Refugee Week Festival at MAC @ Midlands Arts Centre - MAC, Birmingham [23 June]

Refugee Week Festival at MAC

12:00 - 18:30

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Midlands Arts Centre - MAC
mac birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, B12 9QH Birmingham, United Kingdom
A FREE Event For All The Family

With Live Performances from:

12.00pm — The Refugee Choir
Lizzy Cragg (Soprano with Birmingham Opera Company) leads the European Youth Music and the St. Chad’s Sanctuary Refugee Choirs

12.20pm — Layla Tutt (local singersongwriter)

12.50pm- Afro Mio (Lead by Ben Pathy — Angolan singer/songwriter)

2pm — Iryna Muha (Ukranian singer/songwriter)

2.30pm — Culture Dub Orchestra Quartet (World Roots Dub band with influences from all parts of the globe)

3.10pm — Hassan Salih Nour — (Sudanese Singer and Ood Player)

3.45 — Millicent Chapanda, Chartwell Dutiro & Anna Mudeka — (Mbira and Song from Zimbabwe)

4.20pm — Nifeco Costa — * Main Theatre *
(Singer / songwriter and guitarist from Guinea Bissau performs with his band Babock Jazz)

5.15 — 6.15pm — The Redeemed -* Main Theatre *
Founded by Didier Kisala, The Redeemed are a movement of youthful energy including singers, guitarists, dancers and drums. Hailing from the Democratic Republic of Congo their music reflects their heritage and a broad range of influences including Rumba, Sebene, Zouk, Jazz and Gospel.

Workshops: (All workshops are FREE but some require booking — please see details)

1.20pm -2pm — Drumming Workshop with Calvert Lawson (booking on the day)

1.20 — 2pm — Salsa Dance Workshop with Thomas Oflaherty (Foyle Studio) (booking on the day)

2.30-4.30pm — ARTconnects Workshop led by International Artist and Activist Salma Zulfiqar

Using Art and conversation to bring Refugees and host communities closer together to create
Community Peace Pictures (book your place via eventbrite)

Drop in Workshops throughout the day:

Kitemaking Workshop — Fahim

Arts & Crafts Workshop — Shelanu

Shelanu: Women's Craft Collective
Migrant and refugee women working with Craftspace to develop craft skills, confidence and well-being through social enterprise.

Shelanu, which means belonging to us, is a developing
social enterprise of migrant and refugee women producing high quality craft objects inspired by their new home, the city of Birmingham. They will be selling their Interlocking Stories and
Migrating Birds jewellery collections and their Birmingham souvenir range. Shelanu will also be running a Welcome Keyrings workshop. Come along to make your own
Birmingham keyring to take away with you.

Textile Workshop — Jane Thakoordin from ASIRT with the Artivistas

Face Painting

Plus Information Stalls and Activities for all the family

Celebrating sanctuary is supported by The National Lottery through ACE, The John Feeney Charitable Trust & The Cole Trust

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