One Day Without Us Birmingham

Ort Gallery & The Old Print Works  17 February 2018
6:00 pm

Hope Not Hate, Right2WorkUk, Near Neighbours & Ort Gallery present:
One Day Without Us Birmingham #1daywithoutus

Join us for a day to celebrate the contribution of migrants to the UK! Free event all welcome!

• Food from the Real Junk Food Project (6-7pm)
• Stalls from local charities and support groups for refugees and asylum seekers
• Speeches from activists and personal stories from migrants
• Performances of music and poetry
• Children’s Workshops with Femtinos
• Pop-up Portrait Studio with SomeCities (free of charge professional photographic portraits, printed while you wait)
• Stitch A Tree with Daily Thread (Connecting communities across the UK to show support for displaced people around the world, created pieces will later be arranged into a large embroidery by artist Alice Kettle to be displayed at the Whitworth in Manchester in September 2018)

Speeches & Stories by:
Ahmed Magare – artist and poet
Amina Atiq – poet and spoken word artist
Dave Stamp – runs ASIRT, an advocacy organisation working to support asylum-seekers & refugees
Nita Sanghera – academic and lecturer at Bournville College
Salma Zulfiqar – International Artist and Activist, Salma has also worked on humanitarian issues all over the world with the United Nations
…and more!

Performances by:
Ahmed Magare – see above
Amina Atiq – see above
Jaafer (Oud player)

If you have any questions please get in touch here: info@ortgallery.co.uk
Please email us if you would like to promote your support service or charity at the event! No charges.

We would like to say a big thank you to The Old Print Works for providing the venue and to Near Neighbours for their kind support!