migrant Voice in which migrants and those interested in migration issues comment on TV and radio programmes about migrants.





The set-up is simple: What happens to four unemployed Brits when an immigrant millionaire becomes their boss?


It seems like a positive approach. For a change, it features a successful migrant - Marwan Koukash, a Palestinian who arrived in the UK in 1976 with £200 in his pocket and is now reportedly a multi-millionaire. He worked as a bouncer, waiter and market trader before getting a PhD in electrical engineering, loves Britain, has a 26-year marriage to a British woman, and is hard-working.


Secondly, the focus is less on him and more on the unpreparedness for work of the four Britons who are given a two-week try-out in his hotel and at his racing stable.


In addition, more than half the hotel staff are migrants, who are portrayed as determinedly and uncomplainingly willing to put in long-hours and to work to the highest standards.


All these points contrast with the British media's often negative image of migrants.


And, indeed, most tabloid coverage of the programme has concentrated on one of the four triallists, 18-year-old Georgia from Merseyside who repeatedly arrives late for work. Put to work cleaning rooms, she half-heartedly wipes a mirror with a lavatory brush and mocks the insistence on tucking in sheets in a particular way. She's the only one of the four who Marwan fires. Some viewers claimed the editing of the programme exaggerated her weaknesses.


It's as though, when faced with two of their favourite targets - migrants and the unemployed - the tabloids chose to lambaste the latter (which doesn't mean that on another day they won't pick on migrants).


Watching the four Brits agonisingly struggling to come to terms with the tasks presented by Marwan is entertaining, but raises the question of how they were selected. Did they get through a proper job interview, or were they handpicked for the programme in order to highlight various weaknesses and attitudes that contrasted vividly with those of Marwan? It looks like the latter, which is a reminder of the many ways that media can keep control of a story, magnify stereotypes and create and influence public images of issues such as migration.


Marwan has benefitted from a hatful of publicity for his hotel and his businesses in general and has been the subject of positive profiles in the Coventry Telegraph, Liverpool Echo and Daily Mail. The only criticism I've seen was that it was crude to invite the four low-paid workers to a meal in his palatial home to lecture them on his rags-to-riches story. He, of course, argues that he was trying to motivate them and underline his message that success is possible if you work frenetically hard.


Like many self-made men, Marwan is confident in his views, assumes success comes from his character and abilities, and that his wealth validates his prescriptions for others. It's easy to see how some bolshie young Brits might not react well. The four Brits selected for this programme have apparently never met anyone like him, and maybe the same goes for most viewers. So there's an element of broadening horizons here, and overall, though the programme set out to make a point and is shallow entertainment rather than solid information, it offers an hour of prime time television that puts a job-creating migrant in the lens.

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2018 03 20 21:06 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Storytelling workshop-London http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/storytelling-workshop-london-150318111239.html  Migrant Voice - Storytelling workshop-London

We will run a special storytelling workshop with a performance of the showStand by Your Nan’, on February 13 2018.

The workshop will be run by Rachel Sambrooks and Sameena Zehra. Rachel is a spoken word performer, stand-up comic, poet and storyteller and Sameena is a comedian, storyteller, actor, writer and director.

The workshop will cover how to turn memories into stories. The focus of the workshop will be on telling stories that recognise the unforgettable and unsung women in our lives and keeping their stories alive, exploring where we came from, and how those women contributed to who we are today.

Attendance is free, but it is essential to book in advance as spaces are limited.

 

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2018 03 15 18:12 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Weekly media Lab sessions-Birmingham http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/weekly-media-lab-sessions-birmingham-150318111046.html  Migrant Voice - Weekly media Lab sessions-Birmingham

The New Year has seen us hold regular Media Lab sessions for Birmingham members at a local community junk food cafe, stories were discussed and members encouraged to go online challenging the negative narrative around migration.

Every Wednesday we over food and a cuppa we will use the time to discuss issues of concern, listen to and then go on the radio to comment. We will also go on Facebook/Twitter feeds to promote campaigns and challenge discrimination highlighting our issues from housing to immigration to integration.

Email salman@migrantvoice.org to find out more.

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2018 03 15 18:10 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Changing lenses-Glasgow stories of integration http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/changing-lenses-glasgow-stories-of-integration-150318110817.html  Migrant Voice - Changing lenses-Glasgow stories of integration

Photography project unites migrant and Scottish-born Glaswegians

A ground-breaking new project exploring social integration and community through the lens of a camera will launch in Scotland on January 29 2018. Changing Lenses will provide free professional workshops to migrants and citizens in which they will learn valuable skills while exploring their connections and identities.

The project is organised by Migrant Voice, who supports migrants to speak in the media and public life and is hosted by the Centre for Contemporary Art. It follows the All Party Parliamentary Group on Social Integration sounding the alarm on cohesion in August, pointing out that the hostile tone of debate and lack of support for community organisations is throwing up barriers to successful settlement and integration.

Changing Lenses was piloted in London over the autumn and funded by Big Lottery - Awards for All England. Previous Migrant Voice-led arts projects include, A Story in a Poem, where Glaswegians of all backgrounds produced an original poetry anthology together over several months.

Changing Lenses will be led Migrant Voice’s Glasgow Network Community Officer Amparo Fortuny, who is also a film director and producer with Photographer Karen Gordon. It will run from the end of January through to March, and close with an exhibition of participants’ work.

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2018 03 15 18:08 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
BBC training with journalist David Friend http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/bbc-training-with-journalist-david-150318110435.html  Migrant Voice - BBC training with journalist David Friend

Please join us for a special radio training with David Friend, Assistant Editor BBC Radio London.
The training will take place on Wednesday December 13th At the Guardian, Kings Place, 90 York Way, N1 9GU.
 
This two hour training session with senior journalist David Friend will cover how to prepare clear, concise ways to tell our messages or our experiences in order to prepare for speaking on a radio programme.
 
This session is to help us prepare for a media activity which will take place in December for International Migrants Day. To celebrate this day we will be calling into the radio with a positive message.
 
This training is for people who will also be willing to call a radio station as part of our International Migrants Day media activities.
 
Spaces are limited and it is necessary to attend the whole session.

 

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2018 03 15 18:04 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Birmingham Media lab training session http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/birmingham-media-lab-training-session-150318110109.html  Migrant Voice - Birmingham Media lab training session
Please join us for our next migrant Media Lab training on Thursday November 30 10am till 2pm at Polish Expats Association, Centrala, Unit 4, Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street - Birmingham, B5 5RT
 
Speaking out has never been more important for migrants.
We have seen cuts in legal aid where people have to represent themselves in court. Negative coverage in the media continues, where the word “problem” is always attached to migration.
 
As an action from our last Network meeting in Birmingham - participants asked for training in how to speak out more confidently in public.
 
Come take part in our Media Lab workshop where we will be developing our skills and confidence in speaking out. 
 
Trainers include migrant campaigners/ activists who have experience in this field.
 
Covered in the training will includes developing ways to speak:
• in court
• with your solicitors 
• radio
• TV
• online
Training will include role play and speaking in front of others
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2018 03 15 18:01 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Media lab training session-Birmingham http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/media-lab-training-session-birmingham-150318105724.html  Migrant Voice - Media lab training session-Birmingham
Please join us for our next migrant Media Lab training on Thursday November 30 10am till 2pm at Polish Expats Association, Centrala, Unit 4, Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street - Birmingham, B5 5RT
 
Speaking out has never been more important for migrants.
We have seen cuts in legal aid where people have to represent themselves in court. Negative coverage in the media continues, where the word “problem” is always attached to migration.
 
As an action from our last Network meeting in Birmingham - participants asked for training in how to speak out more confidently in public.
 
Come take part in our Media Lab workshop where we will be developing our skills and confidence in speaking out. 
 
Trainers include migrant campaigners/ activists who have experience in this field.
 
Covered in the training will includes developing ways to speak:
• in court
• with your solicitors 
• radio
• TV
• online
 
Training will include role play and speaking in front of others.
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2018 03 15 17:57 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
MV London Network Meeting http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/mv-london-network-meeting-150318105122.html  Migrant Voice - MV London Network Meeting

Migrant Voice held a network meeting on Wednesday November 29 at our London office to look at migrant experiences in the workplace. (e.g. exploitation, low pay, discrimination, recognition of right to work, etc.)

Guest speakers included Barbara Drozdowicz, Chief Executive Officer, East European Resource Centre, Nahir de la Silva, Policy & communications Coordinator on Employment Rights, Latin American Women’s Rights Service, Bridie France, Communications and Networks Officer, FLEX (Focus on Labour Exploitation) and author of the report ‘Lost in Transition: Brexit and Labour Exploitation'.

 

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2018 03 15 17:51 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Our new campaign to tackle rouge immigration solicitors http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/our-new-campaign-to-tackle-150318104816.html  Migrant Voice - Our new campaign to tackle rouge immigration solicitors

We launched our new campaign, to tackle rogue immigration solicitors and call on regulators for practical measures to make lawyers more accountable, on October 19th, in Birmingham. 

The event was attended by Shabana Mahmood MP, activists, lawyers and migrants from a range of backgrounds to discuss the issue of rogue migration solicitors and the impact they have had on people's lives. 

Following lengthy discussions, key campaign actions were determined to address the problems faced by many migrants that include, working with the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC), campaigning for the restoration of legal aid, campaigning for regional public bodies to take the issue seriously.

 

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2018 03 15 17:48 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Changing Lenses-London stories of integration’ photo project 19 September 2017 http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/changing-lenses-london-stories-of-integration-130318143628.html  Migrant Voice - Changing Lenses-London stories of integration’ photo project 19 September 2017

 

Our new project in London 'Changing Lenses - London stories of integration' is now well underway since its start on September 19, 2017.
 
The project will consist of 9 hands-on workshops where we will explore the possibilities of photography, writing and podcasts to tell stories of integration from our perspectives. The 9 sessions will:
 
·         Encourage creative expression through photography;
·         Develop practical introductory photography and writing skills;
·         Work on how to put words and images together to create a powerful message.
 
The workshops will explore the subject of integration from many angles including: what it means to us, what helps and hinders the process, the impact of negative debate and hate crime, and what creates a sense of belonging. The project culminates with an exhibit of the produced work open to the public. 
The project is funded by The Big Lottery Awards for All England

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2018 03 13 21:36 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Vibrant event for refugee week Birmingham 24 June 2017 http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/vibrant-event-for-refugee-week-130318143340.html  Migrant Voice - Vibrant event for refugee week Birmingham 24 June 2017

 

Migrant Voice and the Polish Expats Association held a joint event for Refugee Week on June 24th at Centrala in Birmingham. The vibrant event, which was also held in the spirit of ‘the Great Get Together’, a national series of events to promote unity and shared values in memory of the late Jo Cox MP, brought communities together on the last day of Ramadan. It was an evening of solidarity as refugees and settled migrants shared space to discuss their connected histories, but also how to help one another. Participants came from many countries including the UK, the Ivory Coast, Pakistan, Albania, and across the Middle East. 

The event began with a screening of ‘Children of Men’, Alfonso Cuaron’s dystopian film about a future Britain with extreme, repressive anti-migrant laws, then followed with a conversation and reflection on the themes of the film. Afterwards participants joined together in iftar, the Muslim evening fast-breaking meal that is traditionally shared as a community. This particular iftar was open to people from all backgrounds as an opportunity to unite across all communities and cultures to show that Birmingham is stronger together.

Community members were appreciative of the evening with one guest stating, “I never knew this world existed”. Another participant, Jonida Hasa, said “There I settled into my chair, completely unprepared for what was to come. I was left emotionally engulfed, as the movie depicted parts of my own history, as a previous asylum seeker. The whole room was in tears and moved by what we’d seen in Children of Men, as it revealed the reality of today’s refugee crisis. A crisis in which people are leaving behind everything to flee from death and destruction. When the movie ended, Agnes, an inspirational woman – was brave enough to speak out about her own difficulties as a refugee. The whole room was choked up; we all knew what needs to happen. Love and humanity should not have borders and legislation preventing those from peace. We need to do more to help our fellow humans in these times of crisis. I was so honoured to be part of this event in support of refugee week #refugeeswelcome.”

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2018 03 13 21:33 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Our friendly football match with West Ham & Show Racism the Red Card London 18 June 2017 http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/our-friendly-football-match-with-130318142945.html  Migrant Voice - Our friendly football match with West Ham & Show Racism the Red Card London 18 June 2017

 

As part of the Great Get Together and in the spirit of sharing in the ‘Common Goal’; Migrant Voice will be holding a friendly migrant/refugee/asylum seekers football match in collaboration with Show Racism the Red Card on Sunday the 18th of June at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Stratford, London between 11:00 – 4:00pm.
 
The sporting event aims to bring together a footballing community with migrants and refugees from all backgrounds to showcase the power of sport in bringing people together getting people talking.
 
The day’s activities will open with a brief reception before kick-off, where we would hear a few inspirational stories of integration/ communities coming together.

Subsequently, a series of 5-a-side matches will follow throughout the afternoon, guided by professional footballers and coaches from Show Racism the Red Card and West Ham Foundation.  
 
We are looking for migrants/refugees/ asylum seekers, who are eager to play a game of football and talk to the media, (TV, print and radio) about their journey to the UK or talk about work they are doing or have done in their communities, and talk about the role of football in integration.
 
The invitation is also open to anyone who wants to come and support and cheer everyone on for the day.
 
If any of your migrants/refugees/asylum seekers members would be interested in taking part and speaking to media please contact mira@migrantvoice.org or Nathan@migrantvoice.org as soon as possible. 

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2018 03 13 21:29 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
General election meeting: Dissecting the Immigration Manifestos 1 June 2017 http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/general-election-meeting-dissecting-the-130318142727.html  Migrant Voice - General election meeting: Dissecting the Immigration Manifestos 1 June 2017

 

Migrant Voice and Migrants' Rights Network would like to invite you to an evening discussion on the General Election 2017 political party manifestos and immigration. The event will be on Thursday 1st of June May 2017 from 6.00-8.30 pm at Ernst & Young, 1 More London Place, London Bridge, SE1 2AF

 

It will be an evening of discussion with migration experts, migrant and refugee communities to digest the content of all the major parties’ pledges. As well as understanding the impact they will all have on the landscape for refugees, migrants and communities in Britain. We believe it is vital that people have accurate and considered information on how political decisions may affect one of the most critical issues of our times.

 

We would also like to ask you to disseminate this wider to your networks, and particularly encourage those from migrant and refugee communities to attend.

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2018 03 13 21:27 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Media lab general election special Birmingham 17 May 2017 http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/media-lab-general-election-special-130318142550.html  Migrant Voice - Media lab general election special Birmingham 17 May 2017

 

“Making our voices heard during the election time” 

 

Our next Media Lab session focuses on ‘Making our voices heard during the election time’ and takes place on May 17th 2017.

Many commentators have said this election is about hard brexit vs a more progressive brexit, with immigration being the centre of this vote.

There is much misinformation about migration in the UK but with a little information from us we can build understanding and solidarity.

This will be a practical workshop where we will work in teams to get our message across on a number of platforms including the MPs and to the general public.

At the end of the session we will have sent out letters and posted our views online.

We will have a group of grass roots activists who have a wide experience of election/campaigning work to lead each group. 

Where: Centrala, Unit 4 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, B5 5RT

When: Wednesday 17th of May. Session 1 runs from 11am-2pm Session 2 runs from 5.30-8pm. Both sessions are identical.

To book: please write to salman@migrantvoice.org and indicate whether you would like to attend session 1 or 2.

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2018 03 13 21:25 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Network meeting general election special Glasgow 9 May 2017 http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/network-meeting-general-election-special-130318142254.html  Migrant Voice - Network meeting general election special Glasgow 9 May 2017

 

Migrant Voice organised an 'election special' network meeting in Glasgow on May 9th, similar to the ones organised earlier in London and Birmingham to explore the challenges and opportunities for migrants in the current environment. This is also to ensure we develop key messages and have clear asks for politicians on the doorsteps following the call for a snap election.

It is important that we come together as migrants from different background and Britons to build support for the rights of all. We all have a say and a voice and we need to come up with and share our ideas for what a fairer immigration policies would look like based on our own experiences.

 

The meeting explored opportunities to engage in the democratic process making our voices heard and our views and demands clear with recommendations for fairer policies. The meeting is another opportunity to get more prepared to engage with and present our asks to candidates at the doorsteps.  

Participants also discussed the importance of fighting for the rights of EU nationals as we need to call for everybody’s rights, preserve people’s existing rights and aspire to lift the rights of others to the same level rather than reducing the rights of all in a race to the bottom.

The meeting  looked at the situation for the participating migrants, their fears, concerns, impact of certain policies on them, their hopes as well as what actions they are planning to take in order to defend their rights in the place they now call home.

Participants came up with specific calls/asks for Scottish and UK governments and a number of practical actions.

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2018 03 13 21:22 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Media lab general election special London 2 May 2017 http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/media-lab-general-election-special-130318142050.html  Migrant Voice - Media lab general election special London 2 May 2017

 

Our next Media Lab session in London will be on Tuesday May 2nd, 3.00 – 8.00 pm at Unite the Union, Ron Todd House, 33 - 37 Moreland St, London EC1V 8BB

With a snap general election coming it is more important than ever to make our voices heard, and ensure that whoever is in Downing Street on June 8th treats migrants’ issues with respect.

This Media Lab offers a special session on commenting online run by the Guardian’s Moderation Manager, a session on writing letters to the Editor, as well as a 3-part General Election-themed session.

General Election 2017 – how to make our voices heard (it is advised to take part in all 3 sessions. The timing of Session C is flexible)

3-4pm Session A) Discussion on the General Election and Immigration – what are we calling for? We will generate clear suggestions for policy which will be fed to all the main political parties for consideration. (Led by the MV team)

4-4.30pm Session B) How do we engage with parliamentary processes and make our voices heard during the election? (Led by the MV team)

4.30- 7pm Session C) How to write to your MP: This is a practical session where you will get one-one advice on how to write and send letters to your MPs raising your concerns or campaigning on rights issues. You can join this session at any time from 4.30-7pm. (Led by TBC)

 

5-7pm Commenting on online media:  Much of the media around migration takes place online. This is a practical session where you will learn how to write informed commentary and give them the right tone to challenge untruths, highlight good coverage and build solidarity.

(Mentor: Ed Hadfield is the moderation manager at the Guardian where he has worked as part of the communities team for almost 7 years. The session will run 5-7pm starting with a group introduction at 5 followed by one-one support.)

 

6-8pm Writing a letter to the editor:  This practical session will cover how to prepare a clear, concise letters to a newspaper that tells your story and/or campaigns on an issue close to you. There will be time to write and get feedback on your letter.

(Mentor: Journalist and Editor Daniel Nelson has worked on newspapers, magazines, news agencies and websites across the world and has trained journalists in a dozen countries, including at City University London. The session will run 6-8pm)

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2018 03 13 21:20 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
EU network meeting London 27 April 2017 http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/eu-network-meeting-london-27-130318141850.html  Migrant Voice - EU network meeting London 27 April 2017

 

With a snap general election hitting us by surprise, many European nationals in Britain are concerned and confused. 

 

So far the rights of EU nationals have not been guaranteed, xenophobic rhetoric and intolerance is on the rise, and people face unanswered questions about their futures. 

 

With six weeks to go it’s vital to make our voices heard, and to ensure that whoever is in Downing Street on June 8th treats migrants’ issues seriously and with respect.

 

We are having a roundtable discussion involving a diverse group of Europeans, to discuss our thoughts, feelings and hopes for the future, and how we can work with each other and with different communities to campaign for fair, decent treatment. We will discuss what concrete things migrants and their supporters can call for from politicians over the next six weeks. 

 

We have invited a selection of journalists to attend and watch the discussion in order to understand the issues facing Europeans as the election approaches, and build closer links with the press.

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2018 03 13 21:18 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Media lab training London 20 April 2017 http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/media-lab-training-london-20-130318141612.html  Migrant Voice - Media lab training London 20 April 2017

 

We are organising a Media Lab session on Thursday April 20th 3.00 – 8.00 pm at the Terrence Higgins Trust, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8DP.

 

With a snap general election announced yesterday and only six weeks to go it makes it all the more important to make our voices heard, and to ensure that whoever is in Downing Street on June 8th treats migrants’ issues seriously and with respect.

 

We are running the following sessions on the day:

  • How to write to your MP – on the rights of EU migrants, or any other migration issue that affects you or on which you want your MP to take action (The session will run 6-8pm, mentor TBC)
  • How to write an article for the Migrant Voice website: the article will be about an experience of your own or a real-life story of another migrant. Guidance on developing the story idea and how to write it.  Time to write will be built into the session. Mentor: Journalist and Editor Daniel Nelson has worked on newspapers, magazines, news agencies and websites in Bangladesh, Hong Kong, India, Nigeria, The Philippines, Uganda and UK, and has trained journalists in a dozen countries, including at City University in London. (The session will run 3-8pm within this time you can book a shorter session with Daniel, have time to write and come back for feedback)
  • Commenting online on news stories and opinion columns:  Not a day goes by without a negative story about migrants and it is important to counter them with informed comment. Learn how to use memes, facts and humour and to give your comments the right tone. (4-7pm, Mentor TBC)
  • Using photos/graphics to get your message across: learn how to make effective visual statements using free images and software in order to campaign and increase the impact of messages on social media. (3-5pm, Mentor TBC)

At this Media Lab session we will focus on making our views heard on the following topics:

  • Brexit: Are you an EU migrant worried about the future? Are you doing something to fight for migrants’ rights?
  • Refugee week: which will take place June 19-25. Are you a refugee or do you work with refugees? Do you have a story to tell that celebrates refugees’ lives in the UK? Are you calling for change to unfair policies that prevent refugees from finding safety?
  • Integration, celebrating diversity: Are you doing something in your community that contributes to fighting hate crime or building better cohesion? Do you have an interesting story of integration?
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2018 03 13 21:16 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Network meeting on Article 50 & EU Citizen Rights London 30 March 2017 http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/network-meeting-on-article-50-130318133333.html  Migrant Voice - Network meeting on Article 50 & EU Citizen Rights London 30 March 2017

 

 

Migrant Voice held a network meeting on March 30th focused on the situation for EU migrants. The meeting was hosted at the University of Westminster. 

The meeting heard the experiences of EU migrants, looked at the situation after the triggering of Article 50, offered practical advice regarding the permanent residency application process, looked at what actions can be taken to fight for EU migrants rights, and how we can build support for migrants rights more broadly.

Guest speaker: Barrister Colin Yeo, who specialises in immigration law and runs the blog freemovement.org.uk. Colin Yeo spoke about his guide for EU nationals on the permanent residency process, offered some practical advice and answered questions from the meeting.

Guest speaker: Samia Badani, from New Europeans, informed us of the work of New Euopeans and their latest activities and the work we can get involved in.

Guest speakers: Monique Hawkins and Gudrun Parasie from the3million updated us on their meeting with Michel Barnier (European Chief negotiator for Brexit), to advocate for the rights of EU migrants and the latest from the3million and how we can get involved.

We will also gathered evidence at the meeting to feed into the ongoing inquiry of the Committee on Exiting the EU.

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2018 03 13 20:33 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Network meeting on the situation for EU migrants 29 March 2017 http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/network-meeting-on-the-situation-130318132750.html  Migrant Voice - Network meeting on the situation for EU migrants 29 March 2017

 

Migrant Voice held a network meeting focused on the situation for EU migrants on March 29th from 6.00-8.30pm at Centrala, Polish Expats Association, Unit 4, Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Birmingham, B5 5RT
The meeting heard the experiences of EU migrants, looked at the current situation after the triggering of Article 50, offered practical advice regarding the permanent residency application process, looked at what actions could be taken to fight for EU migrants rights, and how we can build support for migrants rights more broadly. 


Guest speaker: Katie Fennell National Coordinator Kids in Need of Defense UK (KND). Katie will offer some practical advice on the permanent residency process and answer questions from the meeting.


Katie has been practicing immigration and asylum law for over 8 years working at Refugee and Migrant Justice and Coventry Law Centre, covering all areas of EU, asylum and UK immigration law and at Blakemore Solicitors. She is now the National Coordinator of Kids in Need of Defense UK, an innovative new project aimed at increasing capacity in the sector by training and supervising corporate lawyers so that they can provide end to end representation to migrant and UK born children in their immigration and citizenship matters.


Guest speaker: TBC from New Europeans will update us on the latest from their campaigns for the rights for EU nationals and let us know how we can get involved.


We will also gather evidence at the meeting to feed into the ongoing inquiry of the Committee on Exiting the EU.
All are welcome - this meeting is not only for EU nationals - we need to work together to fight for all our rights and make our voices heard.

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2018 03 13 20:27 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Special BBC training Birmingham 28 February 2017 http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/special-bbc-training-birmingham-28-130318132049.html  Migrant Voice - Special BBC training Birmingham 28 February 2017


 

The in depth training session involved 'Telling your Story'. How to use your voice effectively. The training was delivered by Jenny Mitchell, BBC change manager and executive coach and Marya Burgess, documentaries producer and series producer for The Listening Project at BBC Radio.

Jenny and Mary focused on how to tell your story in a powerful and impactful way and how to speak with confidence in an interview.

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2018 03 13 20:20 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
BBC training London 26 January 2017 http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/bbc-training-london-26-january-130318131918.html  Migrant Voice - BBC training London 26 January 2017

MV provided a special training session on January 26th with Delia Lloyd, Head of Policy and Research Insight and Theo Hannides, Humanitarian Media Trainer. Both Delia and Theo work at BBC Media Action, the BBC’s international development charity.

 
This all-day, in depth training session was a unique opportunity to learn from two senior BBC staff members about story-telling in order to create change. Delia and Theo focused on how to tell an engaging, focused story, the importance of knowing your audience and choosing the right media platforms and formats to engage your audience.

 

The training provided lots of practical exercises and a chance to work and develop it into a story.

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2018 03 13 20:19 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
‘Story in a Poem’ Launch 21 January 2017 http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/story-in-a-poem-launch-130318131452.html  Migrant Voice - ‘Story in a Poem’ Launch  21 January  2017

 

The Launch of the podcasts and documentary from the ‘Story in a Poem’ project took place on 21st January at the Glasgow Caledonian University addressed by Scotland’s Makar Jackie Kay.

Jackie listened to the poems before she shared some of her own work. She commended the project for using poetry as a powerful tooling of telling stories and encouraged everyone to write more.

The poetry reading was followed by performances from Iran and Latin America by Maryhill Integration Network, food from the Middle East and ceilidh with the ‘Science Ceilidh Band’ as part of ‘Celtic Connections’ celebrations in the city.

 

Over 55 enjoyed the beautiful evening and connected over poetry, music and dance. Guests came from Scotland, Brazil, Italy, Africa, England, Iran, Syria, Poland, Lebanon, Bangladesh, etc.

To give the project more prominence and to put it in a wider context, we organised alongside it a conference in Scotland, where we engaged policy makers, academics, journalists, community activists, artists and migrants in a constructive dialogue around migration.  The event, ‘Migrants and Migration Post-Brexit; finding our voice to influence the new landscape’ saw the Scottish Minister for Europe and Communities, Dr Alasdair Allan, address the plenary and speak of Scotland as a welcoming place for those who want to make it their home.

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2018 03 13 20:14 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Migrants and Migration Post Brexit conference Glasgow 21 January 2017 http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/migrants-and-migration-post-brexit-130318131245.html  Migrant Voice - Migrants and Migration Post Brexit conference Glasgow 21 January 2017

 

Migrant Voice is delighted to invite you to our Glasgow conference ‘Migrants and Migration Post Brexit; finding our voice to influence the new landscape’ on January 23, 2017/

 

This event brings together migrant communities in Scotland with experts on migration, equality, activists, artists, academics, the media and others. The Minister for International Development and Europe- Dr Alasdair Allan will be our key speaker. 


This will be an action oriented event, with workshops with journalists which focus on how to get migration stories told; opportunities to experience mock up interviews in radio and tv studios; opportunities to understand the process of filming, reporting and challenging hate crime and xenophobia; opportunities to explore the challenges for migrants’ rights and influencing this new landscape.​


This is the first Migrant Voice Conference in Scotland - this event will go to the heart of these issues and explore ways forward and most importantly seek to build alliances and share understanding. 

 

Recent migrants, those from within long established communities with a migratory history in Scotland and those simply seek to engage and support are all welcome to this free event.

 

After the conference, there will be an early evening family focused schedule where we will the launch ‘A Story in a Poem’ project, there will be dance performances by Maryhill integration Network and a multicultural ceilidh and delicious food. The poetry launch and evening schedule will take place in the Students Association building.

 

Sign up for some of the day, come along to all of it - you will be made welcome!

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Stand Together campaign 18 December 2016 http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/stand-together-campaign-18-december-130318131021.html  Migrant Voice - Stand Together campaign 18 December 2016

 

Campaign for positive action against all forms of racism

A network of organisations concerned about the recent surge in hate crimes has launched the #StandTogether campaign.

On International Migrants Day (18 December), we launched a week of positive action, the #StandTogether campaign (12-18 December), to invite people across the nation to stand together against hate crime and send a message that our communities are welcoming and inclusive and our migrant and ethnic minority neighbours are welcome in our streets. 

We invited individuals and organisations who are concerned about the increase in xenophobia and all forms of racism, intolerance and discrimination including antisemitism and islamophobia to take positive action in their local community. 

We invite everyone to take action, which ever way they voted in the referendum. 

Many migrants and ethnic minorities are anxious about their safety and worried about their future. They are part of our community and should not be subjected to hate crime.

Our message

We are here today to #StandTogether with many people around the country against hate crime and all forms of discrimination and racism, and to stand in solidarity with migrants and ethnic minorities. 

These are some of the ways you can take part:

•    Simply take a photo with our message and share it on social media
•    Share our message of solidarity at an existing event or organise a new one to celebrate inclusive and welcoming communities and to stand up to hate crime and intolerance
•    Invite your local MP, Community Police, councillor and others to support your message of solidarity 
•    Let us know at https://www.facebook.com/StandTogethercampaign/ if you are planning to organise a #StandTogether event, and whether you are happy for the media to be informed 
•    Message us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/StandTogethercampaign/
•    Tweet at us name and send us photos from your event.

Use these hashtags: 
#StandTogether
#AgainstHateCrime
#StandUpAgainstHateCrime
#MigrantsWelcome
#NoToHateCrime

This campaign is initiated by Collaboration House, a hub for like-minded organisations – including interfaith and non-faith organisations - collaborating to strengthen their work to build bridges and understanding between different communities, for a more cohesive and just society. 

Collaboration House member organisations:
Migrant Voice; Faiths Forum for London; Women’s Interfaith Network; Christian Muslim Forum; Council of Christians and Jews; Faith Based Regeneration Network; Integrity UK; International Debate Education Association; London Borough Faiths Network; Islamic Society of Britain; Nisa-Nashim; Sadaqa Day; European Network on Religion & Belief UK

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BBC Training Birmingham 13 December 2016 http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/bbc-training-birmingham-13-december-130318130646.html  Migrant Voice - BBC Training Birmingham 13 December 2016

 

You are invited to join us for a training session on December 13th with Yvonne Brissett BBC WM News & Current Affairs Journalist and award-winning writer.

This all-day in depth training session is a unique opportunity to learn from a BBC journalist what makes a story and how to get it across to your audience. Yvonne will be focusing on teaching us what makes an interesting story, how to put together a pitch, and we will have lots of practical exercises.

You will also have a chance to develop a clear concise idea on the day, and pitch it, for instance as a story idea or letter for International Migrants Day.

The spaces are limited, so please contact me asap if you are interested in taking part at anne@migrantvoice.org

When: December 13, 2016

Time: 11am-5pm (it is necessary to attend the full session)

VenueCentrala, Unit 4 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Birmingham B5 5RT. 

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Migrants and Migration Post Brexit London conference - 25 November 2016 http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/migrants-and-migration-post-brexit-130318130329.html  Migrant Voice - Migrants and Migration Post Brexit London conference - 25 November 2016

 

Our London autumn event ‘Migrants and Migration Post Brexit; finding our voice to influence the new landscape’ will take place place on Friday November 25th from 09.30am – 4.00pm hosted at Unite the Union, London & Eastern Region, North London District Office, Ron Todd House, 33-37 Moreland Street, Islington, London, EC1V 8BB

Following the surge in hate crimes against migrants after the EU referendum vote and the new developments and challenges facing the UK, this event will go to the heart of these issues and explore ways forward. It will bring together migrant communities with experts on migration, equality, academics, the media and other stakeholders to take action.

Join us for a lively panel discussion chaired by Ronke Phillips, Senior Correspondent, ITV London News with panellists Barbara Drozdowicz, Director, Eastern European Advice centre, Nicholas Hatton, Founding co-chair of the3million, Saira Grant, Chief Executive, Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants, Peter Kavanagh, London & Eastern regional secretary, Unite the Union and John Page, Head of Organising, Hope not Hate.

This will be a very action oriented event with a number of workshops focusing on reporting and challenging hate crime and xenophobia, building alliances, how we can work with journalists to get stories of migration and hate crime told, and the challenges for migrants’ rights and engagement in influencing the new landscape. Workshops will be led by Simon Israel, Channel 4 News, Stop Hate UK, The New Europeans, and John Page, Hope not Hate.

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2018 03 13 20:03 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Media Lab masterclass -15 November 2016-London http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/media-lab-masterclass-15-november-130318130029.html  Migrant Voice - Media Lab masterclass -15 November 2016-London

Media Lab masterclass -15 November 2016-London

We are delighted to invite you to a special Masterclass session of our Media Lab on November 15th, 2016 at Migrant Voice, Collaboration House, 77-79 Charlotte Street, London W1T 4PW. 

Session 1 will take place from 3-5.30 pm and session 2 from 6-8.30 pm. The sessions are identical.

 

This session will offer training in how to prepare clear, concise ways to tell our messages or our experiences in order to speak on a radio programme or write letters to a newspaper.

 

The training, by journalist and editor, Daniel Nelson will last one hour and is followed by us writing our letters and preparing for how to be on the radio, with support in this from our mentors. 

 

This session is to help us prepare for a media activity which will take place in December for International Migrants Day. To celebrate this day we will be sending letters to newspapers in London as well as calling into the radio.

 

For this Media Lab session we are looking for participants who will also be willing to either write a letter to a newspaper or call a radio station as part of our December media activities. It is necessary to attend all of session 1 or 2.

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Migrants and migration post Brexit conference Birmingham 24 October 2016 http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/migrants-and-migration-post-brexit-130318125833.html  Migrant Voice - Migrants and migration post Brexit conference Birmingham 24 October 2016

 

Migrants and Migration Post Brexit; finding our voice to influence the new landscape


Migrant Voice Network West Midlands Autumn Event, hosted by The Institute for Research into Super diversity (IRiS) at the University of Birmingham will take place on October 24th, 2016.

 

Programme:

09.30 - 10.00        Arrival and registration – tea and coffee - sign up for sessions

10.00 - 10.10    Opening remarks from Migrant Voice

10.10 – 10.30    Keynote speech, welcome to the University, Nando Sigona, Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director of IRiS, School of Social Policy, University of Birmingham 

10.30 – 12.00     Panel discussion – Migration: opportunities in the new landscape
This panellists will look at the situation around the surge in hate crimes; what are the challenges in terms of migrants’ rights and what are the opportunities for us; how can we respond as communities, build new alliances, create positivity;
 

Chair: 
Nazek Ramadan
Director of Migrant Voice

 

Panellists:

Joy Warmington, CEO of BRAP
Don Flynn, Director of Migrants Rights Network
Kenneth Rodney, CEO, Centre for Equality and Diversity
Sabir Zazai, Centre Director at Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre

12.00 – 12.45    Networking Lunch

12.45 – 1.45    Workshops – developing the messages and agreeing actions (choose one) (3 running concurrently and repeated twice)
The workshops will explore how we address and respond to these issues, and come up with concrete actions and messages. Participants will chose between one of the workshops:

 

Workshop 1: Dealing with hate crime and xenophobia. (Facilitated by Ghiyas Somra, BRAP) 

Hate crimes have increased, but have previously gone unreported. How can we respond as communities? How do we gather the data and use it strategically to hold people to account. How do we help people report? How do we work with schools, the police, and other stakeholders?

 

Workshop 2: What are the challenges for migrants’ rights / what can we do about it to engage? (Facilitated by Don Flynn, Migrants Rights Network) 

What are the opportunities in the coming years for migrants to take part in shaping the post Brexit landscape; how do we build new alliances; what are the platforms and opportunities for migrants to push for their rights?

 

Workshop 3: Working with the Media – how do we make our voices heard? (TBC)
The interactive workshop will look at how best to get our stories and messages from the event into the media using different tools and media platforms.

1.45 – 2.45        Workshops – developing the messages and agreeing actions (the 3 workshops from above are repeated and run concurrently)

2.45 – 3.30        Feedback from the workshop, evaluation and closing remarks

3.30                  End of event – let the work begin

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Media Lab Training Session in London 20 September 2016 http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/media-lab-training-session-in-130318125259.html  Migrant Voice - Media Lab Training Session in London 20 September 2016
Our next Media lab session in London will be on Tuesday September 20th from 4.00-8.00 pm at Migrant Voice, Collaboration House, 77-79 Charlotte Street, London W1T 4PW
This will be a special masterclass session of the Media lab, offering two sessions:
Session 1:
Video messaging Simon Whitlock, Video Producer from London Live will lead a session from 4.00 - 8.00 pm. The group training session from 4-5.30pm will demonstrate techniques for video journalism, how to develop your message for video, the basics of filming and editing, do's and don'ts and will be followed by hands-on exercises to produce your own short videos on migration with individualised support. 
We will be working on producing a number of short messages for the #Weareallmigrants campaign as well as other videos on migration.
Time: Group session from 4-5.30pm. Practical work with individuals support 5.30-8pm.
Simon is a Video Producer for London Live News, working on both features and news stories. Before joining the press he worked for NGO's and community organisations. 
Session 2:
How to get a strong message across on social media, Pedro Caxade and Sara Martin from the #Weareallmigrants will lead a group session from 6.00-8.00pm.
This session will focus on how to develop and get across your messages on social media, drawing inspiration from the # weareallmigrants campaign. The session will offer hands on training on social media and messaging and we will be telling our stories for #weareallmigrants.
Pedro is a multifaceted artist (singer, songwriter and actor) from Spain, who like the majority of his generation across the globe has travelled to seek opportunities and work.
Pedro uses his music and his new single, EMIGRANTE, to tell this story and to raise awareness and tolerance. EMIGRANTE, a message of understanding and a call for unity. Pedro is the founder of 'Weareallmigrants.
 
Sara has been working in the music and performing arts industry for over 10 years. She is currently immersed in Pedro Caxade's music project as a project manager, produced 'Emigrante' music video and managed the digital and press campaign and works actively on the Social movement We Are All Migrants. Sara Martin also lectures at BIMM, London, West London University
 
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Action against racism July 20, 2016 http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/action-against-racism-july-20-130318124138.html  Migrant Voice - Action against racism July 20, 2016

 

This is a follow up from our earlier emergency meeting to take actions forward and engage a wider group of stakeholders in combating post referendum hate crime. 

Wednesday July 20th from 4-6 pm at Migrant Voice, Collaboration House, 77-79 Charlotte Street, London W1T 4PW.

This is one of a series of meetings Migrant Voice is organising with migrant groups and organisations in London, Birmingham and Glasgow, to examine the implications for migrant communities of the surge in racial attacks and hate crimes against migrants, and to agree joint actions. We will also draw on the years of experience of migrant communities in reducing tensions to come up with actions to move forward.

We are extremely concerned about the sudden increase in hate crimes and racism targeted at European nationals in different parts of the UK, as well as against other minorities such as Muslims, and its impact on our communities and on social cohesion.

It is vital that we work together and engage a wider group of stakeholders in facing the challenges, especially since the debate about migration will inevitably intensify still further as politicians negotiate the new relationship with the EU in the coming months and years.

I hope you are able to join us. Please rsvp to anne[at]migrantvoice.org

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Meeting on the EU referendum and EU migrants – Birmingham 7 April 2016 http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/meeting-on-the-eu-referendum-130318123902.html  Migrant Voice - Meeting on the EU referendum and EU migrants – Birmingham 7 April 2016

 

Migrant Voice is organising a series of meetings, media labs and discussions for migrants to make their views heard on the upcoming UK referendum on the EU and how it would impact on our lives.


The Migrant Voices for Change network in Birmingham held a meeting and discussion on April 7th from 6-8.30pm at the Birmingham and Midland Institute, 9 Margaret Street, Birmingham B3 3BS.


Roger Casale, founder and executive director of New Europeans, shared with us the perspective of his organisation on the UK EU referendum debate and the impact and challenges for communities at this time.

 
This was followed by a discussion on the impact of the referendum debate, in particular the following topics.

 

  • How do you feel about the way the debate is taking place at the moment?
  • What may be the impact on EU migrants of staying in/out – and what are our concerns?
  • EU migrants won’t be allowed to vote in the referendum – how do you feel about this, and how can we make our voices heard in other ways? 
  • How do we use this debate as an opportunity to strengthen solidarity between EU migrants?
  • Agreeing activities and action plans

 

A number of actions were agreed at the meeting. This meeting will be followed by Migrant Media Labs on April 20th and 27th from 3-8pm with opportunities to follow up on actions from the meeting and to produce videos, letters to the editor, blogs, etc.

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Migrant Events - February - London - Films http://www.migrantvoice.org//migrant-events-february--130218124834.html  Migrant Voice - Migrant Events - February - London - Films

FILM

 

from Thursday 1 February
 

* Makala, documentary that follows a Congolese charcoal seller as he takes the arduous journey to town to sell his product + Q&A with director  Emmanuel Gras, Zoe Marriage and Franc Kunda, £12.50/ £10, Curzon Bloomsbury, until 4 February.

A charcoal seller's Herculean pushbike journey

 

from Saturday 3 February

Around India with a Movie Cameraarchive footage tells the emotionally-resonant story of life across India pre-1947 + Q&A with director Sandhya Suri, £8.80-£25, BFI Southbank.

Info: 7928 3232

 

Tuesday 6 February
 

In Another Life, a refugee from Syria finds himself trapped in the Calais Jungle faced by the corruption of ruthless people smugglers and discrimination, 7.30pm, Regent Street Cinema

 

Wednesday 7 February
 

In Another Life, a refugee from Syria finds himself trapped in the Calais Jungle faced by the corruption of ruthless people smugglers and discrimination + Q&A with director Jason Wingard, 6.45pm, £16/ £13.50, Curzon Soho.

 

Thursday 8 February
 

Habaneros, an eclectic history of the Cuban capital + Q&A with director Julien Temple, 6.30pm, 12.50/£10, Curzon Bloomsbury

 

Friday 9 February
 

Stacey Dooley - Face to Face with ISIS, 7pm, £12.50/£10, Frontline Club, 13 Norfolk Place, W2.
Info: 7479 8940 / events@frontlineclub.com  

 

from Friday 9 February
 

* Winnie, portrait of Winnie Mandela exploring her role in the troubled history of South Africa, £9/£7/£5, Curzon Bloomsbury, until 11 February.

 

Saturday 10 February
 

Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask sumptuous exploration of the life of the renowned psychoanalyst + discussion with Kunle Olulode, 2pm, National Film Theatre, Southbank.

Info: 7928 3232

 

Monday 12 February
 

* Tawai: A Voice From The Forest, exploring the forests of Borneo + Q&A with Bruce Parry, 7.30pm, Regent Street Cinema

* Forgotten Faces of the Great War: The Chinese Labour Corps, screening of documentary + discussion around the little-known Chinese Labour Corp, 11am, free for over-60s, National Film Theatre.
Info: 7928 3232

* Song of the Phoenix, captivating drama about a young musician and his teacher fight to keep tradition alive + intro by Yixi Sun, 2pm, free for seniors, National Film Theatre.
Info: 7928 3232

 

Thursday 15 February
 

TV Preview: CivilisationsBBC2’s modern take on the classic art-anthropology series Civilisation + Q&A with Simon Schama, Mary Beard and David Olusoga, 6.15pm, National Film Theatre.
Info: 7928 3232

 

Saturday 24 February

China’s Van Goghs, heart-warming and inspirational portrait of a Chinese peasant-turned-copyist painter, National Film Theatre.
Info: 7928 3232

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Migrant Events - February- London - Performance http://www.migrantvoice.org//migrant-events-february-london-130218124738.html  Migrant Voice - Migrant Events - February- London - Performance

PERFORMANCE

 

So Many Reasons, a story about the unique influence our mothers have on how we understand the world, from the perspective of a first generation British Ghanaian woman, Camden Peoples Theatre, 58-60 Hampstead Road, NW1,until 16 February.
Info: 7419 4841

Clever and candid coming of age tale

 

The Brothers Size, reinterpretation of West African myths, Young Vic, 66 The Cut, SE1, until 14 February.
Info: www.youngvic.org / 7922 2922

 

*There or Here, poignant comedy follows the journey of Robyn and Ajay who return to India – the country of Ajay’s birth – to outsource their pregnancy. But their increasing inability to be each other’s comfort drives them to seek solace from strangers on the other end of their phone lines in the unlikeliest of places - call centres, drive-throughs and even sex lines, Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, N4, until 17 February.
Info: 7870 6876/ info@parktheatre.co.uk

 

The Brothers Are Believers, explores the radicalisation of young Muslim men and the limits of legal freedom freedom of expression, Bush Theatre, until 10 February.
Info: 8743 5050/  www.bushtheatre.co.uk /

The brothers Are Believers bucks the trend

 

from Wednesday 14 February
 

Angry, George Henley and Tyrone Huntley alternate in delivering a series of five gender-neutral monologues on a variety of subjects including refugees, £20/£16/£12, Southwark Playhouse, until 10 March.

Info: 7407 0234/ www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk/

 

Friday 23 February
 

Arabs Are Not Funny!, Sarah Agha, Mohamed Omar, Zahra Barri, Fatiha El-Ghorri, Marouen Mraihi, 9:30-11pm, £15, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, SW7.
Info: www.arabbritishcentre.org.uk/

 

from Tuesday 27 February
 

Returning to Haifa, English-language adaptation of the classic novella by Ghassan Kanafani, it's a story of two families – one Palestinian, one Israeli – forced by history into an intimacy they didn’t choose, £6/£14, Finborough Theatre, 118 Finborough Road, SW10, until 24 March.
Info: www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk/  www.arabbritishcentre.org.uk/  

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Migrant Events - February - London - Films http://www.migrantvoice.org//migrant-events-february--130218111603.html  Migrant Voice - Migrant Events - February - London - Films

FILM

from Thursday 1 February

* Makala, documentary that follows a Congolese charcoal seller as he takes the arduous journey to town to sell his product + Q&A with director  Emmanuel Gras, Zoe Marriage and Franc Kunda, £12.50/ £10, Curzon Bloomsbury, until 4 February.

A charcoal seller's Herculean pushbike journey

 

from Saturday 3 February

Around India with a Movie Cameraarchive footage tells the emotionally-resonant story of life across India pre-1947 + Q&A with director Sandhya Suri, £8.80-£25, BFI Southbank.

Info: 7928 3232

 

Tuesday 6 February
 

In Another Life, a refugee from Syria finds himself trapped in the Calais Jungle faced by the corruption of ruthless people smugglers and discrimination, 7.30pm, Regent Street Cinema

 

Wednesday 7 February
 

In Another Life, a refugee from Syria finds himself trapped in the Calais Jungle faced by the corruption of ruthless people smugglers and discrimination + Q&A with director Jason Wingard, 6.45pm, £16/ £13.50, Curzon Soho.

 

Thursday 8 February
 

Habaneros, an eclectic history of the Cuban capital + Q&A with director Julien Temple, 6.30pm, 12.50/£10, Curzon Bloomsbury

 

Friday 9 February
 

Stacey Dooley - Face to Face with ISIS, 7pm, £12.50/£10, Frontline Club, 13 Norfolk Place, W2.
Info: 7479 8940 / events@frontlineclub.com  

 

from Friday 9 February
 

* Winnie, portrait of Winnie Mandela exploring her role in the troubled history of South Africa, £9/£7/£5, Curzon Bloomsbury, until 11 February.

 

Saturday 10 February
 

Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask sumptuous exploration of the life of the renowned psychoanalyst + discussion with Kunle Olulode, 2pm, National Film Theatre, Southbank.

Info: 7928 3232

 

Monday 12 February
 

* Tawai: A Voice From The Forest, exploring the forests of Borneo + Q&A with Bruce Parry, 7.30pm, Regent Street Cinema

* Forgotten Faces of the Great War: The Chinese Labour Corps, screening of documentary + discussion around the little-known Chinese Labour Corp, 11am, free for over-60s, National Film Theatre.
Info: 7928 3232

* Song of the Phoenix, captivating drama about a young musician and his teacher fight to keep tradition alive + intro by Yixi Sun, 2pm, free for seniors, National Film Theatre.
Info: 7928 3232

 

Thursday 15 February
 

TV Preview: CivilisationsBBC2’s modern take on the classic art-anthropology series Civilisation + Q&A with Simon Schama, Mary Beard and David Olusoga, 6.15pm, National Film Theatre.
Info: 7928 3232

 

Saturday 24 February

China’s Van Goghs, heart-warming and inspirational portrait of a Chinese peasant-turned-copyist painter, National Film Theatre.
Info: 7928 3232

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Migrant Voice two

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Migrant Voice two

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Migrant Voice one

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Migrant Events - London - Exhibitions http://www.migrantvoice.org//migrant-events-london--310118070822.html  Migrant Voice - Migrant Events - London - Exhibitions

The Gap Between Us, first UK solo exhibition by the artist and film-maker, a US-based artist of Palestinian descent, for whom Palestine is a predominant theme, free, The Mosaic Rooms, Tower House, 226 Cromwell Road, SW5, until 31 March.

Info: 73709990 / mosaicrooms.org/event/exhibition-preview-gap-us/

Behind the Indian boom - Inequality and resistance at the heart of economic growth, looks at low caste and tribal communities, Atrium Gallery, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, WC2, until 15 February. 
Info: 7405 7686 

The Chapel, Michael Armitage's large-scale paintings explore the ambiguous boundaries between religion, folklore and social consensus, particularly in relation to issues of mental health in East Africa, South London Gallery, 65-67 Peckham Road, SE5, until 23 February.

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Get our newsletter http://www.migrantvoice.org//get-our-newsletter-310118070203.html  Migrant Voice - Get our newsletter

Migration is a fact of life, and brings a wealth of benefits to Britain. But public and media debate routinely leaves out migrant voices, and can be toxic, misleading, and damaging to community cohesion. We believe the best antidote to divisive rhetoric is real stories, told by real people. 
 
These can be stories like that of Irene, forced away from her British family by Home Office bureaucracy, or Dawoud, who found sanctuary here only to be sent back to a country that tortured him, or Sabrina, who like other Europeans in the UK, faces a question mark over her future. Or they can be positive stories about the contributions made by the migrants who keep our schools and hospitals running, or give up their time to help those in need. 

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Get involved http://www.migrantvoice.org//get-involved-310118064846.html  Migrant Voice - Get involved

Migrant Voice is a migrant-led organisation established to develop the skills, capacity and confidence of members of migrant communities, including asylum seekers and refugees. We work to amplify migrant voices and secure representation in the media and public life.

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Events Coming Soon http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/events-coming-soon-290118141250.html  Migrant Voice - Events Coming Soon

Keep checking back for the latest Migrant Voice events coming soon 

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See you soon in 2018 http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/see-you-soon-in-2018-191217111129.html  Migrant Voice - See you soon in 2018

Wishing you all a joyful Christmas and a prosperous 2018. 

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/pagenews/merry-christmas-and-a-happy-191217110805.html  Migrant Voice - Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

To all our Migrant Voice friends and family,

May the closeness of friends, the comfort of home, and the unity of our nation, renew your spirits this festive season. 

Hope we see you all in the new year for new exciting Migrant Voice events. 

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2017 12 19 18:08 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
London http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/london-281117122353.html  Migrant Voice - London

Dear colleagues,  

 

Please join our next network meeting on Wednesday, November 29th from 6-8.30 at Migrant Voice, Voluntary Action Islington, 200A Pentonville Road, London N1 9JP.   

 

This meeting will particularly be looking at migrant experiences in the workplace (e.g. exploitation, low pay, discrimination, recognition of right to work, etc)  

 

Guest speakers include:

 

  Barbara Drozdowicz, Chief Executive Officer, East European Resource Centre

 

  Nahir de la Silva, Policy & Communications Coordinator on Employment Rights, Latin American Women’s Rights Service  

 

Bridie France, Communications and Networks Officer, FLEX (Focus on Labour Exploitation) and author of the report ‘Lost in Transition: Brexit and Labour Exploitation'.

 

  Please join us to discuss this important issue and share your own experiences as a migrant in the workplace.  

 

Please circulate the invitation to others you know who may have struggled in their workplace and has a story to share.  

 

There will also be an opportunity at the meeting to raise other issues of concern, sharing information and networking.

 

  Please confirm your attendance to anne@migrantvoice.org

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2017 11 28 19:23 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Migrant Voice 2017 Annual General Meeting http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/migrant-voice-2017-annual-general-221117101758.html  Migrant Voice - Migrant Voice 2017 Annual General Meeting

Date: November 22nd, 2017

Time: 5.30 pm arrival and entertainment for a 6.30pm start

Address: Migrant Voice, Voluntary Action Islington, 200A Pentonville Road, London N1 9JP

Agenda

Arrival and registration, refreshments

Entertainment

Welcome and minutes of last AGM 

Celebrating our major achievements of the year

Annual accounts prepared by the Independent Examiner

Elections

From 7 pm board meeting for MV trustees.

 

We hope that you will be able to join us and celebrate our achievements in the past year.

 

Please confirm your attendance on 07467 299 335 or at anne@migrantvoice.org

 

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2017 11 22 17:17 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Migrant Voice Network Meeting Wednesday November 29th http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/pagenews/migrant-voice-network-meeting-wednesday-221117101605.html  Migrant Voice - Migrant Voice Network Meeting Wednesday November 29th
Dear colleagues,
 
Please join our next network meeting on Wednesday November 29th from 6-8.30 at Migrant Voice, Voluntary Action Islington, 200A Pentonville Road, London N1 9JP. 
 
This meeting will particularly be looking at migrant experiences in the workplace (e.g. exploitation, low pay, discrimination, recognition of right to work, etc)
 
Guest speakers include:
 
Barbara Drozdowicz, Chief Executive Officer, East European Resource Centre
 
Nahir de la Silva, Policy & communications Coordinator on Employment Rights, Latin American Women’s Rights Service
 
Bridie France, Communications and Networks Officer, FLEX (Focus on Labour Exploitation) and author of the report ‘Lost in Transition: Brexit and Labour Exploitation'.
 
Please join us to discuss this important issue and share your own experiences as a migrant in the workplace.
 
Please circulate the invitation to others you know who may have struggled in their workplace and has a story to share.
 
There will also be opportunity at the meeting to raise other issues of concern, sharing information and networking.
 
Please confirm your attendance to anne@migrantvoice.org
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2017 11 22 17:16 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Birmingham http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/pagenews/birmingham-221117094303.html  Migrant Voice - Birmingham

Dear colleagues,

 

Please join us for our next migrant Media Lab training on Thursday November 30th 10am till 2pm (venue TBC)

Speaking out has never been more important for migrants.

We have seen cuts in legal aid where people have to represent themselves in court. Negative coverage in the media continues, where the word “problem” is always attached to migration.

As an action from our last Network meeting in Birmingham - participants asked for training in how to speak out more confidently in public.

Come take part in our Media Lab workshop where we will be developing our skills and confidence in speaking out. 

Trainers include migrant campaigners/ activists who have experience in this field.

Covered in the training will includes developing ways to speak:

  • in court
  • with your solicitors 
  • radio
  • TV
  • online

Training will include role play and speaking in front of others

Refreshments will be provided.   Please text or whats app Salman on 07758191798 to book a place or email salman@migrantvoice.org  

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2017 11 22 16:43 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Migrant Voice 2017 Annual General Meeting http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/pagenews/migrant-voice-2017-annual-general-031117122710.html  Migrant Voice - Migrant Voice 2017 Annual General Meeting

 

Date: November 22nd, 2017

Time: 5.30 pm arrival and entertainment for a 6.30pm start

Address: Migrant Voice, Voluntary Action Islington, 200A Pentonville Road, London N1 9JP

Agenda

  1. Arrival and registration, refreshments
  2. Entertainment
  3. Welcome and minutes of last AGM 
  4. Celebrating our major achievements of the year
  5. Annual accounts prepared by the Independent Examiner
  6. Elections

From 7pm board meeting for MV trustees.

 

We hope that you will be able to join us and celebrate our achievements in the past year.

 

Please confirm your attendance on 07467 299 335 or at anne@migrantvoice.org


 

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2017 11 03 19:27 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Coming Soon http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/coming-soon-040717112003.html  Migrant Voice - Coming Soon

Migrant Voice works towards empowering migrants to get their voices heard across different media platforms through many events, workshops, media labs and conferences. 

Stay tuned for upcoming Migrant Voice events. 

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2017 07 04 18:20 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Common Goals http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/common-goals-080617163342.html  Migrant Voice - Common Goals

Common Goals – Friendly Football Match
 
As part of the Great Get Together and in the spirit of sharing in the ‘Common Goal’; Migrant Voice will be holding a friendly migrant/refugee/asylum seekers football match in collaboration with Show Racism the Red Card on Sunday the 18th of June at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Stratford, London between 11:00 – 4:00pm.
 
The sporting event aims to bring together a footballing community with migrants and refugees from all backgrounds to showcase the power of sport in bringing people together getting people talking.
 
The day’s activities will open with a brief reception before kick-off, where we would hear a few inspirational stories of integration/ communities coming together.

Subsequently, a series of 5-a-side matches will follow throughout the afternoon, guided by professional footballers and coaches from Show Racism the Red Card and West Ham Foundation.  
 
We are looking for migrants/refugees/ asylum seekers, who are eager to play a game of football and talk to the media, (TV, print and radio) about their journey to the UK or talk about work they are doing or have done in their communities, and talk about the role of football in integration.
 
The invitation is also open to anyone who wants to come and support and cheer everyone on for the day.
 
If any of your migrants/refugees/asylum seekers members would be interested in taking part and speaking to media please contact mira[at]migrantvoice.org or Nathan[at]migrantvoice.org as soon as possible. 

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2017 06 08 23:33 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Common Goals - Friendly Football Match http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/pagenews/common-goals-friendly-football-060617102639.html  Migrant Voice - Common Goals - Friendly Football Match

As part of the Great Get Together and in the spirit of sharing in the ‘Common Goal’; Migrant Voice is inviting you to participate in friendly migrant/refugee/asylum seekers football match in collaboration with Show Racism the Red Card on Saturday the 17th of June at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Stratford, London between 11:00 – 4:00pm

The sporting event aims to bring together a footballing community with migrants and refugees from all backgrounds. Showcasing the power of sport in bringing people together getting people talking.

The day’s activities will open with a brief reception before kick-off, where we would hear a few inspirational stories of integration/ communities coming together.

Subsequently, a series of 5-a-side matches will follow throughout the afternoon, guided by professional coaches from, Show Racism the Red Card and West Ham Foundation. 

The game is open to migrants/refugees/ asylum seekers, who are eager to play a game of football and talk to the media, (TV, print and radio) about their journey to the UK or talk about work they are doing or have done in their communities, and talk about the role of football in integration. 

The invitation is also open to anyone who wants to come and support and cheer everyone on for the day.

If you are interested in taking part and speaking to media please contact mira@migrantvoice.org or nathan@migrantvoice.org by mid-day Thursday 8th June.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2017 06 06 17:26 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
General Election: Dissecting the Immigration Manifestos http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/pagenews/general-election-dissecting-the-immigration-180517120401.html  Migrant Voice - General Election: Dissecting the Immigration Manifestos

Migrant Voice  and Migrants' Rights Network would like to invite you to an evening discussion on the General Election 2017 political party manifestos and immigration. The event will be on 23 May 2017 from 6.30-8pm at Friends Meeting House, Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ.

 

It will be an evening of discussion with migration experts, migrant and refugee communities to digest the content of all the major parties’ pledges. As well as understanding the impact they will all have on the landscape for refugees, migrants and communities in Britain. We believe it is vital that people have accurate and considered information on how political decisions may affect one of the most critical issues of our times.

 

We would also like to ask you to disseminate this wider to your networks, and particularly encourage those from migrant and refugee communities to attend.

 

If you would like to attend, please RSVP through our Eventbrite link: http://immigrationmanifesto.eventbrite.co.uk?s=76228263

 

We look forward to seeing you next week.

 

All the best

 

Migrant Voice  and Migrants’ Rights Network

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2017 05 18 19:04 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
in London May 2nd http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/pagenews/in-london-may-2nd-260417115612.html  Migrant Voice - in London May 2nd
Our next Media Lab session in London will be on Tuesday May 2nd, 3.00 – 8.00 pm at Unite the Union, Ron Todd House, 33 - 37 Moreland St, London EC1V 8BB
 
With a snap general election coming it is more important than ever to make our voices heard, and ensure that whoever is in Downing Street on June 8th treats migrants’ issues with respect.
 
This Media Lab offers a special session on commenting online run by the Guardian’s Moderation Manager, a session on writing letters to the Editor, as well as a 3-part General Election-themed session.
 
General Election 2017 – how to make our voices heard (it is advised to take part in all 3 sessions. The timing of Session C is flexible)
3-4pm Session A) Discussion on the General Election and Immigration – what are we calling for? We will generate clear suggestions for policy which will be fed to all the main political parties for consideration. (Led by the MV team)
4-4.30pm Session B) How do we engage with parliamentary processes and make our voices heard during the election? (Led by the MV team)
4.30- 7pm Session C) How to write to your MP: This is a practical session where you will get one-one advice on how to write and send letters to your MPs raising your concerns or campaigning on rights issues. You can join this session at any time from 4.30-7pm. (Led by TBC)
 
5-7pm Commenting on online media:  Much of the media around migration takes place online. This is a practical session where you will learn how to write informed commentary and give them the right tone to challenge untruths, highlight good coverage and build solidarity.
(Mentor: Ed Hadfield is the moderation manager at the Guardian where he has worked as part of the communities team for almost 7 years. The session will run 5-7pm starting with a group introduction at 5 followed by one-one support.)
 
6-8pm Writing a letter to the editor:  This practical session will cover how to prepare a clear, concise letters to a newspaper that tells your story and/or campaigns on an issue close to you. There will be time to write and get feedback on your letter.
(Mentor: Journalist and Editor Daniel Nelson has worked on newspapers, magazines, news agencies and websites across the world and has trained journalists in a dozen countries, including at City University London. The session will run 6-8pm)
 
Please email anne@migrantvoice.org to book a session. Please find attached further information about the media lab and also the minutes of our last London Network Meeting.
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Coming Soon http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/pagenews/coming-soon-100417125545.html  Migrant Voice - Coming Soon

Migrant Voice works towards empowering migrants to get their voices heard across different media platforms through many events, workshops, media labs and conferences. 

Stay tuned for upcoming Migrant Voice events. 

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2017 04 10 19:55 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Migrant Events - April - London - Films http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/upcoming/migrant-events-april--290317105941.html  Migrant Voice - Migrant Events - April - London - Films

FILMS

* Tickling Giants, in the midst of the Egyptian Arab Spring, heart surgeon Bassem Youssef decides to become a full-time comedian and his weekly programme quickly becomes the most viewed television program in the Middle East. His problems are just beginning, 6.30pm, £9/£7, Curzon Bloomsbury, until 6 April.
Review: oneworld.org/egyptian-comedy-straight-from-the-heart 

* Fear Eats the Soul, superb early Fassbinder feature about an elderly woman who walks into an immigrants bar in Germany and starts a relationship with a handsome young Moroccan, Brtish Film Institute, Belvedere Road, SE1, until 13 April.
Info: 7 928 3232 

Saturday 1 April

* Jean Rouch: West African Rituals + introduced by Travis Miles, 6.15pm, £8.80-£12.10, BFI, Belvedere Road, SE1.
Info. 7 928 3232

Sunday 2 April

* Sembene, fascinating documentary about “the father of African cinema”, 4pm, 7.30pm, £7.88, Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Town Hall Approach Road, Tottenham Green, N15.
Info: www.eventbrite.co.uk
Review: oneworld.org/moving-portrait-of-the-father-of-african-film

* Moi, un Noir (Me, a Black Man), ‘ethnofiction’ documenting a week in the lives of immigrants in an Ivorian slum, 3.50pm, £8.80-£12.10, BFI, Belvedere Road, SE1.
Info: 7 928 3232

* Black Girl, Ousmane Sembène’s film adopts an African perspective as a young Senegalese woman takes a job with a French family, 5.50pm, £8.80-£12.10, BFI, Belvedere Road, SE1.
Info: 7 928 3232

from Monday 3 April

* India on film: Bollywood 2.0, celebration of Indian filmmaking and films about India – from Bollywood to Tollywood (home of Telugu and Bengali cinema) – in cinemas and online. Programme includes previews of new films, independent cinema, restorations of classic titles, and opportunities to meet stars and filmmakers, BFI, Belvedere Road, SE1.
Info: whatson.bfi.org.uk/

* Neruda, biopic mixing fact and fiction, on the Chilean poet who was pursued by a detective for his communist leanings, 6.15pm, £12-£16.50, BFI, Belvedere Road, SE1.
Info: 7 928 3232
Review: oneworld.org/nerudas-escape-pits-poetry-against-authority

Tuesday 4 April

* Those Who Jump + a Malian refugee documents his experiences of attempting to scale the barriers separating Morocco and Spain + Q&A, 6.20, £3-£6, ICA, The Mall, SW1.
Info: www.ica.org.uk

Wednesday 5 April

* Neruda, biopic mixing fact and faction as the Chilean poet fleeing into exile is pursued by a detective for his communist leanings, 6.20pm, Curzon Soho
Review: oneworld.org/nerudas-escape-pits-poetry-against-authority 

* Those Who Jump, Malian refugee Abou is given a camera to film life in the makeshift camp on a sparse Moroccan hillside looking out at the tiny Spanish enclave of Melilla + Q&A with director Moritz Siebert, 6.30pm, £9/£7, Curzon Bloomsbury

Thursday 6 April

* Kalushi: The Story of Solomon Mahlangu, the South African ANC freedom fighter’s life from ghetto street trader to political awakening and transformation into an activist, 6pm, £6.50, BFI, Southbank. Belvedere Road, SE1.
Info: 7 928 3232
 
from Friday 7 April

* Those Who Jump, Malian refugee Abou is given a camera to film life in the makeshift camp on a sparse Moroccan hillside looking out at the tiny Spanish enclave of Melilla, Curzon Bloomsbury

Monday 10 April 

* Letters From Baghdad, the story of British spy, explorer and political powerhouse Gertrude Bell who travelled in Arabia before being recruited by British military intelligence during WWI to help draw the borders of Iraq + Q&A with the directors, 7pm, £10/£6, Frontline Club, 12 Norfolk Place, W2.
Info: 7 479 8960

Thursday 20 April

* India in a Day, India as seen through its citizens’ eyes over a 24-hour period + Q&A with director Richie Mehta, editor Beverley Mills and producer Cassandra Sigsgaard, 6.10, £8.80-£12.10, BFI, Belvedere Road, SE1.
Info: 7 928 3232

Friday 21 April

* Letters From Baghdad, the story of British spy, explorer and political powerhouse Gertrude Bell who travelled in Arabia before being recruited by British military intelligence during WWI to help draw the borders of Iraq + discussion, 6.20pm, Curzon Bloomsbury

from Friday 21 April

* Nowhere to Hide, as US and Coalition troops retreated from Iraq in 2011, male nurse Nori Sharif was given a camera by director Zaradasht Ahmed who documents his country over six years as patients, colleagues and neighbours are forced to flee, Curzon B

Friday 21-Saturday 29 April

* Frames of Representation, documentary festival with 11 docs and eight supporting events. Programme includes 21 Apr, A Dialogue on Labour, a vast factory in Gujarat; 22 Apr, Mogadishu Soldier, two Somali soldiers record their lives on cameras’ who are given cameras; 23 Apr, Docile Bodies and The Future `Perfect from Argentina; 26 Apr, Eldorado XX1, a study of Peruvian miners who work without pay in return for the chance to explore the mine for four hours every 30 days; 27 Apr, Gulistan, Land of Roses, on female Kurdish guerrillas; 29 Apr, The Solitude, exploration of a demolition-threatened Venezuelan house and its inhabitants; ICA, The Mall, SW1.
Info: www.ica.org.uk
 
Thursday 27 April

* Letters From Baghdad, the story of British spy, explorer and political powerhouse Gertrude Bell who travelled in Arabia before being recruited by British military intelligence during WWI to help draw the borders of Iraq + discussion, 6.25pm, Curzon Soho
* Photo Farag, documentary that follows the Farag family who emigrated from Baghdad to Israel in the 1950s, built a hugely influential photography business but gradually disintegrated + Q&A with director Kobi Farag, 8.30pm, Phoenix Cinema

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Migrant Events - April - London - Performances http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/upcoming/migrant-events-april--290317105814.html  Migrant Voice - Migrant Events - April - London - Performances

PERFORMANCES

from Tuesday 4 April

* Expensive Shit, an all-female Black cast star in Afrobeat-filled exploration of female empowerment, moving from modern day Glasgow to Fela Kuti’s Shrine club in 1980s Nigeria, Soho Theatre, 21 Dean Street, W1, until 22 April.
Info:  7 478 0100

Friday 7 April

* Arabs Are Not Funny!, Karim Duval, Nabil Abdulrashid, Ella Pigeon Al-Shamahi, 7.30-11pm, £15, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, SW7.
Info: www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/events

from 7 April

* Guards at the Taj, it’s Agra, India, 1648 and two men keep watch as the final touches are put to the Taj Mahal behind them, having been warned that no-one will turn to look at the building until it is complete, Bush Theatre, 7 Uxbridge Road, Shepherds Bush, W1, until 20 May.
Info: 7 743 5050 / www.bushtheatre.co.uk

Saturday 8 April

* Songs for Syria, the Al Firdaus Ensemble, fundraiser for Al Khair Foundation, 7.30-10.30pm, £21.83, Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, WC1.
Info: 7 405 1818

Sunday 9 April

* A Strange New Space, one woman show melds physical theatre with puppetry and original music which takes you on an imagined voyage into space paralleled with a real-life journey as a refugee, for ages 3-7, 11am & 2.30pm, £9/£7, Omnibus, 1 Clapham Common Northside, SW4.
Info: 7 498 4699/ enquiries[at]omnibus-clapham.org

from Friday 28 April

* Occupational Hazards, based on the memoir by Rory Stewart about the time when, as a 30-year-old former British diplomat, he is posted to serve as governor in a province of the newly liberated Iraq, Hampstead Theatre, Eton Avenue, NW3, until 3 June.
Info: 7 722 9301/ boxoffice[at]hampsteadtheatre.com

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2017 03 29 17:58 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Migrant Events - March - London Exhibitions http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/upcoming/migrant-events-march--290317105429.html  Migrant Voice - Migrant Events - March - London Exhibitions

EXHIBITIONS


* Incoming, using an advanced thermographic weapons and border imaging technology that can see beyond 30 kilometres, registering a heat signature of relative temperature difference, Richard Mosse’s artwork is about the refugee crisis unfolding in the Aegean Sea, off the coast of Libya, in Syria, the Sahara, the Persian Gulf, and elsewhere, free, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2, until 23 April.
Info: 7 638 4141
Review: oneworld.org weapon-turned-into-a-witness-to-highlight-the-plight-of-migrants

* Refugees: German Contribution to 20th Century British Art, free, Ben Uri Gallery, 108A Boundary Road, NW8, until 4 June.
Info: www.benuri.org.uk
 
* Selected Works by Eva Frankfurther (1930–1959), ‘West Indian, Irish, Cypriot and Pakistani immigrants, English whom the Welfare State had passed by, these were the people amongst whom I lived and made some of my best friends”, free, Ben Uri Gallery, 108A Boundary Road, NW8, until 18 June.
Info: www.benuri.org.uk
 
* Making Jamaica: Photography from the 1890s, the history of how the images of modern Jamaica as a tourist destination – and tropical commodity – was created through photography, Autograph ABNP, Rivington Street, until 18 April.
nfo: 7 739 7855
Review: oneworld.org/jamaicas-19th-century-photographic-makeover

* Child's Play, Mark Neville's photographs about the right to play includes images from refugeecamps and war zones, The Foundling Museum, WC1, until 30 April
 
* Afghanistan: Reflections on Helmand, examines the British arrival in 2006 and the decisions that shaped the way the conflict escalated, exploring the impact on those who were there and the lessons learned, Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, SE1, until 26 November.
Info: 7 416 5000
 
* Edmund Clark: War of Terror, the artist-photographer's work on hidden aspects of state control during the "Global War on Terror", free, Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, SE1, until 28 August.
Info: 7 416 5000
 
* London, Sugar & Slavery, permanent gallery at the Museum of Docklands, No 1 Warehouse, West India Quay, E14.
Info: info[at]museumoflondon.org.uk
 
* Atlantic Worlds, transatlantic slave trade gallery, National Maritime Museum, Park Row, SE1.
Info: 8 858 4422/ 8 312 656

* Morgenland, Elger Esser's large format photos taken while travelling in Egypt, Israel and Lebanon, Parasol Unit, 14 Wharf Road, N1 until 21 May.
Info:  7 490 7373 / info[at]parasol-unit.org

* Double Take, Lebanese artist Akram Zaatari presents portraits from the studio of Hashem el Madani in which two people of the same sex kiss or embrace, exploring their specific cultural and political histories, free, National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2, until 3 September.
Info: 7 306 0055

* Bright Young Tings, photographs by Michael Mayhew and a new artwork by Cherelle Sappleton, "a rare snapshot of the work developed by black theatre practitioners between 1979 and 1982", Lyttelton Lounge, National Theatre, until 15 April.
Info: nationaltheatre.org.uk

from Thursday 13 April
* Far from the Western Front, photo exhibition exploring some of the untold stories of the more than one million South Asian men who served during the First World War, Nehru Centre, 8 South Audley Street, W1, until 13 April.
Info: 7 491 3567/ 7 493 2019

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2017 03 29 17:54 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
April http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/upcoming/april-290317105226.html  Migrant Voice - April

TALKS AND DISCUSSIONS

 

Saturday 1 April

* English PEN Modern Literature Festival 2017, writers perform new works created in solidarity with some of the people supported by PEN’s Writers at Risk Programme, 2pm, 4pm, 7.30pm, free, Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1.
Info: www.englishpen.org/event/english-pen-modern-literature-festival

Monday 3 April

* Mapping Colonialism: The Work of ‘De-Colonizer’ in Israel, 7.30pm, Duke Street Church, Duke Street, Richmond.
Info: 7 700 6192/ info[at]palestinecampaign.org

Wednesday 5 April

* Kleptoscope: Nigeria, London and the Dirty Cash Trail, Chibundu Onuzo, Eva Anderson, Matthew Page, 7pm, £12.50/£10, Frontline Club, Norfolk Place, W2.
Info: 7 479 8950

* Defeat is an Orphan; How Pakistan Lost the Great South Asian War, Myra MacDonald, 6pm, Kings Colllege, The Strand, WC2.
Info: edward.burrell[at]kcl.ac.uk

Thursday 6 April

* From Children of Europe to Lesbos: What have we learnt in 70 years?, David Kogan, 6pm, Palace House, 3 Cathedral Street, SE1. Info: www.irr.org.uk/events/from-children-of-europe-to-lesbos

* Unaccompanied Child refugees: 1939 and the present, Lord Dubbs, 6.30pm, St Mary-At-Hill, Lovat Lane, Eastcheap, EC3.
Info: www.migrantsrights.org.uk/events/


* Endangered languages – Why do they matter?, Mandana Seyfeddinipur, 6.45-8pm, £10/£8/£5, Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, W1.
Info: 7 307 5454/ enquiries[at]asiahouse.co.uk

Monday 10 April

* State of Rebellion: Violence and Intervention in the Central African Republic, Louisa Lombard, 6pm, Kings Colllege, The Strand, WC2. Info: 7 836 5454

Tuesday 11 April

* Meeting Global Challenges, Jim Yong Kim, 6.30pm, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, WC2.
Info: 7 955 6043/ events[at]lse.ac.uk

Wednesday 19 April

* Asia in Realignment: The Impeachment of Park Geun-hye, Paul French, John Everard, Celia Hatton, 7pm, £12.50/£10, Frontline Club, 12 Norfolk Place, W2. 

Thursday 20 April

* Sin Cities: Away in Mumbai & Kolkata, Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay, 6.45-8pm, £10/£8/£5, Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, W1. Info: 7 307 5454/ enquiries[at]asiahouse.co.uk

Friday 21 April 

* 2017 Legacies of Biafra Conference, explores the on-going impact of the war locally and globally, iots influence on international perceptions and on the political and social structures within Nigeria, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, WC1. Info: le7[at]soas.ac.uk/  cas[at]soas.ac.uk
Reservations www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/legacies-of-biafra-reflections-on-the-nigeria-biafra-war- 

Monday 24 April

* Cuba At the Crossroads: What Does the Future Hold?, Stephen Wilkinson, 6.45pm, £3/£2, Friends of Le Monde, The Gallery, 77 Cowcross Street, near Farrington Underground.
Info:www.mondediplofriends.org.uk

* Aleppo Like You’ve Never Known It, Philip Mansel, 12.30-1.30, £8/£6/£4, Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, W1.
Info: 7 307 5454/ enquiries[at]asiahouse.co.uk

* The Kingdom of Women, Choo Waihong, 6.45-8pm, £10-/£8/£5, Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, W1.
Info: 7 307 5454/ enquiries[at]asiahouse.co.uk

Tuesday 25 April

* The War is in the Mountains: Judith Matloff in Conversation, Judith Matloff and Nawal al-Maghafi discuss the links between geography and conflict, and reflect on the writer’s discoveries from the world’s most remote regions, 7pm, £12.50/£10, Frontline Club, 12 Norfolk Place, W2.
 
*  Sharing Sovereignty: peacebuilding and the UN’s joint efforts in Timor-Leste and Cambodia, John Ciorciari, 6.30pm, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, WC2.
Info: 7 955 6043/ events[at]lse.ac.uk

* Trump and China in the Asian century, Arne Westad, 6.30pm, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, WC2.
Info: 7 955 6043/ events[at]lse.ac.uk

Wednesday 26 April

* How To Be An Active Citizen, Roman Krznaric, 1pm, RSA, 6 John Adam Street, WC2.
Info: 7 451 6868/ rsa.events[at]rsa.org.uk
Supporting Refugee Children in Education

* Growing up in a Changing China, Xiaolu Guo, 6.45- 8pm, £10/£8/£5, Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, W1.
Info: 7 307 5454/ enquiries[at]asiahouse.co.uk

Thursday 27 April

* East West Street: Philippe Sands in conversation with Daniel Finkelstein, 6:30p-8pm, £5, The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust & Genocide, 29 Russell Square, WC1.
Info: 7 636 7247

Friday 28 April

* Peace-building in Guinea-Bissau, 2pm, Historical Pluralisms and the Prospects for Peace, Jose Lingna Nafafe,  Nayanka Perdigao, Ibrahima Galissa; 3.45, Musical Pluralisms and the Prospects for Peace, Manecas Costa, Tony Dudu, 5.30pm, screening, Identities in Greater Senegambia and Beyond: Perspectives Through History and Music in Dialogue’ + discussion with Lucy Duran and Toby Green; 7.30pm, concert with Manecas Costa, Tony Dudu, Ibrahima Galissa, free, King's College, Strand Campus, WC2.
Info: peacebuildingguineabissau.eventbrite.co.uk 

* Migrahts Organise AGM, 6pm, Hamilton House Conference Centre, Mabeldon Place, WC1.
Info: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/migrants-organise

29 Saturday-Sunday 30 April

* The Camel Conference – Camel cultures: historical traditions; Present threats, and future prospects, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, WC1.
Info: ed.emery[at]soas.ac.uk

 

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2017 03 29 17:52 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
March 29th Article 50 and EU Citizens Rights http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/pagenews/march-29th-article-50-and-200317110612.html  Migrant Voice - March 29th Article 50 and EU Citizens Rights

Join us for Migrant Voice's network meeting focused on the situation for EU migrants. The meeting will take place on March 29th from 6.00-8.30pm at Centrala, Polish Expats Association, Unit 4, Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Birmingham, B5 5RT

The meeting will hear the experiences of EU migrants, look at the situation after the triggering of Article 50, offer practical advice regarding the permanent residency application process, look at what actions can be taken to fight for EU migrants rights, and how we can build support for migrants rights more broadly.

Guest speaker: Katie Fennell National Coordinator Kids in Need of Defense UK (KND). Katie will offer some practical advice on the permanent residency process and answer questions from the meeting.

Katie has been practicing immigration and asylum law for over 8 years working at Refugee and Migrant Justice and Coventry Law Centre, covering all areas of EU, asylum and UK immigration law and at Blakemore Solicitors. She is now the National Coordinator of Kids in Need of Defense UK, an innovative new project aimed at increasing capacity in the sector by training and supervising corporate lawyers so that they can provide end to end representation to migrant and UK born children in their immigration and citizenship matters. 

Guest speaker: TBC from New Europeans will update us on the latest from their campaigns for the rights for EU nationals and let us know how we can get involved.

We will also gather evidence at the meeting to feed into the ongoing inquiry of the Committee on Exiting the EU.
All are welcome - this meeting is not only for EU nationals - we need to work together to fight for all our rights and make our voices heard.

To reserve a place, please email salman[at]migrantvoice.org

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2017 03 20 18:06 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
March 30th - Article 50 & EU Citizens Rights http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/pagenews/march-30th-article-50-070317124627.html  Migrant Voice - March 30th - Article 50 & EU Citizens Rights


Dear MV network members and supporters,

You are invited to join us for network meeting on March 30th from 6.30-8.30pm focused on the situation for EU migrants. The meeting will be hosted for us at the University of Westminster, 309 Regent St, London W1B 2UW in room UG04.

The meeting will hear the experiences of EU migrants, look at the situation after the triggering of Article 50, offer practical advice regarding the permanent residency application process, look at what actions can be taken to fight for EU migrants rights, and how we can build support for migrants rights more broadly.

Guest speaker: Barrister Colin Yeo, who specialises in immigration law and runs the blog freemovement.org.uk. Colin Yeo will talk about his guide for EU nationals on the permanent residency process, offer some practical advice and answer questions from the meeting.

Guest speaker: TBC from the3million will update us on the latest from their campaigns for the rights for EU nationals and let us know how we can get involved.

We will also gather evidence at the meeting to feed into the ongoing inquiry of the Committee on Exiting the EU.
All are welcome - this meeting is not only for EU nationals - we need to work together to fight for all our rights and make our voices heard.

To reserve a place, please email anne[at]migrantvoice.org

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2017 03 07 19:46 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Upcoming training sessions 22 and 28 February http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/pagenews/upcoming-training-sessions-22-and-220217130131.html  Migrant Voice - Upcoming training sessions 22 and 28 February

Two exciting training sessions coming up in Birmingham in February. Social media training on the 22nd and a unique opportunity to learn from the BBC on the 28th

Social Media training Wednesday 22nd February

2 separate sessions 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm
Venue; Brushstrokes Project St. Philip's Parish Centre Watt Street off Messenger Road Smethwick West Midlands B66 3DU
More and more people are sourcing their news online.

Not a day goes by without a negative story about migrants and it is important to have a counter voice to this.
Contact Salman to book a place on social media training how to challenge the negative coverage not just from negative stories but also on the comments pages on facebook, twitter and news outlets.

Finding the stories, using memes facts and humour.
Bring your phone or use the computers onsite


07758191798 or salman[at]migrantvoice.org

Special BBC training session on February 28th

Time: 2.30 arrival. 3-5pm training (it is necessary to attend the full session)

Venue: Centrala, Unit 4 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Birmingham B5 5RT

This half-day in depth training session: Telling your Story: How to use your voice effectively is a unique opportunity to learn from two senior BBC staff members. The training will be delivered by Jenny Mitchell, BBC change manager and executive coach and Marya Burgess, documentaries producer and series producer for The Listening Project at BBC Radio.

Jenny and Marya will focus on how to tell your story in a powerful and impactful way, and how to speak with confidence in an interview.

This is a free course, but the spaces are limited. Please contact me asap if you are interested in taking part at salman[at]migrantvoice.org

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2017 02 22 14:01 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
The Great Get Together, 17-18 June 2017 http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/the-great-get-together-17-18-220217123527.html  Migrant Voice - The Great Get Together, 17-18 June 2017

MIGRANT VOICE SUPPORTING 
The Great Get Together, 17-18 June 2017

Dear All, 
 
Migrant Voice is delighted to support The Great Get Together. 

In memory of Jo Cox and everything she fought for, friends and family have launched ‘The Great Get Together’ on the weekend of 17-18 June, which will mark the anniversary of Jo’s death. Organisers are calling on communities and neighbours to come together, to celebrate the work of Jo Cox and promote community cohesion and unity, by having street parties, picnics and bake-offs to create the UK’s biggest community celebrations since the Jubilee.

Many organisations and individuals have already signed up and getting ready for the big weekend, such as, The Big Lunch, Help for Heroes, GirlGuiding, The Scouts Association, The Royal British Legion, RNLI, RSPB, Oxfam, The Premier League, The Archbishop of Canterbury, The Chief Rabbi, The Catholic Church of England and Wales

Migrant Voice stands together in solidarity with Jo Cox’s legacy of cohesion and unity and proving that ‘there is more that unites than divides us.’ 

Please join us in bringing communities together across the United Kingdom by supporting The Great Get Together to celebrate the positivity diversity and unity brings to communities. 

•    Sign up to hold Get Together via the website: https://greatgettogether.org/
•    Sign up as a supporting organisation: email hello@greatgettogether.org
•    Let your supporters and members know about The Great Get Together: here's a flier to send.
•    Share the announcement of The Great Get Together today on social media. Twitter: @Get_Together and Facebook: facebook.com/jocoxmoreincommon/
•    Join the team: The Great Get Together is looking for organisations who want to get involved. If you have reach or skills in key areas, they’d love to hear from you: hello@greatgettogether.org

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2017 02 22 13:35 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Birmingham event February 20th 4-9pm http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/pagenews/birmingham-event-february-20th-4-9pm-150217124501.html  Migrant Voice - Birmingham event February 20th 4-9pm

As far of One Day Without Us, Migrant Voice, Hope not Hate and a number of organisations from across the West Midlands are organising an event on the 20th of February at the Ort Gallery, 500-506 Moseley Road, Birmingham B12 9AH from 4-9pm.

The event is a chance to meet and talk about migration and how we can come together to stop the division of our communities.

It is only when we talk and share our thoughts that we can break barriers, understand each other and work towards making a positive change within our communities.

There will be food from 4-6pm and entertainment till 9pm.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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2017 02 15 13:45 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Events Coming Soon http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/pagenews/events-coming-soon-060217114633.html  Migrant Voice - Events Coming Soon

Migrant Voice works towards empowering migrants to get their voices heard across different media platforms through many events, workshops, media labs and conferences. 

Stay tuned for upcoming Migrant Voice events. 

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2017 02 06 12:46 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Unique opportunity: BBC all day training for MV http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/pagenews/unique-opportunity-bbc-all-day-240117105237.html  Migrant Voice - Unique opportunity: BBC all day training for MV

We are delighted to  be offering special training session on January 26th with Delia Lloyd, Head of Policy and Research Insight and Theo Hannides, Humanitarian Media Trainer. Both Delia and Theo work at BBC Media Action, the BBC’s international development charity.
 
This all-day in depth training session is a unique opportunity to learn from two senior BBC staff members about story-telling in order to create change. Delia and Theo will focus on how to tell an engaging, focused story, the importance of knowing your audience and choosing the right media platforms and formats to engage your audience. There will be lots of practical exercises and you will also have a chance to take an idea and work to develop it into a story during the day.

This is a free course, but the spaces are limited, so it is essential that you can attend the full session. Please contact me asap if you are interested in taking part at anne[at]migrantvoice.org
 
When: January 26th
Time: 11am-5pm (it is necessary to attend the full session)
Venue: Migrant Voice, Collaboration House, 77-79 Charlotte Street, London W1T 4PW
 

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2017 01 24 11:52 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
#StandTogether 12-18 December http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/standtogether-12-18-december-281116123404.html  Migrant Voice - #StandTogether 12-18 December


For inclusive and welcoming communities against hate crime and all forms of racism and discrimination

A network of organisations concerned about the recent surge in hate crimes is launching the #StandTogether campaign.

Ahead of International Migrants Day (18 December), we are launching a week of positive action, the #StandTogether campaign (12-18 December), to invite people across the nation to stand together against hate crime and send a message that our communities are welcoming and inclusive and our migrant and ethnic minority neighbours are welcome in our streets. 

We invite individuals and organisations who are concerned about the increase in xenophobia and all forms of racism, intolerance and discrimination including antisemitism and islamophobia to take positive action in their local community. 

However you voted in the referendum, if you disapprove of the way the vote was used by individuals to legitimise their appalling acts of racism and hate, we invite you to take action.

Many migrants and ethnic minorities are anxious about their safety and worried about their future. They are part of our community and should not be subjected to hate crime.

Take a stand and join us in organising positive actions and messages in your street/library/place of work, study, worship etc. in the week of 12-18 December as an act of defiance against hate crimes and racial incidents. 

Our message
We are here today to #StandTogether with many people around the country against hate crime and all forms of discrimination and racism, and to stand in solidarity with migrants and ethnic minorities. 

These are some of the ways you can take part:

•    Simply take a photo with our message and share it on social media

•    Share our message of solidarity at an existing event or organise a new one to celebrate inclusive and welcoming communities and to stand up to hate crime and intolerance

•    Invite your local MP, Community Police, councillor and others to support your message of solidarity 

•    Let us know at https://www.facebook.com/StandTogethercampaign/if you are planning to organise a #StandTogether event, and whether you are happy for the media to be informed 

•    Message us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/StandTogethercampaign/

•    Tweet at us name and send us photos from your event.
Use these hashtags: 
#StandTogether
#AgainstHateCrime
#StandUpAgainstHateCrime
#MigrantsWelcome
#NoToHateCrime


This campaign is initiated by Collaboration House, a hub for like-minded organisations – including interfaith and non-faith organisations - collaborating to strengthen their work to build bridges and understanding between different communities, for a more cohesive and just society. 

Collaboration House member organisations:
Migrant Voice; Faiths Forum for London; Women’s Interfaith Network; Christian Muslim Forum; Council of Christians and Jews; Faith Based Regeneration Network; Integrity UK; International Debate Education Association; London Borough Faiths Network; Islamic Society of Britain; Nisa-Nashim; Sadaqa Day; European Network on Religion & Belief UK

 

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2016 11 28 13:34 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Annual London Conference - 25th November http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/annual-london-conference-25th-161116110607.html  Migrant Voice - Annual London Conference - 25th November

Migrant Voice is delighted to invite you to our London autumn event ‘Migrants and Migration Post Brexit; finding our voice to influence the new landscape.’ 
 
The event will take place on Friday November 25th from 09.30 am - 4.00 pm at Unite the Union, London & Eastern Region, North London District Office, Ron Todd House, 33-37 Moreland Street, London, EC1V 8BB. 

Following the surge in hate crimes against migrants after the EU referendum vote and the new developments and challenges facing the UK, this event will go to the heart of these issues and explore ways forward. It will bring together migrant communities with experts on migration, equality, academics, the media and other stakeholders to take action.

Join us for a lively panel discussion chaired by Ronke Phillips, Senior Correspondent, ITV London News, with panellists Barbara Drozdowicz, Director, Eastern European Advice centre, Nicholas Hatton, Founding co-chair of the3million, Saira Grant, Chief Executive, Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants, Peter Kavanagh, London & Eastern regional secretary, Unite the Union and John Page, Head of Organising, Hope not Hate.

This will be a very action oriented event with a number of workshops focusing on reporting and challenging hate crime and xenophobia, building alliances, how we can work with journalists to get stories of migration and hate crime told, and the challenges for migrants’ rights and engagement in influencing the new landscape. Workshops will be led by Simon Israel, Channel 4 News, Stop Hate UK, The New Europeans, and John Page, Hope not Hate.

Please email anne[at]migrantvoice.org if you would like to attend.

For more information please contact Migrant Voice: 

www.migrantvoice.org
anne[at]Migrantvoice.org 
Office number: 07467 299 335

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2016 11 16 12:06 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Media Lab Masterclass 15th November http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/media-lab-masterclass-15th-november-011116111742.html  Migrant Voice - Media Lab Masterclass 15th November

We are holding a special Masterclass session of our Media Lab on Tuesday the 15th November 2016 at Migrant Voice, Collaboration House, 77-79 Charlotte Street, London W1T 4PW. 

Session 1 and 2 will offer training in how to prepare clear, concise ways to tell our messages or our experiences in order to speak on a radio programme or write letters to a newspaper.

Session 1 will take place from 3-5.30 pm. 

Session 2 from 6-8.30 pm.

The sessions are identical. It is necessary to attend all of session 1 or 2.

These sessions are to help us prepare for a media activity which will take place in December for International Migrants Day. To celebrate this day we will be sending letters to newspapers in London as well as calling into the radio. 

For these sessions we are looking for participants who will also be willing to either write a letter to a newspaper or call a radio station as part of our December media activities. 

The training, by Journalist and Editor, Daniel Nelson will last one hour and is followed by us writing our letters and preparing for being on the radio, while getting support in this from our mentors. 

If you would like more information or you would like to take part, please email anne[at]migrantvoice.org.
Please indicate whether you would like to join for session 1, or 2.


About the project:

The Migrant Media Lab project aims to strengthen the capacity of migrant voices by building practical media skills and supporting migrants’ participation in the public debate.

The Migrant Media Lab project will also run regular, one-on-one and small group mentoring sessions led by volunteer journalists. The sessions will focus on using social media, producing videos, writing articles and blog posts, as well as conducting interviews, practising interview skills, and how to engage with your MP? Participants will have an opportunity to further develop their skills leading to the production of media outputs.

The project will also provide training session in using social media, producing videos, writing articles and blog posts, as well as conducting interviews and practising interview skills.

As part of the Migrant Media Lab project, we also organise discussions on current policy developments and further opportunities for public engagement, to ensure that our media work always ties into the wider context of the migration debate in the UK.

If you are interested in getting involved with the Migrant Media Lab, please get in touch with anne[at]migrantvoice.org

About Migrant Voice:

We are a migrant led organisation with the aim to strengthen the voice of migrants in the media and public domain by increasing their skills and confidence in conveying key messages about their realities to promote a more balanced media coverage and debate on migration.
For more information, visit: www.migrantvoice.org or contact anne[at]migrantvoice.org

 

 

 

 

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2016 11 01 13:17 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Annual Conference -London - 25th November http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/annual-conference-london-25th-011116111439.html  Migrant Voice - Annual Conference -London - 25th November

Dear colleagues,
 
Migrant Voice is delighted to invite you to our London autumn event ‘Migrants and Migration Post Brexit; finding our voice to influence the new landscape.’ 
 

The event will take place on Friday November 25th from 09.30am – 4.00pm at Unite the Union, London & Eastern Region, North London District Office, Ron Todd House, 33 - 37 Moreland Street, Islington, London, EC1V 8BB
 
Following the surge in hate crimes against migrants after the EU referendum vote and the new developments and challenges facing the UK, this event will go to the heart of these issues and explore ways forward. It will bring together migrant communities with experts on migration, equality, academics, the media and other stakeholders to take action.
 
This will be a very action oriented event with a number of workshops focusing on dealing with hate crime and xenophobia, building alliances, and the challenges for migrants’ rights and engagement in influencing the new landscape.
 
Please save the date and let me know if you can join us for this event.  Please email anne[at]migrantvoice.org if you would like to attend.
 
A full agenda and further details will be circulated in the coming weeks.
 
Best wishes,
 
The MV team

For more information please contact Migrant Voice: 

www.migrantvoice.org
anne[at]Migrantvoice.org 
Office number: 07467 299 335

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2016 11 01 13:14 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Media Lab Masterclass 15th November http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/pagenews/media-lab-masterclass-15th-november-011116110142.html  Migrant Voice - Media Lab Masterclass 15th November

We are holding a special Masterclass session of our Media Lab on Tuesday the 15th November 2016 at Migrant Voice, Collaboration House, 77-79 Charlotte Street, London W1T 4PW. 

Session 1 and 2 will offer training in how to prepare clear, concise ways to tell our messages or our experiences in order to speak on a radio programme or write letters to a newspaper.

Session 1 will take place from 3-5.30 pm. 

Session 2 from 6-8.30 pm.

The sessions are identical. It is necessary to attend all of session 1 or 2.

These sessions are to help us prepare for a media activity which will take place in December for International Migrants Day. To celebrate this day we will be sending letters to newspapers in London as well as calling into the radio. 

For these sessions we are looking for participants who will also be willing to either write a letter to a newspaper or call a radio station as part of our December media activities. 

The training, by Journalist and Editor, Daniel Nelson will last one hour and is followed by us writing our letters and preparing for being on the radio, while getting support in this from our mentors. 

If you would like more information or you would like to take part, please email anne@migrantvoice.org. Please indicate whether you would like to join for session 1, or 2.


About the project:

The Migrant Media Lab project aims to strengthen the capacity of migrant voices by building practical media skills and supporting migrants’ participation in the public debate.

The Migrant Media Lab project will also run regular, one-on-one and small group mentoring sessions led by volunteer journalists. The sessions will focus on using social media, producing videos, writing articles and blog posts, as well as conducting interviews, practising interview skills, and how to engage with your MP? Participants will have an opportunity to further develop their skills leading to the production of media outputs.

The project will also provide training session in using social media, producing videos, writing articles and blog posts, as well as conducting interviews and practising interview skills.

As part of the Migrant Media Lab project, we also organise discussions on current policy developments and further opportunities for public engagement, to ensure that our media work always ties into the wider context of the migration debate in the UK.

If you are interested in getting involved with the Migrant Media Lab, please get in touch with anne[at]migrantvoice.org

About Migrant Voice:

We are a migrant led organisation with the aim to strengthen the voice of migrants in the media and public domain by increasing their skills and confidence in conveying key messages about their realities to promote a more balanced media coverage and debate on migration.
For more information, visit: www.migrantvoice.org or contact anne[at]migrantvoice.org

 

 

 


 

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2016 11 01 13:01 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Annual Conference -London - 25th November http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/pagenews/annual-conference-london-25th-211016104323.html  Migrant Voice - Annual Conference -London - 25th November

Dear colleagues,
 
Migrant Voice is delighted to invite you to our London autumn event ‘Migrants and Migration Post Brexit; finding our voice to influence the new landscape.’ 
 

The event will take place on Friday November 25th from 09.30am – 4.00pm at Unite the Union, London & Eastern Region, North London District Office, Ron Todd House, 33 - 37 Moreland Street, Islington, London, EC1V 8BB
 
Following the surge in hate crimes against migrants after the EU referendum vote and the new developments and challenges facing the UK, this event will go to the heart of these issues and explore ways forward. It will bring together migrant communities with experts on migration, equality, academics, the media and other stakeholders to take action.
 
This will be a very action oriented event with a number of workshops focusing on dealing with hate crime and xenophobia, building alliances, and the challenges for migrants’ rights and engagement in influencing the new landscape.
 
Please save the date and let me know if you can join us for this event.  Please email anne[at]migrantvoice.org if you would like to attend.
 
A full agenda and further details will be circulated in the coming weeks.
 
Best wishes,
 
The MV team

For more information please contact Migrant Voice: 

www.migrantvoice.org
anne[at]Migrantvoice.org 
Office number: 07467 299 335

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2016 10 21 12:43 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Annual Conference - Birmingham - 24th October http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/pagenews/annual-conference-birmingham--041016130341.html  Migrant Voice - Annual Conference - Birmingham - 24th October

Migrant voice birmingham conference 

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2016 10 04 15:03 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Birmingham 24th October - Migrants and Migration Post Brexit http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/pagenews/birmingham-24th-october-migrants-290916134537.html  Migrant Voice - Birmingham 24th October - Migrants and Migration Post Brexit

Migrant Voice is delighted to invite you to our West Midlands Network autumn event ‘Migrants and Migration Post Brexit; finding our voice to influence the new landscape.’ The event, which is hosted by the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) at the University of Birmingham will take place on October 24th at the University of Birmingham from 09.30am - 3.30pm.


Following the surge in hate crimes against migrants after the EU referendum vote and the new developments and challenges facing the UK, this event will go to the heart of these issues and explore ways forward. It will bring together migrant communities with experts on migration, equality, academics, the media and other stakeholders to take action.

The expert panel to inspire us to take action and guide us through the challenges and opportunities of the new landscape are Joy Warmington, CEO of BRAP; Don Flynn, Director of Migrants Rights Network; Kenneth Rodney, CEO at Centre for Equality and Diversity; Nando Sigona, Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director of IRiS, School of Social Policy, University of Birmingham; and Sabir Zazai, Centre Director at Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre.

This will be a very action oriented event. Three workshops will focus on ‘Dealing with hate crime and xenophobia’, ‘What are the challenges for migrants’ rights and 'what can we do about it to engage’, and ‘Working with the media – getting our stories and issues covered’. Each of the facilitated workshops will discuss and agree clear actions to take forward as the next step in working together to address these issues in working groups.

Please let me know if you can join us for this event. As spaces are limited and we would like to ensure a wide range of organisations and individuals are able to attend, we need to limit attendance to two individuals per organisation. Please email anne[at]migrantvoice.org if you would like to attend.

This event is by invitation only. 

A full agenda will follow.

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2016 09 29 15:45 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Media Lab Masterclass in London http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/pagenews/media-lab-masterclass-in-london-060916094209.html  Migrant Voice - Media Lab Masterclass in London

Our next Media lab session in London will be on Tuesday September 20th from 4.00-8.00 pm at Migrant Voice, Collaboration House, 77-79 Charlotte Street, London W1T 4PW

This will be a special masterclass session of the Media lab, offering two sessions:

Session 1:

Video messaging Simon Whitlock, Video Producer from London Live will lead a session from 4.00 - 8.00 pm. The group training session from 4-5.30pm will demonstrate techniques for video journalism, how to develop your message for video, the basics of filming and editing, do's and don'ts and will be followed by hands-on exercises to produce your own short videos on migration with individualised support. 

We will be working on producing a number of short messages for the #Weareallmigrants campaign as well as other videos on migration.

Time: Group session from 4-5.30pm. Practical work with individuals support 5.30-8pm.

Simon is a Video Producer for London Live News, working on both features and news stories. Before joining the press he worked for NGO's and community organisations. 

 

Session 2:

How to get a strong message across on social media, Pedro Caxade and Sara Martin from the #Weareallmigrants will lead a group session from 6.00-8.00pm.

This session will focus on how to develop and get across your messages on social media, drawing inspiration from the # weareallmigrants campaign. The session will offer hands on training on social media and messaging and we will be telling our stories for #weareallmigrants.

Pedro is a multifaceted artist (singer, songwriter and actor) from Spain, who like the majority of his generation across the globe has travelled to seek opportunities and work.

Pedro uses his music and his new single, EMIGRANTE, to tell this story and to raise awareness and tolerance. EMIGRANTE, a message of understanding and a call for unity. Pedro is the founder of 'Weareallmigrants.

Sara has been working in the music and performing arts industry for over 10 years. She is currently immersed in Pedro Caxade's music project as a project manager, produced 'Emigrante' music video and managed the digital and press campaign and works actively on the Social movement We Are All Migrants. Sara Martin also lectures at BIMM, London, West London University

The sessions are free. However, please note that it is important to book for this – so please contact anne@migrantvoice.org to confirm your attendance.

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2016 09 06 11:42 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
A story in a Poem Project - Glasgow http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/pagenews/a-story-in-a-poem-250716215833.html  Migrant Voice - A story in a Poem Project - Glasgow

Join our 10 workshops to learn storytelling, creative writing, public speaking and creating poems or stories. 

Participants will learn how to use creative tools to tell their stories and experiences of migration, community integration as it affects their daily lives and realities. 

The project is open to young people aged between 18-30. All welcome both migrants and UK-born nationals.

Every 2nd Monday from 6-8pm 

Address 
Mayhill Integration Network 
35 Avenuepark Street 
Glasgow
G20 8TS 

Upcoming sessions 
•    August 1st 
•    August 15th 
•    August 29th 
•    September 12th 
•    September 26th 

All training is free of charge, but participants will be expected to attend all workshops. 
As places are limited please book by emailing.

E-mail: pinar [at] migrantvoice.org

Phone: 07398 680 585 (Monday 10-6pm – Wednesday 10-2pm only. 

www.migrantvoice.org 

 

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2016 07 25 23:58 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Action Against Racism - 20th July - London http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/action-against-racism-20th-130716103455.html  Migrant Voice - Action Against Racism - 20th July -  London

This is a follow up from our earlier emergency meeting to take actions forward and engage a wider group of stakeholders in combating post referendum hate crime. 

Wednesday July 20th from 4-6 pm at Migrant Voice, Collaboration House, 77-79 Charlotte Street, London W1T 4PW.

This is one of a series of meetings Migrant Voice is organising with migrant groups and organisations in London, Birmingham and Glasgow, to examine the implications for migrant communities of the surge in racial attacks and hate crimes against migrants, and to agree joint actions. We will also draw on the years of experience of migrant communities in reducing tensions to come up with actions to move forward.

We are extremely concerned about the sudden increase in hate crimes and racism targeted at European nationals in different parts of the UK, as well as against other minorities such as Muslims, and its impact on our communities and on social cohesion.

It is vital that we work together and engage a wider group of stakeholders in facing the challenges, especially since the debate about migration will inevitably intensify still further as politicians negotiate the new relationship with the EU in the coming months and years.

I hope you are able to join us. Please rsvp to anne[at]migrantvoice.org

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2016 07 13 12:34 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
The World Harmony Orchestra to Launch http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/upcoming/the-world-harmony-orchestra-to-300616162031.html  Migrant Voice - The World Harmony Orchestra to Launch

The World Harmony Orchestra will launch Tuesday, July 5th at the Cross Street Baptist Church in a performance dedicated to raising funds for the Islington Centre for Refugees and Migrants. This launch comes just a week after the end of the June 20th-25th Refugee Week which required a lot of work and collaboration from the Islington Centre, its members, and other organisations.   

As a volunteer at the Islington Centre I am really excited to see the hard work of all the members come alive. The Islington Centre is one of the many organisations in London that offers assistance to refugees and migrants. 

At the Centre refugees and asylum seekers are provided with practical support, English language classes, Art and Writing sessions, a choir, pilates, a book group, knitting group, dance sessions, visits to museums, lunches and refreshments.
I personally have participated in the English language classes and choir, seeing first hand the effects of the work of everyone at the Centre. There is never a shortage of laughs and high spirits at the centre. However, due to an unfortunate lack of funds, the centre and its services are only available two days a week. 

In response to this, Juliet Stevenson, Patron of Islington Centre for Refugees and Migrants has launched a campaign to raise £40,000 by the end of August to allow the centre to open for three days a week this upcoming fall.

As a part of this effort, The World Harmony Orchestra will hold a concert on Tuesday, July 5th. The theme is "All on a Journey", and all the pieces are related to refugees and exile. The event features:

  • Two world premieres by Arian, a Syrian refugee composer
  • Refugee Choir from the Centre will perform songs written and composed by Sita Brahmachari and Romain Malan. They were inspired by the work of members of the art and writing workshop led by Brahmachari and Jane Ray at the Centre
  • 'Romanian folk dances' by Bartok (who was a refugee), Movements from Haydn 'Farewell' Symphony and 'Souvenir d'un lieu cher' by Tchaikovsky,

Other artwork by members at the Centre will be on display, and food and drink will be sold at the event.

All proceeds go to Islington Centre for Refugees and Migrants. Donations are also accepted at the event or online at:
http://www.islingtoncentre.co.uk 
Book your tickets here:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/world-harmony-orchestra-concert-forwith-islington-centre-for-refugees-tickets-25879138199 

TUESDAY 5 JULY 7.30PM

Cross Street Baptist Church, 16 Cross Street, N1 2BG London

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2016 06 30 18:20 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Non- Migrant Voice Events - London July http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/upcoming/non-migrant-voice-events--290616122601.html  Migrant Voice - Non- Migrant Voice Events - London July

FILM

 

Friday 1 July

* Born in Gaza, 8pm, documentary about the devastating effects of war time on child and adolescent mental health + panel discussion, 6pm, £5, Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, W1. Info: 7290 2980 / globalhealth[at]rsm.ac.uk

From Friday 1 July

* The Father, The Son and the Holy Jihad, documentary about the Ayachis, a French Muslim family from Aix-en-Provence who traded their peaceful lives for revolution and jihad in Syria, Curzon Bloomsbury, until 5 July

Saturday 2 July

* Toussaint Louverture (Parts I and II), drama-doc that tells the story of key figure in the abolition of slavery + introduction by Tony Warner, 2pm, £6.50, National Film Theatre, Belvedere Road. Info: 7960 4200

Thursday 14-Thursday 21 July

* London Indian Film Festival, many women directors, Q&As and South Asian languages.
Films include Fireflies in the Abyss, documentary that follows an 11-year-old boy in mines in the Jaintia Hills, A Girl In The River: The Price of Forgiveness, documentary about the survivor of an honour killing who must make peace with her attempted murders her own family + rom coms, comedies, noir, thrillers, shorts, and much else (Parched, Toba Tek Singh, Ottaal, Jugni, Moh Maya Money, Kutrame Thandanai, Enemy, Brahman Naman, Kali Othi, Ringan, Cinemawala, For The Love Of A Man, Arshinagar, Naanu Avanalla Avalu, Khaemae Mein Matt Jhankain, Jeewan Hathi, Song of Lahore, Island City, Premaya Nam, Jalaler Golpo, Ramsingh Charlie, CRD).
Info: http://londonindianfilmfestival.co.uk/

Thursday 21 July

* Around China with a Movie Camera: A Journey from Beijing to Shanghai, China in the early 1900s with a programme of rare and beautiful travelogues, newsreels and home movies + live score by Ruth Chan, 7pm, NFT, Southbank, Belvedere Road. Info: 7960 4200

Friday 22 July 

The Confession, Moazzam Begg tells his extraordinary story chronicling the rise of modern jihad, its descent into terror, and the WestÕs disastrous reaction + Q&A with Begg and director Ashish Ghadiali, 7.30pm, Curzon Bloomsbury, part of Doc/Fest Picks 

Sunday 24 July

* Flotel Europa, Vladimir Tomic boarded the Flotel Europe in Copenhagen in the 1990s along with 1,000 other refugees from the former Yugoslavia: through home movie footage he reflects on his experience, 3pm, Curzon Bloomsbury

Tuesday 26 July

* This is Exile, Hamsa + discussion with the film-makers about the film's coverage of Syrian children fleeing from their homeland to Britain; the second film is a short about a Syrian mother and her children settling in Germany, The So& So Arts Club, Frederick's Place. Info: http://www.womenandwar.co.uk/

+ Please check dates and times before attending events
+ Full Global Justice London Events listing: http://www.oneworld.org/events

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2016 06 29 14:26 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Non- Migrant Voice Events London July http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/upcoming/non-migrant-voice-events-london-290616121217.html  Migrant Voice - Non- Migrant Voice Events  London  July

PERFORMANCE

 

 

* The Invisible Hand, US banker Nick Bright is confined to a cell in rural Pakistan: who will decide his fate? His captors, or the whims of the market?, Tricycle Theatre, 269 Kilburn High Road, NW6, . Info: 7328 1000/ 7372 6611/ info[at]tricycle.co.uk  Until 2nd July 

Read the Review: Big bucks and small potatoes on a political thriller in Pakistan

* Cuttin' It, FGM in Britain through the lives of two young Somali migrants, Royal Court, Sloane Square.  Until 13th July
Read the Review: Cut-price operation
 
Friday 2 July

* Western Sahara Festival, performance, film, discussion, music + launch of Run the Sahara 2017, 4-10pm, 13 Pearson Street, E2. Info: 3802 7973/ www.hundredyearsgallery.com

From Saturday 4 July

* Women and War Festival, 16 shows documenting, exploring and giving voice to the experiences of women from across the centuries and the world before during and after war, The So and So Arts Club, 13 Pearson Street, EC2, until 31 July. Info: womenandwar.co.uk


* The Marvellous Adventures of Mary Seacole, the story of the Jamaican/Scottish woman who braved the Crimean War to tend to wounded soldiers, The So and So Arts Club, 13 Pearson Street, EC2, until 31 July. Info: womenandwar.co.uk

From Sunday 5 July

* Face The Camera and Smile, four characters united by conflict -  a woman photojournalist, the soldier sheÕs embedded with, an actress reconstructing the story and the soldierÕs wife, The So and So Arts Club, 13 Pearson Street, EC2, until 31 July. 
Info: womenandwar.co.uk

From Monday 6 July

* Punjabi Boy, the moving and funny story of Gary (Gurinder) and his struggle to find a place in the world, in a culture that's not his own, Hounslow Arts Centre, Treaty Centre, High Street, TW3 1ES, until; 24 July. Info: 37432 329/ www.hounslowartscentre.co.uk /

Wednesday 6-Saturday 9 July

* Workshop Negative, Zimbabwe 1984 Ð corruption is rife, black people are fighting black people, socialism is being replaced by rampant, vicious capitalism, Nobody is being brave, Gate Theatre, 11 Pembridge Road, W11. Info: 7229 0706./ http://www.gatetheatre.co.uk/ - + 7 July, post-show discussion, theatre and the freedom of speech in Zimbabwe and beyond

From Wednesday 6 July

* Veils, a veiled African-American student enrols at the American University in Cairo - just as the Arab Spring breaks out, So & So Arts Club, Frederick's Place, 13 Pearson Street, EC2, until 30 July. Info: http://www.womenandwar.co.uk 

Thursday 7 July

* Lajee to London: A Celebration of Cultural Resistance, dance, photography, films, discussion by 22 young people from a cultural arts youth centre in the Aida Refugee Camp in Palestine, 7-9pm, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place. Info: Book Tickets 
 

Saturday 9 July

* The Power of Hip Hop: Live, a day of TED-style talks and live performance by 14 hip hop artists including  Smockey (Burkina Faso), Rodney P (UK), Zambezi News (Zimbabwe), Wade Waters (US), Poetic Pilgrimage (UK), SYMBIZ (Germany), Shhorai (Colombia), Afrikan Boy (UK/Nigeria) for a mix of music, dance, rap, DJing, VJing, exhibitions and satire, 12- 7.30pm, £20/£15, Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1. Info: richmix.org.uk / 7613 7498
 
From Tuesday 12 July

* Shangri-La, based on new playwright Amy Ng's personal experiences working for a Chinese sustainable travel company, this first play to put contemporary Tibet on the UK stage  lays bare the tensions, contradictions and private pain inherent in cultural tourism -- on the frontline of globalisation, Finborough Theatre, 118 Finborough Road, SW10, until 6 August.
Info: 0844 847 1652  www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk

From Monday 18 July

* By My Strength, Kat wanted to belong so she joined the army, after all, it's the ultimate test of what you stand for. But in Afghanistan it's not always that simple, So & So Arts Club, 13 Pearson Street, EC2, until 31 July.
Info: http://www.womenandwar.co.uk/  

Friday 22 July

* NitroBEAT - NitroBEAT Pit Party - An Afro-futuristic Trip, eight artists from the worlds of music, mixed-media, spoken word and theatre take a shared journey into Afrofuturism - philosophy transforms past and present experiences of the African Diaspora into a alternative that visions of the future through an empowering combination of culture, art, technology, free expression and the imagination, 8pm, The Pit, The Barbican, Silk Street. 

Saturday 23 July

* Arabs Are Not Funny, Shazia Mirsa, Maria Shehata, Panicky Tack. £15, Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1.
Info: www.artscanteen.com

Tuesday 26-Saturday 30 July

* Cuttin' It, FGM in Britain, through the lives of two young girls, Yard Theatre, Unit 21, Queens Yard, E9. Info: 7100 1975
Read the Review: Cut-price operation

 

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2016 06 29 14:12 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Non- Migrant Voice Events - London July http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/upcoming/non-migrant-voice-events--290616113647.html  Migrant Voice - Non- Migrant Voice Events - London July

EXHIBITIONS

 

* In the Future, They Ate From the Finest Porcelain, Larissa SansourÕs film and installation that examine the contemporary politics of present day Israel/Palestine, Tues-Sat, 11amÐ6pm, free, The Mosaic Rooms, Tower House, 226 Cromwell Road, SW5, until 20 August. Info: 7370 9990/ info[at]mosaicrooms.org] /www.mosaicrooms.org

*  Existing City/ New Resource, the work focuses on the social, cultural, and spatial qualities of Seoul and how the cityÕs dynamic mix is a rich eco-system that cultivates urban transformation, Korean Cultural Centre, Grand Buildings, 1Ð3 Strand, WC2 until 16 July. Info: www.kccuk.org.uk / 7004 2600/ info[at]kccuk.org.uk
 
* Razed: Syrian Ruins, Arthur Laidlaw revisits classical architecture in Europe and the Middle East, in aid of the White Helmets, a small group of Syrian civilian volunteers, free, [email protected], Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street SE1, until 23 July. Info: http://www.arthurlaidlaw.com
 
* Black Chronicles: Photographic Portraits 1862-1948, photos of life in Britain, free, National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2, until 11 December. Info: 7306 0055
 
* Brazil: A Powerhouse of Plants,  artists and works inspired by Brazilian flora,  £13.90/£11.90, children free, Kew Gardens, until 29 August. Info: 8332 5655
 
* London, Sugar & Slavery , permanent gallery at the Museum of Docklands, No 1 Warehouse, West India Quay, E14. Info: info[at]museumoflondon.org.uk 
 
* Atlantic Worlds, transatlantic slave trade gallery, National Maritime Museum, Park Row, SE1. Info: 8858 4422/ 8312 656
 
* Rapid Response Collecting, small but fascinating display of recent acquisitions showing aspects of contemporary life, from a 3D printed gun to Indonesian-made eyelashes and  Western designers'realisation that the pink colour "nude" did not apply to all the world's population, free, V&A Museum, Cromwell Road, until 15 December
/ Printed guns, nude shoes and Indonesian eyelashes

From Monday 4 July

* Arabella Dorman, the war artist's work from Iraq, Afghanistan and Lesbos

* Keymea Yazdanian, photographs of women in private spaces in Iran

* Alison Baskerville, photographs from areas of conflict

All three exhibitions are on show at The So and So Arts Club, EC2, until 31 July. Info: womenandwar.co.uk

From Friday 8 July

* Miss Black and Beautiful, photographs by the late Raphael, cultural promoter and photographer of black beauty pageants in west London from the late 1960s to the 1980s, Rivington Place, EC2, until 24 September. Info:  7729 9200/ ingo[at]autograph-abp.co.uk / www.autograph-abp.co.uk

* Unsterile Clinic, Aida Silvestri's sculptural photo-works that feature beads stitched onto layers of vintage leather to resemble her subjects' skin colours, as a way of focussing on female genital mutilation, free, Autograph ABP, Rivington Place, EC2, until 27 August. Info: 7729 920 /ingo[at]autograph-abp.co.uk / www.autograph-abp.co.uk

From Saturday 9 July

* The Blue House by Alpha Diagne, the artist on her home in the Calais Camp, 10am-10pm, Royal Festival House, Southbank Centre, SE1. Info: 7960 4200

 

 

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2016 06 29 13:36 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Workshop for asylum seekers in UKBA housing 14th July - Birmingham http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/pagenews/workshop-for-asylum-seekers-in-290616100520.html  Migrant Voice - Workshop for asylum seekers in UKBA housing 14th July - Birmingham

Are you an asylum seeker living in accommodation provided by the UKBA? We want to hear your experiences and views

Migrant Voice and BARA (Birmingham Asylum and Refugee Association) invite you to a focus group workshop to explore the living conditions of asylum seekers in Birmingham. The workshop will take place on July 14th from 3-6pm at Centrala, Unit 4, Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Birmingham, B5 5RT.

We want to understand the situation for asylum seekers housed by the UKBA, whether there are any problems, challenges and concerns, and explore potential solution.

Migrant Voice will be gathering the facts and information and write up a report which could be used to raise awareness of this issue with the housing providers themselves as well as others.

We will provide light refreshments and local travel expenses in Birmingham will be paid for those unwaged.

To take part, please email anne[at]migrantvoice.org

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2016 06 29 12:05 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Non- MV - London Events July http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/upcoming/non-mv-london-events-290616095738.html  Migrant Voice - Non- MV - London Events July

Women and War Festival is a month long event exploring the experiences of women across the centuries and the world, before during and after war.

TALKS AND MEETINGS


Friday 1-Sunday 3 July
* Africa Writes, Royal African SocietyÕs Annual Literature and Book Festival, Nawal Al Saadawi, Yewande Omotoso, Nikhil Singh + performance of The Immigrant, Joy Gharoro-AkpojotorÕs play that exploring what the world would look like if Africa was the most powerful continent in the world, Africa, British Library, 96 Euston Road, NW1. Info: http://africawrites.org/

Saturday 2 July
* Escape From North Korea, Yeonmi Park on her familyÕs flight to freedom, 2pm, £15, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1. Info: 7960 4200
* No Way Back: The Refugee Crisis, Gulwali Passarlay and journalist Charlotte McDonald-Gibson, 4pm, £8, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1. Info: 7960 4200
* Western Sahara Festival, performance, film, discussion, music + launch of Run the Sahara 2017, 4-10pm, 13 Pearson Street, E2. Info: 3802 7973/ www.hundredyearsgallery.com
* 100,000 Signatures: Protest in the Digital Age, David Wilson, Amir Amirani, Gillian Slovo, 12.30pm, £8, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1. Info: 7 960 4200

Sunday 3 July
* Refugee Picnic, 4-5.30pm, Boundary Gardens, Arnold Circus, E2. Info: https://www.amnesty.org.uk/events/refugees-welcome Amnesty UK
*  How Poetry Shapes Power, Anthony Anaxagorou, 1pm, £8, St Pauls Roof Pavilion, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1. Info: 7960 4200
* Genocide and Power, the origins and human cost of mass violence, A L Kennedy and Philippe Sands QC, £3.30, £8, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1. Info: 7960 4200
* Google, Government and the Death of Liberal Democracy, James OÕMalley, 11am-1pm, £2/£3, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, WC1.  Info:  7405 1818

Monday 4 July
* England and the English after the Referendum, 6pm-7.30pm, British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, SW1, Simon Heffer, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, John Denham, Joe Twyman. Info: https://afterthereferendum.eventbrite.co.uk/
* How Big Is Africa, Carlos Lopes, 6pm, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, WC1. Info: cas[at]soas.ac.uk
* Understanding Salafi-Jihadism: The History of an Idea, 7pm, £12.50/£10, Frontline Club, Norfolk Place, W2. Info: 7479 8940

Tuesday 5 July
* Development Impact Bonds: paying for success, Paddy Carter, Phyllis Costanza, Safeena Husain, Donald Menzies, 9:30-11am, free, Overseas Development Institute, 203 Blackfriars Road. SE1. Info: 7922 0300/ odi@odi.org
* Ancient Worlds Ð A Meeting of East and West, Michael Scott, 7pm, £30/£15, Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, W1. Info: http://www.intelligencesquared.com/events/ancient-worlds-a-meeting-of-east-and-west-michael-scott-bettany-hughes/ Event

Wednesday 6 July
* The Iraq Inquiry, discussion, 7pm, £12.50/£10, Frontline Club, Norfolk Place, W2. Info: 7479 8940

Thursday 7 July
* Keep Smiling Through: Black Women in Wartime Britain 1939-1945, Stephen Bourne, The So and So Arts Club, EC2. Info: womenandwar.co.uk. Info:  http://www.womenandwar.co.uk/#!event-days/kr7lo
* A new dawn for health care in India, S. S. Agarwal, 6.30pm, free, Nehru Centre, 8 South Audley Street, W1. Info: 7491 3567/ 7493 2019
* How Did We Get Into This Mess?, George Monbiot, John Lanchester, 7pm, £10, London Review Bookshop, Bury Place, WC1. Info: 7269 9030/ bookshop@londonreviewbookshop.co.uk

Friday 8 July
* End the Siege on Gaza, rally, 5-7pm, Richmond Terrace, opposite Downing Street. Info: PCOhttp://www.palestinecampaign.org/events/rally-end-siege-gaza/
* The Power of Hip Hop: Exchange, a full-day academic conference that considers hip-hopÕs role in revolutionary social, political and economic movements across the world, 10am- 6.30pm, £45/£36, Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road. E1. Info:  richmix.org.uk/ 7613 7498

Monday 11 July
* Leave No One Behind: starting now, Gerard Howe, Paul Okumu, JosŽ Manuel Roche, Elizabeth Stuart, 1.30-3pm, Overseas Development Institute, 203 Blackfriars Road. SE1. Info: 7922 0300/ odi@odi.org

Tuesday 12 July
* Storytelling Workshop for Migrants, 6-9pm, free, Migrant Voice, Collaboration House, 77-79 Charlotte Street, W1. Info: anne@migrantvoice.org/ info@tangledroutes.org
* The Maldives: Between Dictatorship and Democracy, Mohamed Nasheed, J J Robinson, 7pm, £12.50/£10, Frontline Club, Norfolk Place, W2. Info: 7479 8940
* ODI in conversation with Sir Angus Deaton, 10.30am, Overseas Development Institute, 203 Blackfriars Road. SE1. Info: 7922 0300/ odi@odi.org
* The Rise and Fall of Nations, Ruchir Sharma, 6.30pm, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, WC2.

Wednesday 13 July
* Achieving financial stability and growth in Africa, Stephany Griffith-Jones, Olu Ajakaiye, Victor Murinde, 6pm, Overseas Development Institute, 203 Blackfriars Road. SE1. Info: 7922 0300/ odi@odi.org

Monday 18 July
* Not Say We Have Nothing, Madeleine Thien, 7-8pm, £5, 107 Charing Cross Road, WC2. Info: 7434 1574 

Tuesday 19 July
* The Immigration handbook, launch of book of poems by Caroline Smith, 6.30pm, free, Nehru Centre, 8 South Audley Street, W1. Info: 7491 3567/ 7493 2019 2016
* Black Words Matter, spoken word, performance, and discussion with Gary Younge, 7.30pm, £7-£12 in aid of a new black journalism fund to support activist writers who are under-represented in the mainstream and alternative press, Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road. Info: www.redpepper.org.uk
* Palestine: Key for Stability and Peace in the Middle East, Grahame Morris MP, Haneen Al Zoubi, 7-9pm, Portcullis House, Houses of Parliament

Wednesday 20 July
* Overturning Myths About the GovernmentÕs Preventing Violent Extremism Agenda, Tehmina Kazi, 6.30-9pm, £3, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, WC1.  Info:  7405 1818
* Anything But Khamosh, launch of Shatrughan Sinha biography, 6.30pm, free, Nehru Centre, 8 South Audley Street, W1. Info: 7491 3567/ 7493 2019

Wednesday 20-Thursday 21 July
* Brazil, WhatÕs Next?: from the Turmoil to the Near Future: Challenges for Democracy, Economy, Culture and Human Rights, Kings College, The Strand, WC2. Info: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/sspp/sga/kbi/NewsandEvents/eventrecords/Brazil,-Whats-Next-From-the-turmoil-to-the-near-future-challenges-for-democracy,-economy,-culture-and-human-rights-in-Brazil.aspx Brazil meeting

Thursday 21 July
* People, politics and the planet: any questions? Britain in a changing Europe, Kerry McCarthy MP,  Baroness Parminter and Natalie Bennett, 6pÐ9:30pm, £10/£20, Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, SW7. Info: 7591 3000/ 
www.eventbrite.com/e/people-politics-and-the-planet-any-questions-tickets-21010142903 Tickets
* Aung San Suu Kyi and Myanmar today, Peter Popham, 6.45pm, £12/£8/£6, Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, W1. Info: 7307 5454/ enquiries@asiahouse.co.uk
* Political turmoil in Brazil Ð Stocktake and what could happen next, Leslie Bethell, Anthony Pereira and Len Pannett, 6-7.30pm, £10/£5, Canning House,14/15 Belgrave Square, SW1. Info: 7811 5600/ enquiries@canninghouse.org/ www.canninghouse.org
* Chinese Investment and Sustainable Development in Latin America: the Peruvian case, Cynthia A. Sanborn, 6.30pm, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, WC2
* Riot. Strike. Riot: Joshua Clover and Nina Power on the New Era of Uprisings, 7pm, £10, London Review Bookshop, Bury Place, WC1. Info: 7269 9030/ bookshop@londonreviewbookshop.co.uk

Friday 22 July
* Afghanistan Day, Heidi Kingstone on her book, Dispatches From The Kabul CafŽ, Ahmed Rashid, and Afghan women on their experiences in Afghanistan and as refugees in UK, from 3pm, So & So Arts Club, 6 Fredericks Place, EC2. Info:   info@thesoandsoartsclub.co.uk/ http://www.womenandwar.co.uk/
* Palestine: Key for Stability and Peace in the Middle East, Grahame Morris MP, Haneen Al Zoubi, 7-9pm, Portcullis House, Houses of Parliament

Friday 29 July
* Voices of War, Heidi Kingstone, Frank Ledwiidge, Max Arthur, 3pm, The So and So Arts Club, FrederickÕs Place. Info: http://www.womenandwar.co.uk/

Sunday 31 July 
* Art In A Humanitarian crisis, Joe Murphy, Joe Robertson, Mojisola Adebayo and Wissam Boustany, followed by music from the Palestinian Youth Orchestra, 6.30-9.30pm, free, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1. Info: 7960 4200

 


EXHIBITIONS


* In the Future, They Ate From the Finest Porcelain, Larissa SansourÕs film and installation that examine the contemporary politics of present day Israel/Palestine, Tues-Sat, 11amÐ6pm, free, The Mosaic Rooms, Tower House, 226 Cromwell Road, SW5, until 20 August. Info: 7370 9990/  info@mosaicrooms.org/www.mosaicrooms.org
 
*  Existing City/ New Resource, the work focuses on the social, cultural, and spatial qualities of Seoul and how the cityÕs dynamic mix is a rich eco-system that cultivates urban transformation, Korean Cultural Centre, Grand Buildings, 1Ð3 Strand, WC2 until 16 July. Info: www.kccuk.org.uk/ 7004 2600/ info@kccuk.org.uk
 
* Razed: Syrian Ruins, Arthur Laidlaw revisits classical architecture in Europe and the Middle East, in aid of the White Helmets, a small group of Syrian civilian volunteers, free, gallery@oxo, Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street SE1, until 23 July. Info: http://www.arthurlaidlaw.com
 
* Black Chronicles: Photographic Portraits 1862-1948, photos of life in Britain, free, National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2, until 11 December. Info: 7306 0055
 
* Brazil: A Powerhouse of Plants,  artists and works inspired by Brazilian flora,  £13.90/£11.90, children free, Kew Gardens, until 29 August. Info: 8332 5655
 
* London, Sugar & Slavery , permanent gallery at the Museum of Docklands, No 1 Warehouse, West India Quay, E14. Info: info@museumoflondon.org.uk
 
* Atlantic Worlds, transatlantic slave trade gallery, National Maritime Museum, Park Row, SE1. Info: 8858 4422/ 8312 656
 
* Rapid Response Collecting, small but fascinating display of recent acquisitions showing aspects of contemporary life, from a 3D printed gun to Indonesian-made eyelashes and  Western designers'realisation that the pink colour "nude" did not apply to all the world's population, free, V&A Museum, Cromwell Road, until 15 December
+ / Printed guns, nude shoes and Indonesian eyelashes

from Monday 4 July
* Arabella Dorman, the war artistÕs work from Iraq, Afghanistan and Lesbos
* Keymea Yazdanian, photographs of women in private spaces in Iran
* Alison Baskerville, photographs from areas of conflict
All three exhibitions are on show at The So and So Arts Club, EC2, until 31 July. Info: womenandwar.co.uk

from Friday 8 July
* Miss Black and Beautiful, photographs by the late Raphael, cultural promoter and photographer of black beauty pageants in west London from the late 1960s to the 1980s, Rivington Place, EC2, until 24 September. Info:  7729 9200/ ingo@autograph-abp.co.uk/ www.autograph-abp.co.uk
* Unsterile Clinic, Aida SilvestriÕs sculptural photo-works that feature beads stitched onto layers of vintage leather to resemble her subjectsÕ skin colours, as a way of focussing on female genital mutilation, free, Autograph ABP, Rivington Place, EC2, until 27 August. Info: 7729 9200/ ingo@autograph-abp.co.uk/ www.autograph-abp.co.uk

from Saturday 9 July
* The Blue House by Alpha Diagne, the artist on her home in the Calais Camp, 10am-10pm, Royal Festival House, Southbank Centre, SE1. Info: 7960 4200

 

 

 

PERFORMANCE


* The Invisible Hand, US banker Nick Bright is confined to a cell in rural Pakistan: who will decide his fate? His captors, or the whims of the market?, Tricycle Theatre, 269 Kilburn High Road, NW6, until 2 July. Info: 7328 1000/ 7372 6611/ info@tricycle.co.uk
+ http://oneworld.org/2016/05/22/big-bucks-and-small-potatoes-in-a-political-thriller-in-pakistan/ Big bucks and small potatoes on a political thriller in Pakistan

* Cuttin' It, FGM in Britain through the lives of two young Somali migrants, until 13 July, Royal Court, Sloane Square
+ http://oneworld.org/2016/05/30/cut-price-operation/ Cut-price operation
 
Friday 2 July
* Western Sahara Festival, performance, film, discussion, music + launch of Run the Sahara 2017, 4-10pm, 13 Pearson Street, E2. Info: 3802 7973/ www.hundredyearsgallery.com

from Saturday 4 July
* Women and War Festival, 16 shows documenting, exploring and giving voice to the experiences of women from across the centuries and the world before during and after war, The So and So Arts Club, 13 Pearson Street, EC2, until 31 July. Info: womenandwar.co.uk
* The Marvellous Adventures of Mary Seacole, the story of the Jamaican/Scottish woman who braved the Crimean War to tend to wounded soldiers, The So and So Arts Club, 13 Pearson Street, EC2, until 31 July. Info: womenandwar.co.uk

from Sunday 5 July
* Face The Camera and Smile, four characters united by conflict -  a woman photojournalist, the soldier sheÕs embedded with, an actress reconstructing the story and the soldierÕs wife, The So and So Arts Club, 13 Pearson Street, EC2, until 31 July. Info: womenandwar.co.uk

from Monday 6 July
* Punjabi Boy, the moving and funny story of Gary (Gurinder) and his struggle to find a place in the world, in a culture thatÕs not his own, Hounslow Arts Centre, Treaty Centre, High Street, TW3 1ES, until; 24 July. Info: 37432 329/ www.hounslowartscentre.co.uk/

Wednesday 6-Saturday 9 July
* Workshop Negative, Zimbabwe 1984 Ð corruption is rife, black people are fighting black people, socialism is being replaced by rampant, vicious capitalism, Nobody is being brave, Gate Theatre, 11 Pembridge Road, W11. Info: 7229 0706./ http://www.gatetheatre.co.uk/
+ 7 July, post-show discussion, theatre and the freedom of speech in Zimbabwe and beyond

from Wednesday 6 July
* Veils, a veiled African-American student enrols at the American University in Cairo Ð just as the Arab Spring breaks out, So & So Arts Club, FrederickÕs Place, 13 Pearson Street, EC2, until 30 July. Info: http://www.womenandwar.co.uk/

Thursday 7 July
* Lajee to London: A Celebration of Cultural Resistance, dance, photography, films, discussion by 22 young people from a cultural arts youth centre in the Aida Refugee Camp in Palestine, 7-9pm, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place. Info: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lajee-to-london-a-celebration-of-cultural-resistance-tickets-25737323026 Tickets

Saturday 9 July
* The Power of Hip Hop: Live, a day of TED-style talks and live performance by 14 hip hop artists including  Smockey (Burkina Faso), Rodney P (UK), Zambezi News (Zimbabwe), Wade Waters (US), Poetic Pilgrimage (UK), SYMBIZ (Germany), Shhorai (Colombia), Afrikan Boy (UK/Nigeria) for a mix of music, dance, rap, DJing, VJing, exhibitions and satire, 12Ð 7.30pm, £20/£15, Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1. Info: richmix.org.uk/ 7613 7498
 
from Tuesday 12 July
* Shangri-La, based on new playwright Amy NgÕs personal experiences working for a Chinese sustainable travel company, this first play to put contemporary Tibet on the UK stage  lays bare the tensions, contradictions and private pain inherent in cultural tourism -- on the frontline of globalisation, Finborough Theatre, 118 Finborough Road, SW10, until 6 August. Info: 0844 847 1652/ www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk

from Monday 18 July
* By My Strength, Kat wanted to belong so she joined the army Ð after all, itÕs the ultimate test of what you stand for. But in Afghanistan itÕs not always that simple, So & So Arts Club, 13 Pearson Street, EC2, until 31 July. Info: http://www.womenandwar.co.uk/  

Friday 22 July
* nitroBEAT Ð nitroBEAT Pit Party Ð An Afrofuturistic Trip, eight artists from the worlds of music, mixed-media, spoken word and theatre take a shared journey into Afrofuturism - philosophy transforms past and present experiences of the African Diaspora into Òa alternative that visions of the future through an empowering combination of culture, art, technology, free expression and the imaginationÓ, 8pm, The Pit, The Barbican, Silk Street. 

Saturday 23 July
* Arabs Are Not Funny, Shazia Mirsa, Maria Shehata, Panicky Tack. £15, Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1. Info: www.artscanteen.com

Tuesday 26-Saturday 30 July
* Cuttin' It, FGM in Britain, through the lives of two young girls, Yard Theatre, Unit 21, Queens Yard, E9. Info: 7100 1975
+ http://oneworld.org/2016/05/30/cut-price-operation Cut-price operation

 

 

FILM

Friday 1 July
* Born in Gaza, 8pm, documentary about the devastating effects of war time on child and adolescent mental health + panel discussion, 6pm, £5, Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, W1. Info: 7290 2980/ globalhealth@rsm.ac.uk

from Friday 1 July
* The Father, The Son and the Holy Jihad, documentary about the Ayachis, a French Muslim family from Aix-en-Provence who traded their peaceful lives for revolution and jihad in Syria, Curzon Bloomsbury, until 5 July

Saturday 2 July
* Toussaint Louverture (Parts I and II), drama-doc that tells the story of key figure in the abolition of slavery + introduction by Tony Warner, 2pm, £6.50, National Film Theatre, Belvedere Road. Info: 7960 4200

Thursday 14-Thursday 21 July
* London Indian Film Festival, many women directors, Q&As and South Asian languages. Films include Fireflies in the Abyss Ð documentary that follows an 11-year-old boy in mines in the Jaintia Hills, A Girl In The River: The Price of Forgiveness, documentary about the survivor of an honour killing who must make peace with her attempted murders Ð her own family + rom coms, comedies, noir, thrillers, shorts, and much else (Parched, Toba Tek Singh, Ottaal, Jugni, Moh Maya Money, Kutrame Thandanai, Enemy, Brahman Naman, Kali Othi, Ringan, Cinemawala, For The Love Of A Man, Arshinagar, Naanu Avanalla Avalu, Khaemae Mein Matt Jhankain, Jeewan Hathi, Song of Lahore, Island City, Premaya Nam, Jalaler Golpo, Ramsingh Charlie, CRD). Info: http://londonindianfilmfestival.co.uk/

Thursday 21 July
* Around China with a Movie Camera: A Journey from Beijing to Shanghai, China in the early 1900s with a programme of rare and beautiful travelogues, newsreels and home movies + live score by Ruth Chan, 7pm, NFT, Southbank, Belvedere Road. Info: 7960 4200

Friday 22 July 
 + The Confession, Moazzam Begg tells his extraordinary story chronicling the rise of modern jihad, its descent into terror, and the WestÕs disastrous reaction + Q&A with Begg and director Ashish Ghadiali, 7.30pm, Curzon Bloomsbury, part of Doc/Fest Picks 
24 July
* Flotel Europa, Vladimir Tomic boarded the Flotel Europe in Copenhagen in the 1990s along with 1,000 other refugees from the former Yugoslavia: through home movie footage he reflects on his experience, 3pm, Curzon Bloomsbury

Tuesday 26 July
* This is Exile/ Hamsa + discussion with the film-makers about the filmÕs coverage of Syrian children fleeing from their homeland to Britain; the second film is a short about a Syrian mother and her children settling in Germany, The So& So Arts Club, FrederickÕs Place. Info: http://www.womenandwar.co.uk/

+ Please check dates and times before attending events
+ Full Global Justice London Events listing: http://www.oneworld.org/events

 

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2016 06 29 11:57 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Storytelling workshop - July 12th in London http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/storytelling-workshop-july-12th-290616092730.html  Migrant Voice - Storytelling workshop - July 12th in London

Migrant Voice and Tangled Routes are co-hosting a storytelling workshop on the 12th of July from 6-9pm at Migrant Voice, Collaboration House, 77-79 Charlotte Street, London W1T 4PW.

At this workshop, migrants, asylum-seekers, and refugees will have the opportunity to share stories about their past (I have), present (I am), and future (I will) and incorporate the storytelling medium that best suits them: writing, speaking, singing, videoing, etc.

The workshop will provide training on storytelling techniques and use theatre-based activities in order to help participants share their stories and connect with their audience.

Participants will be encouraged to share their stories with each other to receive constructive feedback and will then have the option to submit their final product for the Tangled Routes storytelling competition.

For further information please contact anne[at]migrantvoice.org  or info[at]tangledroutes.org. 

Travel will be reimbursed and refreshments provided.

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2016 06 29 11:27 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
EAPN & Migrant Voice Tackling Poverty in Europe and the UK http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/pagenews/eapn-and-migrant-voice-tackling-280616134700.html  Migrant Voice - EAPN & Migrant Voice Tackling Poverty in Europe and the UK
 

After the Referendum: Tackling Poverty in Europe and the UK

Now that the result of the referendum the UK's membership of the EU is known, there is a need for those who wish to see progressive social change in the UK to take stock.  The issues of ensuring decent employment conditions, addressing high levels of child poverty, tackling inequality or addressing the needs of migrants and refugees will not disappear as a result of the UK's departure from the EU. Questions of how we secure, maintain and enhance social rights in the UK should be central not only to the negotiations over the departure from the EU but also for the future. 


The legal and consitutional implications of the UK decision are clearly of great significance. However, so too are the political implications. To what extent does the referendum result strengthen the hand of those who wish to see the further deregualtion of our labour market, who are skeptical of human rights, or want an even tougher social security system? There are also implications for the fight against poverty and inequality across Europe, especially as the Brexit vote comes at a time of growing anti-immigrant, populist political movements.   


This discussion will focus how we can take forward the fight against poverty in the UK, how we build a stronger movement for change, what some of the key issues are that we face, and what the implications of the Brexit vote are for our movement. Organised by the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) UK, the event will bring together experts and activists, researchers and campaigners, politicians and trade unionists to reflect on the outcome of the referendum and where our anti-poverty movement goes next.
Please note that places are limited and will be allocated on a first come basis. This event is FREE to attend.   

Draft Agenda

1 pm               Networking Lunch
1.30pm           Opening Remarks
                        Peter Kelly, Vice President, EAPN
1.45pm           The Challenges We Face
                        Food Insecurity – Dr Rachel Loopstra, University of Oxford 
                        In-work poverty – Dr Peter Kenway, Director, New Policy Institute
                        Housing and Homelessness – Maeve McGoldrick, Head of Policy and Campaigns, Crisis UK
 3.00pm           Coffee                       
 3.15pm           Roundtable Discussion: Where now for Social Europe?
                        Jean Lambert, MEP
                        Professor Kenneth Armstrong, University of Cambridge
                        Richard Excell, Trade Union Congress (invited)
                        Katherine Duffy, EAPN England
                        Nazek Ramadan, Migrant Voice
4.30pm           Conclusion and Next Steps
4.45pm           Close

WHEN
Friday, 8 July 2016 from 13:00 to 17:00 (BST) 

WHERE
Europe House - 22 Smith Square, London, SW1P 3EU - View Map

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/after-the-referendum-tackling-poverty-in-europe-and-the-uk-tickets-26008619481 

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2016 06 28 15:47 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
EAPN & Migrant Voice Tackling Poverty in Europe and the UK http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/eapn-and-migrant-voice-tackling-280616134424.html  Migrant Voice - EAPN & Migrant Voice Tackling Poverty in Europe and the UK

 

After the Referendum: Tackling Poverty in Europe and the UK

Now that the result of the referendum the UK's membership of the EU is known, there is a need for those who wish to see progressive social change in the UK to take stock.  The issues of ensuring decent employment conditions, addressing high levels of child poverty, tackling inequality or addressing the needs of migrants and refugees will not disappear as a result of the UK's departure from the EU. Questions of how we secure, maintain and enhance social rights in the UK should be central not only to the negotiations over the departure from the EU but also for the future. 


The legal and consitutional implications of the UK decision are clearly of great significance. However, so too are the political implications. To what extent does the referendum result strengthen the hand of those who wish to see the further deregualtion of our labour market, who are skeptical of human rights, or want an even tougher social security system? There are also implications for the fight against poverty and inequality across Europe, especially as the Brexit vote comes at a time of growing anti-immigrant, populist political movements.   


This discussion will focus how we can take forward the fight against poverty in the UK, how we build a stronger movement for change, what some of the key issues are that we face, and what the implications of the Brexit vote are for our movement. Organised by the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) UK, the event will bring together experts and activists, researchers and campaigners, politicians and trade unionists to reflect on the outcome of the referendum and where our anti-poverty movement goes next.
Please note that places are limited and will be allocated on a first come basis. This event is FREE to attend.   

Draft Agenda

1 pm               Networking Lunch
1.30pm           Opening Remarks
                        Peter Kelly, Vice President, EAPN
1.45pm           The Challenges We Face
                        Food Insecurity – Dr Rachel Loopstra, University of Oxford 
                        In-work poverty – Dr Peter Kenway, Director, New Policy Institute
                        Housing and Homelessness – Maeve McGoldrick, Head of Policy and Campaigns, Crisis UK
 3.00pm           Coffee                       
 3.15pm           Roundtable Discussion: Where now for Social Europe?
                        Jean Lambert, MEP
                        Professor Kenneth Armstrong, University of Cambridge
                        Richard Excell, Trade Union Congress (invited)
                        Katherine Duffy, EAPN England
                        Nazek Ramadan, Migrant Voice
4.30pm           Conclusion and Next Steps
4.45pm           Close

WHEN
Friday, 8 July 2016 from 13:00 to 17:00 (BST) - Add to Calendar

WHERE
Europe House - 22 Smith Square, London, SW1P 3EU - View Map

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/after-the-referendum-tackling-poverty-in-europe-and-the-uk-tickets-26008619481 

 

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2016 06 28 15:44 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Workshop for asylum seekers in UKBA housing - in Birmingham http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/upcoming/workshop-for-asylum-seekers-in-280616102330.html  Migrant Voice - Workshop for asylum seekers in UKBA housing - in Birmingham
Are you an asylum seeker living in accommodation provided by the UKBA? We want to hear your experiences and views
 
Migrant Voice and BARA (Birmingham Asylum and Refugee Association) invite you to a focus group workshop to explore the living conditions of asylum seekers in Birmingham. The workshop will take place on July 14th from 3-6pm at Centrala, Unit 4, Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Birmingham, B5 5RT.
 
We want to understand the situation for asylum seekers housed by the UKBA, whether there are any problems, challenges and concerns, and explore potential solution.
 
Migrant Voice will be gathering the facts and information and write up a report which could be used to raise awareness of this issue with the housing providers themselves as well as others.
 
We will provide light refreshments and local travel expenses in Birmingham will be paid for those unwaged.
 
To take part, please email anne@migrantvoice.org
 
 
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2016 06 28 12:23 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Storytelling workshop http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/upcoming/storytelling-workshop-280616101533.html  Migrant Voice - Storytelling workshop
Migrant Voice and Tangled Routes are co-hosting a storytelling workshop on the 12th of July from 6-9pm at Migrant Voice, Collaboration House, 77-79 Charlotte Street, London W1T 4PW.
 
At this workshop, migrants, asylum-seekers, and refugees will have the opportunity to share stories about their past (I have), present (I am), and future (I will) and incorporate the storytelling medium that best suits them: writing, speaking, singing, videoing, etc.
 
The workshop will provide training on storytelling techniques and use theatre-based activities in order to help participants share their stories and connect with their audience.
 
Participants will be encouraged to share their stories with each other to receive constructive feedback and will then have the option to submit their final product for the Tangled Routes storytelling competition.
 
For further information please contact anne@migrantvoice.org  or info@tangledroutes.org
 
Travel will be reimbursed and refreshments provided.
 
best wishes,
 
Anne
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2016 06 28 12:15 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Workshop on difficulties of transition to refugee status http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/upcoming/workshop-on-difficulties-of-transition-090616114322.html  Migrant Voice - Workshop on difficulties of transition to refugee status

Migrant Voice and the EAPN England is organising a focused workshop to understand experiences faced by asylum seekers after they have been given their refugee status or Leave to Remain in the UK.

The workshop will take place on the 15th of June from 12-2pm at Migrant Voice, Collaboration House, 77-79 Charlotte Street, London W1T 4PW.

The workshop will discuss issues such as difficulties in obtaining any support, getting your ID cards or National Insurance number, opening a bank, account, accessing social benefits, renting a property or finding employment.

This is an open focused workshop for those who are currently suffering or who have previously suffered with the above issues.

We would like to hear form and explore with you recommendations on improving the system

For further information please contact mira[at]migrantvoice.org  or call 07467 299 335  
 
Travel will be reimbursed and refreshments provided.

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2016 06 09 13:43 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Invitation to London new communities welcome event http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/upcoming/invitation-to-london-new-communities-030616112640.html  Migrant Voice - Invitation to London new communities welcome event
You are cordially invited to join us at this Open Day event filled with fun and activities for all the family to welcome new communities to London.
 
This free event is open to our Syrian friends especially the new arrivals who wish to make new friends and find out more about their new community. Individuals from other communities are also welcome.
 
There will be food, music, traditional folklore dance and entertaining activities for the children. Guests can also sample, if they wish to, short sessions on ‘life in the UK’ (understanding the UK culture and law), ‘English classes’ and other topics. We will also have immigration solicitors to provide free advice, and volunteers to assist with reading letters and filling forms for those who require such assistance.
 
The event will take place on Saturday 4 June from 12 until 4 in the afternoon at St John’s Church, Mattock Lane, West Ealing, London W13 9LA. Nearest underground station is Northfields on the Piccadilly Line; from the station take Bus E2 or E3 towards Dean Gardens or Mattock Lane.
 
The event is also an opportunity to find out about Migrant Voice and a number of Syrian cultural, social and educational groups.
 
This event is organised by Migrant Voice UK and St John’s Church in partnership with ,Ahlan Wa Sahlan group, and a number of individuals and community groups and leaders
 
 This is a social and not a political or a religious event. It is open to individuals and families from all background. Guests are kindly requested to refrain from bringing political and/or religious discussion into the event.
 
We hope you can join us to enjoy the day and its activities and also to help us shape potential future welcoming events
 
 
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2016 06 03 13:26 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
The referendum debate and the impact on migrants http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/upcoming/the-referendum-debate-and-the-040516135727.html  Migrant Voice - The referendum debate and the impact on migrants
Our next network meeting in Glasgow will take place on Thursday 19 May, 6-8.30pm, at the 'Garnethill Multicultural Centre, 21 Rose Street, Garnethill, Glasgow, G3 6RE
 
We are delighted to be joined by Roger Casale, the director of the 'New Europeans to help us kick start a discussion on the upcoming UK Referendum on the EU and how it would impact on our lives. Roger will also tell us about the work of his organisation in the lead up to the Referendum.
 
The meeting is open to all and not just EU migrants. This will be an opportunity for us to share our views and explore the following:
 
What is the impact of the current debate and its tone on EU migrants and indeed other migrants?
What may be the impact on migrants of staying in/out – and what are migrants' concerns?
EU migrants won’t be allowed to vote in the referendum - how can we make our voices heard in other ways?
How do we use this debate as an opportunity to generate solidarity between EU migrants and between EU migrants and other migrants and the host community? Agree an action plan to take forward.
 
There will also be a brief update on our work in other UK cities, and we will finish our meeting with a social and networking evening
 
Please confirm your attendance by emailing: pinar@migrantvoice.org
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2016 05 04 15:57 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Migrant Media Lab in London http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/upcoming/migrant-media-lab-in-london.html  Migrant Voice - Migrant Media Lab in London

Our next Media lab session in London will be on Tuesday April 19th between 3.00 – 8.00 pm at Migrant Voice, Collaboration House, 77-79 Charlotte Street, London W1T 4PW

At this media lab session we will focus on making our views heard on the upcoming UK referendum on the EU and how it would impact on migrants’ lives. We will focus on making short videos, making audio recordings, writing letters to the editor or short blogs on this topic. Those wanting to work on other topics are also welcomed.

The following mentors are available to help you with the projects on the day:

Rosie Parkyn is the Head of Advisory and Policy at the BBC's international development charity, BBC Media Action. She has worked extensively in Africa since joining the organisation 9 years ago. Prior to this she ran a radio station at Wandsworth Prison and worked as radio trainer and producer on a range of community media projects. She is passionate about working with people to help them tell their story. Rosie will be offering training in interviewing skills, followed by sessions in making an audio recording of your story. Rosie is also offering an opportunity to record an aspect of your story for a website project called 100 Voices, which exists to amplify the voices of those not always heard in the mainstream media. Rosie will be available from 3pm to 5.30pm.

Moneim Ibrahim is a freelance video producer based in London. Previously he has worked as an actor, director, camera operator and video-editor. Originally from Sudan, Moneim studied at the college of Music and Drama at Sudan University before political turmoil in Sudan forced him to leave and settle in The Netherlands where he worked as audio-visual staff member at the museum of modern art in Amsterdam (Stedelijk Museum). Moniem is available from 5-8pm to help with video making and editing.

Daniel Nelson is a freelance journalist. Among his other jobs he is Editor of OneWorld.org; runs an international service that works with journalists in Africa, Asia and Latin America; edits a weekly African science bulletin; and produces a guide to events about developing countries in London. He has worked on and edited newspapers, magazines, news services and online operations in Bangladesh, Hong Kong, India, The Philippines, Uganda, UK and West Africa; trained journalists in a dozen countries (including at City University in London). Daniel is available from 3-7pm to help with writing and editing and preparing messages for letters, or video and audio recordings

What happens at the media lab sessions:

Individuals sign up for a particular time with a particular media expert and bring in their work in progress/questions/ideas to get support on developing it. It is important to sign up for a session with a mentor at a particular time, but you can see more than one media mentor on the day.

The individual/small group sessions are free. However, please note that it is important to book for this – so please contact anne[at]migrantvoice.org with information about which practical support you are looking for which mentor(s) you want to meet with and what time you are available and what you would like help with on the day.

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2016 04 15 17:16 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
London meeting on the plight of people on the move around the world http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/upcoming/london-meeting-on-the-plight-of-people-on-the-move.html  Migrant Voice - London meeting on the plight of people on the move around the world

Migrant Voice and the Faiths Forum for London invite you to an evening looking at the plight of people on the move in a number of hotspots around the world.

The event will take place on Thursday May 5th at 6-8pm at Collaboration House, 77-79 Charlotte Street, London W1T 4PW.

Join us to hear presentation, first-hand accounts and see footage from activists who have worked or visited migrant or refugee camps and communities in Europe, South East Asia and Latin America.

At this time with the ‘refugee crisis’ in Europe very much in focus, it is easy to lose sight of the wider global picture and context. This evening we will hear some of the missing stories and discuss our reaction as a civil society to social injustices across the globe.

Please rsvp your attendance to info[at]migrantvoice.org

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2016 03 18 17:34 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Birmingham meeting on the EU referendum and EU migrants http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/upcoming/birmingham-meeting-on-the-eu-referendum-and-eu-migrants.html  Migrant Voice - Birmingham meeting on the EU referendum and EU migrants

Migrant Voice is organising a series of meetings, media labs and discussions for migrants to make their views heard on the upcoming UK referendum on the EU and how it would impact on our lives.


I am writing to invite you to join us on April 7th from 6-8.30pm for a meeting and discussion in Birmingham - venue to be confirmed.


We are delighted that Roger Casale, founder and executive director of New Europeans, will be joining us to share with us the perspective of his organisation on the UK EU referendum debate and the impact and challenges for communities at this time.

 
The meeting invites you to share your views and explore topics such as:

 

  • How do you feel about the way the debate is taking place at the moment?
  • What may be the impact on EU migrants of staying in/out – and what are our concerns?
  • EU migrants won’t be allowed to vote in the referendum – how do you feel about this, and how can we make our voices heard in other ways? 
  • How do we use this debate as an opportunity to strengthen solidarity between EU migrants?
  • Agreeing activities and action plans

Please email david[at]migrantvoice.org if you are interested in taking part.


This meeting will be followed by Migrant Media Labs on April 20th and 27th from 3-8pm with opportunities to follow up on actions from the meeting and to produce videos, letters to the editor, blogs, etc. More information will follow.

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2016 03 18 17:24 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
on the UK referendum on the EU http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/upcoming/on-the-uk-referendum-on-the-eu.html  Migrant Voice - on the UK referendum on the EU

Migrant Voice is organising a series of meetings, media labs and discussions for migrants to make their views heard on the upcoming UK referendum on the EU and how it would impact on our lives.

Meetings will invite guest speakers and migrants from across the EU to share their views and explore topics such as:

What is the impact of the current debate and its tone on EU migrants?

What may be the impact of staying in/out – and what are our concerns as migrants?

EU migrants won’t be allowed to vote in the referendum - how can we make our voices heard in other ways ?

How do we use this debate as an opportunity to generate solidarity between EU migrants?

Watch this space for dates and details of the events. Email anne[at]migrantvoice.org if you are interested in taking part.

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2016 03 10 18:15 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
'Migration Quiz night - Birmingham http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/upcoming/migration-quiz-night-birmingham.html  Migrant Voice - 'Migration Quiz night - Birmingham

We invite you to join us for a fun filled 'Migration Quiz night'.  


Come and test your knowledge and learn more about migration and other communities in Birmingham for your change to win a prize.  


Meet people from different backgrounds in our city and enjoy ethnically diverse food, music, art work and much more.  


Birmingham is the UK's most culturally mixed city, dubbed an area of ‘superdiversity’, but how much do you know about it? One way to find out: join us for this event.  

The event is organised by Migrant Voice in partnership with the Polish Expats Association, the Bosnia and Herzegovina UK network, the Communities Resource Information Service, the African French Speaking Community Support, and the Zimbabwe Association.  


This event is organised in order to bring communities closer together, build understanding and a more inclusive and cohesive society for all of us; this is more important than ever at this time with the current developments and debate on migration.  

Entry is free.  

When: March 3rd, 6.00 - 8.30 pm

Where: Centrala, Unit 4, Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Birmingham, B5 5RS

How to book: to reserve a place email david[at]migrantvoice.org

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2016 02 24 14:36 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Migrant media lab - London http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/upcoming/migrant-media-lab-london.html  Migrant Voice - Migrant media lab - London

Thursday February 25th from 3.00 – 8.00 pm at Migrant Voice, Collaboration House, 77-79 Charlotte Street, London W1T 4PW.    

At this media lab session we will offering you the opportunity to produce work around two topical migration issues in particular:The new 35K income threshold for settlement for non-EU migrants from April, and the resettlement of unaccompanied refugee children.You are also welcome as always to bring in any other piece of work or idea you would like to get mentoring support on instead.    

 

Please email ann[at]migrantvoice.org to confirm which of the mentors you would like to meet with on the day and which time you are available as you will need to book an available time-slot with the mentors. If you are working on completing a particular project on the day, you could also meet with the same mentor twice at different stages of the project, or you could for example meet with one mentor first to work on a piece of writing/a video/etc, and then later meet with another mentor around sharing your finished writing on social media.     The following mentors are available to help you with the projects on the day:     Alice Klein  is available to help with twitter from 6.30pm until 8pm     Maya Goodfellow  is available from 3-5pm to help with writing and editing.     Daniel Nelson is available from 3-7pm to help with writing and editing.     Mira Farhat is available from 5.30-7pm to help with video making and photo editing, and use of social media.      Others will be on hand to help with basic photography, and we will have photo and video cameras available throughout the session.     For more details about the media lab and the mentors, as well as a document of project ideas for the day, contact anne[at]migrantvoice.org   

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2016 02 24 14:31 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Migrant Media Lab - London http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/upcoming/migrant-media-lab-london.html  Migrant Voice - Migrant Media Lab - London
Our next Media lab session in London will take place on Thursday February 25th from 3.00 – 8.00 pm at Migrant Voice, Collaboration House, 77-79 Charlotte Street, London W1T 4PW.
 
At this media lab session we will offering you the opportunity to produce work around two topical migration issues in particular:The new 35K income threshold for settlement for non-EU migrants from April, and the resettlement of unaccompanied refugee children.You are also welcome as always to bring in any other piece of work or idea you would like to get mentoring support on instead.
 
Please email anne@migranvoice.org to confirm which of the mentors you would like to meet with on the day and which time you are available as you will need to book an available time-slot with the mentors. If you are working on completing a particular project on the day, you could also meet with the same mentor twice at different stages of the project, or you could for example meet with one mentor first to work on a piece of writing/a video/etc, and then later meet with another mentor around sharing your finished writing on social media.
 
The following mentors are available to help you with the projects on the day:
 
Alice Klein  is available to help with twitter from 6.30pm until 8pm
 
Maya Goodfellow  is available from 3-5pm to help with writing and editing.
 
Daniel Nelson is available from 3-7pm to help with writing and editing.
 
Mira Farhat is available from 5.30-7pm to help with video making and photo editing, and use of social media. 
 
Others will be on hand to help with basic photography, and we will have photo and video cameras available throughout the session.
 
For more details about the media lab and the mentors, as well as a document of project ideas for the day, contact anne@migrantvoice.org 
 
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2016 02 19 14:39 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Migration Quiz night - Birmingham http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/upcoming/migration-quiz-night-birmingham.html  Migrant Voice - Migration Quiz night - Birmingham
We invite you to join us for a fun filled 'Migration Quiz night'.
 
Come and test your knowledge and learn more about migration and other communities in Birmingham for your change to win a prize.
 
Meet people from different backgrounds in our city and enjoy ethnically diverse food, music, art work and much more.
 
Birmingham is the UK's most culturally mixed city, dubbed an area of ‘superdiversity’, but how much do you know about it? One way to find out: join us for this event.
 
The event is organised by Migrant Voice in partnership with the Polish Expats Association, the Bosnia and Herzegovina UK network, the Communities Resource Information Service, the African French Speaking Community Support, and the Zimbabwe Association.
 
This event is organised in order to bring communities closer together, build understanding and a more inclusive and cohesive society for all of us; this is more important than ever at this time with the current developments and debate on migration.
 
Entry is free.
 
When: March 3rd, 6.00 - 8.30 pm
Where: CentralaUnit 4Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Birmingham, B5 5RS
How to book: to reserve a place email david@migrantvoice.org
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2016 02 19 14:33 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
London Network Meeting http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/upcoming/london-network-meeting.html  Migrant Voice - London Network Meeting
Our next London network meeting is on Thursday February 18th, 2016 from 6-8.30 pm at Migrant Voice, Collaboration House, 77-79 Charlotte Street, London W1T 4PW.
 
Don Flynn, Director of the Migrants Rights Network will give an update on the new rules coming into effect from April 2016, when non-EU migrants will only be eligible to settle in the UK permanently if they are earning at least £35,000. Home Office Impact Assessment conducted in 2012 estimated that around 16% of skilled migrants on Tier 2 visas would no longer qualify for permanent settlement due to the new salary threshold.
 
We will be discussing the impact of this, and what we can do to make our voices heard on the issue.
 
Maria Fernandez Coll, Citizens UK will update us on the work she has been involved in to campaign for unaccompanied refugee children to come to the UK.
 
Please email anne[at]migrantvoice.org if you would like to attend.
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2016 02 18 18:37 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Birmingham Media Lab http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/upcoming/birmingham-media-lab.html  Migrant Voice - Birmingham Media Lab

Ahoj. Bonjour. Bok. Ciao. Czesc. Hallo. Helo. Hello. Hej. Hola. Hiedme. Nazdar. Salut. Sveiki. Tere. Labas. Ola. Zdravo.

Our next session will take place on Wednesday 17th February 2015. We invite you to come and discuss a response to the UK Governments’ renegotiation of EU membership and the implication for E.U. citizens living in the UK, as well as policies such as the proposal to stop “in work benefits” for EU Citizens in the UK. The discussion will be followed by mentoring sessions to help us make our voices heard on this issue to the media, politicians, or through social media.

The discussion will run from 5.00pm6.00pm

Mentoring sessions on writing blogs, tweets, letters to newspapers and local politicians will run from 6.00pm – 8.00pm

Venue: Centrala, Unit 4, 158 Fazeley Street, Birmingham B5. This is a 10 minute walk from Moor Street Railway station. Limited parking inside Minerva Works or cheap car park opposite.

Please text 0775 214 6792 or email david@migrantvoice.org to book a place. 

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2016 02 16 16:57 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Glasgow media training http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/upcoming/0.html  Migrant Voice - Glasgow media training

We are pleased to offer our Glasgow members a free media training session on media interviewing skills, facilitated by Annie Brown of the Daily Record.

When: 6pm, Monday 7 December 2015

Where: Napiershall Street Centre, 39 Napiershall St, Glasgow, G20 6EZ

Due to limited capacity, booking is required. Book a place by emailing Marzanna at marzanna[at]migrantvoice.org

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2015 12 02 18:45 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Birmingham Network Meeting http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/upcoming/0.html  Migrant Voice - Birmingham Network Meeting

Our next Birmingham Network Meeting is taking place on Wednesday 25th November, 6-8:30pm at Polish Expats Association, Centrala, Unit 4, 
Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Digbeth B5 5RS.

 

We will be joined by special guest Ms Aliya Khan, Chartered Legal Executive, TRP Solicitors to tell us about The immigration Act 2014/Immigration Bill 2015 and the implications for all of us. We will also share updates on the London, Birmingham and Glasgow network hubs, including update on the new Meet a Migrant Project, hear from a guest speaker from a local group, and talk about our planned International Migrants Day activities. 

 

To attend, pllease contact david[at]migrantvoice.org

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2015 11 24 18:01 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Migrant Voice 5th Annual Conference http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/pagenews/0.html  Migrant Voice - Migrant Voice 5th Annual Conference

Migrant Voice held its 5th annual conference ‘The State of Migration: Striving for Change, Reclaiming the Narrative’ on September 18-19th, 2015 at the University of Westminster, London. 

The conference brought together over 170 activists, professionals, media and migration experts to address the most urgent issues around migration in the UK and Europe (including the current migrant crisis and European migration), the rhetoric on migration, develop actions and strategies, and raise alternative voices and messages. Participants included members of our network hubs in London, Birmingham and Glasgow, as well as interested individuals and experts from other cities within the UK, both migrants and Britons.

This conference created a space for migrants, academics, journalists, and others interested in migration to unpack the current challenges and the ones ahead, deepen our understanding of the complex and fast evolving developments in Europe and the UK, and develop our narratives and strategies to have a voice on these issues.

To see highlights from the conference, please see our Summary Report and our Storify summary.

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2015 11 12 17:31 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Pioneering new initiative launched http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/0.html  Migrant Voice - Pioneering new initiative launched

Migrant Voice’s first Meet a Migrant event was held in London on 30th October. This pioneering new initiative aims to bring migrants’ authentic voices into the media.

The first meeting was a huge success with over 10 migrant participants (including Syrian and Eritrean refugees, activists and experts) and journalists from the BBC, Guardian, Telegraph and Evening Standard attending. The meeting focussed on the current refugee crisis, and in particular, issues facing Syrian refugees in the UK. The informal meeting gave our participants the opportunity to freely discuss their concerns and provided journalists with new angles and stories to report on the crisis, allowing for more migrant voices to be heard in the migration debate.

The response from journalists was extremely positive, with comments including: “I found it so interesting and instructive” and “I’m very interested in taking this further.” We’re hoping that as a result of these meetings, there will be more direct contributions of migrants in the media leading to a more balanced debate on migration. We are planning a series of similar events in London, Birmingham and Glasgow over the next two years. 

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2015 11 10 18:00 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Invitation to Media Lab http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/upcoming/0.html  Migrant Voice - Invitation to Media Lab

We are holding a special Masterclass session of our London Media Lab on Tuesday the 17th November 2015 at Migrant Voice, Collaboration House, 77-79 Charlotte Street, London W1T 4PW. Session 1 will take place from 3-5.30 pm and session 2 from 6-8.30 pm. Both sessions are identical. It is necessary to attend all of either session 1 or 2.

This session will offer training in how to prepare clear, concise ways to tell our messages or our experiences in order to speak on a radio programme or write letters to a newspaper.

The training, by Journalist and Editor Daniel Nelson will last one hour and is followed by us writing our letters and preparing for being on the radio, while getting support in this from our mentors.

This session is to help us prepare for a media activity which will take place in December for International Migrants Day. To celebrate this day we will be sending letters to newspapers in London as well as calling into the radio.

For this Media lab session we are looking for participants who will also be willing to either write a letter to a newspaper or call a radio station as part of our December media activities. If you would like more information or you would like to take part, please email anne@migrantvoice.org. Please indicate whether you would like to join for session 1 or session 2.

 

 

About the project:

The Migrant Media Lab project aims to strengthen the capacity of migrant voices by building practical media skills and supporting migrants’ participation in the public debate.

The Migrant Media Lab project will also run regular, one-on-one and small group mentoring sessions led by volunteer journalists. The sessions will focus on using social media, producing videos, writing articles and blog posts, as well as conducting interviews, practising interview skills, and how to engage with your MP? Participants will have an opportunity to further develop their skills leading to the production of media outputs.

The project will also provide training session in using social media, producing videos, writing articles and blog posts, as well as conducting interviews and practising interview skills.

As part of the Migrant Media Lab project, we also organise discussions on current policy developments and further opportunities for public engagement, to ensure that our media work always ties into the wider context of the migration debate in the UK.

If you are interested in getting involved with the Migrant Media Lab, please get in touch with anne@migrantvoice.org

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2015 11 10 17:55 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Invitation to Media Lab http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/upcoming/0.html  Migrant Voice - Invitation to Media Lab

Our next Birmingham Media Lab session will take place on Wednesday 11th November 2015. Our theme will be on “preparing short clear messages” in order to speak on radio or write letters to the local newspapers.

We are looking for participants who will commit to writing letters or contacting local radio during the lead up to the United Nations international Migrants Day in December.

This session will have a training session from 2-3pm followed by a mentoring session plus another training session from 5-6pm followed by a mentoring session. Both sessions will help us prepare our letters to the newspapers and/or how to speak on the radio.

Venue: Centrala, Unit 4, 158 Fazeley Street, Birmingham B5. This is a 10 minute walk from Moor Street Railway station. Limited parking inside Minerva Works or cheap car park opposite.

Please text 0775 214 6792 or email david@migrantvoice.org to book a place. Please note by attending this session we will be asking you to write a letter or phone the radio in December.

Please indicate which training session you would like to attend

Support for the unwaged (E.g. The unwaged, Asylum Seekers, refused Asylum seekers)

Public transport costs to the sessions may be reimbursed if you provide evidence of travel.

 

 

 

About the project:

The Migrant Media Lab project aims to strengthen the capacity of migrant voices by building practical media skills and supporting migrants’ participation in the public debate.

The Migrant Media Lab project will also run regular, one-on-one and small group mentoring sessions led by volunteer journalists. The sessions will focus on using social media, producing videos, writing articles and blog posts, as well as conducting interviews, practising interview skills, and how to engage with your MP? Participants will have an opportunity to further develop their skills leading to the production of media outputs.

The project will also provide training session in using social media, producing videos, writing articles and blog posts, as well as conducting interviews and practising interview skills.

As part of the Migrant Media Lab project, we also organise discussions on current policy developments and further opportunities for public engagement, to ensure that our media work always ties into the wider context of the migration debate in the UK.

If you are interested in getting involved with the Migrant Media Lab, please get in touch with david@migrantvoice.org

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2015 11 10 17:53 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Migrant Voice fundraiser http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/0.html  Migrant Voice - Migrant Voice fundraiser

Join us for a night of cutting-edge comedy and live performance cinema at Voyage of Living Cinema: A Fundraiser for Migrant Voice.

Hosted by Cheltenham’s Comedy Newcomer of the Year Award Winner 2014, Sonia Aste, the first half of the evening features rising stars of comedy, Sarah Sheldon (Jewish Comedian of the Year 2014 finalist) and Nalika de Silva, who follows her 2014 sell-out show at the Camden Fringe, Me, Bill Nighy and the Goblin; the 'self-assured and smart' Chicago native, Cynthia Levin; Funny Women Semi-Finalist 2014, Georgia Thorp; and The Comedy Store King Gong winner December 2014, Saban Kazim.

The second half will feature short films by Russian and Czech animators, as well as graphic novel animation by brothers Tom and James Brown, accompanied by live scores performed by the multi-talented The Cabinet of Living Cinema ('lyrical, passionate and searching ... impossible to forget’).

When: 8pm, Saturday 17 October
Where: Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA
Tickets: £10
Box Office: 0207 613 7498
Book tickets online here.

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2015 09 30 16:20 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Invitation to workshop http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/upcoming/0.html  Migrant Voice - Invitation to workshop

We would like to invite our London network members (this invitation is for migrants only, on this occasion) to participate in a workshop discussion on Migrants and the Media: the representation of migrant voices and experiences in election debate.
 
The workshop will look in particular at the media coverage of migration leading up to the 2015 election, and we are looking for migrant participants who have views around this.
 
The workshop will take place on Tuesday the 29th of September from 6.00pm - 8.30pm at The Forum, 2 Thorpe Close, London W10 5XL.
 
The workshop is part of a joint collaboration between Migrant Voice and Coventry University to build on earlier research conducted by Migrant Voice which many members of the London network took part in.
 
We can offer each participant £20 as a small thank you for your time. Will also provide, as usual, refreshment as well as travel expenses to those who are unwaged. Similar workshops have taken place in Birmingham and Glasgow with our members there.
 
Please note you can only participate if you have replied to anne[at]migrantvoice.org and received a reply being confirmed as a participant, as numbers are limited.

 

Background information
Immigration and its implications have long been among the most significant concerns of the British public, dominated the agendas of political parties and covered the pages of the print media. However, since the 2010 general election a number of organisations have aimed for a more balanced public debate on immigration in the UK by enabling migrant communities to participate in the media. This project will assess the engagement and representation of these migrant voices within the 2015 general election debate, tracking and analysing its evolution from 1st January to 15th May 2015.
 
Aims
We plan to achieve the following:
1. Understand the influence of migrants and their messages on the immigration debate by examining both the extent to which migrant voices are represented in the media in the run- up to the general election (i.e. the number of media stories that include the voices of migrants) and the ways in which the experiences of migrants are framed and represented within the media.
2. Gain insight into the effectiveness of migrants and migrant-led organisations aiming to influence the terms of the immigration debate, by examining what has worked and not worked at changing the debate and discussing the factors which have acted as opportunities and barriers to civil society organisations working in this area.
3. Better understand how the media debate on immigration impacts on the lives of migrants, by carrying out focus groups with migrants in three locations around the UK and exploring the ways that they experienced the debates surrounding the 2015 general election.
 
Timetable
The project will develop over the following principle stages:
1. Analysis of media debates in the British press (June - July 2015)
2. Focus groups with migrants in London, Birmingham, Glasgow (Late August - September 2015)
3. Interviews with key stakeholders from the migrant sector (Early September 2015)
4. Report writing (October 2015)
5. Report launch in London (November 2015)

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2015 09 23 15:20 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Migrant Voice fundraiser 17 October 2015 http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/upcoming/0.html  Migrant Voice - Migrant Voice fundraiser 17 October 2015

Join us for a night of cutting-edge comedy and live performance cinema at Voyage of Living Cinema: A Fundraiser for Migrant Voice.

Hosted by Cheltenham’s Comedy Newcomer of the Year Award Winner 2014, Sonia Aste, the first half of the evening features rising stars of comedy, Sarah Sheldon (Jewish Comedian of the Year 2014 finalist) and Nalika de Silva, who follows her 2014 sell-out show at the Camden Fringe, Me, Bill Nighy and the Goblin; the 'self-assured and smart' Chicago native, Cynthia Levin; Funny Women Semi-Finalist 2014, Georgia Thorp; and The Comedy Store King Gong winner December 2014, Saban Kazim.

The second half will feature short films by Russian and Czech animators, as well as graphic novel animation by brothers Tom and James Brown, accompanied by live scores performed by the multi-talented The Cabinet of Living Cinema ('lyrical, passionate and searching ... impossible to forget’).

When: 8pm, Saturday 17 October
Where: Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA
Tickets: £10
Box Office: 0207 613 7498
Book tickets online here.

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2015 09 08 15:53 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Migrant Voice 5th annual conference http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/headlines/0.html  Migrant Voice - Migrant Voice 5th annual conference

Migrant Voice is delighted to invite you to join us for our fifth annual conference on September 18-19th, 2015 at the University of Westminster, London. The conference will address the most urgent issues around migration in the UK and Europe, the rhetoric on migration, develop actions and strategies, and raise alternative voices and messages.

Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with members of our networks in London, Birmingham and Glasgow, the media, academics, and the public.

The programme features debates on the current situation in the Mediterranean and Calais and Europe’s response, freedom of movement in the EU and the upcoming referendum. Speakers include:

  • Roger Casale, Founder & Director, New Europeans
  • Professor Heaven Crawley, Chair in International Migration for the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University
  • Lindsey Hilsum, International Editor for Channel 4 News
  • Jan Krauss, Political officer, European Commission Representation in the UK
  • Jean Lambert, Green MEP
  • Lul Seyoum, Director, International Centre for Eritrean Refugees and Asylum Seekers
  • Gonzalo Vargas Llosa, UNHCR representative to the UK
  • Maurice Wren, CEO, Refugee Council

We will also run a number of workshops and media training as well as showcase inspirational projects and initiatives. A full agenda will be sent upon request or registration.

Event and booking information

When: Friday September 18th, 10.30 am - 9.00pm and Saturday September 19th, 10.00 am - 3.00 pm

Where: University of Westminster, Regent Street Campus, 309 Regent St, London W1B 2HW.

To register: please email info[@]migrantvoice.org indicating whether you will be attending day one or both days.

The conference is free of charge, and we provide lunch and other refreshments throughout the conference for our members. However, we kindly ask those participants who are not members, or those of our members who are working, to make a £10 donation towards lunch and refreshments. This can be made on arrival at the conference.

 

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2015 09 01 18:00 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
from the ‘Many Faces, One City’ Project http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/upcoming/0.html  Migrant Voice - from the ‘Many Faces, One City’ Project

Migrant Voice invites you to the Premier of our migrant stories from the ‘Many Faces, One City’ Project

We hope you can join us at this exciting event to explore community and diversity in Birmingham.

Get a unique insight into the lives of members of diverse communities in Birmingham told through photos, text and film

Tuesday 21st July at Centrala, Unit 4 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley St, Birmingham B5 5RS                                   

We will be sharing the stories of migrants in Birmingham produced by migrants and the host community.

Migrants featured come from Australia, Egypt, Russia, Greece, Poland, Sudan, The Philippines, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, and Spain. This event will be a celebration of incredible diversity of people who have come to live in the city.

Members of the public are invited to attend. If you would like to bring your children please let us know as we may be able to provide activities for them depending on their age

The event will start at 6pm followed by refreshments and an Eid celebration.

Please RSVP to David Hirst, 1 Piers Rd, Handworth B21 0UY. David@migrantvoice.org

            

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2015 07 08 16:35 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html
Premier of short films http://www.migrantvoice.org/events/upcoming/0.html  Migrant Voice - Premier of short films

Migrant Voice is delighted to invite you to the premier of the short films of our Many Voices, One Community Project on June 25th from 6pm.

The screening and reception will take place at

the GMAC, 103 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5HD.

We hope you are able to join us at this exciting event to explore community and diversity in Scotland. Get a unique insight into the lives of members of diverse communities in Glasgow as shown by their cameras.

As places are limited, please rsvp no later than June 15th to Marjorie@migrantvoice.org

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2015 06 03 12:57 http://www.arabstoday.net/business/specialreports/2014-01-16-05-13-32.html