Social Responsibility


Be // Longing theatre performance on migration and inequalities

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:23:00 BST

The University of Manchester’s Migration Lab researchers are collaborating with the award winning Take Back Theatre collective to explore migrants’ borders to belonging.

Hosted by Hope Mill Theatre in Ancoats, the immersive production will run from Tuesday 31 October to Saturday 4 November and will use installations, an exhibition, dance, music and video alongside scripted theatre to create an experience that will boldly address perceptions of migration and expose myths.

The performance aims to creatively engage the local community and refugee charities with the research of The University of Manchester’s Migration Lab and its Global Inequalities Research Beacon.

Take Back Theatre Collective features former Coronation Street actor Julie Hesmondhalgh, writer Becx Harrison and artist Grant Archer. Each performance begins at 7.30pm and will be followed by a Q&A session with University researchers from 9-10pm.

Hope Mill Theatre will be transformed to resemble the Calais jungle. After making a journey to the theatre, audience members will reach an arrivals area where their tickets will be checked and processed and they’ll cross the border to Be//Longing.

The University of Manchester’s Migration Lab is co-convened by the Global Development Institute and the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute. Its research topics cover diaspora and political engagement and look at refugees and self-reliance in urban settings.

Tue 31 October – Sat 4 November 2017, 7.30pm

Hope Mill Theatre, 113 Pollard St, Manchester M4 7JA.

£12.00 / £10.00 (proceeds will support local migration and refugee charities)

To book please click here or see www.hopemilltheatre.co.uk.

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