our city, our home: Refugee festival is coming to Manchester

It’s festival season in Manchester and Refugee Festival is coming with events taking place across the country.

Our beautiful city is recovering from a brutal terrorist attack that took many lives including children’s.  People putting flowers in St. Anne’s Square, and Arena centre in memory of those who killed in the attack. It’s the time that brought people together, a sense of community that everybody is feeling these days.

Meanwhile, 2 massive suicide bombing in Iraq and Afghanistan killed many civilians, women and children among them. What an absurd world we live in!

Our City, Our Home, is a special event for Refugee Week, organised in conjunction with Manchester Refugee Support Network (MRSN) and Z-arts to celebrate the positive contribution that refugees make to the UK.

You can join the festival on 23 June from  4 pm – 8:30 pm. It is going to be an evening of live performances, food, music and dancing. Everyone of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to attend free of charge.

There will be plenty of activities and entertainment for all ages including:
– Children’s Workshops
– Face painting
– Henna
– Exploring culture through objects
– Jam session – bring along an instrument or borrow one of ours and join in with the music making

There will be a performance from Neda Naser as well as the premiere of new performance pieces. These will be created especially by our Artists in Residence.

I will be collaborating with the festival as an artist in residence to create a piece of poetry. Please share the news and let your friends know.  Here is a link to the event on Facebook for you to like and share if you wish:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1691900417491450/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%22108%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D

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