Events

The Migrant Metropolis

Wed 14 September, 6:30 - 8:30pm

Autograph ABP, Rivington Place

London, UK

Free event, booking essential


An evening of film, photography, radio, theatre and debate on how the movement of people is shaping our city. 

Stories of arrival, belonging, struggle and longing that prompt us to reflect on what it takes to be an open and inclusive city, told by some of our favourite artists, writers and activists.

With the participation of:

Alia Syed, experimental filmmaker and artist. Alia's work proposes an ongoing investigation of the nature and role of language in intercultural communication, with a focus on borders and boundaries, translation and the trans-cultured self. 

Kavita Puri, Editor, BBC Our World. Presenter of BBC Radio 4's award-winning series Three Pounds in My Pocket, that tells the stories of the pioneering migrants who came to Britain from the Indian subcontinent in the 1950s and 1960s.

Anthony Lam, a photographic artist whose work examines and explores notions and (un)realities of boundaries and borders.

Rebecca Omonira-Oyekanmi, reporter and writer that exposes the impact of government policy on ordinary lives. Writer in residence Lacuna Magazine, shortlisted for the George Orwell Prize for Politcal Writing 2012 & 2015.

Amina Gichinga, Music educator and community activist with Take Back the City, former City & East London Assembly Take Back our City candidate. 

Ben Gidley, Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychosocial Studies, University of Birbeck. Ben's ethnographic research focuses on the question of how we live together with difference in urban settings. (TBC)

Inua Ellams,  award winning poet, playwright and performer. Identity, displacement and destiny are recurring themes in his work. 

There will be a drinks reception after the event to continue the conversation. 

This event is organised by Migrants Rights Network in partnership with Autograph ABP.

Additional Info

Venue
Autograph ABP
Rivington Place
London EC2A 3BA

The entrance is on the side of the building

We are located in the heart of Shoreditch, a short walk from Old Street, Liverpool Street and Shoreditch High Street stations.
Buses: 26, 43, 48, 55, 67, 149, 205, 242 and 271

Accessibility
Rivington Place is fully accessible, with a lift and step free access to all areas of the building.

Please phone ahead to book a disabled parking bay, or if you would like to discuss your access needs: 020 7749 1240.

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