Leicester Festival Guide

15 - 24 October 2021

Join us on the JOURNEY

Journeys Festival International is a festival taking place in Leicester, Manchester and Portsmouth, which for the first time will happen in each of the three cities at the same time from 15–24 October 2021.
 

This year’s programme includes an inspiring and powerful mix of visual and digital art exhibitions, virtual reality installations, performances, food gatherings, films and animations created by artists (and chefs!) from around the globe.

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Where There is Light

Where There is Light

by Squidsoup

15 - 24 October

Leicester Cathedral

Where There is Light is an immersive sound and light installation sharing the voices and stories of sanctuary-seeking communities from across the UK.

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Wonderland

Wonderland

by Mohammad Barrangi

15 - 24 October

Two Queens Gallery

Wonderland is an exhibition of new work by internationally renowned artist Mohammad Barrangi.

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Look Up

Look Up

by Various Artists

15 - 24 October

Across the city centre

Look Up is a series of new visual artworks displayed in public locations across Leicester, Manchester and Portsmouth.

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Journeys into Film

Journeys into Film

by Various Artists

18 October

Phoenix Cinema and Arts Centre

A rousing and reflective programme of short films made by filmmakers from sanctuary-seeking backgrounds.

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Graffiti Art and Protest in Iran

Graffiti Art and Protest in Iran

by Parham Ghalamdar and Steven Lake

22 - 24 October

Phoenix Cinema and Arts Centre

Take a virtual reality tour of a water tunnel in Iran that became a canvas for graffiti artists and a focal point for political and social protest.

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Your City Is A World In Its Own

Your City Is A World In Its Own

by Thomas Buckley

15 - 24 October

Online

Your City Is A World Of Its Own is an online space showcasing creative work by young people.

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Bloodland Embrace

Bloodland Embrace

by Majid Adin and Kalico Jack

21 - 23 October

Green Dragon Square

Bloodland Embrace, an exciting new animation and projection piece, features original artwork by Majid Adin and international collective Kalico Jack.

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Reckoning

Reckoning

by Akeim Toussaint Buck

22 October

Curve Theatre

A new performance which blends dance, spoken word and digital animation to depict the stories of generations of displaced people.

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Sounds of Sanctuary

Sounds of Sanctuary

by Momtaza Mehri and Addictive TV

Sounds of Sanctuary is a musical story sharing the journeys that the musicians experienced before making Europe their home.

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Tale of Tresses

Tale of Tresses

by Maral Mamaghanizadeh

15 - 23 October

The Gallery

A new film by artist Maral Mamaghanizadeh, exploring the stories of female migrants and refugees through dance, jewellery and costume.

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Zarafa (PG Film Screening)

Zarafa (PG Film Screening)

by Rémi Bezançon and Jean-Christophe Lie

24 October

Leicester Cathedral

A bold ten-year-old Sudanese boy befriends a young giraffe and a kind Bedouin, who takes them on a journey via a hot-air balloon.

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Support us on the Journey

Support us on the Journey

by ArtReach

15 - 24 October

Leicester, Manchester and Portsmouth

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