The event brought awareness of immigration issues to light and especially the cultural benefits gained and the the struggle that many people face for freedom of thought, life, health and opportunity to contribute to their surrounding communities.
At the Templeworks buildings in Leeds, STAR hosted the exciting program of original installations, live performances and interactive workshops, all to celebrate the endless ways that you could (RE)present yourself on your own terms.
This was an event organised by Georgina Buchanan and his friends from STAR project which stands for Student Action for Refugees from Leeds University.
What went on?
- Swingin’ to the sensational sounds of Songo Drumming Project, Harry Orme, Jonny O’Donnell, Zozo band and many more
- Moving minds and unwinding words with Marianne Tuckman, Phoebe Ophelia Douthwaite, Izzy Brittain and Akeim Buck from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance
- Bulldozing boundaries with short films from up and coming graduates of the La Fémis film school in Paris, and discussions with No Borders Leeds
- Reworking representation with Leeor Ohayon Photography andSpokeswoman Collective
- Sculpting waste with The Real Junk Food Project…and getting a taste of their delicious food too!
and much much more!
It really was a stunning venue with great hospitality and lots of space to play and network. Temple Works, Marshall Street, Holbeck, Leeds LS11 9YJ on Sunday 30th March 2014.
The aim of this event was to encourage people to escape stereotypes and explore the different and exciting ways that we can all represent ourselves no matter where we’re from http://
To find out more about Immigration Représentation Festival 2014? Head to their website.