Peace OUT

Peace OUT is a project exploring Peace and LGBTQ+ activism by The Peace Museum. Peace OUT explores campaigns for peace organised by LGBTQ+ groups and researches LGBTQ+  groups locally and their relation to peace as well as uncover stories of Bradford and West Yorkshire LGBTQ+ peacemakers and activists.

As part of this project, The Peace Museum present This Is Who I Am by ice&fire which presents first-hand accounts of LGBT+ people seeking asylum in the UK about their experiences in their own country and on arrival in the UK, addressing the particular challenges they face. These accounts are read by members of the Actors for Human Rights Network, an outreach project run by ice&fire who are a London based theatre company exploring human rights stories through performance.

Date: Thurs 21 February, 7.30pm

Tickets: Pay What You Decide

Box Office: 01274 303340

Book online: www.kalasangam.org/thisiswhoiam

This Is Who Is Am presents first-hand accounts of LGBT+ people seeking asylum in the UK about their experiences in their own country and on arrival in the UK, addressing the particular challenges they face. These accounts are read by members of the Actors for Human Rights Network, an outreach project run by ice&fire who are a London based theatre company exploring human rights stories through performance.

“Then they separated us. We tried to say no, we applied for asylum as a couple. They say we don’t have any civil evidence that we are a couple. And we’re like – how can we show you any civil evidence if homosexuality is forbidden in my country?”

– testimonial from This Is Who I Am.

This event is produced in partnership with The Peace Museum in Bradford and is presented at Kala Sangam on Thursday 21 February at 7.30pm, during LGBT History month 2019.

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This event will be chaired by Kala Sangam’s Creative Director Alex Croft and will be followed by a Q&A discussion. There will also be a short introduction to The Peace Museum and their Peace OUT project by project manager Rosanne Robertson.

Alex Croft, Creative Director of Kala Sangam said:

‘I’m delighted we’ve been able to work in partnership with The Peace Museum to bring such a significant piece of work to the city during LGBTQ+ History Month. As a venue in a city that is now home to many refugees and migrants, This Is Who I Am feels like a timely, important piece of work for us to be presenting on our stage.’

This Is Who I Am is one of Kala Sangam’s events this spring where audiences Pay What You Decide – which means theatregoers don’t have to pay anything until they have seen the show. Tickets are limited and are on sale now at www.kalasangam.org/thisiswhoiam or call the box office on 01274 303340.

 

For further details of the Peace OUT exhibition opening in our POP up gallery space keep an eye on this project page for updates and exhibition opening details.

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