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 Migrant Voice - Online events

Here is our list of online only events and programmes related to migration and international development, accessible to anyone anywhere. Please tell us about anything we've missed at [email protected]. In-person events can be found here.



Tuesday 31 January

* Reporting Iran: Inside BBC Persian, 11.15pm, BBC2

Wednesday 1 February

* The Shamima Begum story, investigation into why the young British woman joined ISIS, 11am, Radio4

Thursday 2 February

* Grayson Perry’s Full English, wouldn’t have bothered to include another gentle bout of self-abuse, except that it includes our 98 per cent white countryside - a Peak District halal tearoom and a village that’s taken in 20 Ukrainian refugees, 9pm, Channel4

* From Our Own Correspondent, behind the news, 11am, Radio4



See here for online and in-person talks and discussions.



* Black History Month: Celebrating Windrush Heroes, the stories of  Roy Hackett, Mona Baptiste, Anthony Brown and Jacqueline McKenzie.

* Behind the Algorithm: Migration, Mexican Women and Digital Bias, Mexican-British artist Mónica Alcázar-Duarte examines the role of search engine algorithms in society, and the impact of digital bias and discrimination in shaping cultural ‘truths’.

* Static Range, Himali Singh Soin uses a real-life spy-story in the Indian Himalayas to speculate about mountains, myths and the nuclear sublime. It includes letters, animation, music, embroidery, planting and a performance installation.

* Our Journey Our Story: History and Memory of Sickle Cell Anaemia in Britain, the first such exhibition in the UK. Hosted by the Black Cultural Archives

* Portraits from Tower Avenue, Jamaica, by Jamaica-born photographer Dexter McLean, who moved to UK when he was 9. Hosted by Autograph

Heart of the Nation: Migration and the Making of the NHS, stories and experiences of people who have come to Britain to work in the National Health Service in the past 72 years. Migration Museum.

+ Hearts of Gold

Shanti Panchal: A Personal Language of Painting 2007-2018, born in a village in Gujarat, India, the artist studied at the Sir JJ School of Art, Bombay, before arriving in England on a scholarship: he has now lived and worked in London for more than 40 years, Ben Uri virtual museum.

* Ridley Road Stories, Part 2, photos of African and Caribbean locals on Ridley Road and Gillett Square, Hackney. Hosted by Autograph

* Contagion: Colour on the Front Line, Aida Silvestri’s experimental body of work exploring the impact of Covid-19 on frontline workers of colour, linking the present with the past. Hosted by Autograph

+ Aida Silvestri in Conversation

* Window Grills, online exhibition by Juneida Abdul Jabbar, highlighting migrant narratives and urban landscapes of Gulf migration from Kerala, including the rise of vacant houses in Kerala, until P21 Gallery, 21 Chalton Street, NW1, until 4 February. Info: 7121 6190



* Foxes, streaming of play exploring masculinity and homosexuality within London’s Caribbean Community and black street culture, £10, Theatre503

Nine Livesmonologue by Zodwa Nyoni (born in Zimbabwe, grew up in Yorkshire) about a gay Zimbabwean who seeks asylum in the UK.

Tales From the Front Line... and other stories, stories of the contribution of Black workers in the Covid-19 crisis, Talawa Theatre.

Have Your Passport Ready, short film-meets-video game that puts the audience directly in the world of the UK's hostile environment, hosted by Stand and Be Counted Theatre. 

+ Roll the Asylum Dice

* Things I Am Not, a series of 10 original audio monologues written and performed by a female theatremaker who has migrated to the UK. Hosted by LegalAliens Theatre.



* Love Letters to Cinema in Nairobi, seven films by East African and UK-based Black filmmakers, free.

* Beirut Dreams In Colour, 'One good song can do more than 5,000 protests': the queer revolution in the Middle East. Mashrou’ Leila were one of the biggest bands in the Middle East, with a lead singer, Hamed, who is the most prominent openly gay rock star in the Arab world.

* Shasha Moviesindependent streaming service for South-West Asian and North African cinema.

* Unsafe Passage, an overcrowded ship with asylum seekers leaves Libya bound for Europe, triggering a showdown between a Doctors Without Borders vessel wanting to escort it to safety and the Libyan Coast Guard fighting to turn it back, Guardian documentaries

* Of Land and Bread, a series of vignettes about Palestinian daily life under state violence and the whims of Israeli settlers.

* 10 Films to Understand China: Documentaries, subcultures, the legacy of '“opening up”, migrant workers and other aspects of life. Hosted by Radii China

* Celebrating Arab Cinema, hosted by BroadcastPro Middle East.


Thanks to volunteer Daniel Nelson (editor of Eventslondon.org) for compiling this list.

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Phone: +44 (0) 207 832 5824
Email: [email protected]

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