Journeys Festival International
October 24 @ 12:00 pm - November 27 @ 4:30 pmFree
Join us as the Round Tower becomes an art gallery for Journeys Festival International. The festival celebrates the creative talent of exceptional refugee and asylum seeker artists and shares their experience through great art. The Festival takes place annually in the cities of Leicester, Manchester and Portsmouth. It explores the refugee experience through a whole range of free art activities including live music, hands-on artist-led workshops, theatre, performance, film, discussion, exhibitions, storytelling and pop-up events.
THE ROUND TOWER
Journeys Festival International aims to bring the talent of local, national and international refugee artists to the general public – creating a positive interface with the community. Activities will last between 18th-27th October throughout the city. A new art work by Manchester-based Mei Yuk Wong will be displayed in the Round Tower from 24th-27th October. The work shares the hidden voice of refugees in history and offers us the chance to consider their stories in relation to experiences today. The work responds to archive material from around the world that has been discovered by Reckoning with Refugeedom, a research project led by University of Manchester, Department of History.
COFFEE SHOP CONVERSATION: VOICES THROUGH TIME
Sunday 27th October
4.30pm – 6.00pm
The Canteen, Point Battery & Barracks, Broad Street PO1 2FS
Join artist Mei Yuk Wong for a discussion about her piece responding to the Reckoning with Refugeedom research project. The Round Tower will be open ahead of the event for participants to view the piece.
Tickets are FREE and can be booked at www.journeysfestival.com