platforma festival

Platforma Festival planning

Friday 10th March 2017

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The Beacon, Westgate Road 128 Hoxton Street Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 9PQ
Join us to help plan for the fourth national Platforma Festival showcasing the arts by, with and about refugees, taking place in Newcastle and across the North East in October 2017.All welcome – please spread the word!Free booking:

Following our two Newcastle meetings in 2016, this will be a chance to hear more about plans for the Platforma Festival of arts & refugees in October 2017 including details of the buddy project that will help support refugee artists take part in the Platforma Festival.

Plus will be inviting organisations and artists to put forward their ideas, proposals and requests for support and collaboration.

Organised by Platforma (managed by Counterpoints Arts) in partnership with Crossings, Freedom City 2017 and Northern Roots.

The Platforma Festival takes place every two years. It’s a chance to showcase the arts by, with and about refugees and migrants and to share ideas and practice at a two-day Conference.

Following our last meeting in November two themes emerged most strongly:

– pathways for artists

– connecting communities.

We also identified potential venues and organisations that might take part in the Festival across Newcastle, Gateshead and the North East region. A full agenda will be circulated before the event.

For more information or queries email

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