22 Nov 2017

Seeking Shelter Late at the Jewish Museum


Hosted at the Jewish Museum, we are delighted to be collaborating with the Museum on this Late event. Presented as part of the Migration Festival programme for the Museum’s Sukkot: […]

19 - 31 Oct 2017

Platforma Festival 2017

Learning, Multi-Art Form

The 4th national Platforma Festival for the arts by, about and with refugees and migrants will take place in Newcastle and across the North East between 19-31 October 2017.

19 - 20 Jul 2017

Learning Lab on Migrant Mothers and Daughters – Participation Arts and Social Action in Research


This two-day Learning Lab focuses on Migrant Mothers and Daughters – Participation Arts and Social Action in Research at a pivotal stage of its development. We will critically re-examine film footage […]

18 Jul 2017

What does it mean to have a rights-focused approach to arts participation?

Visual Arts

Join us for a morning of talks and discussion where we’ll explore diverse rights-focused approaches to arts participation. Guest speakers will present a range of perspectives and methods, providing insights into how these have applied to specific audience groups they’ve worked with. Speakers will then host a series of open roundtable discussions encouraging an open dialogue and exchange of ideas.

13 Jul 2017

Learning Lab: Unlearning the Role of the Artist: Part 2


Our next Learning Lab, Unlearning the Role of the Artist: Part 2, is framed by the interdisciplinary methodologies and comparative arts practice of London-based artist, Eva Sajovic. The Learning Lab will take place at MediaNox Gallery, Maribor (Slovenia) on 13th July 2017.

8 Jul 2017

Shahre Farang, Refugees Welcome and Shed Your Fears

Multi-Art Form, Visual Arts

Iranian photographer Farhad Berahman presents memories of Iranian asylum seekers living in exile as part of Bournemouth University's Festival of Learning, July 8th 2017.

25 Jun 2017

Different Pasts, Shared Future: a Refugee Week special event

Multi-Art Form, Music, Visual Arts

As part of Refugee Week 2017, we are collaborating with the British Museum to bring a special event and celebrate this year’s theme – Shared Future. Join us for […]

24 Jun 2017

Refugee Week at Southbank Centre

Multi-Art Form, Music, Visual Arts

Join us and our partners at Southbank Centre for a day of all kinds of creative, fun and engaging activities in response to this year's Refugee Week's theme 'Our Shared Future'.

24 Jun 2017

Refugees Welcome

Visual Arts

Visit Alketa Xhafa-Mripa for a conversation, and a cup of tea, inside her Refugees Welcome mobile installation comprising a Luton tail lift van: a potent symbol of the border crossings braved by refugees.

24 - 25 Jun 2017

Dear Home Office 2: Still Pending

Watch a play performed by ten young refugee men, telling versions of their own stories. Following the sell-out success and Amnesty Freedom of Expression Award nomination for Dear Home […]

24 Jun 2017

Refugee Week Big Sing


As part of Refugee Week 2017 celebrations, join us in and experience the power of song in bringing communities closer together. Learn songs inspired by a Hayward Gallery project […]

23 Jun 2017

Rafiki Jazz – Celebrating Refugee Week 2017


Long term collaborators Rafiki Jazz launch their new album at Rich Mix. The event includes live music and a panel, linked to Refugee Week and the theme of 'Our Shared Future'.

21 - 25 Jun 2017

Gift Giving: printmaking sessions with young refugees

Visual Arts

Artists Afshin Dehkordi and Saeed Taji Farouky are collaborating with a group of young refugee and asylum-seeking people to give voice to social meaning and its loss through basic printmaking techniques.

20 - 21 Jun 2017

Borderline: A Comedy about a Tragedy

Performance & Dance

As part of Refugee Week at Southbank Centre, witness a satire on Calais Jungle devised by an ensemble of European and refugee performers, across the two dates.

19 Jun - 2 Jul 2017

Charwei Tsai: Hear Her Singing

Visual Arts

Hear Her Singing is a project by artist Charwei Tsai which takes the universal nature of song to create a platform for women refugees in the UK.

18 Jun 2017

Our Shared Future – Refugee Week


For the third year running Refugee Week 2017 is launched in London in partnership with Southbank Centre. The music programme is part of Southbank Centre's Meltdown Festival 2017, curated by M.I.A.

17 Jun 2017

Alketa Xhafa Mripa’s ‘Refugees Welcome’ mobile installation at University of York

Community & Participation, Visual Arts

Artist Alketa Xhafa Mripa will be presenting her dynamic installation Refugees Welcome at York University's York Festival of Ideas, Saturday 17th June 2017.

17 Jun 2017

Learning Lab: The Politics of Hospitality and the Refuge City


A Learning Lab on The Politics of Hospitality and the Refuge City, inspired by artist's Alketa Xhafa Mripa's dynamic installation 'Refugees Welcome' at York University's York Festival of Ideas, Saturday 17th June 2017.

15 - 23 Jun 2017

Refugee Week 2017 Special Film Programme at the BFI Southbank

Film and Photography

To celebrate Refugee Week 2017, Counterpoints Arts have partnered with BFI again this year, to create an exciting film programme of cinematic and virtual reality stories that invite audiences to witness and engage with experiences of displacement.

13 - 18 Jun 2017

Project Refuge/e

Visual Arts

Get an insight into the conditions experienced by many refugees with Refuge/e, a new project that gives a first-hand sense of Syrian refugee lives in the Middle East.

30 - 31 May 2017

Learning Lab: Support Group network-SGN & Re:Act, Valand Academy, Kultur i Väst, Outgrain, and Counterpoints Arts, London


A Learning Lab scheduled for 30/31 May 2017, inspired by the self-organising, cooperative arts and culture work of the Restad Gård ‘’Support Group network-SGN & Re:Act project of Save the Children’ in different refugee camps and municipalities across Sweden and Europe.

28 - 29 Mar 2017

No Boundaries 2017 – a symposium on the role of arts and culture

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.

20 Mar 2017

Learning Lab: Brexit, Migration and Communities – A Call to Creative Action

Multi-Art Form

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.

19 Mar 2017

Peirene Press: breach and The Cut

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.

18 Mar 2017

Searching for Great Aunt Minna

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.

17 Mar 2017

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

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.

17 Mar 2017

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

Film and Photography

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.

14 - 19 Mar 2017

Who Are We?

Learning, Multi-Art Form

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

14 Mar 2017

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


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.

10 Mar 2017

Platforma Festival planning

Multi-Art Form

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.

28 Feb 2017

Dance/Movement, Refugees and Migration

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

17 Feb 2017

Refugee Week 2017 Conference

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