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Journeys Festival International: Events at the Whitworth

Journeys Festival International
4 - 14 October 2018

Journeys Festival International celebrates the creative talent of exceptional refugee and asylum seeker artists and shares the refugee experience through great art. For more information about the festival and it's programme of events across Manchester please visit the Journeys Festival website by clicking here


Journeys Festival International: Events at the Whitworth

Journeys Festival Launch Event
Thursday 4 October, 6-8pm
Free, no need to book

Journeys Festival International invites you to join us to celebrate the launch of our third city wide edition in Manchester at the Whitworth. Journeys Festival International are proud to be partnering with University of Manchester Department of History on a new 3-year project Reckoning with Refugeedom.

Join us to find out more about how this exciting project will develop. The event will also give you a first opportunity to see a newly commissioned installation by artist Matilda Glen, Crossing Borders, which explores people’s experiences of the border between Calais, France and the UK. Take Back Theatre will bring the installation to life with a reworked performance of Be//Longing.


Crossing Borders Discussion: Between There and Here
Wednesday 10 October, 3-4pm
Free, no need to book

Be part of Matilda Glen’s socially engaged artwork Crossing Borders.
Voice your opinions and listen to others discuss the humanitarian disaster of our generation, the refugee crisis and the role that the arts can have.
All taking place within the art work itself (weather permitting). 


Art Sundays Takeover
Journeys Festival International & Rethink Rebuild Art
Sunday 14 October, 11am-4pm
Free, no need to book

Journeys Festival International and Celebrating Syria have joined forces to bring you and your family a packed day of creative activities that celebrate many of the global cultures represented here in Manchester.

So, get crafty and build and fly your own kite, lean how to build a den in the park, try your hand at Syrian calligraphy and origami. Get moving with artist Hamzeh al Hussien from Mark of Hope Theatre for a performance and workshop. Live music from Music Action International who will be sharing work created in workshops with young people throughout the week.