Celebrating Refugee Week at The Pierian Centre
09 Jun 2006
The Pierian Centre is supporting Bristol’s National Refugee Week with a wealth of great events. It’s a “big week” at the Pierian Centre, spanning two week-ends and every week-day in between.
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The Pierian Centre is supporting Bristol’s National Refugee Week with a wealth of great events. It’s a “big week” at the Pierian Centre, spanning two week-ends and every week-day in between. The Centre is closing for all other business, and devoting themselves to nine days of celebrations that encompass art, food, film, dance, music, politics and war. The Exiled Journalists Network take the floor on Friday 23rd June. At 3pm and 7pm they show the short film “On the Receiving End” followed by a public debate on media representation of asylum & refugee issues. On Saturday 24th June at 2pm Ina Hume of Vanishing Rites presents an illustrated talk on Rape, Asylum, and Women’s demand for Peace. Ina is a Cultural Recording Artist and an advocate for indigenous rights at the UN. And at 5pm there’s a Candle Lighting Ceremony for Peace. Sunday 25th June is the last chance to view the exhibition, but in addition at 3pm there’s a screening of “Paralelo 36″ (Latitude 36), an extraordinary documentary-cum-fiction made by a group of refugees with Spanish director, Jose Luis Tirado. Latitude 36 runs through the Straits of Gibralter, and is the barrier separating “wet-backs” from the sanctuary and safety of Europe. Speaking about their forthcoming programme of events, June of The Pierian Centre said: ‘We’re proud of the range and richness of this programme — and we want as many people as possible to come and enjoy the events. You’re welcome to drop in to the Art Exhibition any time it’s open , but booking for specific events is strongly recommended. ’ All events are free and will take place at the Pierian Centre — and for bookings and further details contact 0117 924 4512 or email email@example.com. Photo: The stairwell inside the Pierian Centre© Pierian Centre
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