AKALA – RICHMIX, 19 JUNE
Akala, Katibeh Khamseh and Kayo Chingonyi at RichMix, Friday 19 June 2015
Akala has an eminent reputation, as a renowned MOBO award winning MC on the UK hip hop scene – but also as the founder of the Hip Hop Shakespeare Company which bridges together the themes and prose of Shakespeare with hip hop in education workshops for young people. Pushing radical politics, poetry, social awareness and activism to the fore, Akala is a modern day chronicler of the global struggle for equality. He weaves the history of Imperialism, race and poverty, immigration and social conditioning, shady politicians and the power of modern corporations. And when we talk about racism in our society we touch on everyday racism that affects those people who have arrived here to seek sanctuary.
V&A CHILDHOOD MUSEUM, 20TH JUNE
It’s your story too! – Refugee Week family event organised in partnership with the V&A Childhood Museum
20th June 2015 – 10am to 4.30pm
This event, marking Refugee Week and the World Refugee Day, will celebrate contributions refugees and migrants make to each of us and to the UK. We invite young people and the young at heart to join us and contribute to a fabulously fun programme by sharing their own stories, taking part in workshops and family and participatory activities, witnessing live performances, theatre, watching films, and learning about community projects.
REFUGEE WEEK AT SOUTHBANK CENTRE
Monday 15th June to Sunday 21st June
Counterpoints Arts, in partnership with Southbank Centre, marks this year’s Refugee Week and World Refugee Day with a series of events highlighting the many contributions refugees make in the UK.
STELLA CHIWESHE AT JUST FESTIVAL WESTMINSTER
Thursday, June 18, 8pm, St Mary le Strand, 136 Strand London, WC2R 1HH
Stella Rambisai Chiweshe is known The Queen of Mbira Music from Zimbabwe. In this rare London gig as part of a short UK tour celebrating Refugee Week (www.refugeeweek.org.uk) produced in association with Platforma (www.platforma.org.uk) and Konimusic (www.konimusic.co.uk) Stella will play and sing a range of her best loved songs.