Monday 22 January
2pm - 4pm
Workshops & Learning
Join Tom Green (Counterpoint Arts) to discuss and share aspects of practice when making work with and about refugees, migrants and diverse communities.
Tom Green will lead a session on the creation of artistic manifestos. What values, principles and aspirations drive your work? With an overview of the extensive research and development that underpins several recent theatre projects, including The Claim, and reflections on work to develop a manifesto for the Platforma arts & refugees network, this session will invite attendees to reflect on their own practice and develop their own personal manifesto.
Counterpoints Arts is a leading national organisation in the field of arts, migration and social change. Their mission is to support and produce the arts by and about migrants and refugees, seeking to ensure that their contributions are recognised and welcomed within British arts, history and culture. Central to that mission is belief in the ability of the arts to inspire social change and enhance inclusion & cultural integration of refugees & migrants. They work across all art forms and collaborate with a range of people and partners: artists, arts/cultural and educational organisations and civil society activists. They manage the Platforma network and Refugee Week. www.counterpointsarts.org.uk
A comically absurd and quietly shattering journey to the heart of our tolerant and fair society.
The Claim is on at Shoreditch Town Hall from Tuesday 16 - Friday 26 January at 7.45pm