SAFE PASSAGE 'Imagine'
Curve Theatre and Sir Michael Morpurgo
A free performance of ‘Imagine’, a new piece by the award-winning author of War Horse, Sir Michael Morpurgo.
This performance has been created through workshops at Curve theatre and is written by Sir Michael Morpurgo who has worked with Safe Passage and the people of Leicester to present a short creative performance about Great Britain’s history with refugees.
'Imagine' commemorates the Kindertransport operation, when Britain rescued 10,000 Jewish children from Nazi Europe on the eve of WWII, and calls on the UK government to fund the resettlement of 10,000 child refugees over the next 10 years.
Organisers hope the powerful new piece will convince Leicester Council to offer places for unaccompanied child refugees resettled from Europe and conflict regions, if the government provides the funding.
This short performance is one of many being staged across the country, as local activists unite to persuade councils to make pledges as part of the national Our Turn campaign to resettle 10,000 children, headed by Kinder survivor Lord Alf Dubs and supported by the refugee charity Safe Passage.
At the end of this short piece of theatre, representatives of the council will be asked about the commitments to the future of child refugees in Leicester. Please come and show your support.