This Refugee Week (June 13-21), iceandfire is bringing Asylum Dialogues to seven cities across the UK in collaboration with pioneering movement, City of Sanctuary.
Help us to promote a culture of hospitality for those seeking sanctuary in the UK by coming along to a show near you and forwarding this eflyer on to all of your contacts.
Hope to see you at one of the performances around the country!
Asylum Dialogues, Scripted by Sonja Linden
“I honestly used to say – send ’em all home. They shouldn’t be here. It’s an English country. They take all our money. Then this woman turned up to clean my office and turned the world upside down.”
What happens when you meet someone who has fled their country to seek refuge in the UK? What happens when that person becomes your friend and needs your help? Drawn from real life conversations, Asylum Dialogues explores the everyday encounters between asylum seekers and British people, encouraging us to challenge our own preconceptions.
“We regularly hear about the terrible hostility that asylum seekers and refugees face. But we rarely hear the stories of British people who are standing shoulder to shoulder with those seeking sanctuary in the UK. Asylum Dialogues tells these inspirational stories and shows how small gestures of welcome can make a big difference.”
Juliet Stevenson (iceandfire patron)
Tickets for all shows are £6 and free for unwaged. Payment must be made in cash for performances which cannot be booked online.
SWANSEA – June 13 @ 6:30. Swansea Museum, Victoria Rd, Maritime Quarter, Swansea, SA1 1SN. No bookings required
NORWICH – June 16 @ 7:30. Norwich Playhouse, 42-58 St. Georges St, Norwich, NR3 1AB. To book: www.norwichplayhouse.co.uk
OXFORD – June 17 @ 7pm. Old Library, Oxford Town Hall, St Aldate’s, Oxford, OX1 1BX. No bookings required.
BRISTOL – June 18 @ 6pm.St Nicholas of Tolentino Church, Lawfords Gate, Bristol, BS5 0RE. No bookings required.
SHEFFIELD – June 18 @ 7pm.Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street, Sheffield, S1 2JD. No bookings required.
LEICESTER – June 19 @ 7.30pm.Curve Theatre, Rutland Street, Leicester, LE1 1SB. Bookings: www.curveonline.co.uk
LONDON – June 21 @ 7:30pm. New Players Theatre, Villers St, WC2N 6NG. Bookings: www.ticketweb.co.uk
Produced in conjunction with the national City of Sanctuary movement, which aims to build a culture of hospitality for people seeking sanctuary in the UK, www.cityofsanctuary.org.uk.
iceandfire explores human rights stories through performance. Asylum Dialogues is performed by members of their national outreach network, Actors for Human Rights, made up of over 300 professional actors dedicated to drawing public attention to a range of contemporary human rights concerns. The actors and musicians involved volunteer their performance skills and public profile to encourage public acceptance of human rights laws and principles and to give voice to people whose basic human rights have been violated.