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2016 proved really exciting!

Did you see the posters while you were about and about?

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Here are a selection of projects and activities that happened during theis year’s programme…

Africva Oye stall with Anna one of the many volunteers;

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Flashmob outside our good old friend St. Luke’s Church in town to kick off with including Hope Street Ltd performers and Liverpool Socialist Singers;

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The Boat by Ehsan and Jonathan at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital for a month long installation;

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Month long exhibition about migration, refugees and visual spaces in Toxteth by social sciences researchers at Edge Hill Uni held at the Black-E;

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BBC Radio Merseyside interview with Nesrin and family talking about their Creative Cafe Syrian food event;

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Liverpool Asylum Seeker and Refugee event;

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Exhibition for a full month in News From Nowehere Radical Bookshop window of a range of artists including Kurdish Syrian born Nairouz Hasbah, Photographers Howard Davies and Samuel Ivin and local refugee group Pod Collective;

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Workshops at St. Finbar’s School, Dingle with Photographer Howard Davies, Kurdish Syrian artist Rania and workshops support Nesrin and Ghena;

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One Latin Culture’s Creative Cafe event;

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Sizzle Stand Up & Song Careative Cafe event at St. Bride’s Church by ZEST;

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Month long online exhibition by Rania investigating the physical landscape changes in Syria since the war;

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Performance by Hope Street Limited ‘TENT’;

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Month long Tweet Poetry project by volunteers at SOLA ARTS and SOLA’s weekly drop-in art group for people from refugee backgrounds and the wider community  to share and connect through creativity;

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MRANG’s Creative Cafe Language & Food Sharing event;

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Wonderful womanhood in diversity project by Moving On With Life & Learning and SOLA ARTS;

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MPower People Arts Workshop;

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And the final event at the wonderful Grapes Cafe with Squash Nutrition and lots of lovely people;

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2015

Have a wee listen to Festival Co-ordinator Karen Wynne and FESTIVAL 31 artist Reagan Tesfemariam chatting to BBC’s Ngunan Adamu….

And check out BAY TV’s piece about the festival here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94kYsRIQjR8

Commisioned artists working in the studio 2015:
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Kids event and exhibition at Liverpool Central Library:

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Launch event at the Brink Liverpool:

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THE LEAVING AT THE BOMBED OUT CHURCH: 

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THE GRAPES COMMUNITY CAFE EVENT:

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FOOTPRINTS AT CENTRAL LIBRARY EVENT:
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ARTISTS WORK AT THE BOMBED OUT, ROTUNDA AND THE WELL:

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REVOLUTION IN ROJAVA EVENT:
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OTHER EVENTS: makers market, workshops, flashmob
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FESTIVAL 31 TWEET POETRY
just a handful of poems created by ESOL students
2 poems by Ioan Bejan
Sunny Day
Sunshine
In the morning
Takes you not to be boring
It makes you feel alive and shine
It’s light

Loneliness
I’m looking ahead
See no light and where it takes
Fear become a friend

A poem by Sofian Eswayah
Spring (Full poem)
Spring is coming
I’m the happiest person
Fresh air, cool weather
The sun will be very bright
The clouds are gone
The beautiful birds
Green grassy lands all the way
That is amazing
Large trees in the park
Surrounded with fresh flowers
Spring
Spring V2 (for Twitter)
Fresh air, cool weather
The sun will be very bright
The clouds are gone

3 poems by Max & Tess
Love is a peace and
The name of peace it is life
Vows and promises

Life feel
Dream incomplete
Some thoughts, few memories
Some love, fondest, few paths unwatched
Long for

Talk have
A taste but so
Words’ve lost effectiveness
All is this deceit as ups and downs
But fact

MANY THANKS TO ALL OUR PARTNERS, SPONSORS, COLLABORATORS, ARTISTS AND PARTICIPANTS IN THIS YEARS FESTIVAL 31! 

 

FESTIVAL 31 Video 2014

 

 

 

Documentation from Festival 31, 2014 edition! The creation of the video was made possible by support from Merseyside Expanding Horizons, and the work of videographer Nzimah Akpan.

If you wanna get involved with Festival 31′s 2016 edition in any way, get in touch!

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