Friday, 5 July 2013

Ice and Fire

Moody by chandrika221

Really interesting day yesterday. I went to an AGM at a refugee and asylum organisation and they started off with an incredible theatre company called Ice and Fire (Facebook/Twitter).

ice&fire explores human rights stories through performance. We are a company with a distinct, contemporary voice creating work of excellence across our four work strands: production, outreach, education and participation. Founded in 2003 by Sonja Linden, the company sees theatre as the natural medium to communicate stories that make real and relevant the impact of human rights issues on our everyday lives: a dedicated space to explore and understand stories that are often passed over or ignored. Through active involvement with human rights themes we creatively respond to key issues affecting our society and the world beyond. 

They told the true stories of two women seeking asylum in the UK, one from the Cameroon and the other from Uganda. No props, no distractions. It was absolutely brilliant and hugely thought provoking.

If you get the chance to see them, do. Also, if you work in schools or colleges, a Council office, a community centre, or with asylum seekers, book them to come and deliver a performance or run a workshop.

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