Monthly Archives: October 2013

RE-PRESENTING REFUGEES: discussion, performance, exhibition

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90 Degree Citizen exhibition project:
Special Event on Weds 30th October, 6pm – 9pm, at Manchester Museum

>> RE-PRESENTING REFUGEES panel discussion <<
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PASSENGER 12 multimedia performance <<
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COMMITTED TO REPRESENT exhibition premiere – open to view from 5pm <<

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A range of key speakers and artists explore critical issues around art, displacement and refugees.  As a dynamic movement, alternative practices and perspectives, cultural resistance or affirmation, political and historical contexts.  Open to the public on the eve of the Platforma national conference on arts and refugees.  A Virtual Migrants event www.virtualmigrants.net .

Discussion begins 7.20pm – panel includes:

Flora Alexander – Iranian visual artist based in Glasgow
Yusra Warsama – poet, playwright and actor from Somalia
Tom Green – director of Platforma national network of arts and refugees
Humberto Velez – international visual, media and performance artist
Isobel Bowler –…

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Power Propaganda Perceptions

Today. Pow.

A showcase of Power>>Propaganda>>Perceptions>> from the participants on the third Shake! course that took place at the Bernie Grants Arts Centre in August 2013.

Featuring freshly created poetic, filmic & musical responses to injustice from:

Poets: Christianah Babjide, Onysha Collins, Zena Edwards, Lucas Kelly, Jordan King-Burrowes, Sai Murray, Charlene Obi, Annie Rockson, Lateef Shofoluwe

Music: Marcina Arnold & Ed Lewis

Film: by Enayet Mannan, Khadiza Shahid, Richard York, Minaz Waris, Hannan Majid, Derek Richard, Minaz Waris, Umaru Saidu

“Reach” premiere of short film supported by HI8US SOUTH and The Rainbow Collective created during the Shake! course. See here for trailer

Featuring panel discussion & Q+A with film creators/Shake! participants.

Check the Shake! blog for more info.

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90 degree citizen exhibition

Virtual Migrants exhibition & opening event tomorrow 10th October 6pm

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Re-Presenting Refugees event 30th October!

90 Degree Citizen
an exhibition by Virtual Migrants + performance / discussion events

on show at the Manchester Museum 10th October – 17th November 2013
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migrant art – alternative connections – cultural boundaries
A rare exhibition of work by a new wave of visual artists whose experiences include life as refugees in the UK, and engaging with objects from The Manchester Museum

Special event:  Re-Presenting Refugees panel discussion with ‘Passenger 12’ multimedia performance  + special guests incl. international artist Humberto Velez, Denise McDowell the director of Greater Manchester Immigration Aid, and Iranian artist Flora Alexander
Wednesday 30th October, 6.00 – 9.00pm
plus: at 5.00pm a talk + preview of the “Committed To Represent” pop-up exhibition
FREE: please register at www.re-presentingrefugees.eventbrite.co.uk

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Full details of the event

Exhibition full details here!

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UK Book Launch of ‘Irki’: National Poetry Day celebration with Kadija Sesay and Friends

Very honoured to be included as one of poet, literary activist and all-round supa-woman of action Kadija Sesay’s “& Friends” at this event today. Celebrating National Poetry Day & also her significant (35?, 40?) earthday.

UK Book Launch of ‘Irki’: Celebrate National Poetry Day with Kadija Sesay and Friends @ The Barbican Library – With Dorothea Smartt, Malika Booker, Patricia Foster & Sai Murray.

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