Coffee Shop Conversations// 10 - 24 August


Hosted by some of the best independent coffee houses in Leicester, our Coffee Shop Conversations are an opportunity to discuss and exchange views with refugee and asylum seeker artists over the domestic ritual of coffee and cake. We want to encourage greater understanding, tolerance and ultimately greater community cohesion through these events and take a small step towards tackling the issues of isolation, misconception and alienation.

Come along to listen, discuss and share experiences... as well as enjoy delicious complimentary tea, coffee and cake.

ART & ACTIVISM

WED 17 AUGUST

10:30AM - 12NOON

ST.MARTIN'S TEA & COFFEE

2-6 ST MARTINS WALK, ST MARTIN'S SQUARE, LEICESTER LE1 5DG

How can we use art to challenge misconceptions of refugees and asylum seekers? Bojana Jankovic of performance company There There, a 50% Romanian and 50% Serbian performance company, will discuss their work - exploring themes of immigration, media representations and stereotypical identities.

YOUTH CULTURES

WED 24 AUGUST

10:30AM - 12NOON

PHOENIX CAFE

4 MIDLAND ST, LEICESTER LE1 1TG

How can we support the development of refugee and asylum seeking young people in Leicester? We invite influential Afghan refugee Gulwali Passarlay to share his experiences and achievements as a Youth Ambassador, TED x speaker, and published author of 'The Lightless Sky.'

CULTURAL FABRIC

WED 10 AUGUST

10:30AM - 12NOON

NEW WALK MUSEUM CAFE

53 NEW WALK, LEICESTER LE1 7EA

What significance do textiles hold to different cultures around the world? Cultural Fabric will focus on Syrian artist Mohamad Khayata's photographic series 'Stitching My Syria Back,' which features a traditional 'Madeh' patchwork quilt and the 'Connecting Cultures' project by award winning photographer Kajal Nisha Patel, who will lead the conversation.

Many thanks for the support from our venues: News Walk Museum Cafe, Phoenix Cafe and St. Martin's Tea & Coffee

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