Posts Tagged ‘refugee’


Children’s stories can be a powerful way to raise big issues. There is something in the way that a child looks at the world, the innocence of what they see and the disbelief at the action of adults, that hits home the brutality of the lives that adults lead. Adrift, from Action Transport Theatre and… Continue Reading →

The Other

What I think is magnificent about Gaël Le Cornec’s ‘The Other’ at Z-Arts is that Mana – the child refugee she plays – holds on to her fairytale long after we have seen that she is living in a nightmare. Mana escapes from the Red-yellow planet on a shooting star, meeting a unicorn and a giant along… Continue Reading →

Edinburgh – History History History

During this performance of History History History, Deborah Pearson talks about how compassion and censorship have shaped our perception of history. She describes her grandfather who starred in the 1956 Hungarian film that plays behind her; she promised she would omit anything negative about him.  This is a film that has been censored, edited and… Continue Reading →

Journeys Festival Manchester

Journeys Festival showcases exceptional refugee and asylum artists across Manchester from 1-12 October. In St Ann’s Square a shipping container has been spray painted and showcases very personal and moving stories of what it is like to come to the UK.  One quote ‘I came here seeking freedom and human rights so that I might make… Continue Reading →

Little Sister

You know this is going to be fascinating, very visual and gritty as soon as you see the set.  A woman sits with a long rope twisted around her, a man’s hands are just visible in a bath of stones, a cello lies shattered on the ground, one body face down, another with his head in… Continue Reading →