Era of Reclamation: Refugee Tales at The British Museum

23 Jun 2022

Patience Agbabi (Refugee Tales), Hartwig Fischer, Bonnie Greer and Bishop of Dover, the Rt Revd Rose Hudson-Wilkin


Friday 23rd June | 18.30-20.00 | FREE Event


This year's Refugee Week explores the theme of 'healing’. In this latest Era of Reclamation conversation, series creators British Museum Director Hartwig Fischer and former Deputy Chair of Trustees Bonnie Greer are joined by special guests, British poet and performer Patience Agbabi and the Bishop of Dover, the Rt Revd Rose Hudson-Wilkin. They'll discuss resilience and the human ability to start again. They'll also explore how museums can be places of healing for refugees and asylum seekers. 

This event will include a special performance of Agbabi's poem The Refugee's Tale, which was written as part of the Refugee Tales project in 2015. 

Agbabi will talk about the collaborative process of writing the piece and the continued legacy of the project. The Rt Revd Rose Hudson-Wilkin will speak about her experience being on the frontline of receiving refugees at Dover and what we can learn about holding onto hope when faced with the unimaginable. The conversation will also look at how creativity, art and community can help in the healing process. 

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