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Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Three diverse events in Tooting celebrating refugees and migration

We're continuing our 2017 Gardens of Refuge project with local refugees and asylum-seekers with workshops during May and into June.
Alongside that long-term project, we want to share three diverse and fascinating events in Tooting which celebrate refugees and migration:

1. The New Union Flag project at Tooting Market - on now
Imagine what a British flag could look like if it reflected today's multi-cultural society...
Artist Gil Mualem-Doron is bringing this participative project to Tooting Market as part of the Wandsworth Fringe, and he is there all day & every day this week - here's the timings.
Gil is also taking the project to Tara Arts on Sat May 20th.


Then, to celebrate Refugee Week in June:

2. Queens of Syria - free film Sunday 18th June

We're showing this thrilling and absorbing film about 50 Syrian refugee women joining together to prepare to perform an ancient Greek play about women and their families in war. It's definitely NOT a 'film of the play' - it's all about how the women explore telling their shared stories with passion and creativity. It's a moving and positive film. Click here for more information and save the date!
  • Date: Sunday 18th June
  • Timings: Doors open 4:00 pm for tea and samosas, film at 5:00.
  • Venue: Mushkil Aasaan, 220 Upper Tooting Road, SW17 7EW
3. Midsummer Merriment with CARAS on Thursday 22nd June 22nd
Book now for CARAS' comedy night in Tooting Market. The host will be Arthur Smith - the Night Mayor of Balham.
A third of the tickets have been sold already, here's the link.

  • Date: Thursday 22nd June
  • Timings: 7:30 to 10:30
  • Venue: Tooting Market, 21-23 Tooting High Street, SW17 0SN 


Refugee Week is the annual festival which celebrates the contribution of refugees to the UK and encourages a better understanding between communities. We'll share more & there's online info here.

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