We’re continuing our 2017 Gardens of Refuge project with local refugees and asylum-seekers with workshops during May and into June.
Alongside that long-term project, we want to share three diverse and fascinating events in Tooting which celebrate refugees and migration:
To celebrate Refugee Week in June:
1. Queens of Syria – free film Sunday 18th June
We’re showing this thrilling and absorbing film about 50 Syrian refugee women joining together to prepare to perform an ancient Greek play about women and their families in war. It’s definitely NOT simply a ‘film of the play’ – it’s all about how the women explore telling their shared stories with passion and creativity. It’s a moving and positive film. Click here to see the flier, and save the date!
- Date: Sunday 18th June
- Timings: Doors open 4:00 pm for tea and samosas, film at 5:00.
- Venue: Mushkil Aasaan, 220 Upper Tooting Road, SW17 7EW
2. Midsummer Merriment with CARAS on Thursday 22nd June 22nd
Book now for CARAS’ comedy night in Tooting Market. The host will be Arthur Smith – the Night Mayor of Balham.
A third of the tickets have been sold already, here’s the link.
- Date: Thursday 22nd June
- Timings: 7:30 to 10:30
- Venue: Tooting Market, 21-23 Tooting High Street, SW17 0SN
Refugee Week is the annual festival which celebrates the contribution of refugees to the UK and encourages a better understanding between communities. We’ll share more & there’s online info here.
Plus: this New Union Flag event has already happened but it worth looking up the project online
3. The New Union Flag project at Tooting Market
Imagine what a British flag could look like if it reflected today’s multi-cultural society…
Artist Gil Mualem-Doron brought this participative project to Tooting Market as part of the Wandsworth Fringe. Here is the link to the project on facebook.
Gil is also took the project to Tara Arts on Sat May 20th.