Refugee Friends

During the tour of our new show A Thing Mislaid we will be working with Derby Theatre and Derby Refugee Advice Centre to develop ways of making theatres more welcoming spaces to refugees and those currently seeking asylum. We will be hosting a range of additional events throughout Autumn 2018. They are a chance for people to make new friends, to meet surrounding communities and be creative. We’d love our audiences to get involved in one of the following events......

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Meet Your Neighbour

We're partnering up with Derby Theatre, Derby Refugee Advice Centre, Attenborough Arts Centre and Journeys Festival International to pilot two 'Meet Your Neighbour' events. A friendly space to meet new friends and share cultural stories with a foo creative twist.

 

Sunday August 19th: Meet Your Neighbour  - Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester

In the run up to our new show touring into Attenborough Arts Centre, we are hosting a creative craft workshop this August as part of Journeys festival.

We welcome you to come along and help make a colourful community of birds with us. The workshop will be a relaxed and friendly space to meet new friends and share cultural stories whilst getting creative.

Times: 11am – 12pm & 2pm – 3pm

Tickets: Book here

The workshop is aimed at adults but all are welcome

 

Saturday December 1st: Meet Your Neighbour - Derby Theatre

Maison Foo and our Derby Refugee Friends group will be taking over and transforming Derby Theatre's Bistro space into a cultural melting pot. A relaxing space, full of sights, sounds and rituals from around the world. We welcome all to come and relax, meet new friends, share stories, exchange traditions and eat together.

Times: TBC

Tickets: Free (BOOKING INFO COMING SOON)

All Welcome.

  A Thing Mislaid at Bite Size Showcase Warwick Arts Centre photo by Simon K Allen

 A Thing Mislaid at Bite Size Showcase Warwick Arts Centre photo by Simon K Allen

Live Captioning and Translations during the show...

During performances of A Thing Mislaid we will be piloting Talking Birds’ Difference Engine to deliver captions in English and Arabic; making the show more accessible for refugee communities as well as d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences.

For more information about the Talking Birds' difference engine click here

We will also be providing a written synopsis of the show in Arabic, Farsi, Kurdish and English for anyone who would find this helpful.

 Foo selfie: in rehearsals with our Refugee Steering Group

Foo selfie: in rehearsals with our Refugee Steering Group

ACT 2

We are working closely with Journeys Festival to host our first pilot of ‘ACT 2’.
A post show platform for refugee artists to share early ideas of new work in the making. We welcome audiences to stay after seeing our show ‘A Thing Mislaid’ at AAC and support this new exciting event.

Sunday October 21st: Attenborough Arts Centre

Time: 8.30 (after our performance of A Thing Mislaid)

Tickets: Free (if you have a ticket to see a thing mislaid you are invited to stay for Act 2)

(BOOKING INFO COMING SOON)

PARTNERS

This Scheme is supported by the Evan Cornish Foundation and Derby Theatre with advice and input from refugees and those currently seeking asylum, Derby Refugee Advice Centre, Derby Theatre, Journeys Festival, Attenborough Arts Centre and Talking Birds Theatre Company.

During this project we are excited to also be working with towards becoming a Theatre company of sanctuary with Derby City of Sanctuary