NEWS: PORTSMOUTH Coffee Shop Conversations

October 7, 2016

 

 

Coffee Shop Conversations are a unique opportunity within the Journeys Festival International programme of event, 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 dialogue 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 complimentary tea, coffee and cake.

 

 

#REFUGEES WELCOME: CITIZENS OF EUROPE

WEDS 12 OCTOBER

10:30AM - 12 NOON

AURORA, 40 ALBERT ROAD, SOUTHSEA PO5 2SJ

How can we share the stories and powerful experiences of refugees and asylum seekers in a European community? Join Look Up artist Nikos Papadopoulos, theatre-maker Evi Stamatiou and Dr. Nora Siklodi, University of Portsmouth, Lecturer in Politics & European Studies, in a discussion about movement in Europe, identity and citizenship.

 

 

YOUTH IMPACT 

MON 17 OCTOBER

10:30AM - 12 NOON

JAVALICIOUS COFFEE HOUSE, 83 - 86 KINGSTON ROAD, PO2 7DX

What are the effects of the refugee crisis on the children and young people involved? The British Red Cross share their experiences, and will be joined by Roni Cheesman, creator of pop-up theatre piece '10,000 Children...' which asks the question; Where are the 10,000 refugee children that are currently missing in Europe alone?

 

 

CONNECTING CULTURES 

WEDS 19 OCT

10:30AM - 12 NOON

GUILDHALL CAFE, GUILDHALL SQUARE PO1 2AB

Award winning author of critically acclaimed book 'HIDDEN,' featured in The Floating Library, Miriam Halahmy joins Rowshanara Reza, founder of Portsmouth's Chat over Chai to discuss ways in which diverse communities can unite and connect through shared interests and experiences.

 

 

There's no need to book for any of our Coffee Shop Conversations. The events are FREE.

 

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