Ikon Gallery Migrant Festival

Ikon Gallery & Slow Boat 

Sunday 17th June – Ikon Gallery Migrant Festival
Concert – Themba Mvula leads the European Youth Music and the St Chad’s Sanctuary Refugee Choirs
Yorks , 3pm – 3.30pm
To mark the start of Refugee Week (18-24 June), Ikon hosts performances by The European Youth Music Refugee Choir. Young refugees and asylum seekers make up the choir which will be accompanied by the St Chad’s Sanctuary Refugee Choir. Both choirs meet at St Chad’s Sanctuary with choral tutors Themba Mvula, Baritone and Lizzy Cragg, Soprano with Birmingham Opera.

Soapboxes & Riceboxes
Yorks Café at Ikon, 3.30–5.30pm – £6, includes a Yorks ricebox
Booking essential
Join us at Yorks for 20 quick-fire, soapbox presentations in response to Refugee
Week’s 20 Simple Acts campaign. Presenters include Mothership, Celebrating Sanctuary and Karis Neighbour Scheme. In 2018 Refugee Week celebrates 20 years (18-24 June). refugeeweek.org.uk


Wednesday 20 June

Ikon Gallery & Slow Boat

Meet the Artists
Private Show & Exhibition Launch
Performances by Kadialy Kouyate – 5.30 – 6pm – Slow Boat 8-8.40pm -Yorks Cafe – Ikon

Meet the artists – Celebrating Sanctuary
Wednesday 20 June
Slow Boat, 4–6pm, performance 5.30pm – FREE, drop in
Yorks, performance 8pm – FREE, drop in

Join us on the Slow Boat to hear more about our forthcoming festival and events, Millicent Chapanda & Ben Pathy talk about their forthcoming residencies, followed by a special performance by Senegalese kora player and singer Kadialy Kouyate. This event marks World Refugee Day and the opening of Francis Alÿs’ exhibition at Ikon.

Slow Boat, Brewmaster Bridge
Brindley Place, Birmingham B1 2JB
Yorks Cafe – Ikon
1 Oozells Square, Brindley Place, Birmingham B1 2HS

Ikon Gallery, 1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, Birmingham, B1 2HS 

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