Please see below a list of events taking place in June and July which showcase the Life Stories in the Jungle short course
June 10: UEL civic engagement festival
UEL Stratford Campus
Photo exhibition from the course featuring Displaces photo project display by Life Stories students, Gideon Mendel and Crispen Hughes; and a panel discussion on ‘Responses to the refugee crisis’, introduced by Corinne Squire, Aura Lounasmaa, Cigdem Esin and Tim Hall, with Nira Yuval-Davies, Help Refugees, Art Refuge UK, and Matt Broomfield
The Barbican Conservatory 1pm
This critical celebration will examine the creative and urban culture which has emerged from refugee camps across Europe. It will bring together refugee artists, musicians, poets, chefs and builders with a programme of discussions taking place on multiple stages throughout the day.
Life Stories in the Jungle will showcase Displaces photo project and art from art workshop with women
June 22: “Different Pasts: Shared Futures” Showcasing UEL Initiatives Supporting Refugees
University of East London, Docklands Campus. Refugee Council Archive (Ground Floor, Library) and Room, 10am – 7pm
Organised in Conjunction with the Refugee Council Archive at UEL; the Centre for Narrative Research and the MA in Refugee Studies and Conflict Displacement and Human Security at UEL. Event for Refugee Week 2016. Mix of sessions to showcase the initiatives currently being undertaken by staff and students here at the University of East London to help support migrants and refugees and to showcase new projects and research to help promote and celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK, and encourages a better understanding between communities.
June 26: East End Film Festival
Location and time of screening to be confirmed
Film premiere of short film ‘The Bridge’, by two students of the Life Stories course about two Iranian refugees in the ‘Jungle’ followed by screening of an interview with the film makers and a Q&A by Skype
Spoken word session including some stories from Life Stories and poetry by refugee poets based in the UK, slide show of Displaces photo project
July 3: Panel at Refugee Tales opening Forum
Kent University, Keynes College 10am-8pm
presentation by Corinne Squire, Zimako Jones (by skype and film) and a poet who is a refugee. Podcasts of stories from the Life Stories course.
July 8 : Public event at Oral History Society conference
Roehampton University, William Morris lecture theatre at Whitelands College, London SW15 5PU, 5.30pm-7.30pm
This session will showcase material from the University of East London’s life stories course in the Calais ‘Jungle’ refugee camp. The event will include contributions from artists, photographers, poets and film makers and refugee artists and poets based in the UK