A PLATFORM FOR PARTICIPATION & PERFORMANCE
The unusual, cocoon-like main space held talks around the subject of sanctuary with leading voices in the field such as Maurice Wren, CEO of Refugee Council and the London representative of the UN High Commission for Refugees, Rolland Schilling. Transforming into an intimate music venue, the "Embassy" hosted desert blues band Etran Finatawa from Niger, provocative poet Hollie McNish, singer Sarah Yaseen and a collaboration between Sam Carter and Lucky Moyo.
“FLIGHT” ART INSTALLATION
Alongside the events, a flock of butterflies inhabited the smaller structure, artworks delicately crafted from maps by students from Capital City Academy. Natasha Reid worked with the arts-led school, which receives a high proportion of refugee children, to develop the “Flight” workshop for thirty year 8 and 9 students.
Above photos: Louis Leeson www.louisleeson.com