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ImmigRANTS in Shoreditch deals with ‘complexities’ of the refugee crisis

PUBLISHED: 18:39 11 November 2015 | UPDATED: 18:39 11 November 2015

The 'Jungle' migrant camp in Calais

The 'Jungle' migrant camp in Calais

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A spoken word evening aims to challenge ‘misconstrued perceptions’ of the refugee crisis.

ImmigRANTS combines performances by four of the UK’s leading spoken word artists - Hollie McNish, Vanessa Kisuule, Anthony Anaxagorou and Inja - all of whom will perform newly-commissioned work.

There will also be a poetry performance by a group of young Hackney residents aged 14-18, who have taken part in a Refugee To Resident project with community group Focus For Life and the poets Nick Makoha and Dean Atta.

A spokesman from social event organiser Small Green Shoots, which is putting on the evening, said: “In the media, much of 2015 has been defined by the ongoing refugee crisis - whether that’s the rhetoric of UKIP, the Labour Party’s ‘Controls On Immigration’ mug, the columns of Katie Hopkins or the harrowing footage from Calais and the Mediterranean - so we developed these two projects to explore some of the complexities around the issues.”

The free event takes place at 7pm on Monday at 1 Rivington Place, Shoreditch, EC2A 3BA.

Register to attend at www.smallgreenshoots.co.uk/immigrants.


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