Migrants, Multiculture

The voice of the immigrants

The seventh event of the New Voices Festival, an annual celebration of music and culture from new communities will take place in London on 21 June.


Part of Refugee Week, this event will attempt to show the cultural contribution of various groups of immigrants in the East End of London, demonstrating the rich ethnic variety of this city.

The event will offer activities, workshops, live music from around the world and theatrical performances, which will allow visitors to learn more about immigrants, human rights and the cultures of different races.

The festival will include a photography exhibition devised by young refugees in collaboration with the world-renowned Italian photographer, Simona Aru.

The exhibition will allow visitors to learn the history of those young people who have been forced to seek asylum in the United Kingdom.

Visitors will also have the possibility to delve into the different key aspects surrounding immigration, thanks to various information points.

The event is being put on by Praxis Community Projects, an organisation committed to the security and wellbeing of vulnerable immigrants, due to itself being made up of refugees or asylum seekers in the United Kingdom.

The New Voices Festival will be held in conjunction with the V&A Museum of Childhood.

New Voices, which forms part of Refugee Week, a programme of arts, events and cultural and educational activities, will take place from 16-22 June across the United Kingdom.

The week is aimed at showing the contribution which refugees have made to this country and promoting a better understanding of the causes which lead people to become immigrants.

This year, Refugee Week will focus on children and young immigrants, celebrating the important role they play in our future, and recognising the resilience and determination which they show in restarting their lives far from home.

Date: 21 June.  Time: 12 pm-6 pm. Place: V&A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Rd, London E2 9PA. More information:  click here.

(Translated by Susan Seccombe – Email: ess.translations [at] gmail . com) – Photos: Pixabay

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