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Good Chance's Encampment: Changing Attitudes To Refugees + Asylum Seekers

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Southbank Centre, South Bank

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Good Chance's Encampment: Changing Attitudes To Refugees + Asylum Seekers

Join a discussion about shifting attitudes concerning the refugee crisis

Having set up a temporary theatre of hope in the Calais refugee camp, Good Chance are delighted to be pitching their Dome on Festival Terrace at the Southbank Centre in London this summer. Presented by Good Chance Theatre in association with ice&fire, this talk is part of Encampment’s Nights of Hope – evenings of music and discussion that seek to reinvigorate the dialogue on displacement and asylum. Tonight’s talk is followed by music from Bashir Al-Gamar. The public response to refugees and asylum seekers has shifted back and forth over the course of the last year. In the UK and around the world, these attitudes continue to be conflicted and unstable. This discussion explores that changeability and uncertainty, addressing the range of possible repercussions and challenging us to take steps to reshape the future. The talk is chaired by Nazek Ramadan, director of Migrant Voice, and the speakers include Christine Bacon, director of ice&fire, and Tim Finch, head of migration at the Institute for Public Policy Research and chair of the migration and arts charity Counterpoints Arts. Poet, songwriter and composer Bashir Al-Gamar performs after the discussion. Born in Sudan in 1955, Al-Gamar came to the UK as a political refugee in 1993 after being imprisoned for writing his poem Patience on a Beach. Runtime: 6:30pm-9:30pm. This event is free and entry is on a first come first served basis, so it can't be guaranteed. We need your card details to store the event information in "My Tickets", but rest assured, we won't charge you a penny.

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