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PORTSMOUTH 2019 18 – 27 OCTOBER FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

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JOURNEYS FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL Journeys Festival International Portsmouth is an annual arts Festival that takes place across the city. The Festival curates, presents and commissions a varied programme of work created by artists who have lived experience of forced migration and that explores the refugee experience through artistic and creative encounters. Now in its fourth year, the 2019 programme includes an inspiring and stimulating mix of live music, visual and digital art exhibitions, interactive installations, discussions and workshops. ArtReach produces and develops Journeys Festival International Portsmouth in collaboration with extraordinary artists, community groups, charities, arts organisations, volunteers and partners. We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who makes the Festival possible.

ROOTS Group The ROOTS Group is a team of dedicated and inspiring individuals who come from around the world, made up of many ages, religions, languages and cultures. They get involved with projects, work with artists, create their own artwork, share their thoughts and guide us in creating each year’s Festival. They challenge and help us better understand the breadth of cultures, people and experiences from within their communities, enabling us to present an inclusive programme.


Visual / Digital Arts

CELEBRATING JOURNEYS

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PIZZA SHOP HEROES

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Music

ONGOING JOURNEYS

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Performance

ANGELS 08 COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS

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RECOVERED HISTORIES

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THE CHANNEL

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ISLAND OF THE HUNGRY GHOSTS

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THE BURNING TIDE

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RECKONING WITH REFUGEEDOM

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JOURNEYS LIVE

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Screenings Workshops

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Free Event Ticketed Event Suitable for Children

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JOURNEYS FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL Thank you to everyone who makes the Festival possible. A very special thank you to our ROOTS Group whose members have guided and inspired us.

PORTSMOUTH FESTIVAL FUNDERS //

PORTSMOUTH FESTIVAL PARTNERS //

CELEBRATING JOURNEYS Friday 18 October 6.00pm – 8.00pm Outside-In Food Court 56 Middle Street PO5 4BP Join us to celebrate the launch of Journeys Festival International Portsmouth 2019! In partnership with Pamodzi Creatives, Journeys Festival International Portsmouth presents an evening of relaxed storytelling with local Portsmouth residents on the theme of ‘Overcoming’. Global food and drink will be available to purchase from street food vendors with live music kicking off the Festival.

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SUN 20 OCTOBER

PERFORMANCE // PIZZA SHOP HEROES By Phosphoros Theatre (International/UK) IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NEW THEATRE ROYAL PORTSMOUTH New Theatre Royal Portsmouth 20-24 Guildhall Walk PO1 2DD

This unique, emerging company stars four refugee young men who made the dangerous journey to the UK on their own as children from Afghanistan, Eritrea and Albania. Having told their ‘stories’ to multiple authority figures they are now reclaiming them. Powerful, funny, celebratory, authentic. An informal post-show chat with the cast will take place in the theatre bar following the performance.

NORTH WEST END (5 STARS) ‘It will change your perception. It will make you understand more. It is a play that should be seen by all.’ Tickets are Pay What You Can at www.newtheatreroyal.com/performances/pizza-shop-heroes/ or call 023 9264 9000

Sunday 20 October 7.30pm – 9.00pm

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TUES 15 – THURS 24 OCTOBER

ONGOING JOURNEYS

Ongoing Journeys is a story about 'family' as experienced by millions of people in today's world.

By Rich Wiles (UK)

Wiles' photography explores the lives of Rami, Ruba and their children as they navigate life in the UK after fleeing Syria. The exhibition is interspersed with family archive photographs rescued from Syria and 'WhatsApp still-lives' showing members of their wider family now displaced in other countries. Ongoing Journeys is a deeply personal, yet also collaborative, project that brings together, at least photographically, an extended but fragmented Syrian family.

FUNDED BY ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND ST HUGH’S FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS, HULL CITY COUNCIL AND G.F.SMITH PHOTOGRAPHIC FREE

Tuesday 15 – Thursday 24 October (Closed Friday, Sunday and Monday) 10.30am – 4.00pm Art Space Portsmouth 27 Brougham Rd PO5 4PA

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VISUAL//DIGITAL ARTS

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WEDS 23 & THURS 24 OCT

LOOK UP: ANGELS by Laurence Payot (France/UK) and Parang Khezri (Iran/UK)

Angels celebrates the courage and optimism of displaced people – from childhood lullabies remembered from another country, to the things that make them happy in their new homes. Participants from across the UK have created a series of visual and audio portraits reminding us all how we can cope with difficult situations and find strength in the things that comfort us. Angels is a series of video portraits projected around the city, talking to us, by surprise, in the most unexpected places. Laurence Payot will be in residence at Aspex Gallery on 23 and 24 October.

COMMISSIONED AND Wednesday 23 October: Starting at Guildhall Square PRODUCED BY ARTREACH FOR JOURNEYS FESTIVAL Thursday 24 October: Starting at Aspex Gallery INTERNATIONAL PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ASPEX GALLERY Wednesday 23 & Thursday 24 October

7.00pm Various Locations FREE

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VISUAL//DIGITAL ARTS

COFFEE SHOP CONVERSATION:

A PORTRAIT OF HOPE THURSDAY 24 OCTOBER 5.00PM – 6.30PM Aspex Gallery The Vulcan Building Gunwharf Quays PO1 3BF Laurence Payot chats about the process of creating her project Angels and the universal nature of hope and courage. The event will be followed by an outdoor screening of the piece nearby. Tickets are FREE and can be booked at www.journeysfestival.com FREE

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16 OCTOBER – 15 NOVEMBER

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COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS POETRY EXHIBITION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH TONGUES & GROOVES IN THE COMMUNITY FUNDED BY THE NATIONAL LOTTERY COMMUNITY FUND

16 October – 15 November Monday & Friday 9.30am – 5.00pm Tuesday – Thursday 9.30am – 6.00pm Saturday 10.00am – 3.30pm Portsmouth Central Library Guildhall Square PO1 2DX Taking inspiration from poems written by members of Portsmouth’s refugee and asylum-seeking community, the exhibition features poetry written during free workshops delivered with members of the public over the summer. The poems explore themes of home, hope and journeys and demonstrate how poetry can open conversations between communities. FREE

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SAT 19 OCT & SAT 26 OCT

WORKSHOPS //

COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS: FAMILY POETRY WORKSHOP WITH MAGGIE HARRIS

COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS: POETRY WORKSHOP WITH NAOMI FOYLE

Saturday 19 October 10.30am – 12.30pm Portsmouth Museum Museum Road PO1 2LJ

Saturday 26 October 10.15am – 12.15pm Portsmouth Central Library Guildhall Square PO1 2DX

Join poet Maggie Harris at Portsmouth Museum for a fun family poetry workshop exploring journeys and views of Portsmouth through the Museum’s exhibition Portsmouth Revisited. Children will have the opportunity to achieve their Arts Award Discover and a short reading by Maggie Harris will take place in the gallery after the workshop.

Naomi Foyle joins Tongues & Grooves in the Community and Journeys Festival International Portsmouth for a free poetry workshop, responding to the recent Community Conversations project. The workshop is suitable for all levels of experience, whether you’re an award-winning writer or a complete beginner.

Tickets are FREE and can be booked at www.journeysfestival.com There must be one adult in attendance for every three children taking part; please only book the number of spaces required for children.

A short public reading by Naomi Foyle will take place following the workshop at 12.15pm. Naomi’s poetry is influenced by travel, politics and football. Tickets are FREE and can be booked at www.journeysfestival.com

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FRI 18 – SUN 27 OCTOBER

RECOVERED HISTORIES

COFFEE SHOP CONVERSATION:

by George Sfougaras (Greece/UK)

SYMBOLISM AND SELF

Join the Very Reverend Dr Anthony Cane, Dean of Portsmouth, for a discussion with artist George Sfougaras, exploring his new exhibition Recovered Histories. Using repeated patterns and motifs, Sfougaras uses symbolism to examine migration, personal identity and histories.

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Friday 18 – Sunday 27 October 9.00am – 5.30pm Portsmouth Cathedral High Street PO1 2HA

MONDAY 21 OCTOBER 4.00PM – 5.30PM

Tickets are FREE and can be booked at www.journeysfestival.com

VISUAL//DIGITAL ARTS

An exhibition of new work created by artist and printmaker George Sfougaras, in collaboration with members of the refugee and asylum-seeking community, including the Bishop of Loughborough, Bishop Guli, who is herself an Iranian refugee. Multi-layered images, inspired by both historical and contemporary sources, share personal histories and culture. ARTREACH AND LEICESTER PRINT WORKSHOP COMMISSION FOR JOURNEYS FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL, IN COLLABORATION WITH THE LEICESTER ROOTS GROUP FUNDED BY ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND SUPPORTED BY LEICESTER PRINT WORKSHOP

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SAT 19 – SAT 26 OCTOBER

VISUAL//DIGITAL ARTS THE CHANNEL

by Isobel Tarr (UK) The Channel is an installation that enables you to communicate across borders. From Portsmouth, we will connect with people indefinitely detained in UK immigration removal centres via the sculpture, which resembles an old-fashioned phone box. You are invited to listen to messages sent by real people who are in detention centres throughout the week and respond to the individuals with your own questions and thoughts. The phone booth enables an exchange of messages between Portsmouth and UK detention centres, which will later form a sound artwork. LAUNCH CELEBRATION: Saturday 19 October, 12.00pm – 3.00pm Celebrate the launch of The Channel with food and discussion and exchange messages with detainees. INTERACTIVE SESSION: Wednesday 23 October, 11.00am – 5.00pm Your chance to speak to the artist and contribute to the conversation and exchange messages with detainees. CLOSING CELEBRATION: Saturday 26 October, 12.00pm – 5.00pm Join us at Journeys Live at Guildhall Square, to listen to the message exchange and celebrate our desire to connect across borders: your last chance to leave a message.

Saturday 19 – Wednesday 23 October 11.00am – 5.00pm University of Portsmouth Eldon Building PO1 2DJ FREE

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FUNDED BY ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND

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FRIDAY 25 OCTOBER

SCREENINGS // ISLAND OF THE HUNGRY GHOSTS (12A) Friday 25 October 7.00pm – 9.00pm No.6 Cinema Boathouse 6 Portsmouth Historic Dockyard PO1 3LJ

Located off the coast of Indonesia, the Australian territory of Christmas Island is inhabited by migratory crabs travelling in their millions from the jungle towards the ocean, in a movement that has been provoked by the full moon for hundreds of thousands of years. Poh Lin Lee is a “trauma therapist” who lives with her family in this seemingly idyllic paradise. Every day, she talks with the asylum seekers held indefinitely in a high-security detention centre hidden in the island’s core, attempting to support them in a situation that is as unbearable as its outcome is uncertain. Island Of The Hungry Ghosts is a hybrid documentary that moves between the natural migration and the chaotic and tragic migration of the humans, which is in constant metamorphosis by the unseen decision-making structures. Tickets are £5 and can be booked at www.no6cinema.co.uk/films/island-of-the-hungry-ghosts

PERFORMANCE // THE BURNING TIDE: CLIMATE CHANGE AND FORCED GLOBAL MIGRATION AN EVENT FOR ONE WORLD WEEK, HOSTED BY STAND UP TO RACISM AND GLOBAL JUSTICE PORTSMOUTH

Tuesday 22nd October 7.15pm – 9.15pm The Cathedral Discovery Centre Bishop Crispian Way Portsmouth PO1 3QA Millions of people are already having to leave their homes because of floods, droughts, fires and rising seas. The number is bound to rise. What are their experiences? What is our response? Join us for a talk by Claire Chandler of Stand Up to Racism, alongside an evening of personal stories, poetry, music, displays and stalls from local organisations.

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Refreshments will be provided as part of the event. Entry is free but a collection will take place with proceeds going towards Care for Calais. Tickets are FREE and can be booked at www.journeysfestival.com

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THURS 24 – SUN 27 OCTOBER

VISUAL//DIGITAL ARTS

RECKONING WITH REFUGEEDOM

by Mei Yuk Wong (Hong Kong)

Thursday 24 – Sunday 27 October 12.00pm – 4.30pm Round Tower Broad Street PO1 2JE AN ARTREACH COMMISSION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER AND FUNDED BY THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL A new artwork created by Mei Yuk Wong that shares the hidden voice of refugees in history and offers us the chance to consider their stories in relation to experiences today. The work responds to archive material from around the world that has been discovered by Reckoning with Refugeedom, a research project led by University of Manchester, Department of History.

COFFEE SHOP CONVERSATION:

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VOICES THROUGH TIME SUNDAY 27 OCTOBER 4.30PM – 6.00PM THE CANTEEN POINT BATTERY & BARRACKS BROAD STREET PO1 2FS Join artist Mei Yuk Wong for a discussion about her piece responding to the Reckoning with Refugeedom research project. The Round Tower will be open ahead of the event for participants to view the piece. Tickets are FREE and can be booked at www.journeysfestival.com

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SATURDAY 26 OCTOBER

JOURNEYS LIVE Saturday 26 October, 12.00pm – 5.00pm Guildhall Square Portsmouth PO1 2AB Journeys Live is a day of free, live entertainment celebrating talented artists from around the world. Featuring a truly global line-up of live music, performance, dance and food from across continents, there’s plenty to get involved in. From crafty workshops for all the family, to stalls to find out how you can help support refugees and asylum seekers. You can even take part in a Bollywood dance session!

THE CHANNEL

MAHROO DIBA

BOLLYWOOD VIBES

Join us for the end celebration of The Channel for an opportunity to listen to the messages recorded throughout the week and to meet the artist behind the project.

Mahroo Diba plays classical guitar, harmonica, setaar (a classical Persian instrument) and sings. Mahroo writes her own music as well as performing traditional Persian songs and is part of local group Global Sounds Portsmouth.

Bollywood Vibes is a professional all-female dance company, consisting of dancers from diverse backgrounds specialising in Classical Indian, Bhangra, Kathak and Bollywood. They also have dancers trained in western dance styles such as Street, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Ballet, which they have used to create a unique and exciting fusion of Bollywood dance.

12.00pm Mahroo Diba 12.45pm Bollywood Vibes – Workshop 1.30pm World Harmony Orchestra 2.30pm Bollywood Vibes – Flash Mob 3.15pm Hamsa Mounif 4.00pm Afro Cluster

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Come and join them for the workshop to prepare a special flash mob for Journeys Live. All welcome – bring your dancing shoes!

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MUSIC // PERFORMANCE

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WORLD HARMONY ORCHESTRA The World Harmony Orchestra is an ensemble of professional musicians from all over the world, performing for peace and raising awareness for humanitarian causes. Organisations they have collaborated with include Amnesty International, Grande-Synthe Refugee Camp and Islington Centre for Refugees and Migrants, among many others. Their programme, arranged by director Romain Malan, features traditional music from countries currently affected by war and the refugee crisis.

HAMSA MOUNIF

AFRO CLUSTER

The magnificent Hamsa Mounif has a truly captivating classical Arabic voice. Her dedication to music has led to her participation in projects ranging from ‘The Voice’ Arabia to the National Orchestra of Syria, global tours with The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians and collaborations with Damon Albarn, Faia Younan and Paul Weller.

Cardiff-based Afro Cluster are renowned for their unique and exciting blend of Afro funk and Hip-Hop. Utilizing cuts, a full horn section and rhythm section as well the MC stylings of Skunkadelic, they’re frequently described as having a colossal sound and an explosive live show.

Due to difficult circumstances in her home country, Hamsa is now residing in the UK where she has continued to perform at WOMAD, Cambridge Folk Festival, the British Museum and Royal Festival Hall. Hamsa’s true warmth shines through her music, her charisma and soaring voice touching audiences wherever she goes.

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After 2016’s critically acclaimed EP ‘We Don Land’, the band is currently writing their debut album for release in the near future. Keep your eyes and ears peeled!

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EVENT LISTINGS

EXHIBITIONS TITLE

ARTIST

LOCATION

DATES

Ongoing Journeys

Rich Wiles

Art Space

15 – 24 October

Community Conversations Exhibition

Various

Central Library

15 Oct – 15 November

Recovered Histories

George Sfougaras

Portsmouth Cathedral

18 – 27 October

The Channel

Isobel Tarr

University of Portsmouth Eldon building

19 – 23 October

Reckoning with Refugeedom

Mei Yuk Wong

Round Tower

24 – 27 October

TITLE

ARTIST

LOCATION

DATES

Festival Launch

Various

Outside-In Food Court

18 October

Community Conversations: Workshop

Maggie Harris

Portsmouth Museum

19 October

The Channel Launch

Isobel Tarr

University of Portsmouth, Eldon Building

19 October

Pizza Shop Heroes

Phosphoros Theatre

New Theatre Royal Portsmouth

20 October

Symbolism and Self: Coffee Shop Conversation

George Sfougaras

Portsmouth Cathedral

21 October

The Burning Tide

Various

Cathedral Discovery Centre

22 October

Angels

Laurence Payot & Parang Khezri

Various

23 – 24 October

A Portrait of Hope: Coffee Shop Conversation

Laurence Payot

Aspex Gallery

24 October

Island of the Hungry Ghosts

Various

No 6 Cinema

25 October

Community Conversations: Workshop

Naomi Foyle

Central Library

26 October

Journeys Live

Various

Guildhall Square

26 – 27 October

Voices Through Time: Coffee Shop Conversation

Mei Yuk Wong

The Canteen

27 October

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Journeys Festival International Portsmouth 2019  

18 - 27 October A programme of events that celebrate the artistic talents of refugee and asylum seeker artists, and explores work that shar...

Journeys Festival International Portsmouth 2019  

18 - 27 October A programme of events that celebrate the artistic talents of refugee and asylum seeker artists, and explores work that shar...

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