Refugee Tales 2020 - 3-5th July

5 Jul 2020 - 7.00PM

Refugee Tales is rooted in the work of charity 'Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group' that supports people held in immigration detention. Refugee Tales 2020 calls for 'A Future without Detention.' 

On 3, 4, 5 July we have a full programme of events: readings, talks, film, tales and music. Join us for the three FREE online evening events (7pm UK time) with tales and music in solidarity with those who have been indefinitely detained.

During the three days of Refugee Tales 2020 some people will choose to walk with us in solidarity according to country guidance at the time. It may be that where you are in the world you can only walk indoors at home, in your locality alone or in a small socially distanced group. Please see our website for details of all events over the three days.

3rd July:

  • NovelistPatrick Gale is host for the evening. 
  • Music is provided by bass player Liran Donin and '1000 Boats'. Hear their distinctive powerhouse groove in a new piece composed for Refugee Tales that will have it's premiere. 
  • Christy Lefteri (author of The Beekeeper of Aleppo) will read a new tale.

4th July:

  • Poet and educator, Raymond Antrobus is host for the evening. 
  • Music is provided by Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar; an award winning folk duo who combine powerful vocals, guitar and fiddle-playing to create their dynamic sound. 
  • The evening will also include a reading and a conversation with author Behrouz Boochani & Omid Tofigiani.

5th July:

  • Journalist, Aida Edemariam is host for the evening. 
  • Classical musician, Ibrahim Aziz will be providing exciting music as he plays the viola da gamba. 
  • Robert Macfarlane (author of Underland) will read a new tale.

Tickets are free via Eventbrite, registration is recommended.