refugee Articles

Manchester Animation Festival 2021: Flee – A humanistic documentary on refugee experience

Manchester Animation Festival 2021: Flee – A humanistic documentary on refugee experience

Danish animated documentary is a therapeutic and cathartic story of an openly gay Afghan refugee
Opinion: We want to help … at our convenience

Opinion: We want to help … at our convenience

Alexander Seow explores how the Afghan crisis has exacerbated that of refugees, and asks if EU nations and the US can’t do more to help.
Review: As British as a Watermelon – TURN ON FEST

Review: As British as a Watermelon – TURN ON FEST

Claudia Langley reviews As British as a Watermelon at Hope Mill Theatre
Review: ‘The Channel’ in collaboration with Journeys Festival International

Review: ‘The Channel’ in collaboration with Journeys Festival International

Katie Hourigan reviews The Channel, an installation which is highlighting the stories of refugees
Preview: Pizza Shop Heroes

Preview: Pizza Shop Heroes

Phosphoros Theatre, a refugee theatre company, bring their new show to Manchester
‘Come Slowly-Eden!’: Why allotments matter

‘Come Slowly-Eden!’: Why allotments matter

Eva Gerretsen visits Growing Together, a volunteer run allotment providing stability to refugees and asylum seekers. She explores the benefits of home-growing for both the environment and personal health.
Be//Longing: Refugee Experiences

Be//Longing: Refugee Experiences

Encouraged to re-evaluate the proximity we all have with the struggles of refugees, Be//Longing breaks down the sense of detachment we feel from the refugee crisis through powerful performance

Global News

This week in global news

Escaping the stereotype: Gary Lineker and the refugee debate

Ex-England international footballer Gary Lineker has received much criticism from the press after having an opinion on the refugee crisis

Review: Black Mirror, Men Against Fire

A chilling look into the future of warfare in the third season of Black Mirror

Bitesize sport news

Bitesize this week looks at Andy Carroll’s run-in with burglars, Forest Green’s new wooden stadium, and the 2016 World Black Pudding Throwing Championships

The Graffiti Project

The global refugee crisis is brought to light in Manchester’s Journeys Festival

HOME Pick of the Week: Dheepan

Dheepan is the 2015 Palme D’Or-winning crime drama that tells a story that the media never did; Nadia Cheung reviews the film as it comes to HOME

Live: Massive Attack

Massive Attack hit the musical standard they’ve set for themselves, but leave the crowd uneasy with their heavy-handed activism

Straight-A* student denied student loan due to immigration status

Iraqi-born Hassan al-Sherbaz has lived in the UK half his life, attended both primary and secondary school in this country, but has been told he must pay full international fees if he wants to study Chemical Engineering at Imperial College

Afghan teen who “made the impossible possible”

Teenage refugee turns his survival story into a successful one.

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