Bearwood Gets Poetic for Refugee Week

IMG_6066 2Bearwood Action for Refugees are celebrating UK Refugee Week 2017 in style and inviting the whole community to join them. This Sunday, 25 June, in partnership with Agora Poetry, there will be a mammoth poetry slam, SLAMATHON, at Thimblemill Library, 2 – 7pm. It will be fun-packed for all ages with storytelling, comedy, poetry workshops, crafts and plenty to eat with a bring and share buffet. The event will be in aid of Aegean Solidarity Network and every penny raised will help support refugees in transit.

Last year Bearwood Action for Refugees celebrated Refugee Week with a music marathon, JAMATHON, but this year’s event will be all about words.  A poetry slam is a chance for poets to put their best poem forward and perform to an audience alongside other poets battling it out for the ultimate slam title. Performances are scored by guest poet judges including the acclaimed Casey Bailey and Aliyah Denton, on writing, performance, and fun categories relevant to the theme of the event.  There will also be a literary inspired auction with some amazing prizes donated by local artists, businesses and publishers that the audience can bid for, including theopportunity to have an original bespoke poem written, just for you!

Audiences will also have chance to view Anon on its final day of exhibition on 25 June at Thimblemill Library. The photographs by Maria Falcon and Paul Hill were taken in refugee camps in Greece last year and portray the reality of life for refugees in transit.15895228_10153995108511058_1880640015427609338_n

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