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April 6, 2016

Global Justice Now proclaim #RefugeesWelcome on the Cliffs of Dover

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Working with guerrilla projectionists Feral X, Global Justice Now projected 5m high letters proclaiming #RefugeesWelcome on the iconic Cliffs of Dover – the first visual point of contact many refugees arriving in the UK will meet. Given the theme of #Refugeeweek, it seemed like a great idea to replicate across the country!

April 4, 2016

Beyond Borders – April 2016

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Counterpoints Arts in collaboration with Young Vic Taking Part held a conference to share and discuss the role of arts in responding to the refugee crisis. An inspiring evening […]

March 16, 2016

Postcards4Syria

Grayson Perry and Ken Loach join artists, refugees and schoolchildren in creating postcards to aid the refugee crisis

March 9, 2016

Swedish Minister visits Counterpoints Arts

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On 8th March we were delighted to host a visit by Alice Bah Kuhnke, the Swedish government minister for Culture and Democracy. The Minister explained something of the situation […]

March 7, 2016

Migration Lab comes to the Design Museum

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March 2, 2016

Bodging in the Migration Lab

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As part of the Migration Lab at the Design Museum, Scottish-Indian artist, Jasleen Kaur, took us through a bodging workshop exploring the meanings behind the repurposing of objects and […]

February 9, 2016

Unexpected: Continuing Narratives on Identity and Migration

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Wednesday 17th February will see the Unexpected exhibition open at the Ben Uri Gallery in collaboration with Counterpoints Arts, featuring work by emigre artists such as Frank Auerbach, Eva Frankfurther and Chaïm Soutine as well as invited contemporary artists Tam Joseph and Eugene Palmer, sculptor JoyceKalema, textile artist Salah ud Din, and film-maker Edwin Mingar

February 9, 2016

Refugee Week Conference 2016

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This now sold out conference will bring together people to speak, network and take part in workshops at the Amnesty International UK Human Rights Action Centre

February 9, 2016

Adopting Britain – 70 Years of Migration

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A look back at the much loved and interactive exhibition about immigration as part of Changing Britain Festival at the Southbank Centre

January 8, 2016

Platforma Festival 2015, Leicester

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We were delighted to welcome a team from BBC Arts to our Platforma Festival in Leicester in November. Overall we helped them make four films, including one about the […]

January 8, 2016

dis/placed

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In June 2015, we organised a week-long programme of events in response to global demographic shifts and unprecedented levels of human displacement. The programme featured over 40 artists working […]

September 22, 2015

‘Life Seekers’ by Jillian Edelstein

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This group of refugees arrived on Lesvos by dinghy. The group are gathering up their belongings, amazed that they’ve arrived and finally are at the ‘gateway’ to Europe. There is […]

June 12, 2015

‘Nowhere is Home’ by Manaf Halbouni, 2015

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A car loaded with personal possessions is turned into a living space – an impossible home for a “modern nomad unable to belong and grow roots”. This personal yet […]

March 20, 2015

Adopting Britain

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Adopting Britain: 70 Years of Migration – presented by the Southbank Centre in partnership with Counterpoints Arts (17 April – 6 September 2015) Adopting Britain: 70 Years of Migration […]

February 27, 2015

Moving Lives – a pioneering iPortrait

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Counterpoints Arts launched Moving Lives this week in Dublin. Moving Lives is an online case study of the independent law centre, the Immigrant Council of Ireland – located in Dublin and working […]

February 27, 2015

The ‘Everyday on Canalside’ project website goes live

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We launched our Everyday on Canalside project website last weekend giving you a sense of what we’ve been producing on Canalside over the past year, together with the different […]

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