Events

9 - 27 Jun 2021 / Museum opening times
Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road London SW7 2RL

Refugee Week 2021 at the V&A: We cannot walk alone

Image: As Far As Isolation Goes, by Tania El-Khoury and Basel Zaraa. Credit: Marcia Chandra.

 

We’ll shortly be announcing the final exciting elements of our collaboration with the V&A.

Join us for a week long programme of online activities and in-person projects

The programme includes:

 

Misan Harriman: We Cannot Walk Alone

at V&A’s Dome, Main Entrance

A new portrait series by acclaimed photographer Misan Harriman captures eight artistic and cultural figures sharing the message ‘We Cannot Walk Alone’ for Refugee Week 2021. The figures, who range from children’s author Michael Rosen to aspiring pilot and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Maya Ghazal, are people who have chosen to ‘walk alongside others’ in a range of creative ways, showing that all of us have a role to play in creating a world where everyone is welcomed, included and valued.

Figures include:

Michael Rosen, Children’s Author and Poet

Yasmin Khan, Author, Broadcaster and Cook

Ikram Abdi Omar, Model

Maya Ghazal, Pilot, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador and Syrian refugee

Bishop Jonathan Clark, Bishop of Croydon

Hossam Fazulla, Filmmaker and Producer

Ayanna Witter-Johnson, Cellist and Singer

Maria Igwebuike, Sustainable Lingerie Designer

 

Online Workshop: Shemza Islamic Digital Painting. Supported by Art Jameel.

Online, 12th June, 10:30 to 12:30

Create your own digital paintings inspired by the work of artist Anwar Jalal Shemza and objects from the V&A collection. Led by renowned multimedia artist Aphra Shemza, develop your digital art skills while learning about the place of migrant voices within British Art History.

Book your place here.

This workshop is centred around the shemza.digital project, a collaboration with computer artist Stuart Batchelor and the Estate of Anwar Jalal Shemza. Shemza.digital is based on the work of Aphra’s grandfather, British/Pakistani painter Anwar Jalal Shemza.

No previous experience needed. This event will take place through Zoom. For this workshop you will be use a free online digital painting tool that requires access to a desktop computer, laptop or tablet. This workshop is for adults 18+

 

Online Workshops: This Home In My Hand with Samak Bilab Bi Delo. Supported by Art Jameel.

Online, 14th June, 18:30 to 20:30

Wherever you call home, this two part workshop invites you to explore the intersection of local industry, heritage craft, and material composition. How might these connections inspire regeneration and foster community? Hear about the work of Samak Bilab Bi Delo in Palestine and Jordan, and take inspiration from the V&A collection to think about how objects from the past might inform contemporary design and change society. Participants will be invited to develop and share design ideas connected to their region.

Hosted by the founders of Samak Bilab Bi Delo, a multi-national artist collective that combines art education, heritage Palestinian craft and textile production, and Jordanian artisanal dyeing.

Part 1: The Museum in My Home – Redefining material; find a new perspective of personal possessions through an exploration of objects from the V&A collection

Part 2: Hands on! How objects can inform contemporary design and change society

Book your place.

This event will take place through Zoom. For this workshop you will need access to a desktop computer, laptop or tablet.
This workshop is for adults 18+

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Online Talk: LGBTQ/Refugee Week

Online, 16th June, 13:00 to 14:00

Join the V&A’s award-winning LGBTQ+ guides for this special online tour created especially for Refugee Week. Celebrating the 2021 theme ‘We Cannot Walk Alone’, this talk will share the remarkable stories of LGBTQ+ refugees who were trailblazers in their field of art or performance and paved the way for others.

Book your place here.

This talk will take place over Zoom: you will require access to a desktop computer, laptop or tablet. For adults 18+

 

Online Workshop: Shemza Digital Islamic Painting (13-15 Years). Supported by Art Jameel.

Online, 22 June, 17:00 to 18:00

Create your own digital paintings inspired by the work of artist Anwar Jalal Shemza and objects from the V&A collection. Led by renowned multimedia artist Aphra Shemza, develop your digital art skills while learning about the place of migrant voices within British Art History. Please note this online workshop is for young people aged 13-15.

Book your place.

Parent/Guardian consent form.

This workshop is centred around the shemza.digital project, a collaboration with computer artist Stuart Batchelor and the Estate of Anwar Jalal Shemza. Shemza.digital is based on the work of Aphra’s grandfather, British/Pakistani painter Anwar Jalal Shemza.

No previous experience needed. Please get a parent or guardian to complete the consent form and email it to us ahead of the event.
This event will take place through Zoom. For this workshop you will be use a free online digital painting tool that requires access to a desktop computer, laptop or tablet.

 

 

Booking

9 - 27 Jun 2021
Museum opening times

Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road London SW7 2RL

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