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Refugee Tales: changing the landscape, changing the language

BY AVRIL LOVELESS
@ VOL 13 ON JUN 18, 2019

Avril Loveless talks about her work with The Refugee Tales, a walk in solidarity with refugees and asylum seekers modelled on Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. They work with established writers to tell the tales of individuals who have experienced detention in the UK, and call for an end to indefinite detention.

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Lunar Perspective

BY ELOISE MALTBY MALAND
@ VOL 13 ON JUN 18, 2019

Eloise Maltby Maland initiates a discussion on our relationship to territory, belonging and otherness in her fascinating work. From the Lunar House to the Moon and back on Earth, she uses notions of space travel and satellite images to question the way we map, control and understand the space around us.

"Notions of space travel transport us away to look back and see the Earth from a new perspective. Looking up to the skies in order to return the gaze on ourselves, to understand and question the Earth, evoking ideas of territory and wonder."

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Mendelsohn

BY RON WOOD
@ VOL 13 ON JUN 18, 2019

Ron Wood, who is a volunteer at the De La Warr Pavilion, presents the work of one of the two architects behind the design of the building: Erich Mendelsohn.

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Children's Voices

BY FELICITY LAURENCE
@ VOL 13 ON JUN 18, 2019

Felicity Laurence delivers an inspiring presentation on the ways refugee children express their inner feelings through music and songwriting. She shares with us examples of the songs they wrote together, and the stories behind them.

"Long ago, I met some children who lived in Ethiopia. They had suffered war and famine. These children wrote pages, and pages and pages about their lives and their thoughts and they gave it to me. They wanted their stories to be heard."

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From Jordan to Hastings

BY CHLOE WHITE
@ VOL 13 ON JUN 18, 2019

Chloe White tells the stories of people who are on the margins of society in her documentaries. She shares with us memories from her travels, remembers the refugee families she met in Jordan and Greece, and talks about her experience as a buddy as part of the Hastings & Rother Refugee Buddy Project.

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From Hastings With Love, Portraiture as a process of self-discovery, creating identities and telling our stories

BY ROSSANA LEAL
@ VOL 13 ON JUN 18, 2019

Rossana Leal is the Director of the Hastings and Rother Refugee Buddying Project and WOMA Women of The Year 2019. She explores the role of portraiture and photography in creating our own stories, remembering the people we encountered and the places that saw us grow and evolve. 

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When words cannot express

BY KHADIJA KHAN
@ VOL 12 ON MAR 11, 2019

Following the tragic sudden death of her husband, Khadija Khan discovered her creative spirit through painting. She shares her story of grief and recovery along with a sequence of beautiful images she is making and exhibiting.

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Boozeup Behaviour for Drunken Dummies

BY ELLA CLARKE
@ VOL 12 ON MAR 11, 2019

Ella Clarke lays out the basic rules of proper etiquette in pubs, restaurants and other establishments which are licensed to sell alcoholic beverages. Based on her personal experiences gained working as bar staff, this witty and wise "dummies guide" is a sign of times.

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I'm Not A 15yr Old Boy

BY MARIE WHITE
@ VOL 12 ON MAR 11, 2019

Marie White shares her experiences as a young musician, and teacher and mentor with The Eggtooth Project. Don't be confused by her appearance, she is not a 15yr old boy! Marie's talent, sense of humour and fearlessness have taken her from gung-ho wedding singer to major record label deal.

“I’m now proud to say, people are singing my lyrics back to me”

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Bee Wise

BY KATHERINE O'BRIEN
@ VOL 12 ON MAR 11, 2019

Katharine O’Brien speaks about her passion for bees and all they contribute to the world.

“Learning to listen to the sound and signs of nature, I feel more in rhythm with the natural world around us!”

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How Music Has Shaped My Life

BY CAL MORGAN
@ VOL 12 ON MAR 11, 2019

Cal Morgan shares her story about her musical family and life, and overcoming anxiety and adversity.

"You are good enough! Even if you think you're not, even if you think you've failed... You are good enough!" 

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Still I Rise

BY EMMA MOLFORD
@ VOL 12 ON MAR 11, 2019

Emma Molford explores how women are portrayed in society.

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