Migrant Voices is a play which explores the experiences of asylum seekers and refugees in 21st century Britain. Based on in-depth interviews with Iraqi Kurds living in Salford, the show combines live music, drama and video to depict some of the harsh realities behind the media myths.
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 housing. It also looks at the causes of the global instability that makes people into refugees.
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The play will be showing:
7pm, Thursday 8 June
Moorside School, Beaconsfield St, Arthurs Hill, Newcastle Admission free
Hosted by Newcastle City Unison
8pm, Monday 19 June
Library Theatre, Tudor Square, Sheffield. Admission £5/£2 unwaged/free to refugees and asylum-seekers. Sponsored by Campaign to Defend Asylum Seekers and others. Box office: 0114 273 4102.