• No Boundaries 2017 – a symposium on the role of arts and culture
    Conference, Talk

    Tuesday 28th March 2017
    11.30-15.00 at Hull Truck Theatre

    Counterpoints Arts Co-directors, Áine O’Brien and Almir Koldzic presented at this year’s No Boundaries conference, 28 & 29th March 2017, on the transformative potential of art as a catalyst for social change and the importance of cross-cultural partnerships between artists, communities and institutions.

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  • Learning Lab: Brexit, Migration and Communities – A Call to Creative Action
    Film, Learning Lab, Multi Art-form

    Monday 20th March 2017
    10.30am-5pm at HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester, M15 4FN

    Learning Lab engages the Platforma North West Hub, but also seeks to include artists, cultural workers, organisations, activists, academics and change-makers interested in forging alliances through working together.

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  • Peirene Press: breach and The Cut
    Talk

    Sunday 19th March 2017
    2pm-4pm at Tate Exchange, Switch House, Level 5, Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

    Join us for a conversation between Samantha Schnee, Chair of Words Without Borders and publisher Meike Ziervogel, with writers Olumide Popoola and Annie Holmes to explore the unique commissioning approach of Peirene Press.

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  • Searching for Great Aunt Minna
    Talk

    Saturday 18th March 2017
    5.30pm-7.30pm at Tate Exchange, Switch House, Level 5, Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

    Searching for Great Aunt Minna was inspired by a photograph and a commissioned photo essay for the London Sunday Times Magazine about the Sangoma, the traditional healers, (shamans) who are called by their Ancestors to heal. For Who Are We?, Jillian Edelstein will be in conversation with Liz Jobey, an associate editor of the FT Weekend Magazine.

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  • Learning Lab: How To Do Rights With Things: Art and Politics
    Learning Lab

    Saturday 18th March 2017
    12pm-2pm at Tate Exchange, Switch House, Level 5, Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

    Details to follow

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  • Stuart Hall Foundation, ‘Who do you think you are? Culture, identity and the contemporary art museum’
    Talk

    Friday 17th March 2017
    2pm-4.20pm at Tate Exchange, Switch House, Level 5, Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

    In collaboration with the Stuart Hall Foundation and chaired by Gilane Tawadros, this special event will bring together directors of major contemporary art museums in Europe to discuss how contemporary art institutions shape our sense of identity and belonging at a time of political and social turbulence.

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  • Film Screening: John Akomfrah’s The Stuart Hall Project (2013)
    Film

    Friday 17th March 2017
    4.50pm-6.30pm at Tate Exchange, Switch House, Level 5, Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

    John Akomfrah's ground-breaking documentary The Stuart Hall Project (2013) combines archive footage and a soundtrack of the music of Miles Davis to portray the life of Stuart Hall, the founding figure of cultural studies who has had a resounding and ongoing influence on British intellectual and cultural life.

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  • Who Are We?
    Learning, Multi Art-form

    Tuesday 14th March 2017
    10am -6pm at Tate Exchange, Switch House, Level 5, Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

    A week long programme of dialogue, artist-led workshops, debate and lively disruption, asking what it means to belong – across and within borders.

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  • Learning Lab: Unlearning the Role of the Artist with Eva Sajovic
    Learning Lab

    Tuesday 14th March 2017
    4pm-6pm at Tate Exchange, Switch House, Level 5, Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

    Join us for a Learning Lab with artist, Eva Sajovic, when she practices the art of ‘unlearning’, whilst posing questions about the politics of representing others in an age of global displacement.

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  • Platforma Festival planning
    Multi Art-form

    Friday 10th March 2017
    1pm-4.30pm at 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.

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  • Dance/Movement, Refugees and Migration
    Dance

    Tuesday 28th February 2017
    10.30-1pm

    A Platforma networking meeting looking at current practice and future directions. Open to all (whether you have previous experience in this work or not).

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  • Refugee Week 2017 Conference
    Conference

    Friday 17th February 2017
    10am -5pm

    A stimulating day of workshops, performances and short, inspiring presentations to help you prepare for Refugee Week.

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  • Theatre and Sanctuary
    Theatre

    Monday 10th October 2016
    12.45-4pm

    West Yorkshire Playhouse (WYP) and Platforma invite you to a networking event exploring theatre, dance, refugees and migration. It will be a chance to hear from a variety of theatre companies, writers and performers and to learn about WYP's work as a Theatre of Sanctuary. There will be an opportunity to share your experiences and raise the issues that you feel are most pressing in this area of work.

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  • A Conversation with Ellen Schneider
    Learning Lab

    Monday 10th October 2016
    11am-1pm.

    A Learning Lab Conversation with Ellen Schneider, Founder and Director, Active Voice Lab, San Francisco, CA Image: Horticulture, Active Voice Lab Venue: Counterpoints Arts, 128 Hoxton St, London N1 6SH Please join us for a Learning Lab Conversation with Ellen Schneider, Founder and Director, Active Voice Lab, San Francisco, CA How do we know if […]

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  • Arts of Social Change – Spoken Word and Music
    Music, Poetry & Spoken Word

    Thursday 6th October 2016
    7.30

    As part of our first Arts and Social Change Retreat in Dartington, we join with Dartington Hall Trust to co-produce a programme featuring the internationally acclaimed, Devon-based poetry star Alice Oswald; Kayo Chingonyi, a passionate new voice in UK poetry scene; the virtuoso Syrian kanun player and composer, Maya Youssef, and more.

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  • Somewhere Else at CROSSROADS Art Show
    Visual Arts

    Thursday 6th October 2016
    11am - 8pm at The Old Truman Brewery, Ely’s Yard, 15 Hanbury Street, London, E1 6QR

    Juan delGado travels to Greece, Macedonia, and Calais to record the journeys taken by refugees. But rather than focus on capturing these ‘invisible’ people, his protagonists are the places that they have passed through.

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  • Arts of Social Change – Queens of Syria
    Film

    Wednesday 5th October 2016
    5.30pm at Dartington Hall Trust, the Barn Cinema

    As part of our first Arts and Social Change Retreat in Dartington, we join with Dartington Hall Trust to present Yasmin Fedda's award winning documentary 'Queens of Syria' - a story of fifty refugee women exiled in Jordan, who came together to perform a contemporary version of the ancient Greek tragedy, The Trojan Women.

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  • Arts and Social Change retreat
    Learning, Multi Art-form

    Wednesday 5th October 2016
    10am-9pm

    Next month (5-7 October) Counterpoints Arts travels to Dartington Hall for a retreat dedicated to the Arts and Social Change, with a special focus on Migration and Displacement.

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  • Alketa Xhafa Mripa’s ‘Refugees Welcome’ at solidarity demonstration
    Live Art

    Saturday 17th September 2016
    12.30pm at Curzon Gate, off Park Lane, London, W1J 7FW

    Join us at the Refugees Welcome Here demonstration and be part of a dynamic installation by conceptual artist Alketa Xhafa Mripa

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  • Everyday on Canalside Street Party
    Community, Multi Art-form

    Saturday 16th July 2016
    15.00 - 18.00 at Phillip Street, Hoxton, N1 5NU

    Our community project and partnership with Canalside Residents Association reached its second year. We celebrated this wonderful community and our collaboration with a huge street party, with residents, local businesses, cultural organisations and neighbours. The Whitmore Community Centre and Phillip Street outside were a buzz with the very exciting programme: MUSIC by Pantonic Steel Orchestra, […]

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  • Simple Acts of Welcome

    Saturday 9th July 2016
    12.00 to 18.00 at Southbank Centre

    Add your voice to a chorus of welcome for refugees at  Festival of Love. We invite you to join us to celebrate the opening weekend of Festival of Love at Royal Festival Hall’s Clore Ballroom by offering your simple act of welcome and writing it on a placard. This year’s Festival of Love explores how acts […]

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  • Platforma SE showcase & exhibition
    Film, Music, Visual Arts

    Saturday 2nd July 2016
    10 am at Turner Contemporary, Margate

    A new exhibition developed by Platforma South East network will launch with a Showcase Event on 2 July based on the Refugee Week 2016 theme ‘Welcome’. The show will bring together work created by, with and about refugees and migrants from marginalised communities.

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  • Beats of the Antonov
    Film

    Saturday 25th June 2016
    14:00 at BFI Southbank, NFT1

    Beats of the Antonov is a documentary film following the displaced existences of the Blue Nile and Nuba Mountain communities along the border of North and South Sudan. Directed by Hajooj Kuka (who was born in Sudan), the film sets out to explore the issues of identity that lie at the heart of the Sudanese civil war.

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  • European Connections with Transylvania
    Music

    Saturday 25th June 2016
    18.30-23.30 at Rich Mix London

    Refugees Welcome! Part 2: European Connections with Transylvania plus Guests as part of Refugee Week - also featuring live Euro football screening.

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  • Moving Stories – Supplementary Schools and families Special event
    Multi Art-form

    Saturday 25th June 2016
    11.00 to 15.00

    Refugee Week celebrations at the British Museum continue with a Special Event focused on supplementary schools, young people and families. The Museum team collaborated with us to organise a special day for families to take part in lots of fun and engaging activities and to find out about the positive contributions refugees have made and […]

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  • Moving stories: a Refugee Week special at the British Museum
    Multi Art-form

    Friday 24th June 2016
    18.00 to 20.30 at The British Museum Great Russell Street London WC1B 3DG

    In partnership with the British Museum we bring a very special Friday Late event, curated around this year's Refugee Week theme of Welcome and, of course, the incredible Museum's collection of objects, stories and ideas.

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  • Refugees Welcome! Featuring Logic, Afrikan Boy and OpSa! Balkan Band with Azza
    Music, Poetry & Spoken Word

    Friday 24th June 2016
    20.00-00.30 at Rich Mix London

    Logic, one of the UK's leading voices in political hip hop, will be heading up the first of two special Refugee Week evenings featuring artists and activists calling for action and awareness for refugees in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and beyond.

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  • Refugee Week launch at Southbank Centre
    Multi Art-form

    Sunday 19th June 2016
    13.00-22.00

    Counterpoints Arts is delighted to be collaborating with Southbank Centre in London for the launch of Refugee Week on 19 June at the Southbank Centre as part of their world famous Meltdown festival – curated this year by Guy Garvey.

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  • Migration Lab: Art/Human Rights/Refugees
    Learning Lab

    Tuesday 14th June 2016
    18:00 at The Octagonal Exhibition Space South William Street, Dublin 2

    Artists communicate what is often difficult to put into words, saying with clarity and directness through imagery or making something that shows urgency and purpose. It is these qualities that Artists can bring to bear on one of the biggest crises of our times, as a catalyst for action and for assertion of human rights.

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  • Learning Lab: Making Human Rights Across Borders
    Learning Lab

    Saturday 11th June 2016
    13.00 -16.00 at Palmer Room, Hoxton Hall, 130 Hoxton St., N1 6SH

    Learning Lab will explore the politics and consequences of curating, representing and working at Calais refugee camp and other border crossings with communities of displacement.

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  • Refugee Week Preview: Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare)
    Film

    Thursday 2nd June 2016
    18:00 at BFI Southbank, NFT1

    In collaboration with BFI, Counterpoints Arts presents a Refugee Week Preview of Fire at Sea. Directed by Gianfranco Rosi, Fire at Sea is a powerful and beautifully-shot documentary film focusing on the experiences of Lampedusans as they struggle to deal with the thousands of North African and Middle Eastern refugees arriving daily to the island.

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  • Bards Without Borders on tour
    Poetry & Spoken Word

    Sunday 29th May 2016
    7.30pm

    Bards Without Borders, the a collective of poets from refugee and migrant backgrounds producing new work inspired by Shakespeare, are going on tour.

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  • Screen Stories of Conflict, Migration and Place
    Film, Learning

    Wednesday 4th May 2016
    2pm at HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place First Street Manchester M15 4FN

    Screen Stories of Conflict, Migration and Place was part of the Platforma North West Hub Learning Lab, delivered by Community Arts North West (CAN) in partnership with Counterpoints Arts and Highlight Arts under the Moving Worlds Film Programme. Venue: HOME,  2 Tony Wilson Place First Street Manchester M15 4FN Date: 4 May 2016 This daylong event focused […]

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  • Literature and Activism – bringing refugee experiences ‘home’
    Literature

    Tuesday 26th April 2016
    7.30pm

    The refugee 'crisis' has dominated the media in recent months and public engagement with the issue has never been higher. Across TV, radio, newspapers and social media, all aspects of the crisis are exhaustively discussed. So what role if any does literature play in helping to deepen our understanding?

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  • Sampling as a Kind of Writing – An Interactive Lab with Kayo Chingonyi
    Learning, Literature, Live Art, Poetry & Spoken Word

    Tuesday 26th April 2016
    4-6:30pm at Richmix

    Venue: RichMix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA Date: 26th April 2016 Time: 4- 6:30 pm Please join us for a Learning Lab with Kayo Chingonyi, where we’ll explore, through discussion and practice, the idea of ‘sampling’ and writing as acts of migration. In particular, we’ll look at the potential for ‘creative revision and activism’ when […]

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  • Bards Without Borders: Shakespeare 400
    Literature, Theatre

    Saturday 23rd April 2016
    8pm

    Shakespeare has been dead for a while, and on the anniversary of his death Bards Without Borders (BWB) are holding an international wake, all be it 400 years late! Imagine a multilingual carnivalesque funeral which blends the traditions of ten different countries and involves a few of the Bard's major and minor characters.

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  • Everyday On Canalside Community Event, Saturday, April 9, 2016
    Learning

    Saturday 9th April 2016
    2pm-5pm at Whitmore Community Centre, Hoxton

    Counterpoints Arts and the Canalside Residents’ Association co-hosted a ‘Learning Lab’ at the Whitmore Community Centre There was lots of hands-on creative activities, including: * Radio podcasting with Social Broadcasts * A photographer  taking portraits for Humans of Canalside * Your histories, ideas, stories and knowledgewere shared through maps and posters * The Canalside gardening group met and […]

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  • Beyond Borders
    Learning, Theatre

    Friday 1st April 2016
    10.30 - 13.30

    Counterpoints Arts/Platforma and the Young Vic invite you to a free event looking at theatre and performance with and by refugees and migrants. A chance to hear about the Young Vic’s work with refugees and and asylum seekers and their future plans and an opportunity to share your own work and ideas.

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  • Ben Uri panel discussion
    Learning, Visual Arts

    Tuesday 22nd March 2016
    6.30pm

    Ben Uri Gallery and Museum – 108A Boundary Road, London NW8 0RH, United Kingdom In this panel discussion, three artists who are part of Counterpoints Arts collaboration with Ben Uri Gallery on the Unexpected exhibition discussed themes of identity and migration in relation to their art works and practices. Ana Cvorovic explored psychic space in […]

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  • Refugee Week Conference EXTRA
    Learning

    Friday 26th February 2016
    2- 5 pm

    Due to unprecedented demand for the Refugee Week Conference, we are holding a special extra event on 26 February 3pm-5pm at Rich Mix in Bethnal Green, London.

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  • Migration Lab @ Design Museum
    Design, Learning

    Tuesday 23rd February 2016
    19.00 - 22.00

    Going behind the headlines, Migration Lab focuses on the ‘on-the-ground reality’ of forced migration, inviting you to put yourself in the shoes of those who are creating solutions by making, doing, sharing, and debating. What Can you Expect: The Design Museum and the Learning Lab at Counterpoints Arts are collaborating to create the Migration Lab […]

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  • Unexpected: Continuing Narratives of Identity and Migration
    Visual Arts

    Wednesday 17th February 2016
    10.00 - 18.00

    Developed in Collaboration with Ben Uri Gallery, this new exhibition juxtaposes works from Ben Uri’s permanent collection by artists including Frank Auerbach and Eva Frankfurther with invited artists offering a contemporary responses.

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  • Refugee Week Conference 2016
    Learning

    Monday 15th February 2016
    11am - 5pm

    The one and only Refugee Week conference, featuring inspirational speakers, networking opportunities and workshops to help organisers and supporters across the country prepare for Refugee Week 2016.

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  • Bards Without Borders at Arcola Theatre
    Theatre

    Saturday 30th January 2016
    5.30pm-6.30pm

    Platforma presents a free performance by Bards Without Borders in support of Nine Lives at Arcola Theatre. Bards Without Borders (BWB) brings together poets from refugee and migrant backgrounds to create new writing and performance in response to the work of William Shakespeare.

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  • 7 Days in Syria – screening and a Q/A
    Film

    Friday 29th January 2016
    6pm-8.30pm

    '7 days in Syria’ gives a window into the lives of families struggling to survive the Syria Conflict. Their courage and resilience shines through in impossible circumstances’ – Angelina Jolie Pitt

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  • ‘Eastern Europeans for Dummies’: Immigrant audience development
    Live Art

    Thursday 28th January 2016
    4:00 – 7:00 pm

    Join us for a Learning Lab focusing on the unique interdisciplinary methodologies and creative thinking behind the performance duo There There, as they embark on audience development for a wider touring of their Arts Council England funded, Eastern Europeans for Dummies.

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  • Mbira Kuwirirana at Arcola Theatre
    Music

    Saturday 23rd January 2016
    5.30-6.30pm

    Platforma presents a free performance by the brilliant Mbira Kuwirirana in support of Nine Lives at Arcola Theatre. Mbira Kuwirirana is a trio of mbira players based in the UK. The name of the group can be loosely translated to “mbira is friendship”.

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  • ‘Everyday on Canalside’ Year 2: Co-Production and Making Together
    Learning

    Thursday 21st January 2016
    6:30-8:30pm

    Image: Ian Buswell Venue: Whitmore Community Centre, 2-4 Phillipp St, London N1 5NU Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm Date: 21 January 2016 A Learning Lab at the Whitmore Community Centre which focused on the second year of ‘Everyday on Canalside’ – a participation and community-arts programme located on the Canalside Estate in Hoxton. Learning Lab facilitated the […]

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  • Poetry and Activism – with Kayo Chingonyi
    Poetry & Spoken Word

    Tuesday 19th January 2016
    6.30 - 8.30pm

    Humanities and Arts Research Centre (Royal Holloway, University of London) and Counterpoints Arts invite you to the the launch of a new creative collaboration around a residency for poet Kayo Chingonyi.

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  • Platforma Jam at the Arcola
    Music

    Saturday 16th January 2016
    5.30pm-6.30pm

    Platforma presents a free performance in support of Nine Lives at Arcola Theatre. Five friends from four continents bring you songs, sounds and spoken word from Ethiopia, Palestine and beyond. Featuring Haymanot Tesfa, Leila Seguin, Duncan Mortimer, EbsilBaz, Emily Zaraa.

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  • Bards Without Borders at Hackney Showroom
    Theatre

    Thursday 3rd December 2015
    7.45pm

    A poetry & music scratch night, bringing together London poets from refugee and migrant backgrounds and contributions from live music & spoken word experts Tongue Fu.

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  • Nine Lives
    Theatre

    Friday 6th November 2015
    7.30pm

    Platforma Festival - Ismail is seeking a new life... Leeds Studio in association with West Yorkshire Playhouse presents Nine Lives by Zodwa Nyoni

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  • Learning

    Friday 6th November 2015
    11:40am-21:00pm at De Montfort University, Leicester LE1 9BH

      Image: Queens of Syria, Yasmin Fedda, 2014 Syria on the Road: Stories of Conflict, Migration and Place: 2 Workshops, 2 Cinema Screenings Date: Friday 6 November, 2015 Location: De Montfort University, Leicester LE1 9BH Syria on the Road: Stories of Conflict, Migration and Place is a partnership film programme comprising Counterpoints Arts’ Learning Lab, Highlight […]

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  • Platforma Conference 2015
    Learning

    Thursday 5th November 2015
    10.30

    Platforma Festival - The 3rd Platforma Conference will take place 5-6 November 2015 in Leicester. Plus Platforma International 4 November.

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  • The Edge
    Theatre

    Thursday 5th November 2015
    7.30pm

    Platforma Festival - Award-winning theatre company Transport returns with a multi-media sea saga at the Y Theatre in Leicester.

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  • Economics, People and Place: policy versus participatory arts practice in the context of migration.
    Learning

    Thursday 5th November 2015
    11:40-1:00pm

    Image: Everyday on Canalside, Marcia Chandra, 2015 Date: Thursday 5 November – 2015 Time: 11:40 – 1:00 pm Location: De Montfort University, Leicester LE1 9BH The 2015 Budget painted a very partisan picture of the parsing of the public purse with harsh everyday effects for diverse communities of place. Can we credibly claim to engage in socially […]

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  • Internal Terrains
    Live Art

    Wednesday 4th November 2015
    7.30pm

    Platforma Festival - Internal Terrains by Natasha Davis is a participatory performance that explores life as a choreography of decades.

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  • Performing Migratory Identity
    Learning

    Friday 30th October 2015
    1pm-5pm

    Counterpoints Arts’ Learning Lab in partnership with the Centre for Sex, Gender and Sexualities, University of Durham, the Performing Arts, University of Northumbria, Platforma Arts + Refugee Network and The Forge, reflects on the performance, film and installation work of London-based artist and researcher, Natasha Davis.

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  • The Value in Making: Crafting, Memory, Migration and Storytelling
    Learning

    Tuesday 20th October 2015
    10.00-4.00pm

    Learning Lab focuses on the social and cultural value of craft as a form of place-making when produced by migrant and refugee women.

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  • Bridging The Gap
    Learning

    Friday 10th July 2015
    2pm – 5pm

    The Tricycle Theatre and Counterpoints Arts invite you to take part in a conversation about the value of the arts for young EAL learners.

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  • Refugee Artists in Europe Today – talk and discussion at King’s Place
    Multi Art-form

    Sunday 21st June 2015
    5.30pm

    Talk with Mary Mitchell, poet George Szirtes and Syrian musician Maya Youssef - in collaboration with The Continuum Ensamble.

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  • Family event at V&A Childhood Museum
    Multi Art-form

    Saturday 20th June 2015
    10am-4-m

    It’s your story too! – Refugee Week family event organised in partnership with the V&A Childhood Museum

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  • Josephine Oniyama & The Heritage Survival Band at Southbank Centre
    Music

    Saturday 20th June 2015
    6pm

    Special performance for Refugee Week 2015, bringing together singer-songwriter Josephine Oniyama and members of the UK-based Heritage Survival Band from Harare.

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  • Celebrating Sanctuary at Richmix
    Music

    Friday 19th June 2015
    8pm

    We are hugely excited to confirm that the latest edition of our Celebrating Sanctuary London at RichMix will be headlined by the award winning and all round fantastic Akala.

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  • Stella Chiweshe
    Music

    Thursday 18th June 2015
    8-9pm

    The Queen of Mbira Music from Zimbabwe plays a rare London gig at Just Festival Westminster, as part of a short UK tour celebrating Refugee Week

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  • dis/placed
    Multi Art-form, Visual Arts

    Tuesday 16th June 2015
    11am-6pm

    A week-long programme of events, featuring over 40 artists responding to global demographic shifts and unprecedented levels of human
 displacement.

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  • Commission: Nowhere is Home by Manaf Halbouni

    Tuesday 16th June 2015
    12:00

    A car loaded with personal possessions turned into a living space – an impossible home for a “modern nomad unable to belong and grow roots”. This personal yet universal piece by German-Syrian artist Manaf Halbouni speaks of his transient life in exile from Damascus. It also stands as a moving testament to loss, resilience and […]

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  • Practices of Place-Making: Memory, Migration and the Global City (Part 1)

    Tuesday 16th June 2015
    3:30-6pm

    In association with the Migration Museum Project 16 June: 3:30 – 6 pm The Ditch, Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old Street, London Artists are often astute observers of the intricate – idiosyncratic – processes of place-making. They are able to document the everyday minutiae shaping the cultural diversity of local places. Yet artistic practices of […]

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  • The Salt of the Earth + special guests at BFI
    Film, Learning

    Wednesday 10th June 2015
    6pm

    The awe-inspiring images of photographer Sebastião Salgado are celebrated by director Wim Wenders.

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  • Celebrating 70 Years of Migration
    Multi Art-form, Visual Arts

    Saturday 2nd May 2015
    11.00 - 15.00

    The Southbank Centre and Counterpoints Arts are pleased to invite you to join us in celebrating our brand new exhibition: Adopting Britain - 70 Years of Migration

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  • Imagining Britain – Southbank Centre
    Learning

    Saturday 2nd May 2015
    5pm-6pm

    A special event for holders of a Changing Britain day pass for 2nd May at Southbank Centre. To what extent have the various moments of migration to the UK shaped the cultural fabric of the nation?

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  • Whose Story Is It Anyway?
    Literature

    Tuesday 21st April 2015
    19:30

    Counterpoints and Index on Censorship present Whose Story Is It Anyway?, a night of writers, discussion and refugee representations. Join us at Richmix to hear about the representation of refugees in novels and plays.

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  • Adopting Britain
    Multi Art-form, Visual Arts

    Friday 17th April 2015
    10.00

    Adopting Britain: 70 Years of Migration exhibition - presented by the Southbank Centre in partnership with Counterpoints Arts

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  • Launch of Moving Lives
    Film, Learning

    Wednesday 25th February 2015
    17:30, Royal Hibernian Academy

    An interactive IPortrait researched, designed and produced by Counterpoints Arts, Moving Lives is an online platform and living archive of migrants' stories.

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  • Launch of Everyday On Canalside
    Multi Art-form

    Friday 20th February 2015
    12.00

    The Everyday on Canalside project is launching its participatory arts website. The project is a portrait of a place and its people and has been up and running for the past year.

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  • Learning Lab – Welcome to Dreamland by Zlata Camdzic
    Learning, Live Art

    Friday 20th February 2015
    16:00 - 18:00

    Our upcoming Learning Lab centres around issues of arts, gender and human rights, through the one-woman show Welcome to Dreamland by Zlata Camdzic and Anna Ehnold-Danailov.

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  • Connecting Museums …
    Learning

    Friday 13th February 2015
    2-5pm

    Event for museum and gallery professionals interested in connecting with refugee and asylum-seeker organisations.

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  • Refugee Week Annual Conference
    Learning

    Tuesday 10th February 2015
    10:15 - 16:30

    Join us for a day of information sharing, workshops and talks about Refugee Week and how to support it for 2015.

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  • Launch of Counterpoints Art’s 2015 programme
    Multi Art-form

    Monday 26th January 2015
    18:30

    We are living in the midst of huge demographic shifts and unprecedented levels of human displacement. More than ever before, we need bold and imaginative interventions to help us make better sense of the global yet very local experiences of migration. And who better to do it than artists and cultural practitioners who are engaging […]

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  • Screening: A World Not Ours by Mahdi Fleifel
    Film

    Thursday 19th June 2014
    18:00

    To mark Refugee Week 2014, Counterpoints Arts teamed up with BFI to organise a small film programme, which included the screening of ‘A World Not Ours’ – an intimate and unusual documentary about three generations of exiles in a Palestinian refugee camp in Southern Lebanon. The screening was followed by a panel discussion featuring A […]

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  • Celebrating Sanctuary London 2014

    Sunday 15th June 2014
    13:30

    Produced by Counterpoints Arts, Celebrating Sanctuary is a landmark event that plays a crucial role in promoting Refugee Week to London and the whole of the UK. Because of the sheer size, variety and vibrancy of the events, the breadth of refugee cultures, communities and art forms that it promotes and its locations, Celebrating Sanctuary London […]

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  • Platforma Festival 2013 – Manchester
    Multi Art-form

    Monday 4th November 2013
    12:00 at Manchester

    The two day Conference on arts and refugees was held in Manchester and was full of interesting workshops and inspirational speakers from across the UK and internationally. The artistic programme (including the first ever Platforma Festival Fringe) was superb! Many thanks to our main partners for the Festival (Community Arts North West and Martin Harris […]

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  • Commission: Embassy for Refugees by Natasha Reid

    Sunday 16th June 2013
    13:00

    As part of the 2013 Refugee Week, Counterpoints Arts commissioned Natasha Reid’s The Embassy for Refugees.  A site-specific piece, it allowed art practice, architecture, design, human rights advocacy and participatory methods to be interwoven in Reid’s deliberate re-construction of the ‘typology’ of the Embassy building. In creating an organic hybrid, Reid questioned and extended the application […]

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  • Celebrating Sanctuary London 2013

    Friday 14th June 2013
    13:00

    Produced by Counterpoints Arts, Celebrating Sanctuary is a landmark event that plays a crucial role in promoting Refugee Week to London and the whole of the UK. Because of the sheer size, variety and vibrancy of the events, the breadth of refugee cultures, communities and art forms that it promotes and its locations, Celebrating Sanctuary London […]

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  • Casablanca Event
    Film, Multi Art-form, Music

    Friday 22nd June 2012
    18:00 at Victoria & Albert Museum

    Counterpoints Arts hosted the Casablanca event at the Victoria and Albert Museum inspired by the screen classic Casablanca and the film’s themes of flight, refuge, identity, Morocco, North Africa, and piano music. The event featured an acoustic music fantasia, with three reincarnations of Sam in Rick’s cafe on three pianos placed around the museum – featuring Jewish […]

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  • ‘Rose’ & ‘Refuge England’ Film Screenings at BFI
    Film

    Thursday 14th June 2012
    18:00

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  • Celebrating Sanctuary London 2011

    Sunday 19th June 2011
    14:00

    Produced by Counterpoints Arts, Celebrating Sanctuary is a landmark event that plays a crucial role in promoting Refugee Week to London and the whole of the UK. Because of the sheer size, variety and vibrancy of the events, the breadth of refugee cultures, communities and art forms that it promotes and its locations, Celebrating Sanctuary London […]

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  • Celebrating Sanctuary London 2010

    Sunday 13th June 2010
    14:00

    Produced by Counterpoints Arts, Celebrating Sanctuary is a landmark event that plays a crucial role in promoting Refugee Week to London and the whole of the UK. Because of the sheer size, variety and vibrancy of the events, the breadth of refugee cultures, communities and art forms that it promotes and its locations, Celebrating Sanctuary London […]

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  • Celebrating Sanctuary London 2009

    Sunday 14th June 2009
    14:00

    Produced by Counterpoints Arts, Celebrating Sanctuary is a landmark event that plays a crucial role in promoting Refugee Week to London and the whole of the UK. Because of the sheer size, variety and vibrancy of the events, the breadth of refugee cultures, communities and art forms that it promotes and its locations, Celebrating Sanctuary London […]

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  • Celebrating Sanctuary London 2008

    Sunday 15th June 2008
    14:00

    Produced by Counterpoints Arts, Celebrating Sanctuary is a landmark event that plays a crucial role in promoting Refugee Week to London and the whole of the UK. Because of the sheer size, variety and vibrancy of the events, the breadth of refugee cultures, communities and art forms that it promotes and its locations, Celebrating Sanctuary London […]

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  • Celebrating Sanctuary London 2007

    Saturday 16th June 2007
    13:00

    Produced by Counterpoints Arts, Celebrating Sanctuary is a landmark event that plays a crucial role in promoting Refugee Week to London and the whole of the UK. Because of the sheer size, variety and vibrancy of the events, the breadth of refugee cultures, communities and art forms that it promotes and its locations, Celebrating Sanctuary London […]

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  • Celebrating Sanctuary London 2006

    Sunday 18th June 2006
    13:00

    Produced by Counterpoints Arts, Celebrating Sanctuary is a landmark event that plays a crucial role in promoting Refugee Week to London and the whole of the UK. Because of the sheer size, variety and vibrancy of the events, the breadth of refugee cultures, communities and art forms that it promotes and its locations, Celebrating Sanctuary London […]

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