Global Kitchen Delights with Digital Refugee Week Special

In this blog post, Associate Producer Elaine Williamson, reflects on a busy Refugee Week and adapting the successful Global Kitchen format into an engaging digital event. As part of Refugee Week 2020, we hosted a live cook-a-long event online as part of our Global Kitchen programme; a global dining experience in your own home! For those that don't know, Global Kitchen is a collaborative project between Soft Touch Arts and Journeys Festival International Leicester that began in 2018. It welcomes sanctuary seekers from across Leicester to train in Soft Touch Arts’ Kitchen with chef Linton Magume, who is originally from Zimbabwe. Using recipes gathered from sanctuary seekers across the city, th

Black Lives Matter

A message from the ArtReach Board of Trustees At ArtReach (producers of Journeys Festival International) we stand with those around the world who are speaking out against injustice and racism, and at this particular time in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. For us this needs to go beyond a statement, or a social media campaign – we try to take action. We will continue to listen, and to be a platform for the voices of the artists from all communities. We will continue to learn through promoting education, discussion, providing opportunities that help bring about change, and by continuously reflecting how we, as an organisation, can do that more in the future. We will continue t

Chief Executive Officer Recruitment

Chief Executive Officer Salary £50,000 – £55,000 ArtReach ( is a dynamic Creative Producer and Cultural Development Agency with Arts Council England Band 2 NPO status. The organisation delivers a substantial portfolio of UK arts festivals, and provides high level consultancy support to a wide range of arts and cultural organisations (including Local Authorities). It has a turnover in excess of £1,000,000 and employs 15 members of staff across offices in Leicester, Manchester and Portsmouth. The main base is Leicester and the Midlands area will need to be the location base for a newly refined post of Chief Executive Officer. Our current team leader is moving on, to take up a

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