21 Jun 2019 / 18:00 to 22:00

Refugee Week: Special Late Opening at the V&A Museum

21 June, 6-10pm, V&A Museum 

A date for the diaries – Refugee Week Friday night treat at the V&A Museum.

Dance for Refuge return for the third year in a row, taking over the Grand Entrance and programming a set of music to help raise awareness of the importance of migrant culture in the arts.

Followed by Don Letts DJ Set – legendary DJ spins upbeat reggae and tunes inspired by the Refugee Week theme of #generations.

Music in the Gamble Room, a programme headlined by London-based rapper and an old friend of Counterpoints Arts – Awate! Details of this programme will be published as a separate event.

Royal College of Music’s cellist Jobine Siekman performs a concert, with piano accompanist, at The Globe, from 18:30 to 19:30. Included in the performance is the work by the Hungarian-Austrian composer of refugee background, Ligeti.

Cohere, by Geoff Brokate, Gallery 47C, level 0

Cohere is a visual and poetic response to the meaning of place, and how our homeland and its culture impact our sense of self. hear spoken word poetry by refugee writers and explore your own sense of belonging through poetic visual imagery and language.

Kwibuka 25- Rwandan poetry and stories, by Laila Sumpton and Jo Ingabire, The Globe, 20:00 to 21:30

Kwibuka means remember in Kinyarwanda. Join Rwandan poets and storytellers from the Ishami Foundation as we remember the genocide 25 years ago, look back at the time before and look forward to the future. Add our pop up writing mosaic before and after as we explore the V&A’s collection and think about how conflict changes lives and identities.

Our newest Refugee Week partners at the International Rescue Committee will be at the Sackler Centre reception throughout the evening with ‘Rescuing Futures’, sharing the objects and materials designed by young people building their entrepreneurship and business skills through the Rescuing Futures projects. All of the young people have fled conflict and crisis and are now working to kick-start their careers.

Capernaum, with UNHCR, Hochhauser Auditorium, Sackler Centre, Level 1, 16:00 to 19:00

Watch this critically acclaimed drama of hardened, streetwise 12-year old Lebanese boy who sues his parents in protest of the life they have given him. Book here

Belly Full: Feeding the Nation’s Narratives, Art and Digital Art Studio, The Sackler Centre, Level 0, 19:00 to 21:30

With young contemporary artists explore lost histories, undocumented stories and personal lives integral to the fabric of this nation. In collaboration with Laundry Arts. To book check the Museum’s website, tickets £12, £10 concessions.

21 Jun 2019
18:00 to 22:00


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