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London Migration Film Festival 2017 Opening Gala

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Migration Museum at The Workshop

26 Lambeth High Street

London

SE1 7AG

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The launch of LMFF 2017, organised by Migration Collective in partnership with The UN Migration Agency, IOM, UK, will include a number of acts at the intersection between migration and the arts, as well as representing a great networking opportunity.

ACT 1 - EXTRACTS FROM 'DEAR HOME OFFICE' AND 'DEAR HOME OFFICE: STILL PENDING'

by Phosphoros Theatre

Phosphoros Theatre is made up of 10 refugee and asylum-seeking young men from Afghanistan, Albania, Eritrea and Somalia who came to the UK on their own as children. The plays are based on the young men's real lives as they arrive to and live in the UK.

ACT 2 - DANCE PERFORMANCE BY THE NATASHAS PROJECT

The Natashas Project is an international contemporary dance/physical theatre company founded in 2013. Its aim is to use dance to inform and equip the public about human trafficking and modern slavery, and support survivors through creative means.

ACT 3 - PREMIERE OF STORIES UNTOLD

Stories Untold is a series of short films featuring London-based migrants, created by filmmakers Lara Singer and Sophie Williams, assisted by Regina Verner and in association with Migration Collective. After almost a year in development, and an extensive casting process, six diverse stories have been selected to help challenge the current rhetoric surrounding migration in a post-Brexit Britain. We are proud to share the final result in the Stories Untold world premiere.

ACT 4 - CHOIRS

Conducted by Matthew Watts

We will close the night with a powerful singing performance brought to us by New Mixed Up Chorus and Sing for Freedom Choir. The Mixed Up Chorus was founded in 2013 to bring people from different backgrounds, faiths and cultures together through music, while the Sing for Freedom Choir formed in 2016 and is made up of clients, volunteers and staff from the Freedom From Torture charity, based in Finsbury Park. The choirs will be singing from their own repertoire and then will perform a song together that they co-composed as part of the recent Singing our Lives project.

WHAT IF YOU GET HUNGRY..?

Worry not! Food will be catered by Welcome Kitchen, a group of friends from North London. They are refugees and exceptionally talented chefs from across Africa and Asia. While evoking memories for some and educating others - their eclectic feasts unite cultures and generations, celebrate heritage, offer employment, and feed action and community empowerment in their affiliated local projects. Welcome Kitchen will be present at the event selling their amazing food, and all the profits from food sale will remain with the chefs, who are currently deciding what delicacies to present you with.

We will be accompanied by several socially conscious stalls who will be displaying their work and ready to chat:

Birdsong

Chaigaram
Thraedable
Chatterbox
New Internationalist
TERN

The night will end with a dance flashmob organised by Speaker Box Street Party, and DJ Sheeb will accompany the night with his sounds.

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Migration Museum at The Workshop

26 Lambeth High Street

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SE1 7AG

United Kingdom

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