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Thornton Heath Arts Week presents the Wild Pictures documentary film “The Forgotten Children” in an evening to include talk and discussion about the migration crisis.
Scratchley Hall, 83 Brigstock Road, Thornton Heath, CR7 7JH
The Forgotten Children follows the heart-breaking stories of refugee orphans across Europe. Governments have moved many of the children into state run camps and closed the doors to journalists. This film gives a voice to the children and hears their disturbing stories of suffering and survival.
Contributors to the evening will include: a representative from Migrant Help, the charity working at Brigstock House, a hostel for asylum seekers in our community; Mitra Djalili, a singer and resident of Thornton Heath and refugee from Iran; the story of Barak a fifteen year old refugee from Syria as told to Georgia Mancio; and Ian Shaw talking on misunderstandings surrounding displacement (with emphasis on unaccompanied children in Europe) with a Q&A session. Since several of the contributors are singers there will also be some music too!
The evening is designed to be informative and to help toward a better understanding of the issues surrounding the migration crisis, especially in regards to children.
There will also be a collection for the charity Migrant Help’s destitution fund which helps asylum seekers emergency needs, and ideas for ways to contribute to help within the local community.
This is the most unlikely art event ever to be promoted in Thornton Heath… A theatre event about the life of Derek Jarman the indie film-maker who died in 1994 aged 52. The theatre group is called ‘Project Adorno’ – Theodor Adorno was a German critical theorist who died in 1969 and was part of the Frankfurt School before the Nazi’s shut it down. He was critical of the mass media and thought art was the only place where critical thinking was possible. Having read the Wikipedia pages linked above you’ll have all the background you need and probably much more, for all I know. The LIVE PERFORMANCE with original songs, films and stuff by Project Adorno is at Thornton Heath Library on Wednesday 11th February at 7pm to 9pm. Tickets are free to collect in person from the library. Go Get ’em! Oh, it is called “Jarman In Pieces”
Did anyone go? What was it like?
STONES OF CROYDON
Heath Collective is a group of visual artists living and working in Thornton Heath,
‘Heath Collective’ has emerged organically from the very first Thornton Heath Arts Week (THAW) which took place in the Summer of 2014. We were each unaware of one another’s existence in our local area until THAW brought us all together. We are surprised and delighted to have discovered each other and such a wealth of talent and enthusiasm right on our doorsteps. This has led to our first joint exhibition as ‘Heath Collective’.
Amongst us are painters, photographers, sculptors, filmmakers, textile and environmental artists.
On display here at Matthews Yard is a selection of work from the following artists: