A WARM WELCOME

by Jess Green (UK), James Chantry (UK) and Dimple Patel (UK).

15 - 30 AUGUST

FREE 

IN COLLABORATION WITH AFTER 18.

A Warm Welcome is an intergenerational project bringing together unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people with older and second generation refugees. Inspired by a letter written by Lord Dubs to newly arrived young refugees, the participants have worked with poet, Jess Green, to explore what they have learnt since arriving in the UK and what advice they’d give to new arrivals.


In collaboration with visual artist James Chantry, the participants have transformed these letters into posters that will be displayed in window spaces across Leicester City Centre.

The young people have also worked with Dimple Patel
to create recordings which will be shared here soon.


This exhibition can be seen at Curve theatre throughout the Festival and will be open for you to explore before and after both performances of Pizza Shop Heroes by Phosphoros Theatre.

Read more about: After 18

Read more about: Jess Green

Read more about: James Chantry

Read more about: Dimple Patel

TIMES AND LOCATION

Across the city.

Open all day.

Young refugees from After18 in conversation with artist Ruth Schwiening, who came to the UK from Germany on the Kindertransport in 1939. Ruth and her husband talk to the young people about their lives and the affinity they have for young refugees today.

Part of Journeys Festival International Leicester 2019.

Young people from After18 in conversation with Benjamin Abeles who was sent to England on the Kindertransport in 1938 from Czechoslovakia, when he was 14 years old. Ben went on to become a Physicist whose research in the 1960s in the USA on germanium-silicon alloys led to the technology used to power space probes such as the Voyager spacecraft. Ben was also one of a group of Kindertransport refugees who went to deliver a letter to Downing Street, urging the Government to welcome more child refugees to England under the Dubs scheme, to mark the 80th anniversary of the first Kindertransport train bringing children to England.
He also talks about the letters that his parents wrote to him after he came to London. Part of Journeys Festival International Leicester 2019.

3 poems written and read by Mohammed, Sukhina and Adella, Young refugees from After18 .
Part of Journeys Festival International Leicester 2019.

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