“Curious About Creative Sanctuary” is a free panel discussion taking place as part of Journey’s Festival International, an annual arts festival that celebrates the creative talent of exceptional refugee and asylum seeker artists and shares the refugee experience through great art.
Aimed at teachers, artists and learning managers, this 1-hour discussion will consider how a whole-school approach to welcoming new arrivals can create a thriving community for everyone. It will take place on Tuesday 29 September, 4pm to 5pm. Register here to attend.
Creative processes have long been used to support refugee children and unaccompanied young people to be better included in education and there is much evidence of the positive impact on inclusions, wellbeing, learning and progression. There is also some evidence of the impact on the whole school, where creative approaches have been used in this way.
The panel discussion will be chaired by poet, journalist and photographer Ambrose Musiyiwa, with contributions from Janice Allen (Headteacher at Falinge High School), Music Action International and actor, writer and director Yusra Warsama. There will be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions.
This event is funded by Curious Minds and produced in partnership with Community Arts North West and ArtReach.