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Performing (non)belonging and post-Brexit imaginaries

Tuesday 9 June at 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

The Migrant Dramaturgies Network is bringing together first-generation migrant theatre and performance makers based in Bristol and the South West for a one-day ideas’ exchange to meet, discuss and share perspectives on artistic and creative practices informed by migration to the UK. It will explore new ways of performing migration and forge exciting new collaborations. This participatory event will feature a performance workshop with Lara Parmiani (artistic director of LegalAliens International Theatre, London) and a set of discussions facilitated by theatre, migration and media scholars.


The event is FREE to attend, and we welcome everyone who is interested in migration and performing arts! Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Due to limited availability, please register HERE.


* Due to the ongoing pandemic, this event might be moved online. We will confirm details on 15 May.


For further information email:  the.migrant.institute.uk@gmail.com 


More about the project

This event forms part of an experimental research and performance project that brings together migrant theatre-makers and scholars from theatre, migration & mobility studies, environmental humanities and media studies from Bristol, the South West and London. We explore new forms of migrant representations and performance practices emerging from experiences of migration in the UK. We look at migratory identities in connection to (non)belonging to geographical and cultural spaces, to examine geopolitics of memory and translocal identities in performance.

Amidst increasingly polarised narratives of migration – where humanitarian and security narratives position migrants either as victims or threats to national security – we believe is important to shape better narratives in order to shape better policies. For this, our project opens new creative spaces for recognition: mapping, debating and sharing new perspectives via performance workshops, ideas exchange and debates.

The project is funded by the Brigstow Institute (Bristol).



Tuesday 9 June
10:00 am to 4:00 pm


Royal Fort House
University of Bristol
Bristol, BS8 1UH United Kingdom
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