For the first time in its history, Journeys Festival International (which normally takes place in the cities of Leicester, Manchester and Portsmouth), will be delivering its 2020 programme digitally, in order to react and adapt to the limitations placed on live performances due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
From 28th September – 18th October, the festival will explore different elements of the refugee experience, and living up to the festival name, will share artwork and events created by international artists who have sought sanctuary in Europe with a national and global audience.
Spanning across exhibitions, artist led creative workshops, a lively music program, film, performances and curated installations, alongside esteemed international artists and figures, the Festival will also be platforming young artists closer to home.
As part of its LIBERTY EU partnership ArtReach (producers of Journeys Festival International) has commissioned work specifically to respond to the theme of Freedom of Movement?, which feels especially pertinent as many beyond the refugee and asylum seeking community realise what it
means to have limitations and restrictions dictate their daily life through Covid-19. Curator Mandla Rae has carefully selected artists from across Europe and paired them to facilitate fruitful connections and creations with each other in a brand-new digital performance piece.
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