Migrant Voices play - 8 June - Newcastle - FREE

Posted in Newcastle's blog on Mon, 22/05/2006 - 22:56,

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FREE theatre performance, Banner Theatre company's
MIGRANT VOICES - Thurs 8 June - 7pm
Moorside School, Beaconsfield St, Arthurs Hill, Newcastle

Hosted by Newcastle City Unison

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Migrant Voices: Touring in 2006

Migrant Voices explores the real-life experiences of asylum seekers and refugees in twenty-first century Britain – how they got here, why they came, and what they have found here.

Based on in-depth interviews with Iraqi Kurdish refugees and asylum seekers living in Salford, this show combines live music, drama and video to show some of the harsh realities behind the media myths about asylum seekers.

It shows people who have fled their homes to escape torture and
persecution only to find themselves the victims of racist abuse
and intimidation, with insecure and badly paid jobs and substandard living accommodation. The show draws the link between refugees living in Britain and British intervention in Third World countries and demonstrates powerfully that “they” are here because
“we” were there.

Migrant Voices interweaves Middle Eastern and British musical traditions and provides insight into the causes of the global instability that makes people into refugees. It presents an emotionally charged theatrical experience to set audiences thinking about the real reasons why people abandon their homes and families to seek refuge in the west.

www.bannertheatre.co.uk

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