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Celebrating 70 Years of Migration

Saturday 2nd May 2015
11.00 - 15.00

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Southbank Centre and Counterpoints Arts invite you to join us for an afternoon of activity celebrating our brand new exhibition, Adopting Britain – 70 Years of Migration. Many individuals and organisations have given their stories, their keepsakes and their artworks to the exhibition and we would like to say a Big thank you to everyone involved on 2nd May. Come and hear more about the exhibition, see some incredibly musicians, go on one of our guided tours and take part in drop-in workshops with some of the artists involved. There will also be an opportunity to hear some of the many stories that have been contributed the exhibition.

Programme: Clore Ballroom, Royal Festival Hall

11.15am – Introduction to the day – Jude Kelly, Artistic Director of Southbank Centre
11.25am – Almir Koldzic, Co-Director of Counterpoints Arts
11.30am – Jude Kelly to interview Syed Shamil Ahmed and Nawaaz Hussain – Islam Ain’t That Scary filmmakers
12 noon – 12.30 – Sophie Henderson to introduce Migration Museum Project (MMP). Then author Robert Winder to do Q&A with 3 Keepsakes contributors
1-1.30pm – Maya Youssef – Syrian Kanun player
2 – 2.30pm – Onejah Band
3pm – End

Tours
11.30am – Tour 1
1pm – Tour 2

11am – 3pm – Workshops – ongoing 

MMP Keepsakes workshop
Kate MacKay Journey of 1000 Words haiku workshop
Your Migration Story – Adopting Britain

1.30 – 3pm – Maya Youssef drop in instrument workshop