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LEICESTER 2018 17 - 26 AUGUST FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

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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.

LEICESTER PARTNERS

FUNDERS

ARTREACH TEAM DAVID HILL MADDIE SMART ALEXANDROS PLASATIS LAURA ROSSI OLI PAGE SIMON BROWN

DIRECTOR PRODUCER ASSISTANT PRODUCER ASSISTANT PRODUCER ASSISTANT PRODUCER EVENT MANAGER

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JOURNEYS FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL Journeys Festival International is an annual festival that showcases the work of artists from the Refugee and Asylum Seeker community and shares the stories of those who have experienced the asylum process through art events, performances, film screenings and workshops. Now in its sixth year, Journeys Festival International has grown into a 10-day festival working with over 100 artists in events that take place across the city. ArtReach develops the festival in collaboration with extraordinary partners, from frontline charities to internationally renowned venues and artists. We would like to say a very special thank you for our wonderful ROOTS Group. The ROOTS Group is a group of 15 dedicated and inspiring individuals who come from around the world, made up of many ages, religions, languages and cultures. They have shared their thoughts, guided us in creating the festival and helped us better understand the breadth of cultures, people and experiences from within their communities. The ROOTS Group has worked together to write this poem sharing their experience of being asylum seekers and refugees:

We left our homes knowing there is no place like home, we are people who felt Death’s breath upon the back of our necks as we fled our countries looking for safety, freedom, and a sweet future for our children. There was war, persecutions, natural disaster. Some of us were trafficked here – modern slavery they call it. And some of us have no passport, we are the citizens of no country, the stateless ones. We left our homes knowing there is no place like home, and arrived here in the hope of making this place home. We saw the new people smiling at us, but we also heard the voices of others reminding us over and over again: “You don’t belong here, refugee.” There are provocations, abuse, bullying; we are those that some of you told to go back to our country. What country? Death is waiting there. We escaped to find a peaceful piece of land yet we feel constantly scared, in danger, and there is that big big moving shadow hanging over us, the Home Office. We don’t choose our accommodation, we are forced into places that you would walk away from before the night comes. They moved us from Birmingham to London to Sheffield to Leicester without asking us, and without explanations we were taken into detention centres: we saw the England that is not England – we hope you never see that England, friends. We left our homes knowing there is no place like home and found ourselves walking the new streets, watching from outside, people celebrating in restaurants, enjoying our cuisine, yet we feast on charity meals that taste of metal, cans of baked beans. Sometimes we dream ancient dreams, times of no countries or nationalities, no borders. We left our homes knowing there is no place like home, and what was impossible to leave behind, we brought with us: our music, our languages, our cuisine, our talents, the way we like to dance and celebrate. This festival is a little break from our problems, it is about the beauty we brought with us, it is about us, the refugees. Excerpts from a ROOTS Group conversation, Journeys Festival International Leicester, 22 May 2018 03


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Visual / Digital Arts

LOOK UP

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SHADOW OF DESIRE

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Music Family Events

THE INVISIBLES' JOURNEY

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FUTURE ALEPPO

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RECKONING WITH REFUGEEDOM

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Workshops

JFI FILM PROGRAMME

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Music

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WHEEZE: WINDS OF CHANGE

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Free Event Ticketed Event Indoor Event Performance

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ONE TABLE & FIVE CHAIRS, OR ACTUALLY SIX 19

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MEET YOUR NEIGHBOUR

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NEW ROUTES

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20 JUNE - 28 AUGUST

LEICESTER CATHEDRAL, ARTREACH, UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER AND DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY PRESENT

SUSPENDED: IN SEARCH OF LIGHT by Arabella Dorman

VISUAL ARTS //

Composed of hundreds of items of clothing discarded by refugees upon their arrival on the island of Lesbos, Suspended is a stilled explosion over the Cathedral nave. The work highlights the plight of refugees who are now stranded in cities and detention centres across Europe – men, women and children hung between loss and hope, suspended between a past to which they cannot return, and a future to which they cannot move forward.

Open from 20 June - 28 August as part of Leicester Cathedral’s ‘Conversations’ season Cathedral opening times: Sundays 12.30pm-2.30pm All other dates 9am-12.45pm and 1.30pm-4.30pm FREE

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19 AUGUST - 26 AUGUST

VISUAL ARTS //

SUSPENDED EVENTS PROGRAMME The Suspended events programme includes family art sessions, performances, a film screening, theatre arts and creative writing workshops, refugee-led coffee shop conversations, talks and seminars. Full details can be found at www.leicestercathedral.org.

SUNDAY 19 AUGUST: CREATIVE WORKSHOP//12.30-2.30PM With look up artist, Farhad Berahman. WEDNESDAY 22 AUGUST: THIS IS WHO I AM//7.00PM-8.30PM First-hand accounts of LGBT+ people seeking asylum in the UK about their experiences in their own country and on arrival in the UK, addressing the particular challenges they face. Read by members of the Actors For Human Rights Network. Doors open at 6.30pm.

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FRIDAY 24 AUGUST: AN EVENING OF MUSIC WITH HAYMANOT TESFA AND MUDIBU//6.30PM-8.30PM Amharic Singer, Haymanot Tesfa and Mudibu, a self taught Burundian guitarist team up to bring you two gigs in one night. Search EVENT BRITE for ‘Haymanot Tasfa & Mudibu’. SATURDAY 25 AUGUST: HUMAN FLOW BY AI WEI WEI // 7PM SUNDAY 26 AUGUST: A SPECIAL SERVICE // 6.30PM-7.30PM St Nicholas' Church

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17 AUGUST - 26 AUGUST

VISUAL ARTS //

AN ARTREACH AND LEICESTER PRINT WORKSHOP COMMISSION FOR JOURNEYS FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL

LOOK UP PRESENTS: STAMP TO ELSEWHERE

by Farhad Berahman 17 August - 26 August LOOK UP is a large scale outdoor visual arts exhibition by artist and photographer Farhad Berahman. For LOOK UP Farhad has created a collection of large-scale postage stamps for a fictional country that symbolises a home for migrants. The stamps will be exhibited in window spaces throughout Leicester City Centre. The work explores the theme of displacement and the resettlement of communities. The images used in the stamp designs will represent countries that have the highest number of refugees in the UK including Iran, Syria, Afghanistan and Sudan. FREE

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17 AUGUST - 26 AUGUST

VISUAL ARTS //

THE INVISIBLES’ JOURNEY SHADOW OF DESIRE

In collaboration with Secour Catholique

Shadow of Desire is a beautifully intricate sculpture made from wood, metal and light symbolising Iranian culture and incorporating England’s Christian heritage. On behalf of all Iranians living in the UK, an artist originally from the city of Shiraz, now living in Leicester, has produced this work of art to celebrate the 92nd birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll.

This exhibition presents paintings, drawings and prints realised by migrants who took part in arts workshops organised and facilitated by the charity Secours Catholique at its day-centre in Calais. Exhibiting the artwork made by the exiled persons passing though Calais (600 people in December 2017) is to highlight the reality of their personal stories and their lives in transit.

by Anonymous Artist

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All Saints Church // 17-26 August 12pm - 2pm & 4pm - 6pm Monday-Fridays   10am - 5pm on Saturday & Sunday

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SATURDAY 18 AUGUST

FAMILY EVENTS //

FRIENDS OF LEICESTER AND LEICESTERSHIRE MUSEUM PRESENTS

NEW WALK MUSEUM TAKEOVER

New Walk Museum Takeover 11.30am - 4pm Join us as we take over New Walk Museum for a whole host of activities from drop in creative arts workshops to performances dotted in and around the building. Get creative or just relax and catch a show as Journeys Festival International hosts another fantastic free day of fun at the museum. FREE

Cookery Demonstrations with Soft Touch Arts 11am//12.45pm//2.15pm Ever wanted to watch a chef in action and learn to cook a dish you’ve never tried from another country? Register for one of our 1 hour cooking demos and see Soft Touch Arts’ chef Linton Magume work with 3 volunteer chefs to create dishes from around the world. You’ll also get the chance to sample the food and find out why the dishes are important to the chefs. Book onto 1 of 3 sessions by searching EVENTBRITE for ‘Soft Touch Cookery Demonstration’. FREE

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20 AUGUST - 24 AUGUST

FUTURE ALEPPO IN PARTNERSHIP WITH PHOENIX

COFFEE SHOP CONVERSATION MONDAY 20 AUGUST//2PM IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BRITISH RED CROSS Co-hosted by Alex Pearson, Creative Producer, from Future Aleppo and working with refugee members of British Red Cross’s Voices advocacy programme we will explore a range of topics affecting refugee and asylum seekers over free cups of tea and slices of cake. Booking required search EVENTBRITE for ‘Coffee Aleppo’. FREE

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DIGITAL ART //

Amongst the destruction of his beloved Aleppo, 13-year-old Mohammed Kteish resolved that he would rebuild the city – reconstructing the fallen landmarks first as paper models and then in virtual reality. Mohammed’s model of Aleppo will be on display at Phoenix, alongside the virtual reality installation - through which you can travel inside and experience the city as Mohammed remembers it. There will be free drop-in workshops alongside the installation where you can help build a new virtual city.

Monday 20 - Friday 24 August Monday - Thursday 11am - 4pm Friday until 9pm as part of Cultural Quarter Lates 10


21 AUGUST

ROOTS GROUP HIGHLIGHTS

OUR ROOTS GROUP SHARE THEIR FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS WITH US:

Rosemary from Nigeria

RECKONING WITH REFUGEEDOM

by Peter Gatrell in partnership with Manchester University

Join Professor Peter Gatrell, University of Manchester to discuss his new research project Reckoning with Refugeedom. Come along and find out how Journeys Festival International will be working with artists to respond to material to give a contemporary voice to historical stories of displacement and forced migration. Reckoning with Refugeedom is an AHRC funded collaborative research project. Hosted by University of Leicester as part of our drive to make our University, a University of Sanctuary, a place of welcome for refugees and asylum seekers. Booking required search EVENTBRITE for ‘Reckoning with Refugeedom’.

Tuesday 21 August 1pm-2pm at University of Leicester

“I am excited to see the Look Up: Stamp to Elsewhere, I love it when we get to see good art work around this amazing place.”

Manoj from India “I like the sound of the Wheeze machine performance, to see a show and get to play with the instrument sounds amazing.”

Cloud from Zimbabwe “For me, it’s Krar Collective, their amazing Ethiopian beats really are very good and I like to see music in the city centre.”

Deeb from Syria “I think it’s incredible that a 13 year old from my home country can create such incredible artwork and a new vision for his city, I am excited to see what Mohammed has made for Future Aleppo.”

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18 AUGUST - 26 AUGUST // JFI FILM PROGRAMME

JFI FILM PROGRAMME In partnership with Film Hub Midlands, Phoenix and Film Tramp Saturday 18 August //10.30am // Phoenix PADDINGTON (CERT. U) After a deadly earthquake destroys his home in the Peruvian rainforest, a young bear makes his way to England in search of a new home. Free: Please book at www.phoenix.org.uk/whats-on

Saturday 18 August //11.30am-4pm NEW WALK MUSEUM TAKEOVER A collection of animated children’s shorts, archives and documentaries including ‘No Place Like Home, ‘Melody Makers’ and ‘Seeking Refuge’ a BBC BAFTA-winning series of animated documentaries exploring the experiences young refugees and asylum seekers who are living in the UK.

Thursday 23 August 3pm-6pm // St Matthews Centre NO PLACE LIKE HOME (CERT. U) A collection of short films aimed at ages 4+. An adorable look at family. An owl seeking its mum meets friends along the way, a house goes looking for the family that left it to move to the city, and a dad reveals his talents in My Daddy’s Stinky Dancing Pants. Booking required search EVENTBRITE for ‘Pop Up St Matthews’.

Tuesday 21 August //6pm-9pm African Caribbean Centre THEY’LL HAVE TO KILL US FIRST: MALIAN MUSIC IN EXILE (CERT. 15) followed by a discussion led by Carol Leeming Music is the beating heart of Malian culture. But when Islamic hardliners took control of northern Mali in 2012, they enforced one of the harshest interpretations of sharia law in history and, crucially for Mali, they banned all forms of music. With a specially commissioned soundtrack from Mali’s most exciting artists, a score written by the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s Nick Zinner, They Will Have to Kill Us First leaps headfirst into a tale of courage in the face of conflict. Booking required search EVENTBRITE for ‘Malian Music in Exhile’. JOURNEYSFESTIVAL.COM

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18 AUGUST - 26 AUGUST

MOVING IMAGE//

Friday 24 August //1pm-4pm // Brite Centre MELODY MAKERS (CERT. U) Melody Makers is full of rhythms, rhymes, and sing-alongsongs. Featuring musical journeys with father and son in the folky Cookie-Tin Banjo, and Ichi, the world’s greatest one-man-band, teaches us the names of all the animals in Japanese in his new music video, Hippo +47. Booking required search EVENTBRITE for ‘Pop Up BRITE Centre’.

Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 August //121.30pm Jubilee Square and surrounding area FILM WORKSHOPS WITH PARANG Making marvellous mini movies with your mobile phones, the films captured from this roam around workshop will be edited and used in a public sharing later in the year. Booking required search EVENTBRITE for Parang's Film Workshops.

Saturday 25 August 7pm //Leicester Cathedral HUMAN FLOW (CERT. 12A) Artist, activist and director Ai Weiwei captures the global refugee crisis - the greatest human displacement since World War II – in this breathtakingly epic film journey HUMAN FLOW. Booking required search EVENTBRITE for Human Flow Leicester Cathedral.

Sunday 26 August 11am-4pm // BBC Radio Leicester POP-UP CINEMA

Sunday 26 August 7.40pm // Phoenix ANOTHER NEWS STORY (CERT. 12) followed by a panel discussion What happens when the news cameras turn off? Another News Story reveals the action behind the cameras of news teams tasked with reporting the refugee crisis and turning it into breaking news. Following the screening, Journeys Festival International will host a discussion on the topics raised in the film featuring panellists from local, national and international media. Tickets available from £6 please book at www.phoenix.org.uk/whats-on

Another chance to see ‘Seeking Refuge’ a BBC BAFTAwinning series of animated documentaries exploring the experiences young refugees and asylum seekers who are living in the UK. Audiences can also enjoy a collection of animated children’s shorts, including ‘No Place Like Home, ‘Melody Makers’. @JOURNEYSFEST // #JOURNEYSLEICS

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25 AUGUST - 26 AUGUST

JUBILEE SQUARE WEEKENDER Saturday 25 Sunday 26 August

A free festival weekend that celebrates influences and talent from around the world in one weekend. Jubilee Square will be transformed into a vibrant melting pot with a main stage of world music delights, hands-on artist led creative workshops, street theatre performances and parades influenced by every corner of the globe.

6 DEGREES COFFEE

TOAST BUSTERS

6 Degrees Coffee House, on London Road is a social enterprise set up to financially support the work of local Leicester charity, Open Hands Trust. The charity helps those in need including refugees and asylum seekers with clothes, food and furniture, as well as skills courses such as English lessons and selfesteem courses. At Journeys Festival International 6 Degrees will be serving delicious homemade cakes.

A social enterprise run by Soft Touch Arts in partnership with Leicestershire Red Cross. The project helps Refugees and Asylum Seeker to feel less isolated and make new friends by attending cooking sessions at the Soft Touch Arts kitchen at 50 New Walk. They share recipes and cook together using ingredients they get from foodbanks and cheap bowls of veg on sale at Leicester Market. All income from the street food stall goes back into keeping the project running. To find out more contact Christina Wigmore - chris@soft-touch.org.uk

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SATURDAY 25 AUGUST

PERFORMANCE //

VOICES PROCESSION & STREET THEATRE In collaboration with our European partners, Teatrul National Radu Stanca (Sibiu, Romania), Explora il Museo dei Bambini di Roma (Rome, Italy), Altonale GmbH (Hamburg, Germany) and CESIE (Palermo, Sicily), we are delighted to present VOICES, an international project exploring freedom and democracy. VOICES was made possible with funding from the European Union through Creative Europe. FREE

THE VISITOR: A PERFORMANCE PARADE BY SBC THEATRE WITH COMMUNITY PERFORMERS FROM ACROSS LEICESTER

Starts at 1pm from: New Walk Museum Square The Clock Tower The Cathedral Gardens Arrives at Jubilee Square for finale performance around 1.30pm An exciting visitor from a faraway land has come to visit us right here in Leicester, and it is our special mission to show them around! As we proudly show off the sights, sounds and smells of our world, our guest happily tells us tales @JOURNEYSFEST // #JOURNEYSLEICS

of theirs. We journey through the streets together in a cloud of colour and music, we bond, intertwine and are forever connected. When it is finally time for our new friend to leave we say our final goodbyes...but this is no ordinary goodbye! Join in our welcome parade with free creative and performance workshops:

29 July // 5 and 12 August 2pm-5pm // 20 – 24 August 5pm-7pm Leicester Secular Hall To register your interest or find out more information please email Laura@ArtReach.biz or search EVENTBRITE for VOICES PARADE - FREE THEATRE WORKSHOPS 017 17


SATURDAY 25 AUGUST

PERFORMANCE //

PERFORMANCES IN JUBILEE SQUARE

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WHEEZE: WINDS OF CHANGE By Parrabbola

Join in and make beautiful wind powered music with the Engineer and his friends. But what’s this? Here comes The Generalissima and her evil henchmen. They’re out to spoil the fun and are doing everything they can to stop everyone speaking and singing as they please. We need your help, if beautiful music is going to rise up into the air again.

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SATURDAY 25 AUGUST

PERFORMANCE //

ARTSTUDIO (ROME, ITALY) PRESENTS

ONE TABLE AND FIVE CHAIRS, OR ACTUALLY SIX

Performance by Riccardo Vannuccini Featuring Alba Bartoli, Maria Sandrelli, Valentina Lamorgese, Eva Grieco, Lars Rohm, Cedric Kasongo.

Freedom in a room with a table and a few chairs. We’ll see on stage a simple game of tables, chairs and equipment, a community game, played by people who must find a balance in living together. To a keen observer, those tables and chairs will turn into the boundaries of a world map where each time the guests’ rights and duties are redrawn.

Saturday 25 August // 2.30pm

PRODUCTION OF THE TEATRUL NATIONAL RADU STANCA (SIBIU, ROMANIA)

BEHIND THE WALL

FREE

Choreography & concept: Adriana Bârză-Cârstea Graphic artist: Dan Perjovschi Music: Claudiu Urse Dance-actor: Diana Fufezan Dance-actor: Ali Deac Behind the Wall combines street art, theatre, dance, and music, to debate and raise awareness of refugees in Europe through short monologues recreated in motion by two dancers. The performance has been developed based on thoughts, ideas, and feelings, from interviews with refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia and Romania.

PHOTO BY: PAUL BAILA

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FAMILY EVENT // MEET YOUR NEIGHBOUR

COFFEE SHOP CONVERSATION

ATTENBOROUGH ARTS CENTRE

ATTENBOROUGH ARTS CENTRE

In the run up to their new show touring into Attenborough Arts Centre, the magical Maison Foo are hosting a creative craft workshop this August as part of Journeys Festival International.

Join us at Jubilee Square for a walk around the Look Up exhibition at 5pm followed by our Coffee Shop Conversation at Attenborough Arts Centre. Free drinks and cake will accompany a chat with refugee members of British Red Cross’s Voices advocacy programme and we will explore a range of topics affecting refugees or asylum seekers. Booking required search EVENTBRITE for ‘Art walk and Coffee’.

You’re welcome you to pop along and help make a colourful community of birds with them. The workshop will be a relaxed and friendly space to meet new friends and share cultural stories whilst getting creative.

Sunday 19 August 11am-12pm//2pm-3pm Book FREE Places (Advanced booking is recommended due to limited capacity) at www2.le.ac.uk/hosted/attenborougharts FREE

Wednesday 22 August//5pm Jubilee Square

A THING MISLAID

ATTENBOROUGH ARTS CENTRE

Somewhere, on a nowhere road, you’ll find two lost souls. Running… Maison Foo return to Attenborough Arts Centre with its trademark style of visual storytelling, clowning and humour; this time the company also brings exciting new experiments in miniature puppetry and live camera. We’ll travel through cinematic worlds and surreal realities as we explore themes of migration, journey and home. During this performance, Maison Foo will be piloting Talking Birds’ Difference Engine to deliver live captions in English and Arabic. For more information visit www.maisonfoo.co.uk/refugeefriends

Sunday 21 October//7-8.10pm ACT 2: On the same evening Maison Foo will be working closely with Journeys Festival International to host ‘ACT 2’ A post show platform for refugee artists to share early ideas of new work in the making. We welcome audiences to stay and support the first pilot of this event. Unsuitable for under 10s. Book tickets on 0116 252 2455 or online https:// www2.le.ac.uk/hosted/attenborougharts

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SUNDAY 26 AUGUST

PERFORMANCE //

Sunday 26 August 11.15am, 12.45pm & 1.45pm

NEW ROUTES A musician and a storyteller arrive on a Kamishibai bike, they are nomadic travellers who gather stories from people scattered across the world. The bike is their home, a place that travels new routes, a place to store belongings from the past and a future yet to be lived. Through their words and music, travel to distant places and experience their collection of stories, Journey through the world without even leaving your seat. Co-creator and Co-director: Sameena Khan and Parmjit Sagoo Writer: Peter Rumney Designer: Sue Pyecroft Storyteller: Alex Kapila Musician: Tayo Akinbode New Routes is sponsored by Arts Council England and is in partnership with The Spark Arts for Children, ArtReach and Leicester Libraries. FREE

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SAFE PASSAGE THEATRE PERFORMANCE This performance has been created through workshops at Curve theatre and is written by Sir Michael Morpurgo who has worked with Safe Passage and the people of Leicester to present a short creative performance about Great Britain’s history with refugees. At the end of this short piece of theatre, representatives of the council will be asked about the commitments to the future of child refugees in Leicester. Please come and show your support. For more information go to www.journeysfestival.com/leicester

Sunday 26 August 4pm-4.30pm

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SUNDAY 26 AUGUST // MUSIC IN JUBILEE SQUARE

An evening of music with Haymanot Tesfa and Mudibu Amharic Singer, Haymanot Tesfa and Mudibu, a self taught Burundian guitarist team up to bring you two gigs in one night. Search EVENT BRITE for ‘Haymanot Tasfa & Mudibu’.

Friday 24 August Leicester Cathedral//6.30pm-8pm

LYDIA UNSUDIMI ARASH SABET Lydia Unsudimi is an ambitious 23 year old singer/songwriter, artist and founder of The I Love Me Project. The 2013 and 2014 winner of ‘Leicester’s Got Talent’ and ‘Leicester’s Most Talented 2017’ is now recognised as one of Leicester’s leading performers. She has performed for various events and prestigious venues across the country and has supported artists such as Rose Royce’s Gwen Dickey and Akala.

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A popular Sheffieldbased Iranian singersongwriter playing guitar & harmonica. Arash sings of human rights, love, respect and freedom in both the Farsi & Gilaki languages.

11.30am - 12pm

11am - 11.20am

SISTERS IN MBIRA

Millie & Jori treat us to a captivating performance of traditional Shona mbira and song with deep & rhythmic trance music from the spiritual heritage of Zimbabwe.

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SUNDAY 26 AUGUST

MUSIC // NELSON & FRIENDS

MIRO

Manchester International Roots Orchestra (MIRO) is a unique ensemble of musicians with roots from across the world. Its repertoire skilfully combines diverse musical influences from haunting Eastern European melodies, to the delicate textures of Middle Eastern percussion and vocals; through to soulful Sufi chants of South Asia, joyful African gospel – embracing rap, hip-hop, classical music and jazz along the way.

Nelson & Friends have gained a whispered reputation around London for their irresistible rhythms and captivating melodies, which makes it impossible for even the most reluctant dancer not to get up on their feet and move. Everywhere they go, they bring a positive atmosphere and make people dance.

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1.05pm - 1.50pm

KRAR COLLECTIVE Ethiopia’s Krar Collective perform dynamic and colourful traditional music from across one of Africa’s most diverse countries with a musical culture that is ancient and rich, reflecting its place as a meeting point between Africa and the Middle East. The result is a powerful mix of otherworldly grooves, hypnotic rhythms and exuberant expression.

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EVENT LISTINGS FRIDAY 17 AUGUST 2018: Suspended Leicester Cathedral//9am-12.45pm & 1.30-4.30pm Shadow of Desire & The Invisibles’ Journey All Saints Church LE1 4PH//12pm - 2pm & 4pm - 6pm SATURDAY 18 AUGUST 2018: Suspended Leicester Cathedral//9am-12.45pm & 1.30-4.30pm Shadow of Desire & The Invisibles’ Journey All Saints Church LE1 4PH//10am-5pm Paddington Phoenix, LE1 1TG 10.30am-12.15pm// Phoenix booking required Cookery Demos Soft Touch Arts//11-12 noon, 12.45 -1.45pm & 2.15 - 3.15pm EVENTBRITE ‘Soft Touch Cookery Demonstration’ Takeover New Walk Museum LE1 7EA // 11.30am - 4pm SUNDAY 19 AUGUST 2018: Suspended Leicester Cathedral, LE1 5FQ//12.30pm -2.30pm Shadow of Desire & The Invisibles’ Journey All Saints Church LE1 4PH//10am-5pm Meet Your Neighbour Attenborough Arts Centre, LE1 7HA 11am -12pm & 2pm - 3pm//Attenborough Arts booking Creative Workshop with, LOOK UP artist, Farhad Berahman Leicester Cathedral, LE1 5FQ//12.30pm -2.30pm MONDAY 20 AUGUST 2018: Suspended Leicester Cathedral//9am-12.45pm & 1.30-4.30pm Future Aleppo Phoenix, LE1 1TG//11am - 5pm Shadow of Desire & The Invisibles’ Journey All Saints Church LE1 4PH//12pm-2pm & 4pm-6pm Coffee Shop Conversation Phoenix, LE1 1TG 2pm - 4pm//EVENTBRITE ‘Coffee Aleppo’ The Visitor: Parade Workshops Leicester Secular Hall, LE1 1WB//5pm - 7pm//EVENTBRITE ‘Voices Parade’ TUESDAY 21 AUGUST 2018: Suspended Leicester Cathedral//9am-12.45pm & 1.30-4.30pm Future Aleppo Phoenix, LE1 1TG//11am - 5pm Shadow of Desire & The Invisibles’ Journey All Saints Church LE1 4PH//12pm-2pm & 4pm-6pm Reckoning with Refugeedom University of Leicester, LE1 7JA//1pm-2pm// EVENTBRITE ‘Reckoning with Refugeedom' The Visitor: Parade Workshops Leicester Secular Hall, LE1 1WB//5pm - 7pm//EVENTBRITE ‘Voices Parade' They’ll Have to Kill Us First Afro Caribbean Centre, LE2 0AU 6pm - 9pm//EVENTBRITE ‘Malian Music in Exhile’

WEDNESDAY 22 AUGUST 2018: Suspended Leicester Cathedral//9am-12.45pm & 1.30-4.30pm Future Aleppo Phoenix, LE1 1TG//11am - 4pm Shadow of Desire & The Invisibles’ Journey All Saints Church LE1 4PH//12pm-2pm & 4pm-6pm The Visitor: Parade Workshops Leicester Secular Hall, LE1 1WB//5pm - 7pm//EVENTBRITE ‘Voices Parade’ Look Up: Art walk and Coffee Shop Conversation Jubilee Square // 5pm-7pm// Attenborough Arts Centre// EVENTBRITE ‘Art walk and Coffee’ This Is Who I Am Leicester Cathedral, LE1 5FQ 7pm-8.30pm//Leicester Cathedral booking required. THURSDAY 23 AUGUST 2018: Suspended Leicester Cathedral//9am-12.45 & 1.30-4.30pm Future Aleppo Phoenix, LE1 1TG//11am - 4pm Shadow of Desire & The Invisibles’ Journey All Saints Church LE1 4PH//12pm-2pm & 4pm-6pm Pop Up Cinema St Matthews Centre, LE1 2PD 3pm-6pm//EVENTBRITE ‘Pop Up St Matthews’ The Visitor: Parade Workshops Leicester Secular Hall, LE1 1WB//5pm - 7pm//EVENTBRITE ‘Voices Parade’ FRIDAY 24 AUGUST 2018: Suspended Leicester Cathedral//9am-12.45 & 1.30-4.30pm Future Aleppo Phoenix, LE1 1TG//11am - 4pm Shadow of Desire & The Invisibles’ Journey All Saints Church LE1 4PH//12pm-2pm & 4pm-6pm Pop Up Cinema BRITE Centre LE3 1LE//1pm - 4pm EVENTBRITE ‘Pop Up BRITE Centre’ Future Aleppo for CQ Lates Phoenix, LE1 1TG//4pm - 9pm The Visitor: Parade Workshops Leicester Secular Hall, LE1 1WB //5pm - 7pm//EVENTBRITE ‘Voices Parade’ An evening of music with Haymanot Tesfa and Mudibu Leicester Cathedral, LE1 5FQ//6.30pm-9pm EVENTBRITE 'Haymanot Tesfa & Mudibu' SATURDAY 25 AUGUST 2018: Suspended Leicester Cathedral//9am-12.45 & 1.30-4.30pm Shadow of Desire & The Invisibles’ Journey All Saints Church LE1 4PH//10am - 5pm Wheeze: Winds of Change Jubilee Square 11.30am - 12pm & 2pm - 2.30pm VOICES Procession Jubilee Square//1pm - 2pm One table and five chairs…or actually six Jubilee Square//2.30pm -3pm Behind the Wall Jubilee Square//3pm -3.30pm Human Flow Jubilee Square//7pm-9.30pm SUNDAY 26 AUGUST 2018: Suspended Leicester Cathedral, LE1 5FQ//12.30 - 2.30pm Shadow of Desire & The Invisibles’ Journey All Saints Church LE1 4PH//10am - 5pm Weekender Music Stage Jubilee Square//11am- 4pm New Routes Jubilee Square//11.15am -11.40am, 12.45pm-1.10pm & 1.45pm - 2.10pm Weekender Activity Jubilee Square//11am -4pm Pop Up Cinema BBC Radio Leicester, LE1 5LB//11am - 4pm Safe Passage / Michael Morpurgo event Jubilee Square//4pm - 4.30pm Special Service St Nicholas’ Church //6.30pm - 8pm Another News Story Phoenix, LE1 1TG 7.40pm//Phoenix booking required LOOK UP all day, every day, from Friday 17 - Sunday 26 August

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Journeys Festival International - 2018  

17 August - 26 August 2018 A ten day programme of events that celebrate the artistic talents of refugee and asylum seeker artists, and explo...

Journeys Festival International - 2018  

17 August - 26 August 2018 A ten day programme of events that celebrate the artistic talents of refugee and asylum seeker artists, and explo...

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