We’re recruiting for our ROOTS groups in Leicester, Manchester and Portsmouth.

The Journeys Festival International ROOTS group are a team of people, from different backgrounds, that come together to learn about local arts and culture, experience creative workshops and events, and visit cultural venues.


Joining the ROOTS group can improve your CV or help develop your creative career.

Have you experienced forced migration, seeking asylum or have a migrant background, and would like to learn and share new skills?

Are you aged 18 or over and interested in culture and creativity?

Join the ROOTS group in your city to discover more about local and global arts and culture, have fun experiencing creative activities together, and spend time with a group of lovely people. There’s usually cake!

  • Free to join and costs are covered (travel expenses, event tickets, etc).

  • Meet with people from around the world.

  • Discover more about arts and culture.

  • Enjoy creative events and workshops together.

  • Experience local arts and culture.

  • Visit local cultural venues.

  • Contribute to a national arts festival.

  • Learn more about the culture in your area.

  • Meet creative people and professional artists.

  • Improve your CV and creative portfolio.

  • You do not need to be an artist to join the ROOTS group; you just need to have an interest in the cultural sector.

If this sounds like something you are interested in, we would love to hear from you!

Please send an email, before the 16th April, to the ROOTS group facilitator in your area:

Leicester please email:

Manchester please email:

Portsmouth please email:

In that email, include the following information please:

  • Name and age.

  • Why you’re interested in joining the ROOTS groups.

  • About you and your background.

  • Which city you live in.

  • When you are generally available for activities and meetings (Please mention days and approximate times of the week).



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