Theatre Delicatessen, together with Southwark Refugee Response, are proud to present an exciting programme of events to celebrate Refugee Week 2017.
All events are FREE with a £5 suggested donation. Tickets are limited & advanced booking is highly recommended.
Saturday, 17th June, 12:00 – The Refugee Crisis is a Human Crisis: What can we do in Southwark? – tickets available here. The Refugee Crisis is a Human Crisis presented by Southwark Refugee Response, will launch the @HOME Festival at the Old Library, Theatre Delicatessen, which will run through Refugee Week 2017. An afternoon of discussion and films chaired by Giles Fraser, Parish Priest St Mary’s Newington and columnist for The Guardian.
Saturday, 17th June – Scratch Night of Home, curated by Theatre Deli – tickets available here. A night of new theatre about migration, inspired by real-life moments, true stories and wild imaginations, with a focus on immersive, experiential and non-traditional performances. All the companies involved base their work on refugees and migration issues and explore what home means to all of us. After the performances, join us at the Old Library Bar and carry on the conversation with the artists, in a friendly space for creative minds to meet.
Tuesday, 20th June, 19:30 – Labels, presented by Worklight Theatre – tickets available here. Worklight Theatre’s multi-award winning show is a funny, moving and honest story about mixed heritage and immigration. Charting a childhood in 90’s Devon, shifting political landscapes and global refugee crisis, the show uses comedy, storytelling and spoken word. Using humour and honesty, Labels offers a human story from multicultural Britain, and is touring internationally after an award-winning Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Australian tour, London transfer. Expect paper planes, racist romances and lots of sticky labels!
Wednesday, 21st June, 19:30 – Still Waiting, presented by Crew for Calais – tickets available here. A hundred handshakes in the Calais Refugee Camp. Performed by John Biddle, Dom Coyote and Loren O’Dair, Still Waiting draws on personal experience in the refugee camps of Calais and Greece, and material from the Refugee Rights Data Reports to show a version of events that simply didn’t exist in mainstream media. There will be music, facts, hopes and fears.
Thursday, 22nd June, 19:30 – Stories Retold (work in progress) & film screening of The Caraven – tickets available here. Stories Retold is a portable, immersive installation-based theatre piece that brings refugee and immigrant voices into conversation with British voices in the public sphere. It was devised as an R & D for this festival by a team of artists from a mix of refugee, migrant and native British backgrounds. Stories Retold is part of Theatre Delicatessen Artistic Residency Programme. Information about The Caravan can be found here
Friday, 23rd June, 19:30 – Unveiling – tickets available here. Unveiling is a show about the life of Cristina Celli—artistically known as Cristina La Flamenkita—a flamenco dancer based in London. This show will take you on a roller-coaster ride through the ups and downs of Cristina’s life, presented in the style of Tanztheater (Dance Theatre) with an emphasis on Flamenco and Butoh movements.
Saturday, 24th June, 12:00-14:00 – Family Cartoon Drawing with Evie Fridel – tickets available here. Illustrator Evie Fridel will be drawing family portraits! Come tell Evie about your family: how many are you? What do you like to do together? what is your favourite food at home? Where do you come from? Do you have pets? We will create an illustration of your family members and the portraits will be hanged our library wall to share the image of the different faces in our community.
Saturday, 24th June, 14:00-15:30 – What is Your Journey?, presented by Refugeewords – tickets available here. Games for children and adults with Katie-anna Whiting & Jess Hannigan-Jones. We invite participants to create an image of their journey/story using an array of found objects. All ages welcome.
Saturday, 24th June, throughout the day – Homelessness: voices from Dunkirk (street theatre performance), presented by Refugeewords – non-ticketed. Our actors are re-telling a verbatim account of the experiences of refugees we met at La Liniere camp, Dunkirk. We want to humanise their situation. In the words of the people we met “we are human just like you”. We all have our stories to tell.
Saturday, 24th June, 16:00-18:00 – Gaps in the Wall with Grassmarket Projected Morpheus – tickets available here. Charlie Wiseman and Jeremy Weller have worked worldwide with migrants and vulnerable, opening creative paths for the excluded. Meet a French man Francis who spends each spare moment helping the poor, an Iraqi comedian Nora and Arkadiusz from Poland with food from their countries.
Saturday, 24th June, 19:00 –The Story of Samia Omar (storytelling), presented by Vanessa Woolf (Storyteller) & Samra Said (Poet) – tickets available here. A performance of storytelling about the true story of Samia Omar, the Somalian runner who made it into the 2008 Beijing Olympics. A tragic story, yet full of motivation and empowerment.
Saturday, 24th June, 20:00 – @HOME Festival Closing Party – tickets available here. Join us for a party to celebrate the end of Refugee Week. Featuring exciting new bands from China, Nepal and a DJ set of Afro-Caribbean beats and Latin American music. Drinks & Snacks will be available at the Old Library bar.