Leicester Refugee Week Events

May 18, 2017




Monday 19th – Friday 23rd June, 10am – 5pm

Lightbox Gallery, LCB Depot, Rutland Street, Leicester LE1 1RE



Journeys Festival International present a pop up exhibition of the Migration Museum’s Call Me By My Name in the Lightbox Gallery. The exhibition will feature a replica refugee shelter, similar to those made to house refugees in the Calais ‘Jungle.’  Alongside this, striking photographs will give an insight into life in the refugee camp and the space will immerse you in the personal stories of those whose journeys led them to Calais.


Facebook Event: http://ow.ly/ru0D30bPEqg



In partnership with the British Red Cross

Monday 19th  June, 1 - 2pm

Grays Cafe, LCB Depot, Rutland Street, Leicester LE1 1RE


FREE, plus complimentary tea and coffee


Journeys Festival International and the British Red Cross invite you join a part performance, part open discussion to celebrate refugee week and the talents of refugees who now call Leicester ‘home.’ 


This will be an opportunity to find out about the reality of the refugee and asylum experience. Guests will include Singer-songwriter Ramelle Kabasele, a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo, now living in Leicester. Ramelle has worked on music with spoken word and hip hop artist Scroobius Pip and Parang Khezri, an award-winning film maker from Iran. 

The event will be co-chaired by Joseph Thurgate - British Red Cross, Refugee Service and Nicola Middler - Executive Producer, Journeys Festival International. 


Facebook Event: http://ow.ly/Qdgq30bPEsA





In partnership with Creative Coffee

Wednesday 21st June, 10am – 12noon

Lightbox Gallery, LCB Depot, Rutland Street, Leicester LE1 1RE


FREE, plus complimentary coffee and cake


Journeys Festival International invites you to share your thoughts and network over a free coffee and slice of cake. The discussion will be about Documenting Refugee and Asylum and the impact / benefits art and creativity can have on those who have had traumatic experiences.


The event will take place in the Lightbox gallery space, with the Migration Museum’s Call Me by My Name pop up exhibition giving a context for the discussion. Sue McAlpine, from the Migration Museum, and Mani Darjazi, a refugee artist who was in the ‘Jungle’ will both be guest speakers. The discussion will be chaired by Journeys Festival International’s very own Executive Producer Nicola Middler.


Facebook Event: http://ow.ly/7eZJ30bPEzA

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Journeys Festival International FULL festival comes to Leicester 21 August - 03 September.


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