Donation

Finding Home concert / Calais Children: A Case To Answer film screening

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Salvation Army

66 High Street

Thornton Heath

CR7 8LF

United Kingdom

View Map

Event description

Description

An evening in two parts: a screening of director Sue Clayton's award-winning film, Calais Children: A Case To Answer and Finding Home - a concert of songs, old and newly co-written for trio, string quartet and voice led by pianist/composer Kate Williams and vocalist/lyricist Georgia Mancio.


Calais Children is a moving and memorable example of filmmaking for legal and political change. As the unofficial refugee camp in Calais ('The Jungle') was set to be razed in October 2016, there were over 1900 unaccompanied minors stranded there - many of whom had a legal right to enter the UK. Sue Clayton fought to get these children recognised and their cases heard in time but when the government still refused, she and her legal team sued the UK Government in the High Court: this film is their powerful witness statement.

Calais Children Website

Watch Trailer


Finding Home has been described as a "sublime song cycle" by leading music magazine, Jazzwise, and awarded 4 stars by The Guardian. At its heart is a trilogy of new songs documenting the true stories of refugee children - either from The Jungle in those last days, or their perilous and inspiring journeys into and across Europe. Other songs include reworked classics from Chile, Brazil and the Great American Songbook and a focus on the natural world, loss, love and hope, performed to stunning effect by a highly acclaimed ensemble.

Finding Home Web Page

Listen to Finding Home Album





Illustration by Alban Low





Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Salvation Army

66 High Street

Thornton Heath

CR7 8LF

United Kingdom

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved