Journeys Festival International Leicester

15 - 30 August 2019

Explore the Festival quick links below, scroll down to discover the full programme listings for this year’s Festival. You can download and keep the full programme, use the event grid and filter by event type.

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Journeys Festival International Leicester's ROOTS group have worked with artists to produce artworks inspired by themes of home and identity.

Full details: Coming Home


Portrait of a City turns Leicester into an outdoor gallery featuring images of individuals representing Leicester's diverse community.

Full details: Portrait of a City

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Journeys Festival International is taking over the LCB depot's family fun day, Easy Saturday.

Full details: Easy Saturday

An exhibition of new work inspired by members of the Refugee and Asylum-seeker community sharing personal histories and culture.

Full details: Recovered Histories

A Warm Welcome is an intergenerational project in which participants are creating posters inspired by advice to their younger selves.

Full details: A Warm Welcome

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A family-friendly day of free arts activities, music and performance from around the world.

Full details: Journeys Through the Museum


A community theatre company working with refugees, asylum-seekers and settled community members have created a new performance and exhibition.

Full details: To and Fro


An exhibition of new work inspired by members of the Refugee and Asylum-seeker community sharing personal histories and culture.

Full details: Giles Duley Exhibit

When a group of friends find themselves caught between homes, they are confronted with tests, trials and magical creatures.

Full details: Routes

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Angels is a series of video portraits projected around the city, talking to us, by surprise, in the most unexpected places.

Full details: Angels


Jubilee Square will host a stage of global vibes and music talent, creative workshops and street for for everyone to enjoy.

Full details: Journeys Live

Come and join us in the Global Kitchen to sample culinary delights from different countries.

Full details: Global Kitchen

A unique exploration of masculinity and forced migration. Powerful, funny, resistant and revealing.

Full details: Pizza Shop Heroes


For six days, people in Leicester will be able to connect with people indefinitely detained in UK immigration removal centres via the phone box sculpture.

Full details: The Channel


Join us as we meander through the streets of Leicester with a gloriously colourful creation of fun, dance, music and song. 

Full details: Lives and Lemons

A new artwork by Mei Yuk Wong shares the hidden voice of refugees in history and offers us the chance to consider their stories.

Full details: Reckoning

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Enharmonic is a sound installation looking at different music traditions, and how music and culture can shape a person's identity.

Full details: Enharmonic


Live performance of an original composition written for the Ondes Martenot, piano and strings.

Full details: Enharmonic Live

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Stories of Sanctuary is an emotive and poignant show of original songs written and performed by those seeking sanctuary. 

Full details: Stories of Sanctuary

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Join us for the Festival's closing party as we take over the LCB Depot's ever popular #LastFriday event.

Full details: #LastFriday

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A college professor and father of two, seeks political asylum in France after fleeing civil war but his hopes for his family's future lie with the authorities' decision. 

Full details: A Season in France

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Sharon Walia's feature documentary tells the stories of volunteer rescuers who have stepped in where governments have held back.

Full details: The Movement

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As immigration officer Wendy investigates Haile's reason for seeking asylum, we follow him on his perilous 5000km journey to safety in the UK.

Full details: The Flood


A young Peruvian bear with a passion for all things British travels to London in search of a home. And so his adventures begin!

Full details: Paddington

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A haunting 360-degree animation, written and narrated by Khaled Hosseini (The Kite Runner) with a father and son reflecting on their life in Syria.  

Full details: Sea Prayer

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We're taking our VR Cinema to the Journeys Festival Closing Party at LCB Depot's Last Friday event, showing a selection of Virtual Reality films.

Full details: Phoenix VR







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