Journeys Festival International Manchester

4 - 13 October 2019

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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

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

Full details: The Channel

 This Garden of Ours explores stories and links between the migration of plants and humans across the planet.

Full details: This Garden of Ours

 Join artist, Jessica El Mal, to explore themes from The Portico Library’s exhibition Second Nature, which considers how our concept of ‘nature’ influences our psychological and political relationships with the environment.

Full details: Common Daises

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

Full details: Reckoning with Refugeedom

A trilogy of comics based on testimonies taken from Syrian refugees seeking asylum in Scandinavia in July 2015. The three Syrians in the story (names changed for their protection) have now thankfully been given asylum.

Full details: A Perilous Journey

This comic illustrates the journey of Merha, who escapes the extreme hardship of conscription in Eritrea and crosses Africa and Europe to reach safety in the UK.

Full details: Fleeing into the Unknown

Join us in the Learning Studio to learn about Ebru, the traditional Turkish art of marbling and make your own art piece in response to your favourite works in the show. 

Full details: Ebru Marbling 

Come visit one of Manchester’s newest visual art spaces – home to 15 artists working in a variety of disciplines (painting, sculpture, jewellery, poetry, creative writing, filmmaking, photography, music, textiles and mixed media).

Full details: Open Studios

Parham Ghalamdar is a former member of ELF crew, which was one of the first graffiti collectives to emerge in the Middle East 15 years ago.

Full details: Graffiti and Protest in Iran







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