We are delighted to invite you to Brighton & Hove Refugee Week launching event at SEAS – Socially Engaged Art Salon, in collaboration with Sanctuary on Sea and EuroMerNet. The event will include the launch SEAS’ Refugee Week exhibition, art presentations, short films, live music and a short art workshop. This is a family event and a safe space for all. The event will take place on Zoom Saturday, June 20th 15:00-17:00
15:00 – 15:15: ELLIS, a short film by JR, with Robert De Niro, written by Eric Roth. https://vimeo.com/215458539
15:15 A moment silence for remembering those who lost their lives in the way for safety and freedom and an Introduction to Refugee Week by Richard Williams, Sanctuary on Sea
15:20 Imagine – a short address by the Mayor of Brighton & Hove, Councillor Alan Robins
15:30 Message in a Bottle – Presentation, Q&A – A participatory art project by Jane Lancashire & Dr. Gil Mualem-Doron in collaboration with Migrant English Project, International Women’s Group, Enthum House, The Hummingbird Young Leaders, International Women’s Day event, Unity Yoga Lewes, volunteer rescuers in the Mediterranean Sea plus residents from Lewes and Kingston. The presentation will include a workshop and an exclusive view of part of this ongoing project.
Jane Lancashire’s presentation of Message In a Bottle can be view in the recorded zoom event video above, on seas exhibition page https://seasbrighton.com/2020/05/23/message-in-bottle-on-going-participatory-project/ and on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/2020messageinabottle/
15:45 A short film documenting the experience of a single mother refugee under Covid19 lockdown by Beimnet Tatek Gebrekidan and The Museum of Ordinary People.
15:50 A short film commissioned by Best Foot Video, created by Adam Punzano, Beatriz Machado & Haodi Zheng from Sussex University about the Brighton’s Syrian renowned musicians Jamal and Alaa. The video can be viewed here: https://www.bestfootmusic.net/
16:00 Live Lebanese music performance by Sunny and Tia Shehab.
16:20 Message in a Bottle – reading of the workshop’s postcards
16:40 Look beyond borders, a short film by Amnesty International https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Z68P9Gc77A