Close ☰
Menu ☰

Events

6th November, 2018

Playing With The Way We See Refugees

City UoL logo RGB DK1a

Event Details

Date:
6th November, 2018
Time:
18:30 - 21:00
Venue:
Performance Space
College Building
City, University of London
St John Street
London
EC1V 4PB
Price:
Free

A devastated country. Food shortages getting worse. Aid workers flying in – and celebrities shedding tears in refugee camps. We all recognise the familiar story of a humanitarian disaster in Africa. But what however if the situation were reversed – and it was Britain who needed aid?

This event uses current research being done at City University into how the media looks at asylum seekers and refugees, and aims to make us all think about our preconceptions about who we should give aid to, and what we think of those forced to leave their homes.

It consists of a short play, ‘Aid Memoir’, which was developed as part of a Royal Court Theatre playwriting group, and it imagines the UK in the grip of a humanitarian disaster, but where African aid workers come to the assistance of British refugees.

Afterwards there will be a panel discussion with the author Dr Glenda Cooper, researchers at City, journalists and aid agencies for you to challenge the issues raised and learn more about our current research.


Refine Results

  • Select date range (from/to)

Upcoming Events

TCCE

Dr @MarkGrayartfan asks where is knowledge exchange headed and reflects on the last years of policies around it. Read the blog here -> bit.ly/3zhQRuB

in association with