Forced Migration and The Arts is an online series that brings together people with lived experience of forced migration, artists, activists and academics for conversation exploring questions around forced migration and the arts.The conversations take place in the evening on the last Thursday of each month.
A playlist of videos from conversations we have held so far is accessible here.
As part of the series, we would also like to explore topics that include (not limited to, and not necessarily in this order): refugee camps, internment camps, detention centres, museums and galleries, libraries and archives, decolonisation, community and participatory arts, theatre, music, poetry, creative writing, methodologies, theoretical and conceptual frameworks, the UK's minimum income requirement, visual art, fine art, street art, public art, film, Haiti, Lebanon, Syria, Afghanistan, Kenya, Libya, Venezuela, Mexico, Ukraine, and more.
Have you done any work around forced migration and the arts in any of these contexts? Did the work include people with lived experience of forced migration? Would you and the people you worked with like to speak as part of the series?
If yes, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know.
CivicLeicester is a community media channel that uses the arts, digital and print technologies and social media platforms like YouTube, Facebook and Twitter to highlight conversations.
The channel is unfunded and was set up after realising that, year in, year out, there were a lot of very significant activities and conversations taking place at a grassroots, community, national and international level that should be more visible but were not receiving any mainstream media coverage at all.
Books we have published include Welcome to Britain: An Anthology of Poems and Short Fiction (2023), Black Lives Matter: Poems for A New World (2020), and Bollocks to Brexit: An Anthology of Poems and Short Fiction (2019).
This post was updated on 29 April 2023 to include a list of some of the topics we would like to explore as part of the series.