Thursday 13 July


What's on Thursday 13 July 2017

Coat of Many Words

11.30am-1.30pm & 2.30 - 4.30pm

Liverpool Central Library | FREE

Through a series of workshops, including these open creative sessions at Liverpool Central Library, the Coat of Many Words project will weave together the personal memories, stories and experiences of members of migrant communities now living in Liverpool. Observe how these narratives are brought together to construct a unique garment, or share your own personal experiences and help craft the garment before it is exhibited at World Museum Liverpool.


As Far As My Fingertips Take Me

10.30am - 12.30pm & 2.30 - 4.30pm

Liverpool Central Library | FREE, booking required 

Devised by Tania El Khoury. Performed by: Basel Zaraa

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Tania El Khoury’s As far as my fingertips presents a conversation through a gallery wall between an audience member and a refugee. Through touch and sound, we share stories of people who have recently challenged border discrimination.

El Khoury creates interactive installations and performances in which the audience is an active collaborator.


Banthology: Literatures from Banned Countries

13 July 2017 7pm

Bluecoat | £5 / £4

With Zaher Omareen, Cristina Ali Farah and Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi. Chair TBC.

Tickets to this event are available here.

In January, President Donald Trump signed an executive order halting all refugee admissions for 120 days and temporarily barring entry to the US from seven Muslim-majority countries. Mass protests followed, and the order has since been blocked, revised and challenged by judges, politicians, activists and artists alike.

In association with Comma Press and the Poetry Translation Centre, this event brings together writers from some of the seven banned countries and asks what good is art in response to such times?

Zaher Omareen and Cristina Ali Farah will both be reading from, and discussing new work specially commissioned for Comma’s forthcoming anthology Banthology, featuring seven stories written directly in response to the travel ban. They will be joined by leading Arabic-language poet Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi, who will be reading from A Monkey at the Window, a major new collection that charts his evolution as a poet, from his Sudanese roots to his years of exile in the UK.

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