3 Dec 2015

Bards Without Borders at Hackney Showroom

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

6 Nov 2015

Nine Lives

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

6 Nov 2015


  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 […]

5 - 6 Nov 2015

Platforma Conference 2015


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

5 Nov 2015

The Edge

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

5 Nov 2015

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


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 […]

4 Nov 2015

Internal Terrains

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

30 Oct 2015

Performing Migratory Identity


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.

20 Oct 2015

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


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

10 Jul 2015

Bridging The Gap


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

21 Jun 2015

Refugee Artists in Europe Today – talk and discussion at King’s Place

Multi-Art Form

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

20 Jun 2015

Family event at V&A Childhood Museum

Multi-Art Form

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

20 Jun 2015

Josephine Oniyama & The Heritage Survival Band at Southbank Centre


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

19 Jun 2015

Celebrating Sanctuary at Richmix


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.

18 Jun 2015

Stella Chiweshe


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

16 - 21 Jun 2015


Multi-Art Form, Visual Arts

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

16 - 25 Jun 2015

Commission: Nowhere is Home by Manaf Halbouni

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 […]

16 Jun 2015

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

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 […]

10 Jun 2015

The Salt of the Earth + special guests at BFI


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

2 May 2015

Celebrating 70 Years of Migration

Multi-Art Form, Visual Arts

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

2 May 2015

Imagining Britain – Southbank Centre


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?

21 Apr 2015

Whose Story Is It Anyway?

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.

17 Apr - 6 Sep 2015

Adopting Britain

Multi-Art Form, Visual Arts

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

25 Feb 2015

Launch of Moving Lives


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

20 Feb 2015

Launch of Everyday On Canalside

Multi-Art Form

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.

20 Feb 2015

Learning Lab – Welcome to Dreamland by Zlata Camdzic


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.

13 Feb 2015

Connecting Museums …


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

10 Feb 2015

Refugee Week Annual Conference


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

26 Jan 2015

Launch of Counterpoints Art’s 2015 programme

Multi-Art Form

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 […]